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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Analyst
Rank 561 495 449
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 100 156 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.27% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.29% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 89 99
Median daily rate £143 £160 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.93% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £119 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £230 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £125 £175 £165
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 33 38
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.60 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.68% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £13.00 £11.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £22.00 £22.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +14.81%

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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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 -51 95 £148 -7.81% 18
London -43 38 £163 +6.55% 8
North West +10 12 - - 1
Manchester - 12 - - 1
South East -7 10 £120 -29.41% 7
Yorkshire +6 9 £125 -
East of England +14 7 £130 -25.71% 2
East Midlands +4 7 - -
South West -5 6 £225 -
Lincolnshire - 6 - -
Spalding - 6 - -
West Yorkshire +2 5 £125 -
Leeds +5 4 £125 -
City of London +27 3 £194 +17.42% 2
West Midlands -29 3 - -
North East -39 3 £140 -
Somerset - 3 £225 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £115 - 1
York - 3 £125 -
Bath - 3 £225 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £125 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £115 - 2
South Wales +19 2 - - 1
Wales +18 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire +17 2 £174 +12.25%
Hertfordshire +15 2 £90 -53.24% 1
Cardiff +12 2 - - 1
East Sussex +7 2 £345 +6.15%
Norfolk -1 2 £158 -10.00%
West Sussex -7 2 - - 2

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 176 (79.64%) Windows
2 129 (58.37%) Active Directory
3 110 (49.77%) Windows 7
4 102 (46.15%) MS Office
5 96 (43.44%) Microsoft
6 90 (40.72%) ITIL
7 51 (23.08%) Windows XP
7 51 (23.08%) Citrix
8 49 (22.17%) Finance
9 45 (20.36%) Blackberry
10 38 (17.19%) SCCM
11 37 (16.74%) DNS
12 36 (16.29%) Microsoft Certification
13 35 (15.84%) MCP
14 31 (14.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 29 (13.12%) MS Excel
16 28 (12.67%) MS Exchange
17 27 (12.22%) Office 365
18 24 (10.86%) TCP/IP
19 23 (10.41%) Service Management
19 23 (10.41%) Legal
20 22 (9.95%) SLA
21 21 (9.50%) Cisco
21 21 (9.50%) LAN
21 21 (9.50%) MCSE
21 21 (9.50%) Law
21 21 (9.50%) Windows Server
22 20 (9.05%) VMware
22 20 (9.05%) MCDST
23 19 (8.60%) WAN

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 31 (14.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 28 (12.67%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (3.62%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.81%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.90%) CMS
7 2 (0.90%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.45%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 102 (46.15%) MS Office
2 29 (13.12%) MS Excel
3 7 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.45%) MS Project
5 1 (0.45%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) assyst
1 3 (1.36%) Eikon
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 27 (12.22%) Office 365
2 2 (0.90%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (16.74%) DNS
2 24 (10.86%) TCP/IP
3 21 (9.50%) LAN
4 19 (8.60%) WAN
5 16 (7.24%) DHCP
6 14 (6.33%) Extranet
7 12 (5.43%) VPN
8 7 (3.17%) Internet
9 5 (2.26%) VoIP
10 3 (1.36%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.90%) IP Telephony
11 2 (0.90%) MPLS
11 2 (0.90%) SAN
12 1 (0.45%) 3G
12 1 (0.45%) Firewall
12 1 (0.45%) Network Security
12 1 (0.45%) Skype
12 1 (0.45%) Structured Cabling
12 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (0.45%) SQL Server
General
1 49 (22.17%) Finance
2 23 (10.41%) Legal
3 21 (9.50%) Law
4 17 (7.69%) Banking
5 13 (5.88%) Investment Banking
6 6 (2.71%) Front Office
7 5 (2.26%) Advertising
7 5 (2.26%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.81%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.36%) Retail
10 2 (0.90%) Back Office
10 2 (0.90%) French Language
11 1 (0.45%) Automotive
11 1 (0.45%) Billing
11 1 (0.45%) German Language
11 1 (0.45%) International Banking
11 1 (0.45%) Marketing
11 1 (0.45%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.45%) .NET
1 1 (0.45%) CSS
1 1 (0.45%) HTML
1 1 (0.45%) ODBC
1 1 (0.45%) XMPP
1 1 (0.45%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 45 (20.36%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.07%) Smartphone
3 8 (3.62%) iPhone
4 7 (3.17%) Driving Licence
4 7 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.26%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.81%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.81%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.36%) Handset
7 3 (1.36%) Statistics
7 3 (1.36%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.90%) CMDB
8 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.90%) Life Science
9 1 (0.45%) BYOD
9 1 (0.45%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.45%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.45%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 176 (79.64%) Windows
2 110 (49.77%) Windows 7
3 51 (23.08%) Windows XP
4 21 (9.50%) Windows Server
5 18 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (7.69%) Apple iOS
7 16 (7.24%) Windows 8
8 12 (5.43%) Windows 10
9 8 (3.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (2.71%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.26%) Android
12 3 (1.36%) Unix
12 3 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.45%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (40.72%) ITIL
2 23 (10.41%) Service Management
3 17 (7.69%) ITIL V3
4 15 (6.79%) Document Management
5 14 (6.33%) Application Packaging
5 14 (6.33%) Problem Management
6 11 (4.98%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.07%) Asset Management
7 9 (4.07%) Change Management
7 9 (4.07%) Incident Management
7 9 (4.07%) ITSM
8 8 (3.62%) Configuration Management
8 8 (3.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (3.62%) PRINCE2
8 8 (3.62%) Release Management
9 6 (2.71%) Project Management
9 6 (2.71%) Software Licensing
10 5 (2.26%) Business Continuity
10 5 (2.26%) Migration
11 4 (1.81%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.71%) PowerShell
2 5 (2.26%) SQL
2 5 (2.26%) VBA
3 1 (0.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 36 (16.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (15.84%) MCP
3 21 (9.50%) MCSE
4 20 (9.05%) MCDST
5 14 (6.33%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (4.52%) Degree
6 10 (4.52%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.26%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.81%) ISEB
9 3 (1.36%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.90%) IIBA
10 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.90%) MCTS
10 2 (0.90%) MOS
11 1 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.45%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.95%) SLA
2 2 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 129 (58.37%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.79%) XenApp
3 8 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.62%) XenDesktop
4 7 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (2.26%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.36%) UAG
Systems Management
1 38 (17.19%) SCCM
2 5 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (2.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.36%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.90%) AirWatch
4 2 (0.90%) DameWare
5 1 (0.45%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.45%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 96 (43.44%) Microsoft
2 51 (23.08%) Citrix
3 21 (9.50%) Cisco
4 20 (9.05%) VMware
5 14 (6.33%) HP
5 14 (6.33%) ServiceNow
6 12 (5.43%) Bloomberg
7 10 (4.52%) Reuters
8 9 (4.07%) LANDesk
8 9 (4.07%) Symantec
9 8 (3.62%) Dell
9 8 (3.62%) Remedy
10 6 (2.71%) Apple
10 6 (2.71%) Wyse
11 5 (2.26%) Altiris
12 4 (1.81%) AppSense
12 4 (1.81%) Canon
12 4 (1.81%) Google
12 4 (1.81%) Sophos
13 3 (1.36%) FactSet
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