The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Analyst
Rank 152 138 141
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 15 20 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.52% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.55% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 0
Average daily rate £165 £215 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £134 £165 £165
% change year-on-year
-18.93% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3792 3653 2908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.30% 94.10% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2284 1933 1536
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 223 208
Average hourly rate £18.80 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Desktop Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Desktop Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Desktop Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Desktop Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Desktop Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Desktop Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Desktop Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Manchester +1 13 £225 +31.38%
Cheshire -8 1 £165 -
Lancashire - 1 £135 -
Desktop Analyst
England

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) ITIL
3 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (30.00%) ServiceNow
6 6 (30.00%) DNS
6 6 (30.00%) Cisco
6 6 (30.00%) MS Office
6 6 (30.00%) Remedy
7 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (15.00%) Extranet
8 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
8 3 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
8 3 (15.00%) Document Management
8 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
8 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
8 3 (15.00%) Law
8 3 (15.00%) Legal
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
9 2 (10.00%) Office 365
9 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
9 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 2 (10.00%) SLA
9 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
10 1 (5.00%) LAN

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (30.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) TCP/IP
2 6 (30.00%) DNS
3 3 (15.00%) Extranet
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
4 1 (5.00%) WAN
General
1 3 (15.00%) Law
1 3 (15.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (15.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (65.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Document Management
2 3 (15.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Fault Management
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) MCITP
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) Remedy
2 6 (30.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix