The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Analyst
Rank 465 439 418
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 115 137 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.27% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.29% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 63 61
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£175 £160 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £112 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £199 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £165 £145
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 41 43
Average hourly rate £16.55 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.30% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.16 £13.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.65 £21.00 £20.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +12.28%
Desktop Analyst
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46773 47492 40766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.43% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28857 29311 23960
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1929 2115
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

Desktop Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Desktop Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in England

Desktop Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Desktop Analyst Daily Rate Trend in England

Desktop Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Desktop Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in England

Desktop Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Desktop Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in England

Desktop Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Desktop Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Desktop Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -23 40 £175 +16.66% 7
South East -30 18 £140 -15.15% 2
North West -3 17 £215 +43.33%
East of England +20 15 £175 +2.94% 1
South West +3 7 £100 -51.21% 1
North East +9 5 £100 -
East Midlands +5 5 £188 +38.88%
West Midlands -16 4 £180 +28.57%
Yorkshire -17 4 £118 -
Desktop Analyst
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Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 182 (77.78%) Windows
2 119 (50.85%) Windows 7
3 99 (42.31%) Active Directory
4 95 (40.60%) Microsoft
5 84 (35.90%) MS Office
6 52 (22.22%) ITIL
7 51 (21.79%) Windows XP
8 45 (19.23%) Blackberry
9 38 (16.24%) Citrix
10 31 (13.25%) SCCM
11 29 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 27 (11.54%) SLA
13 26 (11.11%) MS Excel
14 25 (10.68%) MS Exchange
15 24 (10.26%) Finance
16 23 (9.83%) Windows 8
17 21 (8.97%) VMware
18 20 (8.55%) Windows Server 2003
18 20 (8.55%) Linux
18 20 (8.55%) TCP/IP
19 19 (8.12%) Banking
20 17 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
21 14 (5.98%) Mac OS X
21 14 (5.98%) Security Cleared
22 13 (5.56%) Lotus
22 13 (5.56%) IBM Notes
22 13 (5.56%) MCP
23 12 (5.13%) LAN
23 12 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
23 12 (5.13%) Law

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 25 (10.68%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.56%) IBM Notes
3 12 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (2.99%) CMS
4 7 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (2.99%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.71%) Lync
7 3 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.85%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.43%) TeamSite
Applications
1 84 (35.90%) MS Office
2 26 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.71%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) MS Project
5 1 (0.43%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Agresso
1 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.43%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.43%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.42%) Office 365
2 2 (0.85%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.43%) IaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (8.55%) TCP/IP
2 12 (5.13%) LAN
3 10 (4.27%) WAN
3 10 (4.27%) VPN
4 9 (3.85%) DNS
5 6 (2.56%) VoIP
5 6 (2.56%) DHCP
5 6 (2.56%) Firewall
6 5 (2.14%) Wireless
7 3 (1.28%) 3G
8 2 (0.85%) Extranet
8 2 (0.85%) UMTS
8 2 (0.85%) LDAP
8 2 (0.85%) GPRS
8 2 (0.85%) GSM
8 2 (0.85%) 2G
8 2 (0.85%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.85%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.85%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.85%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Dreamweaver
General
1 24 (10.26%) Finance
2 19 (8.12%) Banking
3 12 (5.13%) Law
4 11 (4.70%) Legal
5 8 (3.42%) Back Office
6 7 (2.99%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.71%) Retail
9 3 (1.28%) Front Office
10 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.43%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.85%) COM
1 2 (0.85%) X-Windows
1 2 (0.85%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.43%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.43%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 45 (19.23%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.56%) iPhone
4 5 (2.14%) iPad
4 5 (2.14%) NHS
5 4 (1.71%) SecurID
6 3 (1.28%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.28%) PDA
6 3 (1.28%) Statistics
6 3 (1.28%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.85%) Handset
7 2 (0.85%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.85%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.85%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.43%) Clustering
8 1 (0.43%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 182 (77.78%) Windows
2 119 (50.85%) Windows 7
3 51 (21.79%) Windows XP
4 29 (12.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (9.83%) Windows 8
6 20 (8.55%) Linux
6 20 (8.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (5.98%) Mac OS X
8 9 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (3.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.99%) Apple iOS
10 7 (2.99%) CentOS
11 6 (2.56%) Windows Vista
12 5 (2.14%) Android
13 4 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.85%) UNIX
14 2 (0.85%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (22.22%) ITIL
2 10 (4.27%) Problem Management
3 9 (3.85%) Migration
4 8 (3.42%) Document Management
5 7 (2.99%) Service Delivery
5 7 (2.99%) Incident Management
5 7 (2.99%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (2.14%) Service Management
7 4 (1.71%) Asset Management
7 4 (1.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (1.71%) Change Control
8 3 (1.28%) Project Management
8 3 (1.28%) CRM
9 2 (0.85%) Configuration Management
9 2 (0.85%) Workflow
9 2 (0.85%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (0.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (0.85%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (0.85%) Software Engineering
9 2 (0.85%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.70%) SQL
2 9 (3.85%) Java
3 4 (1.71%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.85%) Python
4 2 (0.85%) PHP
5 1 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.98%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.56%) MCP
4 10 (4.27%) Degree
5 9 (3.85%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.99%) MCSE
7 5 (2.14%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.71%) IBM Certification
8 4 (1.71%) MCSA
9 3 (1.28%) MOS
9 3 (1.28%) MCDST
9 3 (1.28%) MCTS
9 3 (1.28%) MCITP
9 3 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.85%) Dell Certification
11 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.43%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.54%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 99 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.70%) XenApp
3 9 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (1.28%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.85%) vSphere
7 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.43%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 31 (13.25%) SCCM
2 5 (2.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.71%) SCOM
4 3 (1.28%) WSUS
5 2 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.85%) FreeIPA
6 1 (0.43%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.43%) DameWare
6 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 95 (40.60%) Microsoft
2 38 (16.24%) Citrix
3 21 (8.97%) VMware
4 13 (5.56%) Lotus
5 11 (4.70%) Symantec
6 10 (4.27%) Cisco
7 9 (3.85%) Dell
7 9 (3.85%) Apple
8 8 (3.42%) Remedy
9 7 (2.99%) Bloomberg
9 7 (2.99%) Avaya
10 6 (2.56%) Reuters
10 6 (2.56%) HP
10 6 (2.56%) LANDesk
11 5 (2.14%) Adobe
12 4 (1.71%) IBM
12 4 (1.71%) Wyse
13 3 (1.28%) Google
14 2 (0.85%) Altiris
14 2 (0.85%) Polycom
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