The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Lancashire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 31 35 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 19 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.38% 0.73% -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.94% 0.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£211 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £135 £128
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.77 £14.88
% change year-on-year
+1.45% +6.01%
Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
385 246 407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 88.71% 89.78% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 107 235
Average daily rate £360 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £212 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £350 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 39 25
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £33.45 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Desktop Support Engineer
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Desktop Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer in the job title across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Desktop Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region that cited Desktop Support Engineer 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 Desktop Support Engineer in their job title.

1 33 (94.29%) Windows
2 30 (85.71%) Windows XP
3 27 (77.14%) Windows 7
4 25 (71.43%) Security Cleared
4 25 (71.43%) Citrix
5 24 (68.57%) SC Cleared
6 23 (65.71%) MS Office
7 22 (62.86%) Active Directory
8 21 (60.00%) Windows Vista
8 21 (60.00%) Software Deployment
9 20 (57.14%) SCCM
10 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
11 18 (51.43%) Blackberry
12 16 (45.71%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (45.71%) AppSense
12 16 (45.71%) SLA
12 16 (45.71%) CA
12 16 (45.71%) Lumension
13 11 (31.43%) TQM
14 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (22.86%) DNS
15 8 (22.86%) 3G
16 7 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (20.00%) DHCP
16 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
17 6 (17.14%) Fat Client
17 6 (17.14%) Thin Client
18 4 (11.43%) SMS
19 3 (8.57%) Smartcard
20 2 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region that cited Desktop Support Engineer 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 Desktop Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 23 (65.71%) MS Office
2 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.71%) MS Project
2 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) DNS
1 8 (22.86%) 3G
2 7 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (20.00%) DHCP
3 4 (11.43%) SMS
4 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.86%) LAN
5 1 (2.86%) VPN
5 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 18 (51.43%) Blackberry
2 6 (17.14%) Fat Client
2 6 (17.14%) Thin Client
3 3 (8.57%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 33 (94.29%) Windows
2 30 (85.71%) Windows XP
3 27 (77.14%) Windows 7
4 21 (60.00%) Windows Vista
5 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (60.00%) Software Deployment
2 11 (31.43%) TQM
3 1 (2.86%) Service Management
3 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.86%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 25 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 24 (68.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (45.71%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (62.86%) Active Directory
2 16 (45.71%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (57.14%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (71.43%) Citrix
2 19 (54.29%) Microsoft
3 16 (45.71%) AppSense
3 16 (45.71%) CA
3 16 (45.71%) Lumension
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