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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Analyst
Rank 433 426 390
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 146 126 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.29% 0.26% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.28% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 55 75
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£160 £175 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £130 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £375 £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £175 £163
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 55
Average hourly rate £15.75 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.25% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £13.88 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £23.75 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.61% +6.89%
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
46312 45019 50103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.74% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27333 28780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1956 2521
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 +16 72 £160 -8.57% 7
South East +7 30 £160 -50.76% 6
South West -26 11 £225 +55.17%
West Midlands -8 8 £180 +30.90%
East of England -16 8 £96 -50.00% 1
East Midlands +12 5 £118 -
Yorkshire -3 5 - - 3
North West -7 4 £153 - 1
North East - - - -
Desktop Analyst
UK

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 225 (81.52%) Windows
2 154 (55.80%) Windows 7
3 151 (54.71%) Active Directory
4 118 (42.75%) MS Office
5 110 (39.86%) Microsoft
6 101 (36.59%) Windows XP
7 72 (26.09%) ITIL
8 63 (22.83%) MS Excel
9 54 (19.57%) MS Exchange
9 54 (19.57%) Blackberry
10 49 (17.75%) Citrix
11 37 (13.41%) Finance
12 33 (11.96%) SCCM
13 32 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
14 27 (9.78%) VMware
15 24 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
15 24 (8.70%) LAN
16 23 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (8.33%) Windows 8
17 22 (7.97%) Apple
17 22 (7.97%) TCP/IP
17 22 (7.97%) Legal
18 21 (7.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 21 (7.61%) Lotus
18 21 (7.61%) IBM Notes
18 21 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010
19 20 (7.25%) SLA
20 18 (6.52%) Cisco
21 17 (6.16%) Mac OS X
21 17 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 54 (19.57%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 21 (7.61%) IBM Notes
2 21 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (2.90%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.54%) Lync
7 4 (1.45%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (1.45%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.36%) IIS
8 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 118 (42.75%) MS Office
2 63 (22.83%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.72%) MS Project
4 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.36%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 1 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 5 (1.81%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.45%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.72%) assyst
4 1 (0.36%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.36%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.36%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.26%) Office 365
2 2 (0.72%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (8.70%) LAN
2 22 (7.97%) TCP/IP
3 12 (4.35%) VPN
3 12 (4.35%) WAN
3 12 (4.35%) Wireless
4 10 (3.62%) IP Telephony
4 10 (3.62%) DNS
5 8 (2.90%) DHCP
5 8 (2.90%) VoIP
5 8 (2.90%) Internet
6 2 (0.72%) Nortel Meridian
6 2 (0.72%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.72%) NAS
6 2 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.36%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.36%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.36%) FTP
7 1 (0.36%) SAN
7 1 (0.36%) Intranet
7 1 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.72%) MSI
2 1 (0.36%) Toad
General
1 37 (13.41%) Finance
2 22 (7.97%) Legal
3 15 (5.43%) Law
4 12 (4.35%) Banking
5 6 (2.17%) Retail
5 6 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.45%) Back Office
6 4 (1.45%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.72%) Advertising
7 2 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.72%) Cantonese Language
8 1 (0.36%) French Language
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Front Office
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.45%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.36%) Flash
2 1 (0.36%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (19.57%) Blackberry
2 17 (6.16%) iPhone
3 11 (3.99%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (3.99%) Handset
4 6 (2.17%) PDA
4 6 (2.17%) Thin Client
4 6 (2.17%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.17%) iPad
5 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.09%) NHS
6 2 (0.72%) Firmware
6 2 (0.72%) CMDB
7 1 (0.36%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.36%) Smartcard
7 1 (0.36%) SCADA
7 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.36%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 225 (81.52%) Windows
2 154 (55.80%) Windows 7
3 101 (36.59%) Windows XP
4 32 (11.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 23 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (6.16%) Windows Vista
6 17 (6.16%) Mac OS X
7 14 (5.07%) Android
7 14 (5.07%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.17%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.09%) Linux
10 3 (1.09%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X Server
11 2 (0.72%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.36%) UNIX
12 1 (0.36%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (26.09%) ITIL
2 11 (3.99%) Service Management
2 11 (3.99%) Service Delivery
3 8 (2.90%) ITSM
4 7 (2.54%) Asset Management
5 6 (2.17%) Incident Management
5 6 (2.17%) Software Deployment
6 5 (1.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (1.81%) Document Management
6 5 (1.81%) Project Management
6 5 (1.81%) Change Management
7 4 (1.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (1.45%) Configuration Management
7 4 (1.45%) Migration
7 4 (1.45%) Business Continuity
8 3 (1.09%) Time Management
8 3 (1.09%) ITIL V3
8 3 (1.09%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (0.72%) Problem Management
9 2 (0.72%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.17%) SQL
2 2 (0.72%) C
2 2 (0.72%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.36%) C#
3 1 (0.36%) Java
3 1 (0.36%) VBScript
3 1 (0.36%) VB
3 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (5.43%) MCP
3 13 (4.71%) Degree
4 11 (3.99%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.62%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.81%) MCDST
6 5 (1.81%) MCSE
6 5 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.45%) MCTS
8 2 (0.72%) Dell Certification
8 2 (0.72%) MCSA
8 2 (0.72%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.36%) MOS
9 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.36%) MCITP
9 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (7.25%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 151 (54.71%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.62%) Terminal Services
4 8 (2.90%) XenApp
5 5 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.45%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.36%) vSphere
8 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 33 (11.96%) SCCM
2 9 (3.26%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (1.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.36%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.36%) DameWare
Vendors
1 110 (39.86%) Microsoft
2 49 (17.75%) Citrix
3 27 (9.78%) VMware
4 22 (7.97%) Apple
5 21 (7.61%) Lotus
6 18 (6.52%) Cisco
7 14 (5.07%) Symantec
8 13 (4.71%) HP
9 12 (4.35%) Remedy
10 11 (3.99%) Altiris
11 10 (3.62%) Bloomberg
12 8 (2.90%) Dell
13 5 (1.81%) Interwoven
13 5 (1.81%) Reuters
14 4 (1.45%) CA
14 4 (1.45%) PeopleSoft
15 3 (1.09%) Oracle
15 3 (1.09%) Nortel
15 3 (1.09%) Avaya
15 3 (1.09%) AppSense
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