The median contractor rate for a Support Analyst was £268 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Analyst
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 37 - 26
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 2 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.60% - 4.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% - 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 8
Median daily rate £268 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 - £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £191 £238 £220
% change year-on-year -19.43% +7.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.19
% change year-on-year -1.66% +5.72%  

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 317 412 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.48% 98.80% 97.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 289 190
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 11
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.30% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £20.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Analyst in Cardiff

Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Analyst in Cardiff

Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Analyst in Cardiff over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Analyst in Cardiff

Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Analyst in Cardiff

Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Support Analyst 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 Support Analyst in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
2 6 (60.00%) Fiorano
2 6 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
3 5 (50.00%) ISEB
3 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 5 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 4 (40.00%) Windows
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) MS Office
4 4 (40.00%) XML
4 4 (40.00%) XSLT
4 4 (40.00%) IBM
4 4 (40.00%) InterSystems
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (40.00%) HL7
4 4 (40.00%) Release Management
4 4 (40.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (40.00%) JCAPS
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) iPhone
5 3 (30.00%) Service Management
5 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
5 3 (30.00%) ITSM
5 3 (30.00%) NHS
5 3 (30.00%) Project Management
5 3 (30.00%) iPad
5 3 (30.00%) Network Management
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Analysis

Support Analyst 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 6 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (40.00%) JCAPS
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 4 (40.00%) XML
1 4 (40.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) iPad
1 3 (30.00%) iPhone
1 3 (30.00%) NHS
2 1 (10.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 5 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (40.00%) Release Management
4 3 (30.00%) ITSM
4 3 (30.00%) Network Management
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (30.00%) Service Management
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) HL7
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Fiorano
2 4 (40.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) InterSystems