The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Wales region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 37 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 14 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.81% 2.33% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 2.42% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Median daily rate £90 £280 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-67.85% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £86 £150 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £208 £213
% change year-on-year
+25.30% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Median hourly rate £11.06 £13.70 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.25% +16.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.91 £12.27 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.14 £16.52 £11.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.14 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.06% +4.12%
Support Engineer
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
490 579 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 98.20% 96.18% 97.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 427 421
Median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 21
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.45 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% -12.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Support Engineer
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 Support Engineer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 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
Cardiff +15 8 £88 -42.62% 3
Torfaen +1 3 - -
Newport -2 1 £125 -68.75%
Bridgend - 1 - -
Support Engineer
Wales

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 36 (90.00%) Windows
2 23 (57.50%) Windows Server
3 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
3 21 (52.50%) Windows 7
4 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
5 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (27.50%) SCCM
6 11 (27.50%) VMware
7 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 9 (22.50%) MS Office
8 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
10 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
10 7 (17.50%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (15.00%) SQL
11 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
11 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (15.00%) Migration
12 5 (12.50%) Clustering
12 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
12 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
12 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
12 5 (12.50%) Windows 8
13 4 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (10.00%) Linux
13 4 (10.00%) Oracle
13 4 (10.00%) SLA
13 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (10.00%) vSphere

Support Engineer 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (22.50%) MS Office
3 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.50%) DHCP
2 3 (7.50%) DNS
3 2 (5.00%) Firewall
3 2 (5.00%) HTTPS
3 2 (5.00%) LAN
3 2 (5.00%) SSH
3 2 (5.00%) WAN
3 2 (5.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
4 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.00%) MySQL
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (5.00%) IntelliJ
1 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.00%) JUnit
1 2 (5.00%) Maven
1 2 (5.00%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Java EE
1 2 (5.00%) LAMP
1 2 (5.00%) SAML
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
1 2 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) Cryptography
2 2 (5.00%) PKI
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (90.00%) Windows
2 23 (57.50%) Windows Server
3 21 (52.50%) Windows 7
4 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 5 (12.50%) Windows 8
8 4 (10.00%) Linux
9 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
9 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) Migration
2 3 (7.50%) ITIL
2 3 (7.50%) Server Building
3 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.00%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
3 2 (5.00%) PHP
3 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.00%) Python
3 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) CCNA
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.50%) MCP
4 1 (2.50%) MCSE
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.50%) Virtual Servers
3 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.00%) vSphere
5 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) SCCM
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (5.00%) Ansible
4 2 (5.00%) yum
5 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.50%) SCOM
5 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) VMware
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco
4 3 (7.50%) NetApp
4 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) SAP
6 1 (2.50%) Apple
6 1 (2.50%) arcserve
6 1 (2.50%) Intel Security
6 1 (2.50%) Remedy
6 1 (2.50%) Sophos
6 1 (2.50%) Sun
6 1 (2.50%) Symantec
6 1 (2.50%) Wyse