The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Desktop Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Analyst
Rank 513 520 448
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -72
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 107 138 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.25% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.26% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 83 110
Median daily rate £178 £170 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £118 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £150 £153
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 26 36
Median hourly rate £15.03 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.08% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £16.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £22.00 £24.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.53 £21.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-32.40% +34.37%

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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Desktop Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Desktop Analyst in the job title.

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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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statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 101 £185 +8.82% 15
London -33 50 £200 +14.28% 8
South East +33 23 £138 -5.17% 5
City of London -4 13 £200 -27.27% 1
Yorkshire +27 9 £158 -28.97%
Leeds +21 7 £225 +1.46%
West Yorkshire +16 7 £225 +1.46%
South West +14 7 £190 +15.15% 1
Oxfordshire 0 7 £125 -16.66%
Oxford -4 5 £125 -16.66%
East of England +11 4 £165 -21.42%
West Midlands -13 4 £245 +68.96% 2
Norfolk - 4 £165 -
Hampshire +27 3 £130 -
Surrey +18 3 - - 1
North West +5 3 - -
Manchester +4 3 - -
Wales -4 3 £110 -72.83%
Birmingham -9 3 £245 +40.00%
Middlesex - 3 - -
King's Lynn - 3 £173 -
Cardiff +15 2 £110 -72.83%
Bristol +6 2 £325 -
Berkshire +5 2 - - 1
South Wales +5 2 £110 -72.83%
Scotland +2 2 £125 -10.71%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £235 - 1
Kent - 2 £325 - 1
North Yorkshire - 2 £115 -
Dorset - 2 £190 -

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Desktop Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Desktop Analyst in the job title.

1 161 (78.54%) Windows
2 113 (55.12%) Active Directory
3 105 (51.22%) Windows 7
4 75 (36.59%) Microsoft
5 68 (33.17%) MS Office
6 62 (30.24%) ITIL
7 44 (21.46%) Finance
8 36 (17.56%) Citrix
9 35 (17.07%) Windows Server
10 31 (15.12%) SCCM
11 29 (14.15%) MS Excel
12 28 (13.66%) Blackberry
13 26 (12.68%) Office 365
14 23 (11.22%) TCP/IP
14 23 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
16 21 (10.24%) MS Exchange
16 21 (10.24%) MCP
17 20 (9.76%) LAN
17 20 (9.76%) VMware
17 20 (9.76%) Windows 10
18 19 (9.27%) Asset Management
19 18 (8.78%) DNS
19 18 (8.78%) Bloomberg
20 17 (8.29%) SLA
20 17 (8.29%) Windows XP
21 15 (7.32%) Retail
22 14 (6.83%) Windows 8
22 14 (6.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
23 13 (6.34%) Reuters

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (10.24%) MS Exchange
2 14 (6.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (3.90%) IBM Notes
6 6 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.44%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.46%) CMS
9 2 (0.98%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 68 (33.17%) MS Office
2 29 (14.15%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Eikon
1 1 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (12.68%) Office 365
2 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (11.22%) TCP/IP
2 20 (9.76%) LAN
3 18 (8.78%) DNS
4 13 (6.34%) WAN
5 11 (5.37%) DHCP
6 5 (2.44%) VoIP
6 5 (2.44%) VPN
7 4 (1.95%) Network Security
7 4 (1.95%) Wireless
8 3 (1.46%) Extranet
8 3 (1.46%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.98%) Firewall
9 2 (0.98%) Skype
10 1 (0.49%) 3G
10 1 (0.49%) SMS
10 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.98%) BusinessObjects
General
1 44 (21.46%) Finance
2 15 (7.32%) Retail
3 13 (6.34%) Legal
4 11 (5.37%) Banking
5 9 (4.39%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.95%) Law
6 4 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.46%) Automotive
7 3 (1.46%) German Language
7 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.49%) Advertising
9 1 (0.49%) Back Office
9 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.49%) .NET
1 1 (0.49%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.49%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.66%) Blackberry
2 10 (4.88%) Smartphone
2 10 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.41%) Driving Licence
4 7 (3.41%) Fat Client
4 7 (3.41%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.93%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.93%) iPhone
6 4 (1.95%) iPad
7 2 (0.98%) CMDB
7 2 (0.98%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.98%) Economics
7 2 (0.98%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.98%) Handset
7 2 (0.98%) Life Science
7 2 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.98%) Statistics
8 1 (0.49%) Equities
8 1 (0.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 161 (78.54%) Windows
2 105 (51.22%) Windows 7
3 35 (17.07%) Windows Server
4 23 (11.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (9.76%) Windows 10
6 17 (8.29%) Windows XP
7 14 (6.83%) Windows 8
8 12 (5.85%) Mac OS X
9 10 (4.88%) Apple iOS
10 8 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.93%) Android
11 6 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.46%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.98%) Unix
13 2 (0.98%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (30.24%) ITIL
2 19 (9.27%) Asset Management
3 11 (5.37%) ITIL V3
3 11 (5.37%) Release Management
4 10 (4.88%) Incident Management
4 10 (4.88%) Migration
5 9 (4.39%) Project Management
5 9 (4.39%) Service Delivery
5 9 (4.39%) Service Management
6 8 (3.90%) Line Management
7 6 (2.93%) Application Packaging
7 6 (2.93%) Change Management
7 6 (2.93%) PRINCE2
7 6 (2.93%) Problem Management
8 5 (2.44%) Configuration Management
9 4 (1.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (1.95%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (1.95%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (1.95%) Software Asset Management
9 4 (1.95%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.37%) VBA
2 7 (3.41%) SQL
3 3 (1.46%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (10.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (10.24%) MCP
3 9 (4.39%) A+ Certification
3 9 (4.39%) MCSE
3 9 (4.39%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.93%) MCDST
6 5 (2.44%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.95%) Degree
7 4 (1.95%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.46%) ISEB
8 3 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.46%) MCSA
8 3 (1.46%) MCTS
9 2 (0.98%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.49%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.49%) HNC
10 1 (0.49%) HND
10 1 (0.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.29%) SLA
2 3 (1.46%) QA
3 2 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.49%) HL7
4 1 (0.49%) MiFID
System Software
1 113 (55.12%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.41%) XenApp
4 6 (2.93%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.44%) BitLocker
5 5 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.46%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.49%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.49%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (15.12%) SCCM
2 10 (4.88%) WSUS
3 5 (2.44%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.98%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.49%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.49%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 75 (36.59%) Microsoft
2 36 (17.56%) Citrix
3 20 (9.76%) VMware
4 18 (8.78%) Bloomberg
5 13 (6.34%) Reuters
6 9 (4.39%) Apple
6 9 (4.39%) Wyse
7 8 (3.90%) Cisco
7 8 (3.90%) Lotus
8 7 (3.41%) LANDesk
9 6 (2.93%) Dell
9 6 (2.93%) HP
9 6 (2.93%) ServiceNow
9 6 (2.93%) Symantec
10 5 (2.44%) AppSense
11 4 (1.95%) FactSet
11 4 (1.95%) Remedy
12 3 (1.46%) Intel Security
12 3 (1.46%) Mitel
12 3 (1.46%) Sophos