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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 89 74 58
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -16
Contract jobs citing ISEB 32 32 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.28% 1.53% 2.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.08% 11.64% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 26
Average daily rate
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£360 £330 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +12.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.78 £16.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+92.35% -43.85%
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
452 275 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.04% 13.18% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 159 186
Average daily rate £334 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 12 26
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.69 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.85% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.11 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £31.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 -5 11 £375 +7.14% 7
Staffordshire -2 2 £250 -24.24% 3
Warwickshire -7 2 £313 -21.87% 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 31 (50.82%) ISTQB
2 25 (40.98%) Test Scripting
3 22 (36.07%) SQL
4 15 (24.59%) Integration Testing
5 13 (21.31%) Oracle
6 12 (19.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (18.03%) System Testing
7 11 (18.03%) Business Analysis
7 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
7 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
8 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
8 10 (16.39%) T-SQL
8 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
8 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
8 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (14.75%) Test Automation
9 9 (14.75%) ITIL
10 8 (13.11%) ETL
10 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (13.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (13.11%) Test Strategy
11 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (11.48%) Test Management
11 7 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (11.48%) SAP
11 7 (11.48%) Finance
12 6 (9.84%) Service Management
12 6 (9.84%) .NET
12 6 (9.84%) UNIX

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 2 (3.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (18.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) MS Office
3 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (4.92%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (3.28%) SAP HR
4 1 (1.64%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (1.64%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.64%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.64%) SAP FI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (11.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (11.48%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.28%) MySQL
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Selenium
2 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.28%) JIRA
3 2 (3.28%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (11.48%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Retail
3 2 (3.28%) Law
4 1 (1.64%) Billing
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
4 1 (1.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 42 (68.85%) Analyst
2 28 (45.90%) Test Analyst
3 14 (22.95%) Business Analyst
4 4 (6.56%) Tester
4 4 (6.56%) Test Manager
4 4 (6.56%) QA Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Technical Test Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Test Leader
6 2 (3.28%) Business Process Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Process Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Business Process Architect
6 2 (3.28%) Agile Test Analyst
6 2 (3.28%) Test Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Business Architect
7 1 (1.64%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) .NET
2 5 (8.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.92%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.92%) Statistics
3 2 (3.28%) EFT
4 1 (1.64%) SCADA
4 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) UNIX
2 3 (4.92%) Windows
3 1 (1.64%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) Test Scripting
2 15 (24.59%) Integration Testing
3 12 (19.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (18.03%) System Testing
4 11 (18.03%) Business Analysis
4 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (14.75%) Test Automation
5 9 (14.75%) ITIL
6 8 (13.11%) ETL
6 8 (13.11%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (13.11%) Test Strategy
7 7 (11.48%) Test Management
8 6 (9.84%) Service Management
8 6 (9.84%) Use Case
9 5 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (8.20%) Six Sigma
9 5 (8.20%) Test Planning
10 4 (6.56%) Change Management
10 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.56%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) SQL
2 10 (16.39%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.92%) C#
3 3 (4.92%) Java
4 2 (3.28%) PHP
4 2 (3.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (50.82%) ISTQB
2 10 (16.39%) SC Cleared
2 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.28%) IIBA
4 2 (3.28%) CBAP
4 2 (3.28%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) COBIT
3 1 (1.64%) SLA
Vendors
1 13 (21.31%) Oracle
2 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
3 7 (11.48%) SAP
4 5 (8.20%) Citrix
5 3 (4.92%) Pega
6 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.28%) webMethods
6 2 (3.28%) IBM
7 1 (1.64%) Casewise
7 1 (1.64%) JD Edwards
7 1 (1.64%) Siebel
7 1 (1.64%) Mercator
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago