The table below looks at the statistics for the Help Desk Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Help Desk Engineer
Rank 157 - 132
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Engineer 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.026% - 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% - 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £120
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £128 £125
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.50 £11.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-8.69% -8.00%
Help Desk Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3564 3084 2661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.04% 94.28% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2143 1714 1351
Average daily rate £386 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 186 201
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £42.50 £41.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Help Desk Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Help Desk Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Help Desk Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Help Desk Engineer across the North West region.

Help Desk Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Help Desk Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Help Desk Engineer across the North West region.

Help Desk Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Help Desk Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire - 1 - -
Help Desk Engineer
England

Help Desk Engineer
Top 22 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) MCDST
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP

Help Desk Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) MCDST
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (50.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec