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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 93 77 64
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -13
Contract jobs citing ISEB 30 33 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.18% 1.60% 2.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.44% 12.45% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 23
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£353 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.03 £31.56 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +16.87%
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
466 265 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.32% 12.88% 16.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 160 176
Average daily rate £350 £345 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 12 33
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% -23.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.12 £23.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -27.08%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 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
Birmingham -5 11 £375 - 4
Staffordshire -8 2 £250 -24.24%
Warwickshire -9 2 £313 -7.40% 1
Worcestershire - 1 £250 - 2
Coventry - - - - 2
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 26 (46.43%) ISTQB
2 24 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 23 (41.07%) SQL
4 12 (21.43%) Oracle
4 12 (21.43%) System Testing
4 12 (21.43%) Integration Testing
5 11 (19.64%) Business Analysis
5 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
5 11 (19.64%) T-SQL
5 11 (19.64%) MS Excel
6 9 (16.07%) ETL
6 9 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
6 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (16.07%) Test Automation
7 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (12.50%) ITIL
8 7 (12.50%) Finance
8 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.71%) Use Case
9 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
9 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
9 6 (10.71%) Test Strategy
9 6 (10.71%) Service Management
10 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (8.93%) Six Sigma
10 5 (8.93%) SAP
10 5 (8.93%) XML

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (19.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.36%) MS Visio
2 3 (5.36%) MS Office
3 2 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) SAP HR
1 2 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.79%) TRIRIGA
2 1 (1.79%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.79%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.79%) SAP CO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.57%) MySQL
4 2 (3.57%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
1 3 (5.36%) Selenium
2 2 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (1.79%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Law
2 2 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Billing
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (75.00%) Analyst
2 28 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 14 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 4 (7.14%) Tester
4 4 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) QA Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Test Manager
5 3 (5.36%) Technical Test Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Business Process Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Test Leader
6 2 (3.57%) Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Business Process Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Business Architect
6 2 (3.57%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Process Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) Quality Engineer
7 1 (1.79%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.93%) .NET
1 5 (8.93%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.36%) Statistics
3 2 (3.57%) EFT
4 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.79%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.93%) UNIX
2 2 (3.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 12 (21.43%) Integration Testing
2 12 (21.43%) System Testing
3 11 (19.64%) Business Analysis
4 9 (16.07%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.07%) ETL
4 9 (16.07%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (16.07%) Test Automation
5 7 (12.50%) ITIL
5 7 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (10.71%) Use Case
6 6 (10.71%) Service Management
6 6 (10.71%) Test Strategy
7 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (8.93%) Six Sigma
8 4 (7.14%) Release Management
8 4 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (5.36%) Functional Testing
9 3 (5.36%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.07%) SQL
2 11 (19.64%) T-SQL
3 3 (5.36%) C#
4 2 (3.57%) Java
4 2 (3.57%) PHP
4 2 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (46.43%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.71%) SC Cleared
2 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.14%) Degree
4 2 (3.57%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (3.57%) IIBA
4 2 (3.57%) CBAP
5 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) QA
2 2 (3.57%) COBIT
3 1 (1.79%) SLA
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) Oracle
2 9 (16.07%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.93%) Citrix
3 5 (8.93%) SAP
4 3 (5.36%) Pega
5 2 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.57%) webMethods
6 1 (1.79%) Mercator
6 1 (1.79%) Casewise
6 1 (1.79%) IBM
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 28 days ago