The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Analyst
Rank 354 340 372
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 52 69 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.23% 0.30% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.32% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 48 25
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£142 £154 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.64% -3.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £110 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £227 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £170 £175
% change year-on-year
-8.82% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 10
Average hourly rate £19.88 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £22.50 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Desktop Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21158 21596 21711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.94% 92.92% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14783 14965 14719
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 391 469
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £11.00 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.40 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Desktop Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Desktop Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in London

Desktop Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Desktop Analyst Daily Rate Trend in London

Desktop Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst across the London region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Desktop Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in London

Desktop Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Desktop Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in London

Desktop Analyst
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst within the London region over the 3 months to 2 July 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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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
City of London -21 13 £145 -12.12% 4
Welling - 2 £110 -
Feltham - 1 - -
Desktop Analyst
England

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Desktop 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 Analyst in their job title.

1 86 (82.69%) Windows
2 62 (59.62%) Windows 7
3 57 (54.81%) Active Directory
4 47 (45.19%) Microsoft
5 36 (34.62%) MS Office
6 34 (32.69%) ITIL
7 30 (28.85%) MS Excel
8 24 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (22.12%) Blackberry
9 23 (22.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (20.19%) SCCM
10 21 (20.19%) Windows XP
11 18 (17.31%) LAN
12 17 (16.35%) WAN
12 17 (16.35%) MS Exchange
12 17 (16.35%) TCP/IP
13 16 (15.38%) Citrix
14 14 (13.46%) Cisco
14 14 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
15 13 (12.50%) Finance
15 13 (12.50%) VMware
16 12 (11.54%) VPN
16 12 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (10.58%) SLA
17 11 (10.58%) MCDST
18 10 (9.62%) Android
18 10 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
19 9 (8.65%) Windows 8
19 9 (8.65%) Mac OS X
20 8 (7.69%) SharePoint

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Desktop 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 Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (16.35%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.73%) CMS
4 6 (5.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.88%) Lync
5 3 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.88%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.96%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 36 (34.62%) MS Office
2 30 (28.85%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.88%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.77%) Office 365
2 1 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.31%) LAN
2 17 (16.35%) WAN
2 17 (16.35%) TCP/IP
3 12 (11.54%) VPN
4 5 (4.81%) Firewall
4 5 (4.81%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (3.85%) DNS
5 4 (3.85%) DHCP
6 3 (2.88%) VoIP
7 2 (1.92%) WLAN
7 2 (1.92%) ADSL
8 1 (0.96%) Wireless
8 1 (0.96%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.96%) SSL
8 1 (0.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (12.50%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Law
2 7 (6.73%) Legal
3 6 (5.77%) Retail
4 5 (4.81%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.81%) Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Front Office
5 2 (1.92%) Back Office
5 2 (1.92%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.92%) LINQ
2 1 (0.96%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.96%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.12%) Blackberry
2 12 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.85%) iPad
3 4 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.92%) iPhone
4 2 (1.92%) SecurID
5 1 (0.96%) NHS
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.96%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 86 (82.69%) Windows
2 62 (59.62%) Windows 7
3 23 (22.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (20.19%) Windows XP
5 14 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (9.62%) Android
6 10 (9.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (8.65%) Windows 8
7 9 (8.65%) Mac OS X
8 7 (6.73%) Windows Vista
9 4 (3.85%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.88%) Linux
11 2 (1.92%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (32.69%) ITIL
2 7 (6.73%) Investment Management
3 5 (4.81%) Service Management
3 5 (4.81%) Change Management
3 5 (4.81%) Asset Management
3 5 (4.81%) Document Management
4 4 (3.85%) Migration
5 2 (1.92%) Fund Management
5 2 (1.92%) Problem Management
5 2 (1.92%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (1.92%) Identity Management
5 2 (1.92%) PRINCE2
5 2 (1.92%) Functional Testing
5 2 (1.92%) Software Deployment
6 1 (0.96%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (0.96%) Automation Testing
6 1 (0.96%) Patch Management
6 1 (0.96%) Security Patching
6 1 (0.96%) Incident Management
6 1 (0.96%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.88%) PowerShell
2 2 (1.92%) SQL
3 1 (0.96%) VBA
3 1 (0.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (10.58%) MCDST
3 6 (5.77%) MCITP
3 6 (5.77%) MCP
4 4 (3.85%) MCSE
4 4 (3.85%) MCSA
4 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.88%) MOS
6 2 (1.92%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.92%) MCTS
7 1 (0.96%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.58%) SLA
2 2 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 57 (54.81%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.81%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (4.81%) vSphere
4 2 (1.92%) XenApp
5 1 (0.96%) NDS
5 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.96%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.96%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.96%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (20.19%) SCCM
2 5 (4.81%) Backup Exec
2 5 (4.81%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.96%) TeamSite
4 1 (0.96%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 47 (45.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (15.38%) Citrix
3 14 (13.46%) Cisco
4 13 (12.50%) VMware
5 7 (6.73%) Dell
6 6 (5.77%) Apple
6 6 (5.77%) Bloomberg
6 6 (5.77%) Symantec
7 5 (4.81%) Reuters
7 5 (4.81%) Mitel
8 4 (3.85%) Polycom
9 3 (2.88%) McAfee
9 3 (2.88%) Lotus
10 2 (1.92%) Avaya
10 2 (1.92%) Oracle
10 2 (1.92%) Adobe
10 2 (1.92%) HP
10 2 (1.92%) Sophos
10 2 (1.92%) Wyse
10 2 (1.92%) ServiceNow
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