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 27 September 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 76 73 89
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing ISEB 71 50 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.19% 2.00% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.20% 10.96% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 40 16
Median daily rate £350 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £264 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £351 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.18 £13.81 £31.56
% change year-on-year
+53.33% -56.23%
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
696 456 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.47% 18.28% 18.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 229 235
Median daily rate £388 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 49 34
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.26 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% +36.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £38.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.89% +18.75%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -14 15 £400 - 1
Birmingham 0 13 £350 +12.00% 8
Warwickshire +3 12 £350 -1.40% 3
Coventry -31 10 £340 +13.33% 5
Herefordshire - 6 £344 - 1
Staffordshire - 4 £413 -
Worcestershire +1 3 £381 +52.50%
Solihull +1 1 - -
Wolverhampton +1 1 £350 +133.33% 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 61 (49.59%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (40.65%) ISTQB
3 34 (27.64%) Finance
4 27 (21.95%) SQL
4 27 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 26 (21.14%) Test Scripting
6 25 (20.33%) Test Automation
7 24 (19.51%) Microsoft
8 22 (17.89%) Business Analysis
9 20 (16.26%) Project Management
9 20 (16.26%) PRINCE2
10 18 (14.63%) Waterfall
11 17 (13.82%) Windows
11 17 (13.82%) MS Excel
12 16 (13.01%) Scrum
13 15 (12.20%) Java
13 15 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 14 (11.38%) MS Office
14 14 (11.38%) Visual Studio
14 14 (11.38%) UML
14 14 (11.38%) MS Visio
14 14 (11.38%) Regression Testing
14 14 (11.38%) Integration Testing
14 14 (11.38%) System Testing
15 13 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (10.57%) Test Strategy
16 12 (9.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 12 (9.76%) Kanban
16 12 (9.76%) Migration
16 12 (9.76%) SDLC

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.07%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.44%) CMS
4 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.63%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.63%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.81%) Confluence
5 1 (0.81%) Documentum
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (13.82%) MS Excel
2 14 (11.38%) MS Office
2 14 (11.38%) MS Visio
3 10 (8.13%) MS Project
4 9 (7.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (3.25%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.81%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.44%) SaaS
3 3 (2.44%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.07%) WAN
2 4 (3.25%) Internet
3 2 (1.63%) Network Security
4 1 (0.81%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (2.44%) NonStop SQL
4 2 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (11.38%) Visual Studio
2 11 (8.94%) JIRA
2 11 (8.94%) Selenium
3 6 (4.88%) Cucumber
4 5 (4.07%) Toad
5 3 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.63%) Appium
6 2 (1.63%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.63%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.81%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.81%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.81%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.81%) FogBugz
7 1 (0.81%) Gatling
7 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
General
1 34 (27.64%) Finance
2 11 (8.94%) Banking
3 7 (5.69%) Retail
4 3 (2.44%) Automotive
5 2 (1.63%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.81%) Games
6 1 (0.81%) Military
6 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 74 (60.16%) Analyst
2 38 (30.89%) Test Analyst
3 30 (24.39%) Business Analyst
4 10 (8.13%) Business IT Analyst
4 10 (8.13%) IT Analyst
4 10 (8.13%) IT Business Analyst
4 10 (8.13%) Project Manager
4 10 (8.13%) Test Leader
5 8 (6.50%) Service Analyst
6 7 (5.69%) Financial Analyst
6 7 (5.69%) Tester
7 6 (4.88%) Agile Test Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) Banking Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (4.88%) Test Manager
8 5 (4.07%) Senior Business Analyst
9 4 (3.25%) Business Architect
9 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (3.25%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.50%) .NET
2 7 (5.69%) XML
3 5 (4.07%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (5.69%) CMDB
2 6 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.07%) Minimum Viable Product
3 5 (4.07%) PMI
4 4 (3.25%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.44%) CESG
5 3 (2.44%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (2.44%) e-Learning
5 3 (2.44%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.63%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.63%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.63%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.63%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.81%) iPad
7 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.81%) Online Games
7 1 (0.81%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.82%) Windows
2 10 (8.13%) Unix
3 8 (6.50%) Linux
3 8 (6.50%) Windows Server
4 6 (4.88%) AIX
4 6 (4.88%) Solaris
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (49.59%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (21.14%) Test Scripting
4 25 (20.33%) Test Automation
5 22 (17.89%) Business Analysis
6 20 (16.26%) PRINCE2
6 20 (16.26%) Project Management
7 18 (14.63%) Waterfall
8 16 (13.01%) Scrum
9 14 (11.38%) Integration Testing
9 14 (11.38%) Regression Testing
9 14 (11.38%) System Testing
9 14 (11.38%) UML
10 13 (10.57%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (10.57%) Test Strategy
11 12 (9.76%) Kanban
11 12 (9.76%) Migration
11 12 (9.76%) SDLC
11 12 (9.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 10 (8.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.95%) SQL
2 15 (12.20%) Java
3 7 (5.69%) PHP
4 3 (2.44%) COBOL
4 3 (2.44%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.63%) C
5 2 (1.63%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 50 (40.65%) ISTQB
2 15 (12.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (6.50%) Degree
3 8 (6.50%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.69%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.07%) PMI Certification
5 5 (4.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (2.44%) CISSP
6 3 (2.44%) CLAS
6 3 (2.44%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.63%) CBAP
7 2 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.81%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.63%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.81%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (6.50%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (5.69%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (5.69%) Puppet
3 2 (1.63%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (19.51%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.13%) Oracle
3 7 (5.69%) HP
4 6 (4.88%) webMethods
5 4 (3.25%) Niku
5 4 (3.25%) Pega
6 3 (2.44%) IBM
6 3 (2.44%) SAP
7 2 (1.63%) Cisco
7 2 (1.63%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.63%) Symantec
8 1 (0.81%) Unisys