The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 59 35
Rank change year-on-year +22 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 2 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.60% 1.01% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 1.02% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £138 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £160
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £13.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.44% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 322 392 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.83% 98.99% 97.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 274 188
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

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 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 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows 7
3 12 (80.00%) ITIL
4 11 (73.33%) MS Office
5 10 (66.67%) iPad
5 10 (66.67%) iPhone
6 7 (46.67%) Network Management
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
8 3 (20.00%) Apple
8 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
9 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
9 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
9 2 (13.33%) Firewall
9 2 (13.33%) Publishing
10 1 (6.67%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (6.67%) VMware
10 1 (6.67%) SLA
10 1 (6.67%) Cisco
10 1 (6.67%) CCNA
10 1 (6.67%) COM
10 1 (6.67%) Symantec
10 1 (6.67%) HP
10 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (6.67%) Veritas
10 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
10 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013

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 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (73.33%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
General
1 2 (13.33%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (66.67%) iPad
1 10 (66.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) CCNA
1 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) Symantec
3 1 (6.67%) Veritas
3 1 (6.67%) VMware