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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 81 77 74
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs citing ISEB 38 36 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.56% 1.58% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.41% 9.14% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £290 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.25% -14.00%
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
452 394 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.59% 17.26% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 190 122
Average daily rate £340 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £179 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 23
Average hourly rate £29.91 £22.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.93% -19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.18%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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
Birmingham +5 19 £350 -12.50% 9
Worcestershire +8 7 £325 -17.46% 3
Warwickshire +1 2 £400 - 1
Staffordshire 0 2 £325 -7.14% 1
Shropshire - 2 - - 2
Coventry -9 1 £300 -7.69% 3
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 19 (29.69%) ISTQB
2 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (26.56%) Finance
4 15 (23.44%) Business Analysis
5 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (21.88%) Test Scripting
6 11 (17.19%) SQL
7 10 (15.63%) HP
8 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
8 9 (14.06%) Project Management
8 9 (14.06%) QA
9 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 8 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
10 7 (10.94%) User Stories
10 7 (10.94%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (9.38%) System Testing
11 6 (9.38%) Use Case
11 6 (9.38%) Scrum
11 6 (9.38%) ITIL
11 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
12 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (7.81%) Risk Management
12 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (7.81%) Selenium
12 5 (7.81%) Automated Testing
13 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 4 (6.25%) Manual Testing
13 4 (6.25%) Change Management
13 4 (6.25%) Information Security
13 4 (6.25%) .NET

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.56%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (1.56%) Intranet
2 1 (1.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Selenium
2 3 (4.69%) SpecFlow
2 3 (4.69%) WebDriver
2 3 (4.69%) NUnit
3 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (26.56%) Finance
2 2 (3.13%) Banking
2 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.13%) Law
3 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 41 (64.06%) Analyst
2 23 (35.94%) Business Analyst
3 17 (26.56%) Test Analyst
4 7 (10.94%) Tester
5 5 (7.81%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 3 (4.69%) UAT Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) UAT Test Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Transition Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.13%) Coordinator
8 2 (3.13%) Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Test Coordinator
8 2 (3.13%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.13%) Test Team Leader
8 2 (3.13%) Software Tester
8 2 (3.13%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.56%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) .NET
2 3 (4.69%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.13%) NHS
3 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
4 1 (1.56%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Android
1 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.56%) UNIX
2 1 (1.56%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (23.44%) Business Analysis
3 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (21.88%) Test Scripting
4 9 (14.06%) PRINCE2
4 9 (14.06%) Project Management
5 8 (12.50%) Business Process Mapping
6 7 (10.94%) User Stories
7 6 (9.38%) System Testing
7 6 (9.38%) Use Case
7 6 (9.38%) Scrum
7 6 (9.38%) ITIL
8 5 (7.81%) Risk Management
8 5 (7.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.81%) Automated Testing
9 4 (6.25%) Manual Testing
9 4 (6.25%) Change Management
9 4 (6.25%) Information Security
10 3 (4.69%) Transition Management
10 3 (4.69%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) SQL
2 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
2 3 (4.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (29.69%) ISTQB
2 4 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (4.69%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.56%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) CBAP
5 1 (1.56%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (15.63%) HP
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (1.56%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.56%) Sage
4 1 (1.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.56%) Pega
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