The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Analyst
Rank 41 32 35
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.72% 0.50% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.53% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£138 - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £140 £145 £130
% change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.05 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+12.81% +10.34%
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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 Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
270 190 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 97.12% 95.00% 91.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 116 137
Average daily rate £350 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £503 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 17
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.25 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Desktop Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Desktop Support Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Desktop Support Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Desktop Support Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Desktop Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Desktop Support Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Desktop Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (80.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) Lotus
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (40.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (40.00%) PDA
3 2 (40.00%) iPhone
3 2 (40.00%) iPad
3 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Back Office
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange

Desktop Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (40.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (40.00%) PDA
2 2 (40.00%) iPhone
2 2 (40.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
1 2 (40.00%) ITSM
1 2 (40.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Lotus
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow