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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 32 28 22
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -6
Contract jobs citing ISEB 18 19 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.70% 4.83% 5.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 26.09% 24.36% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 9
Average daily rate
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£186 £375 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.33% +29.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £267 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £425 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £12.75
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +147.49%
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
69 78 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.02% 19.85% 19.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 54 28
Average daily rate £325 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £235 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.78 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.12 £19.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.94% -9.52%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 18 (69.23%) Finance
2 16 (61.54%) Banking
3 12 (46.15%) AS400
3 12 (46.15%) Retail
3 12 (46.15%) ISTQB
3 12 (46.15%) Retail Banking
4 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Degree
7 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
7 4 (15.38%) SQL
7 4 (15.38%) .NET
7 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
8 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
8 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
8 3 (11.54%) MS Project
8 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
8 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
8 3 (11.54%) Project Management
8 3 (11.54%) Change Management
8 3 (11.54%) Use Case
8 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
8 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (11.54%) OpenText
9 2 (7.69%) Migration
9 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
9 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (11.54%) MS Project
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
1 3 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.85%) HP UFT
General
1 18 (69.23%) Finance
2 16 (61.54%) Banking
3 12 (46.15%) Retail
3 12 (46.15%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Tester
2 12 (46.15%) Analyst
3 6 (23.08%) Test Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Business Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Banking Business Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Agile Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Change Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Manual Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
3 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 2 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) AS400
2 2 (7.69%) NHS
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) UNIX
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Software Testing
3 4 (15.38%) Test Strategy
3 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Change Management
4 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 3 (11.54%) Business Analysis
4 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.54%) Use Case
4 3 (11.54%) Performance Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
5 2 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
5 2 (7.69%) Data Migration
5 2 (7.69%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (7.69%) Migration
5 2 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) RUP
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 4 (15.38%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) APMG
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) OpenText
3 1 (3.85%) Casewise
3 1 (3.85%) HP