Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £273 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 89 87
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +9
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 13 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.81% 0.60% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.65% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 5
Hertfordshire median daily rate £273 £206 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.23% -6.33% -27.33%
10th Percentile £207 £147 £207
90th Percentile £430 £289 £275
East of England median daily rate £288 £225 £229
% change year-on-year +27.78% -1.64% -8.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £52.50 - £33.50
10th Percentile £29.75 - £31.75
90th Percentile £56.25 - £35.25
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.38 £33.50
% change year-on-year +29.00% -42.15% +11.67%

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 1,491 1,389 1,365
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.42% 92.54% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 872 702 743
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £173 £200 £205
90th Percentile £556 £575 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £415 £388
% change year-on-year +2.41% +7.10% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 129 85
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.35 £16.81 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +8.42% -8.82%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.90 £10.00
90th Percentile £48.45 £40.00 £53.25
East of England median hourly rate £17.43 £18.00 £20.41
% change year-on-year -3.19% -11.81% -5.07%

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 18 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 October 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
Hemel Hempstead -7 3 £250 +13.64%
Stevenage -12 3 £420 +118.58%
Hatfield - 3 £360 -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Watford - 1 £183 -
3rd Line Support
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (38.46%) Change Management
5 5 (38.46%) DNS
5 5 (38.46%) DHCP
5 5 (38.46%) LDAP
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
7 3 (23.08%) Release Management
7 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) Migration
7 3 (23.08%) Clustering
7 3 (23.08%) PKI
7 3 (23.08%) McAfee
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (23.08%) Kerberos
7 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
7 3 (23.08%) ADSI
7 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
7 3 (23.08%) Office 365
8 2 (15.38%) Electronic Patient Records
8 2 (15.38%) Server Patching
8 2 (15.38%) Analytics
8 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013

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 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DHCP
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) Kerberos
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (15.38%) Skype
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Electronic Patient Records
General
1 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) LDAP
2 3 (23.08%) ADSI
3 1 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Clustering
1 3 (23.08%) PKI
2 2 (15.38%) e-Health
2 2 (15.38%) LIMS
2 2 (15.38%) NHS
2 2 (15.38%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
7 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Change Management
1 5 (38.46%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Release Management
3 2 (15.38%) Analytics
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Health Informatics
3 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
3 2 (15.38%) Informatics
3 2 (15.38%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) HL7
2 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) McAfee
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Lumension
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 1 (7.69%) Apple
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Draytek
4 1 (7.69%) HP