The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 37 41
Rank change year-on-year -9 +4  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 9 18 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.69% 3.81% 4.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.92% 13.74% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 25
Median daily rate £310 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £183 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £475 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £14.43 £21.00
% change year-on-year +97.57% -31.30%  

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 South Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 130 131 194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 24.48% 27.70% 33.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 214 302
Median daily rate £340 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.93% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £286 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £650 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 8
Median hourly rate £53.75 £71.25 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.56% +519.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £19.35 £8.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.38 £73.98 £14.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +14.03% +26.66%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing ISEB as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for ISEB in South Wales

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in South Wales

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in South Wales

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Cardiff -7 9 £310 +8.29%
ISEB
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 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 South Wales region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 10 (43.48%) PRINCE2
2 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 7 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (30.43%) Degree
4 6 (26.09%) CCAA
4 6 (26.09%) Service Management
4 6 (26.09%) ITSM
4 6 (26.09%) Citrix
4 6 (26.09%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (26.09%) NHS
4 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (21.74%) CCA
5 5 (21.74%) LAN
5 5 (21.74%) WAN
5 5 (21.74%) POP3
5 5 (21.74%) SMTP
5 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
5 5 (21.74%) Windows
5 5 (21.74%) Legal
5 5 (21.74%) Information Governance
5 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Business Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
6 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
6 4 (17.39%) UML
6 4 (17.39%) XML
7 3 (13.04%) Oracle
7 3 (13.04%) Java
7 3 (13.04%) HP

ISEB
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 (8.70%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) JCAPS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) LAN
1 5 (21.74%) POP3
1 5 (21.74%) SMTP
1 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
1 5 (21.74%) WAN
2 3 (13.04%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) GIS
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) JIRA
General
1 5 (21.74%) Legal
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
2 8 (34.78%) Tester
3 7 (30.43%) Manual Tester
4 6 (26.09%) Business Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Senior Business Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Citrix Specialist
7 2 (8.70%) Citrix Support
7 2 (8.70%) Citrix Support Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Citrix Systems Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
7 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Systems Support
7 2 (8.70%) Systems Support Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (4.35%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) NHS
2 4 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 4 (17.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) PRINCE2
2 8 (34.78%) ITIL
3 6 (26.09%) ITSM
3 6 (26.09%) Service Management
4 5 (21.74%) Business Analysis
4 5 (21.74%) Information Governance
4 5 (21.74%) Manual Testing
5 4 (17.39%) UML
6 3 (13.04%) Load Balancing
6 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) User Stories
7 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
7 2 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.70%) ITIL V3
7 2 (8.70%) Migration
7 2 (8.70%) Test Automation
7 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 6 (26.09%) CCAA
2 6 (26.09%) Citrix Certification
2 6 (26.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (21.74%) CCA
4 3 (13.04%) CBAP
4 3 (13.04%) ISTQB
5 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (13.04%) XenApp
1 3 (13.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Citrix
2 3 (13.04%) HP
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) VMware
3 2 (8.70%) Fiorano
3 2 (8.70%) Thunderhead
4 1 (4.35%) IBM
4 1 (4.35%) InterSystems