The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 45 25
Rank change year-on-year +11 -20  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 6 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.78% 4.05% 4.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.74% 16.04% 21.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 7
Median daily rate £325 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £214 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £380 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.75 £41.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% +9.14%  

ISEB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 89 106 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 26.41% 25.24% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 69 44
Median daily rate £365 £335 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.95% -25.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.77 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing ISEB as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in Cardiff

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ISEB in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Cardiff

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Cardiff over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Cardiff

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 10 (52.63%) Business Analysis
2 8 (42.11%) Project Management
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
4 6 (31.58%) Selenium
4 6 (31.58%) Rational Performance Tester
4 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (31.58%) JMeter
4 6 (31.58%) LoadRunner
4 6 (31.58%) NHS
4 6 (31.58%) HP
4 6 (31.58%) Java
4 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2
4 6 (31.58%) RAD
5 5 (26.32%) Linux
5 5 (26.32%) ITIL
5 5 (26.32%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (26.32%) Finance
5 5 (26.32%) Fiorano
5 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
5 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (26.32%) Use Case
5 5 (26.32%) Load Testing
5 5 (26.32%) ITIL V3
6 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
6 4 (21.05%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (21.05%) QA
6 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 4 (21.05%) Groovy

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 5 (26.32%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.79%) JBoss
2 3 (15.79%) JCAPS
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) Oracle Database
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (5.26%) GIS
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) JMeter
1 6 (31.58%) LoadRunner
1 6 (31.58%) Rational Performance Tester
1 6 (31.58%) Selenium
2 4 (21.05%) SoapUI
3 3 (15.79%) HP UFT
3 3 (15.79%) The Grinder
3 3 (15.79%) WinRunner
4 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (78.95%) Analyst
2 10 (52.63%) Business Analyst
3 7 (36.84%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (31.58%) Senior Business Analyst
5 5 (26.32%) Support Analyst
6 4 (21.05%) Test Analyst
7 3 (15.79%) Performance Tester
7 3 (15.79%) Senior Performance Tester
7 3 (15.79%) Senior Tester
7 3 (15.79%) Tester
8 2 (10.53%) Integration Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Technical Support
8 2 (10.53%) Technical Support Analyst
9 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
9 1 (5.26%) Mortgage Business Analyst
9 1 (5.26%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) SOAP
1 4 (21.05%) XML
2 3 (15.79%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (15.79%) J2EE
2 3 (15.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) NHS
2 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (26.32%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Business Analysis
2 8 (42.11%) Project Management
3 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (36.84%) Performance Testing
3 7 (36.84%) Waterfall
4 6 (31.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (31.58%) PRINCE2
4 6 (31.58%) RAD
5 5 (26.32%) ITIL
5 5 (26.32%) ITIL V3
5 5 (26.32%) Load Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Use Case
6 4 (21.05%) Migration
6 4 (21.05%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Software Engineering
6 4 (21.05%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Test Scripting
6 4 (21.05%) Translating Business Requirements
6 4 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) Java
2 4 (21.05%) Groovy
3 3 (15.79%) C
3 3 (15.79%) PL/SQL
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 1 (5.26%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.26%) CBAP
3 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 3 (15.79%) HL7
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) HP
2 5 (26.32%) Fiorano
3 4 (21.05%) Oracle
4 3 (15.79%) IBM
4 3 (15.79%) InterSystems
4 3 (15.79%) Siebel
5 1 (5.26%) Thunderhead