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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Help Desk Engineer
UK / England
Rank 543 587 539
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Engineer 30 23 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.072% 0.048% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.051% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 11
Median daily rate £145 £125 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £100 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £173
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £138 £128
% change year-on-year
+5.45% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 14
Median hourly rate £60.00 £11.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+445.45% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £9.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £96.00 £12.42 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+445.45% -4.34%

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
39639 45394 45253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.07% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26042 29634 28355
Median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1412 1517 1797
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 11 £145 -3.33% 5
South West +17 9 - -
London +13 5 £99 -17.70% 2
North West +28 2 £194 - 2
Yorkshire +9 1 £180 -55.05% 1
East of England 0 1 £135 +8.00%
East Midlands - 1 £188 - 1
Help Desk Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 39 (70.91%) Windows
2 37 (67.27%) Active Directory
3 28 (50.91%) MS Office
4 27 (49.09%) Windows 7
5 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
6 18 (32.73%) SLA
6 18 (32.73%) MS Excel
7 15 (27.27%) Office 365
8 14 (25.45%) Android
9 13 (23.64%) Apple
9 13 (23.64%) ITIL
10 12 (21.82%) WAN
10 12 (21.82%) Windows XP
10 12 (21.82%) VPN
10 12 (21.82%) HP
10 12 (21.82%) Incident Management
11 10 (18.18%) RSA SecurID
11 10 (18.18%) Smartphone
11 10 (18.18%) Dell
11 10 (18.18%) Toshiba
11 10 (18.18%) Wireless
12 9 (16.36%) Asset Management
13 8 (14.55%) Windows 10
13 8 (14.55%) Service Delivery
14 7 (12.73%) Change Management
14 7 (12.73%) ITSM
14 7 (12.73%) Windows 8
14 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
15 6 (10.91%) IT Asset Management
15 6 (10.91%) ITIL V3

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 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (7.27%) IBM Notes
2 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (5.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (50.91%) MS Office
2 18 (32.73%) MS Excel
3 5 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (7.27%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.82%) Acrobat
5 1 (1.82%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 15 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) VPN
1 12 (21.82%) WAN
2 10 (18.18%) Wireless
3 6 (10.91%) LAN
4 5 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.45%) Firewall
6 2 (3.64%) Internet
7 1 (1.82%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.82%) Skype
7 1 (1.82%) WebEx
General
1 4 (7.27%) Advertising
1 4 (7.27%) German Language
2 3 (5.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Finance
4 1 (1.82%) Hindi Language
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.18%) RSA SecurID
1 10 (18.18%) Smartphone
2 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
3 6 (10.91%) Wiki
4 5 (9.09%) Blackberry
5 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (70.91%) Windows
2 27 (49.09%) Windows 7
3 14 (25.45%) Android
4 12 (21.82%) Windows XP
5 8 (14.55%) Windows 10
6 7 (12.73%) Windows 8
7 5 (9.09%) Windows Server
8 4 (7.27%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.64%) Windows 2000
9 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.64%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.82%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) ITIL
2 12 (21.82%) Incident Management
3 9 (16.36%) Asset Management
4 8 (14.55%) Service Delivery
5 7 (12.73%) Change Management
5 7 (12.73%) ITSM
6 6 (10.91%) IT Asset Management
6 6 (10.91%) ITIL V3
7 4 (7.27%) Coaching
7 4 (7.27%) DNA
8 3 (5.45%) Software Deployment
9 1 (1.82%) Migration
9 1 (1.82%) Network Management
9 1 (1.82%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.82%) Service Management
9 1 (1.82%) Software Licensing
9 1 (1.82%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (1.82%) A+ Certification
1 1 (1.82%) CCNA
1 1 (1.82%) CCNP
1 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.82%) DBS Check
1 1 (1.82%) Degree
1 1 (1.82%) MCITP
1 1 (1.82%) MCSA
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.73%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (67.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) SCCM
2 1 (1.82%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.82%) BMC Marimba
2 1 (1.82%) DameWare
Vendors
1 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
2 13 (23.64%) Apple
3 12 (21.82%) HP
4 10 (18.18%) Dell
4 10 (18.18%) Toshiba
5 5 (9.09%) ServiceNow
6 4 (7.27%) Lotus
6 4 (7.27%) Remedy
7 3 (5.45%) Intel Security
8 2 (3.64%) VMware
9 1 (1.82%) Adobe
9 1 (1.82%) BMC
9 1 (1.82%) Citrix
9 1 (1.82%) Google
9 1 (1.82%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.82%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (1.82%) Snow