Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was £128 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 17 December 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.

First Line Support
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 93 93
Rank change year-on-year +16 0 -5
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 13 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.05% 0.65% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.67% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 0
Wales median daily rate £128 £168 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.88% - -
UK median daily rate £120 £115 £120
% change year-on-year +4.35% -4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 16
Wales median hourly rate £11.17 £12.25 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +13.95% -10.42%
10th Percentile £10.00 £11.06 £9.00
90th Percentile £13.69 £13.64 £13.03
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1196 1353 1500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.76% 97.41% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 797 919 1073
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £155 £200 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 91 85
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -5.08%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £48.66 £62.50 £44.70
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings that featured 1st Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in Wales

1st Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 1st Line Support in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support in Wales

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support in Wales

1st Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support within the Wales region over the 6 months to 17 December 2017. 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
South Wales +13 9 £130 -22.39%
North Wales -2 2 - -
Mid Wales - 2 £88 -
1st Line Support
UK

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, 1st Line 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 Wales region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) SLA
4 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
5 2 (15.38%) SCCM
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
5 2 (15.38%) CCNA
5 2 (15.38%) Advertising
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
6 1 (7.69%) VPN
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) AIX
6 1 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) Avaya
6 1 (7.69%) Lotus
6 1 (7.69%) Internet
6 1 (7.69%) Tivoli

1st Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
General
1 2 (15.38%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
2 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) AIX
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Incident Management
2 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.69%) CRM
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Ticket Management
2 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Lotus
4 1 (7.69%) VMware