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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Help Desk Support Engineer
Rank 538 529 555
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support Engineer 26 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.053% 0.041% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.044% 0.031%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
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£130 £125 £115
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +8.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £115 £115
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 14 10
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.13 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.52% -0.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £12.75 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+27.45% +2.00%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45686 43047 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.53% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28284 25787 27971
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1846 1994 2539
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.27 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Help Desk Support Engineer
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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 24 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
South East -2 18 £130 +4.00% 1
West Midlands -10 4 - - 1
London +4 3 £120 -4.00%
East of England -21 1 - -
South West - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
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Help Desk Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 32 (53.33%) MS Office
2 31 (51.67%) Microsoft
3 27 (45.00%) Windows
4 19 (31.67%) MS Excel
5 14 (23.33%) LAN
5 14 (23.33%) MCP
5 14 (23.33%) MCSE
5 14 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (23.33%) A+ Certification
5 14 (23.33%) Windows 7
5 14 (23.33%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (21.67%) Windows XP
7 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (16.67%) Cisco
8 10 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (15.00%) Windows Vista
9 9 (15.00%) SLA
10 8 (13.33%) Acrobat
10 8 (13.33%) Adobe
10 8 (13.33%) MS Visio
10 8 (13.33%) MS Project
10 8 (13.33%) Windows 2000
10 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (10.00%) ITIL
11 6 (10.00%) WAN
11 6 (10.00%) Citrix
12 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (6.67%) CCNA
13 3 (5.00%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 2 (3.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.67%) Lync
Applications
1 32 (53.33%) MS Office
2 19 (31.67%) MS Excel
3 14 (23.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (13.33%) Acrobat
4 8 (13.33%) MS Visio
4 8 (13.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Eikon
2 1 (1.67%) Cerner Millennium
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.33%) LAN
2 6 (10.00%) WAN
3 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.67%) Firewall
4 1 (1.67%) VPN
General
1 2 (3.33%) Banking
1 2 (3.33%) Retail
1 2 (3.33%) Local Government
1 2 (3.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.33%) NHS
2 2 (3.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 27 (45.00%) Windows
2 14 (23.33%) Windows 7
3 13 (21.67%) Windows XP
4 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (15.00%) Windows Vista
7 8 (13.33%) Windows 2000
7 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.33%) VME
9 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.00%) ITIL
2 2 (3.33%) Time Management
2 2 (3.33%) Release Management
2 2 (3.33%) Service Management
3 1 (1.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.67%) C
1 1 (1.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (23.33%) MCP
1 14 (23.33%) MCSE
1 14 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (23.33%) A+ Certification
2 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (6.67%) CCNA
3 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) Nagios
2 1 (1.67%) Cacti
2 1 (1.67%) Opsview
Vendors
1 31 (51.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (16.67%) Cisco
3 8 (13.33%) Adobe
4 6 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (3.33%) Fidessa
5 2 (3.33%) HP
5 2 (3.33%) Novell
5 2 (3.33%) Lotus
5 2 (3.33%) Reuters
5 2 (3.33%) Bloomberg
5 2 (3.33%) VMware
6 1 (1.67%) Wyse
6 1 (1.67%) Cerner
6 1 (1.67%) CA
6 1 (1.67%) Dell
6 1 (1.67%) Nimsoft
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