The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Analyst was £224 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 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 Support Analyst
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 397 383 388
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 27 35 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.16% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 37
Median daily rate £224 £163 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.69% +12.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £132 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £225 £191
UK excluding London median daily rate £141 £135 £155
% change year-on-year +4.62% -12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
Median hourly rate - £15.75 £19.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -20.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.81 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.19% -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 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 19705 20363 22100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.93% 95.26% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 14056 14779 15421
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 225 369
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -9.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.76 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Desktop Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Analyst in London

Desktop Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Analyst in London

Desktop Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Support Analyst in London over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Support Analyst in London

Desktop Support 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 Support Analyst in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Analyst in London

Desktop Support 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 Support Analyst within the London region over the 3 months to 26 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
City of London -2 5 £223 +31.85% 3
Westminster - 1 £223 -
Desktop Support Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 London region featuring Desktop Support Analyst in the job title.

1 27 (50.00%) Windows
2 24 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 20 (37.04%) Finance
4 19 (35.19%) Microsoft Office
4 19 (35.19%) Windows 7
5 14 (25.93%) ITIL
6 13 (24.07%) HP
7 12 (22.22%) Citrix
7 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 12 (22.22%) LAN
8 10 (18.52%) Banking
9 9 (16.67%) Fat Client
9 9 (16.67%) SCCM
9 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (16.67%) Thin Client
9 9 (16.67%) Blackberry
10 8 (14.81%) Configuration Management
10 8 (14.81%) CMDB
10 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
11 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
11 7 (12.96%) Service Management
11 7 (12.96%) Cisco
12 6 (11.11%) MCP
12 6 (11.11%) DV Cleared
13 5 (9.26%) MCSA
13 5 (9.26%) SLA
13 5 (9.26%) WAN
13 5 (9.26%) Apple
14 4 (7.41%) Wireless

Desktop Support 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 4 (7.41%) IBM Notes
1 4 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (35.19%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.22%) LAN
1 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.26%) WAN
3 4 (7.41%) Wireless
4 3 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (5.56%) DHCP
4 3 (5.56%) DNS
4 3 (5.56%) Internet
5 2 (3.70%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.70%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.70%) Network Security
5 2 (3.70%) VPN
6 1 (1.85%) ADSL
6 1 (1.85%) SAN
6 1 (1.85%) VoIP
6 1 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MSI
General
1 20 (37.04%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Banking
3 4 (7.41%) Front Office
3 4 (7.41%) Legal
4 2 (3.70%) Back Office
4 2 (3.70%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.70%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) XMPP
2 1 (1.85%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 9 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 9 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 8 (14.81%) CMDB
3 7 (12.96%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.41%) Client/Server
5 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.70%) iPad
6 2 (3.70%) iPhone
6 2 (3.70%) NHS
6 2 (3.70%) PDA
6 2 (3.70%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.85%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.85%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.85%) Life Science
7 1 (1.85%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 27 (50.00%) Windows
2 19 (35.19%) Windows 7
3 4 (7.41%) Windows 8
3 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.56%) Android
4 3 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
5 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.70%) Unix
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.85%) Linux
6 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.85%) NetWare
6 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) ITIL
2 8 (14.81%) Configuration Management
3 7 (12.96%) Service Management
4 3 (5.56%) Change Management
4 3 (5.56%) Investment Management
5 2 (3.70%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.70%) Migration
5 2 (3.70%) Software Distribution
5 2 (3.70%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
5 2 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (3.70%) Time Management
5 2 (3.70%) Validation
6 1 (1.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.85%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.85%) Line Management
6 1 (1.85%) Server Patching
6 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.85%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.85%) Perl
3 1 (1.85%) SQL
3 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 6 (11.11%) MCP
4 5 (9.26%) MCSA
5 4 (7.41%) MCDST
5 4 (7.41%) MCSE
6 3 (5.56%) A+ Certification
7 2 (3.70%) ACDT
7 2 (3.70%) ACHDS
7 2 (3.70%) ACTC
7 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.70%) MCSM
7 2 (3.70%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.70%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.70%) XenApp
2 2 (3.70%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) SCCM
2 4 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.70%) WSUS
4 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 20 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 13 (24.07%) HP
3 12 (22.22%) Citrix
4 7 (12.96%) Cisco
5 5 (9.26%) Apple
6 4 (7.41%) Lotus
6 4 (7.41%) Symantec
7 3 (5.56%) VMware
8 2 (3.70%) Aruba
8 2 (3.70%) Bloomberg
8 2 (3.70%) Dell
8 2 (3.70%) IBM
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle
9 1 (1.85%) arcserve
9 1 (1.85%) CA
9 1 (1.85%) Charles River
9 1 (1.85%) EMC
9 1 (1.85%) Google
9 1 (1.85%) Reuters
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