The median contractor rate for a Technical Support Engineer was £170 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 3 months to 28 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.

Technical Support Engineer
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 - 47
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Engineer 7 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.25% - 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% - 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Median daily rate £170 - £125
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £230 £269
% change year-on-year -26.08% -14.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +38.70% +14.81%  

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 543 575 437
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 96.79% 98.80% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 386 302
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £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 49 35 20
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 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Technical Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support Engineer in South Wales

Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support Engineer in South Wales

Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support Engineer in South Wales

Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 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 - 7 £170 -
Technical Support Engineer
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Technical 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 Technical Support Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (88.89%) CCNA
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco
2 8 (88.89%) ITIL
2 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
3 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (66.67%) Firewall
4 6 (66.67%) HP Data Protector
4 6 (66.67%) HP
4 6 (66.67%) Internet
4 6 (66.67%) Tivoli
4 6 (66.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (11.11%) XenApp
7 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
7 1 (11.11%) Clustering
7 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
7 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
7 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared

Technical 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (88.89%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
1 6 (66.67%) Internet
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (11.11%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) CCNA
1 8 (88.89%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) MCP
4 1 (11.11%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) HP Data Protector
1 6 (66.67%) Tivoli
1 6 (66.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) Cisco
3 6 (66.67%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 1 (11.11%) arcserve
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) Intel Security
5 1 (11.11%) Remedy
5 1 (11.11%) Sophos
5 1 (11.11%) Symantec