The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Help Desk Support
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 69 88
Rank change year-on-year -21 +19  
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.097% 0.53% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.55% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £148
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 £150 £133
% change year-on-year +8.33% +13.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £13.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £13.36
% change year-on-year +4.16% -10.19%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 997 904 1186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 96.61% 96.27% 96.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 472 600
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 39
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £19.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Help Desk Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire that featured Help Desk Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Support in Buckinghamshire

Help Desk Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Help Desk Support in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Help Desk Support in Buckinghamshire

Help Desk Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Support in Buckinghamshire

Help Desk Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Help Desk Support 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Help Desk Support in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (71.43%) Android
3 5 (71.43%) WAN
3 5 (71.43%) VPN
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) RSA SecurID
4 4 (57.14%) Smartphone
4 4 (57.14%) Incident Management
4 4 (57.14%) Apple
4 4 (57.14%) Toshiba
4 4 (57.14%) Wireless
4 4 (57.14%) SLA
4 4 (57.14%) HP
4 4 (57.14%) Dell
4 4 (57.14%) DNA
4 4 (57.14%) Office 365
4 4 (57.14%) Coaching
4 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (57.14%) Break/Fix
5 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) SAP
5 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) Lotus

Help Desk Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (14.29%) IBM Notes
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) VPN
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
2 4 (57.14%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (57.14%) RSA SecurID
1 4 (57.14%) Smartphone
2 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (71.43%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Break/Fix
1 4 (57.14%) Coaching
1 4 (57.14%) DNA
1 4 (57.14%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Apple
2 4 (57.14%) Dell
2 4 (57.14%) HP
2 4 (57.14%) Toshiba
3 1 (14.29%) Adobe
3 1 (14.29%) Lotus
3 1 (14.29%) SAP