Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 16 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.

Support Engineer
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 30 21
Rank change year-on-year -13 -9 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 6 11 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.41% 3.77% 7.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.49% 3.91% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 11
Watford median daily rate £130 £248 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -47.47% +106.25% -68.00%
Hertfordshire median daily rate £194 £195 £125
% change year-on-year -0.73% +56.00% -21.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Watford median hourly rate - £13.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.92% -5.45%
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £14.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year +15.90% +11.54% +4.00%

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 402 281 240
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.59% 96.23% 97.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 149 136
Watford median daily rate £400 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +4.00%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £133
90th Percentile £579 £538 £488
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 9 16
Watford median hourly rate £17.75 £13.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.54% -5.45% +10.00%
10th Percentile £13.48 £11.61 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £15.45 £35.12
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +20.69% -14.71% +6.25%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Watford

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Watford

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 Support Engineer in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Watford

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 16 December 2017, Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) IT Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) Remedy
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) WAN

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 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) IT Strategy
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy