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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 26 28
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 9 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.80% 4.66% 4.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.71% 30.23% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 14
Median daily rate £310 £324 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.24% +4.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £425 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £14.68 £19.94
% change year-on-year +94.20% -26.40%  

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 84 43 61
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 26.17% 15.41% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 27 48
Median daily rate £325 £350 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +10.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £299 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £483 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +52.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £17.50 £14.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £30.00 £24.12
% change year-on-year +10.00% +24.37%  

ISEB
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

ISEB
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

ISEB
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 25 June 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 12 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 11 (61.11%) ITIL
3 8 (44.44%) Service Management
3 8 (44.44%) ITSM
3 8 (44.44%) Degree
4 7 (38.89%) Business Analysis
4 7 (38.89%) NHS
5 6 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (33.33%) Citrix
5 6 (33.33%) CCAA
5 6 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (27.78%) Information Governance
6 5 (27.78%) ITIL V3
6 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
6 5 (27.78%) CCA
6 5 (27.78%) LAN
6 5 (27.78%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (27.78%) Windows
6 5 (27.78%) WAN
6 5 (27.78%) POP3
6 5 (27.78%) SMTP
6 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
6 5 (27.78%) XML
6 5 (27.78%) Legal
6 5 (27.78%) Fiorano
7 4 (22.22%) Finance
7 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
7 4 (22.22%) Project Management
7 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
8 3 (16.67%) ISTQB

ISEB
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 (27.78%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (27.78%) WebSphere
2 3 (16.67%) JCAPS
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) LAN
1 5 (27.78%) POP3
1 5 (27.78%) SMTP
1 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
1 5 (27.78%) WAN
2 3 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 5 (27.78%) Legal
2 4 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Analyst
2 8 (44.44%) Business Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) Support Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (16.67%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (16.67%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix Specialist
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix Support
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix Systems Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Integration Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Systems Support
6 2 (11.11%) Systems Support Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Business Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Support
6 2 (11.11%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) XML
2 3 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (16.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) NHS
2 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 11 (61.11%) ITIL
3 8 (44.44%) ITSM
3 8 (44.44%) Service Management
4 7 (38.89%) Business Analysis
5 5 (27.78%) Information Governance
5 5 (27.78%) ITIL V3
6 4 (22.22%) Project Management
6 4 (22.22%) Service Delivery
7 3 (16.67%) Load Balancing
7 3 (16.67%) Release Management
7 3 (16.67%) UML
8 2 (11.11%) Business Continuity
8 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (11.11%) Migration
8 2 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 2 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Degree
2 6 (33.33%) CCAA
2 6 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
2 6 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (27.78%) CCA
4 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 2 (11.11%) CBAP
5 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) HL7
2 2 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (16.67%) XenApp
1 3 (16.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Citrix
2 5 (27.78%) Fiorano
3 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 3 (16.67%) InterSystems
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Thunderhead