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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 74 66 83
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +17
Contract jobs citing ISEB 76 55 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.30% 2.21% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.46% 12.22% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 49 15
Median daily rate £350 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £295 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £352 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.85 £36.72 £31.56
% change year-on-year
-59.55% +16.35%
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
663 450 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 20.04% 18.06% 18.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 251 224
Median daily rate £400 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 27
Median hourly rate £36.00 £31.44 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% +46.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £13.06 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.50 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £19.91
% change year-on-year
+24.44% +13.00%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Shropshire -5 18 £390 - 2
Birmingham -1 15 £330 -2.94% 7
Warwickshire -3 12 £358 +2.14%
Coventry -27 7 £340 +13.33% 3
Herefordshire - 6 £344 - 4
Worcestershire -4 3 £381 +17.30% 1
Wolverhampton -1 1 £350 +133.33% 1
Staffordshire - 1 £413 -
Solihull - 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 63 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (42.64%) ISTQB
3 38 (29.46%) Finance
4 34 (26.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 28 (21.71%) SQL
6 26 (20.16%) Test Scripting
7 24 (18.60%) Test Automation
8 23 (17.83%) Microsoft
9 22 (17.05%) Waterfall
10 21 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 21 (16.28%) Project Management
11 20 (15.50%) Scrum
12 19 (14.73%) PRINCE2
12 19 (14.73%) Business Analysis
13 18 (13.95%) Java
14 17 (13.18%) MS Excel
15 16 (12.40%) Windows
16 15 (11.63%) Unix
16 15 (11.63%) Kanban
17 14 (10.85%) UML
17 14 (10.85%) Oracle
18 13 (10.08%) System Testing
19 12 (9.30%) JIRA
19 12 (9.30%) Software Testing
19 12 (9.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
19 12 (9.30%) MS Office
19 12 (9.30%) Migration
19 12 (9.30%) SDLC
20 11 (8.53%) Banking
20 11 (8.53%) Retail

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 7 (5.43%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.65%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.10%) Confluence
4 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.55%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (1.55%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.55%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.78%) CMS
5 1 (0.78%) Documentum
Applications
1 17 (13.18%) MS Excel
2 12 (9.30%) MS Office
3 10 (7.75%) MS Visio
4 9 (6.98%) MS Project
5 7 (5.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (3.10%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.78%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.33%) SaaS
3 3 (2.33%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (1.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.88%) WAN
2 4 (3.10%) Internet
3 2 (1.55%) Network Security
4 1 (0.78%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.43%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.88%) SQL Server
4 4 (3.10%) Hadoop
4 4 (3.10%) Pentaho
5 3 (2.33%) NonStop SQL
6 2 (1.55%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (1.55%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (9.30%) JIRA
2 11 (8.53%) Visual Studio
3 10 (7.75%) Selenium
4 6 (4.65%) Cucumber
5 5 (3.88%) Toad
6 3 (2.33%) SpecFlow
7 2 (1.55%) Gatling
7 2 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.78%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.78%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.78%) HP UFT
General
1 38 (29.46%) Finance
2 11 (8.53%) Banking
2 11 (8.53%) Retail
3 3 (2.33%) Automotive
3 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.55%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Military
Job Titles
1 83 (64.34%) Analyst
2 48 (37.21%) Test Analyst
3 29 (22.48%) Business Analyst
4 10 (7.75%) Business IT Analyst
4 10 (7.75%) IT Analyst
4 10 (7.75%) IT Business Analyst
4 10 (7.75%) Project Manager
4 10 (7.75%) Test Leader
5 8 (6.20%) Financial Analyst
5 8 (6.20%) Test Manager
6 7 (5.43%) Agile Test Analyst
6 7 (5.43%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.65%) Banking Analyst
7 6 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) Agile Business Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) Senior Business Analyst
9 4 (3.10%) Environment Manager
9 4 (3.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (3.10%) Senior Manager
9 4 (3.10%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.75%) XML
2 5 (3.88%) .NET
2 5 (3.88%) Web Services
3 2 (1.55%) XBRL
4 1 (0.78%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.43%) CMDB
3 5 (3.88%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.88%) Minimum Viable Product
3 5 (3.88%) PMI
4 4 (3.10%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.33%) CESG
5 3 (2.33%) CESG CLAS
5 3 (2.33%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.33%) e-Learning
5 3 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.55%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.55%) EPoS
6 2 (1.55%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.78%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.78%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 16 (12.40%) Windows
2 15 (11.63%) Unix
3 6 (4.65%) Linux
3 6 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.10%) AIX
4 4 (3.10%) Solaris
5 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (48.84%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (26.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 26 (20.16%) Test Scripting
4 24 (18.60%) Test Automation
5 22 (17.05%) Waterfall
6 21 (16.28%) Project Management
7 20 (15.50%) Scrum
8 19 (14.73%) Business Analysis
8 19 (14.73%) PRINCE2
9 15 (11.63%) Kanban
10 14 (10.85%) UML
11 13 (10.08%) System Testing
12 12 (9.30%) Migration
12 12 (9.30%) SDLC
12 12 (9.30%) Software Testing
12 12 (9.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 11 (8.53%) Integration Testing
13 11 (8.53%) ITIL
13 11 (8.53%) Test Strategy
14 10 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 28 (21.71%) SQL
2 18 (13.95%) Java
3 7 (5.43%) PHP
4 6 (4.65%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.55%) COBOL
7 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 55 (42.64%) ISTQB
2 21 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (6.98%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.20%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.43%) Degree
6 5 (3.88%) PMI Certification
6 5 (3.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 3 (2.33%) CISSP
7 3 (2.33%) CLAS
7 3 (2.33%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.33%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.55%) MCP
9 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.78%) PMP
9 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) QA
1 4 (3.10%) SLA
2 3 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.78%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (6.20%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (5.43%) Puppet
3 2 (1.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 23 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.85%) Oracle
3 9 (6.98%) HP
4 7 (5.43%) webMethods
5 4 (3.10%) Cloudera
5 4 (3.10%) Niku
5 4 (3.10%) Pega
5 4 (3.10%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.33%) IBM
6 3 (2.33%) SAP
6 3 (2.33%) Unisys
7 2 (1.55%) Cisco
7 2 (1.55%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.55%) Symantec
8 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint