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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Help Desk Engineer
Rank 550 490 483
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Engineer 29 63 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.13% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 9
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£161 £120 £128
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £110 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £150 £174
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £123 £125
% change year-on-year
+34.69% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.85 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.02% -5.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £8.82 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £16.17 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.82 £11.25 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+31.73% -2.17%
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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
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 22 May 2015.

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
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 22 May 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
London -16 14 £153 +38.63%
South East -22 11 £180 +44.00% 4
South West +10 1 - -
East of England 0 1 - - 1
West Midlands -11 1 - - 1
North West -25 1 - - 2
Help Desk Engineer
UK

Help Desk Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 46 (63.89%) Windows
2 44 (61.11%) Active Directory
3 43 (59.72%) Microsoft
4 34 (47.22%) MS Office
5 23 (31.94%) Windows 7
6 20 (27.78%) MS Excel
7 13 (18.06%) Windows XP
7 13 (18.06%) ITIL
8 11 (15.28%) MCP
8 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (13.89%) MCSE
9 10 (13.89%) Citrix
9 10 (13.89%) Blackberry
10 9 (12.50%) VMware
10 9 (12.50%) MS Exchange
11 8 (11.11%) A+ Certification
11 8 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
11 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (9.72%) Legal
12 7 (9.72%) SLA
13 6 (8.33%) LAN
13 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (6.94%) Cisco
14 5 (6.94%) iPhone
14 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (6.94%) SCCM
15 4 (5.56%) Fat Client
15 4 (5.56%) Retail
15 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (5.56%) VoIP

Help Desk Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (4.17%) IBM Notes
3 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.39%) Lync
5 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 34 (47.22%) MS Office
2 20 (27.78%) MS Excel
3 8 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (4.17%) AutoCAD
5 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.78%) MS Project
5 2 (2.78%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) LAN
2 4 (5.56%) VoIP
2 4 (5.56%) WAN
2 4 (5.56%) VPN
3 3 (4.17%) DNS
4 2 (2.78%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.78%) DHCP
4 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.39%) Internet
5 1 (1.39%) Firewall
5 1 (1.39%) Wireless
5 1 (1.39%) SMTP
5 1 (1.39%) PBX
5 1 (1.39%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
General
1 7 (9.72%) Legal
2 4 (5.56%) Retail
3 3 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Finance
4 1 (1.39%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.94%) iPhone
3 4 (5.56%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.56%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.78%) NHS
5 1 (1.39%) iPad
5 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.39%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 46 (63.89%) Windows
2 23 (31.94%) Windows 7
3 13 (18.06%) Windows XP
4 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.17%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.78%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.78%) AIX
9 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.39%) Linux
9 1 (1.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.06%) ITIL
2 3 (4.17%) Asset Management
3 2 (2.78%) Time Management
3 2 (2.78%) Service Management
4 1 (1.39%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (1.39%) Software Deployment
4 1 (1.39%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (1.39%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.39%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.78%) C
1 2 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) MCP
1 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (13.89%) MCSE
3 8 (11.11%) A+ Certification
4 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.39%) MCSA
5 1 (1.39%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (9.72%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 44 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) Terminal Services
2 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.78%) XenApp
3 2 (2.78%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.39%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (6.94%) SCCM
2 2 (2.78%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (2.78%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.39%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 43 (59.72%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.89%) Citrix
3 9 (12.50%) VMware
4 5 (6.94%) Cisco
5 3 (4.17%) HP
5 3 (4.17%) Lotus
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle
6 2 (2.78%) Adobe
6 2 (2.78%) Remedy
7 1 (1.39%) Dell
7 1 (1.39%) CA
7 1 (1.39%) LANDesk
Greater Manchester
CPS Group UK
Rate: £8.50 - 8.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Salford
CPS Group
Rate: £8.50 - 8.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Dudley
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £10 - £12 per hour
Posted: 27 days ago