The median contractor rate for a Technical Support was £169 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 26 April 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.

Technical Support
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.63% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £169 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £174 £250 £245
% change year-on-year -30.50% +2.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £15.88 £14.50
% change year-on-year -21.25% +9.48%  

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 305 358 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.61% 98.62% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 246 190
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £243 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £457
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 9
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -14.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £20.00 £17.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Technical Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Technical Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support in Cardiff

Technical Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support in Cardiff

Technical Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, Technical 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 Technical Support in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (50.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) InterSystems
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Fiorano
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) HL7
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus

Technical 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (50.00%) JCAPS
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 2 (50.00%) XML
1 2 (50.00%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Business Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (50.00%) ITSM
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) Release Management
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) CCNA
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) HL7
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (50.00%) Tivoli
1 2 (50.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Fiorano
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) InterSystems
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago