The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Help Desk Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Help Desk Engineer
England / South East
Rank 226 247 244
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Engineer 10 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.058% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.062% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Median daily rate £145 £150 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £150 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £150 £185
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £138 £128
% change year-on-year
+5.45% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £60.00 - £15.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 - £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £96.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £11.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year
+445.45% -4.34%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7134 8104 8982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.66% 94.43% 94.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 4931 4801
Median daily rate £400 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 383 421
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

Help Desk Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 21 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Help Desk Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 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
Surrey +13 3 £125 -16.66% 2
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Kent - 2 £145 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £158 -
Help Desk Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, Help Desk 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 South East region featuring Help Desk Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
3 13 (61.90%) MS Office
4 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
5 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
6 7 (33.33%) SLA
7 5 (23.81%) ServiceNow
7 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
7 5 (23.81%) Android
7 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
7 5 (23.81%) Apple
7 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
8 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
8 4 (19.05%) WAN
8 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
8 4 (19.05%) VPN
8 4 (19.05%) ITIL
8 4 (19.05%) Remedy
8 4 (19.05%) HP
8 4 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (19.05%) Advertising
8 4 (19.05%) Office 365
8 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
9 3 (14.29%) Coaching
9 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (14.29%) Toshiba
9 3 (14.29%) Firewall
9 3 (14.29%) Wireless
9 3 (14.29%) Smartphone

Help Desk Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (14.29%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (61.90%) MS Office
2 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
3 4 (19.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (19.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (4.76%) Acrobat
4 1 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
1 4 (19.05%) VPN
1 4 (19.05%) WAN
2 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) LAN
2 3 (14.29%) Wireless
3 2 (9.52%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
General
1 4 (19.05%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (14.29%) RSA SecurID
1 3 (14.29%) Smartphone
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
3 5 (23.81%) Android
3 5 (23.81%) Windows 10
3 5 (23.81%) Windows XP
4 4 (19.05%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.76%) Windows NT
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
2 4 (19.05%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Coaching
3 3 (14.29%) DNA
4 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) ITSM
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Network Management
5 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Software Licensing
5 1 (4.76%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) BMC Marimba
1 1 (4.76%) DameWare
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Apple
2 5 (23.81%) ServiceNow
3 4 (19.05%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) Remedy
4 3 (14.29%) Dell
4 3 (14.29%) Lotus
4 3 (14.29%) Toshiba
5 2 (9.52%) VMware
6 1 (4.76%) Adobe
6 1 (4.76%) BMC
6 1 (4.76%) PeopleSoft