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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 80 85 74
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs citing ISEB 55 38 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.91% 1.50% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.83% 7.74% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 21
Median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £281 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £19.94 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+78.03% -7.25%
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
623 491 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 21.62% 19.44% 17.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 287 203
Median daily rate £375 £340 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 40
Median hourly rate £18.28 £29.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.86% +30.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £13.45 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+55.55% +25.00%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +9 22 £330 -12.00% 9
Shropshire -31 9 £360 - 2
Coventry 0 5 £365 +21.66% 1
Warwickshire -1 5 £438 +9.37% 1
Staffordshire +6 1 £425 +30.76%
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 60 (58.82%) ISTQB
2 48 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (32.35%) User Acceptance Testing
4 25 (24.51%) SQL
4 25 (24.51%) Finance
5 23 (22.55%) Test Scripting
5 23 (22.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 18 (17.65%) Scrum
7 16 (15.69%) Business Analysis
8 15 (14.71%) Unix
8 15 (14.71%) Test Automation
9 14 (13.73%) Microsoft
10 13 (12.75%) Oracle
10 13 (12.75%) QA
10 13 (12.75%) Waterfall
11 12 (11.76%) Software Testing
12 11 (10.78%) Migration
12 11 (10.78%) UML
12 11 (10.78%) Kanban
13 10 (9.80%) Requirements Engineering
14 9 (8.82%) System Testing
14 9 (8.82%) Pega
14 9 (8.82%) Java
14 9 (8.82%) Retail
15 8 (7.84%) Project Management
15 8 (7.84%) ITIL
15 8 (7.84%) PRINCE2
15 8 (7.84%) Cucumber
15 8 (7.84%) Test Strategy
16 7 (6.86%) Stakeholder Engagement

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 4 (3.92%) Confluence
2 2 (1.96%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.98%) Node.js
3 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (3.92%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.92%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.94%) MS Office
2 3 (2.94%) MS Project
3 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.98%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 4 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.98%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.96%) Office 365
2 2 (1.96%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) DSL
2 1 (0.98%) HTTP
2 1 (0.98%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (3.92%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.92%) Pentaho
2 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (7.84%) Cucumber
2 6 (5.88%) JIRA
2 6 (5.88%) Selenium
3 3 (2.94%) SpecFlow
4 2 (1.96%) Gatling
4 2 (1.96%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.98%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.98%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.98%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.98%) Toad
5 1 (0.98%) WebDriver
General
1 25 (24.51%) Finance
2 9 (8.82%) Retail
3 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.96%) Automotive
4 2 (1.96%) Back Office
5 1 (0.98%) Banking
5 1 (0.98%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (0.98%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 69 (67.65%) Analyst
2 48 (47.06%) Test Analyst
3 19 (18.63%) Business Analyst
4 9 (8.82%) Tester
5 7 (6.86%) Test Manager
6 6 (5.88%) Business IT Analyst
6 6 (5.88%) IT Analyst
6 6 (5.88%) IT Business Analyst
6 6 (5.88%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.90%) E-Commerce Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Environment Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Financial Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Software Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Test Leader
9 3 (2.94%) Chief Information Officer
9 3 (2.94%) Chief Information Security Officer
9 3 (2.94%) Information Security Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) Gherkin
1 4 (3.92%) XML
2 3 (2.94%) HTML
3 2 (1.96%) EDI
3 2 (1.96%) XBRL
4 1 (0.98%) .NET
4 1 (0.98%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.90%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.92%) EPoS
4 3 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.96%) Data Integration
5 2 (1.96%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (1.96%) PMI
6 1 (0.98%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.98%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.71%) Unix
2 5 (4.90%) Windows
3 1 (0.98%) AIX
3 1 (0.98%) Linux
3 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
3 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.98%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (32.35%) User Acceptance Testing
3 23 (22.55%) Test Scripting
4 18 (17.65%) Scrum
5 16 (15.69%) Business Analysis
6 15 (14.71%) Test Automation
7 13 (12.75%) Waterfall
8 12 (11.76%) Software Testing
9 11 (10.78%) Kanban
9 11 (10.78%) Migration
9 11 (10.78%) UML
10 10 (9.80%) Requirements Engineering
11 9 (8.82%) System Testing
12 8 (7.84%) ITIL
12 8 (7.84%) PRINCE2
12 8 (7.84%) Project Management
12 8 (7.84%) Test Strategy
13 7 (6.86%) E-Commerce
13 7 (6.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 7 (6.86%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.51%) SQL
2 9 (8.82%) Java
3 5 (4.90%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.96%) VB
5 1 (0.98%) C
5 1 (0.98%) C#
5 1 (0.98%) Groovy
5 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.98%) Scala
Qualifications
1 60 (58.82%) ISTQB
2 23 (22.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (6.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (3.92%) Degree
5 4 (3.92%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (2.94%) CISSP
7 2 (1.96%) APMP
7 2 (1.96%) MCP
7 2 (1.96%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.75%) QA
2 4 (3.92%) SLA
3 3 (2.94%) COBIT
3 3 (2.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (4.90%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (6.86%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (13.73%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.75%) Oracle
3 9 (8.82%) Pega
4 7 (6.86%) HP
5 4 (3.92%) Cloudera
5 4 (3.92%) Red Hat
6 3 (2.94%) Unisys
7 2 (1.96%) IBM
7 2 (1.96%) SAP
7 2 (1.96%) webMethods
8 1 (0.98%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.98%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.98%) Niku
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