The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 22 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Analyst
Rank 167 211 186
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 33 20 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.56% 0.27% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.29% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 18
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£178 £185 £204
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% -9.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £100 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £175 £166
% change year-on-year
-17.14% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 18
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.54% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £22.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.10 £25.20 £22.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
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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 City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5419 6815 7234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.99% 92.61% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 4995 5252
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 150 173
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Desktop Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Desktop Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Desktop Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Desktop Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Desktop Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Desktop Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Desktop Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Desktop Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Desktop Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Desktop Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 40 (78.43%) Windows
2 27 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 27 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 18 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 18 (35.29%) MS Office
4 16 (31.37%) MS Excel
5 15 (29.41%) Finance
6 13 (25.49%) Windows XP
6 13 (25.49%) MS Exchange
7 10 (19.61%) Citrix
8 9 (17.65%) Blackberry
8 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (15.69%) SCCM
9 8 (15.69%) Bloomberg
10 7 (13.73%) ITIL
11 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (11.76%) Cisco
11 6 (11.76%) VMware
12 5 (9.80%) iPhone
12 5 (9.80%) Reuters
12 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (7.84%) Financial Institution
13 4 (7.84%) DHCP
13 4 (7.84%) DNS
13 4 (7.84%) MCP
13 4 (7.84%) SQL
13 4 (7.84%) Business Continuity
13 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (5.88%) MCTS
14 3 (5.88%) Degree

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 13 (25.49%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.92%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.92%) WorkSite
4 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (35.29%) MS Office
2 16 (31.37%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (1.96%) LatentZero
1 1 (1.96%) ReMetrica
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) DHCP
1 4 (7.84%) DNS
2 2 (3.92%) Internet
2 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.92%) WAN
2 2 (3.92%) LAN
3 1 (1.96%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (1.96%) VoIP
3 1 (1.96%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.96%) VPN
3 1 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
General
1 15 (29.41%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.88%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Law
3 3 (5.88%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Front Office
4 1 (1.96%) Back Office
4 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Flash
1 1 (1.96%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 5 (9.80%) iPhone
3 2 (3.92%) CMDB
3 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.96%) PDA
4 1 (1.96%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.96%) Handset
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
4 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.96%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 40 (78.43%) Windows
2 27 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 13 (25.49%) Windows XP
4 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.96%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.73%) ITIL
2 4 (7.84%) Business Continuity
3 3 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 3 (5.88%) Document Management
3 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 2 (3.92%) Validation
4 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.96%) Investment Management
5 1 (1.96%) Software Testing
5 1 (1.96%) Change Control
5 1 (1.96%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (1.96%) CRM
5 1 (1.96%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.96%) Migration
5 1 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.96%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.84%) MCP
3 3 (5.88%) MCTS
3 3 (5.88%) Degree
4 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.92%) MCSA
5 1 (1.96%) MCDST
5 1 (1.96%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.96%) vSphere
3 1 (1.96%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.96%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 18 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 10 (19.61%) Citrix
3 8 (15.69%) Bloomberg
4 6 (11.76%) Cisco
4 6 (11.76%) VMware
5 5 (9.80%) Reuters
6 2 (3.92%) HP
6 2 (3.92%) Lotus
7 1 (1.96%) Verint
7 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.96%) Tradeweb
7 1 (1.96%) Interwoven
7 1 (1.96%) Cerner
7 1 (1.96%) CA
7 1 (1.96%) NetApp
7 1 (1.96%) Adobe
7 1 (1.96%) Fidessa
7 1 (1.96%) Dell
7 1 (1.96%) Remedy
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