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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Analyst
Rank 543 532 471
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -61
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 95 117 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.23% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 69 100
Median daily rate £165 £165 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £120 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £264 £215
UK excluding London median daily rate £138 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 34
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £16.30 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £155.00 £22.00 £23.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.53 £21.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-32.40% +48.27%

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
48175 51856 52713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31544 33013 33319
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1684 2028 2169
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -1 89 £165 -2.94% 13
London -17 46 £190 +8.71% 5
South East +21 21 £130 -11.86% 5
City of London +2 10 £200 -27.27% 1
Oxfordshire +2 7 £125 -16.66%
Yorkshire +11 6 £115 +4.54%
South West +10 5 £180 +9.09% 1
Oxford -5 5 £125 -16.66%
Leeds +15 4 £110 -
West Yorkshire +14 4 £110 -
East of England +8 4 £165 -21.42%
Norfolk - 4 £165 -
Hampshire +19 3 £130 -
Surrey +17 3 - -
Manchester +9 3 - -
North West +2 3 - -
West Midlands -32 3 £125 -16.66% 3
Wales - 3 £110 -
Middlesex - 3 - - 1
King's Lynn - 3 £173 -
Berkshire +8 2 - - 2
Scotland -3 2 £125 -10.71%
Birmingham -10 2 £125 -28.57%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £235 - 1
Cardiff - 2 £110 -
Dorset - 2 £190 -
South Wales - 2 £110 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £115 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £235 - 1
Bournemouth - 2 £190 -

Desktop Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 145 (81.46%) Windows
2 103 (57.87%) Active Directory
3 95 (53.37%) Windows 7
4 67 (37.64%) Microsoft
5 57 (32.02%) ITIL
6 55 (30.90%) MS Office
7 34 (19.10%) Finance
8 32 (17.98%) Windows Server
9 29 (16.29%) Citrix
10 28 (15.73%) Blackberry
11 25 (14.04%) MS Excel
12 23 (12.92%) TCP/IP
13 22 (12.36%) Office 365
14 21 (11.80%) SCCM
14 21 (11.80%) MS Exchange
14 21 (11.80%) MCP
14 21 (11.80%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (10.11%) Bloomberg
17 17 (9.55%) Windows XP
17 17 (9.55%) Windows 10
18 16 (8.99%) LAN
18 16 (8.99%) SLA
19 15 (8.43%) Asset Management
19 15 (8.43%) DNS
19 15 (8.43%) VMware
20 14 (7.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
21 13 (7.30%) Reuters
21 13 (7.30%) Legal
21 13 (7.30%) Windows 8

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 21 (11.80%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.25%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.69%) CMS
7 3 (1.69%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.12%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 55 (30.90%) MS Office
2 25 (14.04%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Eikon
1 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.36%) Office 365
2 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.92%) TCP/IP
2 16 (8.99%) LAN
3 15 (8.43%) DNS
4 11 (6.18%) DHCP
5 10 (5.62%) WAN
6 5 (2.81%) VoIP
7 4 (2.25%) Network Security
7 4 (2.25%) VPN
7 4 (2.25%) Wireless
8 3 (1.69%) Extranet
8 3 (1.69%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.12%) Firewall
9 2 (1.12%) Skype
10 1 (0.56%) 3G
10 1 (0.56%) SMS
10 1 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
General
1 34 (19.10%) Finance
2 13 (7.30%) Legal
3 12 (6.74%) Retail
4 10 (5.62%) Banking
5 9 (5.06%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.25%) Law
6 4 (2.25%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.69%) Automotive
7 3 (1.69%) German Language
7 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.56%) Advertising
8 1 (0.56%) Back Office
8 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.56%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.56%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.73%) Blackberry
2 10 (5.62%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (5.06%) Smartphone
4 8 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.93%) Driving Licence
6 6 (3.37%) iPhone
7 5 (2.81%) Data Centre
8 4 (2.25%) Fat Client
8 4 (2.25%) iPad
8 4 (2.25%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.12%) CMDB
9 2 (1.12%) Handset
9 2 (1.12%) Life Science
9 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.12%) Statistics
10 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.56%) Economics
10 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.56%) Fixed Income
10 1 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 145 (81.46%) Windows
2 95 (53.37%) Windows 7
3 32 (17.98%) Windows Server
4 20 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (9.55%) Windows 10
5 17 (9.55%) Windows XP
6 13 (7.30%) Windows 8
7 10 (5.62%) Apple iOS
8 9 (5.06%) Mac OS X
9 7 (3.93%) Android
10 6 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (2.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.69%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.12%) Unix
13 2 (1.12%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (32.02%) ITIL
2 15 (8.43%) Asset Management
3 11 (6.18%) ITIL V3
4 9 (5.06%) Release Management
4 9 (5.06%) Service Delivery
4 9 (5.06%) Service Management
5 8 (4.49%) Line Management
5 8 (4.49%) Project Management
6 7 (3.93%) Incident Management
7 6 (3.37%) Application Packaging
7 6 (3.37%) Change Management
7 6 (3.37%) PRINCE2
7 6 (3.37%) Problem Management
8 5 (2.81%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.81%) Migration
9 4 (2.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (2.25%) Investment Management
9 4 (2.25%) Kalman Filter
9 4 (2.25%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (2.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (6.18%) VBA
2 7 (3.93%) SQL
3 3 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (11.80%) MCP
1 21 (11.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (5.06%) A+ Certification
2 9 (5.06%) MCSE
3 8 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (3.93%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.37%) MCDST
6 5 (2.81%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.25%) Degree
8 3 (1.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.69%) MCSA
8 3 (1.69%) MCTS
9 2 (1.12%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.12%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.56%) HNC
10 1 (0.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.99%) SLA
2 2 (1.12%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.56%) HL7
System Software
1 103 (57.87%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.25%) XenApp
4 3 (1.69%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (11.80%) SCCM
2 10 (5.62%) WSUS
3 5 (2.81%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.12%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.56%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.56%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 67 (37.64%) Microsoft
2 29 (16.29%) Citrix
3 18 (10.11%) Bloomberg
4 15 (8.43%) VMware
5 13 (7.30%) Reuters
6 9 (5.06%) Apple
7 8 (4.49%) Cisco
8 7 (3.93%) LANDesk
9 6 (3.37%) Dell
9 6 (3.37%) ServiceNow
9 6 (3.37%) Wyse
10 4 (2.25%) FactSet
10 4 (2.25%) HP
10 4 (2.25%) Remedy
11 3 (1.69%) Intel Security
11 3 (1.69%) Lotus
11 3 (1.69%) Mitel
11 3 (1.69%) Sophos
11 3 (1.69%) Symantec
12 2 (1.12%) AppSense
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