The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
North East / Tyne and Wear
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 54 44
Rank change year-on-year -20 -10  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 5 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.86% 1.88% 1.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.29% 5.31% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 4
Median daily rate £300 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +3.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +4.64% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £42.90 £41.00
% change year-on-year +16.56% +4.62%  

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 Tyne and Wear.

Academic & Professional Certification
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 152 245 143
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 26.25% 35.35% 31.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 165 76
Median daily rate £385 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.31% -1.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £450 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £16.99 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.71% +5.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £18.20 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -23.07% +73.33%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Tyne and Wear

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Tyne and Wear

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 5 £300 -14.28%
ISEB
North East

For the 6 months to 30 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (50.00%) Test Management
2 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (35.71%) CRM
5 4 (28.57%) Migration
5 4 (28.57%) ERP
5 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
5 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
5 4 (28.57%) QA
5 4 (28.57%) Selenium
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) BDD
5 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
5 4 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
6 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (21.43%) HP
6 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (14.29%) JMeter
7 2 (14.29%) Telecoms

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) HP UFT
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 4 (28.57%) LoadRunner
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (14.29%) JMeter
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 2 (14.29%) Retail
1 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Test Manager
3 3 (21.43%) Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Functional Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Functional Test Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Test Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Tester
4 2 (14.29%) QA Manager
4 2 (14.29%) QA Test Manager
4 2 (14.29%) QA Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Security Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Performance Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Senior QA Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Senior QA Tester
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Manager
4 2 (14.29%) UAT Test Manager
4 2 (14.29%) UAT Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) CESG
2 1 (7.14%) CESG CLAS
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) Test Management
2 7 (50.00%) Waterfall
3 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (35.71%) CRM
5 4 (28.57%) BDD
5 4 (28.57%) ERP
5 4 (28.57%) Migration
5 4 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) TDD
5 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
6 3 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (21.43%) Data Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Risk Analysis
6 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CISSP
3 1 (7.14%) CLAS
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft