The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £293 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
UK / Wales
Rank 41 53 45
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 26 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.70% 3.53% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.83% 3.59% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 7
Median daily rate £293 £138 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +112.72% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £263 £203
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -16.98%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.22%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 678 668 694
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.58% 98.38% 95.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 445 390
Median daily rate £393 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £186 £185
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 51 39 44
Median hourly rate £17.77 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.62% +3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Wales

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Wales

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Wales over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Wales

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Wales

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Wales over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Engineer in Wales

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 Support Engineer within the Wales region over the 3 months to 26 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
South Wales +8 17 £175 +27.27% 2
West Wales - 9 £488 -
Support Engineer
UK

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Wales region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (59.57%) Windows
2 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
3 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
4 18 (38.30%) ITIL
4 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
4 18 (38.30%) Windows 7
5 16 (34.04%) SC Cleared
6 15 (31.91%) MS Excel
6 15 (31.91%) Cisco
7 14 (29.79%) Windows Server
8 13 (27.66%) CCNA
8 13 (27.66%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (21.28%) Java
11 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (19.15%) Problem Management
11 9 (19.15%) MS Office
12 8 (17.02%) HP
12 8 (17.02%) Firewall
13 7 (14.89%) Internet
13 7 (14.89%) Tivoli
13 7 (14.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
13 7 (14.89%) HP Data Protector
13 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (12.77%) VMware
15 5 (10.64%) Windows XP
15 5 (10.64%) Avaya
15 5 (10.64%) DV Cleared
15 5 (10.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 7 (14.89%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (4.26%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (31.91%) MS Excel
2 9 (19.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.02%) Firewall
2 7 (14.89%) Internet
3 2 (4.26%) VPN
4 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.13%) DHCP
4 1 (2.13%) DNS
4 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.13%) SAN
4 1 (2.13%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (6.38%) Retail
2 1 (2.13%) Electronics
2 1 (2.13%) Local Government
2 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) iPad
1 3 (6.38%) iPhone
2 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.13%) Clustering
2 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
2 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.13%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (59.57%) Windows
2 18 (38.30%) Windows 7
3 14 (29.79%) Windows Server
4 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.64%) Windows XP
6 4 (8.51%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (38.30%) ITIL
2 9 (19.15%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.15%) Problem Management
3 4 (8.51%) Asset Management
3 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
3 4 (8.51%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (8.51%) Software Delivery
3 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
4 3 (6.38%) Coaching
5 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.26%) ITSM
6 1 (2.13%) Contact Management
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL V3
6 1 (2.13%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.13%) Migration
6 1 (2.13%) Network Management
6 1 (2.13%) People Management
6 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.13%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) Java
2 1 (2.13%) C
2 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
2 16 (34.04%) SC Cleared
3 13 (27.66%) CCNA
3 13 (27.66%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (10.64%) DV Cleared
5 5 (10.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (8.51%) MCSE
7 3 (6.38%) MCITP
8 1 (2.13%) MCP
8 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (40.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (2.13%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.13%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) HP Data Protector
1 7 (14.89%) Tivoli
1 7 (14.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (4.26%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 15 (31.91%) Cisco
3 8 (17.02%) HP
4 6 (12.77%) VMware
5 5 (10.64%) Avaya
6 3 (6.38%) Apple
6 3 (6.38%) Citrix
7 2 (4.26%) Lotus
7 2 (4.26%) Remedy
8 1 (2.13%) arcserve
8 1 (2.13%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.13%) Intel Security
8 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.13%) Sophos
8 1 (2.13%) Symantec
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
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