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 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 Analyst
Rank 176 180 169
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 15 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.30% 0.37% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.39% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 10
Average daily rate
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£163 £240 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.29% +17.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £163 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £270 £241
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £140 £130
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +6.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.40 £18.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £23.80 £22.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +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
4727 5633 5247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.25% 93.65% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3634 4089 3933
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 91 131
Average hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £30.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst across the City of London region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

Desktop Support Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 January 2015, 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 27 (75.00%) Windows
2 19 (52.78%) Windows 7
3 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
4 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 13 (36.11%) MS Excel
6 11 (30.56%) MS Office
7 8 (22.22%) VMware
7 8 (22.22%) SCCM
8 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (19.44%) Blackberry
9 6 (16.67%) MCP
10 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
10 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
10 5 (13.89%) SLA
10 5 (13.89%) Cisco
10 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (13.89%) Legal
10 5 (13.89%) Finance
11 4 (11.11%) XenApp
11 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (11.11%) LAN
11 4 (11.11%) WAN
11 4 (11.11%) MCSA
12 3 (8.33%) ITIL
12 3 (8.33%) Citrix
12 3 (8.33%) Law
12 3 (8.33%) AppSense
12 3 (8.33%) Document Management
13 2 (5.56%) BIG-IP

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.78%) WorkSite
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (36.11%) MS Excel
2 11 (30.56%) MS Office
3 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) assyst
2 1 (2.78%) ReMetrica
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) LAN
1 4 (11.11%) WAN
2 2 (5.56%) BIG-IP
2 2 (5.56%) Firewall
2 2 (5.56%) DHCP
2 2 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (2.78%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (13.89%) Legal
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Law
3 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 2 (5.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) COM
2 1 (2.78%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) iPhone
4 1 (2.78%) Handset
4 1 (2.78%) iPad
4 1 (2.78%) CMDB
4 1 (2.78%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 27 (75.00%) Windows
2 19 (52.78%) Windows 7
3 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (13.89%) Windows XP
4 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.78%) Android
5 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (8.33%) ITIL
1 3 (8.33%) Document Management
2 2 (5.56%) Incident Management
2 2 (5.56%) Network Management
2 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.78%) CRM
3 1 (2.78%) Service Management
3 1 (2.78%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (2.78%) Change Control
3 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.78%) Investment Management
3 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (16.67%) MCP
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (11.11%) MCSA
4 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.56%) CCNP
4 2 (5.56%) CCNA
5 1 (2.78%) MCSE
5 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.78%) MCTS
5 1 (2.78%) MCITP
5 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.89%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) XenApp
3 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.78%) vSphere
4 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.22%) VMware
3 5 (13.89%) Cisco
4 3 (8.33%) Citrix
4 3 (8.33%) AppSense
5 2 (5.56%) F5
5 2 (5.56%) Reuters
5 2 (5.56%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.78%) Polycom