The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 37 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 6 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.60% 3.86% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 4.04% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 2
Average daily rate
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£120 £238 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.47% +7.95%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £225 £246
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -8.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.87 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.48% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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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
363 272 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.06% 95.44% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 190 96
Average daily rate £325 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.87 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.17% -38.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £18.00 £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 1 September 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 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) SCCM
4 4 (30.77%) Migration
5 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) R
6 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
6 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Intel
6 2 (15.38%) MS Office
6 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
6 2 (15.38%) LAN
6 2 (15.38%) WAN
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
6 2 (15.38%) SAN
6 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
6 2 (15.38%) Terminal Services
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.69%) ARCserve
7 1 (7.69%) Apple
7 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 1 (7.69%) SQL
7 1 (7.69%) Linux

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (7.69%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (7.69%) Cognos Impromptu
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Thin Client
1 2 (15.38%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) R
2 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Terminal Services
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 2 (15.38%) Intel
1 2 (15.38%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) AppSense
2 1 (7.69%) Cognos
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) Apple
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago