The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Help Desk Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Help Desk Support
Rank 228 230 171
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support 42 37 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.37% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.40% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 26
Median daily rate £150 £138 £121
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +13.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £210
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £130 £120
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 35
Median hourly rate £12.50 £16.75 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.37% +39.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £9.38 £8.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.55 £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £11.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+15.90% -8.33%
Help Desk Support
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
9170 9361 8882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.26% 94.33% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5549 5142 4874
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 £225 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 452 487
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.85 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Help Desk Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Help Desk Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Help Desk Support
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 across the South East region.

Help Desk Support Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Help Desk Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Help Desk Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Help Desk Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Help Desk Support
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 across the South East region.

Help Desk Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Help Desk Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Help Desk Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Help Desk Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Help Desk Support
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 within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 May 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
Oxfordshire +18 14 £150 -10.44% 4
Surrey -1 12 £150 - 1
Kent -20 7 £205 +64.00% 1
West Sussex - 5 £305 -
Buckinghamshire +13 2 - - 1
Berkshire +1 2 - -
Hampshire -3 2 £73 -27.50% 2
Help Desk Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Help Desk Support 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 in the job title.

1 40 (65.57%) Windows
2 32 (52.46%) Active Directory
3 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
4 18 (29.51%) MS Office
5 16 (26.23%) Windows XP
6 13 (21.31%) Windows 7
7 12 (19.67%) ITIL
8 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
8 8 (13.11%) Finance
9 7 (11.48%) Service Management
9 7 (11.48%) IBM Notes
9 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
9 7 (11.48%) VPN
9 7 (11.48%) Lotus
10 6 (9.84%) WAN
10 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
10 6 (9.84%) LAN
10 6 (9.84%) Internet
10 6 (9.84%) Incident Management
10 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (8.20%) Windows Server
11 5 (8.20%) Windows 8
11 5 (8.20%) Driving Licence
11 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (8.20%) Blackberry
11 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
11 5 (8.20%) Citrix
12 4 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (6.56%) BMC
12 4 (6.56%) Adobe

Help Desk Support 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 7 (11.48%) IBM Notes
1 7 (11.48%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (8.20%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (6.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (29.51%) MS Office
2 8 (13.11%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.56%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) VPN
2 6 (9.84%) Internet
2 6 (9.84%) LAN
2 6 (9.84%) TCP/IP
2 6 (9.84%) WAN
3 3 (4.92%) Extranet
4 2 (3.28%) VoIP
5 1 (1.64%) DHCP
5 1 (1.64%) DNS
5 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.64%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.64%) SAN
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Advertising
3 1 (1.64%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Blackberry
1 5 (8.20%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.92%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (3.28%) iPhone
3 2 (3.28%) NHS
4 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.64%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 40 (65.57%) Windows
2 16 (26.23%) Windows XP
3 13 (21.31%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.20%) Windows 8
4 5 (8.20%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.56%) Windows 2000
6 3 (4.92%) Android
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.28%) Unix
7 2 (3.28%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.64%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) ITIL
2 7 (11.48%) Service Management
3 6 (9.84%) Incident Management
4 4 (6.56%) Change Management
4 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
5 3 (4.92%) Coaching
5 3 (4.92%) ITSM
5 3 (4.92%) Ticket Management
6 2 (3.28%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.28%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.64%) Asset Management
7 1 (1.64%) CRM
7 1 (1.64%) Information Security
7 1 (1.64%) Logistics
7 1 (1.64%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.64%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.64%) Security Patching
7 1 (1.64%) Software Licensing
7 1 (1.64%) Storage Virtualisation
7 1 (1.64%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.28%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.56%) CCNA
1 4 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (52.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.56%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) BMC Marimba
1 4 (6.56%) DameWare
2 2 (3.28%) OVSD
3 1 (1.64%) SCCM
3 1 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 23 (37.70%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.48%) Lotus
3 5 (8.20%) Citrix
4 4 (6.56%) Adobe
4 4 (6.56%) BMC
4 4 (6.56%) Cisco
4 4 (6.56%) PeopleSoft
4 4 (6.56%) ThinPrint
5 3 (4.92%) HP
6 2 (3.28%) SAP
7 1 (1.64%) Apple
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle
7 1 (1.64%) Pegasus
7 1 (1.64%) Remedy
7 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.64%) Symantec
7 1 (1.64%) Veeam
7 1 (1.64%) Veritas
7 1 (1.64%) VMware
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £25 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago