The first table below looks at the demand for the Desktop Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 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 Reading 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Analyst
Rank 64 72 83
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.22% 0.42% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.46% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
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£283 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £175 £150
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
Job Titles Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
793 868 1065
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 88.60% 91.18% 89.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 372 382
Average daily rate £375 £385 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 43 39
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.00 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.68% +2.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.52 £12.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.95 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Desktop Analyst
Berkshire

Desktop Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Desktop Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Desktop Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Desktop Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) Altiris
3 2 (40.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) NetIQ
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) BMC
4 1 (20.00%) CA

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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.

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (40.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Altiris
3 1 (20.00%) BMC
3 1 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) NetIQ
3 1 (20.00%) AppSense
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