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 3 months to 23 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 West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 128 81
Rank change year-on-year +6 -47  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 18 35 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 0.92% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.38% 4.49% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 44
Median daily rate £330 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £485 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £18.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £14.68 £19.94
% change year-on-year +172.57% -26.40%  

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 West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 533 779 778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.11% 20.37% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 435 364
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £570 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 27 80
Median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +102.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.53 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.39 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.10 £24.12
% change year-on-year +9.62% +24.80%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 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
Manchester -2 11 £225 -32.07% 13
Cheshire +25 5 £356 -8.06% 2
Lancashire +4 1 - -
Merseyside 0 1 - - 2
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 17 (29.82%) PRINCE2
2 16 (28.07%) Finance
3 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.32%) Project Management
3 15 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 14 (24.56%) Business Analysis
5 11 (19.30%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (17.54%) Change Management
6 10 (17.54%) Management Information System
6 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
6 10 (17.54%) CRM
6 10 (17.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (15.79%) ITIL
8 8 (14.04%) LAN
8 8 (14.04%) WAN
8 8 (14.04%) SQL
8 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
8 8 (14.04%) Cisco
8 8 (14.04%) Scrum
8 8 (14.04%) ISTQB
8 8 (14.04%) IIBA
8 8 (14.04%) CBAP
9 7 (12.28%) Test Strategy
9 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
9 7 (12.28%) Business Process Modelling
9 7 (12.28%) Software Testing
9 7 (12.28%) Firewall
10 6 (10.53%) Asset Management
10 6 (10.53%) JIRA

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 4 (7.02%) IIS
2 1 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.75%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (3.51%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) GitHub
2 1 (1.75%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) LAN
1 8 (14.04%) WAN
2 7 (12.28%) Firewall
3 5 (8.77%) SSL
3 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
3 5 (8.77%) VLAN
4 4 (7.02%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (7.02%) DHCP
4 4 (7.02%) DNS
4 4 (7.02%) LDAP
4 4 (7.02%) Reverse Proxy
4 4 (7.02%) SAN
4 4 (7.02%) VPN
5 3 (5.26%) MPLS
6 2 (3.51%) PBX
6 2 (3.51%) VoIP
7 1 (1.75%) HTTP
7 1 (1.75%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.75%) Internet
7 1 (1.75%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) JIRA
2 3 (5.26%) Cucumber
2 3 (5.26%) Gatling
2 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.26%) Selenium
2 3 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.75%) JMeter
3 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (1.75%) Toad
General
1 16 (28.07%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
2 5 (8.77%) Local Government
3 4 (7.02%) Marketing
3 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.26%) Retail
4 3 (5.26%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Games
6 1 (1.75%) Advertising
6 1 (1.75%) Legal
6 1 (1.75%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 42 (73.68%) Analyst
2 25 (43.86%) Business Analyst
3 13 (22.81%) Test Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) SQL Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Banking Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) CRM Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) CRM Business Analyst
6 4 (7.02%) Security Officer
6 4 (7.02%) Telecoms Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Tester
8 2 (3.51%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Test Data Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.02%) Web Services
2 1 (1.75%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) JSON
2 1 (1.75%) RESTful
2 1 (1.75%) SOAP
2 1 (1.75%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) Clustering
3 4 (7.02%) PKI
4 3 (5.26%) CESG
5 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.51%) NHS
5 2 (3.51%) RIA
5 2 (3.51%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.75%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Windows
2 4 (7.02%) AIX
2 4 (7.02%) Unix
2 4 (7.02%) Windows Server
2 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
3 1 (1.75%) VMS
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.82%) PRINCE2
2 15 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (26.32%) Project Management
2 15 (26.32%) Test Scripting
3 14 (24.56%) Business Analysis
4 11 (19.30%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (17.54%) Change Management
5 10 (17.54%) CRM
6 9 (15.79%) ITIL
6 9 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Scrum
8 7 (12.28%) Business Process Modelling
8 7 (12.28%) Software Testing
8 7 (12.28%) Test Strategy
9 6 (10.53%) Asset Management
9 6 (10.53%) Kanban
9 6 (10.53%) Manual Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Test Automation
9 6 (10.53%) Test Management
9 6 (10.53%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.04%) SQL
2 3 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (1.75%) C
3 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (14.04%) CBAP
2 8 (14.04%) IIBA
2 8 (14.04%) ISTQB
3 7 (12.28%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.77%) Degree
4 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
5 4 (7.02%) CCNA
5 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.26%) APMP
6 3 (5.26%) CCNP
7 1 (1.75%) CISM
7 1 (1.75%) CISSP
7 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) PMO
1 5 (8.77%) QA
2 4 (7.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.26%) SCOM
2 3 (5.26%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.75%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.75%) QRadar
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) Cisco
3 4 (7.02%) Citrix
3 4 (7.02%) HP
3 4 (7.02%) Juniper
4 3 (5.26%) McAfee
5 1 (1.75%) AlienVault
5 1 (1.75%) Apple
5 1 (1.75%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle
5 1 (1.75%) Qualys
5 1 (1.75%) Splunk
5 1 (1.75%) Yardi
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