Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 20 July 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.

Support Analyst
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 38 25
Rank change year-on-year 0 -13 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 6 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.78% 1.57% 3.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 1.75% 3.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Watford median daily rate £350 £450 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +150.00% -2.70%
Hertfordshire median daily rate £188 £213 £180
% change year-on-year -11.76% +18.06% -44.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Watford median hourly rate £45.00 - £13.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £12.50 £12.03 £12.75
% change year-on-year +3.91% -5.65% -13.56%

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 329 286 240
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.34% 89.66% 97.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 153 126
Watford median daily rate £400 £425 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +32.81% -11.72%
10th Percentile £213 £168 £153
90th Percentile £549 £575 £513
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 7
Watford median hourly rate £23.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.62% +3.57% +9.80%
10th Percentile £14.00 £11.33 £12.60
90th Percentile £51.00 £40.00 £15.15
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.25 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.84% -3.13% -8.57%

Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Analyst in Watford

Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Analyst in Watford

Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Analyst in Watford

Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, Support Analyst 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 Support Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Retail
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) WLAN
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) SSL
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (16.67%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Advertising
4 1 (16.67%) Publishing
4 1 (16.67%) TOWER Software
4 1 (16.67%) Games
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (16.67%) Critical Thinking

Support Analyst 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (16.67%) Advertising
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Animation
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Critical Thinking
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Squid
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) TOWER Software