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 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
Rank 43 38 29
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -9
Contract jobs citing ISEB 21 7 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 2.95% 1.67% 4.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% 5.34% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 17
Average daily rate £289 £296 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.53% -15.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £395 £470
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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
189 131 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 26.54% 31.19% 47.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 68 103
Average daily rate £363 £350 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £513 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 16
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £12.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £19.40 £19.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £23.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.21% -5.00%
ISEB
UK

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 18 April 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 18 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
South Wales -4 18 £288 -5.73% 15
West Wales - 3 £450 - 1
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (51.52%) Finance
2 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 10 (30.30%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
4 9 (27.27%) PRINCE2
5 7 (21.21%) Project Management
6 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 6 (18.18%) P3O
7 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (15.15%) Performance Testing
7 5 (15.15%) QA
7 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (15.15%) Banking
7 5 (15.15%) Citrix
7 5 (15.15%) QuickTest Pro
8 4 (12.12%) SAP
8 4 (12.12%) UML
8 4 (12.12%) SQL
8 4 (12.12%) MS Project
8 4 (12.12%) MS Office
8 4 (12.12%) HP
8 4 (12.12%) Degree
8 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
9 3 (9.09%) SAP SRM
9 3 (9.09%) Stress Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Manual Testing
9 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
9 3 (9.09%) Programme Management

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Project
1 4 (12.12%) MS Office
2 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) SAP SRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
1 1 (3.03%) LDAP
1 1 (3.03%) LAN
1 1 (3.03%) WAN
1 1 (3.03%) POP3
1 1 (3.03%) SMTP
1 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.03%) Internet
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (15.15%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (9.09%) LoadRunner
3 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.03%) Selenium
4 1 (3.03%) ClearQuest
General
1 17 (51.52%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Billing
4 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Analyst
2 13 (39.39%) Test Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Business Analyst
3 6 (18.18%) Tester
4 4 (12.12%) Programme Planner
5 2 (6.06%) QA Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Manual Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Manual Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Citrix Specialist
6 1 (3.03%) Junior Project Support Officer
6 1 (3.03%) Project Officer
6 1 (3.03%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.03%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Project Support Officer
6 1 (3.03%) Junior
6 1 (3.03%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) AS400
2 1 (3.03%) Data Extraction
2 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.06%) pSOS
2 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) PRINCE2
2 7 (21.21%) Project Management
3 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
3 6 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 5 (15.15%) Performance Testing
4 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (12.12%) UML
5 4 (12.12%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Project Planning
6 3 (9.09%) Stress Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Manual Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Programme Management
6 3 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (9.09%) ERP
7 2 (6.06%) RUP
7 2 (6.06%) ITIL
7 2 (6.06%) Workflow
7 2 (6.06%) Service Management
7 2 (6.06%) Change Management
7 2 (6.06%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) C
2 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.12%) Degree
3 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) CCEE
5 1 (3.03%) CCAA
5 1 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (3.03%) HND
5 1 (3.03%) MCSE
5 1 (3.03%) CCA
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) P3O
2 5 (15.15%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.06%) XenApp
1 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (3.03%) XenServer
2 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.15%) Citrix
3 4 (12.12%) SAP
3 4 (12.12%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle
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