The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support 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 Support Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Analyst
Rank 525 496 456
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 96 103 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.21% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 67 68
Average daily rate £160 £170 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £100 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £235 £218
UK excluding London average daily rate £140 £150 £165
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 21 35
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £12.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.55 £24.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
Desktop Support 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
48678 47959 46948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.75% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32103 29564 29088
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1381 1912 1941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Desktop Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Desktop Support Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in England

Desktop Support Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst across the England region.

Desktop Support Analyst Daily Rate Trend in England

Desktop Support Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Desktop Support Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in England

Desktop Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst across the England region.

Desktop Support Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in England

Desktop Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst across the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Desktop Support Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Desktop Support 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 Support Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 29 April 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 -15 36 £165 -5.71% 8
South East -11 19 £155 +10.71% 3
North West -12 15 £165 -23.25%
East of England +9 8 £151 +4.67%
Yorkshire +3 6 £165 +40.42%
South West -3 6 £129 +28.75%
West Midlands -11 4 £95 -
East Midlands +5 1 - - 1
North East -33 1 £190 +90.00%
Desktop Support Analyst
UK

Desktop Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Desktop Support 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 Support Analyst in their job title.

1 141 (79.66%) Windows
2 96 (54.24%) Active Directory
3 90 (50.85%) Windows 7
4 82 (46.33%) MS Office
5 81 (45.76%) Microsoft
6 65 (36.72%) ITIL
7 52 (29.38%) Citrix
8 43 (24.29%) Finance
9 41 (23.16%) Blackberry
10 39 (22.03%) SCCM
11 35 (19.77%) Windows XP
12 28 (15.82%) DNS
12 28 (15.82%) MCP
13 26 (14.69%) Office 365
14 25 (14.12%) MS Exchange
14 25 (14.12%) Windows Server
15 24 (13.56%) Cisco
16 23 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
16 23 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
17 20 (11.30%) XenApp
17 20 (11.30%) SLA
17 20 (11.30%) MCSE
18 19 (10.73%) TCP/IP
19 18 (10.17%) Law
19 18 (10.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 17 (9.60%) MS Excel
21 16 (9.04%) Windows Server 2003
21 16 (9.04%) Legal
21 16 (9.04%) MCDST
21 16 (9.04%) Banking

Desktop Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Desktop Support 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 Support Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (14.12%) MS Exchange
2 18 (10.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.82%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.13%) CMS
7 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.56%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 82 (46.33%) MS Office
2 17 (9.60%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.13%) assyst
2 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.56%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.69%) Office 365
2 3 (1.69%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.82%) DNS
2 19 (10.73%) TCP/IP
3 15 (8.47%) LAN
4 13 (7.34%) WAN
5 12 (6.78%) DHCP
6 9 (5.08%) VPN
7 7 (3.95%) Extranet
7 7 (3.95%) Internet
8 4 (2.26%) VoIP
9 3 (1.69%) Firewall
9 3 (1.69%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.69%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.13%) MPLS
10 2 (1.13%) SAN
11 1 (0.56%) 3G
11 1 (0.56%) PBX
11 1 (0.56%) SMS
11 1 (0.56%) SSL
11 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.56%) SQL Server
General
1 43 (24.29%) Finance
2 18 (10.17%) Law
3 16 (9.04%) Banking
3 16 (9.04%) Legal
4 10 (5.65%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.82%) Advertising
5 5 (2.82%) Back Office
5 5 (2.82%) Billing
6 4 (2.26%) Front Office
6 4 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.13%) French Language
8 1 (0.56%) International Banking
8 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.56%) Military
8 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.56%) .NET
1 1 (0.56%) CSS
1 1 (0.56%) HTML
1 1 (0.56%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 41 (23.16%) Blackberry
2 11 (6.21%) Fat Client
2 11 (6.21%) Thin Client
3 6 (3.39%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.26%) iPhone
5 3 (1.69%) PDA
6 2 (1.13%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.13%) Handset
6 2 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.56%) BYOD
7 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.56%) CMDB
7 1 (0.56%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.56%) iPad
7 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 141 (79.66%) Windows
2 90 (50.85%) Windows 7
3 35 (19.77%) Windows XP
4 25 (14.12%) Windows Server
5 23 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (9.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (6.78%) Windows 8
8 9 (5.08%) Apple iOS
9 8 (4.52%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (2.26%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.69%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.13%) Android
12 2 (1.13%) Unix
13 1 (0.56%) Debian
13 1 (0.56%) Linux
13 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (36.72%) ITIL
2 13 (7.34%) Service Management
3 10 (5.65%) Document Management
3 10 (5.65%) ITIL V3
4 9 (5.08%) Asset Management
5 8 (4.52%) Application Packaging
5 8 (4.52%) Incident Management
5 8 (4.52%) ITSM
5 8 (4.52%) Service Delivery
6 7 (3.95%) Problem Management
7 6 (3.39%) Change Management
8 5 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.82%) Software Licensing
9 4 (2.26%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.26%) Migration
10 3 (1.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (1.69%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (1.69%) Investment Management
10 3 (1.69%) Performance Optimisation
11 2 (1.13%) Contingency Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.39%) VBA
2 5 (2.82%) SQL
3 3 (1.69%) Java
4 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.56%) PHP
4 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (15.82%) MCP
2 23 (12.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (11.30%) MCSE
4 16 (9.04%) MCDST
5 12 (6.78%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.82%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.13%) MOS
7 2 (1.13%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.56%) Degree
8 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.30%) SLA
2 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 96 (54.24%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.30%) XenApp
3 8 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.52%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.26%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.69%) UAG
7 2 (1.13%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.13%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.56%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 39 (22.03%) SCCM
2 9 (5.08%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (3.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.69%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.13%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.13%) DameWare
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.56%) SCOM
6 1 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 81 (45.76%) Microsoft
2 52 (29.38%) Citrix
3 24 (13.56%) Cisco
4 14 (7.91%) VMware
5 13 (7.34%) Symantec
6 11 (6.21%) Bloomberg
7 9 (5.08%) HP
7 9 (5.08%) Remedy
7 9 (5.08%) Reuters
8 6 (3.39%) Altiris
8 6 (3.39%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.82%) Dell
10 4 (2.26%) Apple
10 4 (2.26%) AppSense
10 4 (2.26%) Sophos
11 3 (1.69%) Avaya
11 3 (1.69%) Canon
11 3 (1.69%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.69%) Google
11 3 (1.69%) Kaspersky
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