The first table below looks at the demand for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 29 July 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 East Midlands 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 76 79 62
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing ISEB 19 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.32% 0.76% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.02% 5.37% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 7
Average daily rate
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£320 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £336 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £461 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -46.31%
Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
237 205 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 16.47% 14.15% 14.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 94 79
Average daily rate £338 £331 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +10.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 18 28
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.71% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £17.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £56.25 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
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ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -3 5 £400 -2.14% 6
Leicestershire -4 4 £225 -
Derbyshire - 3 £320 -
Nottinghamshire +11 2 - - 1
Lincolnshire - - - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 30 (56.60%) ISTQB
2 20 (37.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (35.85%) E-Commerce
4 17 (32.08%) Software Testing
5 15 (28.30%) QA
5 15 (28.30%) SQL
5 15 (28.30%) SAP
6 14 (26.42%) JIRA
7 13 (24.53%) Linux
8 12 (22.64%) HP
9 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
9 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
9 11 (20.75%) Use Case
9 11 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (20.75%) Integration Testing
10 10 (18.87%) Selenium
11 9 (16.98%) Retail
11 9 (16.98%) UNIX
11 9 (16.98%) Windows
12 8 (15.09%) Java
12 8 (15.09%) Oracle
12 8 (15.09%) IBM
12 8 (15.09%) Test Scripting
13 7 (13.21%) Degree
13 7 (13.21%) Marketing
13 7 (13.21%) MS Office
14 6 (11.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 6 (11.32%) ISO 9001
14 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
14 6 (11.32%) MS PowerPoint

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.89%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (20.75%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.21%) MS Office
3 6 (11.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.89%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.77%) SAP SD
1 2 (3.77%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) LAN
1 2 (3.77%) WAN
1 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
1 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.77%) DVB
1 2 (3.77%) VLAN
2 1 (1.89%) NAS
2 1 (1.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SAP BW
2 2 (3.77%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.89%) DTS
Development Applications
1 14 (26.42%) JIRA
2 10 (18.87%) Selenium
3 6 (11.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (11.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (9.43%) Sahi
5 3 (5.66%) JBehave
5 3 (5.66%) WebDriver
5 3 (5.66%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (5.66%) Cucumber
5 3 (5.66%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.77%) JUnit
7 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.89%) MSTest
7 1 (1.89%) TestComplete
General
1 9 (16.98%) Retail
2 7 (13.21%) Marketing
3 3 (5.66%) Finance
4 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (62.26%) Analyst
2 27 (50.94%) Test Analyst
3 15 (28.30%) Tester
4 6 (11.32%) Business Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) UAT Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) UAT Test Analyst
4 6 (11.32%) Test Leader
5 5 (9.43%) SAP Tester
6 4 (7.55%) Automation Tester
6 4 (7.55%) Web Test Analyst
6 4 (7.55%) Manual Tester
6 4 (7.55%) Web Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Consultant
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Lead Tester
8 2 (3.77%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (3.77%) Senior Tester
8 2 (3.77%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) XML
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.77%) Video on Demand
2 2 (3.77%) MPEG
2 2 (3.77%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.77%) STB
2 2 (3.77%) IPTV
3 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) iPhone
3 1 (1.89%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Linux
2 9 (16.98%) UNIX
2 9 (16.98%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) E-Commerce
2 17 (32.08%) Software Testing
3 11 (20.75%) Use Case
3 11 (20.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 11 (20.75%) Integration Testing
4 8 (15.09%) Test Scripting
5 6 (11.32%) Waterfall
5 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
5 6 (11.32%) Scrum
6 5 (9.43%) Regression Testing
6 5 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (9.43%) TDD
6 5 (9.43%) Test Automation
6 5 (9.43%) Automated Testing
7 4 (7.55%) Performance Testing
7 4 (7.55%) V-Model
7 4 (7.55%) ERP
8 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.66%) Migration
8 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) SQL
2 8 (15.09%) Java
3 5 (9.43%) JavaScript
3 5 (9.43%) C++
3 5 (9.43%) VBScript
4 3 (5.66%) C#
4 3 (5.66%) Ruby
4 3 (5.66%) PHP
5 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.77%) Perl
5 2 (3.77%) Python
5 2 (3.77%) Tcl
6 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (56.60%) ISTQB
2 20 (37.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (13.21%) Degree
4 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.89%) MBA
5 1 (1.89%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (28.30%) QA
2 6 (11.32%) ISO 9001
2 6 (11.32%) TickIT
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.89%) Control-M
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) SAP
2 12 (22.64%) HP
3 11 (20.75%) Microsoft
4 8 (15.09%) Oracle
4 8 (15.09%) IBM
5 1 (1.89%) Citrix
5 1 (1.89%) hybris