The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support 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 Support Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Analyst
Rank 188 201 181
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 18 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.32% 0.23% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.25% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 9
Average daily rate
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£149 £225 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.88% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £162 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £263 £227
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £143 £135
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
Average hourly rate £19.75 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.84% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £21.75 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £24.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
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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
5239 6373 5699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.74% 93.31% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4042 4649 4243
Average daily rate £445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 114 148
Average hourly rate £17.25 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.94 £33.90 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Desktop Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Desktop Support Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Desktop Support 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 Support Analyst across the City of London region.

Desktop Support Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Desktop Support 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 Support Analyst across the City of London region.

Desktop Support Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 34 (73.91%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
3 23 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
5 16 (34.78%) MS Office
5 16 (34.78%) MS Excel
6 10 (21.74%) Blackberry
7 9 (19.57%) VMware
8 8 (17.39%) Finance
8 8 (17.39%) Windows XP
8 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
8 8 (17.39%) SCCM
9 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (15.22%) MCP
9 7 (15.22%) Citrix
9 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (13.04%) SLA
11 5 (10.87%) XenApp
11 5 (10.87%) iPhone
11 5 (10.87%) Cisco
11 5 (10.87%) ITIL
11 5 (10.87%) MCSA
11 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (10.87%) Reuters
11 5 (10.87%) Bloomberg
11 5 (10.87%) Legal
12 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
12 4 (8.70%) Document Management
13 3 (6.52%) Banking
13 3 (6.52%) AppSense

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 8 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.17%) WorkSite
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (34.78%) MS Office
1 16 (34.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) assyst
2 1 (2.17%) LatentZero
2 1 (2.17%) ReMetrica
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) DNS
1 3 (6.52%) LAN
1 3 (6.52%) WAN
1 3 (6.52%) DHCP
2 2 (4.35%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) Firewall
2 2 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (4.35%) BIG-IP
3 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.17%) VoIP
3 1 (2.17%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Legal
3 3 (6.52%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Law
4 2 (4.35%) Back Office
4 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Front Office
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) COM
2 1 (2.17%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) Blackberry
2 5 (10.87%) iPhone
3 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Handset
4 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.35%) CMDB
5 1 (2.17%) PDA
5 1 (2.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 34 (73.91%) Windows
2 23 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (17.39%) Windows XP
4 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.17%) Android
6 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.87%) ITIL
2 4 (8.70%) Document Management
3 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.35%) CRM
4 2 (4.35%) Network Management
4 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.35%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.17%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.17%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.17%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.17%) Change Control
5 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.17%) Investment Management
5 1 (2.17%) Time Management
5 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.17%) SQL
2 1 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) MCP
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.87%) MCSA
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.35%) CCNP
3 2 (4.35%) CCNA
3 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.35%) MCTS
4 1 (2.17%) MCDST
4 1 (2.17%) MCITP
4 1 (2.17%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.87%) XenApp
3 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.17%) vSphere
5 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) SCCM
2 2 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.57%) VMware
3 7 (15.22%) Citrix
4 5 (10.87%) Cisco
4 5 (10.87%) Reuters
4 5 (10.87%) Bloomberg
5 3 (6.52%) AppSense
6 2 (4.35%) F5
7 1 (2.17%) Verint
7 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.17%) Interwoven
7 1 (2.17%) CA
7 1 (2.17%) Lotus
7 1 (2.17%) Remedy
7 1 (2.17%) Adobe
7 1 (2.17%) Fidessa
7 1 (2.17%) HP