The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 77 69
Rank change year-on-year +24 -8  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 5 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.79% 0.43% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.10% 1.85% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Median daily rate £356 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.06% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £263 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £460 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £14.68 £19.94
% change year-on-year +172.57% -26.40%  

ISEB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 98 216 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.41% 23.48% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 136 76
Median daily rate £325 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.52% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £305 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 2 20
Median hourly rate £55.00 £47.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.78% +193.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.47 £35.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.50 £59.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £29.75 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.24% +23.34%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Cheshire

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISEB in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Cheshire

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Cheshire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +25 3 £363 -23.68%
Chester +16 1 £295 -15.71%
ISEB
North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 5 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (26.67%) LDAP
4 4 (26.67%) ETL
4 4 (26.67%) LAN
4 4 (26.67%) WAN
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) Juniper
4 4 (26.67%) SAN
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (26.67%) AIX
4 4 (26.67%) Unix
4 4 (26.67%) IIS
4 4 (26.67%) Web Services
4 4 (26.67%) ITIL
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco
4 4 (26.67%) Firewall
4 4 (26.67%) Information Security Management
4 4 (26.67%) Security Management
4 4 (26.67%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Validation
4 4 (26.67%) Migration
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) Clustering
4 4 (26.67%) Information Security
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) GitHub
2 1 (6.67%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
1 4 (26.67%) LDAP
1 4 (26.67%) Reverse Proxy
1 4 (26.67%) SAN
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) HTTP
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (26.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (20.00%) Gatling
1 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
1 3 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) JMeter
2 1 (6.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (6.67%) Toad
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
1 4 (26.67%) Local Government
2 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Security Officer
3 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) QA Engineer
4 3 (20.00%) Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Banking Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Business Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) SQL Data Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Test Data Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Testing Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Agile Business Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Systems Tester
6 1 (6.67%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
2 1 (6.67%) RESTful
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Clustering
1 4 (26.67%) PKI
2 3 (20.00%) CESG
2 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) AIX
2 4 (26.67%) Unix
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) ETL
2 4 (26.67%) Information Security
2 4 (26.67%) Information Security Management
2 4 (26.67%) Integration Testing
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 4 (26.67%) Performance Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Scrum
2 4 (26.67%) Security Management
2 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
2 4 (26.67%) Validation
3 3 (20.00%) Kanban
3 3 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 3 (20.00%) System Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (26.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (20.00%) SCOM
1 3 (20.00%) SmoothWall
2 1 (6.67%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
2 4 (26.67%) Juniper
3 3 (20.00%) McAfee
4 2 (13.33%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) Apple
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle