The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Help Desk Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Help Desk Support Engineer
Rank 256 248 227
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support Engineer 6 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.068% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.18% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 7
Median daily rate £175 £158 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £100 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £194 £196
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 £140 £130
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 12
Median hourly rate £9.50 £21.55 £16.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.91% +34.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £21.55 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-53.59% +39.03%
Help Desk Support 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 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
8330 9071 8556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.26% 94.74% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4964 5311 4624
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 424 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.44 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Help Desk Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Help Desk Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Help Desk Support 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 Support Engineer across the South East region.

Help Desk Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Help Desk Support 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 Support Engineer across the South East region.

Help Desk Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Help Desk Support 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 Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 - 3 £188 - 2
Hampshire - 2 £175 -
Oxfordshire +7 1 £150 -16.66% 1
Help Desk Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Help Desk Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (35.00%) Internet
3 7 (35.00%) LAN
3 7 (35.00%) WAN
3 7 (35.00%) ITIL
3 7 (35.00%) Incident Management
3 7 (35.00%) Service Management
4 5 (25.00%) MS Office
4 5 (25.00%) CCNA
4 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (20.00%) Driving Licence
5 4 (20.00%) ThinPrint
5 4 (20.00%) BMC
5 4 (20.00%) Lotus
5 4 (20.00%) Acrobat
5 4 (20.00%) Terminal Services
5 4 (20.00%) Citrix
5 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
5 4 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
5 4 (20.00%) SharePoint

Help Desk Support 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 4 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (20.00%) Acrobat
2 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (35.00%) Internet
2 7 (35.00%) LAN
2 7 (35.00%) WAN
3 4 (20.00%) VPN
4 3 (15.00%) Ethernet
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (20.00%) Windows 2000
5 3 (15.00%) Windows NT
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Incident Management
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
1 7 (35.00%) Service Management
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) ITSM
3 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (15.00%) Software Licensing
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNA
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) BMC Marimba
1 4 (20.00%) DameWare
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (20.00%) Adobe
3 4 (20.00%) BMC
3 4 (20.00%) Citrix
3 4 (20.00%) Lotus
3 4 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
3 4 (20.00%) ThinPrint
4 3 (15.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) ServiceNow