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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 63 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -2
Contract jobs citing ISEB 55 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.21% 1.38% 1.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.50% 7.78% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 15 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.72 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
+16.35% +147.49%
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
440 450 290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.69% 17.77% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 212 150
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 25
Average hourly rate £32.50 £26.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.01% +32.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.06 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £30.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £19.91 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.00% -0.45%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Coventry - 20 £300 - 5
Warwickshire +12 12 £350 +12.00%
Worcestershire +4 8 £325 -32.98%
Birmingham +3 6 £340 -9.33% 7
Shropshire -7 3 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £150 - 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 44 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (46.24%) ISTQB
3 33 (35.48%) Waterfall
4 32 (34.41%) Test Scripting
5 31 (33.33%) SQL
6 25 (26.88%) V-Model
7 23 (24.73%) HP Quality Center
8 19 (20.43%) Integration Testing
8 19 (20.43%) User Acceptance Testing
9 18 (19.35%) XML
9 18 (19.35%) Business Analysis
10 17 (18.28%) PRINCE2
10 17 (18.28%) Finance
11 16 (17.20%) BizTalk Server
11 16 (17.20%) XML Messaging
12 14 (15.05%) Migration
12 14 (15.05%) Business Process Mapping
13 12 (12.90%) Data Migration
13 12 (12.90%) Project Management
14 9 (9.68%) Process Management
15 8 (8.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 7 (7.53%) QA
16 7 (7.53%) Stakeholder Analysis
16 7 (7.53%) Change Management
16 7 (7.53%) T-SQL
16 7 (7.53%) MS Excel
16 7 (7.53%) IBM
16 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
16 7 (7.53%) ETL
16 7 (7.53%) PMP

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (17.20%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.45%) SPSS
3 2 (2.15%) MS Office
4 1 (1.08%) MS Project
4 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.08%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) WAN
2 1 (1.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.30%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Selenium
1 6 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.30%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (3.23%) NUnit
3 3 (3.23%) WebDriver
3 3 (3.23%) SpecFlow
4 2 (2.15%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.08%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.08%) JIRA
General
1 17 (18.28%) Finance
2 4 (4.30%) Retail
3 3 (3.23%) Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Law
5 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.08%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 66 (70.97%) Analyst
2 34 (36.56%) Test Analyst
3 31 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 12 (12.90%) Project Manager
5 9 (9.68%) Tester
6 7 (7.53%) Business Manager
6 7 (7.53%) Integration Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) Integration Test Analyst
7 6 (6.45%) Business Project Manager
8 5 (5.38%) UAT Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) UAT Test Analyst
8 5 (5.38%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.30%) Data Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Selenium Tester
9 4 (4.30%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Data Migration Analyst
10 3 (3.23%) Systems Test Analyst
10 3 (3.23%) Systems Integration Analyst
10 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Manager
10 3 (3.23%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (19.35%) XML
2 16 (17.20%) XML Messaging
3 4 (4.30%) .NET
4 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.08%) CSS
5 1 (1.08%) XSD
5 1 (1.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.30%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.23%) EPoS
4 1 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.08%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.08%) Life Science
4 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.30%) UNIX
2 2 (2.15%) Windows
3 1 (1.08%) Solaris
3 1 (1.08%) Linux
3 1 (1.08%) CentOS
3 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (35.48%) Waterfall
3 32 (34.41%) Test Scripting
4 25 (26.88%) V-Model
5 19 (20.43%) Integration Testing
5 19 (20.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (19.35%) Business Analysis
7 17 (18.28%) PRINCE2
8 14 (15.05%) Migration
8 14 (15.05%) Business Process Mapping
9 12 (12.90%) Data Migration
9 12 (12.90%) Project Management
10 9 (9.68%) Process Management
11 7 (7.53%) Change Management
11 7 (7.53%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (7.53%) ETL
11 7 (7.53%) Stakeholder Analysis
12 6 (6.45%) System Testing
12 6 (6.45%) Scrum
12 6 (6.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 31 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (7.53%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.23%) C#
4 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 43 (46.24%) ISTQB
2 8 (8.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (7.53%) ISEB Practitioner
3 7 (7.53%) PMP
3 7 (7.53%) PMI Certification
4 4 (4.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (3.23%) Degree
6 2 (2.15%) CISSP
6 2 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.08%) CISA
7 1 (1.08%) CISM
7 1 (1.08%) CBAP
7 1 (1.08%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.53%) QA
2 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.08%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (24.73%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (7.53%) IBM
1 7 (7.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.30%) HP
2 4 (4.30%) Talend
2 4 (4.30%) Oracle
3 1 (1.08%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (1.08%) Apple
3 1 (1.08%) Sage
3 1 (1.08%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.08%) VMware
3 1 (1.08%) Pega