The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Engineer was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey 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
South East / Surrey
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 98 93
Rank change year-on-year +10 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Engineer 1 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.085% 0.38% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.40% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £125 £150 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £118 £150 £200
% change year-on-year -21.66% -25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
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 Surrey. 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
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1113 1250 1383
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 94.24% 96.15% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 722 813 749
Median daily rate £425 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.40% +10.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £229 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £540 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 100 61
Median hourly rate £14.75 £30.00 £25.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.83% +16.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.76 £51.00 £50.00
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 Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Engineer in Surrey

Help Desk Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Help Desk Engineer in Surrey

Help Desk Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Engineer in Surrey

Help Desk Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey 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
Egham - 1 £125 -
Help Desk Engineer
South East

Help Desk Engineer Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

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 Surrey region featuring Help Desk Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Android
2 2 (50.00%) Lotus
2 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365

Help Desk Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 2 (50.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Android
2 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Apple
1 2 (50.00%) Lotus
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware