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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 52 29 31
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 9 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 1.54% 3.90% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 4.16% 2.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 3
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£120 £230 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.82% +2.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £225 £249
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Average hourly rate £10.25 £13.87 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.09% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £12.04 £12.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £13.87 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
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
555 409 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 94.87% 93.81% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 276 221
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 24 26
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.87 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.17% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £11.21 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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
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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 -17 8 £120 -50.00% 4
Newport - 1 - - 1
Torfaen - - - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - - - -
Bridgend - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Support Engineer
Wales

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 10 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 8 (33.33%) Windows XP
5 7 (29.17%) SCCM
6 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (25.00%) VMware
7 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
7 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
7 5 (20.83%) LAN
8 4 (16.67%) Citrix
8 4 (16.67%) Migration
8 4 (16.67%) Sophos
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (12.50%) R
9 3 (12.50%) vSphere
9 3 (12.50%) XenApp
9 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
9 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (12.50%) assyst
9 3 (12.50%) SAN
9 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (12.50%) ARCserve
9 3 (12.50%) VBScript
9 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
9 3 (12.50%) WAN

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.17%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) LAN
1 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.50%) SAN
2 3 (12.50%) WAN
3 2 (8.33%) DHCP
3 2 (8.33%) VoIP
3 2 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.17%) Cognos Impromptu
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (8.33%) Clustering
1 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.17%) Service Management
3 1 (4.17%) Change Management
3 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.17%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (4.17%) Change Control
3 1 (4.17%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.17%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) VBScript
1 3 (12.50%) R
2 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 2 (8.33%) MCP
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) XenApp
2 3 (12.50%) vSphere
3 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) SCCM
2 3 (12.50%) ARCserve
3 2 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
3 2 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (25.00%) VMware
2 4 (16.67%) Sophos
2 4 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) Symantec
3 2 (8.33%) Remedy
3 2 (8.33%) McAfee
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) Intel
4 1 (4.17%) AppSense
4 1 (4.17%) Mitel
4 1 (4.17%) ProCurve
4 1 (4.17%) Lumension
4 1 (4.17%) Cognos
4 1 (4.17%) HP
4 1 (4.17%) Dell
4 1 (4.17%) Lotus
4 1 (4.17%) Apple
Newport, Gwent
CPS Group UK
Rate: £8 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £8 - £10 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago