Period
to 18 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £153 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

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.

Support Engineer
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 30 43
Rank change year-on-year -40 +13 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 5 34 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.64% 5.30% 3.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 5.52% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 29 4
Cardiff median daily rate £153 £188 £108
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.88% +74.88% -36.76%
10th Percentile £126 £154 £83
90th Percentile £166 £348 £208
South Wales median daily rate £155 £180 £163
% change year-on-year -13.89% +10.77% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
Cardiff median hourly rate - £13.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -31.58% +33.99%
South Wales median hourly rate £12.16 £13.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year -6.44% +18.18% -16.03%

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 756 616 555
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.17% 96.10% 97.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 577 462 386
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -0.68% +4.29%
10th Percentile £275 £175 £201
90th Percentile £538 £525 £513
South Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 26
Cardiff median hourly rate £12.50 £15.12 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.33% +12.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.58 £10.63
90th Percentile £30.00 £39.00 £19.50
South Wales median hourly rate £12.75 £21.75 £15.25
% change year-on-year -41.38% +42.62% +0.83%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Cardiff

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Cardiff

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Cardiff

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) EDI
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server

Support Engineer 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Data Extraction
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) SAP