Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 22 November 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 West
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 135 121
Rank change year-on-year -33 -14 -7
Contract jobs citing ISEB 38 83 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.67% 1.21% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.84% 6.55% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 55 82
North West median daily rate £319 £325 £367
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.92% -11.44% +4.86%
10th Percentile £158 £235 £255
90th Percentile £439 £441 £571
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -2.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
North West median hourly rate - £34.00 £43.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.71% +12.00%
England median hourly rate £23.00 £37.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -38.67% +38.89% -41.30%

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 the North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 989 1267 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 17.32% 18.47% 19.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 748 952
North West median daily rate £400 £421 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.04% +5.31% +7.24%
10th Percentile £200 £229 £253
90th Percentile £550 £597 £575
England median daily rate £426 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.66% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 57 108
North West median hourly rate £38.88 £27.50 £30.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.36% -9.90% +52.60%
10th Percentile £14.62 £12.13 £15.31
90th Percentile £53.60 £53.20 £55.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% +6.25% +26.32%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the North West

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in the North West

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the North West over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in the North West

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in the North West

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
Manchester -20 19 £330 +3.13% 9
Cheshire +10 11 £304 +26.43%
Merseyside +7 7 £313 -7.41% 1
Lancashire +4 1 £477 +31.45%
ISEB
England

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

1 12 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
1 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
2 11 (28.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (26.32%) ISTQB
3 10 (26.32%) Oracle
4 9 (23.68%) ITIL
4 9 (23.68%) HP
4 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (21.05%) Test Strategy
6 7 (18.42%) Finance
7 6 (15.79%) Banking
7 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Test Management
7 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 6 (15.79%) Unix
7 6 (15.79%) Windows
7 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
8 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Time Management
8 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database
8 5 (13.16%) Linux
8 5 (13.16%) Java
8 5 (13.16%) MCSE
8 5 (13.16%) MCSA
8 5 (13.16%) Project Management
8 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Fortinet

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (2.63%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) GitHub
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) Firewall
1 2 (5.26%) LAN
1 2 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.63%) DHCP
2 1 (2.63%) DNS
2 1 (2.63%) Intranet
2 1 (2.63%) IP Telephony
2 1 (2.63%) ISDN
2 1 (2.63%) LDAP
2 1 (2.63%) MPLS
2 1 (2.63%) PBX
2 1 (2.63%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (2.63%) SAN
2 1 (2.63%) SSL
2 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.63%) VLAN
2 1 (2.63%) VoIP
2 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.63%) DB2
3 1 (2.63%) Essbase
3 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) JIRA
2 4 (10.53%) HP UFT
2 4 (10.53%) JMeter
3 2 (5.26%) Selenium
3 2 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.63%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.63%) Gatling
4 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.63%) Toad
4 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 6 (15.79%) Banking
3 3 (7.89%) Games
4 2 (5.26%) Legal
5 1 (2.63%) Local Government
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
5 1 (2.63%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Russian Language
5 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Analyst
2 15 (39.47%) Test Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Business Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Mobile Test Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.26%) QA Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Test Leader
4 2 (5.26%) Test Manager
4 2 (5.26%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Data Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (2.63%) QA Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Software Tester
5 1 (2.63%) Test Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) SOAP
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) CESG
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.63%) PKI
3 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Unix
1 6 (15.79%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.63%) AIX
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
1 12 (31.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (23.68%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) ITIL
3 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (21.05%) Test Strategy
4 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
4 6 (15.79%) Test Management
4 6 (15.79%) Test Scripting
4 6 (15.79%) Waterfall
5 5 (13.16%) Functional Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Performance Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Project Management
5 5 (13.16%) Time Management
6 4 (10.53%) PRINCE2
6 4 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (7.89%) E-Commerce
7 3 (7.89%) Information Security
7 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
7 3 (7.89%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) Java
2 4 (10.53%) C#
2 4 (10.53%) VB
2 4 (10.53%) VB.NET
2 4 (10.53%) VBScript
3 3 (7.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (26.32%) ISTQB
3 5 (13.16%) Degree
3 5 (13.16%) MCSA
3 5 (13.16%) MCSE
3 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
6 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.63%) CCNA
7 1 (2.63%) CCNP
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.63%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) GDPR
2 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.63%) IFRS
3 1 (2.63%) IFRS 9
3 1 (2.63%) ISO 14001
3 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.63%) SCOM
2 1 (2.63%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Oracle
2 9 (23.68%) HP
3 5 (13.16%) Fortinet
4 3 (7.89%) Siebel
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco
6 1 (2.63%) Apple
6 1 (2.63%) Citrix
6 1 (2.63%) Juniper
6 1 (2.63%) McAfee
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft