The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Engineer was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Help Desk Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 558 580 559
Rank change year-on-year +22 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Engineer 25 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.060% 0.069% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.072% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 9
Median daily rate £130 £150 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £94 £97 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £220 £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £118 £150 £200
% change year-on-year -21.66% -25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 14
Median hourly rate - £21.75 £16.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +35.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year - +61.11%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Help Desk Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Help Desk Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Engineer in England

Help Desk Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Help Desk Engineer in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Help Desk Engineer in England

Help Desk Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Help Desk Engineer in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Help Desk Engineer in England

Help Desk Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Engineer in England

Help Desk Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Help Desk Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
South East +7 7 £145 -3.33% 4
London +22 6 £170 +41.66% 4
South West 0 5 - -
West Midlands +15 4 - -
East of England +1 2 £123 -2.00% 2
Yorkshire +16 1 £95 -76.27% 1
Help Desk Engineer
UK

Help Desk Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Help Desk 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 England region featuring Help Desk Engineer in the job title.

1 39 (73.58%) Windows
2 31 (58.49%) Active Directory
3 27 (50.94%) MS Office
4 26 (49.06%) Windows 7
5 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
6 17 (32.08%) SLA
7 16 (30.19%) MS Excel
8 14 (26.42%) Android
8 14 (26.42%) Office 365
9 13 (24.53%) Windows 10
9 13 (24.53%) Apple
10 11 (20.75%) HP
10 11 (20.75%) WAN
10 11 (20.75%) VPN
10 11 (20.75%) Windows 8
11 10 (18.87%) RSA SecurID
11 10 (18.87%) Dell
11 10 (18.87%) Wireless
11 10 (18.87%) Toshiba
11 10 (18.87%) Smartphone
11 10 (18.87%) Incident Management
12 9 (16.98%) Windows XP
13 8 (15.09%) ITIL
14 7 (13.21%) Asset Management
14 7 (13.21%) Service Delivery
14 7 (13.21%) Data Centre
15 6 (11.32%) ITIL V3
15 6 (11.32%) Wiki
15 6 (11.32%) Windows Server
15 6 (11.32%) IT Asset Management

Help Desk Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (5.66%) IBM Notes
2 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.89%) IIS
3 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (50.94%) MS Office
2 16 (30.19%) MS Excel
3 5 (9.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (7.55%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.42%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.75%) VPN
1 11 (20.75%) WAN
2 10 (18.87%) Wireless
3 4 (7.55%) LAN
4 2 (3.77%) Firewall
4 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.89%) DHCP
5 1 (1.89%) DNS
5 1 (1.89%) Skype
5 1 (1.89%) SNMP
5 1 (1.89%) Telnet
5 1 (1.89%) WebEx
General
1 4 (7.55%) Advertising
1 4 (7.55%) German Language
2 3 (5.66%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.89%) Hindi Language
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) RSA SecurID
1 10 (18.87%) Smartphone
2 7 (13.21%) Data Centre
3 6 (11.32%) Wiki
4 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.55%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (73.58%) Windows
2 26 (49.06%) Windows 7
3 14 (26.42%) Android
4 13 (24.53%) Windows 10
5 11 (20.75%) Windows 8
6 9 (16.98%) Windows XP
7 6 (11.32%) Windows Server
8 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (18.87%) Incident Management
2 8 (15.09%) ITIL
3 7 (13.21%) Asset Management
3 7 (13.21%) Service Delivery
4 6 (11.32%) Change Management
4 6 (11.32%) IT Asset Management
4 6 (11.32%) ITIL V3
4 6 (11.32%) ITSM
5 5 (9.43%) Migration
6 4 (7.55%) Coaching
6 4 (7.55%) DNA
7 3 (5.66%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.89%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.89%) Network Management
8 1 (1.89%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.89%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) A+ Certification
1 1 (1.89%) CCNA
1 1 (1.89%) CCNP
1 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
1 1 (1.89%) MCSA
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (32.08%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (58.49%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.89%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) AirWatch
1 1 (1.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.53%) Apple
3 11 (20.75%) HP
4 10 (18.87%) Dell
4 10 (18.87%) Toshiba
5 4 (7.55%) Remedy
5 4 (7.55%) ServiceNow
6 3 (5.66%) Intel Security
6 3 (5.66%) Lotus
7 2 (3.77%) VMware
8 1 (1.89%) Citrix
8 1 (1.89%) Google
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Rate: £20k - 25k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago