The first table below looks at the demand for the Help Desk Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Help Desk Support Engineer
Rank 554 483 559
Rank change year-on-year
-71 +76
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support Engineer 36 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.070% 0.046% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.050% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Average daily rate £120 £125 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £122 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £164 £119
UK excluding London average daily rate £124 £125 -
% change year-on-year
-1.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 7
Average hourly rate £10.50 £11.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.05 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £14.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +9.52%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
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
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
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 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Help Desk Support Engineer
UK

Help Desk Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Help Desk Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Help Desk Support 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 Support Engineer across the England region.

Help Desk Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Help Desk Support 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 Support Engineer across the England region.

Help Desk Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Help Desk Support 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 Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 18 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
London -13 14 £95 -24.00% 3
East of England -21 9 - -
South East -11 6 £124 +1.02% 2
West Midlands - 3 - -
South West - 2 £150 -
East Midlands -9 1 - -
North West - 1 £120 -
Yorkshire - - - -
Help Desk Support Engineer
UK

Help Desk Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Help Desk Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 34 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 31 (62.00%) MS Office
3 29 (58.00%) Windows
4 17 (34.00%) MS Excel
4 17 (34.00%) Windows 7
5 15 (30.00%) MCP
5 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (28.00%) MCSE
7 13 (26.00%) Windows XP
8 12 (24.00%) A+ Certification
8 12 (24.00%) MS PowerPoint
9 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
10 9 (18.00%) Citrix
11 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (16.00%) Windows Vista
11 8 (16.00%) LAN
11 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (14.00%) Windows 2000
12 7 (14.00%) Cisco
13 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (12.00%) Adobe
13 6 (12.00%) MS Project
13 6 (12.00%) MS Visio
13 6 (12.00%) Blackberry
13 6 (12.00%) Acrobat
14 5 (10.00%) Reuters
14 5 (10.00%) Bloomberg
14 5 (10.00%) Lotus
14 5 (10.00%) Finance
14 5 (10.00%) IBM Notes

Help Desk Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Help Desk Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.00%) IBM Notes
2 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.00%) WorkSite
Applications
1 31 (62.00%) MS Office
2 17 (34.00%) MS Excel
3 12 (24.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (12.00%) MS Project
4 6 (12.00%) MS Visio
4 6 (12.00%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) LAN
2 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.00%) DHCP
4 1 (2.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.00%) DNS
4 1 (2.00%) Firewall
4 1 (2.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) IDOL
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
1 5 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
2 2 (4.00%) Local Government
3 1 (2.00%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.00%) Law
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.00%) iPhone
3 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.00%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (58.00%) Windows
2 17 (34.00%) Windows 7
3 13 (26.00%) Windows XP
4 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (16.00%) Windows Vista
4 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (14.00%) Windows 2000
6 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.00%) VME
8 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (4.00%) Time Management
3 1 (2.00%) Release Management
3 1 (2.00%) Document Management
3 1 (2.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (30.00%) MCP
1 15 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (28.00%) MCSE
3 12 (24.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.00%) CNA
4 1 (2.00%) Novell Certification
4 1 (2.00%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (22.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.00%) Citrix
3 7 (14.00%) Cisco
4 6 (12.00%) Adobe
5 5 (10.00%) Reuters
5 5 (10.00%) Bloomberg
5 5 (10.00%) Lotus
5 5 (10.00%) Fidessa
6 3 (6.00%) Novell
7 2 (4.00%) Remedy
7 2 (4.00%) VMware
7 2 (4.00%) HP
8 1 (2.00%) SAP
8 1 (2.00%) Dell
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