Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £348 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 11 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.

Third Line Support
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 91 98
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 -4
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 6 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.37% 0.75% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.80% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 2
Hertfordshire median daily rate £348 £225 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.44% +2.27% -26.67%
10th Percentile £202 £159 £210
90th Percentile £430 £350 £230
East of England median daily rate £325 £250 £238
% change year-on-year +30.00% +5.26% -20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £25.50
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 - £25.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies in Hertfordshire with a recognized job title 1,494 1,491 1,357
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.03% 93.01% 96.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 903 758 783
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £190 £200 £210
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
% change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 129 82
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +20.69% -15.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.03 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.25 £43.75 £52.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% -7.50% -5.34%

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Hertfordshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Hertfordshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support in Hertfordshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Hertfordshire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 11 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
Stevenage -10 3 £420 +20.00% 1
Watford +5 1 £183 -20.65% 2
3rd Line Support
East of England

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 3rd 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 Hertfordshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) Health Informatics
4 2 (33.33%) PACS
4 2 (33.33%) e-Health
4 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (33.33%) Informatics
4 2 (33.33%) HL7
4 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Analytics
4 2 (33.33%) Server Patching
4 2 (33.33%) Electronic Patient Records
4 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (33.33%) NHS
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) LIMS
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) LDAP
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) e-Health
1 2 (33.33%) LIMS
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
1 2 (33.33%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Analytics
1 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Health Informatics
1 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 2 (33.33%) Informatics
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (33.33%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) HL7
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) HP