The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Support Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Support Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Desktop Support Analyst
Rank 510 484 468
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 116 134 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.26% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 67 47
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£155 £155 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £100 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £222 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £128 £170
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 37
Average hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.29% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £30.00 £24.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £15.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+8.85% +5.17%

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Desktop Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 28 August 2015.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -26 113 £155 -3.12% 12
London +35 78 £155 -3.12% 5
City of London -6 18 £173 +7.81% 2
East of England +5 11 £183 +89.61% 1
South East -33 8 £140 +5.66% 3
West Midlands -4 5 £115 -36.11% 2
Hertfordshire 0 4 £210 +121.05%
Watford -6 4 £210 +121.05%
South West -12 4 - -
Yorkshire -31 4 £80 -
Scotland -5 3 £110 +22.22%
West Sussex -17 3 £110 -8.33%
Leeds - 3 - -
West Yorkshire - 3 - -
Wiltshire -1 2 - -
Gloucestershire -2 2 - -
Surrey -2 2 £158 - 1
Swindon -6 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
West Bromwich - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £115 -
Woking - 2 £158 -
Gatwick - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £110 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £155 -
Norfolk - 2 £175 -
North East - 2 - -
Midlands +3 1 - -
Birmingham +1 1 - - 1

Desktop Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Support Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support Analyst in their job title.

1 191 (83.04%) Windows
2 120 (52.17%) Windows 7
3 116 (50.43%) Active Directory
4 107 (46.52%) Microsoft
5 74 (32.17%) MS Office
6 59 (25.65%) Windows XP
7 55 (23.91%) ITIL
8 50 (21.74%) MS Excel
9 48 (20.87%) Blackberry
10 46 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 41 (17.83%) MS Exchange
12 39 (16.96%) SCCM
13 37 (16.09%) Citrix
14 32 (13.91%) SLA
15 31 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
16 30 (13.04%) TCP/IP
17 28 (12.17%) Windows Server 2003
18 25 (10.87%) LAN
18 25 (10.87%) WAN
19 24 (10.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
20 20 (8.70%) MCDST
21 19 (8.26%) Windows 8
21 19 (8.26%) Finance
22 17 (7.39%) Legal
22 17 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2010
23 16 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
23 16 (6.96%) Law
24 15 (6.52%) VMware
24 15 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
25 14 (6.09%) Android

Desktop Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Desktop Support Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Desktop Support Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 41 (17.83%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 17 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.17%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.17%) Lync
7 2 (0.87%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.43%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.43%) CMS
8 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 74 (32.17%) MS Office
2 50 (21.74%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.87%) MicroStation
4 2 (0.87%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.78%) Office 365
2 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 25 (10.87%) LAN
2 25 (10.87%) WAN
3 12 (5.22%) VPN
4 9 (3.91%) DHCP
5 8 (3.48%) DNS
6 7 (3.04%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (2.17%) VoIP
8 4 (1.74%) Firewall
9 3 (1.30%) Wireless
9 3 (1.30%) SAN
9 3 (1.30%) Extranet
10 2 (0.87%) 3G
10 2 (0.87%) UMTS
10 2 (0.87%) GPRS
10 2 (0.87%) GSM
10 2 (0.87%) 2G
10 2 (0.87%) Network Security
10 2 (0.87%) LTE
10 2 (0.87%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) MSI
General
1 19 (8.26%) Finance
2 17 (7.39%) Legal
3 16 (6.96%) Law
4 8 (3.48%) Retail
5 5 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.74%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.74%) Banking
7 3 (1.30%) Automotive
7 3 (1.30%) Back Office
8 2 (0.87%) Front Office
8 2 (0.87%) Advertising
9 1 (0.43%) Electronics
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
9 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.87%) LINQ
2 1 (0.43%) COM
2 1 (0.43%) ODBC
2 1 (0.43%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 48 (20.87%) Blackberry
2 16 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.61%) iPad
4 4 (1.74%) Fat Client
4 4 (1.74%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.30%) NHS
5 3 (1.30%) Mathematics
5 3 (1.30%) iPhone
6 2 (0.87%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.87%) Statistics
7 1 (0.43%) BYOD
7 1 (0.43%) Handset
7 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.43%) PDA
7 1 (0.43%) DTV
7 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.43%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 191 (83.04%) Windows
2 120 (52.17%) Windows 7
3 59 (25.65%) Windows XP
4 46 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (12.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (8.26%) Windows 8
7 15 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (6.09%) Android
9 9 (3.91%) Windows Vista
9 9 (3.91%) Apple iOS
10 7 (3.04%) Mac OS X
11 6 (2.61%) Linux
12 2 (0.87%) UNIX
13 1 (0.43%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (23.91%) ITIL
2 10 (4.35%) Investment Management
3 9 (3.91%) Asset Management
4 8 (3.48%) Change Management
5 6 (2.61%) Problem Management
5 6 (2.61%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (2.17%) ITSM
6 5 (2.17%) Service Management
7 3 (1.30%) Service Delivery
7 3 (1.30%) CRM
7 3 (1.30%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (1.30%) Online Security
7 3 (1.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (1.30%) Incident Management
7 3 (1.30%) Software Deployment
8 2 (0.87%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (0.87%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (0.87%) ITIL V3
8 2 (0.87%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (0.87%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.17%) VBA
2 4 (1.74%) SQL
3 1 (0.43%) VB
3 1 (0.43%) C
3 1 (0.43%) Java
3 1 (0.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (8.70%) MCDST
3 13 (5.65%) MCP
4 9 (3.91%) Security Cleared
5 8 (3.48%) MCITP
6 7 (3.04%) MCSE
7 5 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.74%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.87%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.43%) MCSA
10 1 (0.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (13.91%) SLA
2 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.43%) QA
2 1 (0.43%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 116 (50.43%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.91%) XenApp
3 8 (3.48%) vSphere
4 5 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (1.74%) Terminal Services
5 4 (1.74%) XenDesktop
5 4 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.30%) Xen
7 2 (0.87%) NDS
8 1 (0.43%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 39 (16.96%) SCCM
2 7 (3.04%) Backup Exec
2 7 (3.04%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.87%) WSUS
4 1 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 107 (46.52%) Microsoft
2 37 (16.09%) Citrix
3 15 (6.52%) VMware
4 14 (6.09%) Cisco
5 11 (4.78%) Symantec
5 11 (4.78%) HP
5 11 (4.78%) Dell
6 9 (3.91%) Remedy
6 9 (3.91%) Bloomberg
7 8 (3.48%) Reuters
7 8 (3.48%) Apple
8 7 (3.04%) Mitel
9 5 (2.17%) Google
10 4 (1.74%) McAfee
10 4 (1.74%) Adobe
11 3 (1.30%) Oracle
11 3 (1.30%) Sophos
11 3 (1.30%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.30%) Acronis
11 3 (1.30%) Lumension
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