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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Analyst
Rank 452 407 396
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 138 158 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.33% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.36% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 68 66
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£153 £175 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £314 £235
UK excluding London average daily rate £136 £150 £170
% change year-on-year
-9.16% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 45 41
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.70 £24.60 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £13.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -19.11%
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
48343 44497 46623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.69% 92.87% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 30757 27460 26825
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1984 1944 2328
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -35 66 £160 -11.11% 13
South East -27 22 £204 +16.42% 1
West Midlands -12 13 £140 -6.66% 4
East of England -9 11 £110 -35.29%
East Midlands +12 10 £110 -
South West -35 8 £195 +62.50% 1
North West - 4 £110 -
Yorkshire -4 3 - - 1
North East -40 1 - -
Desktop Analyst
UK

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 237 (84.04%) Windows
2 168 (59.57%) Windows 7
3 145 (51.42%) MS Office
4 141 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 112 (39.72%) Microsoft
6 105 (37.23%) Windows XP
7 71 (25.18%) ITIL
8 69 (24.47%) MS Excel
9 57 (20.21%) Blackberry
10 56 (19.86%) MS Exchange
11 51 (18.09%) Citrix
12 44 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 33 (11.70%) Finance
14 30 (10.64%) SCCM
15 29 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
16 27 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
17 26 (9.22%) Windows 8
18 25 (8.87%) TCP/IP
19 23 (8.16%) LAN
19 23 (8.16%) VMware
20 22 (7.80%) SLA
21 21 (7.45%) Lotus
21 21 (7.45%) IBM Notes
22 20 (7.09%) MCP
23 19 (6.74%) Windows Vista
23 19 (6.74%) iPhone
24 17 (6.03%) Apple iOS
24 17 (6.03%) Apple
25 16 (5.67%) Symantec
25 16 (5.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 56 (19.86%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.45%) IBM Notes
3 16 (5.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 16 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.84%) Lync
7 6 (2.13%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.06%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.71%) WorkSite
9 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 145 (51.42%) MS Office
2 69 (24.47%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.35%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.35%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.71%) Cerner Millennium
2 2 (0.71%) assyst
3 1 (0.35%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.35%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.13%) Office 365
2 2 (0.71%) SaaS
3 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.87%) TCP/IP
2 23 (8.16%) LAN
3 15 (5.32%) WAN
4 12 (4.26%) DHCP
4 12 (4.26%) VPN
5 10 (3.55%) DNS
6 7 (2.48%) VoIP
6 7 (2.48%) Wireless
7 5 (1.77%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.42%) Internet
9 3 (1.06%) NAS
9 3 (1.06%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.71%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (0.71%) Firewall
10 2 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.71%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.35%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.35%) SAN
11 1 (0.35%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Toad
General
1 33 (11.70%) Finance
2 14 (4.96%) Legal
3 12 (4.26%) Law
3 12 (4.26%) Banking
4 11 (3.90%) Back Office
5 4 (1.42%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.42%) Mandarin Language
5 4 (1.42%) Cantonese Language
6 3 (1.06%) Military
7 2 (0.71%) Retail
7 2 (0.71%) 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
Miscellaneous
1 57 (20.21%) Blackberry
2 19 (6.74%) iPhone
3 14 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.90%) Handset
5 9 (3.19%) iPad
6 7 (2.48%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.48%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.48%) PDA
7 6 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.77%) NHS
9 3 (1.06%) FMCG
9 3 (1.06%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.35%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.35%) Statistics
10 1 (0.35%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.35%) Life Science
10 1 (0.35%) CMDB
10 1 (0.35%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 237 (84.04%) Windows
2 168 (59.57%) Windows 7
3 105 (37.23%) Windows XP
4 44 (15.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (9.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (9.22%) Windows 8
7 19 (6.74%) Windows Vista
8 17 (6.03%) Apple iOS
9 12 (4.26%) Android
9 12 (4.26%) Mac OS X
10 6 (2.13%) Mac OS
10 6 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.06%) Windows Phone
11 3 (1.06%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.35%) UNIX
12 1 (0.35%) Linux
12 1 (0.35%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.35%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (25.18%) ITIL
2 10 (3.55%) Asset Management
3 8 (2.84%) Service Management
3 8 (2.84%) Incident Management
4 7 (2.48%) Service Delivery
5 6 (2.13%) ITSM
6 5 (1.77%) Business Continuity
6 5 (1.77%) Problem Management
6 5 (1.77%) Software Deployment
6 5 (1.77%) Software Distribution
7 4 (1.42%) Project Management
7 4 (1.42%) Document Management
8 3 (1.06%) Validation
8 3 (1.06%) Migration
8 3 (1.06%) CRM
8 3 (1.06%) ERP
8 3 (1.06%) Configuration Management
8 3 (1.06%) Time Management
8 3 (1.06%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (1.06%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.84%) Java
2 7 (2.48%) SQL
3 5 (1.77%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.71%) VBScript
5 1 (0.35%) VB
5 1 (0.35%) VBA
5 1 (0.35%) C
5 1 (0.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (10.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (7.09%) MCP
3 13 (4.61%) Degree
4 12 (4.26%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.55%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.84%) MCSE
7 7 (2.48%) Dell Certification
8 5 (1.77%) MCSA
8 5 (1.77%) MCDST
9 4 (1.42%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.06%) MCTS
11 2 (0.71%) MCITP
11 2 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.71%) CCNP
11 2 (0.71%) CCNA
11 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.35%) MOS
12 1 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.80%) SLA
2 2 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 141 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.61%) XenApp
3 11 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.48%) Terminal Services
5 5 (1.77%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.42%) Firmware
7 3 (1.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.71%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.35%) Xen
9 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (10.64%) SCCM
2 5 (1.77%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.71%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.71%) WSUS
4 2 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.35%) SCOM
5 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 112 (39.72%) Microsoft
2 51 (18.09%) Citrix
3 23 (8.16%) VMware
4 21 (7.45%) Lotus
5 17 (6.03%) Apple
6 16 (5.67%) Symantec
7 15 (5.32%) Cisco
8 11 (3.90%) Dell
8 11 (3.90%) Bloomberg
9 9 (3.19%) Remedy
9 9 (3.19%) HP
10 7 (2.48%) Oracle
10 7 (2.48%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.77%) McAfee
11 5 (1.77%) Reuters
11 5 (1.77%) AppSense
12 4 (1.42%) CA
13 3 (1.06%) Avaya
13 3 (1.06%) SAP
13 3 (1.06%) Adobe
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