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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 96 75 100
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +25
Contract jobs citing ISEB 40 44 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.46% 1.72% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.80% 8.35% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 25 11
Median daily rate £400 £300 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £409 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £19.41 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+75.21% +29.36%
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
588 527 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.46% 20.59% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 268 229
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £512 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 53
Median hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.37 £10.45 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £45.00 £32.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +58.57%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 -4 10 £395 +21.53% 4
Shropshire 0 7 - - 1
Warwickshire 0 5 £415 -
Staffordshire -4 4 - - 3
Coventry -19 2 £390 +30.00% 5
Worcestershire +1 1 - -
Kingswinford - 1 £310 -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 62 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (43.97%) ISTQB
3 32 (27.59%) Test Scripting
4 25 (21.55%) Finance
4 25 (21.55%) SQL
4 25 (21.55%) Microsoft
5 20 (17.24%) Windows
5 20 (17.24%) Test Automation
6 19 (16.38%) Project Management
7 18 (15.52%) PRINCE2
7 18 (15.52%) SDLC
8 17 (14.66%) MS Excel
8 17 (14.66%) Java
8 17 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (14.66%) Business Analysis
9 16 (13.79%) System Testing
9 16 (13.79%) Selenium
9 16 (13.79%) Waterfall
9 16 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (12.93%) Oracle
10 15 (12.93%) Scrum
11 14 (12.07%) MS Office
11 14 (12.07%) Test Strategy
11 14 (12.07%) Integration Testing
12 13 (11.21%) BDD
12 13 (11.21%) Unix
12 13 (11.21%) Regression Testing
12 13 (11.21%) Migration
13 12 (10.34%) XML
13 12 (10.34%) Visual Studio

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 9 (7.76%) SharePoint
2 7 (6.03%) WebLogic
3 3 (2.59%) CMS
4 2 (1.72%) Confluence
4 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.72%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.86%) Documentum
Applications
1 17 (14.66%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.07%) MS Office
3 12 (10.34%) MS Project
4 10 (8.62%) MS Visio
5 7 (6.03%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (3.45%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.31%) WAN
2 3 (2.59%) Internet
3 2 (1.72%) Network Security
4 1 (0.86%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.45%) BusinessObjects
1 4 (3.45%) NonStop SQL
2 2 (1.72%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (13.79%) Selenium
2 12 (10.34%) JIRA
2 12 (10.34%) Visual Studio
3 9 (7.76%) Cucumber
4 7 (6.03%) Toad
5 3 (2.59%) Gatling
5 3 (2.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.59%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (1.72%) Appium
6 2 (1.72%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.72%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.86%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.86%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.86%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.86%) FogBugz
7 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.86%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.86%) SoapUI
General
1 25 (21.55%) Finance
2 10 (8.62%) Banking
3 6 (5.17%) Retail
4 1 (0.86%) Automotive
4 1 (0.86%) Games
4 1 (0.86%) Military
4 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (52.59%) Analyst
2 34 (29.31%) Test Analyst
3 20 (17.24%) Business Analyst
4 12 (10.34%) Test Leader
4 12 (10.34%) Test Manager
5 10 (8.62%) Agile Test Analyst
6 8 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.90%) Tester
7 7 (6.03%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (6.03%) Service Analyst
8 6 (5.17%) Automation Test Lead
9 5 (4.31%) Agile Business Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) Financial Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) Senior Business Analyst
9 5 (4.31%) Senior Manager
10 4 (3.45%) Agile Tester
10 4 (3.45%) Banking Analyst
10 4 (3.45%) Business IT Analyst
10 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (3.45%) IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.34%) XML
2 8 (6.90%) .NET
3 6 (5.17%) Web Services
4 2 (1.72%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.03%) CMDB
1 7 (6.03%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.31%) Minimum Viable Product
3 5 (4.31%) PMI
4 4 (3.45%) CESG
4 4 (3.45%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.59%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.72%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.72%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.72%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.86%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.86%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.86%) iPad
7 1 (0.86%) Online Games
7 1 (0.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.24%) Windows
2 13 (11.21%) Unix
3 9 (7.76%) Linux
4 8 (6.90%) Windows Server
5 7 (6.03%) AIX
5 7 (6.03%) Solaris
6 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (53.45%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.59%) Test Scripting
3 20 (17.24%) Test Automation
4 19 (16.38%) Project Management
5 18 (15.52%) PRINCE2
5 18 (15.52%) SDLC
6 17 (14.66%) Business Analysis
6 17 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (13.79%) System Testing
7 16 (13.79%) Waterfall
8 15 (12.93%) Scrum
9 14 (12.07%) Integration Testing
9 14 (12.07%) Test Strategy
10 13 (11.21%) BDD
10 13 (11.21%) Migration
10 13 (11.21%) Regression Testing
11 12 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (9.48%) Change Management
13 10 (8.62%) Functional Testing
13 10 (8.62%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (21.55%) SQL
2 17 (14.66%) Java
3 7 (6.03%) PHP
4 4 (3.45%) COBOL
4 4 (3.45%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.72%) C
6 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 51 (43.97%) ISTQB
2 16 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (6.03%) Degree
4 5 (4.31%) PMI Certification
4 5 (4.31%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.45%) CISSP
5 4 (3.45%) CLAS
5 4 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.59%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.59%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.72%) CBAP
7 2 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.86%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.62%) QA
2 4 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.86%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (6.03%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (6.03%) Puppet
2 4 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.72%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 25 (21.55%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.93%) Oracle
3 8 (6.90%) webMethods
4 4 (3.45%) Niku
5 2 (1.72%) Cisco
5 2 (1.72%) Guidewire
5 2 (1.72%) HP
5 2 (1.72%) SAP
5 2 (1.72%) Symantec
6 1 (0.86%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.86%) Demandware
6 1 (0.86%) hybris
6 1 (0.86%) Pega
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