The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Analyst
Rank 466 423 440
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 139 165 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.34% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 75 55
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£150 £175 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £116 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £373 £274
UK excluding London average daily rate £134 £170 £175
% change year-on-year
-21.32% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 43 53
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.10 £13.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £118.00 £24.80 £22.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.63 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-6.03% -3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52574 48917 53715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32287 29427 30052
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2054 2082 2685
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Desktop Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Desktop Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Desktop Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Desktop Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Desktop Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Desktop Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014. 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
England -40 130 £153 -15.27% 22
London -7 66 £160 -11.11% 11
City of London +28 27 £180 -10.00% 3
South East -20 20 £145 -27.50% 3
East of England -15 9 £103 -46.75% 1
West Midlands -18 9 £150 - 3
East Midlands +12 7 £115 - 1
South West -30 7 £195 +39.28% 1
Northamptonshire - 7 £115 - 1
Birmingham 0 6 £130 +4.00% 2
Yorkshire -7 6 - - 1
Scotland -19 6 £93 -9.61%
South Yorkshire - 6 - - 1
North West -5 5 £131 - 1
Oxfordshire -8 5 £225 -
West Sussex +4 3 £120 -56.36% 1
East Sussex -10 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £195 -
Surrey +1 2 - -
Devon - 2 £325 - 1
Doncaster - 2 - -
Reading +22 1 £288 -23.33%
Berkshire +1 1 £288 -23.33%
Camberley 0 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -2 1 - - 1
Swindon -5 1 £165 -
Milton Keynes -5 1 - -
Essex -11 1 - -
Manchester -13 1 £110 -
Wiltshire -14 1 £165 -

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 238 (84.70%) Windows
2 163 (58.01%) Windows 7
3 145 (51.60%) Active Directory
4 136 (48.40%) MS Office
5 113 (40.21%) Windows XP
6 108 (38.43%) Microsoft
7 70 (24.91%) ITIL
8 63 (22.42%) MS Excel
9 54 (19.22%) MS Exchange
9 54 (19.22%) Citrix
10 50 (17.79%) Blackberry
11 35 (12.46%) Finance
12 34 (12.10%) SCCM
13 32 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 28 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
15 25 (8.90%) VMware
15 25 (8.90%) Windows 8
16 24 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
17 21 (7.47%) Lotus
17 21 (7.47%) Legal
17 21 (7.47%) TCP/IP
17 21 (7.47%) MCP
17 21 (7.47%) IBM Notes
18 20 (7.12%) LAN
19 19 (6.76%) Cisco
19 19 (6.76%) iPhone
20 18 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
21 17 (6.05%) Windows Vista
21 17 (6.05%) SLA
22 16 (5.69%) Apple iOS

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 54 (19.22%) MS Exchange
2 21 (7.47%) IBM Notes
3 18 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (4.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 10 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.85%) Lync
7 7 (2.49%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.42%) Lotus Domino
8 4 (1.42%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.36%) IIS
9 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 136 (48.40%) MS Office
2 63 (22.42%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.36%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.36%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) assyst
1 4 (1.42%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.71%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.36%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.36%) BPCS
3 1 (0.36%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.85%) Office 365
2 2 (0.71%) SaaS
2 2 (0.71%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.47%) TCP/IP
2 20 (7.12%) LAN
3 11 (3.91%) VPN
4 10 (3.56%) WAN
4 10 (3.56%) DHCP
5 9 (3.20%) VoIP
5 9 (3.20%) IP Telephony
6 8 (2.85%) Internet
6 8 (2.85%) DNS
6 8 (2.85%) Wireless
7 3 (1.07%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (1.07%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.71%) Firewall
8 2 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.71%) BIG-IP
8 2 (0.71%) Nortel Meridian
8 2 (0.71%) NAS
9 1 (0.36%) PABX
9 1 (0.36%) Broadband
9 1 (0.36%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.36%) MS Access
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.71%) MSI
2 1 (0.36%) Toad
General
1 35 (12.46%) Finance
2 21 (7.47%) Legal
3 15 (5.34%) Law
4 13 (4.63%) Banking
5 9 (3.20%) Back Office
6 6 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.42%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (1.42%) Cantonese Language
8 3 (1.07%) Military
9 2 (0.71%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.71%) Retail
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.36%) French Language
10 1 (0.36%) German Language
10 1 (0.36%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.36%) Flash
1 1 (0.36%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (17.79%) Blackberry
2 19 (6.76%) iPhone
3 13 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.91%) Handset
5 9 (3.20%) iPad
5 9 (3.20%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.85%) PDA
7 7 (2.49%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.49%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.78%) NHS
9 3 (1.07%) Smartphone
9 3 (1.07%) FMCG
10 2 (0.71%) CMDB
10 2 (0.71%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.36%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.36%) Statistics
11 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.36%) Life Science
11 1 (0.36%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 238 (84.70%) Windows
2 163 (58.01%) Windows 7
3 113 (40.21%) Windows XP
4 32 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (8.90%) Windows 8
6 24 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (6.05%) Windows Vista
8 16 (5.69%) Apple iOS
9 10 (3.56%) Android
9 10 (3.56%) Mac OS X
10 6 (2.14%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.42%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.71%) UNIX
12 2 (0.71%) Linux
12 2 (0.71%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.36%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.36%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.91%) ITIL
2 10 (3.56%) Service Management
3 8 (2.85%) Incident Management
4 7 (2.49%) ITSM
4 7 (2.49%) Asset Management
5 6 (2.14%) Project Management
5 6 (2.14%) Service Delivery
6 5 (1.78%) Problem Management
6 5 (1.78%) Software Deployment
7 4 (1.42%) Business Continuity
7 4 (1.42%) Time Management
7 4 (1.42%) Configuration Management
7 4 (1.42%) Document Management
7 4 (1.42%) Software Distribution
8 3 (1.07%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (1.07%) Line Management
8 3 (1.07%) Mentoring
8 3 (1.07%) Coaching
8 3 (1.07%) Migration
8 3 (1.07%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.14%) Java
2 5 (1.78%) SQL
3 2 (0.71%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.36%) C
4 1 (0.36%) C#
4 1 (0.36%) VBScript
4 1 (0.36%) VB
4 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 28 (9.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (7.47%) MCP
3 13 (4.63%) Degree
3 13 (4.63%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.27%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.14%) MCSE
5 6 (2.14%) MCSA
6 5 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.78%) MCDST
7 4 (1.42%) MCTS
7 4 (1.42%) A+ Certification
7 4 (1.42%) Dell Certification
8 3 (1.07%) MCITP
9 2 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.71%) CCNP
9 2 (0.71%) CCNA
9 2 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.36%) MOS
10 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.05%) SLA
2 3 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 145 (51.60%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.20%) Terminal Services
3 9 (3.20%) XenApp
4 5 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.42%) Firmware
5 4 (1.42%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.07%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.36%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.36%) vSphere
7 1 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (12.10%) SCCM
2 7 (2.49%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.71%) WSUS
5 1 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 108 (38.43%) Microsoft
2 54 (19.22%) Citrix
3 25 (8.90%) VMware
4 21 (7.47%) Lotus
5 19 (6.76%) Cisco
6 15 (5.34%) Apple
6 15 (5.34%) Symantec
7 11 (3.91%) HP
8 10 (3.56%) Remedy
9 9 (3.20%) Dell
9 9 (3.20%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.78%) Oracle
11 4 (1.42%) SAP
11 4 (1.42%) Interwoven
11 4 (1.42%) Avaya
11 4 (1.42%) CA
11 4 (1.42%) Reuters
11 4 (1.42%) AppSense
11 4 (1.42%) Altiris
11 4 (1.42%) Google
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