The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Analyst was £144 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Analyst
UK / England
Rank 500 530 493
Rank change year-on-year +30 -37  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 66 85 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 39 77
Median daily rate £144 £160 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £129 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £252 £231
UK excluding London median daily rate £144 £143 £165
% change year-on-year +1.05% -13.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 18
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £16.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.36% +32.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.80 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £180.00 £23.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £100.75 £16.60
% change year-on-year -84.86% +506.92%  

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 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Desktop Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Analyst in England

Desktop Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Analyst in England

Desktop Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support Analyst in England

Desktop Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Analyst in England

Desktop Support 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 Support Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 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 +29 27 £170 -2.85% 4
South East +14 19 £150 +1.69% 1
South West +4 7 £125 -2.91%
North West +17 4 - -
East of England -8 4 £110 -26.05%
Yorkshire +13 3 £125 -24.24% 1
West Midlands +16 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -
Desktop Support Analyst
UK

Desktop Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 England region featuring Desktop Support Analyst in the job title.

1 94 (70.15%) Windows
2 69 (51.49%) Microsoft
3 65 (48.51%) Active Directory
4 54 (40.30%) Windows 7
5 47 (35.07%) MS Office
6 38 (28.36%) Finance
7 37 (27.61%) ITIL
8 26 (19.40%) Citrix
9 22 (16.42%) SCCM
10 20 (14.93%) TCP/IP
11 18 (13.43%) MCP
12 17 (12.69%) MS Excel
12 17 (12.69%) Cisco
12 17 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (12.69%) Windows Server
13 15 (11.19%) LAN
13 15 (11.19%) Legal
14 14 (10.45%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (10.45%) Blackberry
15 13 (9.70%) Dell
15 13 (9.70%) VMware
16 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (8.96%) WSUS
17 11 (8.21%) Incident Management
17 11 (8.21%) Security Cleared
17 11 (8.21%) Office 365
17 11 (8.21%) Windows 10
17 11 (8.21%) Banking
17 11 (8.21%) Bloomberg
18 9 (6.72%) Reuters

Desktop Support Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 9 (6.72%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.48%) IBM Notes
4 5 (3.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.24%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.49%) CMS
7 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 47 (35.07%) MS Office
2 17 (12.69%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.75%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.21%) Office 365
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.93%) TCP/IP
2 15 (11.19%) LAN
3 6 (4.48%) DHCP
3 6 (4.48%) WAN
4 5 (3.73%) Wireless
5 4 (2.99%) Extranet
5 4 (2.99%) IP Telephony
5 4 (2.99%) Network Security
6 3 (2.24%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (2.24%) DNS
7 2 (1.49%) Internet
7 2 (1.49%) VoIP
8 1 (0.75%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.75%) Intranet
8 1 (0.75%) VLAN
8 1 (0.75%) VPN
8 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
General
1 38 (28.36%) Finance
2 15 (11.19%) Legal
3 11 (8.21%) Banking
4 7 (5.22%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.99%) Law
5 4 (2.99%) Retail
6 2 (1.49%) Back Office
6 2 (1.49%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.75%) Advertising
7 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.75%) Front Office
7 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.24%) XMPP
2 2 (1.49%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.75%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.75%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.45%) Blackberry
2 9 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.48%) NHS
4 5 (3.73%) iPad
5 4 (2.99%) iPhone
5 4 (2.99%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.49%) PDA
7 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.75%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.75%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.75%) Life Science
7 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) Replication
7 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 94 (70.15%) Windows
2 54 (40.30%) Windows 7
3 17 (12.69%) Windows Server
4 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (8.21%) Windows 10
6 8 (5.97%) Android
6 8 (5.97%) Apple iOS
6 8 (5.97%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.22%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.73%) Mac OS X
8 5 (3.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.24%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.49%) CentOS
10 2 (1.49%) Linux
10 2 (1.49%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.75%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.75%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.61%) ITIL
2 11 (8.21%) Incident Management
3 7 (5.22%) Asset Management
4 6 (4.48%) Release Management
5 5 (3.73%) Change Control
5 5 (3.73%) Problem Management
6 4 (2.99%) Document Management
6 4 (2.99%) Migration
6 4 (2.99%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.24%) Change Management
7 3 (2.24%) Investment Management
7 3 (2.24%) ITIL V3
7 3 (2.24%) Service Management
8 2 (1.49%) Disk Encryption
8 2 (1.49%) Fund Management
8 2 (1.49%) Identity Management
8 2 (1.49%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
8 2 (1.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 2 (1.49%) Time Management
9 1 (0.75%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.22%) VBA
2 4 (2.99%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.49%) Java
3 2 (1.49%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (13.43%) MCP
2 17 (12.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (10.45%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (8.21%) Security Cleared
5 9 (6.72%) Degree
6 8 (5.97%) MCSE
7 6 (4.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (3.73%) MCDST
8 5 (3.73%) MCSA
9 4 (2.99%) A+ Certification
9 4 (2.99%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.49%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.49%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (0.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) SLA
2 6 (4.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 65 (48.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.24%) XenApp
3 3 (2.24%) XenDesktop
4 2 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.75%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 22 (16.42%) SCCM
2 12 (8.96%) WSUS
3 7 (5.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.49%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.75%) SafeCom
5 1 (0.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.75%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 69 (51.49%) Microsoft
2 26 (19.40%) Citrix
3 17 (12.69%) Cisco
4 13 (9.70%) Dell
4 13 (9.70%) VMware
5 11 (8.21%) Bloomberg
6 9 (6.72%) Remedy
6 9 (6.72%) Reuters
7 8 (5.97%) Symantec
8 7 (5.22%) BMC
8 7 (5.22%) Sophos
9 6 (4.48%) Apple
9 6 (4.48%) Lotus
10 5 (3.73%) HP
10 5 (3.73%) ServiceNow
11 3 (2.24%) FactSet
12 2 (1.49%) Aruba
12 2 (1.49%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.49%) LANDesk
12 2 (1.49%) Lumension
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Devonshire Hayes Recruitment Specialists Ltd
Rate: From £130 to £140 per day
Posted: 6 days ago