Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Second Line Support Engineer
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 44 36
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Engineer 4 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.04% 0.91% 2.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.98% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Watford median daily rate £150 £175 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -7.89% -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £155 £140 £170
% change year-on-year +10.71% -17.65% +36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Watford median hourly rate £17.00 - £13.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.00 - £13.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford. 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
Watford
Contract vacancies in Watford with a recognized job title 367 409 278
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.57% 92.95% 97.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 201 145
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £190 £206 £170
90th Percentile £550 £575 £535
Hertfordshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 12
Watford median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +27.27% +1.85%
10th Percentile £12.30 £13.55 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £40.00 £15.20
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.82 £14.50
% change year-on-year +2.97% +16.00% -14.71%

2nd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Watford

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Watford

2nd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Engineer in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support Engineer in Watford

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 11 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 2nd Line Support Engineer 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 Watford region featuring 2nd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory

2nd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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:

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft