The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Help Desk Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Help Desk Support Engineer
Rank 578 609 586
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support Engineer 17 10 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.037% 0.020% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.021% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 6
Median daily rate £150 £150 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £107 £79
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £345 £175
UK excluding London median daily rate £164 £131 £90
% change year-on-year
+24.76% +45.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 21
Median hourly rate £13.63 £10.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.92% -21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £8.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.35 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.63 £8.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+60.29% -34.61%
Help Desk Support 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
43594 48186 48136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.54% 94.94% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 28781 31160 30947
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
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 1514 1892 2018
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
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 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Help Desk Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Help Desk Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

Help Desk Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Help Desk Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 7 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 +36 8 £163 +28.71% 1
London +5 4 £135 -40.00% 1
South West +13 2 £153 +35.55%
North West +4 1 £200 -52.94% 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £180 -
Help Desk Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, Help Desk Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 17 (51.52%) MS Office
4 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
5 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
6 9 (27.27%) Office 365
7 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
8 7 (21.21%) ITIL
8 7 (21.21%) Windows 10
9 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
9 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
9 6 (18.18%) LAN
10 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
10 5 (15.15%) Android
10 5 (15.15%) Windows 8
10 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
11 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
11 4 (12.12%) Apple
12 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
12 3 (9.09%) Firewall
12 3 (9.09%) IBM Notes
12 3 (9.09%) Lotus
12 3 (9.09%) WAN
12 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
12 3 (9.09%) SCCM
12 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
13 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2 (6.06%) Windows Server

Help Desk Support 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 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (9.09%) IBM Notes
1 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (51.52%) MS Office
2 8 (24.24%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) Acrobat
3 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) LAN
2 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.09%) Firewall
3 3 (9.09%) WAN
4 2 (6.06%) Internet
5 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
5 1 (3.03%) Skype
5 1 (3.03%) VPN
General
1 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
2 1 (3.03%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.21%) Windows 10
4 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 5 (15.15%) Android
5 5 (15.15%) Windows 8
5 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (12.12%) Apple iOS
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
8 1 (3.03%) Linux
8 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.06%) ITSM
4 2 (6.06%) Service Management
5 1 (3.03%) Change Management
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.03%) Migration
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.03%) Software Licensing
Qualifications
1 1 (3.03%) Degree
1 1 (3.03%) MCITP
System Software
1 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) BMC Marimba
2 1 (3.03%) DameWare
2 1 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Apple
3 3 (9.09%) Lotus
4 2 (6.06%) HP
4 2 (6.06%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) Adobe
5 1 (3.03%) BMC
5 1 (3.03%) Citrix
5 1 (3.03%) Google
5 1 (3.03%) LANDesk
5 1 (3.03%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec