Period
to 1 August 2021

The median contractor rate for an IT Engineer was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

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.

IT Engineer
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 39 46 69
Rank change year-on-year +7 +23 +20
Contract jobs requiring an IT Engineer 21 6 20
As % of all contract jobs advertised in South Wales 3.25% 1.17% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.60% 1.25% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 9
10th Percentile £100 £173 £117
25th Percentile £105 £188 £128
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £165 £225 £170
Median % change year-on-year -26.67% +32.35% -20.00%
75th Percentile £188 £263 £181
90th Percentile £197 £278 £203
Wales median daily rate £165 £225 £166
% change year-on-year -26.67% +35.34% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 10
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.70 £10.94
25th Percentile £12.03 £11.00 £11.80
Median hourly rate £14.03 £11.78 £12.42
Median % change year-on-year +19.10% -5.15% +0.77%
75th Percentile £17.94 £12.51 £13.04
90th Percentile £20.45 £12.71 £15.77
Wales median hourly rate £14.03 £11.78 £12.42
% change year-on-year +19.10% -5.15% +0.77%

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 584 481 1,174
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.26% 93.76% 96.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 337 867
10th Percentile £182 £240 £207
25th Percentile £325 £369 £323
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £435 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £525 £525 £530
90th Percentile £588 £579 £606
Wales median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 42 85
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.15 £10.10
25th Percentile £13.19 £13.13 £11.80
Median hourly rate £19.36 £16.25 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +19.14% -1.52% +32.00%
75th Percentile £24.65 £21.69 £38.75
90th Percentile £38.64 £23.75 £43.25
Wales median hourly rate £18.25 £16.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year +14.06% +0.74% +28.86%

IT Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings that featured IT Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for IT Engineer in South Wales

IT Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IT Engineer in South Wales.

Daily rate trend for IT Engineer in South Wales

IT Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IT Engineer in South Wales.

Hourly rate trend for IT Engineer in South Wales

IT Engineer
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 IT Engineer within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 1 August 2021. 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 0 12 £110 -51.11% 1
Torfaen 0 3 - -
Merthyr Tydfil - 2 - -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 2 £165 -
Glamorgan - 1 - -
Newport - 1 - - 1
Caerphilly - 1 - -
IT Engineer
Wales

IT Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, IT 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 South Wales region featuring IT Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Social Skills
3 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft 365
5 5 (23.81%) HP
5 5 (23.81%) NHS
6 4 (19.05%) SLA
6 4 (19.05%) Break/Fix
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 3 (14.29%) Migration
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (9.52%) ITIL
8 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
8 2 (9.52%) LAN
8 2 (9.52%) WAN
8 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
8 2 (9.52%) Citrix
8 2 (9.52%) Apple
8 2 (9.52%) Banking
8 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
8 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
8 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
8 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
8 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
8 2 (9.52%) Azure
8 2 (9.52%) Finance
8 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
8 2 (9.52%) IT Asset Management

IT Engineer 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 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (9.52%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) LAN
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
General
1 9 (42.86%) Social Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Public Sector
3 1 (4.76%) Organisational Skills
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Break/Fix
2 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
3 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Escalation Management
3 2 (9.52%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.76%) ITSM
4 1 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.76%) Process Management
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) MCSA
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) HP
2 2 (9.52%) Apple
2 2 (9.52%) Citrix
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Dell
3 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.76%) VMware