Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £158 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Second Line Support
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 33 82
Rank change year-on-year -15 +49 -17
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 14 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.19% 3.53% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 3.61% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 1
Cardiff median daily rate £158 £165 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +32.00% -28.57%
10th Percentile £114 £124 £113
90th Percentile £348 £174 £138
South Wales median daily rate £160 £165 £125
% change year-on-year -3.03% +32.00% -28.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.50 £140.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -87.50% +636.84% -
10th Percentile £15.50 £135.00 £18.20
90th Percentile £19.50 £145.00 £19.80
South Wales median hourly rate £20.00 £12.79 £18.00
% change year-on-year +56.37% -28.94% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 615 554 841
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 97.71% 97.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 430 412 688
Cardiff median daily rate £364 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.00% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £167 £175 £207
90th Percentile £500 £525 £463
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 27 22
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -15.97% +10.19%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £32.88 £36.55 £19.80
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.64 £15.75
% change year-on-year +11.93% -0.73% +12.50%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Cardiff

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Cardiff

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Cardiff over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2nd Line Support in Cardiff

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Cardiff

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 2nd 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 Cardiff region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (35.71%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 3 (21.43%) iPhone
5 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
5 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
6 2 (14.29%) Wireless
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (14.29%) SLA
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) CCIE
6 2 (14.29%) CCNP
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (14.29%) Juniper
6 2 (14.29%) NHS
6 2 (14.29%) iPad
6 2 (14.29%) Network Management
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (14.29%) Wireless
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) iPhone
2 2 (14.29%) iPad
2 2 (14.29%) NHS
3 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (7.14%) Customer-Centricity
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCIE
1 2 (14.29%) CCNP
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (7.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco
1 2 (14.29%) Juniper
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) SonicWALL
2 1 (7.14%) VMware