The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Desktop Support Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Analyst
Rank 552 541 482
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 101 122 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 58 91
Median daily rate £150 £170 £154
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +10.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £110 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £220
UK excluding London median daily rate £125 £143 £145
% change year-on-year
-12.28% -1.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 26
Median hourly rate £15.63 £19.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% +20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £16.80 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £22.00 £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £18.00 £13.63
% change year-on-year
-15.27% +32.11%

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

Desktop Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Desktop Support Analyst in the job title.

Desktop Support Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst within the UK.

Desktop Support Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Desktop Support Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst within the UK.

Desktop Support Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Desktop Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Desktop Support Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Support 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 Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
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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 -9 98 £154 -12.14% 13
London -57 35 £170 -9.33% 5
South East +32 22 £125 -13.79% 3
Yorkshire +18 10 £110 +37.50% 1
North West +16 8 - - 1
East of England +11 8 £165 -21.42% 1
Manchester - 8 - - 1
Oxfordshire -4 7 £125 -7.40% 1
South West +16 6 £210 -
City of London 0 6 £250 +11.11%
West Midlands -28 6 £128 -4.67%
West Yorkshire +14 5 £110 - 1
Leeds +12 5 £110 -
Oxford -6 5 £125 -7.40%
Milton Keynes - 5 £105 - 2
Buckinghamshire - 5 £105 - 2
Norfolk - 4 £165 -
Cambridgeshire +24 3 £174 -
Surrey +9 3 - -
Hampshire +8 3 - -
Warwick - 3 - -
King's Lynn - 3 £173 -
Warwickshire - 3 - -
North Yorkshire - 3 £115 -
Plymouth +6 2 - -
Devon +5 2 - -
Birmingham -4 2 £128 -21.53%
East Midlands -8 2 - - 1
Wales - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £265 -

Desktop Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, Desktop Support 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 Support Analyst in the job title.

1 153 (80.53%) Windows
2 108 (56.84%) Active Directory
3 97 (51.05%) Windows 7
4 74 (38.95%) MS Office
5 73 (38.42%) Microsoft
6 68 (35.79%) ITIL
7 41 (21.58%) Finance
8 40 (21.05%) Blackberry
9 38 (20.00%) Windows XP
10 33 (17.37%) Microsoft Certification
11 31 (16.32%) Citrix
11 31 (16.32%) MCP
12 29 (15.26%) DNS
13 27 (14.21%) Windows Server
14 26 (13.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 26 (13.68%) Office 365
15 25 (13.16%) SCCM
15 25 (13.16%) SLA
15 25 (13.16%) MS Exchange
16 24 (12.63%) TCP/IP
17 22 (11.58%) MS Excel
18 20 (10.53%) Legal
19 18 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
19 18 (9.47%) LAN
20 17 (8.95%) MCDST
21 16 (8.42%) Service Management
22 15 (7.89%) VMware
22 15 (7.89%) Apple iOS
23 14 (7.37%) ITIL V3
23 14 (7.37%) WAN

Desktop Support 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 26 (13.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 25 (13.16%) MS Exchange
3 8 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.63%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.05%) CMS
7 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.53%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.53%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 74 (38.95%) MS Office
2 22 (11.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) assyst
1 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.53%) Eikon
1 1 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.68%) Office 365
2 2 (1.05%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (15.26%) DNS
2 24 (12.63%) TCP/IP
3 18 (9.47%) LAN
4 14 (7.37%) DHCP
4 14 (7.37%) WAN
5 9 (4.74%) Extranet
6 8 (4.21%) VPN
7 4 (2.11%) IP Telephony
7 4 (2.11%) VoIP
8 3 (1.58%) Internet
8 3 (1.58%) Network Security
9 2 (1.05%) 3G
9 2 (1.05%) Firewall
9 2 (1.05%) MPLS
9 2 (1.05%) SAN
9 2 (1.05%) Skype
9 2 (1.05%) SMS
9 2 (1.05%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.05%) Wireless
10 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
General
1 41 (21.58%) Finance
2 20 (10.53%) Legal
3 13 (6.84%) Banking
4 12 (6.32%) Law
5 8 (4.21%) Investment Banking
5 8 (4.21%) Retail
6 6 (3.16%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.63%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.58%) Automotive
8 3 (1.58%) German Language
9 2 (1.05%) Back Office
9 2 (1.05%) French Language
10 1 (0.53%) Advertising
10 1 (0.53%) International Banking
10 1 (0.53%) Marketing
10 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.53%) .NET
1 1 (0.53%) CSS
1 1 (0.53%) HTML
1 1 (0.53%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 40 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 11 (5.79%) Smartphone
3 10 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.21%) Driving Licence
4 8 (4.21%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.68%) iPhone
6 5 (2.63%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.63%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.58%) CMDB
7 3 (1.58%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.58%) Handset
8 2 (1.05%) iPad
8 2 (1.05%) Life Science
8 2 (1.05%) Statistics
9 1 (0.53%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.53%) Economics
9 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.53%) Fintech
9 1 (0.53%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 153 (80.53%) Windows
2 97 (51.05%) Windows 7
3 38 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 27 (14.21%) Windows Server
5 18 (9.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (7.89%) Apple iOS
7 12 (6.32%) Windows 8
8 11 (5.79%) Windows 10
9 7 (3.68%) Android
9 7 (3.68%) Mac OS X
9 7 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.11%) Unix
11 3 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.05%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.53%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (35.79%) ITIL
2 16 (8.42%) Service Management
3 14 (7.37%) ITIL V3
4 11 (5.79%) Asset Management
4 11 (5.79%) Problem Management
5 10 (5.26%) Application Packaging
5 10 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 10 (5.26%) Line Management
6 9 (4.74%) Document Management
6 9 (4.74%) Project Management
6 9 (4.74%) Release Management
6 9 (4.74%) Service Delivery
7 8 (4.21%) PRINCE2
8 7 (3.68%) Change Management
8 7 (3.68%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.68%) ITSM
9 5 (2.63%) Migration
10 4 (2.11%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.11%) Software Deployment
10 4 (2.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.21%) SQL
2 7 (3.68%) VBA
3 2 (1.05%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (17.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (16.32%) MCP
3 17 (8.95%) MCDST
4 13 (6.84%) MCSE
5 11 (5.79%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (4.21%) A+ Certification
7 7 (3.68%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.63%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.58%) Degree
9 3 (1.58%) MCTS
10 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.53%) HNC
10 1 (0.53%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (13.16%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.53%) HL7
System Software
1 108 (56.84%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.26%) XenApp
3 7 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.58%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (13.16%) SCCM
2 5 (2.63%) AirWatch
2 5 (2.63%) WSUS
3 3 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.53%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.53%) DameWare
5 1 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.53%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 73 (38.42%) Microsoft
2 31 (16.32%) Citrix
3 15 (7.89%) VMware
4 13 (6.84%) Cisco
5 12 (6.32%) Bloomberg
6 9 (4.74%) Apple
6 9 (4.74%) Reuters
7 8 (4.21%) HP
7 8 (4.21%) ServiceNow
8 7 (3.68%) LANDesk
8 7 (3.68%) Remedy
9 6 (3.16%) Wyse
10 5 (2.63%) Symantec
11 4 (2.11%) Google
12 3 (1.58%) Mitel
13 2 (1.05%) Altiris
13 2 (1.05%) Avaya
13 2 (1.05%) Dell
13 2 (1.05%) FactSet
13 2 (1.05%) Virgin Media
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