The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £219 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 29 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.

Support Engineer
Wales > South Wales
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 33 54
Rank change year-on-year +8 +21  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 32 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.04% 3.97% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.30% 4.09% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 4
South Wales median daily rate £219 £200 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% +21.21%  
10th Percentile £175 £84 £138
90th Percentile £348 £430 £180
Wales median daily rate £250 £200 £170
% change year-on-year +25.00% +17.64%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
South Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £10.88 £13.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.54% -21.48%  
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.00 £11.82
90th Percentile £15.21 £16.78 £17.05
Wales median hourly rate £11.75 £10.88 £13.70
% change year-on-year +8.04% -20.62%  

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 508 465 565
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 95.85% 97.28% 97.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 1030 1352
South Wales median daily rate £358 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.53% +5.33%  
10th Percentile £175 £188 £200
90th Percentile £525 £524 £460
Wales median daily rate £363 £378 £361
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 89 73
South Wales median hourly rate £16.28 £13.50 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.59% -1.45%  
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.22 £9.35
90th Percentile £52.50 £56.50 £17.50
Wales median hourly rate £16.28 £13.00 £13.70
% change year-on-year +25.23% -5.10%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in South Wales

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in South Wales

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in South Wales over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in South Wales

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in South Wales

Support 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 Support Engineer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 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 +11 28 £220 +151.42% 3
Newport +2 2 - - 1
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - - 1
Caerphilly - 1 £170 -
Support Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (62.00%) Cisco
2 30 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 28 (56.00%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (56.00%) Windows
4 27 (54.00%) ITIL
5 26 (52.00%) CCNA
6 23 (46.00%) Firewall
7 21 (42.00%) Active Directory
7 21 (42.00%) Windows Server
8 17 (34.00%) MS Exchange
8 17 (34.00%) VMware
9 16 (32.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 15 (30.00%) HP Data Protector
10 15 (30.00%) Internet
10 15 (30.00%) Tivoli
10 15 (30.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 15 (30.00%) HP
11 13 (26.00%) Citrix
12 11 (22.00%) Windows 7
13 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (18.00%) SLA
15 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
16 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
17 6 (12.00%) Juniper
17 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
18 5 (10.00%) Migration
18 5 (10.00%) Windows XP
18 5 (10.00%) AIX
18 5 (10.00%) Linux

Support 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 17 (34.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.00%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Avid Audio
1 1 (2.00%) Final Cut Pro
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 23 (46.00%) Firewall
2 15 (30.00%) Internet
3 4 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (8.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 4 (8.00%) LAN
3 4 (8.00%) WAN
3 4 (8.00%) Wireless
4 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.00%) DNS
5 1 (2.00%) HTTP
5 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.00%) POP3
5 1 (2.00%) SAN
5 1 (2.00%) SMTP
5 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Ingres
1 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (6.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (56.00%) Windows
2 21 (42.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (22.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.00%) AIX
5 5 (10.00%) Linux
5 5 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.00%) Unix
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (54.00%) ITIL
2 5 (10.00%) Migration
3 4 (8.00%) Coaching
3 4 (8.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (8.00%) Time Management
4 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.00%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (4.00%) Break/Fix
5 2 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (4.00%) ITSM
5 2 (4.00%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (4.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (4.00%) Post-Production
5 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.00%) Patch Management
6 1 (2.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) C
1 2 (4.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.00%) Ingres ABF
2 1 (2.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (56.00%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (52.00%) CCNA
3 16 (32.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 10 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (14.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (12.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (8.00%) CCNP
8 3 (6.00%) CCIE
8 3 (6.00%) MCITP
8 3 (6.00%) MCSE
9 2 (4.00%) CCAA
9 2 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (4.00%) ISEB
10 1 (2.00%) CCA
10 1 (2.00%) Degree
10 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (42.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (14.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.00%) XenApp
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (30.00%) HP Data Protector
1 15 (30.00%) Tivoli
1 15 (30.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (8.00%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (62.00%) Cisco
2 30 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (34.00%) VMware
4 15 (30.00%) HP
5 13 (26.00%) Citrix
6 6 (12.00%) Juniper
7 3 (6.00%) Avaya
8 2 (4.00%) Apple
9 1 (2.00%) Avid
9 1 (2.00%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.00%) Remedy
9 1 (2.00%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.00%) Splunk
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