The table below looks at the statistics for the Desktop Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Desktop Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Desktop Analyst
Rank 109 97 107
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 13 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.34% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.37% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 1
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£140 £150 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £131 £150 £170
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -27.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 £16.96
% change year-on-year
+57.14% -17.45%
Desktop Analyst
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2291 1908 2075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.64% 92.71% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1217 1039 1024
Average daily rate £350 £345 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £211 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 149 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -32.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

Desktop Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Desktop Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Desktop Analyst across the West Midlands region.

Desktop Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Desktop Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Desktop Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Desktop Analyst across the West Midlands region.

Desktop Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Desktop Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014. 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
Birmingham -1 8 £130 -13.33% 3
Staffordshire - 1 £150 -
Warwickshire - 1 £300 -
Coventry - - - -
Desktop Analyst
England

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Desktop 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 Analyst in their job title.

1 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 18 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 16 (72.73%) MS Office
4 15 (68.18%) Windows XP
5 10 (45.45%) Blackberry
6 9 (40.91%) TCP/IP
7 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 8 (36.36%) Citrix
7 8 (36.36%) Java
7 8 (36.36%) Symantec
7 8 (36.36%) Back Office
8 7 (31.82%) Lotus
8 7 (31.82%) IBM Notes
8 7 (31.82%) Banking
9 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
10 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
10 4 (18.18%) ITIL
11 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
11 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
12 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
12 2 (9.09%) SCCM
12 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (9.09%) MCSE
12 2 (9.09%) SLA
12 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (4.55%) DHCP
13 1 (4.55%) MS Access

Desktop Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited Desktop 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 Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (31.82%) IBM Notes
2 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (72.73%) MS Office
2 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (40.91%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MS Access
General
1 8 (36.36%) Back Office
2 7 (31.82%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) iPad
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 18 (81.82%) Windows 7
3 15 (68.18%) Windows XP
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.55%) Windows CE
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.55%) ERP
3 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) Java
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) MCSE
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 8 (36.36%) Citrix
1 8 (36.36%) Symantec
2 7 (31.82%) Lotus
3 1 (4.55%) LANDesk
3 1 (4.55%) Google