The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Support Analyst
Rank 421 460 416
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 129 79 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.19% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 30 56
Average daily rate
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£160 £173 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £140 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £228
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £173 £140
% change year-on-year
-4.34% +23.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 51
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £14.33 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.95 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44116 42244 48390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.58% 92.72% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27385 25207 27560
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 2011 2466
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Desktop Support Analyst
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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 11 July 2014.

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
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 11 July 2014. 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 60 £158 -10.00% 7
South East 0 26 £160 -8.57% 5
South West -11 17 £205 +34.42% 1
West Midlands -9 8 - - 1
Yorkshire +2 6 £100 -
East of England -12 4 £129 -
East Midlands -2 3 £120 -
North West -5 2 - - 3
North East - - - -
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Desktop Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

1 219 (84.23%) Windows
2 154 (59.23%) Windows 7
3 132 (50.77%) Active Directory
4 114 (43.85%) MS Office
5 105 (40.38%) Microsoft
6 101 (38.85%) Windows XP
7 61 (23.46%) ITIL
8 58 (22.31%) MS Excel
9 51 (19.62%) Blackberry
10 48 (18.46%) Citrix
11 44 (16.92%) MS Exchange
12 38 (14.62%) Finance
13 37 (14.23%) SCCM
14 30 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
15 27 (10.38%) TCP/IP
16 25 (9.62%) Legal
16 25 (9.62%) VMware
17 23 (8.85%) Apple
17 23 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
17 23 (8.85%) LAN
18 22 (8.46%) Mac OS X
18 22 (8.46%) VPN
18 22 (8.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 22 (8.46%) Windows 8
19 20 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
20 19 (7.31%) Law
20 19 (7.31%) SLA
21 18 (6.92%) iPhone
22 17 (6.54%) Lotus
22 17 (6.54%) IBM Notes

Desktop Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 44 (16.92%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 17 (6.54%) IBM Notes
4 11 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (3.08%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.54%) Lync
7 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.15%) WorkSite
8 2 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.38%) IIS
9 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 114 (43.85%) MS Office
2 58 (22.31%) MS Excel
3 12 (4.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.77%) MS Project
6 1 (0.38%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.38%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.38%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.77%) assyst
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.38%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.46%) Office 365
2 1 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.38%) SaaS
2 1 (0.38%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.38%) TCP/IP
2 23 (8.85%) LAN
3 22 (8.46%) VPN
4 17 (6.54%) Wireless
5 13 (5.00%) WAN
6 11 (4.23%) IP Telephony
7 10 (3.85%) DNS
8 8 (3.08%) Internet
8 8 (3.08%) DHCP
8 8 (3.08%) VoIP
9 3 (1.15%) VLAN
10 2 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (0.77%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (0.77%) Nortel Meridian
10 2 (0.77%) PBX
10 2 (0.77%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.38%) FTP
11 1 (0.38%) LDAP
11 1 (0.38%) Extranet
11 1 (0.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.77%) MSI
2 1 (0.38%) Toad
General
1 38 (14.62%) Finance
2 25 (9.62%) Legal
3 19 (7.31%) Law
4 16 (6.15%) Banking
5 8 (3.08%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.31%) Back Office
6 6 (2.31%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.92%) Retail
8 3 (1.15%) Local Government
9 2 (0.77%) French Language
9 2 (0.77%) German Language
9 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.77%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Front Office
10 1 (0.38%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.54%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.38%) ODBC
2 1 (0.38%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 51 (19.62%) Blackberry
2 18 (6.92%) iPhone
3 11 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.08%) iPad
5 6 (2.31%) PDA
5 6 (2.31%) Handset
6 5 (1.92%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.92%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.15%) CMDB
7 3 (1.15%) NHS
8 2 (0.77%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.77%) GIS
9 1 (0.38%) Equities
9 1 (0.38%) Smartcard
9 1 (0.38%) Derivative
9 1 (0.38%) SCADA
9 1 (0.38%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.38%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 219 (84.23%) Windows
2 154 (59.23%) Windows 7
3 101 (38.85%) Windows XP
4 30 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (8.46%) Mac OS X
5 22 (8.46%) Windows 8
6 20 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (5.77%) Apple iOS
8 13 (5.00%) Android
9 11 (4.23%) Windows Vista
10 5 (1.92%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.15%) Linux
11 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.15%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.77%) NetWare
12 2 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.38%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (23.46%) ITIL
2 13 (5.00%) ITSM
3 11 (4.23%) Service Management
3 11 (4.23%) Service Delivery
4 8 (3.08%) Incident Management
5 7 (2.69%) Change Management
5 7 (2.69%) Asset Management
6 6 (2.31%) Document Management
6 6 (2.31%) Software Deployment
7 5 (1.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (1.92%) Migration
8 4 (1.54%) Business Continuity
8 4 (1.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (1.54%) ITIL V3
9 3 (1.15%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (1.15%) Configuration Management
9 3 (1.15%) Project Management
10 2 (0.77%) CRM
10 2 (0.77%) ERP
10 2 (0.77%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.31%) SQL
2 2 (0.77%) C
3 1 (0.38%) C#
3 1 (0.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (8.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.38%) MCP
3 12 (4.62%) Degree
4 9 (3.46%) Security Cleared
5 6 (2.31%) MCTS
5 6 (2.31%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.92%) MCSE
7 4 (1.54%) MCDST
8 3 (1.15%) MCSA
9 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.38%) MOS
10 1 (0.38%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.31%) SLA
2 2 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 132 (50.77%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.85%) Terminal Services
4 5 (1.92%) XenApp
5 2 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.38%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 37 (14.23%) SCCM
2 10 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 8 (3.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.77%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.38%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.38%) DameWare
6 1 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 105 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 48 (18.46%) Citrix
3 25 (9.62%) VMware
4 23 (8.85%) Apple
5 17 (6.54%) Lotus
6 16 (6.15%) Symantec
6 16 (6.15%) Cisco
7 11 (4.23%) Remedy
8 9 (3.46%) HP
9 8 (3.08%) Bloomberg
9 8 (3.08%) Altiris
10 5 (1.92%) Nortel
10 5 (1.92%) Interwoven
11 4 (1.54%) Avaya
11 4 (1.54%) Dell
11 4 (1.54%) PeopleSoft
12 3 (1.15%) Oracle
12 3 (1.15%) McAfee
12 3 (1.15%) LANDesk
13 2 (0.77%) Sophos
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