The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cardiff region that had 2nd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 39 38 50
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.31% 1.05% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.08% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £125 £170 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 £11.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.17% +4.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
2nd Line Support
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
294 277 386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.08% 97.19% 96.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 220 265
Median daily rate £363 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 7
Median hourly rate £13.50 £11.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -24.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £17.50 £29.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cardiff region that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Cardiff region.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Cardiff region.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, 2nd Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Citrix
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) SLA
4 4 (44.44%) MS Office
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (44.44%) CCNA
4 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
5 3 (33.33%) SCCM
5 3 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (33.33%) Internet
5 3 (33.33%) Tivoli
5 3 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) AIX
5 3 (33.33%) Linux
5 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (33.33%) Logistics
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (44.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) Internet
General
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) AIX
3 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CCNA
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
1 3 (33.33%) Tivoli
1 3 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (66.67%) Citrix
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) HP