The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 April 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)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 35 33
Rank change year-on-year +19 -2  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 8 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 6.61% 1.03% 1.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 50.00% 6.06% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 2
Median daily rate £275 £288 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.43% -23.26%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.13 £38.65 £17.69
% change year-on-year +14.18% +118.45%  

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 Chester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Chester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16 33 35
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 13.22% 17.01% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 25 20
Median daily rate £275 £305 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.83% -23.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £245 £332
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.57% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £18.68 - £19.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% +55.55%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Chester

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Chester region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (42.86%) Data Protection
2 6 (42.86%) Data Privacy
3 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Unix
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) AIX
4 3 (21.43%) LDAP
4 3 (21.43%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) IIS
4 3 (21.43%) LAN
4 3 (21.43%) WAN
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
4 3 (21.43%) Information Security Management
4 3 (21.43%) Security Management
4 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Juniper
4 3 (21.43%) SAN
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (21.43%) Intel Security
4 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 3 (21.43%) Scrum
4 3 (21.43%) Clustering

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (21.43%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
1 3 (21.43%) LDAP
1 3 (21.43%) Reverse Proxy
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MongoDB
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Cucumber
1 3 (21.43%) Gatling
1 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
1 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) JMeter
2 1 (7.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (7.14%) Toad
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Local Government
3 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) QA Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Security Officer
3 2 (14.29%) Banking Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Data Protection Officer
3 2 (14.29%) Tester
3 2 (14.29%) Testing Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) RESTful
2 1 (7.14%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (21.43%) CESG
2 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 3 (21.43%) Management Information System
2 3 (21.43%) PKI
3 1 (7.14%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) AIX
1 3 (21.43%) Unix
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Data Privacy
1 6 (42.86%) Data Protection
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Exploratory Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security
2 3 (21.43%) Information Security Management
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Kanban
2 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
2 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Scrum
2 3 (21.43%) Security Management
3 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 2 (14.29%) Time Management
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) API Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCOM
1 3 (21.43%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco
1 3 (21.43%) Citrix
1 3 (21.43%) Intel Security
1 3 (21.43%) Juniper
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle