Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £186 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 51 59
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 23 11 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.14% 1.82% 3.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.26% 1.90% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 19
Cardiff median daily rate £186 £165 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.77% -37.14% +75.00%
10th Percentile £129 £141 £119
90th Percentile £412 £190 £350
South Wales median daily rate £192 £165 £294
% change year-on-year +16.45% -43.83% +95.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Cardiff median hourly rate £20.00 £80.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -75.08% - -
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year -25.00% +81.82% -8.33%

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 706 580 857
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 95.71% 97.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 446 683
Cardiff median daily rate £375 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £174 £165 £213
90th Percentile £488 £531 £450
South Wales median daily rate £393 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 30
Cardiff median hourly rate £14.00 £13.70 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.19% +3.40% -8.62%
10th Percentile £10.57 £11.17 £10.23
90th Percentile £20.48 £40.00 £24.75
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £18.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year -17.81% +30.36% -0.88%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Cardiff over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Cisco
3 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 7 (30.43%) ITIL
3 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
4 5 (21.74%) Office 365
4 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
4 5 (21.74%) Linux
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 5 (21.74%) Service Management
4 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) Migration
5 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
6 3 (13.04%) Ticket Management
6 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
6 3 (13.04%) CCNA
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (13.04%) WAN
6 3 (13.04%) LAN
6 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (13.04%) VMware
6 3 (13.04%) SCCM
6 3 (13.04%) MCITP
7 2 (8.70%) Brocade
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (8.70%) Multimedia
7 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Office 365
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) LAN
1 3 (13.04%) WAN
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) SMS
3 1 (4.35%) DHCP
3 1 (4.35%) DMZ
3 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
General
1 2 (8.70%) Multimedia
2 1 (4.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Windows 10
3 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.35%) CentOS
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Service Management
3 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (13.04%) Ticket Management
5 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
5 2 (8.70%) Network Virtualisation
6 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
6 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.35%) Perl
1 1 (4.35%) PHP
1 1 (4.35%) Python
1 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) CCNA
3 3 (13.04%) MCITP
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (8.70%) CCNP
5 1 (4.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (4.35%) iptables
4 1 (4.35%) NFS
4 1 (4.35%) Postfix
4 1 (4.35%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Cisco
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Brocade
4 2 (8.70%) BT
4 2 (8.70%) Juniper
4 2 (8.70%) MikroTik
4 2 (8.70%) Remedy
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) Dell
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds