Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Analyst was £190 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 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 Analyst
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 239 229
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 15 14 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.21% 0.21% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.22% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 28
City of London median daily rate £190 £200 £201
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -0.25% +21.52%
10th Percentile £145 £188 £130
90th Percentile £282 £288 £309
Central London median daily rate £183 £200 £200
% change year-on-year -8.75% - -6.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 - £18.63
10th Percentile £16.00 - £13.92
90th Percentile £18.00 - £21.75
Central London median hourly rate £15.00 - £18.63

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6642 6353 8750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.51% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5247 5051 6871
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 125
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £38.05
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +9.09%

Desktop Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Analyst in the City of London

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Analyst in the City of London

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Analyst in the City of London

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Analyst in the City of London

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Desktop 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 City of London region featuring Desktop Analyst in the job title.

1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) iPhone
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
5 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (26.67%) LAN
5 4 (26.67%) WAN
5 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
6 3 (20.00%) Document Management
6 3 (20.00%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Law
6 3 (20.00%) Legal
6 3 (20.00%) SCCM
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (20.00%) ServiceNow
6 3 (20.00%) BYOD
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (13.33%) Office 365
7 2 (13.33%) Migration
7 2 (13.33%) Apple
7 2 (13.33%) DHCP
7 2 (13.33%) Citrix
7 2 (13.33%) VPN

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) Intranet
3 1 (6.67%) Skype
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Law
1 3 (20.00%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Blackberry
1 4 (26.67%) iPhone
2 3 (20.00%) BYOD
2 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (6.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Android
5 1 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Document Management
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.67%) ERD
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL V2
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) SDLC
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) MCDST
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (13.33%) Apple
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Autodesk
4 1 (6.67%) Bloomberg
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) Google
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) LANDesk
4 1 (6.67%) Reuters
4 1 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Wyse