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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Analyst
Rank 462 406 397
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 114 162 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.35% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 67 64
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£150 £163 £163
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £110 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £263 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £153 £145
% change year-on-year
-2.12% +5.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 66 42
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +0.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.25 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.90 £25.60 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.05 £16.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+12.81% +10.34%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 -62 101 £150 -8.39% 8
London -42 51 £150 -11.76% 6
South East -46 17 £140 -17.64% 1
East of England +11 16 £175 -11.94%
City of London +6 15 £145 -40.51% 3
West Midlands -2 6 £159 +27.20% 1
Hampshire -12 6 £140 -17.03% 1
East Midlands +2 4 £173 +64.28%
Farnborough - 4 £128 -
Surrey -1 3 £140 -28.20%
Birmingham -2 2 £120 -4.00%
Berkshire -13 2 - -
North West -20 2 £170 +13.33%
Oxfordshire - 2 £275 -
Reading +1 1 - -
Wiltshire -1 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £120 -14.28%
Milton Keynes -10 1 £120 -14.28%
South West -22 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £195 -
Manchester - 1 £170 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £195 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Nuneaton - - - -

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 213 (80.08%) Windows
2 146 (54.89%) Windows 7
3 107 (40.23%) Active Directory
4 105 (39.47%) MS Office
5 90 (33.83%) Microsoft
6 70 (26.32%) Windows XP
7 58 (21.80%) ITIL
8 51 (19.17%) Blackberry
9 49 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (16.92%) Citrix
11 40 (15.04%) MS Excel
12 34 (12.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 34 (12.78%) Finance
13 29 (10.90%) SCCM
13 29 (10.90%) TCP/IP
14 27 (10.15%) MS Exchange
15 26 (9.77%) Banking
16 23 (8.65%) IBM Notes
16 23 (8.65%) Lotus
17 22 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
17 22 (8.27%) VMware
18 20 (7.52%) Windows 8
19 19 (7.14%) SLA
20 18 (6.77%) LAN
20 18 (6.77%) Symantec
21 17 (6.39%) MCP
21 17 (6.39%) Java
22 14 (5.26%) SQL
22 14 (5.26%) WAN
22 14 (5.26%) Mac OS X

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 27 (10.15%) MS Exchange
2 23 (8.65%) IBM Notes
3 10 (3.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (3.01%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.50%) CMS
7 4 (1.50%) Lync
8 3 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.38%) TeamSite
Applications
1 105 (39.47%) MS Office
2 40 (15.04%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (1.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.13%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.38%) S-PLUS
5 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) assyst
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.38%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.38%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.38%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.63%) Office 365
2 2 (0.75%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
3 1 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (10.90%) TCP/IP
2 18 (6.77%) LAN
3 14 (5.26%) WAN
4 13 (4.89%) VPN
5 10 (3.76%) DNS
6 8 (3.01%) Firewall
7 7 (2.63%) DHCP
8 5 (1.88%) Wireless
8 5 (1.88%) VoIP
9 3 (1.13%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.13%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.13%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (0.75%) Broadband
10 2 (0.75%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.75%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.75%) LDAP
10 2 (0.75%) Internet
11 1 (0.38%) 3G
11 1 (0.38%) DSL
11 1 (0.38%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.38%) MS Access
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (0.75%) MSI
1 2 (0.75%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.38%) Dreamweaver
General
1 34 (12.78%) Finance
2 26 (9.77%) Banking
3 14 (5.26%) Legal
4 13 (4.89%) Back Office
5 12 (4.51%) Law
6 7 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.88%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.13%) Front Office
9 3 (1.13%) Military
10 2 (0.75%) Retail
11 1 (0.38%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.38%) Cantonese Language
11 1 (0.38%) French Language
11 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.38%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.13%) .NET
2 2 (0.75%) COM
2 2 (0.75%) X-Windows
2 2 (0.75%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 51 (19.17%) Blackberry
2 13 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.76%) iPhone
4 8 (3.01%) iPad
5 6 (2.26%) NHS
6 4 (1.50%) SecurID
7 3 (1.13%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.13%) PDA
7 3 (1.13%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.13%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.75%) FMCG
8 2 (0.75%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.75%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.75%) Statistics
8 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.75%) Handset
9 1 (0.38%) Clustering
9 1 (0.38%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 213 (80.08%) Windows
2 146 (54.89%) Windows 7
3 70 (26.32%) Windows XP
4 49 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (12.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (7.52%) Windows 8
7 14 (5.26%) Mac OS X
8 13 (4.89%) Linux
9 11 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (3.76%) Windows Vista
11 8 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (2.63%) CentOS
12 7 (2.63%) Android
13 6 (2.26%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.75%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.75%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.75%) UNIX
15 2 (0.75%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.38%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (21.80%) ITIL
2 10 (3.76%) Migration
2 10 (3.76%) Problem Management
3 8 (3.01%) Incident Management
4 7 (2.63%) Asset Management
4 7 (2.63%) Service Delivery
5 6 (2.26%) Document Management
6 5 (1.88%) Service Management
6 5 (1.88%) CRM
7 4 (1.50%) ERP
7 4 (1.50%) Project Management
7 4 (1.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (1.13%) Investment Management
8 3 (1.13%) Time Management
8 3 (1.13%) Change Control
9 2 (0.75%) Software Distribution
9 2 (0.75%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (0.75%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (0.75%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (0.75%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.39%) Java
2 14 (5.26%) SQL
3 6 (2.26%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.75%) Python
4 2 (0.75%) PHP
5 1 (0.38%) VBScript
5 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (6.39%) MCP
3 13 (4.89%) Degree
3 13 (4.89%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.76%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.38%) MCSE
6 6 (2.26%) MCSA
7 5 (1.88%) Dell Certification
7 5 (1.88%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.50%) MCITP
8 4 (1.50%) IBM Certification
8 4 (1.50%) MOS
9 3 (1.13%) MCTS
9 3 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.38%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.38%) DCSE
10 1 (0.38%) MCDST
10 1 (0.38%) CCNP
10 1 (0.38%) CCNA
10 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 107 (40.23%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.51%) XenApp
3 9 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.50%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.75%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.38%) vSphere
7 1 (0.38%) Xen
7 1 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.38%) Firmware
7 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 29 (10.90%) SCCM
2 5 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (1.50%) SCOM
4 3 (1.13%) WSUS
5 2 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (0.75%) FreeIPA
5 2 (0.75%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.38%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.38%) DameWare
6 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 90 (33.83%) Microsoft
2 45 (16.92%) Citrix
3 23 (8.65%) Lotus
4 22 (8.27%) VMware
5 18 (6.77%) Symantec
6 13 (4.89%) Cisco
7 11 (4.14%) Apple
8 10 (3.76%) Dell
9 8 (3.01%) Avaya
10 7 (2.63%) Bloomberg
10 7 (2.63%) LANDesk
11 6 (2.26%) AppSense
11 6 (2.26%) HP
12 5 (1.88%) Adobe
12 5 (1.88%) Reuters
13 4 (1.50%) IBM
13 4 (1.50%) Oracle
13 4 (1.50%) Wyse
13 4 (1.50%) McAfee
13 4 (1.50%) Google
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