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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Analyst
Rank 237 206 210
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 16 27 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.32% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.35% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 4
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£140 £168 £85
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.41% +97.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £135 £65
10% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £195 £169
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £140 £130
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 7
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+5.39% +5.00%
Desktop Support Analyst
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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
8480 7678 7048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.45% 91.42% 91.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4587 4007 3392
Average daily rate £375 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 456 611
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Desktop Support Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 January 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
Surrey -3 4 £140 -28.20% 1
Hampshire -16 4 £115 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £213 -
Kent -9 2 £138 -
Berkshire -10 2 £190 +10.94%
Buckinghamshire -14 1 £120 -11.11%
West Sussex - - - -
Desktop Support Analyst
England

Desktop Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 24 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 17 (47.22%) MS Office
3 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
4 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
4 11 (30.56%) Windows XP
5 8 (22.22%) ITIL
5 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (19.44%) Windows 8
6 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
6 7 (19.44%) Blackberry
7 6 (16.67%) Finance
7 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 6 (16.67%) SCCM
8 5 (13.89%) VPN
8 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (13.89%) Asset Management
9 4 (11.11%) Citrix
9 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
9 4 (11.11%) HP
9 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
9 4 (11.11%) IP Telephony
10 3 (8.33%) iPhone
10 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (8.33%) iPad
10 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
10 3 (8.33%) LAN
10 3 (8.33%) WAN
10 3 (8.33%) MCP
10 3 (8.33%) IBM Notes

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (47.22%) MS Office
2 7 (19.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 5 (13.89%) VPN
3 4 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 3 (8.33%) LAN
4 3 (8.33%) WAN
5 2 (5.56%) NAS
6 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.78%) Internet
6 1 (2.78%) DHCP
6 1 (2.78%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.78%) DNS
6 1 (2.78%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Back Office
2 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.33%) iPhone
2 3 (8.33%) iPad
3 2 (5.56%) PDA
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Life Science
4 1 (2.78%) SecurID
4 1 (2.78%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 24 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 11 (30.56%) Windows XP
4 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (19.44%) Windows 8
6 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (5.56%) UNIX
8 2 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.22%) ITIL
2 5 (13.89%) Asset Management
3 3 (8.33%) ITSM
3 3 (8.33%) Project Management
3 3 (8.33%) Service Management
4 2 (5.56%) Change Management
4 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.78%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.78%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (2.78%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.78%) CRM
5 1 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.78%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) Python
1 2 (5.56%) Java
1 2 (5.56%) PHP
2 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) MCP
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.56%) A+ Certification
2 2 (5.56%) IBM Certification
2 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.78%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.11%) Citrix
2 4 (11.11%) HP
3 3 (8.33%) McAfee
3 3 (8.33%) Lotus
4 2 (5.56%) IBM
4 2 (5.56%) Symantec
4 2 (5.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.78%) GFI Software
5 1 (2.78%) LANDesk
5 1 (2.78%) Trend Micro
5 1 (2.78%) Remedy
5 1 (2.78%) Dell
5 1 (2.78%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) Websense