The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Wales region that had 1st Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
First Line Support
Rank 48 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 6 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.23% 1.52% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.56% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £135 £160 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £120 £105
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -4.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +4.34%
1st Line Support
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 South Wales 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
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
476 576 630
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 97.54% 97.30% 97.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 438 413
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 21 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.70 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.45% +9.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South Wales region that featured 1st Line Support in the job title.

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 1st Line Support across the South Wales region.

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 1st Line Support across the South Wales region.

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 2 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Newport +19 3 £135 -
Cardiff +6 3 - - 1
1st Line Support
Wales

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 July 2016, 1st 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 South Wales region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (62.50%) ITIL
3 10 (62.50%) Incident Management
4 8 (50.00%) Statistics
4 8 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (50.00%) ITSM
5 5 (31.25%) VMware
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
7 2 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (12.50%) Firewall
7 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
7 2 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (12.50%) Logistics
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (12.50%) CCNA
7 2 (12.50%) HP
7 2 (12.50%) Citrix
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (12.50%) Internet
7 2 (12.50%) Tivoli
7 2 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (12.50%) AIX
7 2 (12.50%) Linux
7 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
8 1 (6.25%) SLA
8 1 (6.25%) MS Office
8 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South 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:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
5 2 (12.50%) AIX
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Incident Management
1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 8 (50.00%) ITSM
3 2 (12.50%) Logistics
3 2 (12.50%) Resource Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CCNA
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (12.50%) Tivoli
1 2 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix
2 2 (12.50%) HP
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
Port Talbot, West Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £11 - £13.7 per hour
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