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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Engineer
Rank 46 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Engineer 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.45% 0.97% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 1.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£240 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £140 £150
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £25.45 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.19% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.54
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.62%
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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
405 193 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 91.42% 93.24% 91.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 101 161
Average daily rate £375 £280 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.80% -18.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 20
Average hourly rate £26.83 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.86% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £14.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.00 £31.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 2015, 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows XP
3 9 (81.82%) Citrix
3 9 (81.82%) SC Cleared
3 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
3 9 (81.82%) SCCM
3 9 (81.82%) Blackberry
4 8 (72.73%) Windows Vista
5 7 (63.64%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (63.64%) AppSense
5 7 (63.64%) CA
5 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
5 7 (63.64%) Lumension
6 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
7 5 (45.45%) MS Office
7 5 (45.45%) Software Deployment
8 4 (36.36%) SLA
9 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
10 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
11 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
11 1 (9.09%) TQM
11 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (9.09%) Finance
11 1 (9.09%) Migration
11 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
11 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (9.09%) XenApp
11 1 (9.09%) SMS
11 1 (9.09%) DHCP
11 1 (9.09%) DNS

Desktop Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 5 (45.45%) MS Office
2 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (9.09%) SMS
1 1 (9.09%) DHCP
1 1 (9.09%) DNS
1 1 (9.09%) 3G
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 9 (81.82%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
2 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Windows XP
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Vista
4 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Software Deployment
2 1 (9.09%) TQM
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) SC Cleared
1 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (81.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Citrix
2 7 (63.64%) AppSense
2 7 (63.64%) CA
2 7 (63.64%) Lumension
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft