Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a 1st/2nd Line Support was £170 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

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.

1st/2nd Line Support
UK > Wales
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 84 88
Rank change year-on-year -30 +4 +31
Contract jobs requiring a 1st/2nd Line Support 4 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.23% 0.67% 1.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.69% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 13
Wales median daily rate £170 £158 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.94% -4.55% +32.00%
10th Percentile £123 £147 £128
90th Percentile £207 £182 £174
UK median daily rate £150 £138 £153
% change year-on-year +9.09% -9.84% +8.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Wales median hourly rate £16.88 £12.75 £12.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -0.31% -
10th Percentile £15.94 £10.08 £11.56
90th Percentile £17.81 £18.50 £118.75
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.35 £14.50
% change year-on-year +4.53% -1.03% +3.57%

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 1,684 1,159 1,379
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.34% 96.66% 97.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,145 778 936
Wales median daily rate £420 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £269 £157 £200
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 59 88
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +9.09% -
10th Percentile £10.39 £10.25 £10.48
90th Percentile £38.85 £40.11 £72.25
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

1st/2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings that featured 1st/2nd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for 1st/2nd Line Support in Wales

1st/2nd 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/2nd Line Support in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st/2nd Line Support in Wales

1st/2nd 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/2nd Line Support in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st/2nd Line Support in Wales

1st/2nd 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/2nd Line Support within the Wales region over the 6 months to 9 December 2018. 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 -26 4 £170 +7.94%
1st/2nd Line Support
UK

1st/2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 9 December 2018, 1st/2nd Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region featuring 1st/2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (50.00%) VBA
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) AS400
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) IT Governance
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Self-Motivation

1st/2nd 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:

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) AS400
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) IT Governance
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) IBM