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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Analyst
Rank 495 472 434
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 131 146 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.28% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 77 70
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£160 £155 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £103 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £228 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £138 £175
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 43
Average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.28 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £106.50 £24.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +6.89%

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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 -20 128 £163 +1.56% 17
London +37 86 £158 -1.56% 8
City of London -2 24 £170 +4.61% 2
East of England +5 12 £190 +94.87% 1
South East -35 10 £140 -37.77% 5
West Midlands -3 6 £118 -34.72% 2
Surrey -1 4 £158 - 2
Hertfordshire -1 4 £210 +118.18%
Watford -7 4 £210 +118.18%
South West -12 4 - -
Yorkshire -31 4 £80 -
Scotland -5 3 £110 +22.22%
East Midlands -11 3 £215 +86.95%
West Sussex -17 3 £110 -8.33% 1
Leeds - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Woking +5 2 £158 -
Wiltshire -1 2 - -
Gloucestershire -2 2 - -
Essex -4 2 £195 +21.87% 1
Swindon -6 2 - -
Staines - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £115 -
Gatwick - 2 - -
Chelmsford - 2 £195 -
Norfolk - 2 £175 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £155 -

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 210 (81.40%) Windows
2 137 (53.10%) Windows 7
3 125 (48.45%) Active Directory
4 120 (46.51%) Microsoft
5 86 (33.33%) MS Office
6 64 (24.81%) ITIL
7 61 (23.64%) Windows XP
8 51 (19.77%) MS Excel
8 51 (19.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 50 (19.38%) Blackberry
10 47 (18.22%) SCCM
11 44 (17.05%) Citrix
12 41 (15.89%) MS Exchange
13 35 (13.57%) Microsoft Certification
14 34 (13.18%) SLA
14 34 (13.18%) TCP/IP
15 29 (11.24%) WAN
15 29 (11.24%) LAN
16 28 (10.85%) Windows Server 2003
17 26 (10.08%) Windows 8
18 24 (9.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 22 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
20 20 (7.75%) MCDST
20 20 (7.75%) Finance
21 19 (7.36%) Legal
21 19 (7.36%) Windows Server 2012
22 17 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
22 17 (6.59%) Android
22 17 (6.59%) VMware
22 17 (6.59%) Cisco

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 41 (15.89%) MS Exchange
2 24 (9.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 17 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (3.10%) Lync
5 6 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (1.94%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.16%) CMS
8 2 (0.78%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.39%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 86 (33.33%) MS Office
2 51 (19.77%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.78%) MicroStation
4 2 (0.78%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.39%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.26%) Office 365
2 1 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (13.18%) TCP/IP
2 29 (11.24%) LAN
2 29 (11.24%) WAN
3 15 (5.81%) VPN
4 12 (4.65%) DHCP
5 11 (4.26%) DNS
6 7 (2.71%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (1.94%) VoIP
8 4 (1.55%) WLAN
8 4 (1.55%) Firewall
9 3 (1.16%) Wireless
9 3 (1.16%) 2G
9 3 (1.16%) ADSL
9 3 (1.16%) SAN
9 3 (1.16%) Internet
9 3 (1.16%) Extranet
10 2 (0.78%) 3G
10 2 (0.78%) GPRS
10 2 (0.78%) GSM
10 2 (0.78%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.16%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.39%) MSI
General
1 20 (7.75%) Finance
2 19 (7.36%) Legal
3 16 (6.20%) Law
4 8 (3.10%) Retail
5 6 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.55%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.55%) Banking
7 3 (1.16%) Publishing
7 3 (1.16%) Automotive
7 3 (1.16%) Back Office
8 2 (0.78%) Front Office
8 2 (0.78%) Advertising
8 2 (0.78%) Marketing
9 1 (0.39%) Local Government
9 1 (0.39%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.78%) LINQ
2 1 (0.39%) COM
2 1 (0.39%) ODBC
2 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 50 (19.38%) Blackberry
2 22 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.10%) Thin Client
3 8 (3.10%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.33%) iPad
5 5 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.55%) Statistics
7 3 (1.16%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.16%) iPhone
7 3 (1.16%) NHS
7 3 (1.16%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.78%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.39%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.39%) Handset
9 1 (0.39%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.39%) PDA
9 1 (0.39%) DTV
9 1 (0.39%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 210 (81.40%) Windows
2 137 (53.10%) Windows 7
3 61 (23.64%) Windows XP
4 51 (19.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (10.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (10.08%) Windows 8
7 19 (7.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (6.59%) Android
9 10 (3.88%) Mac OS X
9 10 (3.88%) Linux
10 9 (3.49%) Windows Vista
10 9 (3.49%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.16%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.78%) UNIX
13 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (24.81%) ITIL
2 12 (4.65%) Service Management
3 11 (4.26%) Asset Management
4 10 (3.88%) Investment Management
5 9 (3.49%) Change Management
6 8 (3.10%) ITSM
7 6 (2.33%) Problem Management
7 6 (2.33%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (2.33%) Software Deployment
8 5 (1.94%) Service Delivery
9 4 (1.55%) CRM
9 4 (1.55%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (1.55%) Server Building
10 3 (1.16%) Functional Testing
10 3 (1.16%) Incident Management
10 3 (1.16%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (1.16%) PRINCE2
10 3 (1.16%) Identity Management
10 3 (1.16%) Online Security
10 3 (1.16%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.94%) VBA
1 5 (1.94%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.55%) SQL
3 1 (0.39%) VB
3 1 (0.39%) C
3 1 (0.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 35 (13.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (7.75%) MCDST
3 16 (6.20%) MCP
4 10 (3.88%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.10%) MCITP
6 7 (2.71%) MCSE
7 6 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.55%) SC Cleared
8 4 (1.55%) MCSA
9 2 (0.78%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (13.18%) SLA
2 4 (1.55%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 125 (48.45%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.65%) vSphere
3 9 (3.49%) XenApp
4 5 (1.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.55%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.55%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.16%) Xen
7 2 (0.78%) NDS
8 1 (0.39%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.39%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 47 (18.22%) SCCM
2 7 (2.71%) Backup Exec
2 7 (2.71%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.78%) WSUS
5 1 (0.39%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 120 (46.51%) Microsoft
2 44 (17.05%) Citrix
3 17 (6.59%) Cisco
3 17 (6.59%) VMware
4 16 (6.20%) Dell
5 15 (5.81%) HP
6 11 (4.26%) Apple
6 11 (4.26%) Symantec
7 9 (3.49%) Remedy
7 9 (3.49%) Reuters
7 9 (3.49%) Bloomberg
8 7 (2.71%) Mitel
8 7 (2.71%) McAfee
9 5 (1.94%) Adobe
9 5 (1.94%) Google
9 5 (1.94%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.16%) Lumension
10 3 (1.16%) Polycom
10 3 (1.16%) Acronis
10 3 (1.16%) Oracle
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