The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Support Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Aberdeen region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Support Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Aberdeen 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Analyst
Rank 20 27 27
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 2 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 1.68% 1.53% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 1.66% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £150 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £135 £121
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +11.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £14.10
% change year-on-year
+13.79% +2.83%
Job Titles Category
Aberdeen
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
112 181 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Aberdeen 94.12% 92.35% 88.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 80 73
Average daily rate £325 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £208 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.77 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.82% -5.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £10.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.17 £39.20 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Desktop Support Analyst
Scotland

Desktop Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

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

Desktop Support Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Aberdeen

Desktop Support Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Desktop Support Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Desktop Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

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

Desktop Support Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Aberdeen

Desktop Support Analyst
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Aberdeen

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Desktop Support Analyst 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 Analyst in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) Remedy
3 2 (40.00%) SLA
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Data Management
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
3 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange

Desktop Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Aberdeen by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Aberdeen region that cited Desktop Support Analyst 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 Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Change Management
1 2 (40.00%) Data Management
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Remedy