The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 43 74 40
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -34
Contract jobs citing ISEB 23 11 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.48% 1.25% 4.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.73% 4.64% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 22
Median daily rate £350 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £185 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £346 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.30% -1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.18 £13.81 £30.78
% change year-on-year
+53.33% -55.12%
ISEB
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Qualifications Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
196 237 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 29.70% 27.02% 32.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 154 157
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £215 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £365
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 7
Median hourly rate £80.00 £21.00 £21.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+280.95% -4.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £11.42 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £83.00 £32.50 £57.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%

ISEB
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing ISEB as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ISEB within the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +36 23 £350 +16.66% 2
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ISEB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (51.16%) Finance
3 19 (44.19%) Selenium
4 17 (39.53%) Software Testing
5 15 (34.88%) ISTQB
5 15 (34.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 13 (30.23%) Project Management
6 13 (30.23%) SQL
7 12 (27.91%) SDLC
8 11 (25.58%) Test Strategy
8 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
9 10 (23.26%) Business Analysis
10 9 (20.93%) Scrum
11 8 (18.60%) HP UFT
11 8 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (18.60%) Gherkin
11 8 (18.60%) Cucumber
11 8 (18.60%) Translating Business Requirements
12 7 (16.28%) Java
12 7 (16.28%) PRINCE2
12 7 (16.28%) JMeter
12 7 (16.28%) WinRunner
13 6 (13.95%) HP
13 6 (13.95%) Use Case
14 5 (11.63%) NHS
15 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
15 4 (9.30%) Workflow
15 4 (9.30%) AS400
15 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
15 4 (9.30%) ITIL

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.65%) CMS
1 2 (4.65%) Sitecore CMS
1 2 (4.65%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) SaaS
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) NonStop SQL
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (44.19%) Selenium
2 8 (18.60%) Cucumber
2 8 (18.60%) HP UFT
3 7 (16.28%) JMeter
3 7 (16.28%) WinRunner
4 2 (4.65%) JIRA
4 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.65%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.33%) JUnit
5 1 (2.33%) Maven
5 1 (2.33%) MSTest
5 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (51.16%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (79.07%) Analyst
2 19 (44.19%) Test Analyst
3 15 (34.88%) Business Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) Security Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) NHS Business Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Test Automation Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Test Consultant
6 3 (6.98%) Tester
7 1 (2.33%) Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Business IT Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) IT Business Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) IT Security Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Security Architect
7 1 (2.33%) Test Manager
7 1 (2.33%) Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) Gherkin
2 2 (4.65%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) JSON
3 1 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.33%) REST
3 1 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) NHS
2 4 (9.30%) AS400
3 3 (6.98%) CESG
3 3 (6.98%) CESG CLAS
3 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.33%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Unix
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (60.47%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (39.53%) Software Testing
3 13 (30.23%) Project Management
4 12 (27.91%) SDLC
5 11 (25.58%) Test Scripting
5 11 (25.58%) Test Strategy
6 10 (23.26%) Business Analysis
7 9 (20.93%) Scrum
8 8 (18.60%) Translating Business Requirements
8 8 (18.60%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (16.28%) PRINCE2
10 6 (13.95%) Use Case
11 4 (9.30%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (9.30%) ITIL
11 4 (9.30%) Manual Testing
11 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
11 4 (9.30%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (9.30%) Workflow
12 3 (6.98%) Migration
12 3 (6.98%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) SQL
2 7 (16.28%) Java
3 2 (4.65%) C#
4 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) ISTQB
1 15 (34.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (6.98%) CISSP
2 3 (6.98%) CLAS
3 2 (4.65%) Degree
4 1 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.33%) CBAP
4 1 (2.33%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
2 3 (6.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (2.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.33%) Ansible
2 1 (2.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (13.95%) HP
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) Alterian
3 2 (4.65%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.33%) Citrix