The median contractor rate for a IT Support was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
Wales / South Wales
Rank 51 62 46
Rank change year-on-year +11 -16  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 3 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.53% 1.21% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 1.22% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £165 £130 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -25.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £14.20 £19.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.26% +72.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.14%  

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 547 572 427
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.81% 98.79% 95.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 386 296
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £194 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 35 18
Median hourly rate £17.77 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.69% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £29.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in South Wales

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in South Wales

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in South Wales

IT 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 IT Support within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 March 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 +14 2 £165 +26.92% 2
Newport - 1 - -
IT Support
Wales

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) iPhone
3 3 (30.00%) MS Office
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (20.00%) Smartphone
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (20.00%) iPad
4 2 (20.00%) Network Management
5 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (10.00%) Samsung
5 1 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (10.00%) Android
5 1 (10.00%) Local Government
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall
5 1 (10.00%) Electronics
5 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) SLA
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Apple

IT Support Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) iPhone
2 2 (20.00%) iPad
2 2 (20.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) Apple
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Samsung
2 1 (10.00%) VMware
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £13.00 - £16.00 per hour
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