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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Analyst
UK
Rank 533 511 481
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 48 107 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.22% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 64 94
Median daily rate £188 £164 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% +2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £115 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £203
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £133 £155
% change year-on-year
+41.50% -14.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 22
Median hourly rate £15.25 £21.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.06% +28.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £17.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £23.80 £24.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £21.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-34.88% +43.33%

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
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

Desktop Support Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Desktop Support Analyst
Top 27 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 22 January 2017. 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 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 45 £200 +19.40% 14
London -20 27 £188 +7.14% 8
South East +14 12 £235 +74.07% 3
Middlesex - 7 - -
City of London -11 5 £200 -5.88% 2
North West +24 2 - - 2
Surrey +21 2 £188 +50.00%
Manchester +18 2 - - 2
Scotland +13 2 £125 +4.16%
Milton Keynes +8 2 £235 +4.44% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 2 £235 +39.25% 1
West Midlands -1 2 - -
Birmingham -2 2 - -
Beckenham - 2 - -
West Yorkshire +16 1 - -
South Wales +14 1 £110 -4.34%
Yorkshire +12 1 - -
South West +12 1 - - 2
Leeds +5 1 - -
Wales +4 1 £110 -4.34%
Glasgow +3 1 £125 -10.71%
West Sussex +3 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £110 -
Wiltshire - 1 - - 1
Brentford - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 - -
Aberdeen - 1 - -

Desktop Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 128 (84.21%) Windows
2 83 (54.61%) Active Directory
3 75 (49.34%) Windows 7
4 73 (48.03%) Microsoft
5 50 (32.89%) MS Office
6 48 (31.58%) ITIL
7 30 (19.74%) Finance
8 29 (19.08%) Citrix
8 29 (19.08%) Windows Server
9 24 (15.79%) MS Excel
10 23 (15.13%) TCP/IP
11 20 (13.16%) Blackberry
11 20 (13.16%) SCCM
12 19 (12.50%) Office 365
12 19 (12.50%) MCP
13 17 (11.18%) WSUS
13 17 (11.18%) VMware
14 16 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (9.87%) Windows 10
15 15 (9.87%) Legal
15 15 (9.87%) MS Exchange
15 15 (9.87%) LAN
15 15 (9.87%) Bloomberg
15 15 (9.87%) Microsoft Certification
16 14 (9.21%) SLA
16 14 (9.21%) Cisco
17 12 (7.89%) Asset Management
18 11 (7.24%) Dell
18 11 (7.24%) Reuters
19 10 (6.58%) Retail

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 15 (9.87%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.63%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.97%) CMS
6 3 (1.97%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 50 (32.89%) MS Office
2 24 (15.79%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Eikon
1 1 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (1.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.66%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.13%) TCP/IP
2 15 (9.87%) LAN
3 9 (5.92%) DHCP
3 9 (5.92%) DNS
3 9 (5.92%) WAN
4 6 (3.95%) IP Telephony
4 6 (3.95%) Network Security
5 4 (2.63%) Wireless
6 3 (1.97%) Extranet
6 3 (1.97%) VoIP
6 3 (1.97%) VPN
7 2 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.66%) 3G
8 1 (0.66%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.66%) Firewall
8 1 (0.66%) Internet
8 1 (0.66%) Skype
8 1 (0.66%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
General
1 30 (19.74%) Finance
2 15 (9.87%) Legal
3 10 (6.58%) Retail
4 9 (5.92%) Banking
5 7 (4.61%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.63%) Law
6 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.32%) Automotive
7 2 (1.32%) German Language
8 1 (0.66%) Advertising
8 1 (0.66%) Back Office
8 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.66%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.66%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.66%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.16%) Blackberry
2 9 (5.92%) Smartphone
3 8 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (4.61%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.63%) iPad
5 4 (2.63%) iPhone
6 3 (1.97%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.97%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.32%) CMDB
7 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.32%) Statistics
8 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.66%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.66%) PDA
8 1 (0.66%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.66%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 128 (84.21%) Windows
2 75 (49.34%) Windows 7
3 29 (19.08%) Windows Server
4 16 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (9.87%) Windows 10
6 10 (6.58%) Apple iOS
7 8 (5.26%) Android
7 8 (5.26%) Mac OS X
7 8 (5.26%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.61%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.32%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.32%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.66%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.66%) Unix
12 1 (0.66%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (31.58%) ITIL
2 12 (7.89%) Asset Management
3 9 (5.92%) ITIL V3
3 9 (5.92%) Service Delivery
4 8 (5.26%) Line Management
5 7 (4.61%) Incident Management
5 7 (4.61%) Service Management
6 6 (3.95%) Change Management
6 6 (3.95%) Problem Management
7 5 (3.29%) Migration
7 5 (3.29%) Project Management
7 5 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.63%) Release Management
9 3 (1.97%) Document Management
9 3 (1.97%) Investment Management
9 3 (1.97%) ITSM
9 3 (1.97%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (1.97%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (1.97%) Project Planning
9 3 (1.97%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.92%) VBA
2 7 (4.61%) SQL
3 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.66%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (12.50%) MCP
2 15 (9.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.92%) MCSE
4 7 (4.61%) A+ Certification
4 7 (4.61%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (3.95%) MCDST
5 6 (3.95%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.95%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.63%) Degree
7 3 (1.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (1.97%) MCSA
8 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.32%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.66%) HNC
9 1 (0.66%) HND
9 1 (0.66%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.21%) SLA
2 2 (1.32%) QA
3 1 (0.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.66%) HL7
System Software
1 83 (54.61%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.63%) XenApp
4 3 (1.97%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (1.32%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.66%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.66%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (13.16%) SCCM
2 17 (11.18%) WSUS
3 5 (3.29%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.32%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.66%) Casper Suite
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.66%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 73 (48.03%) Microsoft
2 29 (19.08%) Citrix
3 17 (11.18%) VMware
4 15 (9.87%) Bloomberg
5 14 (9.21%) Cisco
6 11 (7.24%) Dell
6 11 (7.24%) Reuters
7 7 (4.61%) ServiceNow
7 7 (4.61%) Sophos
8 6 (3.95%) Apple
9 5 (3.29%) HP
9 5 (3.29%) Remedy
10 4 (2.63%) FactSet
10 4 (2.63%) Lotus
10 4 (2.63%) Symantec
11 3 (1.97%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.32%) AppSense
12 2 (1.32%) Becrypt
12 2 (1.32%) LANDesk
12 2 (1.32%) Mitel
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