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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Analyst
Rank 431 394 404
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 127 148 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.36% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 59 52
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£160 £168 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £153 £145 £140
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 68 36
Average hourly rate £16.93 £16.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.15% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £12.18 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £22.45 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
42937 40749 37644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.46% 92.65% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27345 24737 21780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £232 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1683 1811 2275
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.51 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 64 £160 -11.11% 5
East of England +15 28 £170 -29.46% 3
South East -22 16 £140 -17.64% 1
West Midlands +6 8 £159 +44.54%
South West -13 5 £108 -17.30% 3
East Midlands +11 2 £195 +85.71%
North West -16 2 £130 -13.33%
Desktop Analyst
UK

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 206 (79.54%) Windows
2 141 (54.44%) Windows 7
3 114 (44.02%) MS Office
4 111 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 94 (36.29%) Microsoft
6 80 (30.89%) Windows XP
7 68 (26.25%) ITIL
8 55 (21.24%) Blackberry
9 50 (19.31%) Windows Server 2008
10 46 (17.76%) MS Excel
11 45 (17.37%) Citrix
12 34 (13.13%) Windows Server 2003
12 34 (13.13%) Finance
13 32 (12.36%) MS Exchange
14 31 (11.97%) TCP/IP
15 27 (10.42%) SCCM
15 27 (10.42%) SLA
15 27 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
16 25 (9.65%) Lotus
16 25 (9.65%) IBM Notes
16 25 (9.65%) VMware
16 25 (9.65%) Banking
17 24 (9.27%) MCP
18 20 (7.72%) Symantec
19 19 (7.34%) LAN
19 19 (7.34%) Windows 8
20 17 (6.56%) Java
21 15 (5.79%) WAN
21 15 (5.79%) Back Office
22 14 (5.41%) Degree

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 32 (12.36%) MS Exchange
2 25 (9.65%) IBM Notes
3 11 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (3.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 10 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.32%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.93%) Lync
7 3 (1.16%) CMS
7 3 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.77%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.39%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.39%) TeamSite
Applications
1 114 (44.02%) MS Office
2 46 (17.76%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.77%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.39%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.39%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) assyst
2 1 (0.39%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.39%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.39%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.93%) Office 365
2 2 (0.77%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.39%) IaaS
3 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.97%) TCP/IP
2 19 (7.34%) LAN
3 15 (5.79%) WAN
4 12 (4.63%) DNS
4 12 (4.63%) VPN
5 9 (3.47%) DHCP
6 7 (2.70%) Firewall
7 6 (2.32%) VoIP
8 4 (1.54%) Wireless
8 4 (1.54%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.16%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (1.16%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.16%) NAS
9 3 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.77%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.77%) Broadband
10 2 (0.77%) LDAP
10 2 (0.77%) Internet
10 2 (0.77%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.39%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
General
1 34 (13.13%) Finance
2 25 (9.65%) Banking
3 15 (5.79%) Back Office
4 11 (4.25%) Legal
5 8 (3.09%) Law
6 7 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.93%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.93%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.16%) Mandarin Language
8 3 (1.16%) Cantonese Language
8 3 (1.16%) Military
9 2 (0.77%) Front Office
9 2 (0.77%) Retail
10 1 (0.39%) Advertising
10 1 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.77%) COM
1 2 (0.77%) X-Windows
1 2 (0.77%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 55 (21.24%) Blackberry
2 14 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.86%) iPhone
4 8 (3.09%) iPad
5 6 (2.32%) NHS
5 6 (2.32%) PDA
6 4 (1.54%) SecurID
6 4 (1.54%) FMCG
7 3 (1.16%) Statistics
7 3 (1.16%) Handset
7 3 (1.16%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.77%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.77%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.77%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.39%) Life Science
9 1 (0.39%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.39%) CMDB
9 1 (0.39%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.39%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 206 (79.54%) Windows
2 141 (54.44%) Windows 7
3 80 (30.89%) Windows XP
4 50 (19.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (13.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (7.34%) Windows 8
7 14 (5.41%) Windows Vista
8 12 (4.63%) Linux
8 12 (4.63%) Mac OS X
9 10 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (3.09%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.70%) CentOS
11 7 (2.70%) Android
12 3 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.77%) UNIX
13 2 (0.77%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.77%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.77%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (26.25%) ITIL
2 9 (3.47%) Migration
2 9 (3.47%) Incident Management
3 8 (3.09%) Asset Management
4 7 (2.70%) Problem Management
4 7 (2.70%) Service Delivery
5 6 (2.32%) Service Management
6 5 (1.93%) CRM
7 4 (1.54%) ERP
7 4 (1.54%) Project Management
7 4 (1.54%) Software Distribution
8 3 (1.16%) Network Management
8 3 (1.16%) Change Control
8 3 (1.16%) Investment Management
8 3 (1.16%) Time Management
8 3 (1.16%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (1.16%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (1.16%) Document Management
8 3 (1.16%) ITSM
9 2 (0.77%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.56%) Java
2 12 (4.63%) SQL
3 7 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.77%) PHP
4 2 (0.77%) VBScript
4 2 (0.77%) Python
5 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (9.27%) MCP
3 14 (5.41%) Degree
4 12 (4.63%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.86%) MCSE
6 8 (3.09%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.70%) Dell Certification
7 7 (2.70%) MCSA
8 5 (1.93%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.54%) MOS
9 4 (1.54%) MCITP
10 3 (1.16%) MCTS
10 3 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.77%) CCNP
11 2 (0.77%) CCNA
11 2 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.77%) IBM Certification
11 2 (0.77%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.39%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 111 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.63%) XenApp
3 9 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.54%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.16%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.16%) Firmware
6 2 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.39%) Xen
7 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (10.42%) SCCM
2 6 (2.32%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.54%) WSUS
3 4 (1.54%) SCOM
4 2 (0.77%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.77%) FreeIPA
5 1 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.39%) DameWare
5 1 (0.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 94 (36.29%) Microsoft
2 45 (17.37%) Citrix
3 25 (9.65%) Lotus
3 25 (9.65%) VMware
4 20 (7.72%) Symantec
5 14 (5.41%) Cisco
6 11 (4.25%) Dell
7 10 (3.86%) Apple
8 8 (3.09%) Avaya
8 8 (3.09%) HP
9 7 (2.70%) Bloomberg
9 7 (2.70%) Oracle
10 6 (2.32%) LANDesk
10 6 (2.32%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.93%) AppSense
11 5 (1.93%) Reuters
11 5 (1.93%) Adobe
12 4 (1.54%) SAP
12 4 (1.54%) McAfee
12 4 (1.54%) Wyse
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