Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 24 September 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.

First Line Support
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 66 73
Rank change year-on-year -26 +7 +27
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 11 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.84% 0.96% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.00% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 3
South Wales median daily rate - £163 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.37% -15.63%
Wales median daily rate - £145 £135
% change year-on-year - +7.41% -15.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 5
South Wales median hourly rate £11.33 £10.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.25% -19.03% +9.78%
10th Percentile £10.15 £10.00 £10.95
90th Percentile £12.55 £10.00 £13.76
Wales median hourly rate £11.33 £11.00 £12.13
% change year-on-year +2.95% -9.28% +27.63%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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
South Wales
Contract vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 1,282 904 969
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.71% 96.79% 97.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 628 645
South Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £285 £175 £206
90th Percentile £563 £525 £525
Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £378
% change year-on-year +8.00% -0.66% +7.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 64 64
South Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £17.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.55% +23.21% -
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.83 £10.27
90th Percentile £24.30 £53.55 £73.93
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £16.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year -26.42% +24.07% +3.85%

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings that featured 1st Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in South Wales

1st Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 1st Line Support in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support in South Wales

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support in South Wales

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -32 4 - - 1
Bridgend - 2 - -
Caerphilly - 2 - -
Neath Port Talbot - 2 - -
Torfaen - 1 - - 1
1st Line Support
Wales

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, 1st Line Support 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 South Wales region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
1 6 (54.55%) HP
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) SAN
4 3 (27.27%) Terminal Services
4 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
4 3 (27.27%) DHCP
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (27.27%) DNS
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 3 (27.27%) Office 365
5 2 (18.18%) NETGEAR
5 2 (18.18%) Aruba
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (18.18%) VPN
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (9.09%) EDMS
6 1 (9.09%) Apple
6 1 (9.09%) SQL
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle
6 1 (9.09%) Document Management
6 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Capita
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
6 1 (9.09%) Google
6 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared

1st Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) OPENHousing
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) SAN
1 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) EDMS
General
1 1 (9.09%) Back Office
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
1 1 (9.09%) Document Management
1 1 (9.09%) Information Security
1 1 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) HP
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Aruba
2 2 (18.18%) NETGEAR
3 1 (9.09%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) Capita
3 1 (9.09%) Google
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle