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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 75 75 77
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing ISEB 32 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.48% 1.54% 1.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.14% 11.64% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 19
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£340 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £391 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.05% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £12.13 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+23.09% -46.11%
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
393 275 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.20% 13.20% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 150 119
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 3 32
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.35 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% -35.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £15.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £22.69 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -23.91%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +5 10 £353 -6.00% 5
Coventry +7 9 £288 -17.85% 2
Walsall - 1 £328 -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Solihull - - - - 1
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 24 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 23 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (34.38%) Test Scripting
4 21 (32.81%) SQL
5 17 (26.56%) Finance
5 17 (26.56%) Business Analysis
6 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 14 (21.88%) System Testing
7 12 (18.75%) MS Excel
8 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
9 10 (15.63%) Project Management
10 9 (14.06%) Scrum
10 9 (14.06%) Oracle
10 9 (14.06%) ITIL
11 8 (12.50%) Test Automation
12 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
12 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
12 7 (10.94%) T-SQL
13 6 (9.38%) .NET
13 6 (9.38%) Visual Studio
13 6 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (9.38%) ETL
13 6 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (9.38%) Law
13 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
13 6 (9.38%) User Stories
13 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (9.38%) Use Case
13 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (1.56%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.69%) MS Visio
2 3 (4.69%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (9.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.13%) MySQL
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 6 (9.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (26.56%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Law
3 1 (1.56%) Legal
3 1 (1.56%) Billing
3 1 (1.56%) Marketing
3 1 (1.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (73.44%) Analyst
2 24 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 23 (35.94%) Business Analyst
4 10 (15.63%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Senior Business Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Test Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (6.25%) Tester
7 3 (4.69%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Technical Test Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Environment Manager
8 2 (3.13%) IT Business Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) UAT Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Senior IT Business Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) UAT Test Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) QA Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Quality Engineer
8 2 (3.13%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.38%) .NET
2 5 (7.81%) Web Services
3 1 (1.56%) XML
3 1 (1.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.69%) NHS
2 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.69%) Statistics
3 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.56%) Open Source
4 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.13%) Android
1 2 (3.13%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.56%) UNIX
2 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.94%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (34.38%) Test Scripting
3 17 (26.56%) Business Analysis
4 14 (21.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (21.88%) System Testing
5 10 (15.63%) Project Management
6 9 (14.06%) ITIL
6 9 (14.06%) Scrum
7 8 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 7 (10.94%) PRINCE2
9 6 (9.38%) ETL
9 6 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (9.38%) Use Case
9 6 (9.38%) User Stories
10 5 (7.81%) Integration Testing
10 5 (7.81%) Test Management
10 5 (7.81%) Release Management
10 5 (7.81%) Service Management
10 5 (7.81%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 21 (32.81%) SQL
2 7 (10.94%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.69%) VB
3 3 (4.69%) C#
4 2 (3.13%) PHP
5 1 (1.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.69%) Degree
5 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (3.13%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 9 (14.06%) Oracle
3 5 (7.81%) HP
3 5 (7.81%) Citrix
4 1 (1.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (1.56%) webMethods
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