The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for ISEB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Information Systems Examinations Board (ISEB)
UK / Wales
Rank 36 50 32
Rank change year-on-year +14 -18  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 31 27 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.42% 3.98% 4.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.03% 12.98% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 20 17
Median daily rate £348 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.92% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £226 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £376 £435
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 Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 281 208 274
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 40.03% 30.63% 37.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 133 130
Median daily rate £425 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £138 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £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 6 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 £43.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.02% +210.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.22 £16.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £60.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

ISEB
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ISEB in Wales

ISEB
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ISEB in Wales over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ISEB in Wales

ISEB
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ISEB in Wales

ISEB
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 26 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
South Wales +8 17 £190 -41.53% 5
West Wales - 12 £470 -
ISEB
UK

ISEB
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 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 Wales region with a requirement for ISEB.

1 20 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 16 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 14 (29.17%) Test Scripting
4 13 (27.08%) PRINCE2
5 12 (25.00%) Business Analysis
6 11 (22.92%) SAP
6 11 (22.92%) ITIL
6 11 (22.92%) Finance
7 10 (20.83%) SQL
7 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (18.75%) Waterfall
8 9 (18.75%) MS Office
8 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 9 (18.75%) Project Management
9 8 (16.67%) Service Management
9 8 (16.67%) ITSM
9 8 (16.67%) NHS
9 8 (16.67%) Degree
10 7 (14.58%) Performance Testing
10 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
10 7 (14.58%) HP
10 7 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (14.58%) Java
10 7 (14.58%) Service Delivery
10 7 (14.58%) Migration
11 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
11 6 (12.50%) JMeter
11 6 (12.50%) RAD
11 6 (12.50%) LoadRunner
11 6 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester

ISEB
Top Related IT Skills in 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 (10.42%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (10.42%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.25%) JBoss
2 3 (6.25%) JCAPS
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (18.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.08%) GIS
4 1 (2.08%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) JMeter
1 6 (12.50%) LoadRunner
1 6 (12.50%) Rational Performance Tester
1 6 (12.50%) Selenium
2 4 (8.33%) SoapUI
3 3 (6.25%) HP UFT
3 3 (6.25%) The Grinder
3 3 (6.25%) WinRunner
4 2 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (37.50%) Analyst
2 13 (27.08%) Business Analyst
3 11 (22.92%) Tester
4 10 (20.83%) UAT Manager
5 9 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (16.67%) Senior Business Analyst
7 7 (14.58%) Manual Tester
8 5 (10.42%) Support Analyst
8 5 (10.42%) Test Manager
9 4 (8.33%) Test Analyst
10 3 (6.25%) Performance Tester
10 3 (6.25%) Senior Performance Tester
10 3 (6.25%) Senior Tester
10 3 (6.25%) Service Management Specialist
11 2 (4.17%) Integration Analyst
11 2 (4.17%) Performance Analyst
11 2 (4.17%) Performance Test Analyst
11 2 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
11 2 (4.17%) Technical Business Analyst
11 2 (4.17%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) XML
2 4 (8.33%) SOAP
3 3 (6.25%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (6.25%) J2EE
3 3 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) NHS
2 6 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) CESG
3 1 (2.08%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.42%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (29.17%) Test Scripting
3 13 (27.08%) PRINCE2
4 12 (25.00%) Business Analysis
5 11 (22.92%) ITIL
6 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (18.75%) Project Management
7 9 (18.75%) Waterfall
8 8 (16.67%) ITSM
8 8 (16.67%) Service Management
9 7 (14.58%) Migration
9 7 (14.58%) Performance Testing
9 7 (14.58%) Service Delivery
10 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (12.50%) RAD
10 6 (12.50%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
10 6 (12.50%) Use Case
11 5 (10.42%) ITIL V3
11 5 (10.42%) Load Testing
11 5 (10.42%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) SQL
2 7 (14.58%) Java
3 4 (8.33%) Groovy
4 3 (6.25%) C
4 3 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 8 (16.67%) Degree
3 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
4 5 (10.42%) EXIN
4 5 (10.42%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (4.17%) CBAP
7 1 (2.08%) CISSP
7 1 (2.08%) CLAS
7 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.50%) QA
2 4 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (6.25%) HL7
4 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (22.92%) SAP
2 9 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.58%) HP
4 5 (10.42%) Fiorano
4 5 (10.42%) Oracle
5 3 (6.25%) IBM
5 3 (6.25%) InterSystems
5 3 (6.25%) Siebel
6 2 (4.17%) Thunderhead