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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Analyst
Rank 515 479 427
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 81 115 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.24% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.26% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 81 60
Average daily rate £158 £155 £161
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £121 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £264
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 70
Average hourly rate £21.75 £17.63 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.40% +10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £14.25 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.80 £24.75 £23.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.05 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+19.11% +20.33%
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
44628 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29078 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 0 52 £175 +9.37% 9
South East +13 11 £140 - 1
North West -13 5 £150 +50.00%
Yorkshire -19 4 £120 -
West Midlands -17 3 £140 -11.94% 1
South West +2 2 £125 +16.27% 1
East Midlands -13 2 £210 +7.69%
East of England -19 2 £165 -2.94% 2
Desktop Analyst
UK

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 137 (75.27%) Windows
2 95 (52.20%) Windows 7
3 87 (47.80%) Active Directory
4 72 (39.56%) Microsoft
5 63 (34.62%) MS Office
6 55 (30.22%) ITIL
7 49 (26.92%) Finance
8 46 (25.27%) Citrix
9 44 (24.18%) SCCM
10 40 (21.98%) Blackberry
11 37 (20.33%) Windows XP
12 36 (19.78%) Windows Server
13 28 (15.38%) Legal
14 27 (14.84%) Law
14 27 (14.84%) Microsoft Certification
14 27 (14.84%) Windows Server 2008
15 26 (14.29%) MS Excel
16 25 (13.74%) MS Exchange
17 24 (13.19%) MCP
17 24 (13.19%) MCSE
18 19 (10.44%) Windows Server 2003
19 18 (9.89%) Bloomberg
20 17 (9.34%) VMware
20 17 (9.34%) Exchange Server 2010
20 17 (9.34%) Windows 8
21 15 (8.24%) Office 365
21 15 (8.24%) XenApp
21 15 (8.24%) TCP/IP
22 14 (7.69%) Cisco
22 14 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (13.74%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (7.14%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.75%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.10%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 63 (34.62%) MS Office
2 26 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.65%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.10%) Acrobat
5 2 (1.10%) Adobe After Effects
5 2 (1.10%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (1.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.55%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.24%) Office 365
2 2 (1.10%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.24%) TCP/IP
2 11 (6.04%) LAN
3 10 (5.49%) WAN
4 5 (2.75%) DNS
4 5 (2.75%) VoIP
5 4 (2.20%) Firewall
5 4 (2.20%) Internet
5 4 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (2.20%) VPN
5 4 (2.20%) Wireless
6 3 (1.65%) DHCP
6 3 (1.65%) Skype
7 2 (1.10%) WebEx
8 1 (0.55%) Intranet
8 1 (0.55%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.55%) LDAP
8 1 (0.55%) Network Security
8 1 (0.55%) SAN
8 1 (0.55%) SSL
8 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.55%) GIS
1 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
General
1 49 (26.92%) Finance
2 28 (15.38%) Legal
3 27 (14.84%) Law
4 12 (6.59%) Banking
5 8 (4.40%) Investment Banking
6 7 (3.85%) Front Office
7 6 (3.30%) Back Office
8 5 (2.75%) Automotive
8 5 (2.75%) Billing
9 4 (2.20%) German Language
10 3 (1.65%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.65%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.55%) Advertising
11 1 (0.55%) Local Government
11 1 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.10%) COM
2 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 40 (21.98%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.95%) Fat Client
2 9 (4.95%) Thin Client
3 8 (4.40%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.75%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.20%) iPhone
7 3 (1.65%) iPad
7 3 (1.65%) PDA
8 2 (1.10%) BYOD
8 2 (1.10%) SecurID
8 2 (1.10%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.55%) Handset
9 1 (0.55%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 137 (75.27%) Windows
2 95 (52.20%) Windows 7
3 37 (20.33%) Windows XP
4 36 (19.78%) Windows Server
5 27 (14.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (10.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (9.34%) Windows 8
8 9 (4.95%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (3.30%) Mac OS X
9 6 (3.30%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.75%) Android
11 4 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.65%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.10%) Linux
13 2 (1.10%) Unix
13 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.10%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.55%) Debian
14 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.55%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (30.22%) ITIL
2 10 (5.49%) Asset Management
3 8 (4.40%) Incident Management
3 8 (4.40%) Service Delivery
3 8 (4.40%) Service Management
4 7 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (3.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (3.30%) ITSM
6 5 (2.75%) Online Security
6 5 (2.75%) Problem Management
7 4 (2.20%) Document Management
7 4 (2.20%) Migration
8 3 (1.65%) Change Management
8 3 (1.65%) Investment Management
8 3 (1.65%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (1.65%) Software Deployment
9 2 (1.10%) Business Continuity Management
9 2 (1.10%) ITIL V3
9 2 (1.10%) Security Patching
9 2 (1.10%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.20%) PowerShell
1 4 (2.20%) VBA
2 3 (1.65%) Java
3 1 (0.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (14.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (13.19%) MCP
2 24 (13.19%) MCSE
3 13 (7.14%) MCDST
4 4 (2.20%) A+ Certification
4 4 (2.20%) Degree
4 4 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.65%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.10%) MCITP
6 2 (1.10%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.55%) CCNA
7 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.55%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.55%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 87 (47.80%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.24%) XenApp
3 10 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.40%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.10%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.10%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.10%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.10%) Xen
7 1 (0.55%) Firmware
7 1 (0.55%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.55%) UAG
7 1 (0.55%) vSphere
7 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (24.18%) SCCM
2 4 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.10%) Casper Suite
3 2 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.10%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 72 (39.56%) Microsoft
2 46 (25.27%) Citrix
3 18 (9.89%) Bloomberg
4 17 (9.34%) VMware
5 14 (7.69%) Cisco
6 13 (7.14%) Dell
7 11 (6.04%) Reuters
8 9 (4.95%) HP
9 8 (4.40%) Remedy
10 7 (3.85%) Apple
11 6 (3.30%) Symantec
12 5 (2.75%) FactSet
12 5 (2.75%) Fidessa
12 5 (2.75%) ServiceNow
13 4 (2.20%) Adobe
13 4 (2.20%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.65%) Canon
14 3 (1.65%) Intel Security
14 3 (1.65%) Lotus
15 2 (1.10%) iManage