The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
Wales / South Wales
Rank 37 46 41
Rank change year-on-year +9 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 17 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 3.01% 4.17% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.11% 4.22% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 6
Median daily rate £175 £138 £148
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -6.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £263 £213
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -20.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.22%  

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 547 569 435
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.81% 98.78% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 382 300
Median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 35 19
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 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Engineer in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in South Wales

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in South Wales over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 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
Caerphilly - 10 £170 -
Newport - 3 - -
Cardiff +7 2 £185 +8.82% 2
Support Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
3 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
4 16 (51.61%) ITIL
5 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
5 15 (48.39%) Cisco
6 14 (45.16%) Windows 7
6 14 (45.16%) Windows Server
7 13 (41.94%) CCNA
7 13 (41.94%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
9 8 (25.81%) Firewall
9 8 (25.81%) HP
10 7 (22.58%) Internet
10 7 (22.58%) Tivoli
10 7 (22.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
10 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
10 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (22.58%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (19.35%) VMware
12 5 (16.13%) Avaya
12 5 (16.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (12.90%) Performance Metrics
13 4 (12.90%) Asset Management
13 4 (12.90%) MS Office
13 4 (12.90%) MCSE
14 3 (9.68%) Apple
14 3 (9.68%) SLA

Support Engineer 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (48.39%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Firewall
2 7 (22.58%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.23%) DHCP
3 1 (3.23%) DNS
3 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (9.68%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Electronics
2 1 (3.23%) Local Government
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) iPad
1 2 (6.45%) iPhone
2 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.23%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (70.97%) Windows
2 14 (45.16%) Windows 7
2 14 (45.16%) Windows Server
3 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) ITIL
2 4 (12.90%) Asset Management
2 4 (12.90%) Performance Metrics
3 3 (9.68%) Coaching
4 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.23%) Contact Management
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.23%) ITSM
5 1 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) C
1 1 (3.23%) Java
1 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
1 1 (3.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) CCNA
1 13 (41.94%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
4 7 (22.58%) SC Cleared
5 5 (16.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (12.90%) MCSE
7 3 (9.68%) MCITP
8 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
8 1 (3.23%) MCP
8 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) HP Data Protector
1 7 (22.58%) Tivoli
1 7 (22.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (58.06%) Microsoft
2 15 (48.39%) Cisco
3 8 (25.81%) HP
4 6 (19.35%) VMware
5 5 (16.13%) Avaya
6 3 (9.68%) Apple
7 2 (6.45%) Remedy
8 1 (3.23%) arcserve
8 1 (3.23%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.23%) Citrix
8 1 (3.23%) Intel Security
8 1 (3.23%) Sophos
8 1 (3.23%) Symantec
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