The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 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)
England / North East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 122 56
Rank change year-on-year +73 -66  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 9 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.58% 0.49% 2.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 0.87% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 17
Median daily rate £350 £333 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -39.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £389 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £14.43 £19.94
% change year-on-year +97.57% -27.65%  

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 the North East.

Academic & Professional Certification
North East
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 211 915 227
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 37.08% 56.13% 27.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 604 122
Median daily rate £350 £310 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -8.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £440 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 73 23
Median hourly rate £32.00 £28.00 £17.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +63.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £19.70 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.13 £36.00 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £24.12
% change year-on-year +14.03% +18.15%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in the North East

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the North East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in the North East

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in the North East

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the North East region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Durham - 6 £325 -
Tyne and Wear +66 1 £480 +44.36%
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 North East region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 11 (78.57%) ISTQB
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (35.71%) CRM
4 4 (28.57%) ERP
4 4 (28.57%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
5 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
6 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
6 2 (14.29%) JMeter
6 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Retail
6 2 (14.29%) JIRA
6 2 (14.29%) QA
6 2 (14.29%) Selenium
6 2 (14.29%) Open Source
6 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
6 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) Maximo
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
2 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 2 (14.29%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) JMeter
2 2 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (7.14%) Gatling
3 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) HP UFT
3 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
2 8 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Financial Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Test Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Service Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Defect Manager
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Service Performance Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Asset Management Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Asset Management Business Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
6 1 (7.14%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) ERP Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) OAT Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Telephony Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) IVR
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Unix
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) CRM
2 4 (28.57%) ERP
2 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
4 2 (14.29%) Defect Management
4 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Open Source
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (7.14%) Business Transformation
5 1 (7.14%) Coaching
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (7.14%) Ruby
2 1 (7.14%) VB
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (78.57%) ISTQB
2 3 (21.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft