Period
to 23 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
England > Midlands
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 155 117 107
Rank change year-on-year -38 -10 +14
Contract jobs citing ISEB 86 142 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.09% 1.61% 1.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.66% 8.33% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 82 86
Midlands median daily rate £403 £350 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +12.45% -11.07%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £488 £450 £456
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Midlands median hourly rate - £37.50 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% +51.11%
England median hourly rate £18.41 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -47.41% +29.63% -25.57%

ISEB is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Midlands
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,519 1,705 1,624
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.25% 19.34% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 999 862
Midlands median daily rate £400 £386 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.63% +2.93% +7.14%
10th Percentile £212 £225 £213
90th Percentile £550 £541 £538
England median daily rate £440 £425 £406
% change year-on-year +3.53% +4.81% +1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 56 98
Midlands median hourly rate £19.15 £20.75 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.71% -4.60% +14.47%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.07 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.00 £41.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £26.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -8.65% -3.70% +42.11%

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in the Midlands

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISEB in the Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in the Midlands

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in the Midlands over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in the Midlands

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB in the Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in the Midlands

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in the 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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -17 59 £363 -0.68% 20
East Midlands -19 25 £469 +44.23% 12
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 53 (61.63%) ISTQB
2 24 (27.91%) Finance
3 23 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (26.74%) Test Scripting
4 20 (23.26%) Test Automation
5 19 (22.09%) BDD
5 19 (22.09%) Scrum
6 18 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
7 16 (18.60%) Banking
8 15 (17.44%) Selenium
9 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (15.12%) Business Analysis
10 13 (15.12%) Java
10 13 (15.12%) Test Planning
11 12 (13.95%) PRINCE2
12 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
12 11 (12.79%) TDD
13 9 (10.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (10.47%) Retail
14 8 (9.30%) Migration
14 8 (9.30%) SQL
14 8 (9.30%) WebDriver
14 8 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
15 7 (8.14%) Data Protection
15 7 (8.14%) Project Management
15 7 (8.14%) Oracle
15 7 (8.14%) ITIL
16 6 (6.98%) Defect Management
16 6 (6.98%) PMO
16 6 (6.98%) Information Governance

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in the 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 (4.65%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.16%) Actimize
2 1 (1.16%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.49%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.33%) DAB
2 1 (1.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) Essbase
1 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle OWB
1 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (17.44%) Selenium
2 8 (9.30%) WebDriver
3 4 (4.65%) Toad
4 3 (3.49%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.33%) JIRA
6 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.16%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (1.16%) SoapUI
General
1 24 (27.91%) Finance
2 16 (18.60%) Banking
3 9 (10.47%) Retail
4 4 (4.65%) Retail Banking
5 2 (2.33%) Legal
5 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.16%) Back Office
6 1 (1.16%) Electronics
6 1 (1.16%) Marketing
6 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (56.98%) Analyst
2 29 (33.72%) Test Analyst
3 19 (22.09%) Business Analyst
4 14 (16.28%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (15.12%) Test Leader
6 11 (12.79%) Automation Test Analyst
6 11 (12.79%) Selenium Test Analyst
7 9 (10.47%) Senior Test Analyst
8 8 (9.30%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
8 8 (9.30%) Test Manager
9 7 (8.14%) Automation Test Lead
10 5 (5.81%) Senior Business Analyst
11 4 (4.65%) Payments Test Manager
12 3 (3.49%) Banking Analyst
12 3 (3.49%) CRM Analyst
12 3 (3.49%) Data Protection Officer
12 3 (3.49%) Digital Analyst
12 3 (3.49%) Digital Business Analyst
12 3 (3.49%) UAT Analyst
13 2 (2.33%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) XML
2 2 (2.33%) .NET
3 1 (1.16%) Node.js
3 1 (1.16%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.65%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (4.65%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.16%) NHS
4 1 (1.16%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.65%) Unix
1 4 (4.65%) Windows
2 1 (1.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (26.74%) Test Scripting
2 20 (23.26%) Test Automation
3 19 (22.09%) BDD
3 19 (22.09%) Scrum
4 18 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (16.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (15.12%) Business Analysis
6 13 (15.12%) Test Planning
7 12 (13.95%) PRINCE2
8 11 (12.79%) TDD
9 8 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (9.30%) Migration
10 7 (8.14%) Data Protection
10 7 (8.14%) ITIL
10 7 (8.14%) Project Management
11 6 (6.98%) Defect Management
11 6 (6.98%) Information Governance
12 5 (5.81%) Acceptance Criteria
12 5 (5.81%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.12%) Java
2 8 (9.30%) SQL
3 4 (4.65%) C#
4 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 53 (61.63%) ISTQB
2 9 (10.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (5.81%) Degree
4 4 (4.65%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.33%) CISM
6 2 (2.33%) CISMP
6 2 (2.33%) CISSP
6 2 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.16%) IIBA
7 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.98%) PMO
2 4 (4.65%) GDPR
3 3 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (3.49%) QA
4 2 (2.33%) COBIT
4 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 19770
5 1 (1.16%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (1.16%) SLA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) BladeLogic
1 2 (2.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.14%) Oracle
3 4 (4.65%) webMethods
4 2 (2.33%) Adobe
4 2 (2.33%) Autodesk
4 2 (2.33%) Citrix
4 2 (2.33%) IBM
4 2 (2.33%) Snow
4 2 (2.33%) Symantec
4 2 (2.33%) VMware
5 1 (1.16%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.16%) HP
5 1 (1.16%) SAP
5 1 (1.16%) Serena
5 1 (1.16%) Temenos