The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Help Desk Engineer
Rank 519 514 477
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Engineer 44 25 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.056% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.061% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 3
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£163 £130 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £115 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £143
UK excluding London average daily rate £128 £125 £130
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 11 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.13 £12.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.29% -0.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £14.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £11.82 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+12.14% +2.73%
Help Desk Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42674 41220 37638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 27249 25109 21792
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1679 1871 2280
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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
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 23 January 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -12 19 £128 +2.00% 8
London +4 9 £170 +21.42% 3
East of England +12 5 - - 2
Yorkshire -7 4 - - 1
East Midlands +9 3 - -
West Midlands +1 2 - - 1
South West -20 1 - - 2
North West - - - - 2
Help Desk Engineer
UK

Help Desk Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 61 (67.03%) Windows
2 41 (45.05%) Microsoft
3 37 (40.66%) Active Directory
4 34 (37.36%) MS Office
5 31 (34.07%) Windows 7
6 18 (19.78%) MS Excel
7 11 (12.09%) SCCM
8 9 (9.89%) Windows XP
9 8 (8.79%) Blackberry
9 8 (8.79%) Citrix
9 8 (8.79%) ITIL
9 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (7.69%) Finance
10 7 (7.69%) IBM Notes
10 7 (7.69%) LAN
10 7 (7.69%) Lotus
11 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (6.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (6.59%) Symantec
11 6 (6.59%) McAfee
11 6 (6.59%) Banking
11 6 (6.59%) SC Cleared
11 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
11 6 (6.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (5.49%) MS PowerPoint
12 5 (5.49%) A+ Certification
12 5 (5.49%) SLA
12 5 (5.49%) Cisco
12 5 (5.49%) MCSE

Help Desk Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 7 (7.69%) IBM Notes
2 6 (6.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (4.40%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.10%) Lync
5 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.10%) IIS
Applications
1 34 (37.36%) MS Office
2 18 (19.78%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.20%) Acrobat
4 2 (2.20%) MS Project
4 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.10%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.69%) LAN
2 4 (4.40%) WAN
3 3 (3.30%) VPN
3 3 (3.30%) Internet
4 2 (2.20%) VoIP
5 1 (1.10%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.10%) GGSN
5 1 (1.10%) SGSN
5 1 (1.10%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.10%) PBX
5 1 (1.10%) DNS
5 1 (1.10%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.10%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (7.69%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Banking
3 3 (3.30%) Legal
4 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
5 1 (1.10%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.40%) iPhone
3 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.10%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.10%) AS400
3 1 (1.10%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 61 (67.03%) Windows
2 31 (34.07%) Windows 7
3 9 (9.89%) Windows XP
4 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.20%) AIX
7 2 (2.20%) Windows 2000
7 2 (2.20%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.20%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.10%) Android
8 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (8.79%) ITIL
2 2 (2.20%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (2.20%) Service Delivery
2 2 (2.20%) Asset Management
3 1 (1.10%) Time Management
3 1 (1.10%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (1.10%) Incident Management
3 1 (1.10%) Password Management
3 1 (1.10%) CRM
3 1 (1.10%) Project Management
3 1 (1.10%) Mentoring
3 1 (1.10%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.20%) C
1 2 (2.20%) SQL
2 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (6.59%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.59%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.49%) A+ Certification
2 5 (5.49%) MCSE
2 5 (5.49%) MCP
3 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.10%) Degree
4 1 (1.10%) CCNP
4 1 (1.10%) CCIP
4 1 (1.10%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 37 (40.66%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.20%) Terminal Services
2 2 (2.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.10%) Firmware
3 1 (1.10%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 11 (12.09%) SCCM
2 6 (6.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (2.20%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (45.05%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.79%) Citrix
3 7 (7.69%) Lotus
4 6 (6.59%) Symantec
4 6 (6.59%) McAfee
5 5 (5.49%) Cisco
6 4 (4.40%) VMware
7 2 (2.20%) Reuters
7 2 (2.20%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.20%) Apple
7 2 (2.20%) Remedy
7 2 (2.20%) Fidessa
7 2 (2.20%) HP
7 2 (2.20%) Adobe
7 2 (2.20%) Oracle
8 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.10%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.10%) Websense
8 1 (1.10%) Sage
8 1 (1.10%) Avaya
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £16.00 - £16.28 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago