The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 92 80 47
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -33
Contract jobs citing ISEB 26 28 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.11% 1.45% 2.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.60% 8.92% 19.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 31
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £378 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £12.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+135.29% -46.31%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
394 314 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.82% 16.25% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 150 176
Average daily rate £350 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 19
Average hourly rate £21.50 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.57% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £7.95 £12.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £57.50 £28.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.54%
ISEB
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -10 5 £450 +28.57% 6
Coventry -13 5 £300 - 5
Worcestershire -6 2 £485 +49.23% 1
Warwickshire -5 1 - - 3
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 36 (49.32%) ISTQB
2 24 (32.88%) Test Scripting
3 20 (27.40%) SAP
4 16 (21.92%) Software Testing
5 15 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (20.55%) Test Strategy
5 15 (20.55%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (19.18%) Business Analysis
6 14 (19.18%) SQL
6 14 (19.18%) ERP
7 13 (17.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 12 (16.44%) Integration Testing
9 11 (15.07%) HP Quality Center
9 11 (15.07%) ITIL
10 10 (13.70%) Security Cleared
11 9 (12.33%) SC Cleared
11 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 9 (12.33%) PRINCE2
11 9 (12.33%) Oracle
11 9 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
12 8 (10.96%) Change Management
12 8 (10.96%) QA
12 8 (10.96%) Selenium
12 8 (10.96%) Degree
13 7 (9.59%) JIRA
13 7 (9.59%) System Testing
13 7 (9.59%) Project Management
13 7 (9.59%) UNIX
13 7 (9.59%) HP

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3 (4.11%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.37%) Drupal
2 1 (1.37%) Alfresco
2 1 (1.37%) WebLogic Integration
2 1 (1.37%) Apache
2 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.48%) MS Office
3 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) TRIRIGA
1 5 (6.85%) SAP HR
2 2 (2.74%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.74%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.74%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.37%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.37%) SAP HCM
3 1 (1.37%) Retail-J
3 1 (1.37%) SAP BPC
3 1 (1.37%) SAP CRM
3 1 (1.37%) SAP PM
3 1 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) Wireless
1 2 (2.74%) LAN
1 2 (2.74%) WAN
1 2 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (2.74%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.37%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) SAP BI
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.37%) MS Access
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Selenium
2 7 (9.59%) JIRA
3 3 (4.11%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.74%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.37%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.37%) Toad
5 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (5.48%) Retail
1 4 (5.48%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Marketing
3 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.37%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 44 (60.27%) Analyst
2 27 (36.99%) Test Analyst
3 13 (17.81%) Business Analyst
4 8 (10.96%) SAP Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) SAP Test Analyst
5 7 (9.59%) Test Manager
6 5 (6.85%) Test Leader
6 5 (6.85%) Tester
7 3 (4.11%) Architect
7 3 (4.11%) Project Manager
7 3 (4.11%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (4.11%) QA Engineer
8 2 (2.74%) Quality Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Environment Manager
8 2 (2.74%) QA Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Business Architect
8 2 (2.74%) Business Process Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Business Systems Analyst
8 2 (2.74%) Process Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.85%) XML
2 4 (5.48%) .NET
3 2 (2.74%) HTML
3 2 (2.74%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (2.74%) EPoS
2 2 (2.74%) EFT
2 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.37%) SCADA
3 1 (1.37%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.59%) UNIX
2 4 (5.48%) Windows
3 3 (4.11%) Linux
4 1 (1.37%) HPUX
4 1 (1.37%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.88%) Test Scripting
2 16 (21.92%) Software Testing
3 15 (20.55%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (20.55%) Test Strategy
3 15 (20.55%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (19.18%) Business Analysis
4 14 (19.18%) ERP
5 12 (16.44%) Integration Testing
6 11 (15.07%) ITIL
7 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 9 (12.33%) PRINCE2
7 9 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (10.96%) Change Management
9 7 (9.59%) System Testing
9 7 (9.59%) Project Management
10 6 (8.22%) Test Automation
10 6 (8.22%) Use Case
11 5 (6.85%) Test Management
11 5 (6.85%) Performance Testing
11 5 (6.85%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.18%) SQL
2 4 (5.48%) T-SQL
2 4 (5.48%) Java
3 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.74%) COBOL
4 2 (2.74%) VB
5 1 (1.37%) FoxPro (VFP)
5 1 (1.37%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.37%) VBScript
5 1 (1.37%) PHP
5 1 (1.37%) C#
Qualifications
1 36 (49.32%) ISTQB
2 13 (17.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (13.70%) Security Cleared
4 9 (12.33%) SC Cleared
5 8 (10.96%) Degree
6 5 (6.85%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (2.74%) IIBA
7 2 (2.74%) CBAP
7 2 (2.74%) APMP
8 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.37%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) QA
2 4 (5.48%) COBIT
3 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) XenApp
1 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (15.07%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.74%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 20 (27.40%) SAP
2 9 (12.33%) Oracle
3 7 (9.59%) HP
4 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.11%) Pega
5 3 (4.11%) IBM
5 3 (4.11%) JD Edwards
6 2 (2.74%) Cisco
6 2 (2.74%) Citrix
6 2 (2.74%) webMethods
7 1 (1.37%) Mercator
7 1 (1.37%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.37%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.37%) Siebel
7 1 (1.37%) Casewise
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