The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
North West / Manchester
Rank 76 83 65
Rank change year-on-year +7 -18  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 12 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.92% 1.01% 1.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.83% 7.29% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 11
Median daily rate £325 £356 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.77% +29.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £518 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £373 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +6.42% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Manchester.

Academic & Professional Certification
Manchester
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 206 247 235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.79% 13.91% 14.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 124 115
Median daily rate £405 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £175 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £680 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £51.00 £48.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +220.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Manchester

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Manchester over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Manchester

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 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
Bolton -7 1 £345 +21.58%
Salford - 1 £160 - 1
ISEB
North West

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 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 Manchester region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (27.03%) ITIL
4 9 (24.32%) Change Management
4 9 (24.32%) Project Management
5 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2
5 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
6 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
6 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management
6 7 (18.92%) Service Delivery
6 7 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (16.22%) BDD
7 6 (16.22%) Service Management
7 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
7 6 (16.22%) Release Management
7 6 (16.22%) TDD
8 5 (13.51%) QA
8 5 (13.51%) Selenium
8 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
8 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
8 5 (13.51%) Python
8 5 (13.51%) Process Improvement
9 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
9 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
9 4 (10.81%) Java
9 4 (10.81%) SQL
9 4 (10.81%) Migration
9 4 (10.81%) Scrum
9 4 (10.81%) Business Analysis

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (5.41%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) SSL
1 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.11%) VLAN
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (5.41%) DHCP
2 2 (5.41%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) Internet
2 2 (5.41%) LAN
2 2 (5.41%) VoIP
2 2 (5.41%) VPN
2 2 (5.41%) WAN
3 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
3 1 (2.70%) MPLS
3 1 (2.70%) PBX
3 1 (2.70%) PuTTY
3 1 (2.70%) SSH
3 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (5.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Selenium
2 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
3 3 (8.11%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.70%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) JMeter
4 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.70%) TestDirector
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
2 2 (5.41%) Retail Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Electronics
3 1 (2.70%) Law
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) Analyst
2 8 (21.62%) Test Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Business Analyst
4 6 (16.22%) Delivery Manager
4 6 (16.22%) Service Manager
4 6 (16.22%) Services Delivery Manager
5 5 (13.51%) Automation Tester
5 5 (13.51%) Tester
6 3 (8.11%) Service Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Banking Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) ITIL Manager
7 2 (5.41%) ITIL Service Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Services Delivery Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Telecoms Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Test Data Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.70%) Linux
1 1 (2.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) ITIL
3 9 (24.32%) Change Management
3 9 (24.32%) Project Management
4 8 (21.62%) PRINCE2
5 7 (18.92%) Configuration Management
5 7 (18.92%) Service Delivery
6 6 (16.22%) BDD
6 6 (16.22%) Release Management
6 6 (16.22%) Service Management
6 6 (16.22%) TDD
6 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
7 5 (13.51%) Process Improvement
7 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
7 5 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Business Analysis
8 4 (10.81%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.81%) Migration
8 4 (10.81%) Scrum
9 3 (8.11%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) Python
2 4 (10.81%) Java
2 4 (10.81%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
4 2 (5.41%) APMP
4 2 (5.41%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CCNP
5 1 (2.70%) CISM
5 1 (2.70%) CISSP
5 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.70%) QRadar
Vendors
1 2 (5.41%) Cisco
1 2 (5.41%) Teradata
2 1 (2.70%) AlienVault
2 1 (2.70%) ArcSight
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.70%) Oracle
2 1 (2.70%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (2.70%) Qualys
2 1 (2.70%) Splunk
2 1 (2.70%) WorldPay
2 1 (2.70%) Yardi
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