The first table below looks at the demand for the Help Desk Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 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 South East 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 Engineer
Rank 229 226 222
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Engineer 21 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.13% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.14% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 1
Average daily rate £124 £128 £90
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £121 £125 £90
% change year-on-year
-3.00% +38.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 13
Average hourly rate £12.75 £13.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.79 £18.20 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.85 £11.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+3.04% +4.54%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8899 7717 9795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.87% 92.21% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4907 3849 4446
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 603 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Help Desk Engineer
England

Help Desk Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Help Desk Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Help Desk Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Help Desk Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Help Desk Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Help Desk Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Help Desk Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Help Desk Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Help Desk Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Help Desk Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East 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
Berkshire -3 7 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 7 - -
Surrey -11 3 £123 -3.92%
Hampshire +6 2 £125 - 2
West Sussex -1 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -2 1 - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Help Desk Engineer
England

Help Desk Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 20 (68.97%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) MS Office
2 11 (37.93%) Windows XP
2 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
3 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
4 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
4 6 (20.69%) ITIL
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (13.79%) Windows Vista
6 4 (13.79%) Windows 2000
6 4 (13.79%) Citrix
6 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
6 4 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (10.34%) C
7 3 (10.34%) Broadband
7 3 (10.34%) Migration
7 3 (10.34%) Office 365
8 2 (6.90%) VMware
8 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (6.90%) Internet
8 2 (6.90%) Remedy
8 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
8 2 (6.90%) IBM Notes
8 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
8 2 (6.90%) HP
8 2 (6.90%) Lotus
9 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (3.45%) Dell

Help Desk Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (6.90%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MS Office
2 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Broadband
2 2 (6.90%) Internet
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) DHCP
General
1 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.45%) Streaming Video
2 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (68.97%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Windows XP
3 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Vista
5 4 (13.79%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) Migration
3 1 (3.45%) Service Management
3 1 (3.45%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.45%) CNA
1 1 (3.45%) Novell Certification
1 1 (3.45%) RHCE
1 1 (3.45%) MCSE
1 1 (3.45%) MCP
1 1 (3.45%) Degree
1 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.79%) Citrix
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) Remedy
3 2 (6.90%) HP
3 2 (6.90%) Lotus
4 1 (3.45%) Dell
4 1 (3.45%) Novell
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
Worthing, West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £13 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £9 - £11 per hour
Posted: 14 days ago
Wokingham
Premier Group
Rate: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago