Period
to 27 November 2020

The median contractor rate for a Technical Assistant was - per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 November 2020.

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.

Technical Assistant
UK
6 months to
27 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank - 792 898
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Assistant 0 6 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK - 0.007% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.008% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £130 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -72.63% +233.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £73 £475
% change year-on-year - -84.63% +163.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £14.59 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.56% +16.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.23 £10.40
% change year-on-year - -1.66% +0.65%

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 33,993 77,499 98,658
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.38% 94.03% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,243 50,625 65,212
Median daily rate £463 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £256 £250 £270
90th Percentile £650 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,468 2,950 3,085
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.82 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.38% +10.10% -2.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £56.25 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year +23.90% +3.77% -

Technical Assistant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Technical Assistant in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Assistant in the UK

Technical Assistant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Technical Assistant.

Daily rate trend for Technical Assistant in the UK

Technical Assistant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Technical Assistant.

Hourly rate trend for Technical Assistant in the UK