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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 53 50 46
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 11 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.32% 1.64% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.59% 9.09% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +14.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £175 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.25% -25.41%
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
167 110 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 20.10% 18.00% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 57 42
Average daily rate £340 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £168 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
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 £22.50 £18.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.00%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 12 (54.55%) PRINCE2
2 9 (40.91%) Business Analysis
3 8 (36.36%) ITIL
4 7 (31.82%) Project Management
5 6 (27.27%) Finance
5 6 (27.27%) Law
5 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
5 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (22.73%) HP
7 4 (18.18%) UML
7 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (18.18%) QA
8 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (13.64%) Information Security
8 3 (13.64%) Change Management
8 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
8 3 (13.64%) Microsoft
8 3 (13.64%) NHS
8 3 (13.64%) Transition Management
9 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
9 2 (9.09%) WAN
9 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
9 2 (9.09%) Service Management
9 2 (9.09%) Banking
9 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
9 2 (9.09%) Use Case
9 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) WAN
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
1 6 (27.27%) Law
2 2 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (63.64%) Analyst
2 9 (40.91%) Business Analyst
3 5 (22.73%) Test Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Business Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (18.18%) Project Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 3 (13.64%) Transition Manager
6 2 (9.09%) IT Business Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Senior IT Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Coordinator
7 1 (4.55%) IT Services Manager
7 1 (4.55%) UAT Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) UAT Test Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) NHS Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Agile Business Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Service Transition Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.55%) Windows
1 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) PRINCE2
2 9 (40.91%) Business Analysis
3 8 (36.36%) ITIL
4 7 (31.82%) Project Management
5 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (18.18%) UML
7 4 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (13.64%) Information Security
8 3 (13.64%) Change Management
8 3 (13.64%) Risk Management
8 3 (13.64%) Transition Management
9 2 (9.09%) Use Case
9 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
9 2 (9.09%) Business Transformation
9 2 (9.09%) Six Sigma
9 2 (9.09%) Service Management
10 1 (4.55%) Workflow
10 1 (4.55%) ITSM
10 1 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) HP
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft