Period
to 11 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Support was £310 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 11 December 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.

Systems Support
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 56 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 - +69
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.32% 0.36% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Cardiff median daily rate £310 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.62% - -
South Wales median daily rate £310 £325 -
% change year-on-year -4.62% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

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 599 540 845
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.15% 97.30% 97.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 409 689
Cardiff median daily rate £363 £375 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.49% -2.14%
10th Percentile £150 £176 £210
90th Percentile £488 £525 £452
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 30 26
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -12.61% +10.19%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.73 £10.00
90th Percentile £24.09 £34.83 £24.75
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +14.29%

Systems Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Support in Cardiff

Systems Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Support in Cardiff

Systems Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Support in Cardiff

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, Systems Support 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 Systems Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (100.00%) NHS
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) CCAA
2 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (50.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenServer
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Legal
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN

Systems Support 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (50.00%) POP3
1 1 (50.00%) SMTP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) NHS
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) Information Governance
2 1 (50.00%) ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCAA
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (100.00%) ISEB
2 1 (50.00%) CCA
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
1 1 (50.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) VMware