Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £123 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 23 September 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.

IT Support
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 44 39
Rank change year-on-year +6 -5 -
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 3 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 0.82% 1.04% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.16% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Watford median daily rate £123 £130 £176
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.77% -26.24% -
10th Percentile £111 £130 £159
90th Percentile £134 £130 £192
Hertfordshire median daily rate £150 £130 £175
% change year-on-year +15.38% -25.71% -41.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Watford median hourly rate £13.50 - £13.25
10th Percentile £12.75 - £12.50
90th Percentile £14.25 - £14.38
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.75 £16.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year -17.91% +28.85% -65.33%

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 352 345 315
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.44% 89.38% 97.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 176 156
Watford median daily rate £425 £389 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.32% +21.48% -14.67%
10th Percentile £162 £174 £146
90th Percentile £550 £575 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 10
Watford median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +24.53% -
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.35 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.13 £40.00 £14.75
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.32 £16.81 £14.75
% change year-on-year +3.06% +13.93% -15.71%

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in Watford

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in Watford

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Watford

IT Support Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, IT 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 Watford region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (33.33%) Publishing
3 1 (33.33%) TOWER Software
3 1 (33.33%) Games
3 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (33.33%) Marketing
3 1 (33.33%) Animation
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

IT 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) WLAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
1 1 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) TOWER Software