The median contractor rate for a Desktop Analyst was £178 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 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.

Desktop Analyst
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 373 386 358
Rank change year-on-year +13 -28  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 29 40 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.18% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 40
Median daily rate £178 £170 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.41% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £119 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £287 £209
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £143 £175
% change year-on-year +3.50% -18.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Median hourly rate £20.25 £22.25 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.98% +12.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £18.40 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.25 £25.45 £24.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £21.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -29.06% +29.51%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18483 21200 20424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.80% 95.05% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13146 15201 14093
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 281 378
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Desktop Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Analyst in London

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Analyst in London

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Analyst in London

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Analyst in London

Desktop Analyst
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 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
City of London -2 11 £203 +12.50% 1
Desktop Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 London region featuring Desktop Analyst in the job title.

1 54 (68.35%) Windows
2 40 (50.63%) Active Directory
3 36 (45.57%) Microsoft
4 34 (43.04%) Windows 7
5 31 (39.24%) MS Office
6 24 (30.38%) Finance
7 21 (26.58%) ITIL
8 19 (24.05%) Citrix
9 15 (18.99%) TCP/IP
10 14 (17.72%) Banking
11 13 (16.46%) SCCM
12 12 (15.19%) Bloomberg
13 11 (13.92%) MS Excel
13 11 (13.92%) Windows Server
14 10 (12.66%) MCP
14 10 (12.66%) LAN
14 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (12.66%) Cisco
14 10 (12.66%) Blackberry
14 10 (12.66%) Reuters
15 8 (10.13%) Investment Banking
15 8 (10.13%) Windows 10
15 8 (10.13%) Android
15 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
16 7 (8.86%) Office 365
16 7 (8.86%) Asset Management
16 7 (8.86%) VBA
16 7 (8.86%) MCSE
17 6 (7.59%) MS Exchange
17 6 (7.59%) Symantec

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (7.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.06%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.53%) CMS
4 2 (2.53%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 31 (39.24%) MS Office
2 11 (13.92%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Office 365
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.27%) G Suite
3 1 (1.27%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.99%) TCP/IP
2 10 (12.66%) LAN
3 5 (6.33%) DHCP
3 5 (6.33%) WAN
4 4 (5.06%) IP Telephony
4 4 (5.06%) Network Security
5 3 (3.80%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (3.80%) DNS
5 3 (3.80%) Wireless
6 2 (2.53%) VoIP
7 1 (1.27%) VPN
7 1 (1.27%) Wi-Fi
General
1 24 (30.38%) Finance
2 14 (17.72%) Banking
3 8 (10.13%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.06%) Legal
4 4 (5.06%) Retail
5 2 (2.53%) Back Office
5 2 (2.53%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.53%) Front Office
5 2 (2.53%) Multimedia
6 1 (1.27%) Advertising
6 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) XMPP
2 2 (2.53%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.27%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.06%) iPad
2 4 (5.06%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.80%) iPhone
4 2 (2.53%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.53%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.53%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.53%) NHS
4 2 (2.53%) PDA
4 2 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.27%) Equities
5 1 (1.27%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.27%) Life Science
5 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (68.35%) Windows
2 34 (43.04%) Windows 7
3 11 (13.92%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.13%) Android
4 8 (10.13%) Windows 10
4 8 (10.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.59%) Windows 8
6 5 (6.33%) Mac OS X
7 3 (3.80%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.27%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.27%) Unix
9 1 (1.27%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) ITIL
2 7 (8.86%) Asset Management
3 6 (7.59%) Migration
4 3 (3.80%) Business Analysis
4 3 (3.80%) Investment Management
5 2 (2.53%) Fund Management
5 2 (2.53%) Identity Management
5 2 (2.53%) Incident Management
5 2 (2.53%) Release Management
5 2 (2.53%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (2.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (2.53%) Time Management
5 2 (2.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.27%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.27%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.27%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.27%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.27%) Service Management
6 1 (1.27%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.86%) VBA
2 4 (5.06%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.53%) Java
3 2 (2.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (12.66%) MCP
1 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.86%) MCSE
3 6 (7.59%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (5.06%) MCDST
4 4 (5.06%) MCSA
5 3 (3.80%) Degree
6 2 (2.53%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (2.53%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.33%) SLA
2 2 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.27%) MiFID
System Software
1 40 (50.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.80%) XenApp
3 3 (3.80%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (16.46%) SCCM
2 5 (6.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.80%) WSUS
4 2 (2.53%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.27%) SafeCom
5 1 (1.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.27%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 36 (45.57%) Microsoft
2 19 (24.05%) Citrix
3 12 (15.19%) Bloomberg
4 10 (12.66%) Cisco
4 10 (12.66%) Reuters
5 6 (7.59%) Apple
5 6 (7.59%) Symantec
5 6 (7.59%) VMware
6 4 (5.06%) Dell
6 4 (5.06%) FactSet
6 4 (5.06%) HP
6 4 (5.06%) Lotus
7 3 (3.80%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.53%) AppSense
8 2 (2.53%) Aruba
8 2 (2.53%) Fidessa
8 2 (2.53%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.27%) CA
9 1 (1.27%) CommVault
9 1 (1.27%) Google
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