The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Analyst
Rank 248 216 220
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 17 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.31% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.33% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 3
Average daily rate
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£150 £150 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £151 £175
% change year-on-year
+5.78% -13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -3.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £13.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
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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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8817 8439 7857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.30% 91.98% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5214 4587 4048
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 410 548
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Desktop Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Support Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Desktop Support Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Support Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Desktop Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Desktop Support Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Desktop Support Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Oxfordshire -22 4 £200 -11.11%
Berkshire +8 3 - -
Surrey -3 3 £145 -14.70%
Kent -5 3 £145 +23.40%
West Sussex -18 3 £110 -8.33%
Hampshire - 1 £165 - 1
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Desktop Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 20 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 10 (33.33%) MS Office
5 9 (30.00%) ITIL
5 9 (30.00%) SCCM
6 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (20.00%) Citrix
7 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
8 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
8 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
8 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) Office 365
9 3 (10.00%) Mathematics
9 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
9 3 (10.00%) Retail
9 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
9 3 (10.00%) A+ Certification
9 3 (10.00%) DNS
9 3 (10.00%) LAN
9 3 (10.00%) WAN
9 3 (10.00%) DHCP
9 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (10.00%) Linux
10 2 (6.67%) VPN
10 2 (6.67%) VoIP
10 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence

Desktop Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (3.33%) Lync
1 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) MS Office
2 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) WAN
1 3 (10.00%) DHCP
1 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (10.00%) LAN
1 3 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (6.67%) VoIP
2 2 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
3 1 (3.33%) Wireless
General
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (10.00%) Mathematics
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.67%) Smartphone
2 2 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 20 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Problem Management
3 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) ITSM
5 1 (3.33%) Validation
5 1 (3.33%) WFM
5 1 (3.33%) Time Management
5 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.33%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) A+ Certification
4 2 (6.67%) IBM Certification
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 15 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (6.67%) IBM
3 2 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) Adobe
4 1 (3.33%) Dell
4 1 (3.33%) Apple
4 1 (3.33%) Symantec
4 1 (3.33%) Remedy
4 1 (3.33%) McAfee
4 1 (3.33%) Sophos