Period
to 19 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £169 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 19 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 26 38
Rank change year-on-year -44 +12 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 6 32 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.72% 5.27% 2.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 5.45% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 26 6
Cardiff median daily rate £169 £180 £158
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.26% +14.29% -55.00%
10th Percentile £151 £145 £110
90th Percentile £180 £349 £205
South Wales median daily rate £155 £180 £158
% change year-on-year -13.89% +14.29% -55.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Cardiff median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £77.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -77.27% +443.02%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.98 £25.65
90th Percentile £18.63 £19.63 £131.95
South Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +40.00% -5.66%

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 816 587 538
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.61% 96.71% 98.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 605 405 404
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +9.65%
10th Percentile £285 £163 £172
90th Percentile £575 £500 £525
South Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 27
Cardiff median hourly rate £12.63 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.83% +20.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.17 £10.65
90th Percentile £78.13 £24.33 £36.55
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -14.29% +12.90% +4.20%

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Office 365
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) MCSE
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) IaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) VLAN
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
1 1 (16.67%) NHS
1 1 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Debian
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) High Availability
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (16.67%) Aruba
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) NETGEAR
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow
2 1 (16.67%) Veeam
2 1 (16.67%) VMware