The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Support was £100 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Help Desk Support
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 42 - 48
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.26% - 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% - 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £100 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £123 £139 £133
% change year-on-year -11.71% +4.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 367 361 460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 96.07% 98.63% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 270 279
Median daily rate £403 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.71% +159.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £9.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £35.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Help Desk Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Support in Northamptonshire

Help Desk Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Help Desk Support in Northamptonshire

Help Desk Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Support in Northamptonshire