The median contractor rate for a IT Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 48 48 59
Rank change year-on-year 0 +11  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 6 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.97% 1.61% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 1.68% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £300 £185 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.16% -63.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 3
Median hourly rate £14.35 £14.38 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +15.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.01 £7.55 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £17.65 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 598 653 662
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 96.92% 95.33% 95.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 320 338
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 44
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.72% +8.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.18 £49.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire that featured IT Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in Hertfordshire

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in Hertfordshire

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Hertfordshire

IT 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 IT Support within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Stevenage +1 2 - -
Watford - 2 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - - 1
Hertford - 1 £300 -
IT Support
East of England

IT Support Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT Support 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 Hertfordshire region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 5 (35.71%) Apple
5 5 (35.71%) SCCM
5 5 (35.71%) DBS Check
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
7 1 (7.14%) Samsung
7 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
7 1 (7.14%) Citrix
7 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
7 1 (7.14%) MS Office
7 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (7.14%) Android
7 1 (7.14%) iPhone
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
7 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007

IT Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
General
1 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) iPhone
1 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Android
3 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) DBS Check
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Apple
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Samsung