The first table below looks at the demand for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ISEB over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South Wales region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 37 36 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Contract jobs citing ISEB 18 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.16% 1.53% 5.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.25% 5.43% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 15
Average daily rate £288 £305 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.73% -13.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £288 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £411 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £338
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.38 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-25.41% +26.31%
Qualifications Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
160 92 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 28.12% 28.22% 43.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 50 68
Average daily rate £365 £338 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +6.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 14
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.83 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.50% +9.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.33 £11.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.70 £26.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -4.00%
ISEB
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ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -10 13 £289 -2.53% 10
Newport - 3 £275 - 3
Caerphilly - - - - 1
ISEB
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ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (56.67%) Finance
2 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (30.00%) PRINCE2
5 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
6 7 (23.33%) Project Management
7 6 (20.00%) P3O
8 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (16.67%) QA
8 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
8 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
8 5 (16.67%) Banking
8 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (13.33%) HP
9 4 (13.33%) Citrix
9 4 (13.33%) UML
9 4 (13.33%) SAP
9 4 (13.33%) MS Project
9 4 (13.33%) MS Office
10 3 (10.00%) SQL
10 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
10 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (10.00%) ERP
10 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
10 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
10 3 (10.00%) SAP SRM

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Project
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) SAP SRM
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 5 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 17 (56.67%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Billing
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (63.33%) Analyst
2 13 (43.33%) Test Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 6 (20.00%) Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Programme Planner
5 2 (6.67%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Manual Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Junior Project Support Officer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.33%) Project Support Officer
6 1 (3.33%) Project Officer
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Citrix Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Junior
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) AS400
2 1 (3.33%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 7 (23.33%) Project Management
3 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 5 (16.67%) Test Scripting
3 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (13.33%) UML
5 3 (10.00%) ERP
5 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.00%) Programme Management
5 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (10.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (10.00%) Stress Testing
6 2 (6.67%) Analytics
6 2 (6.67%) Dependency Management
6 2 (6.67%) Business Process Mapping
6 2 (6.67%) Workflow
6 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
6 2 (6.67%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) MCSE
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.00%) P3O
2 5 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) XenApp
1 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) HP
2 4 (13.33%) Citrix
2 4 (13.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle
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