The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cardiff region.

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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 41 17 27
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 6 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.66% 6.55% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 6.96% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Average daily rate £145 £250 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% -19.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £201
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
335 158 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 92.80% 94.05% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 101 100
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £201 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Support Engineer
South Wales

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title.

1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
2 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
4 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
4 3 (17.65%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle
5 2 (11.76%) SAP
5 2 (11.76%) MCSA
5 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (11.76%) SAP Basis
5 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
6 1 (5.88%) Mitel
6 1 (5.88%) Degree
6 1 (5.88%) SCCM
6 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (5.88%) Lync
6 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (5.88%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (5.88%) XenApp
6 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
6 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) WAN
6 1 (5.88%) Ethernet

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Lync
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.88%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
1 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
1 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.88%) Wireless
General
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
2 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) MCSA
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) MCP
2 1 (5.88%) HNC
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Nortel
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Avaya
3 1 (5.88%) Apple
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
3 1 (5.88%) AppSense
3 1 (5.88%) Mitel