The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 48 46 47
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing ISEB 10 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.63% 0.59% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 4.84% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 4
Average daily rate £425 £370 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.86% +11.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £326 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-25.41% +26.31%
Qualifications Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
110 62 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 17.94% 12.11% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 41 50
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £238 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £31.00 £32.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% +85.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
ISEB
West Midlands

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2
3 5 (29.41%) SAP
3 5 (29.41%) ERP
3 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
4 4 (23.53%) Degree
4 4 (23.53%) QA
4 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (23.53%) APMP
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) MS Office
5 3 (17.65%) Finance
5 3 (17.65%) Oracle
6 2 (11.76%) CSS
6 2 (11.76%) HTML
6 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 2 (11.76%) VB
6 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.76%) CRM
6 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.76%) JD Edwards
6 2 (11.76%) SAP HR
6 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Zimbra
1 1 (5.88%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic Integration
1 1 (5.88%) WebLogic
1 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP HR
2 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.88%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) DSL
1 1 (5.88%) Megaco
1 1 (5.88%) SDH
1 1 (5.88%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (11.76%) SAP BI
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) MS Access
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
1 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
1 2 (11.76%) Selenium
General
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Business Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) SAP Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) QA Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Quality Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) SAP Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) SAP HR Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Change Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Business Change Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) CSS
1 2 (11.76%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.88%) EPoS
2 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) SUSE
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) HPUX
1 1 (5.88%) Solaris
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Software Testing
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) PRINCE2
3 5 (29.41%) ERP
3 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (23.53%) Test Scripting
4 4 (23.53%) Business Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (17.65%) Test Strategy
5 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) CRM
6 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.76%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.88%) Budget Control
7 1 (5.88%) Release Management
7 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
1 2 (11.76%) VB
2 1 (5.88%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
1 4 (23.53%) Degree
1 4 (23.53%) APMP
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) IIBA
3 1 (5.88%) CBAP
3 1 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) SAP
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 2 (11.76%) JD Edwards
4 1 (5.88%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.88%) Sun
4 1 (5.88%) HP