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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Analyst
Rank 456 413 415
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 133 148 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 67 60
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£160 £180 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £136 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £375 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £143 £170 £170
% change year-on-year
-16.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 45 55
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £133.00 £24.60 £22.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -3.33%
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
47502 44109 49177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.02% 92.81% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29572 26954 28107
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £237 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1898 1931 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -18 69 £160 -15.78% 12
South East -13 19 £145 -42.00% 2
East of England -27 10 £110 -42.85% 1
East Midlands +13 8 £115 - 2
West Midlands -14 8 £180 +30.90% 2
Yorkshire +6 7 - - 2
South West -34 7 £195 +39.28% 3
North West -5 5 £131 -
North East - - - -
Desktop Analyst
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Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 234 (82.98%) Windows
2 161 (57.09%) Windows 7
3 144 (51.06%) Active Directory
4 128 (45.39%) MS Office
5 112 (39.72%) Microsoft
6 106 (37.59%) Windows XP
7 72 (25.53%) ITIL
8 62 (21.99%) MS Excel
9 54 (19.15%) MS Exchange
10 53 (18.79%) Blackberry
11 52 (18.44%) Citrix
12 40 (14.18%) Finance
13 34 (12.06%) Windows Server 2008
14 32 (11.35%) SCCM
15 29 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (9.22%) VMware
17 25 (8.87%) Windows 8
18 24 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
19 23 (8.16%) Legal
20 21 (7.45%) Lotus
20 21 (7.45%) LAN
20 21 (7.45%) IBM Notes
20 21 (7.45%) MCP
21 19 (6.74%) TCP/IP
21 19 (6.74%) SLA
21 19 (6.74%) Windows Vista
21 19 (6.74%) iPhone
21 19 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
22 17 (6.03%) Apple iOS
23 16 (5.67%) Cisco

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (19.15%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.45%) IBM Notes
3 19 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (5.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.48%) Lync
6 7 (2.48%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.42%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (1.42%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.35%) IIS
8 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 128 (45.39%) MS Office
2 62 (21.99%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.35%) MS Project
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.35%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 5 (1.77%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (1.42%) Misys Midas
2 4 (1.42%) assyst
3 2 (0.71%) Cerner Millennium
4 1 (0.35%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.35%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.84%) Office 365
2 2 (0.71%) SaaS
2 2 (0.71%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.45%) LAN
2 19 (6.74%) TCP/IP
3 11 (3.90%) VPN
4 10 (3.55%) WAN
4 10 (3.55%) IP Telephony
5 9 (3.19%) DHCP
5 9 (3.19%) DNS
5 9 (3.19%) Wireless
6 8 (2.84%) VoIP
6 8 (2.84%) Internet
7 3 (1.06%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.71%) Firewall
8 2 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.71%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.71%) Nortel Meridian
8 2 (0.71%) NAS
8 2 (0.71%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.35%) Broadband
9 1 (0.35%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.35%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.35%) MS Access
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.71%) MSI
2 1 (0.35%) Toad
General
1 40 (14.18%) Finance
2 23 (8.16%) Legal
3 15 (5.32%) Law
4 12 (4.26%) Banking
5 6 (2.13%) Retail
5 6 (2.13%) Back Office
5 6 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.42%) Mandarin Language
6 4 (1.42%) Cantonese Language
7 3 (1.06%) Military
7 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Front Office
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.35%) French Language
8 1 (0.35%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.35%) Flash
1 1 (0.35%) WAP
1 1 (0.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 53 (18.79%) Blackberry
2 19 (6.74%) iPhone
3 13 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.90%) Handset
5 10 (3.55%) iPad
6 9 (3.19%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.48%) Fat Client
7 7 (2.48%) PDA
7 7 (2.48%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.77%) NHS
9 4 (1.42%) Firmware
10 3 (1.06%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.06%) FMCG
11 2 (0.71%) CMDB
12 1 (0.35%) Statistics
12 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
12 1 (0.35%) Life Science
12 1 (0.35%) Smartcard
12 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 234 (82.98%) Windows
2 161 (57.09%) Windows 7
3 106 (37.59%) Windows XP
4 34 (12.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (8.87%) Windows 8
6 24 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (6.74%) Windows Vista
8 17 (6.03%) Apple iOS
9 12 (4.26%) Mac OS X
9 12 (4.26%) Android
10 6 (2.13%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.77%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.71%) Linux
12 2 (0.71%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.35%) UNIX
13 1 (0.35%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.35%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (25.53%) ITIL
2 11 (3.90%) Service Management
3 8 (2.84%) ITSM
4 7 (2.48%) Asset Management
4 7 (2.48%) Service Delivery
4 7 (2.48%) Incident Management
5 6 (2.13%) Change Management
5 6 (2.13%) Project Management
6 5 (1.77%) Problem Management
6 5 (1.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (1.77%) Software Deployment
7 4 (1.42%) Software Distribution
7 4 (1.42%) Time Management
7 4 (1.42%) Mentoring
7 4 (1.42%) Configuration Management
7 4 (1.42%) Document Management
7 4 (1.42%) Migration
7 4 (1.42%) Business Continuity
8 3 (1.06%) Coaching
8 3 (1.06%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.13%) SQL
2 3 (1.06%) Java
3 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.35%) C
4 1 (0.35%) C#
4 1 (0.35%) VBScript
4 1 (0.35%) VB
4 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (7.45%) MCP
3 13 (4.61%) Degree
3 13 (4.61%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.26%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.13%) MCSE
5 6 (2.13%) MCSA
6 5 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.77%) MCDST
7 4 (1.42%) MCTS
7 4 (1.42%) A+ Certification
7 4 (1.42%) Dell Certification
8 3 (1.06%) MCITP
9 2 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.71%) CCNP
9 2 (0.71%) CCNA
9 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.35%) MOS
10 1 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.74%) SLA
2 2 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 144 (51.06%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.19%) Terminal Services
3 9 (3.19%) XenApp
4 5 (1.77%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.42%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (1.06%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.35%) vSphere
7 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (11.35%) SCCM
2 6 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.71%) WSUS
5 1 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.35%) DameWare
5 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 112 (39.72%) Microsoft
2 52 (18.44%) Citrix
3 26 (9.22%) VMware
4 21 (7.45%) Lotus
5 16 (5.67%) Apple
5 16 (5.67%) Cisco
6 12 (4.26%) HP
6 12 (4.26%) Symantec
7 11 (3.90%) Remedy
8 10 (3.55%) Dell
9 9 (3.19%) Bloomberg
10 6 (2.13%) Altiris
11 5 (1.77%) Oracle
11 5 (1.77%) Interwoven
12 4 (1.42%) Avaya
12 4 (1.42%) CA
12 4 (1.42%) PeopleSoft
12 4 (1.42%) SAP
12 4 (1.42%) AppSense
12 4 (1.42%) Reuters
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