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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 97 72 76
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +4
Contract jobs citing ISEB 30 43 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.12% 1.83% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.89% 10.31% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £301 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £450 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £22.38 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.88% -25.41%
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
509 417 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.95% 17.74% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 189 123
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 33 19
Average hourly rate £29.41 £16.75 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.58% -40.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £65.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.00% -21.73%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015. 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 -4 13 £400 -5.88% 4
Warwickshire 0 3 £400 -
Coventry -1 3 £300 -7.69%
Staffordshire -11 2 £325 -7.14%
Shropshire - 2 - - 2
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (32.26%) ISTQB
3 18 (29.03%) Finance
4 16 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (24.19%) Test Scripting
6 14 (22.58%) SQL
7 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
7 12 (19.35%) Business Analysis
8 11 (17.74%) System Testing
8 11 (17.74%) PRINCE2
8 11 (17.74%) Project Management
9 9 (14.52%) Scrum
9 9 (14.52%) HP
10 8 (12.90%) ITIL
10 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
10 8 (12.90%) QA
11 7 (11.29%) User Stories
12 6 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (9.68%) Mentoring
12 6 (9.68%) Use Case
12 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (8.06%) Web Services
13 5 (8.06%) Oracle
13 5 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (8.06%) Degree
14 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 4 (6.45%) Software Testing
14 4 (6.45%) CRM
14 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
15 3 (4.84%) Six Sigma

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 (1.61%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.84%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.61%) MS Project
3 1 (1.61%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.23%) WAN
2 1 (1.61%) HTTP
2 1 (1.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
1 3 (4.84%) Selenium
2 1 (1.61%) NUnit
2 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.61%) WebDriver
2 1 (1.61%) SpecFlow
General
1 18 (29.03%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Law
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (64.52%) Analyst
2 20 (32.26%) Test Analyst
3 19 (30.65%) Business Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (8.06%) Tester
5 4 (6.45%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 3 (4.84%) UAT Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Test Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (4.84%) Transition Manager
6 3 (4.84%) UAT Test Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Agile Test Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Agile Business Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (3.23%) Environment Manager
7 2 (3.23%) Team Leader
7 2 (3.23%) Test Coordinator
7 2 (3.23%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) Web Services
2 3 (4.84%) .NET
3 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) NHS
2 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
2 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.61%) Open Source
3 1 (1.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.23%) Apple iOS
1 2 (3.23%) Android
2 1 (1.61%) UNIX
2 1 (1.61%) Windows
2 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (24.19%) Test Scripting
4 12 (19.35%) Business Analysis
5 11 (17.74%) System Testing
5 11 (17.74%) PRINCE2
5 11 (17.74%) Project Management
6 9 (14.52%) Scrum
7 8 (12.90%) ITIL
8 7 (11.29%) User Stories
9 6 (9.68%) Mentoring
9 6 (9.68%) Use Case
9 6 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.45%) Software Testing
10 4 (6.45%) CRM
11 3 (4.84%) Six Sigma
11 3 (4.84%) Service Management
11 3 (4.84%) Change Management
11 3 (4.84%) Risk Management
11 3 (4.84%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (22.58%) SQL
2 3 (4.84%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.61%) C#
3 1 (1.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) ISTQB
2 5 (8.06%) Degree
3 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.61%) APMP
5 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (14.52%) HP
2 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle
4 1 (1.61%) Sage
4 1 (1.61%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.61%) Business Objects
4 1 (1.61%) Pega
4 1 (1.61%) SOASTA, Inc
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