Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £132 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

IT Support
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 41 76
Rank change year-on-year -4 +35 -6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 12 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.98% 2.19% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 2.23% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 4
Cardiff median daily rate £132 £166 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.68% +27.88% -
South Wales median daily rate £130 £165 £130
% change year-on-year -21.21% +26.92% -20.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Cardiff median hourly rate £13.00 £13.19 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.44% -34.05% +81.82%
South Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £12.79 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.64% -14.73% +36.36%

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 584 538 853
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 98.35% 97.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 404 696
Cardiff median daily rate £363 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £163 £172 £209
90th Percentile £500 £525 £461
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 22
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.41% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.65 £9.78
90th Percentile £24.33 £36.55 £21.35
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.88
% change year-on-year +12.90% +4.20% +10.19%

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Cardiff

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) ITIL
3 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (50.00%) Windows 10
5 5 (41.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (41.67%) NHS
5 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (16.67%) Line Management
7 2 (16.67%) Information Governance
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (16.67%) C
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) Degree
7 2 (16.67%) Finance
7 2 (16.67%) Legal
8 1 (8.33%) Migration
8 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
8 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
8 1 (8.33%) Time Management
8 1 (8.33%) iPhone
8 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
8 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (8.33%) Oracle

IT 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) NHS
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
2 1 (8.33%) iPhone
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Information Governance
3 2 (16.67%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Network Management
4 1 (8.33%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle