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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Analyst
Rank 455 427 439
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 116 133 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.28% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.30% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 78 36
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£163 £165 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £110 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £170 £150
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 31
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.18 £21.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-10.44% +13.55%
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
44983 44038 38289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.38% 92.58% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 28518 27637 22590
Average daily rate £400 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1844 1948
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £42.00
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 2 June 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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -15 45 £160 +3.22% 15
South East -13 24 £150 -10.44% 6
North West -4 14 £220 - 1
South West -7 10 £100 -53.48%
North East - 7 £100 -
East of England +1 5 £175 +2.94% 1
East Midlands -7 4 £215 +30.30% 1
West Midlands -8 4 £80 -45.76% 2
Yorkshire -22 3 £118 +17.50% 1
Desktop Analyst
UK

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 161 (76.67%) Windows
2 119 (56.67%) Windows 7
3 93 (44.29%) Active Directory
4 89 (42.38%) Microsoft
5 69 (32.86%) MS Office
6 59 (28.10%) ITIL
7 43 (20.48%) Windows XP
8 38 (18.10%) Blackberry
9 31 (14.76%) MS Excel
10 30 (14.29%) Citrix
10 30 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (13.33%) SCCM
12 25 (11.90%) MS Exchange
13 22 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (10.48%) SLA
14 21 (10.00%) TCP/IP
14 21 (10.00%) Windows 8
15 19 (9.05%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (7.62%) LAN
16 16 (7.62%) Finance
16 16 (7.62%) Security Cleared
17 15 (7.14%) WAN
18 13 (6.19%) MCP
18 13 (6.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 13 (6.19%) Symantec
19 12 (5.71%) Banking
19 12 (5.71%) MCDST
20 11 (5.24%) Problem Management
20 11 (5.24%) VMware
20 11 (5.24%) Linux

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 25 (11.90%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (4.76%) IBM Notes
4 8 (3.81%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.33%) CMS
6 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.95%) Lync
8 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.48%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 69 (32.86%) MS Office
2 31 (14.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.76%) Office 365
2 1 (0.48%) IaaS
2 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 16 (7.62%) LAN
3 15 (7.14%) WAN
4 11 (5.24%) VPN
5 7 (3.33%) DNS
6 5 (2.38%) Firewall
6 5 (2.38%) Wireless
6 5 (2.38%) VoIP
6 5 (2.38%) DHCP
7 2 (0.95%) UMTS
7 2 (0.95%) GPRS
7 2 (0.95%) GSM
7 2 (0.95%) Extranet
7 2 (0.95%) 3G
7 2 (0.95%) 2G
7 2 (0.95%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (0.95%) LTE
7 2 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.95%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) MSI
General
1 16 (7.62%) Finance
2 12 (5.71%) Banking
3 10 (4.76%) Retail
4 9 (4.29%) Law
4 9 (4.29%) Legal
5 7 (3.33%) Back Office
6 5 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.95%) Front Office
7 2 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.48%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.95%) X-Windows
1 2 (0.95%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.48%) LINQ
2 1 (0.48%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.48%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.10%) Blackberry
2 8 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.38%) iPhone
4 4 (1.90%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.90%) Fat Client
5 3 (1.43%) Statistics
5 3 (1.43%) PDA
5 3 (1.43%) iPad
5 3 (1.43%) NHS
6 2 (0.95%) Handset
6 2 (0.95%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.95%) Mathematics
6 2 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.95%) SecurID
7 1 (0.48%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.48%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 161 (76.67%) Windows
2 119 (56.67%) Windows 7
3 43 (20.48%) Windows XP
4 30 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 19 (9.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (5.24%) Linux
8 9 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (3.81%) Mac OS X
10 7 (3.33%) Android
10 7 (3.33%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.86%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.90%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.95%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (28.10%) ITIL
2 11 (5.24%) Problem Management
3 8 (3.81%) Service Management
4 7 (3.33%) Document Management
4 7 (3.33%) Migration
5 6 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (2.86%) Asset Management
5 6 (2.86%) Investment Management
6 4 (1.90%) Service Delivery
6 4 (1.90%) ITSM
6 4 (1.90%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (1.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (1.90%) Incident Management
7 3 (1.43%) Change Control
7 3 (1.43%) Server Building
7 3 (1.43%) Change Management
7 3 (1.43%) CRM
8 2 (0.95%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.95%) Project Management
8 2 (0.95%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.29%) SQL
2 6 (2.86%) Java
3 2 (0.95%) Python
3 2 (0.95%) PHP
3 2 (0.95%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.48%) C
4 1 (0.48%) VB
4 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (7.62%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.19%) MCP
4 12 (5.71%) MCDST
5 10 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.86%) A+ Certification
6 6 (2.86%) MCSE
7 5 (2.38%) MCITP
7 5 (2.38%) Degree
8 4 (1.90%) IBM Certification
9 3 (1.43%) MOS
9 3 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.43%) MCSA
10 2 (0.95%) MCTS
11 1 (0.48%) DCSE
11 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.48%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.48%) QA
2 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 93 (44.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.38%) vSphere
3 5 (2.38%) XenApp
4 3 (1.43%) Xen
4 3 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.48%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.48%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.48%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 28 (13.33%) SCCM
2 5 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.95%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.95%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.48%) SCOM
4 1 (0.48%) WSUS
4 1 (0.48%) DameWare
4 1 (0.48%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.48%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 89 (42.38%) Microsoft
2 30 (14.29%) Citrix
3 13 (6.19%) Symantec
4 11 (5.24%) VMware
4 11 (5.24%) Cisco
5 10 (4.76%) Lotus
6 9 (4.29%) Dell
7 8 (3.81%) Apple
8 7 (3.33%) Bloomberg
8 7 (3.33%) Remedy
9 6 (2.86%) Reuters
10 5 (2.38%) Avaya
10 5 (2.38%) HP
11 4 (1.90%) IBM
11 4 (1.90%) Adobe
11 4 (1.90%) Sophos
11 4 (1.90%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.43%) Mitel
12 3 (1.43%) Google
12 3 (1.43%) Wyse
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