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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Analyst
Rank 524 484 419
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -65
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 102 128 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.26% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 91 64
Average daily rate £140 £150 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £111 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £125 £150 £145
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 73
Average hourly rate £21.50 £17.63 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.98% +10.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £14.25 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.55 £24.75 £23.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.05 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+19.11% +20.33%

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -36 81 £158 +1.61% 27
London 0 52 £175 +9.37% 11
City of London +30 13 £213 +32.81% 4
South East +13 11 £140 - 5
Scotland -1 11 £99 +1.28% 2
Glasgow +14 8 £98 +2.09%
North West -13 5 £150 +50.00% 3
West Yorkshire -8 4 £120 - 1
Leeds -8 4 £120 - 1
Yorkshire -19 4 £120 - 1
Wales -8 3 £115 -42.50%
West Midlands -17 3 £140 -11.94% 1
Manchester - 3 £150 - 2
Buckinghamshire +15 2 £169 +40.62%
Berkshire +9 2 - -
South West +2 2 £125 +16.27% 1
Kent -7 2 £145 +5.45%
Coventry -7 2 £140 -22.22%
South Wales -11 2 £120 -40.00%
East Midlands -13 2 £210 +7.69% 2
East of England -19 2 £165 -2.94% 3
West Sussex - 2 £260 - 1
Newbury - 2 - -
Northamptonshire +10 1 £210 +7.69%
Peterborough +9 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire +3 1 £130 -38.82% 1
Milton Keynes +3 1 £225 +87.50%
Hampshire +2 1 £135 +17.39%
Oxford +1 1 £130 -13.33%
Cambridgeshire +1 1 - - 2

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 166 (76.85%) Windows
2 119 (55.09%) Windows 7
3 100 (46.30%) Active Directory
4 96 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 70 (32.41%) MS Office
6 62 (28.70%) Finance
7 61 (28.24%) Citrix
8 60 (27.78%) ITIL
9 53 (24.54%) SCCM
10 51 (23.61%) Blackberry
11 42 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 40 (18.52%) Windows Server
13 38 (17.59%) Windows XP
14 32 (14.81%) Windows 8
15 29 (13.43%) MS Exchange
16 28 (12.96%) MS Excel
16 28 (12.96%) Legal
16 28 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
17 27 (12.50%) Law
18 26 (12.04%) MCSE
18 26 (12.04%) MCP
19 21 (9.72%) Thin Client
19 21 (9.72%) Service Delivery
19 21 (9.72%) Fat Client
20 20 (9.26%) Apple
21 19 (8.80%) Windows Server 2003
21 19 (8.80%) VMware
22 18 (8.33%) Bloomberg
22 18 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
22 18 (8.33%) Android

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 29 (13.43%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (6.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (6.02%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.31%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.93%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.46%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.46%) IIS
Applications
1 70 (32.41%) MS Office
2 28 (12.96%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.85%) Adobe Premiere
4 4 (1.85%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.39%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.93%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.93%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.46%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.87%) Office 365
2 2 (0.93%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.46%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.87%) TCP/IP
2 11 (5.09%) LAN
3 10 (4.63%) WAN
4 7 (3.24%) DNS
5 5 (2.31%) DHCP
5 5 (2.31%) VoIP
6 4 (1.85%) Firewall
6 4 (1.85%) Internet
6 4 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (1.85%) VPN
6 4 (1.85%) Wireless
7 3 (1.39%) Skype
8 2 (0.93%) WebEx
9 1 (0.46%) Intranet
9 1 (0.46%) LDAP
9 1 (0.46%) Network Security
9 1 (0.46%) SAN
9 1 (0.46%) SSL
9 1 (0.46%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.46%) GIS
General
1 62 (28.70%) Finance
2 28 (12.96%) Legal
3 27 (12.50%) Law
4 14 (6.48%) Banking
5 10 (4.63%) Investment Banking
6 9 (4.17%) Front Office
7 6 (2.78%) Back Office
7 6 (2.78%) Billing
8 5 (2.31%) Automotive
9 4 (1.85%) German Language
10 3 (1.39%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.39%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.93%) Local Government
11 2 (0.93%) Norwegian Language
12 1 (0.46%) Advertising
12 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.93%) COM
2 1 (0.46%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 51 (23.61%) Blackberry
2 21 (9.72%) Fat Client
2 21 (9.72%) Thin Client
3 8 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (3.24%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.78%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.78%) PDA
6 5 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.85%) iPhone
8 3 (1.39%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.39%) iPad
9 2 (0.93%) BYOD
9 2 (0.93%) NHS
9 2 (0.93%) SecurID
9 2 (0.93%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.46%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.46%) Handset
10 1 (0.46%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.46%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 166 (76.85%) Windows
2 119 (55.09%) Windows 7
3 40 (18.52%) Windows Server
4 38 (17.59%) Windows XP
5 32 (14.81%) Windows 8
6 28 (12.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (8.80%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (8.33%) Android
9 17 (7.87%) Mac OS X
10 14 (6.48%) Apple iOS
11 9 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (3.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (3.24%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.39%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.93%) Linux
14 2 (0.93%) Unix
14 2 (0.93%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.93%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.46%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (27.78%) ITIL
2 21 (9.72%) Service Delivery
3 10 (4.63%) Asset Management
3 10 (4.63%) Service Management
4 9 (4.17%) Incident Management
5 8 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (2.78%) ITSM
7 5 (2.31%) Online Security
7 5 (2.31%) Problem Management
7 5 (2.31%) Software Deployment
8 4 (1.85%) Change Management
8 4 (1.85%) Document Management
8 4 (1.85%) Migration
9 3 (1.39%) Application Packaging
9 3 (1.39%) Business Continuity
9 3 (1.39%) Business Continuity Management
9 3 (1.39%) Investment Management
9 3 (1.39%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (1.39%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 4 (1.85%) PowerShell
1 4 (1.85%) VBA
2 3 (1.39%) Java
3 2 (0.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (12.04%) MCP
2 26 (12.04%) MCSE
3 15 (6.94%) MCDST
4 13 (6.02%) MCITP
5 6 (2.78%) Degree
6 4 (1.85%) A+ Certification
6 4 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.85%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
8 1 (0.46%) CCNA
8 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.46%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.46%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.63%) SLA
2 1 (0.46%) QA
2 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 100 (46.30%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.87%) XenApp
3 12 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.70%) XenDesktop
5 7 (3.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.39%) vSphere
7 2 (0.93%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.93%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.93%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.93%) Xen
8 1 (0.46%) Firmware
8 1 (0.46%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.46%) UAG
8 1 (0.46%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 53 (24.54%) SCCM
2 4 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.93%) Casper Suite
3 2 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (0.93%) ZENworks
4 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.46%) SCOM
Vendors
1 96 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 61 (28.24%) Citrix
3 20 (9.26%) Apple
4 19 (8.80%) VMware
5 18 (8.33%) Bloomberg
6 14 (6.48%) Cisco
7 13 (6.02%) Dell
8 11 (5.09%) Reuters
9 10 (4.63%) HP
10 8 (3.70%) Remedy
11 7 (3.24%) ServiceNow
12 6 (2.78%) Adobe
12 6 (2.78%) Symantec
13 5 (2.31%) FactSet
13 5 (2.31%) Fidessa
14 4 (1.85%) CheckPoint
15 3 (1.39%) Canon
15 3 (1.39%) Intel Security
15 3 (1.39%) Lotus
16 2 (0.93%) iManage
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