Period
to 23 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Support Engineer was £213 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 23 July 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 Support Engineer
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 87 92
Rank change year-on-year -11 +5 +13
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.40% 0.31% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.32% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Wales median daily rate £213 £130 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +63.46% - -
UK median daily rate £165 £138 £167
% change year-on-year +20.00% -17.42% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £12.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.40% -34.21% +38.43%
UK median hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -9.29% +16.67% +7.14%

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 1,447 1,261 1,196
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.79% 96.70% 97.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,022 867 776
Wales median daily rate £402 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £282 £175 £210
90th Percentile £560 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 103 82
Wales median hourly rate £12.41 £21.00 £15.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.93% +37.12% +13.44%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.14
90th Percentile £34.73 £77.50 £68.35
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

IT Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support Engineer in Wales

IT Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support Engineer in Wales

IT Support 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 Support Engineer in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support Engineer in Wales

IT Support 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 Support Engineer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 23 July 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 -12 6 £213 +63.46%
IT Support Engineer
UK

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, IT Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Migration
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) SMTP
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (33.33%) Workflow
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server

IT Support 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SMTP
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
2 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (33.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix