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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England / North West
Rank 92 123 99
Rank change year-on-year +31 -24  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 40 35 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.55% 0.91% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.30% 4.37% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 23 25
Median daily rate £276 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.82% -14.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £508 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.64% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 5
Median hourly rate £50.00 - £41.00
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 the North West.

Academic & Professional Certification
North West
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 482 801 747
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.67% 20.87% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 398 340
Median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £540 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 50 70
Median hourly rate £42.48 £40.00 £46.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.18% -14.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £62.50 £59.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year -25.20% +75.82%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 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
Lancashire +28 12 £250 -16.66%
Manchester +6 12 £325 -8.77% 18
Cheshire +26 10 £276 -13.82% 2
Merseyside +1 2 £463 +54.16% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

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

1 28 (35.00%) Finance
2 23 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 18 (22.50%) Security Cleared
5 17 (21.25%) Project Management
6 15 (18.75%) ITIL
7 14 (17.50%) QA
8 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
8 13 (16.25%) Test Scripting
8 13 (16.25%) Business Analysis
8 13 (16.25%) Change Management
8 13 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (15.00%) Selenium
10 11 (13.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (13.75%) BDD
10 11 (13.75%) TDD
11 10 (12.50%) CRM
11 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 10 (12.50%) Test Automation
11 10 (12.50%) Business Process Modelling
12 9 (11.25%) ISTQB
12 9 (11.25%) IIBA
12 9 (11.25%) CBAP
12 9 (11.25%) Scrum
13 8 (10.00%) Java
13 8 (10.00%) SQL
13 8 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (10.00%) Data Protection
14 7 (8.75%) Data Protection Act
14 7 (8.75%) Waterfall

ISEB
Top Related 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 5 (6.25%) SAS
2 3 (3.75%) IIS
3 2 (2.50%) Confluence
4 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (8.75%) MS Visio
2 6 (7.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) GitHub
2 1 (1.25%) IaaS
2 1 (1.25%) Office 365
2 1 (1.25%) SaaS
2 1 (1.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) Firewall
1 5 (6.25%) LAN
1 5 (6.25%) WAN
2 3 (3.75%) Internet
2 3 (3.75%) LDAP
2 3 (3.75%) Reverse Proxy
2 3 (3.75%) SAN
2 3 (3.75%) SSL
2 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.75%) VLAN
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (2.50%) DHCP
3 2 (2.50%) DNS
3 2 (2.50%) VoIP
3 2 (2.50%) VPN
4 1 (1.25%) HTTP
4 1 (1.25%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.25%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.25%) MPLS
4 1 (1.25%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.75%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.25%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (15.00%) Selenium
2 6 (7.50%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (5.00%) HP UFT
3 4 (5.00%) JIRA
3 4 (5.00%) SoapUI
3 4 (5.00%) WebDriver
4 3 (3.75%) Gatling
4 3 (3.75%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.50%) JMeter
6 1 (1.25%) Sahi
6 1 (1.25%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.25%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.25%) Toad
6 1 (1.25%) WATIR
General
1 28 (35.00%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Marketing
3 5 (6.25%) Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Local Government
5 2 (2.50%) Retail
5 2 (2.50%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.25%) Advertising
6 1 (1.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 45 (56.25%) Analyst
2 25 (31.25%) Business Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 7 (8.75%) Tester
5 6 (7.50%) Delivery Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Service Manager
5 6 (7.50%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (6.25%) Automation Tester
6 5 (6.25%) CRM Analyst
6 5 (6.25%) CRM Business Analyst
7 4 (5.00%) Banking Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.75%) QA Engineer
8 3 (3.75%) Security Officer
8 3 (3.75%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (3.75%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.50%) E-Commerce Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) ETL Analyst
9 2 (2.50%) ITIL Service Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) Web Services
2 2 (2.50%) .NET
3 1 (1.25%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.25%) JSON
3 1 (1.25%) RESTful
3 1 (1.25%) SOAP
3 1 (1.25%) Swagger
3 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Data Protection Act
1 7 (8.75%) Management Information System
2 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) CESG
3 3 (3.75%) Clustering
3 3 (3.75%) PKI
4 2 (2.50%) RIA
5 1 (1.25%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.25%) NHS
5 1 (1.25%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.25%) User Experience
5 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.75%) AIX
1 3 (3.75%) Unix
1 3 (3.75%) Windows
1 3 (3.75%) Windows Server
1 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.25%) Linux
2 1 (1.25%) VMS
2 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 17 (21.25%) Project Management
4 15 (18.75%) ITIL
5 13 (16.25%) Business Analysis
5 13 (16.25%) Change Management
5 13 (16.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (16.25%) Test Scripting
6 11 (13.75%) BDD
6 11 (13.75%) TDD
6 11 (13.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (12.50%) Business Process Modelling
7 10 (12.50%) CRM
7 10 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 9 (11.25%) Scrum
9 8 (10.00%) Data Protection
10 7 (8.75%) Data Privacy
10 7 (8.75%) Process Improvement
10 7 (8.75%) Service Delivery
10 7 (8.75%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.00%) Java
1 8 (10.00%) SQL
2 6 (7.50%) Python
3 4 (5.00%) C#
4 1 (1.25%) C
4 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.25%) Perl
4 1 (1.25%) PHP
4 1 (1.25%) Ruby
4 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.25%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.25%) CBAP
3 9 (11.25%) IIBA
3 9 (11.25%) ISTQB
4 8 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.00%) APMP
6 3 (3.75%) Degree
7 2 (2.50%) CCNA
7 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.50%) CISSP
8 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.25%) CCNP
8 1 (1.25%) CISM
8 1 (1.25%) CLAS
8 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.50%) QA
2 5 (6.25%) PMO
3 4 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.50%) SCOM
2 2 (2.50%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.25%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.25%) QRadar
Vendors
1 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle
3 5 (6.25%) Cisco
4 3 (3.75%) Citrix
4 3 (3.75%) Juniper
5 2 (2.50%) HP
5 2 (2.50%) Intel Security
5 2 (2.50%) Teradata
6 1 (1.25%) AlienVault
6 1 (1.25%) Apple
6 1 (1.25%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.25%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.25%) Qualys
6 1 (1.25%) Splunk
6 1 (1.25%) WorldPay
6 1 (1.25%) Yardi
Salford, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £150 to £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago