The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Analyst was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Support Analyst
England / North West
Rank 124 147 132
Rank change year-on-year +23 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 4 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.36% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 9
Median daily rate - £165 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -26.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £144 £143 £163
% change year-on-year +1.05% -12.30%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +52.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.38 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -19.18% +22.85%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2431 3618 3289
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.24% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1515 2143 1743
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 180 198
Median hourly rate £16.50 £27.00 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.88% +38.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.98 £49.00 £49.50
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 the North West

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

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 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
Manchester +6 3 - -
Cheshire +25 1 - -
Desktop Support Analyst
England

Desktop Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 North West region featuring Desktop Support Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) Extranet
3 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 3 (50.00%) Law
3 3 (50.00%) Legal
3 3 (50.00%) Document Management
3 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) Dell
5 1 (16.67%) Intranet
5 1 (16.67%) Internet
5 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) VLAN
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
5 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop

Desktop Support Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Extranet
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) Intranet
2 1 (16.67%) VLAN
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Law
1 3 (50.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Document Management
1 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Dell