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 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Analyst
Rank 446 391 407
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 138 163 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.34% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.37% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 63 61
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£160 £168 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.77% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £126 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £153 £145 £140
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 71 39
Average hourly rate £16.93 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £12.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.90 £23.50 £27.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015.

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 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
England -37 127 £160 -4.47% 14
London -23 64 £160 -11.11% 5
East of England +15 28 £170 -29.46% 3
City of London +6 20 £163 -30.10% 1
South East -22 16 £140 -17.64% 1
West Midlands +6 8 £159 +44.54%
South West -13 5 £108 -17.30% 3
Surrey -3 4 £140 -28.20% 1
Hampshire -21 4 £115 -33.33%
Birmingham -1 3 £120 +9.09%
Oxfordshire - 3 £213 -
East Midlands +11 2 £195 +85.71%
Berkshire -9 2 £190 +10.94%
North West -16 2 £130 -13.33%
Farnborough - 2 £115 -
Bristol - 2 £115 - 1
Reading +7 1 £235 +74.07%
Coventry +2 1 £180 -
Dorset -4 1 - - 2
Liverpool -7 1 £100 -33.33%
Merseyside -9 1 £100 -33.33%
Bedfordshire -11 1 £150 -
Buckinghamshire -13 1 £120 -11.11%
Milton Keynes -13 1 £120 -14.28%
Lancashire -22 1 £160 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £195 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £150 - 2
Northampton - 1 £195 -
Cobham - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 222 (80.14%) Windows
2 151 (54.51%) Windows 7
3 119 (42.96%) MS Office
4 118 (42.60%) Active Directory
5 98 (35.38%) Microsoft
6 84 (30.32%) Windows XP
7 72 (25.99%) ITIL
8 57 (20.58%) Blackberry
9 52 (18.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 47 (16.97%) Citrix
11 46 (16.61%) MS Excel
12 38 (13.72%) Windows Server 2003
13 36 (13.00%) MS Exchange
13 36 (13.00%) Finance
14 31 (11.19%) TCP/IP
15 30 (10.83%) SCCM
16 27 (9.75%) SLA
16 27 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
17 26 (9.39%) Lotus
17 26 (9.39%) IBM Notes
17 26 (9.39%) Banking
18 25 (9.03%) VMware
19 24 (8.66%) MCP
20 21 (7.58%) Windows 8
21 20 (7.22%) LAN
21 20 (7.22%) Symantec
22 18 (6.50%) Java
23 15 (5.42%) Cisco
23 15 (5.42%) WAN
23 15 (5.42%) Back Office

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 36 (13.00%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.39%) IBM Notes
3 11 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (2.17%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.81%) Lync
7 3 (1.08%) CMS
7 3 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.36%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.36%) TeamSite
9 1 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 119 (42.96%) MS Office
2 46 (16.61%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.72%) assyst
2 1 (0.36%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.36%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.36%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.36%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.81%) Office 365
2 2 (0.72%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.36%) IaaS
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.19%) TCP/IP
2 20 (7.22%) LAN
3 15 (5.42%) WAN
4 13 (4.69%) VPN
5 12 (4.33%) DNS
6 9 (3.25%) DHCP
7 8 (2.89%) Firewall
8 6 (2.17%) VoIP
9 4 (1.44%) Wireless
9 4 (1.44%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.08%) Structured Cabling
10 3 (1.08%) NAS
10 3 (1.08%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.72%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.72%) Broadband
11 2 (0.72%) LDAP
11 2 (0.72%) Internet
11 2 (0.72%) BIG-IP
11 2 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.36%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.36%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.36%) MSI
1 1 (0.36%) Dreamweaver
General
1 36 (13.00%) Finance
2 26 (9.39%) Banking
3 15 (5.42%) Back Office
4 11 (3.97%) Legal
5 8 (2.89%) Law
6 7 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.81%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.08%) Mandarin Language
8 3 (1.08%) Cantonese Language
8 3 (1.08%) Military
8 3 (1.08%) Front Office
9 2 (0.72%) Retail
10 1 (0.36%) French Language
10 1 (0.36%) Advertising
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.72%) COM
1 2 (0.72%) .NET
1 2 (0.72%) X-Windows
1 2 (0.72%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 57 (20.58%) Blackberry
2 15 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.61%) iPhone
4 9 (3.25%) iPad
5 6 (2.17%) NHS
5 6 (2.17%) PDA
6 4 (1.44%) SecurID
6 4 (1.44%) FMCG
7 3 (1.08%) Statistics
7 3 (1.08%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.08%) Handset
8 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.72%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.36%) CMDB
9 1 (0.36%) Life Science
9 1 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 222 (80.14%) Windows
2 151 (54.51%) Windows 7
3 84 (30.32%) Windows XP
4 52 (18.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (13.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (7.58%) Windows 8
7 15 (5.42%) Windows Vista
8 13 (4.69%) Mac OS X
9 12 (4.33%) Linux
10 10 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (3.25%) Apple iOS
12 8 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.89%) Android
13 7 (2.53%) CentOS
14 3 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.72%) UNIX
15 2 (0.72%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.72%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.72%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (25.99%) ITIL
2 9 (3.25%) Incident Management
2 9 (3.25%) Migration
3 8 (2.89%) Asset Management
3 8 (2.89%) Problem Management
4 7 (2.53%) Service Delivery
5 6 (2.17%) Service Management
6 5 (1.81%) CRM
7 4 (1.44%) ERP
7 4 (1.44%) Project Management
7 4 (1.44%) Software Distribution
8 3 (1.08%) Change Control
8 3 (1.08%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (1.08%) Network Management
8 3 (1.08%) Investment Management
8 3 (1.08%) Time Management
8 3 (1.08%) Document Management
8 3 (1.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (1.08%) ITSM
8 3 (1.08%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.50%) Java
2 13 (4.69%) SQL
3 8 (2.89%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.72%) PHP
4 2 (0.72%) VBScript
4 2 (0.72%) Python
5 1 (0.36%) VB
5 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (8.66%) MCP
3 15 (5.42%) Degree
4 12 (4.33%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.61%) MCSE
6 8 (2.89%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.53%) Dell Certification
7 7 (2.53%) MCSA
8 5 (1.81%) A+ Certification
9 4 (1.44%) MOS
9 4 (1.44%) MCITP
10 3 (1.08%) MCTS
10 3 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.72%) CCNP
11 2 (0.72%) CCNA
11 2 (0.72%) IBM Certification
11 2 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.36%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.36%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.36%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 118 (42.60%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.69%) XenApp
3 9 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.44%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.08%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.08%) Firmware
7 2 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.36%) vSphere
8 1 (0.36%) Xen
8 1 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 30 (10.83%) SCCM
2 6 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.44%) WSUS
3 4 (1.44%) SCOM
4 2 (0.72%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.72%) FreeIPA
5 1 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.36%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.36%) DameWare
5 1 (0.36%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 98 (35.38%) Microsoft
2 47 (16.97%) Citrix
3 26 (9.39%) Lotus
4 25 (9.03%) VMware
5 20 (7.22%) Symantec
6 15 (5.42%) Cisco
7 11 (3.97%) Dell
7 11 (3.97%) Apple
8 8 (2.89%) HP
8 8 (2.89%) Avaya
9 7 (2.53%) Bloomberg
9 7 (2.53%) Oracle
10 6 (2.17%) AppSense
10 6 (2.17%) LANDesk
10 6 (2.17%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.81%) Reuters
11 5 (1.81%) Adobe
12 4 (1.44%) SAP
12 4 (1.44%) McAfee
12 4 (1.44%) Wyse
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