The median contractor rate for a Desktop Analyst was £135 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 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 Analyst
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 255 230
Rank change year-on-year +22 -25  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 10 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.16% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 16
Median daily rate £135 £156 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.60% -6.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £90 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £308 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £125 £170
% change year-on-year +32.00% -26.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.81 £17.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.79% +30.76%  
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7309 8525 8846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.59% 94.96% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15228 19064 18935
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1093 1321 1745
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +20.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Desktop Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Desktop Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Analyst in the South East

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Analyst in the South East

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Analyst in the South East

Desktop Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hampshire - 3 £130 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £185 - 2
Berkshire +21 2 £130 +4.00%
Surrey +4 2 £141 +5.60%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £160 -
Desktop Analyst
England

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South East region featuring Desktop Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 13 (41.94%) ITIL
3 12 (38.71%) Windows
4 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
6 8 (25.81%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (25.81%) Finance
6 8 (25.81%) Incident Management
7 7 (22.58%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
7 7 (22.58%) Remedy
7 7 (22.58%) BMC
8 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (19.35%) MCP
8 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
8 6 (19.35%) Degree
9 5 (16.13%) Release Management
9 5 (16.13%) Change Control
9 5 (16.13%) Office 365
9 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (16.13%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (12.90%) Windows 10
10 4 (12.90%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (12.90%) NHS
11 3 (9.68%) Cisco
11 3 (9.68%) Service Management
11 3 (9.68%) Symantec
11 3 (9.68%) VMware
11 3 (9.68%) SCCM
11 3 (9.68%) ServiceNow

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (35.48%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (22.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) VPN
2 1 (3.23%) ADSL
2 1 (3.23%) DHCP
2 1 (3.23%) DNS
2 1 (3.23%) Firewall
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) Intranet
2 1 (3.23%) ISDN
2 1 (3.23%) LAN
2 1 (3.23%) PSTN
2 1 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.23%) iPad
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (38.71%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.90%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.45%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) ITIL
2 8 (25.81%) Incident Management
3 5 (16.13%) Change Control
3 5 (16.13%) Release Management
4 3 (9.68%) Service Management
5 1 (3.23%) Application Packaging
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
5 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Software License Management
5 1 (3.23%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (19.35%) Degree
2 6 (19.35%) MCP
2 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.45%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.23%) CCAA
5 1 (3.23%) CCENT
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.23%) MCSA
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) DameWare
2 1 (3.23%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 7 (22.58%) BMC
2 7 (22.58%) Remedy
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco
3 3 (9.68%) ServiceNow
3 3 (9.68%) Symantec
3 3 (9.68%) VMware
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix
4 2 (6.45%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Altiris
5 1 (3.23%) Dell
5 1 (3.23%) Juniper
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Sophos