The first table below looks at the demand for ISEB in IT contracts advertised for the Wales 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 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 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 27 31 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing ISEB 45 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.98% 4.47% 2.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.61% 14.55% 8.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 16 12
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£325 £293 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -24.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £236 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £370 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £12.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+147.49% -46.31%
Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
271 165 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 36.04% 30.73% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 78 90
Average daily rate £400 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £213 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 5
Average hourly rate £22.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.16% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -4.54%
ISEB
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ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

ISEB Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

ISEB
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

ISEB Daily Rate Trend in Wales

ISEB
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ISEB across the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

ISEB Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

ISEB
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

ISEB Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -2 35 £325 +12.06% 6
West Wales -2 7 £314 +1.29% 1
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ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 44 (60.27%) ISTQB
2 31 (42.47%) Finance
3 26 (35.62%) Test Scripting
4 24 (32.88%) Security Cleared
4 24 (32.88%) HP Quality Center
5 23 (31.51%) Banking
5 23 (31.51%) Test Management
6 22 (30.14%) SharePoint
6 22 (30.14%) SC Cleared
7 20 (27.40%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (27.40%) Automation Testing
7 20 (27.40%) Java
7 20 (27.40%) .NET
7 20 (27.40%) Load Testing
7 20 (27.40%) Selenium
7 20 (27.40%) Software Testing
8 19 (26.03%) JIRA
8 19 (26.03%) Scrum
8 19 (26.03%) JMeter
8 19 (26.03%) Kanban
8 19 (26.03%) WebDriver
9 18 (24.66%) Open Source
9 18 (24.66%) C#
9 18 (24.66%) JUnit
9 18 (24.66%) Bugzilla
10 17 (23.29%) Subversion
10 17 (23.29%) Maven
10 17 (23.29%) TortoiseSVN
10 17 (23.29%) TestNG
11 16 (21.92%) Jenkins

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 22 (30.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.74%) CICS
3 2 (2.74%) CMS
3 2 (2.74%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.85%) MS Office
3 4 (5.48%) MS Visio
3 4 (5.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) SAP SRM
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.37%) LDAP
1 1 (1.37%) LAN
1 1 (1.37%) WAN
1 1 (1.37%) POP3
1 1 (1.37%) SMTP
1 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.37%) Internet
1 1 (1.37%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) Adabas
1 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (27.40%) Selenium
1 20 (27.40%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (26.03%) WebDriver
2 19 (26.03%) JIRA
2 19 (26.03%) JMeter
3 18 (24.66%) Bugzilla
3 18 (24.66%) JUnit
4 17 (23.29%) Subversion
4 17 (23.29%) Maven
4 17 (23.29%) TestNG
4 17 (23.29%) TortoiseSVN
5 16 (21.92%) Jenkins
5 16 (21.92%) Ant
6 4 (5.48%) TestDirector
7 3 (4.11%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.37%) ClearQuest
General
1 31 (42.47%) Finance
2 23 (31.51%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Billing
4 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (49.32%) Analyst
2 24 (32.88%) Tester
3 18 (24.66%) Business Analyst
3 18 (24.66%) Test Analyst
4 4 (5.48%) Test Manager
5 3 (4.11%) QA Tester
5 3 (4.11%) Web Analyst
5 3 (4.11%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (4.11%) Web Business Analyst
5 3 (4.11%) Automation Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Automation Tester
6 2 (2.74%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Security Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Software Tester
6 2 (2.74%) Test Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) Project Manager
6 2 (2.74%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Citrix Specialist
7 1 (1.37%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.40%) .NET
2 16 (21.92%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.37%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.66%) Open Source
2 16 (21.92%) Client/Server
3 12 (16.44%) AS400
4 3 (4.11%) Social Media
5 2 (2.74%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.74%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.74%) iSeries
6 1 (1.37%) NHS
6 1 (1.37%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.48%) UNIX
2 2 (2.74%) Windows
3 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (35.62%) Test Scripting
2 23 (31.51%) Test Management
3 20 (27.40%) Load Testing
3 20 (27.40%) Automation Testing
3 20 (27.40%) Software Testing
4 19 (26.03%) Scrum
4 19 (26.03%) Kanban
5 16 (21.92%) BDD
5 16 (21.92%) TDD
6 13 (17.81%) UML
7 11 (15.07%) Change Management
7 11 (15.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (13.70%) Project Management
9 8 (10.96%) Automated Testing
10 6 (8.22%) Service Management
11 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2
11 5 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (5.48%) Migration
12 4 (5.48%) Requirements Management
12 4 (5.48%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.40%) Java
2 18 (24.66%) C#
3 7 (9.59%) SQL
4 2 (2.74%) VB
5 1 (1.37%) C
Qualifications
1 44 (60.27%) ISTQB
2 24 (32.88%) Security Cleared
3 22 (30.14%) SC Cleared
4 9 (12.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (5.48%) Degree
6 2 (2.74%) IIBA
6 2 (2.74%) CCA
6 2 (2.74%) PMP
6 2 (2.74%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.37%) HND
7 1 (1.37%) MCSE
7 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.37%) CCEE
7 1 (1.37%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) P3O
System Software
1 2 (2.74%) XenApp
1 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.37%) XenServer
2 1 (1.37%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.37%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 24 (32.88%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (5.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.59%) Oracle
3 5 (6.85%) Citrix
4 4 (5.48%) SAP
5 2 (2.74%) IBM
5 2 (2.74%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.74%) Informatica
6 1 (1.37%) Thunderhead
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