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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 35 33 25
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs citing ISEB 21 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.96% 4.15% 3.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.00% 19.40% 16.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 7
Average daily rate £325 £388 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +40.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £344 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £355 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+616.66% +27.65%
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
100 67 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.64% 21.41% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 49 40
Average daily rate £325 £465 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.10% +24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £590 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £47.00 £17.50 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+168.57% +8.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% +20.00%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 13 (46.43%) Business Analysis
2 12 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 12 (42.86%) Translating Business Requirements
3 11 (39.29%) Finance
3 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
3 11 (39.29%) Degree
4 10 (35.71%) SQL
5 9 (32.14%) Manual Testing
5 9 (32.14%) V-Model
5 9 (32.14%) Waterfall
6 4 (14.29%) Use Case
7 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
7 3 (10.71%) UML
7 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
8 2 (7.14%) Procure-to-pay
8 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (7.14%) Workflow Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
8 2 (7.14%) SDLC
8 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (7.14%) LAN
8 2 (7.14%) WAN
8 2 (7.14%) SAN
8 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
8 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
8 2 (7.14%) ITIL

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) LAN
1 2 (7.14%) SAN
1 2 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (3.57%) HTTP
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) HP UFT
1 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.57%) FitNesse
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
General
1 11 (39.29%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (100.00%) Analyst
2 14 (50.00%) Business Analyst
3 13 (46.43%) Test Analyst
4 9 (32.14%) Senior Analyst
4 9 (32.14%) SQL Analyst
4 9 (32.14%) Tester
5 8 (28.57%) Senior Business Analyst
6 5 (17.86%) Excel Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Data Centre Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Test Data Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Automated Test Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Business IT Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Business Systems Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) IT Business Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) NHS Business Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Process Analyst
8 1 (3.57%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) HTML
1 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.14%) NHS
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) BBC
3 1 (3.57%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (46.43%) Business Analysis
2 12 (42.86%) Software Engineering
2 12 (42.86%) Translating Business Requirements
3 11 (39.29%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) Manual Testing
4 9 (32.14%) V-Model
4 9 (32.14%) Waterfall
5 4 (14.29%) Use Case
6 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
6 3 (10.71%) UML
7 2 (7.14%) Data Management
7 2 (7.14%) ITIL
7 2 (7.14%) Migration
7 2 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (7.14%) Procure-to-pay
7 2 (7.14%) Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) Service Management
7 2 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
7 2 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Degree
1 11 (39.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.57%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) CA
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco
1 1 (3.57%) PlateSpin
1 1 (3.57%) Red Hat