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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Analyst
UK
Rank 514 521 487
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 87 115 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.22% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 57 88
Median daily rate £150 £145 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £100 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £207
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £128 £150
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 21
Median hourly rate £15.25 £21.50 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.06% +29.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £18.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £87.00 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £21.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-29.06% +32.30%

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
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
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 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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 -6 82 £150 -6.25% 16
London 0 32 £175 - 9
South East +31 26 £150 +1.69% 4
South West +3 10 £250 +100.00% 1
Oxfordshire +2 8 £150 -6.25% 1
City of London -2 8 £160 -20.98% 3
Oxford +8 7 £150 -6.25%
Bristol +8 6 £375 -
North West +15 5 - -
Surrey +12 5 £194 - 1
Middlesex - 5 - -
Kent +14 4 £160 +10.00% 1
Manchester +9 4 - -
Yorkshire +14 3 £125 -3.84%
Scotland +13 3 £150 +51.89%
East of England -12 3 £113 -34.78%
West Midlands +10 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire +6 2 £125 -3.84%
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £113 -
Birmingham 0 2 - - 1
Leeds -5 2 £125 -3.84%
Beckenham - 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £113 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Cheshire +28 1 - -
Southampton +8 1 - -
Hampshire +7 1 - -
Gloucestershire +2 1 £125 - 1
Milton Keynes +1 1 £110 -51.11% 1
Gloucester -1 1 £125 -

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 147 (72.77%) Windows
2 97 (48.02%) Active Directory
3 92 (45.54%) Microsoft
4 91 (45.05%) Windows 7
5 68 (33.66%) MS Office
6 54 (26.73%) ITIL
7 52 (25.74%) Finance
8 40 (19.80%) Citrix
9 34 (16.83%) SCCM
10 30 (14.85%) Windows Server
11 25 (12.38%) MS Excel
11 25 (12.38%) VMware
12 24 (11.88%) TCP/IP
13 23 (11.39%) MCP
13 23 (11.39%) Office 365
14 19 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 19 (9.41%) Blackberry
15 18 (8.91%) Incident Management
15 18 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
15 18 (8.91%) LAN
16 17 (8.42%) Dell
16 17 (8.42%) Cisco
16 17 (8.42%) Legal
16 17 (8.42%) WSUS
16 17 (8.42%) Windows 10
17 16 (7.92%) ITIL Certification
18 15 (7.43%) SLA
18 15 (7.43%) MS Exchange
19 14 (6.93%) Banking
19 14 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure

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 15 (7.43%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 10 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (3.47%) Skype for Business
5 6 (2.97%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.49%) CMS
7 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 68 (33.66%) MS Office
2 25 (12.38%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.99%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.39%) Office 365
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.50%) G Suite
3 1 (0.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.88%) TCP/IP
2 18 (8.91%) LAN
3 11 (5.45%) DNS
4 10 (4.95%) DHCP
5 7 (3.47%) WAN
6 6 (2.97%) IP Telephony
6 6 (2.97%) Wireless
7 4 (1.98%) Extranet
7 4 (1.98%) Network Security
8 3 (1.49%) Internet
8 3 (1.49%) VoIP
8 3 (1.49%) VPN
9 2 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.50%) Firewall
10 1 (0.50%) Intranet
10 1 (0.50%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.50%) Skype
10 1 (0.50%) VLAN
10 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (0.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 52 (25.74%) Finance
2 17 (8.42%) Legal
3 14 (6.93%) Banking
4 9 (4.46%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.96%) Retail
6 6 (2.97%) Law
7 3 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.99%) Back Office
8 2 (0.99%) Front Office
8 2 (0.99%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.99%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.50%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.99%) 802.1X
1 2 (0.99%) XMPP
2 1 (0.50%) .NET
2 1 (0.50%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.41%) Blackberry
2 14 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.46%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (3.96%) Fat Client
4 8 (3.96%) Thin Client
5 7 (3.47%) Smartphone
6 6 (2.97%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.97%) NHS
7 5 (2.48%) iPad
7 5 (2.48%) iPhone
8 2 (0.99%) CMDB
8 2 (0.99%) Data Structures
8 2 (0.99%) Driving Licence
8 2 (0.99%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.99%) PDA
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.50%) Equities
9 1 (0.50%) Life Science
9 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 147 (72.77%) Windows
2 91 (45.05%) Windows 7
3 30 (14.85%) Windows Server
4 18 (8.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (8.42%) Windows 10
6 11 (5.45%) Apple iOS
7 10 (4.95%) Windows XP
8 8 (3.96%) Android
8 8 (3.96%) Mac OS X
8 8 (3.96%) Windows 8
9 7 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.49%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.99%) CentOS
12 2 (0.99%) Linux
12 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.99%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.50%) Unix
13 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (26.73%) ITIL
2 18 (8.91%) Incident Management
3 10 (4.95%) Migration
3 10 (4.95%) Service Delivery
4 9 (4.46%) Asset Management
4 9 (4.46%) Release Management
5 7 (3.47%) ITIL V3
5 7 (3.47%) Line Management
5 7 (3.47%) Service Management
6 6 (2.97%) Change Control
6 6 (2.97%) Change Management
6 6 (2.97%) Problem Management
7 5 (2.48%) Project Management
7 5 (2.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (1.98%) Document Management
8 4 (1.98%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (1.49%) Application Virtualisation
9 3 (1.49%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (1.49%) Investment Management
9 3 (1.49%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (3.96%) VBA
2 6 (2.97%) SQL
3 2 (0.99%) Java
3 2 (0.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (11.39%) MCP
2 19 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (7.92%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (6.44%) Security Cleared
5 10 (4.95%) Degree
6 8 (3.96%) A+ Certification
6 8 (3.96%) MCSE
7 6 (2.97%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (2.97%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.48%) MCDST
9 4 (1.98%) MCSA
10 3 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.99%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.99%) ISEB
11 2 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.50%) HND
12 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.43%) SLA
2 7 (3.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.49%) QA
4 1 (0.50%) MiFID
System Software
1 97 (48.02%) Active Directory
2 14 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (5.45%) XenApp
4 10 (4.95%) XenDesktop
5 7 (3.47%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (2.97%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (2.97%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.98%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.50%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (16.83%) SCCM
2 17 (8.42%) WSUS
3 7 (3.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.48%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.99%) SafeCom
7 1 (0.50%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.50%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 92 (45.54%) Microsoft
2 40 (19.80%) Citrix
3 25 (12.38%) VMware
4 17 (8.42%) Cisco
4 17 (8.42%) Dell
5 14 (6.93%) Bloomberg
6 12 (5.94%) Symantec
7 11 (5.45%) Reuters
8 10 (4.95%) Remedy
9 8 (3.96%) AppSense
9 8 (3.96%) BMC
10 7 (3.47%) Apple
10 7 (3.47%) Sophos
11 6 (2.97%) Lotus
11 6 (2.97%) Wyse
12 5 (2.48%) FactSet
12 5 (2.48%) HP
12 5 (2.48%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.98%) CA
14 2 (0.99%) Avaya
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