The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 26 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 33 58
Rank change year-on-year -8 +25  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 20 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.17% 3.88% 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.42% 4.01% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 11
Median daily rate £130 £220 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.90% +83.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -27.27% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £15.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year -8.12% -7.64%  

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 585 623 826
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 92.71% 96.59% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 320 434
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 35 74
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.30 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Hertfordshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Hertfordshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Hertfordshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Hertfordshire

Support Engineer
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 Support Engineer within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Watford -8 6 £130 -51.85% 5
Welwyn Garden City +5 2 - - 1
Stevenage -1 2 - -
Hatfield - 2 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead +8 1 £160 - 4
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Borehamwood - 1 £380 -
Support Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 25 (59.52%) Windows
2 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
2 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
3 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.43%) LAN
3 9 (21.43%) Firewall
3 9 (21.43%) SCCM
4 8 (19.05%) ITIL
4 8 (19.05%) Apple
5 7 (16.67%) Cisco
5 7 (16.67%) HP
5 7 (16.67%) WAN
5 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 6 (14.29%) SQL
6 6 (14.29%) Migration
6 6 (14.29%) VMware
7 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (11.90%) DBS Check
7 5 (11.90%) Windows Server
7 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
7 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (9.52%) Network Management
8 4 (9.52%) Windows 8
8 4 (9.52%) Windows 10
8 4 (9.52%) Juniper
8 4 (9.52%) Internet
8 4 (9.52%) Java
8 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
8 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
8 4 (9.52%) Time Management

Support Engineer 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 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.76%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.38%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (2.38%) PTC Creo
2 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.38%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) Firewall
1 9 (21.43%) LAN
2 7 (16.67%) WAN
3 4 (9.52%) Internet
3 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.14%) Broadband
4 3 (7.14%) ISDN
4 3 (7.14%) Network Security
4 3 (7.14%) VPN
4 3 (7.14%) Wireless
5 2 (4.76%) DHCP
5 2 (4.76%) DNS
5 2 (4.76%) HTTP
5 2 (4.76%) SMTP
5 2 (4.76%) VoIP
6 1 (2.38%) 3G
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.38%) GGSN
6 1 (2.38%) SSL
6 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) Big Data
1 1 (2.38%) MySQL
1 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
General
1 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Billing
3 1 (2.38%) Front Office
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) LAMP
2 1 (2.38%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Smartphone
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.38%) Digital Signage
3 1 (2.38%) EFT
3 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (59.52%) Windows
2 11 (26.19%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.52%) Windows 10
4 4 (9.52%) Windows 8
5 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.38%) Android
7 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.38%) Linux
7 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (19.05%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Network Management
3 4 (9.52%) Time Management
4 3 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (7.14%) Network Design
4 3 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.76%) Change Management
5 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.76%) Information Security
5 2 (4.76%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (2.38%) Analytics
6 1 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.38%) CAD
6 1 (2.38%) Change Control
6 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.38%) C
4 1 (2.38%) Perl
4 1 (2.38%) Python
4 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.90%) DBS Check
2 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) CCNA
4 1 (2.38%) CCNP
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.38%) MCSA
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (26.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.38%) Firmware
4 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (19.05%) Apple
3 7 (16.67%) Cisco
3 7 (16.67%) HP
4 6 (14.29%) VMware
5 4 (9.52%) Juniper
6 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.76%) Citrix
6 2 (4.76%) Dell
6 2 (4.76%) Mitel
6 2 (4.76%) Nokia
6 2 (4.76%) Veeam
7 1 (2.38%) Adobe
7 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
7 1 (2.38%) Crossbeam
7 1 (2.38%) F5
7 1 (2.38%) Huawei
7 1 (2.38%) Redknee
7 1 (2.38%) Remedy
7 1 (2.38%) Tandberg
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