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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 52 50 35
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -15
Contract jobs citing ISEB 16 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.97% 1.72% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.21% 8.73% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +15.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £333 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £26.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-24.75% -3.63%
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
195 126 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 23.99% 19.66% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 82 28
Average daily rate £340 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 2
Average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -4.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -20.00%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 8 (36.36%) PRINCE2
1 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (31.82%) Finance
3 6 (27.27%) HP
3 6 (27.27%) Business Analysis
4 5 (22.73%) QA
5 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (18.18%) ITIL
5 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
6 3 (13.64%) Change Management
6 3 (13.64%) WAN
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) Information Security
6 3 (13.64%) Transition Management
6 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (9.09%) Use Case
7 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (9.09%) Banking
7 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
7 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
7 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (9.09%) NHS
7 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
7 2 (9.09%) SQL
7 2 (9.09%) Service Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Selenium
1 1 (4.55%) NUnit
1 1 (4.55%) WebDriver
1 1 (4.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
2 2 (9.09%) Law
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) Test Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) Business Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Transition Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Tester
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) IT Services Manager
6 1 (4.55%) UAT Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Test Coordinator
6 1 (4.55%) Service Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Service Transition Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.09%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) Life Science
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) PRINCE2
1 8 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (31.82%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Business Analysis
4 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (18.18%) ITIL
4 4 (18.18%) Risk Management
5 3 (13.64%) Change Management
5 3 (13.64%) Project Management
5 3 (13.64%) Information Security
5 3 (13.64%) Transition Management
6 2 (9.09%) Use Case
6 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
6 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
6 2 (9.09%) Service Management
7 1 (4.55%) Migration
7 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.55%) ITSM
7 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (4.55%) CBAP
4 1 (4.55%) APMP
4 1 (4.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft