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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Analyst
Rank 481 413 407
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 148 169 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.25% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.35% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 75 72
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£150 £175 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £109 £116 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £340 £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £130 £150 £170
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 43 49
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.70 £24.70 £22.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -13.84%

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
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
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 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -40 141 £153 -15.27% 23
London -10 69 £160 -11.11% 11
City of London +22 27 £180 -10.00% 3
South East -23 22 £195 +11.42% 2
West Midlands -10 13 £140 -6.66% 5
East Midlands +15 10 £110 -
East of England -20 10 £105 -38.23% 1
Northamptonshire - 9 £110 -
Birmingham +3 8 £130 -13.33% 3
South West -33 8 £195 +77.27% 3
Scotland -14 5 £93 -9.12%
Oxfordshire -17 5 - -
Hampshire -20 5 £225 +36.36%
Yorkshire -5 4 - - 1
North West - 4 £110 -
Surrey -2 3 £175 -14.63%
Gloucestershire -17 3 - - 2
Bristol - 3 £195 - 1
Oxford -16 2 - -
Wembley - 2 £150 -
Gloucester - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Berkshire +11 1 £288 -
West Sussex -2 1 £120 -56.36%
Camberley -3 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -4 1 £100 -41.17% 1
Swindon -9 1 £165 -5.71%
Wiltshire -12 1 £165 -5.71%
Milton Keynes -15 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -17 1 - - 1

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 245 (83.62%) Windows
2 173 (59.04%) Windows 7
3 148 (50.51%) MS Office
3 148 (50.51%) Active Directory
4 115 (39.25%) Microsoft
5 112 (38.23%) Windows XP
6 73 (24.91%) ITIL
7 71 (24.23%) MS Excel
8 60 (20.48%) MS Exchange
9 56 (19.11%) Blackberry
10 54 (18.43%) Citrix
11 45 (15.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (11.60%) Finance
13 31 (10.58%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (10.58%) SCCM
14 30 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
15 27 (9.22%) TCP/IP
16 26 (8.87%) Windows 8
17 25 (8.53%) VMware
18 24 (8.19%) LAN
19 22 (7.51%) IBM Notes
19 22 (7.51%) Lotus
20 21 (7.17%) MCP
20 21 (7.17%) SLA
21 19 (6.48%) Windows Vista
21 19 (6.48%) iPhone
22 18 (6.14%) Symantec
22 18 (6.14%) Cisco
23 16 (5.46%) Apple iOS
23 16 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2010

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 60 (20.48%) MS Exchange
2 22 (7.51%) IBM Notes
3 16 (5.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 16 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (5.12%) Exchange Server 2003
5 12 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (2.73%) Lync
7 6 (2.05%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.02%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.68%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 148 (50.51%) MS Office
2 71 (24.23%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.34%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.68%) Cerner Millennium
2 2 (0.68%) assyst
3 1 (0.34%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.34%) BPCS
3 1 (0.34%) LatentZero
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.05%) Office 365
2 2 (0.68%) SaaS
3 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (9.22%) TCP/IP
2 24 (8.19%) LAN
3 15 (5.12%) WAN
4 13 (4.44%) DHCP
4 13 (4.44%) VPN
5 10 (3.41%) DNS
6 8 (2.73%) VoIP
6 8 (2.73%) Wireless
7 6 (2.05%) IP Telephony
8 4 (1.37%) Internet
9 3 (1.02%) NAS
9 3 (1.02%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.02%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (0.68%) Firewall
10 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (0.68%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.34%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.34%) PABX
11 1 (0.34%) SAN
11 1 (0.34%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.34%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Toad
General
1 34 (11.60%) Finance
2 14 (4.78%) Legal
2 14 (4.78%) Banking
3 12 (4.10%) Law
3 12 (4.10%) Back Office
4 4 (1.37%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.37%) Mandarin Language
4 4 (1.37%) Cantonese Language
5 3 (1.02%) Military
6 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.68%) Front Office
6 2 (0.68%) Retail
7 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.34%) French Language
7 1 (0.34%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.34%) Flash
1 1 (0.34%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (19.11%) Blackberry
2 19 (6.48%) iPhone
3 14 (4.78%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (3.75%) Handset
5 8 (2.73%) PDA
5 8 (2.73%) iPad
6 7 (2.39%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.39%) Thin Client
7 6 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.71%) NHS
9 3 (1.02%) FMCG
9 3 (1.02%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.68%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.68%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.34%) Life Science
11 1 (0.34%) CMDB
11 1 (0.34%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.34%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.34%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.34%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 245 (83.62%) Windows
2 173 (59.04%) Windows 7
3 112 (38.23%) Windows XP
4 45 (15.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (10.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (8.87%) Windows 8
7 19 (6.48%) Windows Vista
8 16 (5.46%) Apple iOS
9 11 (3.75%) Android
9 11 (3.75%) Mac OS X
10 6 (2.05%) Mac OS
10 6 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.02%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.68%) UNIX
12 2 (0.68%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.34%) Linux
13 1 (0.34%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.34%) NetWare
13 1 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (24.91%) ITIL
2 10 (3.41%) Asset Management
3 9 (3.07%) Incident Management
4 8 (2.73%) Service Management
5 6 (2.05%) Service Delivery
5 6 (2.05%) ITSM
6 5 (1.71%) Business Continuity
6 5 (1.71%) Problem Management
6 5 (1.71%) Software Deployment
6 5 (1.71%) Software Distribution
7 4 (1.37%) Project Management
7 4 (1.37%) Migration
7 4 (1.37%) Document Management
8 3 (1.02%) Validation
8 3 (1.02%) CRM
8 3 (1.02%) ERP
8 3 (1.02%) Configuration Management
8 3 (1.02%) Network Management
8 3 (1.02%) Time Management
8 3 (1.02%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (3.07%) Java
2 7 (2.39%) SQL
3 6 (2.05%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.68%) VBA
4 2 (0.68%) VBScript
5 1 (0.34%) VB
5 1 (0.34%) C
5 1 (0.34%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (7.17%) MCP
3 15 (5.12%) Degree
4 12 (4.10%) Security Cleared
5 10 (3.41%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.73%) MCSE
7 7 (2.39%) Dell Certification
8 5 (1.71%) MCSA
8 5 (1.71%) MCDST
9 4 (1.37%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.02%) MCTS
11 2 (0.68%) MCITP
11 2 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.68%) CCNP
11 2 (0.68%) CCNA
11 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.68%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.34%) MOS
12 1 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.17%) SLA
2 3 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.34%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 148 (50.51%) Active Directory
2 13 (4.44%) XenApp
3 12 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.73%) Terminal Services
5 5 (1.71%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.37%) Firmware
7 3 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.68%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.34%) Xen
9 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.34%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (10.58%) SCCM
2 6 (2.05%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.68%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.68%) WSUS
5 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.34%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 115 (39.25%) Microsoft
2 54 (18.43%) Citrix
3 25 (8.53%) VMware
4 22 (7.51%) Lotus
5 18 (6.14%) Symantec
5 18 (6.14%) Cisco
6 16 (5.46%) Apple
7 12 (4.10%) Dell
8 11 (3.75%) HP
9 10 (3.41%) Bloomberg
10 9 (3.07%) Remedy
11 7 (2.39%) Oracle
11 7 (2.39%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.71%) McAfee
12 5 (1.71%) AppSense
13 4 (1.37%) Reuters
13 4 (1.37%) SAP
13 4 (1.37%) CA
14 3 (1.02%) Avaya
15 2 (0.68%) IBM
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