Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Break Fix Engineer was £105 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 809 831 848
Rank change year-on-year +22 +17 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Break Fix Engineer 70 57 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.055% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.058% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 16 13
UK median daily rate £105 £105 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.55% -
10th Percentile £100 £103 £95
90th Percentile £128 £131 £220
UK excluding London median daily rate £105 £105 £113
% change year-on-year - -6.67% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 36 16
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £18.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -20.61% +40.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £11.84
90th Percentile £17.26 £16.00 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £14.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -5.17% -30.95% +58.49%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Break Fix Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Break Fix Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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
Top 15 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
England +35 55 £105 - 3
UK excluding London +41 51 £105 - 3
London -8 18 £120 -17.24% 1
North of England +70 14 £105 -
South West +13 12 £105 -
Scotland -10 11 £100 - 1
North West - 8 £105 -
South East -10 5 £105 - 1
North East - 4 £105 -
Midlands +19 3 £125 +19.05%
Yorkshire +15 3 £105 -
Wales +13 3 £105 -
East of England -14 3 £125 - 1
West Midlands +23 2 £121 -
East Midlands +2 1 £125 +19.05%

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 70 (100.00%) Break/Fix
2 33 (47.14%) SLA
3 22 (31.43%) Windows
4 20 (28.57%) Banking
5 18 (25.71%) HP
6 16 (22.86%) Change Management
7 14 (20.00%) ITIL
8 13 (18.57%) EPoS
9 12 (17.14%) Time Management
10 11 (15.71%) Retail
11 10 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
12 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
13 6 (8.57%) Firmware
13 6 (8.57%) Capita
13 6 (8.57%) Incident Management
14 5 (7.14%) Windows 10
14 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
14 5 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
14 5 (7.14%) Dell
15 4 (5.71%) ITSM
15 4 (5.71%) Front Office
15 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
15 4 (5.71%) Remote Desktop
15 4 (5.71%) Investment Banking
16 3 (4.29%) SCCM
16 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
16 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
16 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
16 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
16 3 (4.29%) Finance

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (2.86%) ATM
2 2 (2.86%) DHCP
2 2 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (1.43%) VPN
3 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
General
1 20 (28.57%) Banking
2 11 (15.71%) Retail
3 4 (5.71%) Front Office
3 4 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) EPoS
2 3 (4.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.43%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 22 (31.43%) Windows
2 5 (7.14%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.86%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.43%) Android
4 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (100.00%) Break/Fix
2 16 (22.86%) Change Management
3 14 (20.00%) ITIL
4 12 (17.14%) Time Management
5 10 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
6 6 (8.57%) Incident Management
7 5 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.71%) ITSM
9 1 (1.43%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.43%) Data Migration
9 1 (1.43%) Hardware Maintenance
9 1 (1.43%) Migration
Qualifications
1 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.43%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (47.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.57%) Firmware
2 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (4.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (25.71%) HP
2 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.57%) Capita
4 5 (7.14%) Dell
5 3 (4.29%) Apple
6 1 (1.43%) IBM