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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Analyst
Rank 448 418 405
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 145 153 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.32% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 58 75
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£155 £170 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £130 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £303 £238
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 57 41
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.15 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.30 £23.70 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -15.62%

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -29 139 £155 -10.79% 10
London -1 67 £158 -25.88% 7
South East -38 22 £150 -9.09% 1
City of London +4 20 £153 -36.45% 2
East of England +2 19 £160 -
West Midlands +1 14 £130 -
Cambridgeshire - 14 £170 -
Birmingham -3 7 £130 -
Hampshire -15 7 £215 +24.63%
South West -27 7 £108 -17.30% 1
East Midlands +12 6 £110 - 1
Surrey +1 6 £163 -12.16% 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £110 - 1
Scotland -12 3 £98 +6.99%
Oxfordshire - 3 £150 -
North West -10 2 £130 -
Yorkshire -11 2 - -
Berkshire -11 2 £190 +13.43%
Gloucestershire -15 2 - -
Kent - 2 £135 -
Bristol - 2 £115 -
Reading +17 1 £235 +74.07%
Cheltenham -14 1 - -
Wiltshire -14 1 - - 1
Lancashire -23 1 £160 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £100 -
Farnborough - 1 £115 -
Cobham - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 232 (80.84%) Windows
2 156 (54.36%) Windows 7
3 140 (48.78%) MS Office
4 132 (45.99%) Active Directory
5 100 (34.84%) Windows XP
6 98 (34.15%) Microsoft
7 63 (21.95%) ITIL
8 60 (20.91%) Blackberry
9 51 (17.77%) MS Excel
9 51 (17.77%) Citrix
10 49 (17.07%) MS Exchange
11 43 (14.98%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (11.85%) Finance
13 33 (11.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 32 (11.15%) TCP/IP
15 29 (10.10%) IBM Notes
15 29 (10.10%) Lotus
16 28 (9.76%) SCCM
17 26 (9.06%) SLA
18 25 (8.71%) VMware
18 25 (8.71%) Banking
19 23 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
20 22 (7.67%) LAN
21 19 (6.62%) MCP
22 17 (5.92%) Symantec
22 17 (5.92%) iPhone
22 17 (5.92%) Windows 8
23 16 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
23 16 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2003
23 16 (5.57%) Back Office

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 49 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 29 (10.10%) IBM Notes
3 16 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 12 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.48%) Lync
6 8 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.44%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.05%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.70%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.35%) WorkSite
Applications
1 140 (48.78%) MS Office
2 51 (17.77%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.35%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.35%) MS Project
6 1 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 4 (1.39%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.70%) assyst
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) BPCS
3 1 (0.35%) Agresso
3 1 (0.35%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.35%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.35%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.35%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.09%) Office 365
2 2 (0.70%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.15%) TCP/IP
2 22 (7.67%) LAN
3 15 (5.23%) WAN
4 11 (3.83%) DHCP
5 10 (3.48%) VPN
5 10 (3.48%) DNS
6 6 (2.09%) VoIP
7 5 (1.74%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (1.39%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.39%) Internet
9 3 (1.05%) Firewall
9 3 (1.05%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.05%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.05%) NAS
10 2 (0.70%) BIG-IP
10 2 (0.70%) Wireless
10 2 (0.70%) LDAP
10 2 (0.70%) Broadband
11 1 (0.35%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.35%) MS Access
2 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Dreamweaver
General
1 34 (11.85%) Finance
2 25 (8.71%) Banking
3 16 (5.57%) Back Office
4 10 (3.48%) Legal
5 8 (2.79%) Law
6 6 (2.09%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.74%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.39%) Mandarin Language
8 4 (1.39%) Cantonese Language
8 4 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.05%) Front Office
9 3 (1.05%) Military
10 2 (0.70%) Retail
11 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.35%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.70%) COM
2 1 (0.35%) WAP
2 1 (0.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 60 (20.91%) Blackberry
2 17 (5.92%) iPhone
3 16 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.79%) iPad
4 8 (2.79%) PDA
4 8 (2.79%) Handset
5 5 (1.74%) NHS
6 3 (1.05%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.05%) Statistics
6 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.05%) FMCG
7 2 (0.70%) CMDB
7 2 (0.70%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.70%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.70%) SecurID
7 2 (0.70%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.35%) Clustering
8 1 (0.35%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 232 (80.84%) Windows
2 156 (54.36%) Windows 7
3 100 (34.84%) Windows XP
4 43 (14.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (11.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (5.92%) Windows 8
7 15 (5.23%) Windows Vista
8 13 (4.53%) Android
9 11 (3.83%) Mac OS X
9 11 (3.83%) Linux
10 10 (3.48%) Apple iOS
11 9 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (2.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (2.44%) CentOS
14 4 (1.39%) Mac OS
14 4 (1.39%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.70%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.70%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.35%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (21.95%) ITIL
2 9 (3.14%) Asset Management
2 9 (3.14%) Incident Management
3 8 (2.79%) Service Delivery
4 7 (2.44%) Migration
4 7 (2.44%) Service Management
5 6 (2.09%) Problem Management
5 6 (2.09%) CRM
6 5 (1.74%) Software Distribution
7 4 (1.39%) ERP
7 4 (1.39%) Project Management
7 4 (1.39%) Document Management
7 4 (1.39%) Time Management
8 3 (1.05%) Network Management
8 3 (1.05%) ITSM
8 3 (1.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (1.05%) Business Continuity
8 3 (1.05%) Configuration Management
8 3 (1.05%) Software Deployment
8 3 (1.05%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (5.23%) Java
2 8 (2.79%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.44%) SQL
4 2 (0.70%) VBScript
4 2 (0.70%) VBA
5 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (8.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (6.62%) MCP
3 14 (4.88%) Degree
4 11 (3.83%) Security Cleared
5 9 (3.14%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.44%) Dell Certification
7 6 (2.09%) MCSE
7 6 (2.09%) MCSA
8 4 (1.39%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.70%) CCNP
9 2 (0.70%) CCNA
9 2 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.70%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.70%) MCTS
9 2 (0.70%) MCITP
10 1 (0.35%) MOS
10 1 (0.35%) MCDST
10 1 (0.35%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.06%) SLA
2 2 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 132 (45.99%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.88%) XenApp
3 10 (3.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.39%) Firmware
4 4 (1.39%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.70%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.35%) Xen
6 1 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.35%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.35%) vSphere
6 1 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (9.76%) SCCM
2 4 (1.39%) WSUS
2 4 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.05%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.05%) SCOM
4 2 (0.70%) FreeIPA
5 1 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 98 (34.15%) Microsoft
2 51 (17.77%) Citrix
3 29 (10.10%) Lotus
4 25 (8.71%) VMware
5 17 (5.92%) Symantec
6 15 (5.23%) Apple
7 14 (4.88%) Dell
8 13 (4.53%) Cisco
9 10 (3.48%) HP
10 8 (2.79%) Bloomberg
11 7 (2.44%) Reuters
11 7 (2.44%) Oracle
12 6 (2.09%) Adobe
12 6 (2.09%) Avaya
12 6 (2.09%) Remedy
12 6 (2.09%) AppSense
12 6 (2.09%) LANDesk
12 6 (2.09%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.74%) Wyse
13 5 (1.74%) SAP
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