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 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)
UK / Wales
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 39 34
Rank change year-on-year -10 -5  
Contract jobs citing ISEB 11 17 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.77% 3.09% 5.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.25% 10.97% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 38
Median daily rate £310 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.61% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £275 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £450 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 - -
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 Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wales
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 176 155 322
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 28.39% 28.13% 37.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 102 200
Median daily rate £350 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £323 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 6 13
Median hourly rate £43.50 £70.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.85% +438.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £18.33 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £73.55 £24.60
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 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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
South Wales -13 9 £310 -11.42%
West Wales -4 1 £150 -48.27%
Mid Wales - 1 - -
ISEB
UK

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

1 17 (40.48%) ISTQB
1 17 (40.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (30.95%) PRINCE2
3 12 (28.57%) ITIL
4 11 (26.19%) SAP
4 11 (26.19%) Finance
4 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
5 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 8 (19.05%) SQL
6 8 (19.05%) Service Management
6 8 (19.05%) ITSM
6 8 (19.05%) Degree
6 8 (19.05%) Business Analysis
7 7 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (16.67%) NHS
8 6 (14.29%) Citrix
8 6 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (14.29%) XML
8 6 (14.29%) ITIL V3
8 6 (14.29%) CCAA
8 6 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (14.29%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
9 5 (11.90%) Information Governance
9 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
9 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
9 5 (11.90%) WebSphere
9 5 (11.90%) Windows
9 5 (11.90%) WAN
9 5 (11.90%) POP3

ISEB
Co-occurring 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 (11.90%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (11.90%) WebSphere
2 3 (7.14%) JCAPS
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) LAN
1 5 (11.90%) POP3
1 5 (11.90%) SMTP
1 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
1 5 (11.90%) WAN
2 3 (7.14%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.38%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.38%) GIS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 11 (26.19%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Analyst
2 10 (23.81%) UAT Manager
3 9 (21.43%) Business Analyst
3 9 (21.43%) Tester
4 7 (16.67%) Manual Tester
5 5 (11.90%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Support Analyst
5 5 (11.90%) Test Manager
6 4 (9.52%) Senior Business Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
7 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Citrix Specialist
8 2 (4.76%) Integration Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
8 2 (4.76%) Systems Support Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Business Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.29%) XML
2 3 (7.14%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) NHS
2 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.52%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) User Acceptance Testing
2 13 (30.95%) PRINCE2
3 12 (28.57%) ITIL
4 11 (26.19%) Test Scripting
5 8 (19.05%) Business Analysis
5 8 (19.05%) ITSM
5 8 (19.05%) Service Management
6 6 (14.29%) ITIL V3
6 6 (14.29%) Risk Identification and Mitigation
7 5 (11.90%) Information Governance
7 5 (11.90%) Manual Testing
7 5 (11.90%) Migration
8 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (9.52%) Project Management
8 4 (9.52%) Service Delivery
8 4 (9.52%) UML
9 3 (7.14%) Load Balancing
9 3 (7.14%) Release Management
9 3 (7.14%) User Stories
9 3 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) Java
3 2 (4.76%) Perl
4 1 (2.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (40.48%) ISTQB
2 8 (19.05%) Degree
3 6 (14.29%) CCAA
3 6 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (11.90%) CCA
4 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (7.14%) CBAP
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 3 (7.14%) HL7
3 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 19770
3 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (7.14%) XenApp
1 3 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) SAP
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (14.29%) Citrix
4 5 (11.90%) Fiorano
5 3 (7.14%) HP
5 3 (7.14%) IBM
5 3 (7.14%) InterSystems
5 3 (7.14%) Oracle
5 3 (7.14%) VMware
6 2 (4.76%) Thunderhead
7 1 (2.38%) BMC
7 1 (2.38%) Snow