Period
to 11 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 11 December 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.

Second Line Support
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
11 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 37 24
Rank change year-on-year -9 -13 +12
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 5 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.15% 1.40% 4.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.45% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 8
Watford median daily rate £175 £200 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -4.76% +31.25%
10th Percentile £117 £188 £196
90th Percentile £188 £213 £216
Hertfordshire median daily rate £120 £165 £210
% change year-on-year -27.27% -21.43% +31.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Watford median hourly rate - £13.00 £13.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +3.85% - -13.33%

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 409 275 238
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.46% 96.49% 97.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 150 135
Watford median daily rate £400 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +4.00%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £130
90th Percentile £575 £538 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 15
Watford median hourly rate £18.00 £13.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.85% -1.85% -1.82%
10th Percentile £13.55 £11.90 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.55 £35.59
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +20.69% -15.94% +9.52%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Watford

2nd Line Support
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 in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Watford

2nd Line Support
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 in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Watford

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 11 December 2017, 2nd Line 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 Watford region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Retek

2nd Line Support 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 (60.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
General
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) Retek