The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 76 85 69
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -16
Contract jobs citing ISEB 49 26 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.94% 1.21% 1.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.92% 6.70% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 18 21
Average daily rate £326 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.61% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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 West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
494 388 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.51% 18.00% 14.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 205 152
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 57 8
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.90 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £32.20 £22.69
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +21.73%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in the West 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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Shropshire -10 10 £338 - 3
Birmingham -4 7 £391 +11.78% 7
Warwickshire - 7 £600 - 2
Coventry -5 6 £325 +13.04%
Staffordshire - 3 £300 - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 £320 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £320 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 69 (71.88%) ISTQB
2 59 (61.46%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (35.42%) SQL
4 33 (34.38%) Test Scripting
5 25 (26.04%) Waterfall
6 22 (22.92%) V-Model
7 21 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
8 20 (20.83%) Scrum
9 19 (19.79%) Integration Testing
10 17 (17.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 17 (17.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 15 (15.63%) XML
12 15 (15.63%) BizTalk Server
12 15 (15.63%) XML Messaging
12 15 (15.63%) Finance
12 15 (15.63%) System Testing
13 14 (14.58%) QA
13 14 (14.58%) Unix
14 13 (13.54%) Migration
15 12 (12.50%) Cucumber
15 12 (12.50%) Business Analysis
15 12 (12.50%) Oracle
16 11 (11.46%) Data Migration
17 9 (9.38%) Selenium
18 8 (8.33%) Automation Testing
18 8 (8.33%) PRINCE2
18 8 (8.33%) Software Testing
19 7 (7.29%) TDD
19 7 (7.29%) Test Strategy

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 15 (15.63%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.04%) Confluence
2 1 (1.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.04%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (1.04%) DSL
2 1 (1.04%) HTTP
2 1 (1.04%) Network Security
2 1 (1.04%) WAN
2 1 (1.04%) ZigBee
Development Applications
1 12 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 9 (9.38%) Selenium
3 6 (6.25%) SpecFlow
3 6 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.17%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.08%) JIRA
6 2 (2.08%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.04%) Gatling
7 1 (1.04%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.04%) LabVIEW
7 1 (1.04%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (15.63%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Retail
3 4 (4.17%) Back Office
4 2 (2.08%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 69 (71.88%) Analyst
2 56 (58.33%) Test Analyst
3 13 (13.54%) Agile Test Analyst
3 13 (13.54%) Tester
4 12 (12.50%) Business Analyst
5 11 (11.46%) SQL Analyst
6 10 (10.42%) Integration Analyst
6 10 (10.42%) Integration Test Analyst
7 8 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
7 8 (8.33%) XML Analyst
8 7 (7.29%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (7.29%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (7.29%) UAT Analyst
8 7 (7.29%) UAT Test Analyst
9 6 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
9 6 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
9 6 (6.25%) Project Manager
10 5 (5.21%) CRM Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Senior Performance Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.63%) XML
1 15 (15.63%) XML Messaging
2 5 (5.21%) Gherkin
3 4 (4.17%) EDI
4 3 (3.13%) HTML
5 2 (2.08%) .NET
6 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.04%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.17%) Data Centre
1 4 (4.17%) EPoS
2 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.08%) PMI
4 1 (1.04%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 14 (14.58%) Unix
2 5 (5.21%) Windows
3 1 (1.04%) AIX
3 1 (1.04%) Android
3 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (61.46%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (34.38%) Test Scripting
3 25 (26.04%) Waterfall
4 22 (22.92%) V-Model
5 20 (20.83%) Scrum
6 19 (19.79%) Integration Testing
7 17 (17.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (15.63%) System Testing
9 13 (13.54%) Migration
10 12 (12.50%) Business Analysis
11 11 (11.46%) Data Migration
12 8 (8.33%) Automation Testing
12 8 (8.33%) PRINCE2
12 8 (8.33%) Software Testing
13 7 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (7.29%) Performance Testing
13 7 (7.29%) TDD
13 7 (7.29%) Test Strategy
14 6 (6.25%) CRM
14 6 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.42%) SQL
2 4 (4.17%) Java
3 3 (3.13%) C#
3 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.08%) VB
5 1 (1.04%) C
5 1 (1.04%) Groovy
5 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 69 (71.88%) ISTQB
2 17 (17.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 6 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.17%) CISSP
4 4 (4.17%) PMI Certification
5 3 (3.13%) Degree
5 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.08%) APMP
6 2 (2.08%) PMP
7 1 (1.04%) CISA
7 1 (1.04%) CISM
7 1 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.58%) QA
2 3 (3.13%) COBIT
2 3 (3.13%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (21.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.50%) Oracle
3 6 (6.25%) Pega
4 4 (4.17%) Talend
5 2 (2.08%) IBM
5 2 (2.08%) VMware
6 1 (1.04%) Capita
6 1 (1.04%) Cognos
6 1 (1.04%) HP
6 1 (1.04%) SAP
Telford, Shropshire
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