Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Analyst was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Desktop Support Analyst
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 166 173
Rank change year-on-year +14 +7 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.17% 0.046% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.050% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 0
Berkshire median daily rate £130 - -
South East median daily rate £140 £125 £150
% change year-on-year +12.00% -16.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Berkshire median hourly rate £162.50 £14.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1020.69% -17.14% -4.68%
10th Percentile £156.25 £14.50 £16.00
90th Percentile £168.75 £14.50 £18.30
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +32.35% - +4.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3778 3988 4655
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.90% 92.31% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1993 2162 2527
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £213
90th Percentile £588 £565 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 188 242
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £42.73 £46.62
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.38% +7.97% +12.50%

Desktop Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Desktop Support Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Analyst in Berkshire

Desktop Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Analyst in Berkshire

Desktop Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Analyst in Berkshire

Desktop Support Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +10 3 £130 -
Slough - 3 £130 -
Newbury - 3 £130 -
Desktop Support Analyst
South East

Desktop Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Desktop Support Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) Avaya
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (14.29%) iPhone
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) XenApp
5 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 1 (14.29%) VLAN
5 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) iPad
5 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
5 1 (14.29%) Office 365
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (14.29%) MobileIron
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Skype
5 1 (14.29%) AirWatch

Desktop Support Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) Skype
1 1 (14.29%) SMS
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) VLAN
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
2 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) AirWatch
2 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Avaya
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) Canon
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Forcepoint
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Kofax
2 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) MobileIron
2 1 (14.29%) Polycom
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec
2 1 (14.29%) VMware