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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Analyst
Rank 464 452 425
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 129 149 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 64 67
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£171 £160 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.03% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £113 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £211 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £165 £145
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 45 43
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.87 £13.70 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £21.00 £20.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +12.28%

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -26 115 £175 +9.37% 11
London -23 40 £175 +16.66% 7
South East -30 18 £140 -15.15% 2
North West -3 17 £215 +43.33%
East of England +20 15 £175 +2.94% 1
Berkshire +11 10 £250 +66.66% 1
City of London +10 10 £160 - 5
South West +3 7 £100 -51.21% 1
Norfolk - 6 £175 -
North East +9 5 £100 -
East Midlands +5 5 £188 +38.88%
Manchester - 5 £171 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 4 £100 -
Tyne and Wear +8 4 £100 -
West Midlands -16 4 £180 +28.57%
Yorkshire -17 4 £118 -
Essex +9 2 £154 -1.59%
Buckinghamshire +3 2 £120 -14.28%
Surrey +2 2 £170 -8.10%
Hampshire -11 2 £140 -1.75% 1
Dorset 0 1 £100 -
Crawley -2 1 £120 -25.00%
East Sussex -4 1 - -
Milton Keynes -5 1 £120 -14.28%
Birmingham -10 1 - -
West Sussex -17 1 £120 -25.00%
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £188 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £188 -

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 203 (79.61%) Windows
2 135 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 106 (41.57%) Active Directory
4 100 (39.22%) Microsoft
5 87 (34.12%) MS Office
6 57 (22.35%) ITIL
7 55 (21.57%) Windows XP
8 47 (18.43%) Blackberry
9 43 (16.86%) Citrix
10 33 (12.94%) SCCM
11 32 (12.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (11.37%) MS Exchange
13 27 (10.59%) MS Excel
13 27 (10.59%) SLA
13 27 (10.59%) Finance
14 25 (9.80%) Windows 8
15 23 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
16 21 (8.24%) VMware
17 20 (7.84%) TCP/IP
17 20 (7.84%) Linux
18 19 (7.45%) Banking
19 17 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
20 14 (5.49%) Mac OS X
20 14 (5.49%) Security Cleared
21 13 (5.10%) XenApp
21 13 (5.10%) Lotus
21 13 (5.10%) LAN
21 13 (5.10%) IBM Notes
21 13 (5.10%) MCP
22 12 (4.71%) SQL

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 29 (11.37%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.10%) IBM Notes
3 12 (4.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (2.75%) CMS
4 7 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (2.75%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.57%) Lync
7 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.78%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.39%) TeamSite
Applications
1 87 (34.12%) MS Office
2 27 (10.59%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.39%) MS Project
5 1 (0.39%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Agresso
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.39%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.39%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.14%) Office 365
2 2 (0.78%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.39%) IaaS
3 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 20 (7.84%) TCP/IP
2 13 (5.10%) LAN
3 10 (3.92%) WAN
3 10 (3.92%) VPN
4 9 (3.53%) DNS
5 8 (3.14%) Firewall
6 7 (2.75%) DHCP
7 6 (2.35%) VoIP
8 5 (1.96%) Wireless
9 3 (1.18%) 3G
10 2 (0.78%) Extranet
10 2 (0.78%) UMTS
10 2 (0.78%) LDAP
10 2 (0.78%) GPRS
10 2 (0.78%) GSM
10 2 (0.78%) 2G
10 2 (0.78%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.78%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.78%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.78%) MSI
1 2 (0.78%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.39%) Dreamweaver
General
1 27 (10.59%) Finance
2 19 (7.45%) Banking
3 12 (4.71%) Law
4 11 (4.31%) Legal
5 8 (3.14%) Back Office
6 7 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.96%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.57%) Retail
9 3 (1.18%) Front Office
10 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.39%) Advertising
11 1 (0.39%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.18%) .NET
2 2 (0.78%) COM
2 2 (0.78%) X-Windows
2 2 (0.78%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 47 (18.43%) Blackberry
2 12 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (2.75%) iPad
4 6 (2.35%) iPhone
5 5 (1.96%) NHS
5 5 (1.96%) Thin Client
5 5 (1.96%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.57%) SecurID
7 3 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.18%) PDA
7 3 (1.18%) Statistics
8 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.78%) Handset
8 2 (0.78%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.78%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.78%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.39%) Clustering
9 1 (0.39%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 203 (79.61%) Windows
2 135 (52.94%) Windows 7
3 55 (21.57%) Windows XP
4 32 (12.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (9.80%) Windows 8
6 23 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (7.84%) Linux
8 14 (5.49%) Mac OS X
9 9 (3.53%) Windows Vista
9 9 (3.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.75%) Apple iOS
11 7 (2.75%) CentOS
12 5 (1.96%) Android
13 4 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.78%) UNIX
14 2 (0.78%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.78%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (22.35%) ITIL
2 11 (4.31%) Problem Management
3 10 (3.92%) Migration
4 8 (3.14%) Document Management
5 7 (2.75%) Service Delivery
5 7 (2.75%) Incident Management
5 7 (2.75%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (1.96%) Service Management
7 4 (1.57%) Asset Management
7 4 (1.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (1.57%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (1.57%) Change Control
8 3 (1.18%) Change Management
8 3 (1.18%) Project Management
8 3 (1.18%) CRM
9 2 (0.78%) Configuration Management
9 2 (0.78%) Workflow
9 2 (0.78%) Software Deployment
9 2 (0.78%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (0.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.71%) SQL
2 11 (4.31%) Java
3 4 (1.57%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.78%) Python
4 2 (0.78%) PHP
5 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.10%) MCP
4 10 (3.92%) Degree
5 9 (3.53%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.75%) MCSE
7 5 (1.96%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.57%) IBM Certification
8 4 (1.57%) MCSA
9 3 (1.18%) MOS
9 3 (1.18%) MCDST
9 3 (1.18%) MCTS
9 3 (1.18%) MCITP
9 3 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.78%) Dell Certification
11 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.39%) DCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (10.59%) SLA
2 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 106 (41.57%) Active Directory
2 13 (5.10%) XenApp
3 10 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
4 9 (3.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (1.18%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.18%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.78%) vSphere
7 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.39%) MetaFrame
7 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 33 (12.94%) SCCM
2 5 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.57%) SCOM
4 3 (1.18%) WSUS
5 2 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.78%) FreeIPA
6 1 (0.39%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.39%) DameWare
6 1 (0.39%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 100 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 43 (16.86%) Citrix
3 21 (8.24%) VMware
4 13 (5.10%) Lotus
5 11 (4.31%) Symantec
6 10 (3.92%) Cisco
7 9 (3.53%) Dell
7 9 (3.53%) Apple
8 8 (3.14%) Remedy
9 7 (2.75%) Bloomberg
9 7 (2.75%) Avaya
10 6 (2.35%) Reuters
10 6 (2.35%) HP
10 6 (2.35%) LANDesk
11 5 (1.96%) Adobe
12 4 (1.57%) IBM
12 4 (1.57%) AppSense
12 4 (1.57%) Wyse
13 3 (1.18%) Google
14 2 (0.78%) Altiris
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