The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £335 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 25 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.

Second Line Support
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 31 61
Rank change year-on-year -14 +30  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 10 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.89% 4.02% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 4.13% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 2
Median daily rate £335 £135 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +148.14% -20.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £150 £163
% change year-on-year -1.66% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.20 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.85% -12.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 509 460 575
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.22% 97.25% 97.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 305 435
Median daily rate £358 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.53% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 23
Median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £13.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -2.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.88 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.10 £41.05 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in South Wales

2nd 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 2nd Line Support in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in South Wales

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in South Wales over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2nd Line Support in South Wales

2nd 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 2nd Line Support in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in South Wales

2nd 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 2nd Line Support within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff 0 8 £345 +283.33% 1
Newport -1 1 - - 1
Caerphilly - 1 £180 -
2nd Line Support
Wales

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 2nd Line 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 South Wales region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (60.00%) CCNA
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (60.00%) ITIL
3 8 (53.33%) Firewall
4 7 (46.67%) Windows
4 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
5 6 (40.00%) SLA
5 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (40.00%) VMware
6 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
7 3 (20.00%) Wireless
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (20.00%) Juniper
7 3 (20.00%) HP
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (20.00%) CCIE
7 3 (20.00%) CCNP
8 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
9 1 (6.67%) XenApp
9 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008

2nd 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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Wireless
2 3 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) COM
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
1 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (60.00%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (60.00%) CCNA
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (20.00%) CCIE
4 3 (20.00%) CCNP
4 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Cisco
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) Veritas