Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Analyst was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 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 Support Analyst
England > North West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 212 240
Rank change year-on-year +18 +28 -49
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 10 15 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.22% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.23% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
North West median daily rate £125 - £80
England median daily rate £150 £165 £165
% change year-on-year -9.09% - +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
North West median hourly rate £16.70 £12.58 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.75% - -
England median hourly rate £17.00 £14.57 £19.00
% change year-on-year +16.72% -23.34% +15.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5427 6545 8083
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.38% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3410 4203 4823
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £234
90th Percentile £588 £550 £569
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 241 403
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.22 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.18% -20.90% +27.81%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.04 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.80 £45.75 £50.06
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Desktop Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured Desktop Support Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Analyst in the North West

Desktop Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Analyst in the North West

Desktop Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Analyst in the North West

Desktop Support Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +5 8 £110 -
Merseyside - 2 £125 -
Desktop Support Analyst
England

Desktop Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 North West region featuring Desktop Support Analyst in the job title.

1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) DNS
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) Remedy
6 2 (20.00%) Office 365
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
6 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (20.00%) SCCM
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (10.00%) ITSM
7 1 (10.00%) Back Office
7 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
7 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (10.00%) CCNA
7 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
7 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (10.00%) Network Management
7 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

Desktop Support Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
4 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
2 1 (10.00%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Remedy
4 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow