Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Watford during the 6 months to 18 October 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 Engineer
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 38 43 28
Rank change year-on-year +5 -15 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 7 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.90% 1.44% 4.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.58% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 10
Watford median daily rate £150 £130 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -52.29% +127.08%
10th Percentile £90 £111 £120
90th Percentile £263 £188 £305
Hertfordshire median daily rate £185 £175 £243
% change year-on-year +5.71% -27.98% +102.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Watford median hourly rate £17.00 - £13.00
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.81 £13.75
% change year-on-year +4.14% +22.22% -26.67%

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 352 380 313
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 91.13% 97.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 188 157
Watford median daily rate £425 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.65% -6.21%
10th Percentile £163 £200 £152
90th Percentile £550 £575 £513
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 11
Watford median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +22.22% +2.86%
10th Percentile £12.75 £13.35 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £40.00 £14.75
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £17.35 £16.81 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.21% +8.42% -8.82%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Watford over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 20 Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, Support Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) G Suite
5 2 (28.57%) Office 365
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (14.29%) SCCM
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
6 1 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (14.29%) Apple
6 1 (14.29%) Web Services
6 1 (14.29%) Firewall
6 1 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (14.29%) VMware

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 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) G Suite
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) VMware