The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Help Desk Technician featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Help Desk Technician
England / West Midlands
Rank - 125 -
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Technician 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.038% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.040% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £150 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £163 £138
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £10.20
% change year-on-year
- -1.96%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2226 2483 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.77% 95.13% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1395 1165
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 77 176
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.85 £25.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Help Desk Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Help Desk Technician in the job title.

Help Desk Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Help Desk Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Help Desk Technician across the West Midlands region.

Help Desk Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands