Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Specialist was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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.

Help Desk Specialist
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 890 892
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Specialist 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.001% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.001% 0.003%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median daily rate - £143 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £143 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.00

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 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
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 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
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

Help Desk Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Help Desk Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Specialist in the UK

Help Desk Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Help Desk Specialist in the UK

Help Desk Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Specialist in the UK