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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Analyst
Rank 440 411 405
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 139 141 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.33% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 54 61
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£155 £174 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.79% -0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £135 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £307 £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 55 37
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £22.90 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -15.62%
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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -1 67 £158 -25.88% 6
South East -38 22 £150 -9.09% 1
East of England +2 19 £160 -
West Midlands +1 14 £130 -
South West -27 7 £108 -17.30% 1
East Midlands +12 6 £110 -
North West -10 2 £130 -
Yorkshire -11 2 - -
Desktop Analyst
UK

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 218 (80.44%) Windows
2 147 (54.24%) Windows 7
3 135 (49.82%) MS Office
4 123 (45.39%) Active Directory
5 96 (35.42%) Microsoft
6 93 (34.32%) Windows XP
7 61 (22.51%) ITIL
8 58 (21.40%) Blackberry
9 50 (18.45%) MS Excel
10 49 (18.08%) Citrix
11 44 (16.24%) MS Exchange
12 42 (15.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 33 (12.18%) Finance
14 31 (11.44%) TCP/IP
15 29 (10.70%) Windows Server 2003
16 28 (10.33%) Lotus
16 28 (10.33%) IBM Notes
17 27 (9.96%) SCCM
18 26 (9.59%) SLA
19 25 (9.23%) VMware
20 23 (8.49%) Banking
20 23 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
21 21 (7.75%) LAN
22 19 (7.01%) MCP
23 17 (6.27%) iPhone
23 17 (6.27%) Windows 8
24 16 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
24 16 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2003
25 15 (5.54%) Back Office
25 15 (5.54%) Symantec

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 44 (16.24%) MS Exchange
2 28 (10.33%) IBM Notes
3 16 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.69%) Lync
6 8 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.58%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.11%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.37%) WorkSite
Applications
1 135 (49.82%) MS Office
2 50 (18.45%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.37%) MS Project
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.74%) assyst
3 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.37%) Agresso
3 1 (0.37%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.37%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.37%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.37%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.21%) Office 365
2 2 (0.74%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.44%) TCP/IP
2 21 (7.75%) LAN
3 15 (5.54%) WAN
4 10 (3.69%) DHCP
4 10 (3.69%) DNS
5 9 (3.32%) VPN
6 5 (1.85%) VoIP
7 4 (1.48%) Internet
7 4 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (1.48%) IP Telephony
7 4 (1.48%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (1.11%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.11%) NAS
8 3 (1.11%) Firewall
8 3 (1.11%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.74%) LDAP
9 2 (0.74%) Broadband
9 2 (0.74%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.37%) Wireless
10 1 (0.37%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.37%) MS Access
2 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Dreamweaver
General
1 33 (12.18%) Finance
2 23 (8.49%) Banking
3 15 (5.54%) Back Office
4 10 (3.69%) Legal
5 8 (2.95%) Law
6 6 (2.21%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.85%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.48%) Mandarin Language
8 4 (1.48%) Cantonese Language
8 4 (1.48%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.11%) Military
10 2 (0.74%) Retail
10 2 (0.74%) Front Office
11 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.74%) COM
2 1 (0.37%) WAP
2 1 (0.37%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 58 (21.40%) Blackberry
2 17 (6.27%) iPhone
3 16 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.95%) iPad
4 8 (2.95%) Handset
5 7 (2.58%) PDA
6 5 (1.85%) NHS
7 3 (1.11%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.11%) Statistics
7 3 (1.11%) FMCG
8 2 (0.74%) CMDB
8 2 (0.74%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.74%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.74%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.74%) SecurID
8 2 (0.74%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.37%) Clustering
9 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 218 (80.44%) Windows
2 147 (54.24%) Windows 7
3 93 (34.32%) Windows XP
4 42 (15.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (10.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (6.27%) Windows 8
7 14 (5.17%) Windows Vista
8 12 (4.43%) Android
9 11 (4.06%) Linux
10 10 (3.69%) Mac OS X
11 9 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (3.32%) Apple iOS
12 8 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (2.58%) CentOS
14 4 (1.48%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.48%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.74%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (22.51%) ITIL
2 9 (3.32%) Asset Management
3 8 (2.95%) Service Delivery
3 8 (2.95%) Incident Management
4 7 (2.58%) Service Management
4 7 (2.58%) Migration
5 6 (2.21%) CRM
5 6 (2.21%) Problem Management
6 5 (1.85%) Software Distribution
7 4 (1.48%) Time Management
7 4 (1.48%) ERP
7 4 (1.48%) Project Management
7 4 (1.48%) Document Management
8 3 (1.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (1.11%) Business Continuity
8 3 (1.11%) Configuration Management
8 3 (1.11%) Network Management
8 3 (1.11%) ITSM
8 3 (1.11%) Software Deployment
9 2 (0.74%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.17%) Java
2 7 (2.58%) SQL
2 7 (2.58%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.74%) VBScript
4 1 (0.37%) VB
4 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (7.01%) MCP
3 13 (4.80%) Degree
4 11 (4.06%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.32%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.58%) Dell Certification
7 6 (2.21%) MCSE
7 6 (2.21%) MCSA
8 4 (1.48%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.74%) CCNP
9 2 (0.74%) CCNA
9 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.74%) MCTS
9 2 (0.74%) MCITP
10 1 (0.37%) MOS
10 1 (0.37%) MCDST
10 1 (0.37%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.59%) SLA
2 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.37%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 123 (45.39%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.80%) XenApp
3 10 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.48%) Firmware
4 4 (1.48%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.74%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.37%) Xen
6 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.37%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.37%) vSphere
6 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (9.96%) SCCM
2 4 (1.48%) WSUS
3 3 (1.11%) SCOM
3 3 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.74%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.74%) FreeIPA
5 1 (0.37%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.37%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 96 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 49 (18.08%) Citrix
3 28 (10.33%) Lotus
4 25 (9.23%) VMware
5 15 (5.54%) Symantec
6 14 (5.17%) Apple
7 13 (4.80%) Dell
8 10 (3.69%) Cisco
9 8 (2.95%) HP
9 8 (2.95%) Bloomberg
10 7 (2.58%) Reuters
10 7 (2.58%) Oracle
11 6 (2.21%) Adobe
11 6 (2.21%) Avaya
11 6 (2.21%) Remedy
11 6 (2.21%) LANDesk
11 6 (2.21%) AppSense
11 6 (2.21%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.85%) Wyse
13 4 (1.48%) McAfee
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