The median contractor rate for a IT Support was £165 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
IT Support
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 39 53 36
Rank change year-on-year +14 -17  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 2 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.59% 1.67% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 1.69% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £165 £130 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -25.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.14%  

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%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in Cardiff

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in Cardiff

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Cardiff

IT Support Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

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

1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) iPad
3 2 (28.57%) Network Management
3 2 (28.57%) iPhone
4 1 (14.29%) SLA
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
4 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) Electronics
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
4 1 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server

IT 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:

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) iPad
1 2 (28.57%) iPhone
2 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Apple
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) HP
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) VMware
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