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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Analyst
Rank 474 437 446
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 105 116 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.26% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 64 33
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£163 £160 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £110 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £222 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £170 £140
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 27
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.21 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £21.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-10.44% +11.66%
Desktop Support Analyst
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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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £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 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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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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 -19 43 £155 +3.33% 11
South East -17 20 £150 -11.76% 4
North West -6 16 £215 -
South West +9 10 £100 -48.71% 1
North East - 7 £100 -
East of England +1 3 £175 +2.94%
Yorkshire -16 3 £118 +17.50% 1
West Midlands -13 2 - -
East Midlands -13 1 £188 +13.63%
Desktop Support Analyst
UK

Desktop Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 154 (77.00%) Windows
2 111 (55.50%) Windows 7
3 93 (46.50%) Active Directory
4 87 (43.50%) Microsoft
5 64 (32.00%) MS Office
6 57 (28.50%) ITIL
7 45 (22.50%) Windows XP
8 36 (18.00%) Blackberry
9 33 (16.50%) MS Excel
10 32 (16.00%) Citrix
11 27 (13.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (12.50%) SCCM
12 25 (12.50%) MS Exchange
13 23 (11.50%) TCP/IP
14 21 (10.50%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (10.00%) SLA
16 19 (9.50%) Windows 8
17 18 (9.00%) Windows Server 2003
18 17 (8.50%) LAN
19 16 (8.00%) WAN
19 16 (8.00%) Finance
19 16 (8.00%) Security Cleared
20 13 (6.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 13 (6.50%) MCP
21 12 (6.00%) Symantec
21 12 (6.00%) Banking
21 12 (6.00%) MCDST
21 12 (6.00%) Office 365
22 11 (5.50%) SC Cleared
22 11 (5.50%) Problem Management

Desktop Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (5.50%) IBM Notes
4 7 (3.50%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.50%) CMS
7 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.00%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.00%) Lync
7 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.50%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 64 (32.00%) MS Office
2 33 (16.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.50%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.00%) Office 365
2 2 (1.00%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.50%) IaaS
3 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.50%) TCP/IP
2 17 (8.50%) LAN
3 16 (8.00%) WAN
4 11 (5.50%) VPN
5 8 (4.00%) DNS
6 7 (3.50%) VoIP
7 6 (3.00%) Firewall
7 6 (3.00%) DHCP
8 5 (2.50%) Wireless
9 2 (1.00%) 2G
9 2 (1.00%) UMTS
9 2 (1.00%) GPRS
9 2 (1.00%) GSM
9 2 (1.00%) LDAP
9 2 (1.00%) Extranet
9 2 (1.00%) 3G
9 2 (1.00%) Structured Cabling
9 2 (1.00%) Radio Access Network
9 2 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.00%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) MSI
General
1 16 (8.00%) Finance
2 12 (6.00%) Banking
3 10 (5.00%) Law
3 10 (5.00%) Legal
3 10 (5.00%) Retail
4 7 (3.50%) Back Office
5 5 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.00%) Front Office
6 2 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.50%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.50%) LINQ
2 1 (0.50%) COM
2 1 (0.50%) .NET
2 1 (0.50%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 36 (18.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.50%) iPhone
4 3 (1.50%) PDA
4 3 (1.50%) iPad
4 3 (1.50%) NHS
4 3 (1.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.00%) Handset
5 2 (1.00%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.00%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.00%) SecurID
5 2 (1.00%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.00%) Statistics
5 2 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.00%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.50%) CMDB
6 1 (0.50%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.50%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 154 (77.00%) Windows
2 111 (55.50%) Windows 7
3 45 (22.50%) Windows XP
4 27 (13.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (9.50%) Windows 8
6 18 (9.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (4.00%) Mac OS X
7 8 (4.00%) Linux
7 8 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.50%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.00%) Android
9 6 (3.00%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.00%) UNIX
11 2 (1.00%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (28.50%) ITIL
2 11 (5.50%) Problem Management
3 8 (4.00%) Document Management
4 7 (3.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (3.50%) Migration
5 6 (3.00%) Incident Management
6 5 (2.50%) Investment Management
7 4 (2.00%) Service Management
8 3 (1.50%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (1.50%) Asset Management
8 3 (1.50%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (1.50%) Change Control
9 2 (1.00%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.00%) Project Management
9 2 (1.00%) Validation
9 2 (1.00%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (1.00%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (1.00%) Software Engineering
9 2 (1.00%) Knowledge Management
9 2 (1.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.00%) SQL
2 7 (3.50%) Java
3 3 (1.50%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.00%) Python
4 2 (1.00%) PHP
5 1 (0.50%) C
5 1 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (10.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.50%) MCP
4 12 (6.00%) MCDST
5 11 (5.50%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.00%) MCSE
6 6 (3.00%) A+ Certification
7 5 (2.50%) Degree
8 4 (2.00%) MCSA
8 4 (2.00%) IBM Certification
8 4 (2.00%) MCITP
9 3 (1.50%) MCTS
9 3 (1.50%) MOS
9 3 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.50%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.50%) DCSE
10 1 (0.50%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (0.50%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 93 (46.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.50%) XenApp
4 3 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.50%) Xen
5 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.50%) vSphere
5 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.50%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (12.50%) SCCM
2 5 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.00%) FreeIPA
3 2 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (1.00%) WSUS
4 1 (0.50%) SCOM
4 1 (0.50%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.50%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.50%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.50%) DameWare
4 1 (0.50%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 87 (43.50%) Microsoft
2 32 (16.00%) Citrix
3 12 (6.00%) Symantec
4 11 (5.50%) Lotus
4 11 (5.50%) Cisco
5 9 (4.50%) VMware
6 8 (4.00%) Dell
6 8 (4.00%) Apple
7 7 (3.50%) Remedy
8 6 (3.00%) Bloomberg
9 5 (2.50%) Google
9 5 (2.50%) HP
9 5 (2.50%) Reuters
9 5 (2.50%) Avaya
10 4 (2.00%) Sophos
10 4 (2.00%) IBM
10 4 (2.00%) Adobe
10 4 (2.00%) LANDesk
11 3 (1.50%) Wyse
12 2 (1.00%) Amdocs
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