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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 47 43 29
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.25% 0.47% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.50% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £240 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £140 £140
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £25.45 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.74% +72.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
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
377 397 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 95.44% 93.41% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 260 121
Average daily rate £400 £386 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +28.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £275 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 22 35
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.45 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.34% +64.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.38 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.00 £37.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Engineer within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burnley +21 1 - -
Desktop Support Engineer
North West

Desktop Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (20.00%) AppSense
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) SMS
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) XenServer
4 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) SMS
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (20.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) AppSense
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) VMware