The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 54 57 56
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing ISEB 5 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.67% 1.30% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.68% 6.10% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 5
Average daily rate
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£370 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.51% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £357 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £426 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.72 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+16.35% +147.49%
ISEB
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
136 164 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 18.30% 21.24% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 85 57
Average daily rate £350 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Average hourly rate £36.00 £18.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.59% +54.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+18.75% -

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Birmingham region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB.

1 11 (45.83%) PRINCE2
2 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
3 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (29.17%) Finance
4 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
5 5 (20.83%) Change Management
6 4 (16.67%) ITIL
6 4 (16.67%) WAN
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.67%) HP
6 4 (16.67%) Information Security
6 4 (16.67%) QA
6 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 3 (12.50%) Transition Management
7 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
7 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
7 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.50%) BDD
7 3 (12.50%) Selenium
7 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) NUnit
7 3 (12.50%) Banking
7 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.50%) Project Management
7 3 (12.50%) C#

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing ISEB also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited ISEB. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) WAN
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) NUnit
1 3 (12.50%) Selenium
1 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
1 3 (12.50%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (8.33%) Law
4 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (4.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Analyst
2 6 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 6 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Tester
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Transition Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Selenium Tester
5 2 (8.33%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
6 1 (4.17%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.17%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Junior
6 1 (4.17%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (4.17%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Business Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.50%) .NET
1 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.17%) Life Science
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.17%) Windows
1 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) PRINCE2
2 7 (29.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) Risk Management
4 5 (20.83%) Change Management
5 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) Information Security
6 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (12.50%) Automated Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) Process Management
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 3 (12.50%) BDD
6 3 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 3 (12.50%) Transition Management
7 2 (8.33%) Line Management
7 2 (8.33%) Waterfall
7 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
7 2 (8.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C#
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.17%) PMP
4 1 (4.17%) PMI Certification
4 1 (4.17%) CBAP
4 1 (4.17%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (4.17%) IBM