The median contractor rate for a Desktop Analyst was £193 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 518 530 480
Rank change year-on-year +12 -50  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 64 102 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.22% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 50 85
Median daily rate £193 £163 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.46% +4.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £95 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £305 £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £125 £173
% change year-on-year +36.00% -27.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 39
Median hourly rate £13.81 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.39% -6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.55 £20.35 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.90 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.94% -13.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
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 £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Desktop Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Desktop Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Analyst in England

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Analyst in England

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Analyst in England

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Analyst in England

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst in England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Analyst in England

Desktop Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
London -1 29 £224 +27.85% 7
South East +25 9 £130 -30.66% 3
East of England -3 8 £260 +73.33% 1
Yorkshire +21 5 £325 +160.00%
North West +15 5 £125 - 2
South West +7 5 £225 -
West Midlands +22 3 - -
Desktop Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 England region featuring Desktop Analyst in the job title.

1 82 (57.34%) Windows
2 56 (39.16%) Active Directory
3 53 (37.06%) Microsoft
4 49 (34.27%) Windows 7
5 43 (30.07%) Finance
6 42 (29.37%) Microsoft Office
7 34 (23.78%) ITIL
8 23 (16.08%) Citrix
9 22 (15.38%) SCCM
10 17 (11.89%) Security Cleared
11 16 (11.19%) TCP/IP
12 15 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (9.79%) HP
13 14 (9.79%) LAN
13 14 (9.79%) Blackberry
13 14 (9.79%) Office 365
13 14 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (8.39%) Fat Client
14 12 (8.39%) Incident Management
14 12 (8.39%) Banking
14 12 (8.39%) MCP
14 12 (8.39%) Cisco
14 12 (8.39%) Thin Client
15 11 (7.69%) Service Management
15 11 (7.69%) Legal
16 10 (6.99%) Video Conferencing
16 10 (6.99%) Windows 10
16 10 (6.99%) VMware
16 10 (6.99%) Configuration Management
16 10 (6.99%) ITIL Certification

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 8 (5.59%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.80%) IBM Notes
3 4 (2.80%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.40%) SharePoint
Applications
1 42 (29.37%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.70%) Eikon
2 1 (0.70%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.79%) Office 365
2 2 (1.40%) G Suite
3 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.19%) TCP/IP
2 14 (9.79%) LAN
3 6 (4.20%) DNS
4 5 (3.50%) DHCP
4 5 (3.50%) VPN
4 5 (3.50%) WAN
5 4 (2.80%) Extranet
5 4 (2.80%) Internet
5 4 (2.80%) Network Security
5 4 (2.80%) Wireless
6 3 (2.10%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (2.10%) VLAN
6 3 (2.10%) WebEx
7 2 (1.40%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.40%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.70%) ADSL
8 1 (0.70%) Intranet
8 1 (0.70%) SAN
8 1 (0.70%) VoIP
8 1 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) MSI
1 1 (0.70%) Robot Framework
General
1 43 (30.07%) Finance
2 12 (8.39%) Banking
3 11 (7.69%) Legal
4 5 (3.50%) Front Office
5 4 (2.80%) Law
6 3 (2.10%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.40%) Back Office
7 2 (1.40%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.40%) Multimedia
7 2 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.70%) Local Government
8 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.70%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.10%) XMPP
2 2 (1.40%) .NET
3 1 (0.70%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.70%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.79%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (9.79%) Blackberry
2 12 (8.39%) Fat Client
2 12 (8.39%) Thin Client
3 10 (6.99%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (5.59%) CMDB
4 8 (5.59%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.20%) NHS
6 5 (3.50%) iPhone
7 4 (2.80%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.80%) Smartphone
8 3 (2.10%) iPad
9 2 (1.40%) PDA
10 1 (0.70%) Biotechnology
10 1 (0.70%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.70%) EPoS
10 1 (0.70%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.70%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.70%) Life Science
10 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 82 (57.34%) Windows
2 49 (34.27%) Windows 7
3 10 (6.99%) Windows 10
4 9 (6.29%) Windows XP
5 8 (5.59%) Apple iOS
5 8 (5.59%) Windows 8
5 8 (5.59%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.80%) Linux
6 4 (2.80%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.10%) Android
7 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.40%) CentOS
8 2 (1.40%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.40%) Unix
8 2 (1.40%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (1.40%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.70%) NetWare
9 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.78%) ITIL
2 12 (8.39%) Incident Management
3 11 (7.69%) Service Management
4 10 (6.99%) Configuration Management
5 8 (5.59%) Migration
6 6 (4.20%) Release Management
7 5 (3.50%) Change Control
7 5 (3.50%) Time Management
8 4 (2.80%) Asset Management
8 4 (2.80%) Change Management
8 4 (2.80%) Document Management
8 4 (2.80%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.10%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.10%) Investment Management
9 3 (2.10%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.10%) Software Distribution
9 3 (2.10%) Validation
10 2 (1.40%) Server Monitoring
10 2 (1.40%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
10 2 (1.40%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.80%) Java
2 3 (2.10%) SQL
3 2 (1.40%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.70%) C#
4 1 (0.70%) Perl
4 1 (0.70%) Python
4 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (8.39%) MCP
4 10 (6.99%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (4.20%) A+ Certification
5 6 (4.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (4.20%) Degree
5 6 (4.20%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.20%) MCSA
6 4 (2.80%) MCDST
6 4 (2.80%) MCSE
7 3 (2.10%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.40%) ACDT
8 2 (1.40%) ACHDS
8 2 (1.40%) ACTC
8 2 (1.40%) ISEB
8 2 (1.40%) MCSM
8 2 (1.40%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) SLA
2 7 (4.90%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (39.16%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (3.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (3.50%) XenApp
3 5 (3.50%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.10%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (15.38%) SCCM
2 6 (4.20%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (4.20%) WSUS
3 2 (1.40%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.40%) SCSM
4 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 53 (37.06%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.08%) Citrix
3 14 (9.79%) HP
4 12 (8.39%) Cisco
5 10 (6.99%) VMware
6 9 (6.29%) Apple
7 8 (5.59%) Dell
7 8 (5.59%) Remedy
8 7 (4.90%) BMC
8 7 (4.90%) Symantec
9 5 (3.50%) Oracle
9 5 (3.50%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.80%) Lotus
11 3 (2.10%) AppSense
11 3 (2.10%) Bloomberg
11 3 (2.10%) Wyse
12 2 (1.40%) Aruba
12 2 (1.40%) Google
12 2 (1.40%) Reuters
12 2 (1.40%) Sophos
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