The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Support Engineer
UK / Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 21 35 56
Rank change year-on-year +14 +21  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 41 21 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.59% 3.77% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.84% 3.89% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 5 7
Median daily rate £250 £200 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £87 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £430 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £204 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -25.90% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 7
Median hourly rate £11.75 £10.88 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.04% -20.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.36 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.67 £16.00 £15.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £15.74 £16.60
% change year-on-year -8.36% -5.16%  

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 599 540 816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.30% 96.95% 96.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 352 553
Median daily rate £363 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 34 38
Median hourly rate £15.86 £13.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -5.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.60 £35.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 27 June 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 +10 32 £219 +9.37% 5
North Wales +3 5 - - 1
West Wales - 2 £500 - 1
Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 33 (48.53%) Windows
1 33 (48.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (45.59%) Cisco
3 28 (41.18%) ITIL
3 28 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (38.24%) CCNA
5 23 (33.82%) Firewall
6 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
7 21 (30.88%) Windows Server
8 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
9 18 (26.47%) SC Cleared
9 18 (26.47%) VMware
10 17 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 17 (25.00%) Citrix
11 16 (23.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 16 (23.53%) Windows 7
12 15 (22.06%) HP Data Protector
12 15 (22.06%) Internet
12 15 (22.06%) Tivoli
12 15 (22.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 15 (22.06%) HP
13 14 (20.59%) Java
13 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (16.18%) Problem Management
15 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (14.71%) SLA
16 8 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (11.76%) Windows XP
17 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering

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 17 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.41%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.47%) Apache
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.47%) OpenROAD
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.47%) Avid Audio
2 1 (1.47%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (33.82%) Firewall
2 15 (22.06%) Internet
3 4 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (5.88%) Cisco Wireless
3 4 (5.88%) LAN
3 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.88%) WAN
3 4 (5.88%) Wireless
4 3 (4.41%) VPN
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.47%) DNS
5 1 (1.47%) HTTP
5 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.47%) POP3
5 1 (1.47%) SAN
5 1 (1.47%) SMTP
5 1 (1.47%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) Ingres
1 1 (1.47%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.47%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (4.41%) Retail
2 1 (1.47%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) NHS
3 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (48.53%) Windows
2 21 (30.88%) Windows Server
3 16 (23.53%) Windows 7
4 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 6 (8.82%) Linux
6 5 (7.35%) AIX
7 2 (2.94%) Unix
7 2 (2.94%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (41.18%) ITIL
2 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.18%) Problem Management
4 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
5 6 (8.82%) Mentoring
6 5 (7.35%) Migration
6 5 (7.35%) Software Delivery
7 4 (5.88%) Coaching
7 4 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.88%) Time Management
8 3 (4.41%) Asset Management
8 3 (4.41%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (4.41%) Post-Production
8 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.94%) Break/Fix
9 2 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.94%) Data Migration
9 2 (2.94%) ITSM
9 2 (2.94%) Knowledge Management
10 1 (1.47%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.59%) Java
2 2 (2.94%) C
3 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.47%) Ingres ABF
3 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 26 (38.24%) CCNA
3 20 (29.41%) Security Cleared
4 18 (26.47%) SC Cleared
5 16 (23.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (7.35%) DV Cleared
8 4 (5.88%) CCNP
9 3 (4.41%) CCIE
9 3 (4.41%) MCITP
9 3 (4.41%) MCSE
10 2 (2.94%) CCAA
10 2 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (2.94%) ISEB
11 1 (1.47%) CCA
11 1 (1.47%) Degree
11 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (32.35%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.94%) XenApp
4 1 (1.47%) Docker
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.47%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (22.06%) HP Data Protector
1 15 (22.06%) Tivoli
1 15 (22.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.47%) Puppet
3 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (48.53%) Microsoft
2 31 (45.59%) Cisco
3 18 (26.47%) VMware
4 17 (25.00%) Citrix
5 15 (22.06%) HP
6 6 (8.82%) Juniper
7 3 (4.41%) Apple
7 3 (4.41%) Avaya
7 3 (4.41%) Lotus
8 1 (1.47%) Avid
8 1 (1.47%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.47%) Remedy
8 1 (1.47%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.47%) Splunk
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