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 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 79 83 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -41
Contract jobs citing ISEB 35 28 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.38% 1.33% 3.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.80% 9.59% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 38
Average daily rate
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£375 £340 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% +20.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £275 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -57.50%
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
449 292 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.75% 13.87% 16.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 150 194
Average daily rate £330 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 25 23
Average hourly rate £26.42 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £13.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.10 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -9.09%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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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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 0 9 £375 +7.14% 6
Warwickshire -9 3 £313 -21.87% 1
Worcestershire -3 2 £485 +24.35%
Coventry - - - - 3
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 3
ISEB
England

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 41 (55.41%) ISTQB
2 30 (40.54%) Test Scripting
3 22 (29.73%) SQL
4 17 (22.97%) Integration Testing
4 17 (22.97%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (20.27%) Test Strategy
5 15 (20.27%) Business Analysis
6 13 (17.57%) SAP
6 13 (17.57%) SC Cleared
6 13 (17.57%) Security Cleared
7 12 (16.22%) Oracle
7 12 (16.22%) Software Testing
8 11 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (14.86%) System Testing
9 10 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
9 10 (13.51%) MS Excel
9 10 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (12.16%) ERP
10 9 (12.16%) ITIL
10 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
10 9 (12.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
11 8 (10.81%) T-SQL
11 8 (10.81%) Change Management
12 7 (9.46%) Selenium
12 7 (9.46%) UNIX
12 7 (9.46%) Test Management
13 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
13 6 (8.11%) HP

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (4.05%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.35%) Apache
2 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.35%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 10 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.76%) MS Office
3 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.70%) MS Project
5 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) TRIRIGA
2 3 (4.05%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (4.05%) SAP HR
3 2 (2.70%) SAP FI
3 2 (2.70%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (2.70%) SAP CO
4 1 (1.35%) SAP PM
4 1 (1.35%) SAP CRM
4 1 (1.35%) Retail-J
4 1 (1.35%) SAP BPC
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (6.76%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (5.41%) SAP BI
5 2 (2.70%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (1.35%) MS Access
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (9.46%) Selenium
2 6 (8.11%) JIRA
3 3 (4.05%) WebDriver
3 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.35%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 4 (5.41%) Retail
3 2 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Automotive
4 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 49 (66.22%) Analyst
2 33 (44.59%) Test Analyst
3 14 (18.92%) Business Analyst
4 6 (8.11%) Tester
4 6 (8.11%) Test Manager
5 5 (6.76%) SAP Analyst
6 4 (5.41%) SAP Test Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Technical Test Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (4.05%) QA Engineer
7 3 (4.05%) Test Leader
8 2 (2.70%) Business Process Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) Business Architect
8 2 (2.70%) Architect
8 2 (2.70%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.70%) Business Process Architect
8 2 (2.70%) Process Analyst
8 2 (2.70%) SAP Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) XML
2 4 (5.41%) .NET
3 1 (1.35%) CSS
3 1 (1.35%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.05%) Statistics
3 2 (2.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.70%) EFT
4 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.35%) EPoS
4 1 (1.35%) SCADA
4 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.46%) UNIX
2 4 (5.41%) Windows
3 3 (4.05%) Linux
4 1 (1.35%) SUSE
4 1 (1.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (40.54%) Test Scripting
2 17 (22.97%) Integration Testing
2 17 (22.97%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (20.27%) Business Analysis
3 15 (20.27%) Test Strategy
4 12 (16.22%) Software Testing
5 11 (14.86%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (14.86%) System Testing
6 10 (13.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (12.16%) ITIL
7 9 (12.16%) ERP
8 8 (10.81%) Change Management
8 8 (10.81%) Test Automation
9 7 (9.46%) Test Management
10 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 6 (8.11%) Service Management
10 6 (8.11%) ETL
10 6 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (8.11%) Use Case
11 5 (6.76%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 22 (29.73%) SQL
2 8 (10.81%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.41%) Java
4 3 (4.05%) C#
5 2 (2.70%) VB
5 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.35%) VBScript
6 1 (1.35%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 41 (55.41%) ISTQB
2 13 (17.57%) SC Cleared
2 13 (17.57%) Security Cleared
3 9 (12.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (8.11%) Degree
5 4 (5.41%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.70%) IIBA
6 2 (2.70%) CBAP
6 2 (2.70%) APMP
7 1 (1.35%) HND
7 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.11%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 10 (13.51%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (17.57%) SAP
2 12 (16.22%) Oracle
3 10 (13.51%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.11%) HP
5 5 (6.76%) Citrix
6 3 (4.05%) Pega
7 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.70%) webMethods
7 2 (2.70%) IBM
8 1 (1.35%) Siebel
8 1 (1.35%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.35%) Mercator
8 1 (1.35%) Casewise
8 1 (1.35%) TIBCO
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