The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Analyst
Rank 437 467 406
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -61
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 156 101 182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.20% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.21% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 37 72
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £139 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £375 £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £156 £175 £145
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +20.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 33 70
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -7.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.79 £12.93 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.26 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +25 148 £163 -7.14% 15
London +31 73 £160 -8.57% 12
City of London +43 35 £165 -8.33% 4
South East +6 31 £170 -54.66%
South West -19 14 £180 +20.00% 1
West Midlands -8 9 - -
West Sussex - 8 £120 -
Wiltshire - 8 £225 -
Yorkshire +8 7 £100 - 1
East Sussex - 7 - -
Oxfordshire +3 6 £225 -
South Yorkshire - 6 - -
Surrey +1 5 £170 -
North West -3 4 £153 -
East of England -28 4 £129 -40.11%
Doncaster - 4 - -
Crawley - 4 £120 -
Berkshire +1 3 £283 -24.66%
East Midlands -2 3 £120 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £145 -
Cheltenham - 3 £145 -
Cheshire +4 2 - -
Scotland -23 2 £96 -48.88%
Northamptonshire - 2 £120 -
Essex - 2 £160 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £98 -
Watford - 2 £98 -
Guildford - 2 £170 -
Glasgow +1 1 £102 -49.16%
Oxford -1 1 - -

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 243 (83.51%) Windows
2 173 (59.45%) Windows 7
3 155 (53.26%) Active Directory
4 125 (42.96%) MS Office
5 116 (39.86%) Microsoft
6 113 (38.83%) Windows XP
7 70 (24.05%) ITIL
8 64 (21.99%) MS Excel
9 56 (19.24%) Blackberry
10 54 (18.56%) Citrix
11 52 (17.87%) MS Exchange
12 39 (13.40%) SCCM
13 38 (13.06%) Finance
14 33 (11.34%) Windows Server 2008
15 29 (9.97%) TCP/IP
16 26 (8.93%) LAN
16 26 (8.93%) VMware
17 25 (8.59%) Windows Server 2003
17 25 (8.59%) Windows 8
18 24 (8.25%) Apple
18 24 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
19 22 (7.56%) Cisco
19 22 (7.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 22 (7.56%) Legal
20 21 (7.22%) Lotus
20 21 (7.22%) IBM Notes
21 20 (6.87%) SLA
21 20 (6.87%) Mac OS X
22 19 (6.53%) iPhone
23 18 (6.19%) VPN

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 52 (17.87%) MS Exchange
2 22 (7.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 21 (7.22%) IBM Notes
4 15 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.44%) SharePoint
6 9 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (3.09%) Lync
7 8 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.03%) WorkSite
8 3 (1.03%) Lotus Domino
9 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.34%) IIS
Applications
1 125 (42.96%) MS Office
2 64 (21.99%) MS Excel
3 14 (4.81%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.69%) MS Project
6 1 (0.34%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.34%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.34%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (1.03%) Misys Midas
3 2 (0.69%) assyst
3 2 (0.69%) BPCS
4 1 (0.34%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.34%) Cerner Millennium
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.12%) Office 365
2 2 (0.69%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (9.97%) TCP/IP
2 26 (8.93%) LAN
3 18 (6.19%) VPN
4 16 (5.50%) Wireless
5 15 (5.15%) WAN
6 11 (3.78%) DNS
6 11 (3.78%) IP Telephony
7 10 (3.44%) DHCP
8 9 (3.09%) VoIP
8 9 (3.09%) Internet
9 4 (1.37%) Structured Cabling
10 3 (1.03%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.69%) Firewall
11 2 (0.69%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.69%) Nortel Meridian
11 2 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
12 1 (0.34%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.34%) PABX
12 1 (0.34%) LDAP
12 1 (0.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.03%) MSI
2 1 (0.34%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.34%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.34%) Toad
General
1 38 (13.06%) Finance
2 22 (7.56%) Legal
3 16 (5.50%) Law
4 14 (4.81%) Banking
5 7 (2.41%) Back Office
5 7 (2.41%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.72%) Retail
7 3 (1.03%) Local Government
8 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.69%) Advertising
9 1 (0.34%) Front Office
9 1 (0.34%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.34%) Cantonese Language
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
9 1 (0.34%) German Language
9 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.72%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.34%) ODBC
2 1 (0.34%) Flash
2 1 (0.34%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 56 (19.24%) Blackberry
2 19 (6.53%) iPhone
3 13 (4.47%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (3.44%) Handset
5 7 (2.41%) Thin Client
5 7 (2.41%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.41%) iPad
6 6 (2.06%) PDA
7 5 (1.72%) NHS
8 4 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.69%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.69%) CMDB
10 1 (0.34%) Equities
10 1 (0.34%) Derivative
10 1 (0.34%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.34%) SCADA
10 1 (0.34%) GIS
10 1 (0.34%) Firmware
10 1 (0.34%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 243 (83.51%) Windows
2 173 (59.45%) Windows 7
3 113 (38.83%) Windows XP
4 33 (11.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (8.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (8.59%) Windows 8
6 20 (6.87%) Mac OS X
7 15 (5.15%) Apple iOS
8 14 (4.81%) Android
9 12 (4.12%) Windows Vista
10 6 (2.06%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.37%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.03%) Linux
13 2 (0.69%) UNIX
13 2 (0.69%) Mac OS X Server
13 2 (0.69%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.34%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.34%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.05%) ITIL
2 13 (4.47%) Service Management
2 13 (4.47%) ITSM
3 11 (3.78%) Service Delivery
4 10 (3.44%) Incident Management
5 9 (3.09%) Change Management
6 8 (2.75%) Asset Management
7 7 (2.41%) Software Deployment
8 5 (1.72%) Document Management
8 5 (1.72%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (1.72%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (1.72%) Business Continuity
9 4 (1.37%) Migration
9 4 (1.37%) Project Management
9 4 (1.37%) ITIL V3
9 4 (1.37%) Problem Management
10 3 (1.03%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (1.03%) Time Management
10 3 (1.03%) Configuration Management
11 2 (0.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.06%) SQL
2 2 (0.69%) C
3 1 (0.34%) C#
3 1 (0.34%) Java
3 1 (0.34%) VBA
3 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (4.81%) MCP
3 13 (4.47%) Degree
4 10 (3.44%) Security Cleared
5 8 (2.75%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.72%) MCDST
7 5 (1.72%) MCTS
8 4 (1.37%) MCSE
9 3 (1.03%) MCSA
10 2 (0.69%) A+ Certification
10 2 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.34%) MCITP
11 1 (0.34%) MOS
11 1 (0.34%) CCA
11 1 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.87%) SLA
2 3 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 155 (53.26%) Active Directory
2 16 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.44%) Terminal Services
4 9 (3.09%) XenApp
5 5 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.34%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.34%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 39 (13.40%) SCCM
2 9 (3.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (3.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.69%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.34%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.34%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.34%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.34%) DameWare
Vendors
1 116 (39.86%) Microsoft
2 54 (18.56%) Citrix
3 26 (8.93%) VMware
4 24 (8.25%) Apple
5 22 (7.56%) Cisco
6 21 (7.22%) Lotus
7 16 (5.50%) Symantec
8 15 (5.15%) HP
9 13 (4.47%) Remedy
10 10 (3.44%) Altiris
10 10 (3.44%) Bloomberg
11 7 (2.41%) Dell
12 5 (1.72%) Interwoven
12 5 (1.72%) Reuters
13 4 (1.37%) Avaya
13 4 (1.37%) PeopleSoft
14 3 (1.03%) SAP
14 3 (1.03%) Adobe
14 3 (1.03%) Nortel
14 3 (1.03%) CA
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