The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Help Desk Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Help Desk Engineer
Rank 573 602 556
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Engineer 30 19 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.065% 0.038% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.040% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 15
Median daily rate £151 £131 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.23% -15.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £99 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £325 £170
UK excluding London median daily rate £156 £113 £135
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 26
Median hourly rate £14.88 £10.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.75% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £8.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £12.05 £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £10.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+48.75% -23.07%
Help Desk Engineer
UK

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
43322 47779 48205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.49% 94.87% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28576 30906 31008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 1853 2022
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Help Desk Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Help Desk Engineer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Help Desk Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

Help Desk Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Help Desk Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +27 14 £148 +16.83% 3
London +11 6 £150 -33.33% 2
South West +7 3 £153 +46.98%
North West -1 2 £194 -54.41% 2
North East - 2 £160 -
Yorkshire +19 1 £180 -
East Midlands +2 1 £188 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Help Desk Engineer
UK

Help Desk Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, Help Desk Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Help Desk Engineer in the job title.

1 42 (66.67%) Windows
2 36 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 23 (36.51%) MS Office
4 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 20 (31.75%) Windows 7
6 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
6 12 (19.05%) Windows XP
7 11 (17.46%) Windows 10
8 10 (15.87%) Office 365
9 9 (14.29%) Windows 8
9 9 (14.29%) ITIL
10 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
10 8 (12.70%) Windows Server
11 7 (11.11%) Asset Management
11 7 (11.11%) LAN
11 7 (11.11%) Internet
12 6 (9.52%) Blackberry
12 6 (9.52%) SLA
13 5 (7.94%) Android
13 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
14 4 (6.35%) WAN
14 4 (6.35%) Apple
14 4 (6.35%) Advertising
14 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
14 4 (6.35%) ServiceNow
14 4 (6.35%) Apple iOS
14 4 (6.35%) Wiki
14 4 (6.35%) SCCM
14 4 (6.35%) MS PowerPoint

Help Desk Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.76%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.59%) CMS
5 1 (1.59%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (36.51%) MS Office
2 12 (19.05%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.59%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.87%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) Internet
1 7 (11.11%) LAN
2 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
3 4 (6.35%) WAN
4 3 (4.76%) Firewall
5 2 (3.17%) Extranet
5 2 (3.17%) VoIP
5 2 (3.17%) VPN
6 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.59%) FTP
6 1 (1.59%) Skype
General
1 4 (6.35%) Advertising
1 4 (6.35%) German Language
2 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Finance
4 1 (1.59%) Hindi Language
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.35%) Wiki
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.59%) EFT
3 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (66.67%) Windows
2 20 (31.75%) Windows 7
3 12 (19.05%) Windows XP
4 11 (17.46%) Windows 10
5 9 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 8 (12.70%) Windows Server
7 5 (7.94%) Android
7 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (6.35%) Apple iOS
9 3 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (3.17%) Linux
10 2 (3.17%) Windows 2000
10 2 (3.17%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.59%) Unix
11 1 (1.59%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.29%) ITIL
2 7 (11.11%) Asset Management
3 4 (6.35%) Incident Management
3 4 (6.35%) IT Asset Management
4 3 (4.76%) Software Deployment
5 2 (3.17%) ITSM
5 2 (3.17%) Service Management
6 1 (1.59%) Change Control
6 1 (1.59%) Change Management
6 1 (1.59%) Data Protection
6 1 (1.59%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.59%) Migration
6 1 (1.59%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.59%) Software Licensing
6 1 (1.59%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.17%) SQL
2 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) MCITP
2 3 (4.76%) A+ Certification
2 3 (4.76%) MCSA
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 36 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.59%) Samba
3 1 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.59%) BMC Marimba
2 1 (1.59%) DameWare
2 1 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) Apple
2 4 (6.35%) ServiceNow
3 3 (4.76%) Citrix
3 3 (4.76%) Intel Security
3 3 (4.76%) Lotus
3 3 (4.76%) Remedy
3 3 (4.76%) VMware
4 2 (3.17%) HP
5 1 (1.59%) Adobe
5 1 (1.59%) Avaya
5 1 (1.59%) BMC
5 1 (1.59%) Google
5 1 (1.59%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.59%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.59%) Polycom
5 1 (1.59%) Symantec
5 1 (1.59%) Xerox