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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Analyst
Rank 441 406 399
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 147 138 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.29% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.31% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 63 91
Average daily rate £160 £170 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £126 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £300 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 45 52
Average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £15.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £20.80 £21.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £13.13
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.66%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -74 137 £160 -8.57% 20
London -21 71 £150 -20.52% 7
South East -8 26 £165 +1.53% 7
City of London -27 21 £160 -15.23% 3
East of England -25 14 £170 -
South West -17 8 £205 +49.09%
Berkshire -8 6 £150 +150.00% 2
Scotland -9 6 - -
Cambridgeshire -10 6 £180 +5.88%
Hampshire +6 5 £143 -16.78% 1
East Midlands -5 5 £135 - 1
West Midlands -15 5 £140 - 1
Essex -22 5 £157 -37.40%
North West -17 4 £150 +16.50% 1
Yorkshire -20 4 - - 3
Kent +9 3 £190 +8.57%
Aberdeen +7 3 - -
Reading -2 3 £150 +150.00%
West Sussex -3 3 £160 -1.53% 3
Cardiff -15 3 £250 +44.92%
South Wales -15 3 £250 +44.92%
Wales -17 3 £250 +44.92%
Peterborough - 3 £190 -
Crawley +5 2 £160 -1.53% 1
Birmingham -8 2 £140 -
Somerset -8 2 £205 +51.85%
Surrey -8 2 £175 -
Leeds -17 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire -21 2 - - 1
Devon - 2 £133 -

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 272 (88.60%) Windows
2 209 (68.08%) Windows 7
3 157 (51.14%) MS Office
4 153 (49.84%) Microsoft
5 142 (46.25%) Active Directory
6 140 (45.60%) Windows XP
7 64 (20.85%) ITIL
8 63 (20.52%) Citrix
9 60 (19.54%) Finance
10 58 (18.89%) Blackberry
11 56 (18.24%) MS Excel
12 51 (16.61%) SCCM
13 44 (14.33%) MS Exchange
14 42 (13.68%) TCP/IP
15 37 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
16 34 (11.07%) VPN
17 31 (10.10%) IBM Notes
17 31 (10.10%) Lotus
18 30 (9.77%) LAN
19 28 (9.12%) SLA
19 28 (9.12%) Banking
20 26 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
21 25 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
22 24 (7.82%) Apple
23 19 (6.19%) Legal
23 19 (6.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
23 19 (6.19%) WAN
24 18 (5.86%) Symantec
24 18 (5.86%) Mac OS X
24 18 (5.86%) VMware

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 44 (14.33%) MS Exchange
2 31 (10.10%) IBM Notes
3 19 (6.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.28%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.63%) Lync
7 4 (1.30%) Lotus Domino
7 4 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.65%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.33%) IIS
10 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 157 (51.14%) MS Office
2 56 (18.24%) MS Excel
3 16 (5.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (2.28%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.98%) MS Project
6 1 (0.33%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.33%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 6 (1.95%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (1.63%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.65%) assyst
4 1 (0.33%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.33%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.28%) Office 365
2 2 (0.65%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (13.68%) TCP/IP
2 34 (11.07%) VPN
3 30 (9.77%) LAN
4 19 (6.19%) WAN
5 17 (5.54%) Internet
6 14 (4.56%) Wireless
7 11 (3.58%) DNS
8 7 (2.28%) IP Telephony
8 7 (2.28%) VLAN
8 7 (2.28%) DHCP
8 7 (2.28%) VoIP
9 6 (1.95%) PBX
10 5 (1.63%) Firewall
11 3 (0.98%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.98%) Extranet
11 3 (0.98%) Intranet
11 3 (0.98%) Structured Cabling
11 3 (0.98%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.65%) Nortel Meridian
12 2 (0.65%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.33%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (2.93%) MSI
2 1 (0.33%) Ant
2 1 (0.33%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.33%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 60 (19.54%) Finance
2 28 (9.12%) Banking
3 19 (6.19%) Legal
4 14 (4.56%) Law
5 12 (3.91%) Back Office
6 10 (3.26%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.95%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.30%) Local Government
