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 25 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 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Help Desk Engineer
Rank 217 215 228
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Engineer 21 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Average daily rate
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£130 £125 £118
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £125 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £120
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £105 £120
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 2
Average hourly rate £15.89 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.70% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £13.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8433 7851 9010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.92% 92.74% 91.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4584 4045 4124
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 547 641
Average hourly rate £16.14 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.05% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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
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 25 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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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
Buckinghamshire 0 8 £130 -
Oxfordshire -5 4 - - 1
Hampshire -17 3 £125 -
Berkshire +3 2 - - 1
West Sussex -2 2 - - 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Sussex - - - -
Help Desk Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 21 (48.84%) Windows
2 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
3 12 (27.91%) MS Office
3 12 (27.91%) Windows XP
4 10 (23.26%) ITIL
5 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
6 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
7 7 (16.28%) SLA
8 6 (13.95%) LAN
8 6 (13.95%) Windows 2000
8 6 (13.95%) Citrix
9 5 (11.63%) Blackberry
9 5 (11.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (11.63%) WAN
9 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
9 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (11.63%) Windows Vista
10 4 (9.30%) CCNA
10 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
11 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (6.98%) Broadband
11 3 (6.98%) Cisco
11 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
11 3 (6.98%) C
11 3 (6.98%) Migration
11 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
11 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
11 3 (6.98%) Office 365
12 2 (4.65%) Release Management

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
1 5 (11.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.33%) Lync
2 1 (2.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (27.91%) MS Office
2 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.33%) Acrobat
3 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) LAN
2 5 (11.63%) WAN
3 3 (6.98%) Broadband
4 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.33%) Internet
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (48.84%) Windows
2 12 (27.91%) Windows XP
3 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
4 8 (18.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.95%) Windows 2000
6 5 (11.63%) Windows Vista
7 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) ITIL
2 3 (6.98%) Migration
3 2 (4.65%) Service Management
3 2 (4.65%) Release Management
4 1 (2.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) CCNA
1 4 (9.30%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.28%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (30.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) Citrix
3 3 (6.98%) Cisco
4 2 (4.65%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) Adobe
5 1 (2.33%) Lotus
5 1 (2.33%) VMware
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