The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Analyst
Rank 453 379 405
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 137 124 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.29% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.31% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 59 82
Average daily rate £160 £175 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £130 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £300 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 48
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £11.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.80 £22.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £13.13
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.66%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Desktop Analyst
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -21 71 £150 -20.52% 8
South East -8 26 £165 +1.53% 8
East of England -25 14 £170 -
South West -17 8 £205 +49.09% 1
East Midlands -5 5 £135 - 1
West Midlands -15 5 £140 - 1
North West -17 4 £150 +16.50% 1
Yorkshire -20 4 - - 3
North East -26 1 - -
Desktop Analyst
UK

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 252 (88.42%) Windows
2 193 (67.72%) Windows 7
3 146 (51.23%) MS Office
4 142 (49.82%) Microsoft
5 134 (47.02%) Active Directory
6 126 (44.21%) Windows XP
7 61 (21.40%) Citrix
8 59 (20.70%) Finance
9 57 (20.00%) Blackberry
10 56 (19.65%) ITIL
11 55 (19.30%) MS Excel
12 45 (15.79%) SCCM
13 43 (15.09%) MS Exchange
14 37 (12.98%) TCP/IP
15 34 (11.93%) VPN
16 31 (10.88%) Lotus
16 31 (10.88%) IBM Notes
17 30 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
18 28 (9.82%) Banking
19 26 (9.12%) SLA
19 26 (9.12%) LAN
20 24 (8.42%) Apple
21 21 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
22 19 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
22 19 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
22 19 (6.67%) Legal
23 18 (6.32%) Mac OS X
23 18 (6.32%) Symantec
23 18 (6.32%) VMware
24 17 (5.96%) Internet

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 43 (15.09%) MS Exchange
2 31 (10.88%) IBM Notes
3 19 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.46%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.75%) Lync
7 4 (1.40%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.70%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 146 (51.23%) MS Office
2 55 (19.30%) MS Excel
3 16 (5.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.46%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.05%) MS Project
6 1 (0.35%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (2.11%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (1.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.70%) assyst
4 1 (0.35%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.35%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.46%) Office 365
2 2 (0.70%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 37 (12.98%) TCP/IP
2 34 (11.93%) VPN
3 26 (9.12%) LAN
4 17 (5.96%) Internet
5 15 (5.26%) WAN
6 14 (4.91%) Wireless
7 11 (3.86%) DNS
8 7 (2.46%) IP Telephony
8 7 (2.46%) VLAN
8 7 (2.46%) DHCP
9 6 (2.11%) PBX
9 6 (2.11%) VoIP
10 4 (1.40%) Firewall
11 3 (1.05%) Extranet
11 3 (1.05%) Intranet
11 3 (1.05%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.70%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (0.70%) Nortel Meridian
12 2 (0.70%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.40%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.35%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (2.81%) MSI
2 1 (0.35%) Ant
General
1 59 (20.70%) Finance
2 28 (9.82%) Banking
3 19 (6.67%) Legal
4 14 (4.91%) Law
5 12 (4.21%) Back Office
6 10 (3.51%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.11%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.40%) Front Office
8 4 (1.40%) Local Government
8 4 (1.40%) Retail
8 4 (1.40%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.05%) French Language
10 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.70%) Advertising
11 1 (0.35%) Games
11 1 (0.35%) German Language
11 1 (0.35%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.35%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.35%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.86%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.40%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.35%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 57 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 13 (4.56%) iPhone
3 9 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (2.81%) PDA
4 8 (2.81%) iPad
5 5 (1.75%) NHS
6 3 (1.05%) GIS
7 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.70%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.70%) Statistics
7 2 (0.70%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.70%) CMDB
7 2 (0.70%) Handset
8 1 (0.35%) IVR
8 1 (0.35%) Equities
8 1 (0.35%) Derivative
8 1 (0.35%) SCADA
8 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 252 (88.42%) Windows
2 193 (67.72%) Windows 7
3 126 (44.21%) Windows XP
4 30 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (6.32%) Mac OS X
7 11 (3.86%) Android
8 8 (2.81%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.11%) Linux
9 6 (2.11%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.75%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.75%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (1.05%) NetWare
12 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.35%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (19.65%) ITIL
2 16 (5.61%) Migration
3 14 (4.91%) ITSM
4 12 (4.21%) Service Management
4 12 (4.21%) Incident Management
5 10 (3.51%) Software Deployment
6 9 (3.16%) Asset Management
6 9 (3.16%) Service Delivery
7 7 (2.46%) Change Management
7 7 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (2.46%) ERP
8 6 (2.11%) Project Management
9 5 (1.75%) Time Management
9 5 (1.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (1.40%) Risk Management
10 4 (1.40%) Document Management
11 3 (1.05%) Investment Management
11 3 (1.05%) Security Management
12 2 (0.70%) CRM
12 2 (0.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.86%) SQL
2 7 (2.46%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.11%) C
3 6 (2.11%) Java
4 5 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (7.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (4.56%) ITIL Certification
3 12 (4.21%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.51%) MCSE
5 9 (3.16%) Degree
5 9 (3.16%) MCP
6 4 (1.40%) MCSA
7 3 (1.05%) MCTS
7 3 (1.05%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.70%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.70%) HND
9 1 (0.35%) MCITP
9 1 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.35%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.12%) SLA
2 5 (1.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.35%) QA
3 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 134 (47.02%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.46%) XenApp
4 5 (1.75%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.70%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 45 (15.79%) SCCM
2 14 (4.91%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (2.81%) WSUS
4 6 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (1.40%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.35%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.35%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.35%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.35%) DameWare
6 1 (0.35%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 142 (49.82%) Microsoft
2 61 (21.40%) Citrix
3 31 (10.88%) Lotus
4 24 (8.42%) Apple
5 18 (6.32%) Symantec
5 18 (6.32%) VMware
6 15 (5.26%) LANDesk
7 13 (4.56%) HP
8 12 (4.21%) Cisco
9 10 (3.51%) Altiris
10 9 (3.16%) Remedy
10 9 (3.16%) Nortel
11 8 (2.81%) Oracle
12 7 (2.46%) MobileIron
13 6 (2.11%) NEC
13 6 (2.11%) Bloomberg
14 5 (1.75%) AppSense
14 5 (1.75%) Reuters
14 5 (1.75%) Dell
15 4 (1.40%) Interwoven
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