Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Engineer was £138 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 20 August 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.

IT Engineer
UK > Wales
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 74 86
Rank change year-on-year -14 +12 +11
Contract jobs requiring an IT Engineer 12 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.82% 1.17% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.21% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 1
Wales median daily rate £138 £130 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -42.22% -25.00%
10th Percentile £117 £100 £213
90th Percentile £306 £169 £238
UK median daily rate £170 £168 £170
% change year-on-year +1.49% -1.47% -32.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £25.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.70% +51.52% +20.44%
10th Percentile £11.66 £12.70 £11.13
90th Percentile £12.99 £25.00 £19.25
UK median hourly rate £14.82 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +13.96% -13.33% +3.45%

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 1,424 1,156 1,135
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.60% 96.57% 97.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,010 794 716
Wales median daily rate £405 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £275 £175 £205
90th Percentile £569 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 95 88
Wales median hourly rate £12.49 £21.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.60% +58.18% +0.36%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.09
90th Percentile £30.00 £60.00 £57.25
UK median hourly rate £17.80 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.81% -1.58% +6.35%

IT Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Engineer in Wales

IT Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Engineer in Wales

IT Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Engineer in Wales over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Engineer in Wales

IT Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Engineer in Wales

IT Engineer
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 IT Engineer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 20 August 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 -21 10 £213 +63.46% 4
Mid Wales - 1 £115 - 1
IT Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT Engineer 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 IT Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Migration
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (16.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 2 (16.67%) VMware
6 2 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 2 (16.67%) SMTP
6 2 (16.67%) Workflow
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
7 1 (8.33%) MCSE
7 1 (8.33%) MCSA
7 1 (8.33%) Citrix
7 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (8.33%) ATM
7 1 (8.33%) GIS
7 1 (8.33%) ESRI
7 1 (8.33%) Firewall
7 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
7 1 (8.33%) Banking

IT Engineer 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) SMTP
2 1 (8.33%) ATM
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) GIS
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (16.67%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 2 (16.67%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) ESRI