Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £213 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 - 38
Rank change year-on-year - +38 -3
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 8 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 2.12% - 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.19% - 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Watford median daily rate £213 - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £150 £190 £150
% change year-on-year -21.05% +26.67% -32.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Watford median hourly rate £17.50 - £13.25
10th Percentile £13.65 - £13.00
90th Percentile £19.35 - £14.73
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.75 £53.74 £13.50
% change year-on-year -70.69% +298.04% -37.21%

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 365 409 275
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.56% 94.46% 96.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 194 150
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -0.64%
10th Percentile £186 £200 £180
90th Percentile £550 £575 £538
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 8
Watford median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +35.85% -1.85%
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.55 £11.90
90th Percentile £36.63 £40.00 £15.55
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +20.69% -15.94%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in Watford over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (37.50%) Office 365
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) VBA
5 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) SCCM
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (25.00%) Antivirus Management
5 2 (25.00%) Software Deployment
5 2 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (12.50%) Skype
6 1 (12.50%) Android
6 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
6 1 (12.50%) VMware
6 1 (12.50%) MOS
6 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
6 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (12.50%) VoIP
6 1 (12.50%) VPN

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 (12.50%) SharePoint
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Skype
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Antivirus Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) VMware