The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Desktop Support Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Analyst
Rank 526 512 443
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -69
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 88 112 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.23% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 70 86
Median daily rate £160 £150 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £100 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £228 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £133 £165 £170
% change year-on-year
-19.69% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 26 28
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £12.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.30 £22.25 £20.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.77%
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
46763 48174 46107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.70% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30926 30296 28951
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1336 1918 1967
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Desktop Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Desktop Support Analyst in the job title.

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 May 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 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 32 £165 +10.00% 6
South East -5 16 £140 -6.66% 2
North West -2 12 £135 -38.63% 2
East of England +14 9 £133 -24.28% 2
Yorkshire +12 5 £125 +6.38%
South West -11 5 £171 +71.25% 2
West Midlands -7 4 £95 -
East Midlands +13 3 - -
North East -44 2 £190 +90.00% 1
Desktop Support Analyst
UK

Desktop Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Desktop Support Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Desktop Support Analyst in the job title.

1 148 (84.57%) Windows
2 103 (58.86%) Active Directory
3 90 (51.43%) Windows 7
4 87 (49.71%) MS Office
5 79 (45.14%) Microsoft
6 67 (38.29%) ITIL
7 52 (29.71%) Citrix
8 48 (27.43%) Blackberry
9 45 (25.71%) Finance
10 41 (23.43%) SCCM
11 39 (22.29%) Windows XP
12 31 (17.71%) DNS
12 31 (17.71%) MCP
13 29 (16.57%) Microsoft Certification
14 27 (15.43%) MS Exchange
15 25 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 25 (14.29%) Office 365
16 23 (13.14%) XenApp
16 23 (13.14%) MCDST
16 23 (13.14%) Cisco
16 23 (13.14%) Law
16 23 (13.14%) Windows Server
17 22 (12.57%) Legal
17 22 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
18 21 (12.00%) MCSE
19 19 (10.86%) TCP/IP
20 18 (10.29%) SLA
21 16 (9.14%) Windows Server 2003
21 16 (9.14%) MS Excel
22 15 (8.57%) VMware

Desktop Support Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 27 (15.43%) MS Exchange
2 25 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (2.86%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.29%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.14%) CMS
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.57%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 87 (49.71%) MS Office
2 16 (9.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) assyst
2 1 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 25 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (1.14%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (17.71%) DNS
2 19 (10.86%) TCP/IP
3 14 (8.00%) LAN
4 12 (6.86%) DHCP
4 12 (6.86%) Extranet
4 12 (6.86%) WAN
5 10 (5.71%) VPN
6 7 (4.00%) Internet
7 3 (1.71%) Firewall
7 3 (1.71%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (1.71%) VoIP
8 2 (1.14%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.14%) MPLS
8 2 (1.14%) SAN
9 1 (0.57%) 3G
9 1 (0.57%) PBX
9 1 (0.57%) SMS
9 1 (0.57%) SSL
9 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.57%) SQL Server
General
1 45 (25.71%) Finance
2 23 (13.14%) Law
3 22 (12.57%) Legal
4 12 (6.86%) Banking
5 8 (4.57%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.86%) Advertising
6 5 (2.86%) Billing
7 4 (2.29%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.71%) Front Office
9 2 (1.14%) Back Office
9 2 (1.14%) French Language
10 1 (0.57%) International Banking
10 1 (0.57%) Military
10 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.57%) .NET
1 1 (0.57%) CSS
1 1 (0.57%) HTML
1 1 (0.57%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 48 (27.43%) Blackberry
2 13 (7.43%) Smartphone
3 11 (6.29%) Fat Client
3 11 (6.29%) Thin Client
4 7 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.43%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.86%) iPhone
7 4 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.14%) CMDB
8 2 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.14%) Handset
8 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.57%) BYOD
9 1 (0.57%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.57%) PDA
9 1 (0.57%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 148 (84.57%) Windows
2 90 (51.43%) Windows 7
3 39 (22.29%) Windows XP
4 23 (13.14%) Windows Server
5 22 (12.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (9.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (8.57%) Apple iOS
8 10 (5.71%) Windows 2000 Server
8 10 (5.71%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.29%) Android
9 4 (2.29%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.29%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.14%) Unix
12 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (38.29%) ITIL
2 15 (8.57%) Document Management
3 14 (8.00%) ITIL V3
3 14 (8.00%) Service Management
4 12 (6.86%) Problem Management
5 10 (5.71%) Application Packaging
6 9 (5.14%) Incident Management
7 7 (4.00%) Asset Management
7 7 (4.00%) ITSM
7 7 (4.00%) Service Delivery
8 5 (2.86%) Change Management
8 5 (2.86%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.86%) Software Licensing
9 3 (1.71%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (1.71%) Migration
9 3 (1.71%) Performance Optimisation
10 2 (1.14%) Contingency Planning
10 2 (1.14%) Information Security
10 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2
10 2 (1.14%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.86%) VBA
2 4 (2.29%) SQL
3 1 (0.57%) Java
3 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (17.71%) MCP
2 29 (16.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (13.14%) MCDST
4 21 (12.00%) MCSE
5 12 (6.86%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (3.43%) Security Cleared
7 3 (1.71%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.14%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.14%) Degree
8 2 (1.14%) MOS
9 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.29%) SLA
System Software
1 103 (58.86%) Active Directory
2 23 (13.14%) XenApp
3 9 (5.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (4.57%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.29%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.71%) UAG
8 2 (1.14%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 41 (23.43%) SCCM
2 7 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (3.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.71%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.14%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.14%) DameWare
6 1 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.57%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (45.14%) Microsoft
2 52 (29.71%) Citrix
3 23 (13.14%) Cisco
4 15 (8.57%) VMware
5 10 (5.71%) Bloomberg
5 10 (5.71%) Remedy
5 10 (5.71%) Symantec
6 8 (4.57%) HP
6 8 (4.57%) Reuters
6 8 (4.57%) ServiceNow
7 6 (3.43%) Altiris
8 5 (2.86%) Apple
8 5 (2.86%) Dell
9 4 (2.29%) AppSense
9 4 (2.29%) Sophos
10 3 (1.71%) Avaya
10 3 (1.71%) Canon
10 3 (1.71%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.14%) Kaspersky
11 2 (1.14%) ThinPrint
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