The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales 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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 41 50 44
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 25 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.66% 2.26% 3.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.73% 2.35% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 9
Average daily rate £200 £170 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £147 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £233 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £253 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+12.22% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Average hourly rate £10.88 £11.97 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.16% +4.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.35
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.23%
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
529 469 542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 98.51% 96.30% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 336 324
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 16 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.35 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.60% -11.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.50 £34.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 April 2016.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -13 15 £170 - 3
Torfaen 0 3 - -
Bridgend - 2 £425 - 1
Newport +17 1 £200 -
Neath Port Talbot - 1 - -
Merthyr Tydfil - 1 - -
Support Engineer
Wales

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 28 (70.00%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) Windows Server
3 17 (42.50%) VMware
4 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
6 12 (30.00%) Cisco
7 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (27.50%) Windows 7
8 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 10 (25.00%) Citrix
9 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
9 9 (22.50%) Firewall
10 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (20.00%) CCNA
10 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
11 7 (17.50%) Linux
11 7 (17.50%) SQL
11 7 (17.50%) Oracle
11 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
11 7 (17.50%) SLA
11 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (15.00%) Incident Management
12 6 (15.00%) ITIL
12 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
13 5 (12.50%) Unix
13 5 (12.50%) MS Office
13 5 (12.50%) Web Services
13 5 (12.50%) XML
13 5 (12.50%) HP

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 (10.00%) 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%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.50%) MS Office
3 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) Firewall
2 4 (10.00%) Internet
2 4 (10.00%) LAN
2 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.00%) WAN
3 3 (7.50%) DHCP
3 3 (7.50%) DNS
3 3 (7.50%) VPN
4 2 (5.00%) HTTPS
4 2 (5.00%) SSH
4 2 (5.00%) Wireshark
5 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
General
1 1 (2.50%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Web Services
1 5 (12.50%) XML
2 2 (5.00%) Java EE
2 2 (5.00%) LAMP
2 2 (5.00%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Clustering
1 5 (12.50%) PKI
2 3 (7.50%) DataPower
3 2 (5.00%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) AS400
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.50%) NHS
4 1 (2.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 28 (70.00%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) Windows Server
3 11 (27.50%) Windows 7
3 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (17.50%) Linux
6 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
7 5 (12.50%) Unix
8 4 (10.00%) AIX
9 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) Incident Management
1 6 (15.00%) ITIL
2 4 (10.00%) Logistics
2 4 (10.00%) Resource Management
3 3 (7.50%) Migration
3 3 (7.50%) Server Building
3 3 (7.50%) SOA
4 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) Java
2 2 (5.00%) Perl
2 2 (5.00%) PHP
2 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.00%) Python
2 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (22.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (20.00%) CCNA
3 8 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (5.00%) MCP
5 2 (5.00%) MCSE
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.50%) Server+ Certification
6 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.00%) vSphere
4 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) SCCM
1 5 (12.50%) Tivoli
2 4 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (5.00%) Ansible
3 2 (5.00%) yum
4 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) VMware
2 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
3 12 (30.00%) Cisco
4 10 (25.00%) Citrix
5 7 (17.50%) Oracle
6 5 (12.50%) HP
7 3 (7.50%) F5
7 3 (7.50%) NetApp
7 3 (7.50%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.00%) SAP
8 2 (5.00%) Sun
9 1 (2.50%) arcserve
9 1 (2.50%) Dell
9 1 (2.50%) IBM
9 1 (2.50%) Intel Security
9 1 (2.50%) Remedy
9 1 (2.50%) Sophos
9 1 (2.50%) Symantec
9 1 (2.50%) Wyse
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