Period
to 20 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 20 March 2019 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 - 38
Rank change year-on-year - +38 +30
Contract jobs citing ISEB 8 0 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.04% - 3.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.62% - 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 12
Lancashire median daily rate £319 - £350
10th Percentile £300 - £250
90th Percentile £409 - £486
North West median daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +3.85% +1.56% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £50.00
North West median hourly rate £52.00 - £50.00

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 Lancashire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Lancashire
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 173 173 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 22.58% 34.60% 37.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 108 112
Lancashire median daily rate £475 £441 £453
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.65% -2.49% +13.13%
10th Percentile £300 £307 £303
90th Percentile £650 £638 £609
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 46
Lancashire median hourly rate £37.11 £39.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.84% -8.24% +6.25%
10th Percentile £20.60 £10.00 £30.73
90th Percentile £44.50 £50.00 £53.00
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year - -9.68% +6.11%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Lancashire

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Lancashire

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Lancashire

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 20 March 2019. 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
Chorley - 3 £300 - 2
Preston - 2 £425 -
Skelmersdale - 2 - -
ISEB
North West

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (62.50%) JIRA
3 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (37.50%) XML
3 3 (37.50%) CRM
3 3 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (37.50%) Billing
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (25.00%) FTP
4 2 (25.00%) HTTP
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) FTP
1 2 (25.00%) HTTP
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) JIRA
2 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (37.50%) Billing
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Billing Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Software Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Unix
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) CRM
2 3 (37.50%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (37.50%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) PMI Certification
2 1 (12.50%) PMP
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (12.50%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) VMware