Period
to 13 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 13 December 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.

Third Line Support Engineer
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 56 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 - +67
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.81% 0.18% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Cardiff median daily rate £310 £225 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.78% - -
South Wales median daily rate £300 £225 £400
% change year-on-year +33.33% -43.75% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - £25.00

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 595 540 841
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.43% 97.30% 97.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 408 686
Cardiff median daily rate £365 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +9.49% -2.14%
10th Percentile £154 £176 £210
90th Percentile £488 £525 £454
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 31 26
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -12.61% +10.19%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £24.01 £34.25 £24.75
South Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.68% -3.13% +12.28%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Cardiff

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Cardiff

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Cardiff

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, 3rd Line Support Engineer 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 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) CCAA
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) NHS
4 1 (20.00%) CCA
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) POP3
4 1 (20.00%) SMTP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery

3rd Line Support Engineer 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (20.00%) POP3
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) SMTP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) NHS
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (20.00%) ITSM
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCAA
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (40.00%) ISEB
2 1 (20.00%) CCA
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (20.00%) MCITP
2 1 (20.00%) MCSE
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft