The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £220 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Support Engineer
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 29 35
Rank change year-on-year +15 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 28 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 8.54% 3.96% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.97% 4.09% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 2 4
Median daily rate £220 £88 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +151.42% -46.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £83 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £94 £180
UK excluding London median daily rate £204 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -25.90% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.57% +8.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.89 £16.60
% change year-on-year -7.18% -4.26%  

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 312 269 326
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.12% 96.76% 97.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 836 604 883
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £183 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 37 32
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% +8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £8.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.25 £19.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 28 June 2017, Support Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (60.00%) Cisco
2 17 (56.67%) Firewall
3 15 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 14 (46.67%) ITIL
4 14 (46.67%) Windows
5 13 (43.33%) Citrix
5 13 (43.33%) CCNA
6 12 (40.00%) VMware
7 10 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (30.00%) HP Data Protector
8 9 (30.00%) Internet
8 9 (30.00%) Tivoli
8 9 (30.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 9 (30.00%) HP
8 9 (30.00%) MS Exchange
9 8 (26.67%) SLA
9 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
10 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (20.00%) Juniper
12 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
12 5 (16.67%) Linux
13 4 (13.33%) AIX
13 4 (13.33%) LAN
13 4 (13.33%) WAN
13 4 (13.33%) CCNP
13 4 (13.33%) Cisco Prime
13 4 (13.33%) Wireless
13 4 (13.33%) Migration

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 9 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Apache
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Avid Audio
1 1 (3.33%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 17 (56.67%) Firewall
2 9 (30.00%) Internet
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Wireless
3 4 (13.33%) LAN
3 4 (13.33%) WAN
3 4 (13.33%) Wireless
4 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.33%) DNS
5 1 (3.33%) HTTP
5 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.33%) POP3
5 1 (3.33%) SAN
5 1 (3.33%) SMTP
5 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.67%) Linux
3 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (13.33%) AIX
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
2 4 (13.33%) Migration
2 4 (13.33%) Time Management
3 2 (6.67%) Break/Fix
3 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (6.67%) Post-Production
4 1 (3.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.33%) DevOps
4 1 (3.33%) Information Governance
4 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.33%) Service Management
4 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (3.33%) Java
1 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (43.33%) CCNA
3 10 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (13.33%) CCNP
5 3 (10.00%) CCIE
6 2 (6.67%) CCAA
6 2 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (6.67%) ISEB
7 1 (3.33%) CCA
7 1 (3.33%) Degree
7 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) HP Data Protector
1 9 (30.00%) Tivoli
1 9 (30.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (13.33%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Cisco
2 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (43.33%) Citrix
4 12 (40.00%) VMware
5 9 (30.00%) HP
6 6 (20.00%) Juniper
7 2 (6.67%) Apple
8 1 (3.33%) Avid
8 1 (3.33%) SonicWALL
8 1 (3.33%) Splunk