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 30 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Desktop Support Analyst
Rank 574 531 468
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -63
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 87 132 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.24% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 77 85
Median daily rate £140 £150 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £113 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £222 £241
UK excluding London median daily rate £125 £165 £153
% change year-on-year
-24.24% +8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 29 39
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.13 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.08% +14.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £22.05 £22.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £13.38
% change year-on-year
-21.21% +23.36%

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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
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 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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
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 30 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 -19 85 £140 -6.66% 17
London -42 32 £160 +10.34% 8
North West +11 12 - - 1
Manchester - 12 - - 1
South East +7 10 £120 -20.00% 6
Yorkshire +6 9 £125 -
East of England +18 7 £130 -25.71% 2
East Midlands +4 6 - -
Lincolnshire - 6 - -
Spalding - 6 - -
West Yorkshire +7 5 £125 -
South West +4 4 - -
Leeds +2 4 £125 -
North East -39 3 £140 -
York - 3 £125 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £115 - 1
North Yorkshire - 3 £125 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £115 - 2
City of London +33 2 £200 +37.93% 2
Cambridgeshire +17 2 £174 +12.25%
Hertfordshire +15 2 £90 -57.14% 1
Norfolk -1 2 £158 -10.00%
Surrey -8 2 £188 +29.31%
West Sussex -10 2 - - 1
West Midlands -30 2 - -
Tyne and Wear -37 2 £140 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -42 2 £140 -
South Wales - 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 - - 1

Desktop Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 156 (82.98%) Windows
2 119 (63.30%) Active Directory
3 94 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 89 (47.34%) MS Office
5 85 (45.21%) Microsoft
6 78 (41.49%) ITIL
7 48 (25.53%) Windows XP
8 46 (24.47%) Citrix
9 45 (23.94%) Blackberry
10 41 (21.81%) Finance
11 37 (19.68%) DNS
12 32 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
13 31 (16.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 31 (16.49%) MCP
14 30 (15.96%) SCCM
15 28 (14.89%) MS Exchange
16 26 (13.83%) Office 365
17 24 (12.77%) TCP/IP
18 22 (11.70%) SLA
18 22 (11.70%) Legal
19 21 (11.17%) MS Excel
19 21 (11.17%) Windows Server
20 20 (10.64%) LAN
20 20 (10.64%) Cisco
20 20 (10.64%) MCDST
21 19 (10.11%) Law
21 19 (10.11%) Service Management
22 18 (9.57%) WAN
22 18 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
23 17 (9.04%) Apple iOS

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 31 (16.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 28 (14.89%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (3.72%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.13%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.06%) CMS
7 2 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.53%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 89 (47.34%) MS Office
2 21 (11.17%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) assyst
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.53%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.83%) Office 365
2 2 (1.06%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.53%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (19.68%) DNS
2 24 (12.77%) TCP/IP
3 20 (10.64%) LAN
4 18 (9.57%) WAN
5 16 (8.51%) DHCP
6 14 (7.45%) Extranet
7 10 (5.32%) VPN
8 7 (3.72%) Internet
9 5 (2.66%) VoIP
10 3 (1.60%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.06%) IP Telephony
11 2 (1.06%) MPLS
11 2 (1.06%) SAN
12 1 (0.53%) 3G
12 1 (0.53%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.53%) Network Security
12 1 (0.53%) PBX
12 1 (0.53%) SMS
12 1 (0.53%) SSL
12 1 (0.53%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.53%) SQL Server
General
1 41 (21.81%) Finance
2 22 (11.70%) Legal
3 19 (10.11%) Law
4 12 (6.38%) Banking
5 8 (4.26%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.66%) Advertising
6 5 (2.66%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.06%) Back Office
8 2 (1.06%) French Language
8 2 (1.06%) Front Office
8 2 (1.06%) Retail
9 1 (0.53%) Automotive
9 1 (0.53%) Billing
9 1 (0.53%) German Language
9 1 (0.53%) International Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Marketing
9 1 (0.53%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.53%) .NET
1 1 (0.53%) CSS
1 1 (0.53%) HTML
1 1 (0.53%) ODBC
1 1 (0.53%) XMPP
1 1 (0.53%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 45 (23.94%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.79%) Smartphone
3 8 (4.26%) iPhone
4 7 (3.72%) Driving Licence
4 7 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.13%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.60%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.60%) Handset
6 3 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.06%) CMDB
7 2 (1.06%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.06%) Life Science
8 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.53%) Economics
8 1 (0.53%) iPad
8 1 (0.53%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.53%) PDA
8 1 (0.53%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 156 (82.98%) Windows
2 94 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 48 (25.53%) Windows XP
4 21 (11.17%) Windows Server
5 18 (9.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (9.04%) Apple iOS
7 14 (7.45%) Windows 8
8 8 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.72%) Windows 10
10 5 (2.66%) Android
10 5 (2.66%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.60%) Unix
11 3 (1.60%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.53%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.53%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (41.49%) ITIL
2 19 (10.11%) Service Management
3 17 (9.04%) ITIL V3
4 15 (7.98%) Document Management
5 14 (7.45%) Problem Management
6 12 (6.38%) Application Packaging
7 9 (4.79%) Incident Management
7 9 (4.79%) ITSM
8 7 (3.72%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.72%) PRINCE2
8 7 (3.72%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.19%) Asset Management
9 6 (3.19%) Release Management
10 5 (2.66%) Change Management
11 4 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (2.13%) Project Management
11 4 (2.13%) Software Licensing
12 3 (1.60%) Data Analysis
12 3 (1.60%) Infrastructure Management
12 3 (1.60%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.66%) VBA
2 4 (2.13%) SQL
3 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.53%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (16.49%) MCP
3 20 (10.64%) MCDST
4 17 (9.04%) MCSE
5 13 (6.91%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (4.79%) Security Cleared
7 5 (2.66%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.60%) Degree
8 3 (1.60%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.06%) MCTS
9 2 (1.06%) MOS
10 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.70%) SLA
2 1 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 119 (63.30%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.98%) XenApp
3 8 (4.26%) XenDesktop
4 6 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (2.13%) BitLocker
7 3 (1.60%) UAG
Systems Management
1 30 (15.96%) SCCM
2 5 (2.66%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (2.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (1.60%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.06%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.06%) DameWare
5 1 (0.53%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.53%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 85 (45.21%) Microsoft
2 46 (24.47%) Citrix
3 20 (10.64%) Cisco
4 14 (7.45%) VMware
5 10 (5.32%) Bloomberg
5 10 (5.32%) HP
5 10 (5.32%) ServiceNow
6 9 (4.79%) LANDesk
6 9 (4.79%) Symantec
7 8 (4.26%) Remedy
7 8 (4.26%) Reuters
8 6 (3.19%) Apple
8 6 (3.19%) Wyse
9 5 (2.66%) Altiris
9 5 (2.66%) Dell
10 4 (2.13%) AppSense
10 4 (2.13%) Canon
10 4 (2.13%) Google
10 4 (2.13%) Sophos
11 2 (1.06%) NetIQ
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