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 31 May 2016 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Analyst
Rank 533 459 444
Rank change year-on-year
-74 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 110 152 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.28% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.30% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 91 96
Median daily rate £158 £163 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £100 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £250 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £133 £171 £170
% change year-on-year
-22.62% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 34 33
Median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.75 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%

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
50823 51340 50433
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 33235 31856 31169
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2031 2115
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -34 104 £160 - 15
London 0 42 £180 +16.12% 5
South East -35 15 £133 -20.89% 2
North West -20 11 £135 -38.63% 2
East of England +12 10 £133 -24.28% 2
Manchester -9 10 - - 1
Surrey -12 8 £110 -27.86%
West Midlands -15 7 £95 +18.75%
Yorkshire +1 6 £125 +6.38%
Woking - 6 £140 -
East Midlands +10 5 £275 +36.64% 1
Dudley +6 5 £95 +18.75%
West Yorkshire +4 5 £125 +6.38%
City of London +36 4 £163 -30.85% 1
Leeds -7 4 £125 +6.38%
South West -15 4 £133 +32.50% 2
North East -49 4 £165 +65.00% 1
Wales +17 3 - -
South Wales +16 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +14 3 - -
Cardiff 0 3 - -
Tyne and Wear -48 3 £165 +65.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -57 3 £165 +65.00% 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £130 - 2
Lincolnshire - 3 - -
East Sussex - 3 - -
Spalding - 3 - -
Peterborough - 3 - -
Brighton - 3 - -
Norfolk +2 2 £158 -10.00%

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, 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.

1 187 (82.02%) Windows
2 120 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 119 (52.19%) Windows 7
4 109 (47.81%) Microsoft
5 107 (46.93%) MS Office
6 88 (38.60%) ITIL
7 65 (28.51%) Citrix
8 60 (26.32%) Finance
9 55 (24.12%) SCCM
10 54 (23.68%) Blackberry
11 45 (19.74%) Windows XP
12 40 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
13 38 (16.67%) MCP
14 32 (14.04%) DNS
15 28 (12.28%) MS Exchange
15 28 (12.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 28 (12.28%) Law
15 28 (12.28%) Windows Server
16 27 (11.84%) Office 365
16 27 (11.84%) MS Excel
17 26 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
18 25 (10.96%) MCSE
18 25 (10.96%) Cisco
18 25 (10.96%) Legal
19 24 (10.53%) VMware
19 24 (10.53%) MCDST
20 22 (9.65%) XenApp
21 20 (8.77%) Service Management
21 20 (8.77%) TCP/IP
21 20 (8.77%) SLA

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 28 (12.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 28 (12.28%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.95%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (3.07%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.88%) CMS
6 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.44%) IIS
6 1 (0.44%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 107 (46.93%) MS Office
2 27 (11.84%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.32%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (1.32%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.44%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) assyst
1 3 (1.32%) Eikon
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.84%) Office 365
2 2 (0.88%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 32 (14.04%) DNS
2 20 (8.77%) TCP/IP
3 13 (5.70%) DHCP
3 13 (5.70%) LAN
4 12 (5.26%) Extranet
5 11 (4.82%) VPN
5 11 (4.82%) WAN
6 7 (3.07%) Internet
7 3 (1.32%) Firewall
7 3 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (1.32%) VoIP
7 3 (1.32%) WebEx
8 2 (0.88%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.88%) MPLS
8 2 (0.88%) SAN
8 2 (0.88%) Skype
9 1 (0.44%) 3G
9 1 (0.44%) PBX
9 1 (0.44%) SMS
9 1 (0.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.88%) SQL Server
General
1 60 (26.32%) Finance
2 28 (12.28%) Law
3 25 (10.96%) Legal
4 19 (8.33%) Banking
5 14 (6.14%) Investment Banking
6 8 (3.51%) Front Office
7 6 (2.63%) Billing
8 5 (2.19%) Advertising
8 5 (2.19%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.88%) Back Office
9 2 (0.88%) French Language
10 1 (0.44%) International Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Local Government
10 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.44%) Marketing
10 1 (0.44%) Military
10 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.44%) .NET
1 1 (0.44%) CSS
1 1 (0.44%) HTML
1 1 (0.44%) ODBC
1 1 (0.44%) XMPP
1 1 (0.44%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 54 (23.68%) Blackberry
2 15 (6.58%) Fat Client
2 15 (6.58%) Thin Client
3 13 (5.70%) Smartphone
4 9 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.07%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.19%) iPhone
7 4 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.32%) Statistics
9 2 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.88%) CMDB
9 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.88%) NHS
9 2 (0.88%) PDA
10 1 (0.44%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.44%) Handset
10 1 (0.44%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.44%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.44%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 187 (82.02%) Windows
2 119 (52.19%) Windows 7
3 45 (19.74%) Windows XP
4 28 (12.28%) Windows Server
5 26 (11.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 17 (7.46%) Windows 8
8 16 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (4.39%) Android
9 10 (4.39%) Windows 2000 Server
10 9 (3.95%) Mac OS X
10 9 (3.95%) Windows 10
11 5 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.88%) Unix
13 1 (0.44%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (38.60%) ITIL
2 20 (8.77%) Service Management
3 16 (7.02%) Document Management
3 16 (7.02%) Service Delivery
4 14 (6.14%) ITIL V3
5 13 (5.70%) Application Packaging
6 12 (5.26%) Problem Management
7 11 (4.82%) Incident Management
8 9 (3.95%) Change Management
9 7 (3.07%) Asset Management
9 7 (3.07%) ITSM
10 6 (2.63%) Configuration Management
10 6 (2.63%) Software Licensing
11 5 (2.19%) Business Continuity
11 5 (2.19%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.19%) Migration
11 5 (2.19%) Software Deployment
12 4 (1.75%) Business Analysis
12 4 (1.75%) PRINCE2
12 4 (1.75%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.07%) PowerShell
2 6 (2.63%) SQL
3 5 (2.19%) VBA
4 1 (0.44%) Java
4 1 (0.44%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (16.67%) MCP
3 25 (10.96%) MCSE
4 24 (10.53%) MCDST
5 17 (7.46%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (4.82%) Degree
7 9 (3.95%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.19%) SC Cleared
9 4 (1.75%) MCITP
10 3 (1.32%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.32%) ISEB
11 2 (0.88%) IIBA
11 2 (0.88%) MOS
12 1 (0.44%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.44%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.77%) SLA
2 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 120 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 22 (9.65%) XenApp
3 15 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.95%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (3.07%) XenDesktop
6 4 (1.75%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.32%) UAG
8 2 (0.88%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.88%) vSphere
8 2 (0.88%) Xen
9 1 (0.44%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 55 (24.12%) SCCM
2 7 (3.07%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.32%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.88%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.88%) DameWare
6 1 (0.44%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.44%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 109 (47.81%) Microsoft
2 65 (28.51%) Citrix
3 25 (10.96%) Cisco
4 24 (10.53%) VMware
5 15 (6.58%) Bloomberg
6 13 (5.70%) HP
6 13 (5.70%) Reuters
6 13 (5.70%) ServiceNow
7 11 (4.82%) Apple
7 11 (4.82%) Symantec
8 10 (4.39%) Dell
9 9 (3.95%) Remedy
10 6 (2.63%) Altiris
11 5 (2.19%) Adobe
12 4 (1.75%) AppSense
12 4 (1.75%) LANDesk
12 4 (1.75%) Sophos
13 3 (1.32%) Avaya
13 3 (1.32%) Google
13 3 (1.32%) Intel Security
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