The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cardiff region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 32 58 46
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -12
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.85% 0.22% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £195 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £165 £164
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.19 £20.00 £7.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.05% +158.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.23 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+2.07% +1.73%
IT 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
267 439 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 98.52% 97.99% 98.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 361 283
Median daily rate £375 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.78 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.35% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.00 £7.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £20.00 £145.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (10.00%) EqualLogic
6 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
6 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (10.00%) Office 365
6 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (10.00%) Skype
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle
6 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (10.00%) XenApp
6 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
6 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 1 (10.00%) Firewall
6 1 (10.00%) SharePoint

IT 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 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) Unix
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) SAP