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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Analyst
Rank 141 174 183
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 12 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.27% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.29% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 14
Average daily rate £225 £160 £244
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -34.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £271
UK excluding London average daily rate £128 £143 £145
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.72% -11.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+34.37% +4.91%
Desktop Support Analyst
London

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
3005 4884 5656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.52% 95.00% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 3750 4065
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 81 91
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.06% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 2016, 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 19 (76.00%) ITIL
2 18 (72.00%) Windows
3 15 (60.00%) Finance
3 15 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 14 (56.00%) MS Office
5 12 (48.00%) SCCM
6 11 (44.00%) Citrix
6 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
7 9 (36.00%) Blackberry
7 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (36.00%) MCP
7 9 (36.00%) MCSE
7 9 (36.00%) MCDST
7 9 (36.00%) XenApp
7 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (32.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (24.00%) Bloomberg
9 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
10 5 (20.00%) Fidessa
10 5 (20.00%) FactSet
11 3 (12.00%) ServiceNow
11 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
11 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
12 2 (8.00%) Smartphone
12 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 2 (8.00%) Office 365
12 2 (8.00%) Remedy
12 2 (8.00%) BYOD

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (56.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) Acrobat
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (4.00%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (4.00%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) LAN
1 2 (8.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) DHCP
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) LDAP
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) VoIP
2 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 15 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Back Office
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Front Office
3 1 (4.00%) Law
3 1 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.00%) BYOD
2 2 (8.00%) Smartphone
2 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.00%) iPad
3 1 (4.00%) iPhone
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (32.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.00%) Android
6 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.00%) Debian
6 1 (4.00%) Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.00%) ITSM
3 2 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.00%) Build Automation
4 1 (4.00%) CRM
4 1 (4.00%) Document Management
4 1 (4.00%) E-Procurement
4 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.00%) Information Security
4 1 (4.00%) Investment Management
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.00%) Migration
4 1 (4.00%) Release Management
4 1 (4.00%) Security Patching
4 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (36.00%) MCDST
1 9 (36.00%) MCP
1 9 (36.00%) MCSE
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (36.00%) XenApp
3 1 (4.00%) Firmware
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (48.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Citrix
2 6 (24.00%) Bloomberg
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.00%) FactSet
3 5 (20.00%) Fidessa
4 3 (12.00%) ServiceNow
5 2 (8.00%) Apple
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco
5 2 (8.00%) Dell
5 2 (8.00%) Remedy
6 1 (4.00%) Adobe
6 1 (4.00%) BMC
6 1 (4.00%) MobileIron
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.00%) SAP
6 1 (4.00%) Symantec
6 1 (4.00%) VMware