The median contractor rate for a Applications Support was £319 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Application Support
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 36 - 26
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support 5 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.47% - 4.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% - 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 4
Median daily rate £319 - £438
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 - £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £288
% change year-on-year - +4.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £41.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -58.09% +107.50%  

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 325 414 254
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.59% 98.81% 98.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 293 197
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 10
Median hourly rate £13.70 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Applications Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Applications Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support in Cardiff

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support in Cardiff

Applications Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support in Cardiff over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support in Cardiff

Applications Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support in Cardiff

Applications Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Applications 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 Applications Support in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 5 (100.00%) InterSystems
1 5 (100.00%) Fiorano
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 5 (100.00%) Release Management
1 5 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 5 (100.00%) JCAPS
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (60.00%) XML
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (60.00%) HL7
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
3 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
4 1 (20.00%) NHS
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis

Applications Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (100.00%) BizTalk Server
1 5 (100.00%) JCAPS
1 5 (100.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (60.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (20.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) Release Management
1 5 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (60.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (60.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) HL7
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Fiorano
1 5 (100.00%) IBM
1 5 (100.00%) InterSystems