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 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 49 33
Rank change year-on-year +8 -16  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 14 24 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.50% 4.12% 3.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.37% 14.37% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 10
Median daily rate £195 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £218 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £379 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £43.50 -
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 South Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 190 167 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 33.87% 28.69% 34.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 106 106
Median daily rate £350 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £47.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.44% +123.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.22 £42.29 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £63.60 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in South Wales

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 +11 6 £325 - 2
ISEB
Wales

ISEB
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

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 South Wales region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 11 (39.29%) Business Analysis
2 10 (35.71%) SQL
3 9 (32.14%) Project Management
3 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 8 (28.57%) Waterfall
5 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Java
5 7 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (25.00%) HP
6 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (21.43%) JMeter
6 6 (21.43%) RAD
6 6 (21.43%) LoadRunner
6 6 (21.43%) NHS
6 6 (21.43%) ITIL
6 6 (21.43%) Selenium
6 6 (21.43%) Use Case
6 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Rational Performance Tester
6 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (17.86%) Manual Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Load Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Fiorano
7 5 (17.86%) WebSphere
7 5 (17.86%) ITIL V3
7 5 (17.86%) XML
7 5 (17.86%) Linux
7 5 (17.86%) Oracle
7 5 (17.86%) BizTalk Server

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 5 (17.86%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (17.86%) WebSphere
2 3 (10.71%) JBoss
2 3 (10.71%) JCAPS
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (3.57%) GIS
4 1 (3.57%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) JMeter
1 6 (21.43%) LoadRunner
1 6 (21.43%) Rational Performance Tester
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium
2 4 (14.29%) SoapUI
3 3 (10.71%) HP UFT
3 3 (10.71%) The Grinder
3 3 (10.71%) WinRunner
4 2 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) Business Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) Tester
4 8 (28.57%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (25.00%) Manual Tester
5 7 (25.00%) Senior Business Analyst
6 5 (17.86%) Support Analyst
7 4 (14.29%) Test Analyst
8 3 (10.71%) Performance Tester
8 3 (10.71%) Senior Performance Tester
8 3 (10.71%) Senior Tester
9 2 (7.14%) Integration Analyst
9 2 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
9 2 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
9 2 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
9 2 (7.14%) Technical Business Analyst
9 2 (7.14%) Technical Support
9 2 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
10 1 (3.57%) Senior Support Analyst
10 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) XML
2 4 (14.29%) SOAP
3 3 (10.71%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (10.71%) J2EE
3 3 (10.71%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) NHS
2 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) CESG
3 1 (3.57%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 5 (17.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Business Analysis
2 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Project Management
3 8 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 8 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 7 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (21.43%) ITIL
5 6 (21.43%) RAD
5 6 (21.43%) Use Case
5 6 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (17.86%) ITIL V3
6 5 (17.86%) Load Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Manual Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Migration
7 4 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Software Engineering
7 4 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 4 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) Java
3 4 (14.29%) Groovy
4 3 (10.71%) C
4 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) CBAP
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.57%) CISSP
4 1 (3.57%) CLAS
4 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) QA
2 3 (10.71%) HL7
3 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) HP
2 5 (17.86%) Fiorano
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
3 3 (10.71%) IBM
3 3 (10.71%) InterSystems
3 3 (10.71%) Siebel
4 2 (7.14%) Thunderhead