The table below looks at the statistics for the Help Desk Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Help Desk Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Help Desk Specialist
Rank - - 571
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Specialist 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Help Desk Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Help Desk Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 4 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Help Desk Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Lync
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience

Help Desk Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Help Desk Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Lync
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory