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 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 88 100 73
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -27
Contract jobs citing ISEB 51 30 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.78% 1.12% 1.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.37% 5.77% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 22
Median daily rate £335 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £287 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £460 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.65 £19.94 £22.38
% change year-on-year
+93.80% -10.88%
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
609 520 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.26% 19.35% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 284 198
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 45 34
Median hourly rate £18.28 £29.00 £16.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.98% +74.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.70 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £39.80 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Birmingham +3 16 £330 -17.50% 7
Shropshire -22 9 £380 - 1
Coventry 0 4 £280 -6.66% 6
Warwickshire -2 3 £450 +12.50% 2
Staffordshire +15 2 £383 +17.69%
Smethwick - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 £500 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 63 (63.00%) ISTQB
2 49 (49.00%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (27.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 25 (25.00%) SQL
5 23 (23.00%) Test Scripting
6 22 (22.00%) Finance
7 19 (19.00%) Scrum
8 16 (16.00%) Unix
8 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
9 14 (14.00%) Business Analysis
10 13 (13.00%) QA
10 13 (13.00%) Oracle
10 13 (13.00%) Test Automation
11 12 (12.00%) System Testing
11 12 (12.00%) Kanban
12 11 (11.00%) Cucumber
12 11 (11.00%) Migration
13 10 (10.00%) TDD
13 10 (10.00%) Software Testing
13 10 (10.00%) Waterfall
14 9 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (9.00%) Retail
14 9 (9.00%) Java
14 9 (9.00%) UML
15 8 (8.00%) Security Cleared
15 8 (8.00%) Pega
15 8 (8.00%) Requirements Engineering
15 8 (8.00%) Test Strategy
16 7 (7.00%) Gherkin

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 4 (4.00%) Confluence
2 2 (2.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.00%) Node.js
3 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.00%) MS Office
2 3 (3.00%) MS Project
3 1 (1.00%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.00%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.00%) DSL
2 1 (1.00%) HTTP
2 1 (1.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (4.00%) Hadoop
2 4 (4.00%) Pentaho
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (11.00%) Cucumber
2 7 (7.00%) Selenium
3 6 (6.00%) JIRA
4 3 (3.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.00%) Gatling
5 2 (2.00%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.00%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.00%) LabVIEW
6 1 (1.00%) Toad
6 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.00%) WebDriver
General
1 22 (22.00%) Finance
2 9 (9.00%) Retail
3 3 (3.00%) Back Office
3 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.00%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.00%) Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 67 (67.00%) Analyst
2 50 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 15 (15.00%) Business Analyst
4 11 (11.00%) Tester
5 7 (7.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 7 (7.00%) Test Manager
6 6 (6.00%) CRM Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Business IT Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Financial Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) IT Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) IT Business Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.00%) Software Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Test Leader
9 3 (3.00%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.00%) Senior Project Manager
9 3 (3.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (4.00%) XML
3 3 (3.00%) HTML
4 2 (2.00%) EDI
4 2 (2.00%) XBRL
5 1 (1.00%) .NET
5 1 (1.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.00%) EPoS
3 3 (3.00%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (2.00%) PMI
5 1 (1.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.00%) Unix
2 4 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (1.00%) AIX
3 1 (1.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (49.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (27.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (23.00%) Test Scripting
4 19 (19.00%) Scrum
5 14 (14.00%) Business Analysis
6 13 (13.00%) Test Automation
7 12 (12.00%) Kanban
7 12 (12.00%) System Testing
8 11 (11.00%) Migration
9 10 (10.00%) Software Testing
9 10 (10.00%) TDD
9 10 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 9 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (9.00%) UML
11 8 (8.00%) Requirements Engineering
11 8 (8.00%) Test Strategy
12 7 (7.00%) CRM
12 7 (7.00%) E-Commerce
12 7 (7.00%) SDLC
12 7 (7.00%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.00%) SQL
2 9 (9.00%) Java
3 4 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.00%) C#
4 2 (2.00%) VB
5 1 (1.00%) C
5 1 (1.00%) Groovy
5 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 63 (63.00%) ISTQB
2 25 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 6 (6.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.00%) Degree
5 4 (4.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (3.00%) CISSP
7 2 (2.00%) APMP
7 2 (2.00%) MCP
7 2 (2.00%) PMI Certification
7 2 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.00%) QA
2 3 (3.00%) COBIT
2 3 (3.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.00%) SLA
3 1 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.00%) Oracle
3 8 (8.00%) Pega
4 5 (5.00%) HP
5 4 (4.00%) Cloudera
5 4 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.00%) Unisys
7 2 (2.00%) webMethods
8 1 (1.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.00%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.00%) Niku
8 1 (1.00%) SAP
8 1 (1.00%) VMware
West Midlands
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £370 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Coburg Banks IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago