The first table below looks at the demand for the Help Desk Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Help Desk Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Help Desk Engineer
Rank 492 485 511
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Engineer 65 37 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.086% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.092% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 6
Average daily rate £120 £128 £100
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £117 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £177 £115
UK excluding London average daily rate £121 £125 £90
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +38.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 25
Average hourly rate £12.20 £11.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.08% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £10.30 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.61 £14.20 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.85 £11.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +4.54%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47436 40059 51618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.37% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29338 23533 29060
Average daily rate £398 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1929 2075 2465
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Help Desk Engineer
UK

Help Desk Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Help Desk Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Help Desk Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Help Desk Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Help Desk Engineer across the England region.

Help Desk Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Help Desk Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Help Desk Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Help Desk Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Help Desk Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Help Desk Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Help Desk Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Help Desk Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East -5 21 £124 -2.94% 4
London -22 20 £100 -38.46% 6
East of England -30 10 - -
West Midlands - 5 - - 2
North West - 4 £120 - 2
East Midlands -14 2 - -
South West - 2 £150 -
Yorkshire -12 1 - -
Help Desk Engineer
UK

Help Desk Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Help Desk Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Help Desk Engineer in their job title.

1 58 (65.17%) Windows
2 55 (61.80%) MS Office
3 49 (55.06%) Microsoft
4 31 (34.83%) Windows XP
5 30 (33.71%) Windows 7
6 29 (32.58%) Active Directory
7 23 (25.84%) MS Excel
8 18 (20.22%) Citrix
9 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (16.85%) MCP
10 14 (15.73%) MCSE
10 14 (15.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (13.48%) MS PowerPoint
11 12 (13.48%) Windows Vista
11 12 (13.48%) A+ Certification
11 12 (13.48%) Blackberry
12 11 (12.36%) Lotus
12 11 (12.36%) Windows 2000
12 11 (12.36%) IBM Notes
12 11 (12.36%) ITIL
13 9 (10.11%) MS Exchange
14 8 (8.99%) LAN
14 8 (8.99%) Cisco
14 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (8.99%) Finance
15 7 (7.87%) TCP/IP
16 6 (6.74%) Fidessa
16 6 (6.74%) MS Project
16 6 (6.74%) MS Visio
16 6 (6.74%) Acrobat

Help Desk Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Help Desk Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Help Desk Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (12.36%) IBM Notes
2 9 (10.11%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.12%) WorkSite
5 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 55 (61.80%) MS Office
2 23 (25.84%) MS Excel
3 12 (13.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (6.74%) MS Project
4 6 (6.74%) MS Visio
4 6 (6.74%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.99%) LAN
2 7 (7.87%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.49%) WAN
3 4 (4.49%) Internet
4 3 (3.37%) ADSL
4 3 (3.37%) Broadband
5 2 (2.25%) DHCP
5 2 (2.25%) VPN
5 2 (2.25%) DNS
6 1 (1.12%) Intranet
6 1 (1.12%) Firewall
6 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.12%) IDOL
General
1 8 (8.99%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Retail
3 2 (2.25%) Local Government
4 1 (1.12%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.12%) Law
4 1 (1.12%) Legal
4 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.48%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.25%) Mainframe
2 2 (2.25%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.25%) iPhone
3 1 (1.12%) NHS
3 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.12%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 58 (65.17%) Windows
2 31 (34.83%) Windows XP
3 30 (33.71%) Windows 7
4 14 (15.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (13.48%) Windows Vista
6 11 (12.36%) Windows 2000
7 8 (8.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.25%) VME
10 1 (1.12%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.12%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.12%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.36%) ITIL
2 4 (4.49%) Migration
3 3 (3.37%) Service Delivery
4 2 (2.25%) Time Management
4 2 (2.25%) CAFM
5 1 (1.12%) Release Management
5 1 (1.12%) Document Management
5 1 (1.12%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.37%) C
2 2 (2.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (16.85%) MCP
2 14 (15.73%) MCSE
3 12 (13.48%) A+ Certification
4 3 (3.37%) Degree
5 1 (1.12%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) CNA
5 1 (1.12%) Novell Certification
5 1 (1.12%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (32.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.12%) XenApp
4 1 (1.12%) XenServer
4 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) SCCM
2 1 (1.12%) ARCserve
2 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 49 (55.06%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.22%) Citrix
3 11 (12.36%) Lotus
4 8 (8.99%) Cisco
5 6 (6.74%) Adobe
5 6 (6.74%) Fidessa
5 6 (6.74%) Reuters
5 6 (6.74%) Bloomberg
6 3 (3.37%) Remedy
6 3 (3.37%) VMware
6 3 (3.37%) Novell
7 2 (2.25%) SAP
7 2 (2.25%) HP
7 2 (2.25%) Dell
8 1 (1.12%) Apple
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £13 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £9 - £11 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £8.00 - £10.00 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Wokingham
Premier Group
Rate: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago