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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 96 69 80
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +11
Contract jobs citing ISEB 24 46 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.93% 2.05% 1.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.32% 11.89% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 11
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £255 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.00 £21.94 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+86.89% -26.87%
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
451 387 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.48% 17.27% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 184 118
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 16 32
Average hourly rate £30.20 £15.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+101.33% -54.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.20 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+36.11% -28.00%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 -8 9 £375 -11.76% 8
Coventry +3 4 £275 -21.42% 1
Warwickshire -3 2 £400 +6.66% 3
Shropshire -12 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 3
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 20 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (34.55%) ISTQB
3 16 (29.09%) Finance
4 15 (27.27%) Test Scripting
5 14 (25.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (25.45%) Business Analysis
6 13 (23.64%) SQL
7 12 (21.82%) Project Management
7 12 (21.82%) System Testing
8 10 (18.18%) ITIL
8 10 (18.18%) PRINCE2
8 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
9 9 (16.36%) Scrum
10 7 (12.73%) HP
10 7 (12.73%) QA
10 7 (12.73%) User Stories
11 6 (10.91%) Mentoring
11 6 (10.91%) Use Case
11 6 (10.91%) Law
12 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (9.09%) Web Services
12 5 (9.09%) Oracle
12 5 (9.09%) Software Testing
12 5 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (7.27%) Degree
13 4 (7.27%) Manual Testing
13 4 (7.27%) UML
13 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
14 3 (5.45%) ETL

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Office
3 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) HTTP
1 1 (1.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.82%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (29.09%) Finance
2 6 (10.91%) Law
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (72.73%) Analyst
2 21 (38.18%) Business Analyst
3 19 (34.55%) Test Analyst
4 7 (12.73%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Business Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Transition Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Tester
6 3 (5.45%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Senior IT Business Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) UAT Test Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) IT Business Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) UAT Analyst
7 2 (3.64%) Environment Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.64%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (3.64%) Software Tester
8 1 (1.82%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) NHS
2 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.64%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.82%) Open Source
3 1 (1.82%) User Experience
3 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
1 2 (3.64%) Android
2 1 (1.82%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 14 (25.45%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (25.45%) Business Analysis
4 12 (21.82%) Project Management
4 12 (21.82%) System Testing
5 10 (18.18%) ITIL
5 10 (18.18%) PRINCE2
6 9 (16.36%) Scrum
7 7 (12.73%) User Stories
8 6 (10.91%) Mentoring
8 6 (10.91%) Use Case
9 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 4 (7.27%) Manual Testing
10 4 (7.27%) UML
11 3 (5.45%) ETL
11 3 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (5.45%) CRM
11 3 (5.45%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) SQL
2 3 (5.45%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.82%) PHP
3 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) ISTQB
2 4 (7.27%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.82%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.73%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) HP
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.82%) Pega
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