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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 30 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing ISEB 12 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.77% 2.67% 3.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 17.65% 12.77% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 6
Average daily rate
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£388 £275 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -36.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £240 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £275 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.79% +4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.93 £11.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+27.02% -53.00%
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
68 47 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 21.38% 20.89% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 35 19
Average daily rate £425 £375 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £513 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% -12.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £22.70
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -22.90%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 17 (62.96%) Finance
2 11 (40.74%) Banking
2 11 (40.74%) HP Quality Center
3 10 (37.04%) UML
3 10 (37.04%) HP
4 8 (29.63%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (29.63%) AS400
4 8 (29.63%) Workflow
5 7 (25.93%) Project Management
6 6 (22.22%) Java
6 6 (22.22%) MS Office
6 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 5 (18.52%) Change Management
7 5 (18.52%) XML
7 5 (18.52%) Oracle
7 5 (18.52%) SOA
7 5 (18.52%) Analytics
7 5 (18.52%) User Stories
7 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
8 4 (14.81%) Test Management
8 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
9 3 (11.11%) JIRA
9 3 (11.11%) QA
9 3 (11.11%) Selenium
9 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
9 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (11.11%) Progress

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) MySQL
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (29.63%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (11.11%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) Selenium
2 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (11.11%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (3.70%) TestNG
3 1 (3.70%) Ant
3 1 (3.70%) JUnit
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.70%) JMeter
3 1 (3.70%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
3 1 (3.70%) Maven
General
1 17 (62.96%) Finance
2 11 (40.74%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (88.89%) Analyst
2 13 (48.15%) Test Analyst
3 11 (40.74%) Business Analyst
4 5 (18.52%) Tester
5 3 (11.11%) QA Tester
6 2 (7.41%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) UML Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Banking Business Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Web Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) AS400
2 1 (3.70%) Open Source
2 1 (3.70%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.70%) UNIX
1 1 (3.70%) Windows
1 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) UML
2 8 (29.63%) Workflow
3 7 (25.93%) Project Management
4 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
5 5 (18.52%) Change Management
5 5 (18.52%) SOA
5 5 (18.52%) Analytics
5 5 (18.52%) User Stories
6 4 (14.81%) Test Management
6 4 (14.81%) Test Strategy
7 3 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
7 3 (11.11%) Business Analysis
8 2 (7.41%) Waterfall
8 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
8 2 (7.41%) Manual Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Java
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (14.81%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.41%) CBAP
4 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (40.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle
4 3 (11.11%) Progress
5 1 (3.70%) SAP