Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 90 101
Rank change year-on-year +11 +11 -42
Contract jobs citing ISEB 11 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.82% 0.61% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.34% 3.77% 3.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 8
Cheshire median daily rate £304 £240 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.43% -31.36% -2.10%
10th Percentile £224 £229 £296
90th Percentile £372 £358 £389
North West median daily rate £319 £325 £364
% change year-on-year -1.92% -10.71% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £34.00 £43.43
% change year-on-year - -21.71% +12.00%

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 contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 206 239 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.34% 16.09% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 153 183
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £216 £163 £275
90th Percentile £548 £675 £638
North West median daily rate £400 £423 £400
% change year-on-year -5.33% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 29
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +21.18% -0.97%
10th Percentile £15.84 £14.43 £15.92
90th Percentile £33.00 £78.75 £27.50
North West median hourly rate £38.13 £26.25 £30.52
% change year-on-year +45.24% -13.99% +45.33%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +6 3 £280 +16.55%
Warrington +20 2 £363 +11.54%
Widnes - 1 £300 -
ISEB
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Unix
2 6 (54.55%) HP
2 6 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) MCSE
3 5 (45.45%) MCSA
3 5 (45.45%) Banking
3 5 (45.45%) Fortinet
3 5 (45.45%) Performance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Time Management
4 4 (36.36%) JMeter
4 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (36.36%) VBScript
4 4 (36.36%) VB
4 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
4 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 4 (36.36%) HP UFT
4 4 (36.36%) C#
4 4 (36.36%) Java
4 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
5 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting

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 1 (9.09%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
1 1 (9.09%) LDAP
1 1 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
1 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Oracle Database
2 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (9.09%) DB2
3 1 (9.09%) MySQL
3 1 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) HP UFT
1 4 (36.36%) JMeter
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (45.45%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Local Government
2 1 (9.09%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Banking Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Security Officer
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Test Data Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) CESG
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Unix
2 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 1 (9.09%) AIX
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Test Automation
3 5 (45.45%) Performance Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Time Management
4 4 (36.36%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (36.36%) System Integration Testing
5 3 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Migration
6 2 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 2 (18.18%) System Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 2 (18.18%) Test Strategy
7 1 (9.09%) Defect Management
7 1 (9.09%) ETL
7 1 (9.09%) Information Security
7 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Manual Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
1 4 (36.36%) Java
1 4 (36.36%) VB
1 4 (36.36%) VB.NET
1 4 (36.36%) VBScript
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) MCSA
1 5 (45.45%) MCSE
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (27.27%) ISTQB
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) HP
2 5 (45.45%) Fortinet
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Juniper
3 1 (9.09%) McAfee
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft