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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Analyst
Rank 488 453 459
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 121 139 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.28% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 79 38
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£145 £160 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £110 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £250 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £153 £170 £175
% change year-on-year
-10.29% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 30 32
Average hourly rate £16.13 £15.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.73% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.66 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.36 £22.39 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%

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
50702 48981 45586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.56% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32009 29925 26397
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1910 1955 2127
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 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 6 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 -35 111 £150 -6.25% 15
London -8 54 £144 -6.66% 7
South East -19 20 £150 -9.09% 4
City of London -17 14 £145 -12.12% 4
Scotland +8 8 £135 +32.77%
East of England +5 8 £175 +35.92% 1
South West -15 8 £138 -32.92% 1
West Midlands -1 7 £98 -
Surrey +5 6 £145 -14.70% 3
Tyne and Wear - 6 £100 -
North East - 6 £100 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £100 -
Edinburgh - 6 £136 -
Berkshire +5 4 - -
Swindon -3 4 - -
Wiltshire -3 4 - -
East Midlands -7 4 £215 - 1
Oxford -9 4 £200 -
Oxfordshire -20 4 £200 -11.11%
Staines - 4 £135 -
Kent -3 3 £145 +23.40%
Leeds -15 3 £118 -
West Yorkshire -18 3 £118 -
Yorkshire -25 3 £118 +17.50%
Norfolk - 3 £175 -
West Bromwich - 3 - -
Woking +16 2 £158 -
Somerset +8 2 £138 -32.92%
Reading +5 2 - -
Hampshire +2 2 £165 +37.50%

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 206 (78.93%) Windows
2 147 (56.32%) Windows 7
3 126 (48.28%) Active Directory
4 119 (45.59%) Microsoft
5 83 (31.80%) MS Office
6 74 (28.35%) ITIL
7 52 (19.92%) Windows XP
8 51 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 44 (16.86%) SCCM
9 44 (16.86%) MS Excel
10 43 (16.48%) Blackberry
11 37 (14.18%) MS Exchange
12 36 (13.79%) Citrix
13 35 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 31 (11.88%) SLA
15 30 (11.49%) Windows 8
16 28 (10.73%) Windows Server 2003
16 28 (10.73%) LAN
17 26 (9.96%) WAN
17 26 (9.96%) TCP/IP
18 21 (8.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 20 (7.66%) Finance
19 20 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
20 19 (7.28%) Cisco
21 18 (6.90%) MCP
21 18 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
21 18 (6.90%) MCDST
22 16 (6.13%) Security Cleared
22 16 (6.13%) VPN
23 15 (5.75%) VMware

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 37 (14.18%) MS Exchange
2 21 (8.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (4.21%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.68%) CMS
5 6 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.92%) Lync
7 4 (1.53%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 83 (31.80%) MS Office
2 44 (16.86%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.53%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.21%) Office 365
2 1 (0.38%) IaaS
2 1 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (10.73%) LAN
2 26 (9.96%) WAN
2 26 (9.96%) TCP/IP
3 16 (6.13%) VPN
4 12 (4.60%) DNS
5 11 (4.21%) DHCP
6 9 (3.45%) Firewall
7 7 (2.68%) VoIP
8 6 (2.30%) Wireless
9 5 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.53%) Extranet
11 3 (1.15%) WLAN
11 3 (1.15%) ADSL
12 2 (0.77%) GPRS
12 2 (0.77%) GSM
12 2 (0.77%) UMTS
12 2 (0.77%) 2G
12 2 (0.77%) IP Telephony
12 2 (0.77%) 3G
12 2 (0.77%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (1.15%) MSI
2 2 (0.77%) InstallShield
General
1 20 (7.66%) Finance
2 11 (4.21%) Law
3 10 (3.83%) Legal
4 9 (3.45%) Retail
5 6 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.92%) Banking
7 3 (1.15%) Publishing
7 3 (1.15%) Back Office
8 2 (0.77%) Front Office
8 2 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.38%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.77%) .NET
1 2 (0.77%) X-Windows
1 2 (0.77%) Application Packaging
1 2 (0.77%) LINQ
2 1 (0.38%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.38%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.48%) Blackberry
2 20 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 9 (3.45%) Thin Client
4 6 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.30%) iPad
5 4 (1.53%) NHS
5 4 (1.53%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.53%) iPhone
6 3 (1.15%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.15%) Statistics
7 2 (0.77%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.77%) HP Storage
7 2 (0.77%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.38%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.38%) BYOD
8 1 (0.38%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.38%) FMCG
8 1 (0.38%) PDA
8 1 (0.38%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 206 (78.93%) Windows
2 147 (56.32%) Windows 7
3 52 (19.92%) Windows XP
4 51 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (11.49%) Windows 8
6 28 (10.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (4.60%) Android
8 12 (4.60%) Linux
9 11 (4.21%) Mac OS X
10 9 (3.45%) Windows Vista
10 9 (3.45%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.15%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (28.35%) ITIL
2 13 (4.98%) Service Management
3 12 (4.60%) Problem Management
4 8 (3.07%) Investment Management
4 8 (3.07%) Migration
4 8 (3.07%) Change Management
5 7 (2.68%) Asset Management
5 7 (2.68%) Document Management
6 6 (2.30%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (1.92%) Software Deployment
7 5 (1.92%) Server Building
7 5 (1.92%) ITSM
8 4 (1.53%) Service Delivery
8 4 (1.53%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (1.53%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (1.53%) Incident Management
8 4 (1.53%) Patch Management
8 4 (1.53%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (1.15%) Change Control
9 3 (1.15%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (3.83%) SQL
2 5 (1.92%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.15%) Java
4 2 (0.77%) PHP
4 2 (0.77%) Python
5 1 (0.38%) C
5 1 (0.38%) VB
5 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (13.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (6.90%) MCP
2 18 (6.90%) MCDST
3 16 (6.13%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.07%) MCITP
6 6 (2.30%) MCSE
6 6 (2.30%) MCSA
7 5 (1.92%) A+ Certification
7 5 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.53%) Degree
9 3 (1.15%) IBM Certification
9 3 (1.15%) MOS
10 2 (0.77%) MCTS
11 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.38%) DCSE
11 1 (0.38%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.88%) SLA
2 4 (1.53%) QA
3 1 (0.38%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 126 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
3 10 (3.83%) vSphere
4 8 (3.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (2.30%) XenApp
6 4 (1.53%) Terminal Services
7 3 (1.15%) Xen
7 3 (1.15%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.38%) NDS
9 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.38%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 44 (16.86%) SCCM
2 5 (1.92%) Backup Exec
2 5 (1.92%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.38%) DameWare
5 1 (0.38%) TeamSite
5 1 (0.38%) ZENworks
5 1 (0.38%) WSUS
5 1 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 119 (45.59%) Microsoft
2 36 (13.79%) Citrix
3 19 (7.28%) Cisco
4 15 (5.75%) VMware
5 12 (4.60%) Dell
6 11 (4.21%) Symantec
7 10 (3.83%) HP
8 8 (3.07%) Apple
9 7 (2.68%) Remedy
9 7 (2.68%) Bloomberg
10 5 (1.92%) Reuters
10 5 (1.92%) Mitel
10 5 (1.92%) Google
10 5 (1.92%) Polycom
10 5 (1.92%) McAfee
11 4 (1.53%) Sophos
11 4 (1.53%) Lotus
12 3 (1.15%) Avaya
12 3 (1.15%) IBM
12 3 (1.15%) Adobe
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