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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 79 76 75
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing ISEB 31 30 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.36% 1.39% 1.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.09% 10.60% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 15
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£314 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.35% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.85 £32.78 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-54.69% +48.98%
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
437 283 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.17% 13.10% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 163 137
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 8 25
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.05 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £22.69 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.90
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.58%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -8 8 £355 -11.25% 6
Coventry +2 7 £300 -14.28%
Staffordshire +4 1 £250 -37.50% 2
Worcestershire -9 1 £250 -30.79%
Walsall - 1 £328 -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 23 (35.38%) Test Scripting
3 22 (33.85%) SQL
4 21 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (24.62%) System Testing
6 15 (23.08%) Business Analysis
6 15 (23.08%) Finance
7 14 (21.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
10 11 (16.92%) ITIL
11 10 (15.38%) Oracle
12 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
12 9 (13.85%) T-SQL
12 9 (13.85%) Test Automation
12 9 (13.85%) Scrum
13 8 (12.31%) Integration Testing
13 8 (12.31%) Project Management
14 7 (10.77%) PRINCE2
14 7 (10.77%) Data Warehouse
14 7 (10.77%) ETL
14 7 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
14 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
14 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
15 6 (9.23%) Use Case
15 6 (9.23%) User Stories
15 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio
15 6 (9.23%) .NET

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.62%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.54%) TRIRIGA
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.77%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 7 (10.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.08%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (23.08%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Law
3 1 (1.54%) Legal
3 1 (1.54%) Billing
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 49 (75.38%) Analyst
2 26 (40.00%) Test Analyst
3 23 (35.38%) Business Analyst
4 11 (16.92%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (9.23%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
6 5 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
7 4 (6.15%) Test Engineer
7 4 (6.15%) Tester
8 3 (4.62%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Technical Test Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Environment Manager
9 2 (3.08%) Business Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Senior IT Business Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) IT Business Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Business Process Architect
9 2 (3.08%) Process Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Quality Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Business Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) .NET
2 5 (7.69%) Web Services
3 2 (3.08%) XML
4 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.62%) Statistics
3 1 (1.54%) Open Source
3 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.54%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.08%) UNIX
2 1 (1.54%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Android
2 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.38%) Test Scripting
2 21 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (24.62%) System Testing
4 15 (23.08%) Business Analysis
5 14 (21.54%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (16.92%) ITIL
7 9 (13.85%) Scrum
7 9 (13.85%) Test Automation
8 8 (12.31%) Integration Testing
8 8 (12.31%) Project Management
9 7 (10.77%) PRINCE2
9 7 (10.77%) ETL
9 7 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (9.23%) Use Case
10 6 (9.23%) User Stories
11 5 (7.69%) Release Management
11 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (7.69%) UML
11 5 (7.69%) Service Management
11 5 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.85%) SQL
2 9 (13.85%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.62%) VB
3 3 (4.62%) C#
4 2 (3.08%) PHP
5 1 (1.54%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.23%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) Degree
5 2 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (3.08%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.54%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) COBIT
3 1 (1.54%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.38%) Oracle
3 5 (7.69%) Citrix
4 3 (4.62%) HP
5 1 (1.54%) IBM
5 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.54%) webMethods
5 1 (1.54%) Pega