The median contractor rate for a Break Fix Engineer was £113 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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.

Break Fix Engineer
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 561 621 618
Rank change year-on-year +60 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Break Fix Engineer 44 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.050% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.053% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 4
Median daily rate £113 £115 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% -36.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £107 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £119 £197
UK excluding London median daily rate £113 £115 £180
% change year-on-year -2.17% -36.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 2 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.43% -1.85%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year +9.43% -1.85%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Break Fix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Break Fix Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Break Fix Engineer in the UK

Break Fix Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Break Fix Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Break Fix Engineer in the UK

Break Fix Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Break Fix Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Break Fix Engineer in the UK

Break Fix Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Break Fix Engineer over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Break Fix Engineer in the UK

Break Fix Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Break Fix Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +55 32 £111 -3.26%
Wales - 10 £113 -
South West 0 9 £113 -
South Wales - 9 £106 -
London +31 8 £118 +2.17%
South East +22 7 £100 -13.04%
Newport - 6 - -
Bristol +4 5 £110 -2.22%
East of England +1 5 £150 +30.43%
Cambridge +12 4 - -
Cambridgeshire +5 4 - -
City of London - 4 £135 -
Scotland +30 3 £113 +1.80%
Hampshire +14 3 £100 -13.04%
Somerset - 3 £120 -
North West - 3 £113 -
Romsey - 3 £100 -
Taunton - 3 £116 -
Edinburgh - 3 £113 -
Cheshire - 2 £110 -
Berkshire - 2 £108 -
Slough - 2 £108 -
Home Counties - 2 - -
West Midlands +11 1 - -
Southampton +5 1 - -
Birmingham 0 1 - -
North Wales - 1 £113 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Torfaen - 1 £113 -
Cardiff - 1 £100 -

Break Fix Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Break Fix Engineer 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 featuring Break Fix Engineer in the job title.

1 78 (72.22%) HP
2 38 (35.19%) SLA
3 28 (25.93%) Pay per click
4 9 (8.33%) EPoS
5 8 (7.41%) Windows
6 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
7 6 (5.56%) Dell
8 5 (4.63%) IBM
8 5 (4.63%) ITIL
8 5 (4.63%) Driving Licence
8 5 (4.63%) Samsung
9 4 (3.70%) Data Centre
9 4 (3.70%) Logistics
9 4 (3.70%) Finance
9 4 (3.70%) MS Office
10 3 (2.78%) MS Excel
10 3 (2.78%) Cisco
10 3 (2.78%) Chip and PIN
10 3 (2.78%) Change Management
10 3 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.78%) Banking
10 3 (2.78%) Front Office
10 3 (2.78%) Investment Banking
10 3 (2.78%) Health Informatics
10 3 (2.78%) Marketing
10 3 (2.78%) Resource Management
10 3 (2.78%) Informatics
10 3 (2.78%) Time Management
11 2 (1.85%) Data Protection
11 2 (1.85%) NVQ Level 3

Break Fix Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (3.70%) MS Office
2 3 (2.78%) MS Excel
General
1 4 (3.70%) Finance
2 3 (2.78%) Banking
2 3 (2.78%) Front Office
2 3 (2.78%) Investment Banking
2 3 (2.78%) Marketing
3 2 (1.85%) Games
3 2 (1.85%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) EPoS
2 5 (4.63%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.78%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.41%) Windows
2 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (25.93%) Pay per click
2 5 (4.63%) ITIL
3 4 (3.70%) Logistics
4 3 (2.78%) Change Management
4 3 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (2.78%) Health Informatics
4 3 (2.78%) Informatics
4 3 (2.78%) Resource Management
4 3 (2.78%) Time Management
5 2 (1.85%) Data Protection
5 2 (1.85%) Information Security
Qualifications
1 2 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (1.85%) MCP
1 2 (1.85%) MCSE
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (1.85%) NVQ Level 3
1 2 (1.85%) SC Cleared
1 2 (1.85%) Security Cleared
1 2 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (0.93%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (35.19%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 78 (72.22%) HP
2 7 (6.48%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.56%) Dell
4 5 (4.63%) IBM
4 5 (4.63%) Samsung
5 3 (2.78%) Cisco
6 2 (1.85%) Apple
6 2 (1.85%) Citrix
6 2 (1.85%) VMware
7 1 (0.93%) ServiceNow