The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 31 40
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 8 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 2.49% 2.87% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.61% 2.96% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
Median daily rate £345 £90 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +283.33% -47.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £150 £163
% change year-on-year -1.66% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  

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 307 270 328
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.64% 96.77% 97.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 184 266
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 9 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% +8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £19.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Cardiff over the 3 months to 25 June 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 25 June 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 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) SLA
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL
3 5 (55.56%) CCNA
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) CCIE
5 3 (33.33%) CCNP
5 3 (33.33%) Windows
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Juniper
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
7 1 (11.11%) XenApp
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (11.11%) COM
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (11.11%) 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 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (33.33%) Wireless
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) COM
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (55.56%) CCNA
3 3 (33.33%) CCIE
3 3 (33.33%) CCNP
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (66.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) SonicWALL
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas