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 3 months to 29 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)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 45 33
Rank change year-on-year +11 -12  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 6 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.05% 0.45% 3.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.72% 1.40% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Median daily rate £250 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Median hourly rate £48.75 - £19.94
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 - £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.10 - £42.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.13 £38.65 £18.88
% change year-on-year +14.18% +104.68%  

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 Lancashire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 127 143 154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 43.34% 31.85% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 85 69
Median daily rate £450 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £259 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £675 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.57% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 11 22
Median hourly rate £42.50 £35.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.71% -4.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £48.50
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 Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 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

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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

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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 3 months to 29 April 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
Blackpool +24 2 £250 -
Preston - 2 - -
ISEB
North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 10 (52.63%) Business Process Modelling
2 9 (47.37%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
3 8 (42.11%) IIBA
3 8 (42.11%) CBAP
3 8 (42.11%) Business Analysis
4 6 (31.58%) Asset Management
4 6 (31.58%) QA
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (26.32%) Use Case
5 5 (26.32%) Marketing
5 5 (26.32%) Email Marketing
5 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (26.32%) CRM
5 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
5 5 (26.32%) Project Management
5 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
5 5 (26.32%) Single Customer View
5 5 (26.32%) PMO
6 4 (21.05%) BDD
6 4 (21.05%) Change Control
6 4 (21.05%) HP UFT
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) TDD
6 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
6 4 (21.05%) Selenium
7 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
7 3 (15.79%) Software Testing

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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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.79%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (26.32%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) HP UFT
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.26%) Sahi
3 1 (5.26%) WATIR
General
1 5 (26.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Analyst
2 12 (63.16%) Business Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) CRM Analyst
3 5 (26.32%) CRM Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Asset Management Business Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Business Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Data Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Documentation Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior QA Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Software Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Business Process Modelling
2 9 (47.37%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (42.11%) Business Analysis
4 6 (31.58%) Asset Management
5 5 (26.32%) CRM
5 5 (26.32%) Email Marketing
5 5 (26.32%) PRINCE2
5 5 (26.32%) Project Management
5 5 (26.32%) Single Customer View
5 5 (26.32%) Test Scripting
5 5 (26.32%) Use Case
6 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (21.05%) BDD
6 4 (21.05%) Change Control
6 4 (21.05%) TDD
6 4 (21.05%) Test Automation
7 3 (15.79%) Defect Management
7 3 (15.79%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
2 1 (5.26%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 8 (42.11%) CBAP
2 8 (42.11%) IIBA
3 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) ISTQB
5 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (31.58%) QA
2 5 (26.32%) PMO
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle