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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Analyst
Rank 496 458 468
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 125 155 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.28% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.31% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 84 42
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£155 £163 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £118 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £250 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £163 £175
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 36
Average hourly rate £16.60 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.39 £14.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £22.26 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -11.47%

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -51 119 £158 -4.54% 9
London -7 67 £153 -6.15% 6
City of London -21 21 £145 -12.12% 3
South East -22 20 £150 -11.76% 1
East of England +7 11 £175 +35.92%
West Midlands 0 6 £118 -
Surrey 0 6 £145 -9.37%
Scotland -6 6 £135 +40.86% 2
Edinburgh - 5 £136 - 2
East Midlands +1 4 £215 +79.16% 1
Oxford -16 4 £200 -
South West -18 4 - -
Oxfordshire -25 4 £200 -11.11%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - -
Tyne and Wear - 4 - -
Staines - 4 £135 -
North East - 4 - -
Berkshire +4 3 - -
Watford 0 3 £210 +115.38%
Kent -2 3 £145 +23.40%
Hertfordshire -3 3 £210 +115.38%
Wiltshire -5 3 - -
Swindon -9 3 - -
West Sussex -12 3 £110 -8.33%
Norfolk - 3 £175 -
Woking +1 2 £158 -
Essex -6 2 £195 +21.87%
Yorkshire -27 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £155 -
Gatwick - 2 - -

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 199 (79.28%) Windows
2 136 (54.18%) Windows 7
3 119 (47.41%) Microsoft
4 117 (46.61%) Active Directory
5 85 (33.86%) MS Office
6 61 (24.30%) ITIL
7 57 (22.71%) Windows XP
8 49 (19.52%) MS Excel
9 48 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (16.33%) Blackberry
11 40 (15.94%) SCCM
12 38 (15.14%) Citrix
13 34 (13.55%) MS Exchange
14 32 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
15 31 (12.35%) SLA
16 29 (11.55%) Windows 8
17 28 (11.16%) TCP/IP
17 28 (11.16%) LAN
18 27 (10.76%) WAN
19 24 (9.56%) Windows Server 2003
20 21 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
21 18 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
21 18 (7.17%) MCDST
21 18 (7.17%) Cisco
21 18 (7.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
21 18 (7.17%) VMware
21 18 (7.17%) Finance
22 15 (5.98%) Law
22 15 (5.98%) Legal
22 15 (5.98%) VPN

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 34 (13.55%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (2.79%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.79%) CMS
5 5 (1.99%) Lync
6 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.80%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.40%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.40%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 85 (33.86%) MS Office
2 49 (19.52%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.40%) MicroStation
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.59%) Office 365
2 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.16%) LAN
1 28 (11.16%) TCP/IP
2 27 (10.76%) WAN
3 15 (5.98%) VPN
4 12 (4.78%) DHCP
5 9 (3.59%) DNS
6 6 (2.39%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (1.99%) Firewall
7 5 (1.99%) VoIP
8 4 (1.59%) WLAN
8 4 (1.59%) Extranet
9 3 (1.20%) ADSL
9 3 (1.20%) Wireless
9 3 (1.20%) 2G
10 2 (0.80%) GPRS
10 2 (0.80%) GSM
10 2 (0.80%) UMTS
10 2 (0.80%) 3G
10 2 (0.80%) LTE
10 2 (0.80%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.80%) MSI
2 1 (0.40%) InstallShield
General
1 18 (7.17%) Finance
2 15 (5.98%) Law
2 15 (5.98%) Legal
3 9 (3.59%) Retail
4 7 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.59%) Banking
5 4 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.20%) Publishing
6 3 (1.20%) Front Office
7 2 (0.80%) Back Office
7 2 (0.80%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.80%) LINQ
2 1 (0.40%) .NET
2 1 (0.40%) ODBC
2 1 (0.40%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 41 (16.33%) Blackberry
2 21 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.59%) Fat Client
3 9 (3.59%) Thin Client
4 6 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.39%) iPad
5 4 (1.59%) iPhone
5 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.59%) Statistics
6 3 (1.20%) Mathematics
6 3 (1.20%) NHS
6 3 (1.20%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.80%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.40%) BYOD
8 1 (0.40%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.40%) DTV
8 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.40%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 199 (79.28%) Windows
2 136 (54.18%) Windows 7
3 57 (22.71%) Windows XP
4 48 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (11.55%) Windows 8
6 24 (9.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (7.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (5.18%) Android
9 11 (4.38%) Linux
10 9 (3.59%) Mac OS X
10 9 (3.59%) Windows Vista
10 9 (3.59%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.20%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (24.30%) ITIL
2 12 (4.78%) Service Management
3 9 (3.59%) Problem Management
3 9 (3.59%) Asset Management
4 8 (3.19%) Change Management
4 8 (3.19%) Investment Management
5 7 (2.79%) Document Management
6 6 (2.39%) ITSM
6 6 (2.39%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (1.99%) Server Building
7 5 (1.99%) Migration
7 5 (1.99%) Software Deployment
8 4 (1.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (1.59%) Service Delivery
8 4 (1.59%) CRM
9 3 (1.20%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (1.20%) PRINCE2
9 3 (1.20%) Identity Management
9 3 (1.20%) Incident Management
9 3 (1.20%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.99%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.59%) SQL
3 3 (1.20%) VBA
4 1 (0.40%) VB
4 1 (0.40%) C
4 1 (0.40%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (7.17%) MCDST
3 15 (5.98%) MCP
4 14 (5.58%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.19%) SC Cleared
6 7 (2.79%) MCITP
7 5 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.99%) MCSA
8 4 (1.59%) MCSE
9 3 (1.20%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.20%) Degree
9 3 (1.20%) MOS
10 2 (0.80%) IBM Certification
11 1 (0.40%) Dell Certification
11 1 (0.40%) DCSE
11 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (12.35%) SLA
2 4 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 117 (46.61%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.38%) vSphere
3 8 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.39%) XenApp
6 4 (1.59%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.20%) Xen
8 2 (0.80%) NDS
9 1 (0.40%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.40%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.40%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 40 (15.94%) SCCM
2 6 (2.39%) AirWatch
2 6 (2.39%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.80%) WSUS
5 1 (0.40%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.40%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 119 (47.41%) Microsoft
2 38 (15.14%) Citrix
3 18 (7.17%) Cisco
3 18 (7.17%) VMware
4 12 (4.78%) Dell
5 11 (4.38%) HP
6 9 (3.59%) Apple
6 9 (3.59%) Symantec
7 8 (3.19%) Reuters
7 8 (3.19%) Bloomberg
8 7 (2.79%) Remedy
9 6 (2.39%) Mitel
10 5 (1.99%) Google
10 5 (1.99%) McAfee
11 4 (1.59%) Adobe
11 4 (1.59%) Polycom
12 3 (1.20%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.20%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.20%) Sophos
13 2 (0.80%) CheckPoint
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