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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Analyst
UK
Rank 530 494 457
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 65 124 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.25% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.26% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 73 93
Median daily rate £200 £165 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £116 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £229
UK excluding London median daily rate £190 £140 £155
% change year-on-year
+35.71% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 31
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £23.25 £24.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £21.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-34.88% +43.33%

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
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -18 62 £200 +14.28% 16
London -20 36 £200 +14.28% 8
South East +21 14 £235 +64.91% 3
City of London -12 9 £200 - 1
South West +17 7 £258 +56.06% 2
Middlesex - 7 - -
Bristol - 4 £350 -
Scotland +17 2 £125 +8.69%
Surrey +16 2 £188 +50.00%
Birmingham +1 2 - -
West Midlands -8 2 - - 1
Dorset - 2 £190 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £235 - 1
Beckenham - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £235 - 1
Bournemouth - 2 £190 -
Manchester +15 1 - - 2
Hampshire +15 1 £130 -3.70% 1
North West +15 1 - - 2
Cardiff +14 1 £110 -72.41%
West Yorkshire +14 1 - -
Yorkshire +12 1 - -
South Wales +10 1 £110 -72.41%
Southampton +5 1 £130 -3.70%
Glasgow +4 1 £125 +30.61%
West Sussex +2 1 - -
East of England +1 1 - -
Leeds 0 1 - -
Wales -4 1 £110 -72.41%
Aberdeen - 1 - -

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 153 (80.53%) Windows
2 103 (54.21%) Active Directory
3 92 (48.42%) Windows 7
4 82 (43.16%) Microsoft
5 65 (34.21%) MS Office
6 55 (28.95%) ITIL
7 43 (22.63%) Finance
8 39 (20.53%) Citrix
9 32 (16.84%) Windows Server
10 31 (16.32%) SCCM
11 27 (14.21%) Office 365
12 26 (13.68%) MS Excel
13 25 (13.16%) VMware
14 24 (12.63%) TCP/IP
15 22 (11.58%) Blackberry
16 21 (11.05%) MCP
17 20 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
18 19 (10.00%) LAN
19 18 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
19 18 (9.47%) Windows 10
20 17 (8.95%) WSUS
20 17 (8.95%) MS Exchange
21 16 (8.42%) SLA
21 16 (8.42%) Bloomberg
22 15 (7.89%) Cisco
22 15 (7.89%) Legal
23 14 (7.37%) Asset Management
24 13 (6.84%) Incident Management
24 13 (6.84%) Dell
25 12 (6.32%) 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 17 (8.95%) MS Exchange
2 9 (4.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (4.21%) IBM Notes
4 6 (3.16%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.58%) CMS
7 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 65 (34.21%) MS Office
2 26 (13.68%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.05%) Eikon
2 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (14.21%) Office 365
2 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.53%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.63%) TCP/IP
2 19 (10.00%) LAN
3 12 (6.32%) DNS
3 12 (6.32%) WAN
4 9 (4.74%) DHCP
5 6 (3.16%) IP Telephony
5 6 (3.16%) Network Security
6 5 (2.63%) VPN
7 4 (2.11%) VoIP
7 4 (2.11%) Wireless
8 3 (1.58%) Extranet
9 2 (1.05%) Firewall
9 2 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.53%) 3G
10 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.53%) Internet
10 1 (0.53%) Skype
10 1 (0.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
General
1 43 (22.63%) Finance
2 15 (7.89%) Legal
3 12 (6.32%) Retail
4 11 (5.79%) Banking
5 8 (4.21%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.11%) Law
6 4 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.05%) Automotive
7 2 (1.05%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.05%) German Language
7 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.53%) Advertising
8 1 (0.53%) Back Office
8 1 (0.53%) Front Office
8 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.53%) .NET
1 1 (0.53%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.58%) Blackberry
2 11 (5.79%) Smartphone
2 11 (5.79%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.21%) Fat Client
4 8 (4.21%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 5 (2.63%) iPad
5 5 (2.63%) iPhone
6 3 (1.58%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.05%) CMDB
7 2 (1.05%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.05%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.05%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.05%) Statistics
8 1 (0.53%) Economics
8 1 (0.53%) Equities
8 1 (0.53%) Handset
8 1 (0.53%) PDA
8 1 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 153 (80.53%) Windows
2 92 (48.42%) Windows 7
3 32 (16.84%) Windows Server
4 20 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (9.47%) Windows 10
6 12 (6.32%) Windows XP
7 10 (5.26%) Apple iOS
7 10 (5.26%) Mac OS X
8 9 (4.74%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.21%) Android
10 7 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.58%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.05%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.53%) Unix
14 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (28.95%) ITIL
2 14 (7.37%) Asset Management
3 13 (6.84%) Incident Management
4 10 (5.26%) ITIL V3
4 10 (5.26%) Migration
4 10 (5.26%) Service Management
5 9 (4.74%) Service Delivery
6 8 (4.21%) Line Management
7 7 (3.68%) Problem Management
7 7 (3.68%) Release Management
8 6 (3.16%) Change Management
8 6 (3.16%) Project Management
9 5 (2.63%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (2.11%) Configuration Management
11 3 (1.58%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (1.58%) Document Management
11 3 (1.58%) Investment Management
11 3 (1.58%) ITSM
11 3 (1.58%) Project Planning
11 3 (1.58%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.74%) VBA
2 7 (3.68%) SQL
3 2 (1.05%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.53%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (11.05%) MCP
2 18 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (5.26%) MCSE
4 8 (4.21%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (4.21%) MCDST
4 8 (4.21%) Security Cleared
5 7 (3.68%) A+ Certification
6 6 (3.16%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.11%) Degree
8 3 (1.58%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.58%) MCSA
9 2 (1.05%) ISEB
9 2 (1.05%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) HNC
10 1 (0.53%) HND
10 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.53%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.42%) SLA
2 3 (1.58%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.53%) HL7
3 1 (0.53%) MiFID
System Software
1 103 (54.21%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.74%) XenApp
4 7 (3.68%) XenDesktop
5 6 (3.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (2.63%) BitLocker
6 5 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (2.63%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (16.32%) SCCM
2 17 (8.95%) WSUS
3 5 (2.63%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.05%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.53%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.53%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 82 (43.16%) Microsoft
2 39 (20.53%) Citrix
3 25 (13.16%) VMware
4 16 (8.42%) Bloomberg
5 15 (7.89%) Cisco
6 13 (6.84%) Dell
7 12 (6.32%) Reuters
8 8 (4.21%) Apple
8 8 (4.21%) Lotus
8 8 (4.21%) Wyse
9 7 (3.68%) AppSense
9 7 (3.68%) ServiceNow
9 7 (3.68%) Sophos
9 7 (3.68%) Symantec
10 6 (3.16%) HP
11 5 (2.63%) FactSet
11 5 (2.63%) Remedy
12 3 (1.58%) Intel Security
12 3 (1.58%) LANDesk
12 3 (1.58%) Mitel
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