8 4 (1.30%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.30%) Retail
8 4 (1.30%) Front Office
9 3 (0.98%) French Language
10 2 (0.65%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.65%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) German Language
11 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.33%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.91%) Application Packaging
2 4 (1.30%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.33%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 58 (18.89%) Blackberry
2 13 (4.23%) iPhone
2 13 (4.23%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (2.61%) iPad
3 8 (2.61%) PDA
4 6 (1.95%) NHS
5 3 (0.98%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.98%) GIS
6 2 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.65%) Thin Client
6 2 (0.65%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.65%) Statistics
6 2 (0.65%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.65%) CMDB
6 2 (0.65%) Handset
7 1 (0.33%) IVR
7 1 (0.33%) Equities
7 1 (0.33%) Derivative
7 1 (0.33%) SCADA
7 1 (0.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 272 (88.60%) Windows
2 209 (68.08%) Windows 7
3 140 (45.60%) Windows XP
4 37 (12.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (5.86%) Mac OS X
7 12 (3.91%) Windows Vista
8 11 (3.58%) Android
9 9 (2.93%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.95%) Apple iOS
10 6 (1.95%) Linux
11 5 (1.63%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.98%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.98%) NetWare
13 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.65%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.85%) ITIL
2 16 (5.21%) Migration
3 14 (4.56%) ITSM
4 13 (4.23%) Incident Management
4 13 (4.23%) Service Management
5 10 (3.26%) Software Deployment
5 10 (3.26%) Change Management
6 9 (2.93%) Asset Management
6 9 (2.93%) Service Delivery
7 7 (2.28%) ERP
7 7 (2.28%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (1.95%) Project Management
9 5 (1.63%) Document Management
9 5 (1.63%) Time Management
9 5 (1.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (1.63%) Risk Management
10 3 (0.98%) Problem Management
10 3 (0.98%) Investment Management
10 3 (0.98%) Security Management
11 2 (0.65%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.58%) SQL
2 8 (2.61%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.95%) C
3 6 (1.95%) Java
4 5 (1.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (8.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (5.21%) Degree
3 14 (4.56%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (4.23%) MCSE
5 12 (3.91%) MCP
5 12 (3.91%) Security Cleared
6 5 (1.63%) MCSA
7 3 (0.98%) SC Cleared
7 3 (0.98%) MCDST
7 3 (0.98%) MCTS
8 2 (0.65%) A+ Certification
8 2 (0.65%) HND
9 1 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.33%) MOS
9 1 (0.33%) MCITP
9 1 (0.33%) HNC
9 1 (0.33%) CCA
9 1 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.12%) SLA
2 5 (1.63%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.33%) QA
3 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 142 (46.25%) Active Directory
2 14 (4.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (2.93%) XenApp
4 7 (2.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (1.63%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.65%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.65%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 51 (16.61%) SCCM
2 14 (4.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (3.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (2.61%) WSUS
5 4 (1.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 4 (1.30%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.33%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.33%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.33%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.33%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.33%) DameWare
6 1 (0.33%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 153 (49.84%) Microsoft
2 63 (20.52%) Citrix
3 31 (10.10%) Lotus
4 24 (7.82%) Apple
5 18 (5.86%) Symantec
5 18 (5.86%) VMware
6 15 (4.89%) LANDesk
6 15 (4.89%) HP
7 13 (4.23%) Cisco
8 11 (3.58%) Remedy
9 10 (3.26%) Altiris
10 9 (2.93%) Nortel
11 8 (2.61%) Oracle
12 7 (2.28%) MobileIron
13 6 (1.95%) NEC
13 6 (1.95%) Bloomberg
13 6 (1.95%) Dell
13 6 (1.95%) AppSense
14 5 (1.63%) Reuters
15 4 (1.30%) McAfee
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