The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 68 82 67
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -15
Contract jobs citing ISEB 28 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.77% 1.14% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.56% 7.11% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 4
Average daily rate
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£255 £275 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% -15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £239 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £342 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £16.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+92.35% -43.85%
ISEB
England

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

Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
293 253 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 18.56% 16.00% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 129 113
Average daily rate £350 £300 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 17 38
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.25 £13.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £56.21 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +5 10 £233 -31.11% 6
Nottinghamshire +7 6 £416 +56.98% 3
Leicestershire +8 5 £225 -22.07% 1
Derbyshire +3 4 £353 +4.44%
Lincolnshire - - - - 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 24 (48.00%) ISTQB
2 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (28.00%) JIRA
4 12 (24.00%) Selenium
4 12 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
6 10 (20.00%) QA
7 8 (16.00%) Integration Testing
7 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (16.00%) SAP
7 8 (16.00%) Windows
8 7 (14.00%) Linux
8 7 (14.00%) Finance
8 7 (14.00%) Retail
8 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
9 6 (12.00%) Jenkins
9 6 (12.00%) Web Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (12.00%) Maven
9 6 (12.00%) Regression Testing
9 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (12.00%) E-Commerce
9 6 (12.00%) C++
9 6 (12.00%) SQL
9 6 (12.00%) Java
10 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 5 (10.00%) MS Office

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.00%) MS Project Server
2 1 (2.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.00%) MS Office
2 5 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (6.00%) MS Project
4 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) SAP SD
1 1 (2.00%) SAP MM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) VLAN
1 2 (4.00%) DVB
1 2 (4.00%) Ethernet
1 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.00%) LAN
1 2 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) SAP BW
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.00%) Big Data
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (28.00%) JIRA
2 12 (24.00%) Selenium
3 7 (14.00%) Cucumber
4 6 (12.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (12.00%) Maven
5 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (6.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (6.00%) JBehave
6 3 (6.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.00%) Sahi
7 2 (4.00%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (2.00%) JUnit
8 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
8 1 (2.00%) TestComplete
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
1 7 (14.00%) Retail
2 3 (6.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Billing
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Analyst
2 15 (30.00%) Test Analyst
3 13 (26.00%) Tester
4 11 (22.00%) Test Leader
5 7 (14.00%) Business Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Automation Tester
7 3 (6.00%) Test Manager
7 3 (6.00%) UAT Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) SAP Tester
7 3 (6.00%) UAT Test Analyst
7 3 (6.00%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) QA Leader
8 2 (4.00%) Lead Tester
8 2 (4.00%) Senior Tester
9 1 (2.00%) Junior
9 1 (2.00%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Performance Test Manager
9 1 (2.00%) QA Test Manager
9 1 (2.00%) Programme Office Support
9 1 (2.00%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) .NET
1 1 (2.00%) HTML
1 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (2.00%) CSS
1 1 (2.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) Video on Demand
2 2 (4.00%) STB
2 2 (4.00%) IPTV
2 2 (4.00%) MPEG
3 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.00%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (2.00%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.00%) iPhone
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.00%) Windows
2 7 (14.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.00%) UNIX
4 1 (2.00%) Windows CE
4 1 (2.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.00%) Software Testing
3 8 (16.00%) Integration Testing
3 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (14.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (12.00%) Web Testing
5 6 (12.00%) Test Scripting
5 6 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (12.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (12.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (10.00%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.00%) Scrum
6 5 (10.00%) Migration
6 5 (10.00%) TDD
6 5 (10.00%) Manual Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Use Case
6 5 (10.00%) BDD
6 5 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) C++
1 6 (12.00%) SQL
1 6 (12.00%) Java
2 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.00%) C#
3 4 (8.00%) VBScript
4 3 (6.00%) PHP
4 3 (6.00%) Ruby
5 2 (4.00%) Tcl
5 2 (4.00%) Python
5 2 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (2.00%) VB
6 1 (2.00%) C
6 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 24 (48.00%) ISTQB
2 12 (24.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (10.00%) Degree
4 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (6.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.00%) MBA
6 1 (2.00%) CBAP
6 1 (2.00%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) QA
2 3 (6.00%) ISO 9001
2 3 (6.00%) TickIT
3 2 (4.00%) P3O
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (16.00%) SAP
2 5 (10.00%) HP
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle
4 3 (6.00%) IBM
4 3 (6.00%) Citrix
5 1 (2.00%) TIBCO
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco
5 1 (2.00%) Verint
5 1 (2.00%) TSYS