The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 April 2017 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)
West Midlands / Shropshire
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 33 59 34
Rank change year-on-year +26 -25  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 1 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 0.56% 2.44% 1.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.47% 9.26% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £380 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +3.57% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £38.65 £17.69
% change year-on-year +29.38% +118.45%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 68 108 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 38.42% 26.34% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 11
Median daily rate £467 £380 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.82% +35.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £245 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £404 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +6.31% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £34.38 - £13.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +1.53% +44.44%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Shropshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Shropshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Shropshire

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Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford +21 1 - - 2
ISEB
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Shropshire region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (42.86%) Change Control
2 3 (42.86%) PMO
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (42.86%) Open Workbench
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Selenium
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (28.57%) XML
3 2 (28.57%) Niku
3 2 (28.57%) Confluence
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (28.57%) Gatling
3 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
4 1 (14.29%) webMethods
4 1 (14.29%) Toad
4 1 (14.29%) SAP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Shropshire 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 2 (28.57%) Confluence
2 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (42.86%) Open Workbench
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 2 (28.57%) Gatling
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (14.29%) Toad
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) PMO Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
4 1 (14.29%) COBOL Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Change Control
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) PMO
2 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Niku
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) webMethods