The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Help Desk Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 December 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 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Help Desk Specialist
Rank - 655 -
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Specialist 0 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.004% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.004% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Help Desk Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Help Desk Specialist in the job title.

Help Desk Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Help Desk Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Help Desk Specialist within the UK.

Help Desk Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Help Desk Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Help Desk Specialist within the UK.

Help Desk Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Help Desk Specialist Skill Set
Top 10 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Help Desk Specialist 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 featuring Help Desk Specialist in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

Help Desk Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft