The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 28 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.

Desktop Support
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 27 37
Rank change year-on-year -10 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support 4 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.22% 4.68% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 4.83% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £140 £88 £153
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -42.62%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £151 £174 £175
% change year-on-year -13.50% -0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.77% -18.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  

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 312 269 326
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.12% 96.76% 97.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 185 264
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £185 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 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 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Desktop Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support in Cardiff

Desktop Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support in Cardiff

Desktop Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support in Cardiff

Desktop Support Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Desktop 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 Desktop Support in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Time Management
3 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Break/Fix
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL

Desktop 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Time Management
2 2 (40.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Break/Fix
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft