Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a First Line Help Desk Support was £104 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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.

First Line Help Desk Support
England > South East
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 357 352 361
Rank change year-on-year -5 +9 -16
Contract jobs requiring a First Line Help Desk Support 21 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.092% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.097% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 5
South East median daily rate £104 £135 £135
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.15% - +17.39%
10th Percentile £85 £103 £106
90th Percentile £138 £157 £188
England median daily rate £130 £130 £120
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 9
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £12.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.00% +4.17% +2.13%
10th Percentile £11.95 £8.96 £10.15
90th Percentile £18.75 £43.00 £14.65
England median hourly rate £15.24 £12.50 £12.00
% change year-on-year +21.94% +4.17% +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,535 15,403 16,085
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.43% 94.67% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,324 9,138 9,638
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £253 £242 £230
90th Percentile £580 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 633 793
South East median hourly rate £20.08 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -5.26% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.26
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.18 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.77% +1.08% +4.11%

First Line Help Desk Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured First Line Help Desk Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for First Line Help Desk Support in the South East

First Line Help Desk Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for First Line Help Desk Support in the South East

First Line Help Desk Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for First Line Help Desk Support in the South East

First Line Help Desk Support
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing First Line Help Desk Support within the South East region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -12 13 £128 -8.93% 1
Thames Valley +8 5 £93 -22.92% 1
Buckinghamshire +12 3 - -
Berkshire -2 2 £93 -22.92% 1
Surrey -27 2 - - 3
Kent +1 1 - - 1
First Line Help Desk Support
England

First Line Help Desk Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, First Line Help Desk Support 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 South East region featuring First Line Help Desk Support in the job title.

1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
3 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
4 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
6 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
7 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) Citrix
8 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (9.52%) SLA
8 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
9 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (4.76%) Office 365
9 1 (4.76%) Twitter
9 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
9 1 (4.76%) Mitel
9 1 (4.76%) assyst
9 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
9 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (4.76%) Intranet
9 1 (4.76%) Extranet
9 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (4.76%) SAP
9 1 (4.76%) COM
9 1 (4.76%) ITIL
9 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
9 1 (4.76%) ERP
9 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange

First Line Help Desk Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Extranet
1 1 (4.76%) Intranet
1 1 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
General
1 8 (38.10%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) COM
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (4.76%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (4.76%) ERP
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) Mitel
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow
3 1 (4.76%) Twitter