The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Technician was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Help Desk Technician
England / West Midlands
Rank - 124 -
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Technician 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.037% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.039% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £150 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £135 £101
% change year-on-year - +34.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £10.00 £10.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2162 2559 2349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.80% 95.38% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1419 1303
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 72 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.93 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.47% -3.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Help Desk Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Help Desk Technician in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Technician in the West Midlands

Help Desk Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Technician in the West Midlands