The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 40 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 14 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.23% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.93% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£155 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £141 £140
% change year-on-year
+9.73% +0.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.03 £13.87 £14.64
% change year-on-year
+8.32% -5.22%
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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
356 239 394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 82.03% 90.53% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 105 230
Average daily rate £350 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £216 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 34 24
Average hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £31.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.72% -53.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £50.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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
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 22 September 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 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 27 (87.10%) Windows XP
3 23 (74.19%) Citrix
4 22 (70.97%) Security Cleared
4 22 (70.97%) Windows 7
5 21 (67.74%) SC Cleared
6 19 (61.29%) Windows Vista
7 18 (58.06%) MS Office
8 17 (54.84%) SCCM
9 16 (51.61%) Software Deployment
9 16 (51.61%) Blackberry
10 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
11 14 (45.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (45.16%) AppSense
11 14 (45.16%) CA
11 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
11 14 (45.16%) Lumension
12 11 (35.48%) SLA
13 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (22.58%) DNS
14 7 (22.58%) DHCP
14 7 (22.58%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (22.58%) 3G
14 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (19.35%) Fat Client
15 6 (19.35%) TQM
15 6 (19.35%) Thin Client
16 3 (9.68%) SMS
17 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
17 2 (6.45%) Smartcard

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 18 (58.06%) MS Office
2 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (6.45%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) DHCP
1 7 (22.58%) DNS
1 7 (22.58%) 3G
1 7 (22.58%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (9.68%) SMS
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) LAN
4 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 16 (51.61%) Blackberry
2 6 (19.35%) Fat Client
2 6 (19.35%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.45%) Smartcard
3 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 27 (87.10%) Windows XP
3 22 (70.97%) Windows 7
4 19 (61.29%) Windows Vista
5 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) Software Deployment
2 6 (19.35%) TQM
3 1 (3.23%) ITSM
3 1 (3.23%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 22 (70.97%) Security Cleared
2 21 (67.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (35.48%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
2 14 (45.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (54.84%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (74.19%) Citrix
2 14 (45.16%) CA
2 14 (45.16%) AppSense
2 14 (45.16%) Lumension
2 14 (45.16%) Microsoft