The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Desktop Support Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Analyst
England / South East
Rank 217 244 237
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 26 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.34% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 14
Median daily rate £150 £145 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £120 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £239 £190
UK excluding London median daily rate £147 £128 £140
% change year-on-year
+15.29% -8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £21.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-29.06% +32.30%

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
7129 8103 9105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.59% 94.43% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 4928 4868
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 383 426
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

Desktop Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Desktop Support Analyst in the job title.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst within the South East region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire - 8 £150 - 1
Middlesex - 6 - -
Surrey +14 4 £188 +50.00%
Kent +3 4 £160 +10.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 1 £110 -34.81% 1
West Sussex -14 1 - -
Desktop Support Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, Desktop Support Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Desktop Support Analyst in the job title.

1 28 (59.57%) Windows
2 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 22 (46.81%) Windows 7
3 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
3 16 (34.04%) ITIL
4 14 (29.79%) Finance
5 12 (25.53%) MS Office
6 11 (23.40%) Incident Management
7 9 (19.15%) Citrix
7 9 (19.15%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (19.15%) WSUS
8 8 (17.02%) Remedy ITSM
8 8 (17.02%) BMC
8 8 (17.02%) Remedy
8 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
9 7 (14.89%) Sophos
9 7 (14.89%) Cisco
9 7 (14.89%) VMware
9 7 (14.89%) Legal
9 7 (14.89%) Dell
9 7 (14.89%) Service Delivery
9 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
9 7 (14.89%) Office 365
10 6 (12.77%) Change Control
10 6 (12.77%) Release Management
10 6 (12.77%) Degree
10 6 (12.77%) Change Management
10 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (12.77%) MCP
11 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.51%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 12 (25.53%) MS Office
2 8 (17.02%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (17.02%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.38%) LAN
3 2 (4.26%) VPN
3 2 (4.26%) WAN
3 2 (4.26%) Wireless
4 1 (2.13%) DHCP
4 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.13%) Internet
4 1 (2.13%) Skype
General
1 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Legal
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) NHS
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) CMDB
3 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (59.57%) Windows
2 22 (46.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000
4 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.13%) Windows NT
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) ITIL
2 11 (23.40%) Incident Management
3 7 (14.89%) Service Delivery
4 6 (12.77%) Change Control
4 6 (12.77%) Change Management
4 6 (12.77%) Release Management
5 5 (10.64%) Project Management
6 4 (8.51%) Line Management
6 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.38%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.26%) Disk Encryption
8 2 (4.26%) ITIL V3
8 2 (4.26%) Service Management
8 2 (4.26%) Software Licensing
9 1 (2.13%) ITSM
9 1 (2.13%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.13%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.13%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (19.15%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
3 6 (12.77%) Degree
3 6 (12.77%) MCP
3 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.51%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.13%) MCSA
6 1 (2.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (8.51%) SLA
3 2 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) WSUS
2 2 (4.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.15%) Citrix
3 8 (17.02%) BMC
3 8 (17.02%) Remedy
4 7 (14.89%) Cisco
4 7 (14.89%) Dell
4 7 (14.89%) Sophos
4 7 (14.89%) VMware
5 4 (8.51%) Lotus
6 2 (4.26%) Intel Security
6 2 (4.26%) Lumension
7 1 (2.13%) HP
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle
7 1 (2.13%) SAP
7 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow