The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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 Cardiff 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Analyst
Rank 43 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.84% 0.60% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.64% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate £250 £173 £105
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.92% +64.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £13.13
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.66%
Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
332 156 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 92.48% 93.98% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 103 95
Average daily rate £375 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £213 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £421 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.16 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% +11.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £10.91 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Desktop Analyst
South Wales

Desktop Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

Desktop Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Desktop Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Desktop Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Desktop Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Desktop Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Desktop 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 Analyst in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (33.33%) MSI
2 1 (33.33%) InstallShield
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) CCA
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (33.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) AppSense
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region that cited Desktop 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 Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MSI
1 1 (33.33%) InstallShield
1 1 (33.33%) Wise Package Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) CCA
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (33.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) AppSense