The table below looks at the statistics for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 31 39 24
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -15
Contract jobs citing ISEB 9 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.16% 2.75% 2.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 18.75% 15.28% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 4
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£310 £338 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.14% +13.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £248 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.94 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.25% -14.00%
ISEB
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
48 72 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 16.84% 18.00% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 39 19
Average daily rate £275 £340 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.11% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £206 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £413 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £11.50 £18.33 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.26% +26.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £16.16 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £20.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -19.10%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ISEB across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ISEB across the Cardiff region.

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Banking
3 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 5 (23.81%) UML
5 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Degree
6 4 (19.05%) Change Management
6 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (19.05%) .NET
6 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
7 3 (14.29%) Use Case
7 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Java
7 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
7 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
7 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 3 (14.29%) MS Project
7 3 (14.29%) OpenText
7 3 (14.29%) AS400
7 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
7 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
8 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
8 2 (9.52%) Selenium
8 2 (9.52%) QA
8 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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.

Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Project
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
3 2 (9.52%) WebDriver
3 2 (9.52%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 8 (38.10%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Retail
3 2 (9.52%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Test Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) Tester
3 7 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) QA Tester
4 2 (9.52%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) QA Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Banking Business Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Manual Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 2 (9.52%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) CSS
3 2 (9.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) AS400
2 2 (9.52%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) CMDB
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) UNIX
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) UML
2 5 (23.81%) Software Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Test Strategy
3 4 (19.05%) Change Management
3 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
3 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
4 3 (14.29%) Use Case
4 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
4 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Integration Testing
5 2 (9.52%) User Stories
5 2 (9.52%) Business Analysis
5 2 (9.52%) Test Scripting
5 2 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (9.52%) RUP
5 2 (9.52%) SOA
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) APMG
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) OpenText
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Progress
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Casewise