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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 41 69 64
Rank change year-on-year +28 -5  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 10 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.89% 1.23% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.49% 4.76% 4.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 4
Median daily rate £276 £320 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.82% -24.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £315 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £446 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% +9.14%  

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 87 252 174
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 16.45% 25.87% 21.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 111 92
Median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.71% +84.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £17.30 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.38 £44.00 £49.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.25% +77.77%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Cheshire over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Cheshire

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
Chester - 7 £275 - 1
Warrington +21 1 £277 -13.59%
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Data Protection Act
2 7 (38.89%) Data Protection
2 7 (38.89%) Data Privacy
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Web Services
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL
5 3 (16.67%) LAN
5 3 (16.67%) WAN
5 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 3 (16.67%) Juniper
5 3 (16.67%) SAN
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (16.67%) Java
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 3 (16.67%) IIS
5 3 (16.67%) Unix
5 3 (16.67%) Windows
5 3 (16.67%) AIX
5 3 (16.67%) LDAP
5 3 (16.67%) Clustering
5 3 (16.67%) Information Security
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) Firewall
5 3 (16.67%) Information Security Management
5 3 (16.67%) Security Management

ISEB
Top Related 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 3 (16.67%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) Confluence
3 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) GitHub
2 1 (5.56%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
1 3 (16.67%) LAN
1 3 (16.67%) LDAP
1 3 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
1 3 (16.67%) SAN
1 3 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 3 (16.67%) Gatling
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 3 (16.67%) Selenium
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) JMeter
3 1 (5.56%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.56%) Toad
General
1 11 (61.11%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
2 3 (16.67%) Local Government
3 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Business Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) QA Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Security Officer
3 2 (11.11%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Data Protection Officer
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Banking Business Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) RESTful
2 1 (5.56%) SOAP
2 1 (5.56%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (16.67%) Clustering
2 3 (16.67%) PKI
3 2 (11.11%) CESG
3 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.56%) N-Tier
4 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) AIX
1 3 (16.67%) Unix
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Data Privacy
1 7 (38.89%) Data Protection
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
4 3 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Information Security
4 3 (16.67%) Information Security Management
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Kanban
4 3 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Migration
4 3 (16.67%) Security Management
5 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.11%) Time Management
5 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Change Management
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) C
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CBAP
1 1 (5.56%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCOM
1 2 (11.11%) SmoothWall
2 1 (5.56%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) Citrix
2 3 (16.67%) Juniper
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Intel Security
4 1 (5.56%) Apple
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle