Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 123 109
Rank change year-on-year -41 -14 +23
Contract jobs citing ISEB 82 117 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.04% 1.47% 1.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.34% 7.50% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 77 77
Midlands median daily rate £375 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% - -2.86%
10th Percentile £270 £260 £252
90th Percentile £505 £495 £500
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Midlands median hourly rate - £28.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.93% +51.11%
England median hourly rate £34.00 £48.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year -30.26% +8.33% +74.76%

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 1,537 1,559 1,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 19.42% 19.59% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 920 929 959
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £231 £215 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 68 73
Midlands median hourly rate £29.70 £19.94 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.97% +13.93% -7.89%
10th Percentile £14.54 £11.23 £9.73
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.88 £43.75
England median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -21.67% +9.09% +37.50%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 -6 66 £375 +13.64% 18
East Midlands -26 15 £440 +3.53% 15
ISEB
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 40 (48.78%) ISTQB
2 26 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (25.61%) Finance
4 16 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (18.29%) Test Scripting
6 14 (17.07%) Test Automation
7 13 (15.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 13 (15.85%) Microsoft
8 12 (14.63%) SQL
8 12 (14.63%) Oracle
8 12 (14.63%) Test Strategy
9 11 (13.41%) Selenium
10 10 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (12.20%) BDD
10 10 (12.20%) C#
10 10 (12.20%) Business Analysis
11 9 (10.98%) Java
12 8 (9.76%) WebLogic
12 8 (9.76%) XML
12 8 (9.76%) PRINCE2
12 8 (9.76%) Unix
12 8 (9.76%) Windows
12 8 (9.76%) webMethods
12 8 (9.76%) TDD
12 8 (9.76%) Waterfall
13 7 (8.54%) Data Protection
13 7 (8.54%) Defect Management
13 7 (8.54%) Banking
14 6 (7.32%) Scrum
14 6 (7.32%) Software Testing

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 8 (9.76%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.22%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.22%) Actimize
2 1 (1.22%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.44%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.88%) LAN
1 4 (4.88%) Unified Communications
1 4 (4.88%) WLAN
2 1 (1.22%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.66%) Oracle OWB
2 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.22%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.22%) Essbase
3 1 (1.22%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Selenium
2 5 (6.10%) Toad
2 5 (6.10%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.88%) SpecFlow
4 3 (3.66%) JIRA
5 2 (2.44%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.22%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (1.22%) SOAtest
General
1 21 (25.61%) Finance
2 7 (8.54%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Automotive
3 3 (3.66%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.66%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Legal
4 2 (2.44%) Retail
5 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.22%) Electronics
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
5 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (47.56%) Analyst
2 27 (32.93%) Test Analyst
3 14 (17.07%) Test Leader
4 10 (12.20%) Business Analyst
5 8 (9.76%) Test Manager
6 6 (7.32%) Automation Test Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Selenium Test Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Automation Test Lead
9 3 (3.66%) Banking Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Consultant
9 3 (3.66%) Data Protection Officer
9 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) IT Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Senior Business Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Server Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Service Manager
9 3 (3.66%) Storage Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) UAT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.76%) XML
2 5 (6.10%) .NET
3 1 (1.22%) JSON
3 1 (1.22%) Node.js
3 1 (1.22%) SOAP
3 1 (1.22%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.10%) Data Protection Act
1 5 (6.10%) Freedom of Information
2 4 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.66%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.66%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.44%) CCTV
4 2 (2.44%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.44%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.76%) Unix
1 8 (9.76%) Windows
2 1 (1.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 15 (18.29%) Test Scripting
4 14 (17.07%) Test Automation
5 12 (14.63%) Test Strategy
6 10 (12.20%) BDD
6 10 (12.20%) Business Analysis
6 10 (12.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (9.76%) PRINCE2
7 8 (9.76%) TDD
7 8 (9.76%) Waterfall
8 7 (8.54%) Data Protection
8 7 (8.54%) Defect Management
9 6 (7.32%) Information Governance
9 6 (7.32%) ITIL
9 6 (7.32%) Scrum
9 6 (7.32%) Software Testing
10 5 (6.10%) Migration
10 5 (6.10%) Project Management
10 5 (6.10%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.63%) SQL
2 10 (12.20%) C#
3 9 (10.98%) Java
4 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 40 (48.78%) ISTQB
2 13 (15.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (6.10%) Degree
3 5 (6.10%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.22%) CISM
6 1 (1.22%) CISMP
6 1 (1.22%) CISSP
6 1 (1.22%) IIBA
6 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) GDPR
1 5 (6.10%) PMO
2 4 (4.88%) QA
3 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 19770
3 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (2.44%) BladeLogic
1 2 (2.44%) SCCM
2 1 (1.22%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.63%) Oracle
3 8 (9.76%) webMethods
4 3 (3.66%) Adobe
5 2 (2.44%) Autodesk
5 2 (2.44%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.44%) Citrix
5 2 (2.44%) IBM
5 2 (2.44%) SAP
5 2 (2.44%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.44%) Snow
5 2 (2.44%) Symantec
5 2 (2.44%) VMware
6 1 (1.22%) HP
6 1 (1.22%) Niku