The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Lancashire region that had Desktop Support Engineer 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
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank - 50 37
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 0 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 0.22% 3.67%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.25% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Median daily rate - - £210
UK excluding London median daily rate £138 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.18 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+4.67% -
Desktop Support Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
422 407 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 95.48% 91.05% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 244 267
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 44 47
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.88 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.38% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.71 £32.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Lancashire region that featured Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

Desktop Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Desktop Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the Lancashire region.

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Desktop Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the Lancashire region.

Desktop Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Desktop Support 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 Lancashire region featuring Desktop Support Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) SMS
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenServer
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing

Desktop Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) SMS
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) AppSense
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) VMware