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 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 Support Analyst
Rank 548 481 459
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 95 130 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.24% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.25% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 81 88
Median daily rate £145 £160 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £100 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £133 £165 £170
% change year-on-year
-19.69% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 29 32
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -7.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £24.60 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.77%

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 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 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 -27 90 £150 - 14
London -3 33 £165 +10.00% 5
South East -27 15 £133 -11.66% 2
North West -18 11 £135 -38.63% 2
East of England +12 10 £133 -24.28% 2
Manchester -9 10 - - 1
Surrey -10 8 £110 -27.86%
Yorkshire +2 6 £125 +6.38%
Woking - 6 £140 -
West Yorkshire +5 5 £125 +6.38%
Leeds -6 4 £125 +6.38%
South West -15 4 £133 +32.50% 2
West Midlands -16 4 £95 -
North East -49 4 £165 +65.00% 1
City of London +36 3 £138 -29.48% 1
Wales +17 3 - -
South Wales +16 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +14 3 - -
East Midlands +10 3 - -
Cardiff 0 3 - -
Tyne and Wear -48 3 £165 +65.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -57 3 £165 +65.00% 1
Lincolnshire - 3 - -
East Sussex - 3 - -
Peterborough - 3 - -
Brighton - 3 - -
Spalding - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £130 - 2
Norfolk +2 2 £158 -10.00%
Crawley -4 2 - -

Desktop Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 167 (84.77%) Windows
2 108 (54.82%) Active Directory
3 106 (53.81%) Windows 7
4 96 (48.73%) Microsoft
5 95 (48.22%) MS Office
6 77 (39.09%) ITIL
7 59 (29.95%) Citrix
8 52 (26.40%) Blackberry
9 51 (25.89%) Finance
10 46 (23.35%) SCCM
11 41 (20.81%) Windows XP
12 34 (17.26%) MCP
12 34 (17.26%) Microsoft Certification
13 32 (16.24%) DNS
14 27 (13.71%) MS Exchange
14 27 (13.71%) Office 365
15 26 (13.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 26 (13.20%) Windows Server
16 25 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
17 24 (12.18%) MCDST
17 24 (12.18%) Cisco
18 23 (11.68%) Law
18 23 (11.68%) Legal
19 22 (11.17%) XenApp
20 21 (10.66%) MCSE
21 20 (10.15%) SLA
22 19 (9.64%) Apple iOS
22 19 (9.64%) MS Excel
22 19 (9.64%) TCP/IP
23 17 (8.63%) VMware

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 27 (13.71%) MS Exchange
2 26 (13.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (3.55%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.54%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.02%) CMS
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.51%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.51%) WordPress
Applications
1 95 (48.22%) MS Office
2 19 (9.64%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.02%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (1.02%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) assyst
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.51%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.71%) Office 365
2 2 (1.02%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 32 (16.24%) DNS
2 19 (9.64%) TCP/IP
3 13 (6.60%) DHCP
3 13 (6.60%) LAN
4 12 (6.09%) Extranet
5 11 (5.58%) WAN
6 10 (5.08%) VPN
7 7 (3.55%) Internet
8 3 (1.52%) Firewall
8 3 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (1.52%) VoIP
9 2 (1.02%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.02%) MPLS
9 2 (1.02%) SAN
10 1 (0.51%) 3G
10 1 (0.51%) PBX
10 1 (0.51%) SMS
10 1 (0.51%) SSL
10 1 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
General
1 51 (25.89%) Finance
2 23 (11.68%) Law
2 23 (11.68%) Legal
3 14 (7.11%) Banking
4 9 (4.57%) Investment Banking
5 6 (3.05%) Billing
6 5 (2.54%) Advertising
6 5 (2.54%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.03%) Front Office
8 2 (1.02%) Back Office
8 2 (1.02%) French Language
9 1 (0.51%) International Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.51%) Marketing
9 1 (0.51%) Military
9 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.51%) .NET
1 1 (0.51%) CSS
1 1 (0.51%) HTML
1 1 (0.51%) ODBC
1 1 (0.51%) XMPP
1 1 (0.51%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 52 (26.40%) Blackberry
2 15 (7.61%) Fat Client
2 15 (7.61%) Thin Client
3 13 (6.60%) Smartphone
4 7 (3.55%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.54%) iPhone
6 4 (2.03%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.02%) CMDB
7 2 (1.02%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.02%) NHS
7 2 (1.02%) PDA
8 1 (0.51%) BYOD
8 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.51%) Handset
8 1 (0.51%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.51%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.51%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 167 (84.77%) Windows
2 106 (53.81%) Windows 7
3 41 (20.81%) Windows XP
4 26 (13.20%) Windows Server
5 25 (12.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (9.64%) Apple iOS
7 16 (8.12%) Windows 8
8 15 (7.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (5.08%) Android
9 10 (5.08%) Windows 2000 Server
10 9 (4.57%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (2.03%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.02%) Unix
14 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (39.09%) ITIL
2 16 (8.12%) Service Management
3 15 (7.61%) Document Management
4 14 (7.11%) ITIL V3
5 12 (6.09%) Problem Management
5 12 (6.09%) Service Delivery
6 10 (5.08%) Application Packaging
6 10 (5.08%) Incident Management
7 7 (3.55%) Asset Management
7 7 (3.55%) ITSM
8 6 (3.05%) Software Licensing
9 5 (2.54%) Change Management
9 5 (2.54%) Configuration Management
9 5 (2.54%) Software Deployment
10 3 (1.52%) Information Security
10 3 (1.52%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (1.52%) Migration
10 3 (1.52%) Performance Optimisation
11 2 (1.02%) Contingency Planning
11 2 (1.02%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.54%) VBA
2 4 (2.03%) SQL
3 1 (0.51%) Java
3 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.51%) PHP
3 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 34 (17.26%) MCP
1 34 (17.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (12.18%) MCDST
3 21 (10.66%) MCSE
4 14 (7.11%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (4.57%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.54%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.03%) MCITP
8 3 (1.52%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.52%) Degree
9 2 (1.02%) MOS
10 1 (0.51%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.15%) SLA
2 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 108 (54.82%) Active Directory
2 22 (11.17%) XenApp
3 11 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (3.55%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.03%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.52%) UAG
7 2 (1.02%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.02%) vSphere
8 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 46 (23.35%) SCCM
2 7 (3.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 6 (3.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (1.52%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.02%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.02%) DameWare
6 1 (0.51%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.51%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 96 (48.73%) Microsoft
2 59 (29.95%) Citrix
3 24 (12.18%) Cisco
4 17 (8.63%) VMware
5 11 (5.58%) Apple
5 11 (5.58%) Bloomberg
5 11 (5.58%) Symantec
6 9 (4.57%) Remedy
6 9 (4.57%) Reuters
6 9 (4.57%) ServiceNow
7 8 (4.06%) HP
8 6 (3.05%) Altiris
9 5 (2.54%) Dell
10 4 (2.03%) Adobe
10 4 (2.03%) AppSense
10 4 (2.03%) LANDesk
10 4 (2.03%) Sophos
11 3 (1.52%) Avaya
11 3 (1.52%) Canon
11 3 (1.52%) Google
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