The median contractor rate for a Desktop Analyst was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Desktop Analyst
England / South East
Rank 223 245 245
Rank change year-on-year +22 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 22 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 16
Median daily rate £150 £148 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% -10.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £133 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £229 £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £138 £175
% change year-on-year +7.27% -21.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.50 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -29.06% +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 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 7288 8686 9157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.05% 94.92% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4122 5321 4899
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 373 440
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Desktop Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 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
Oxfordshire -2 8 £150 -6.25% 1
Surrey +17 4 £200 +42.85% 1
Kent +16 4 £160 +10.00%
Middlesex - 2 - -
Hampshire +5 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 1 £110 -34.81%
Desktop Analyst
England

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region featuring Desktop Analyst in the job title.

1 24 (61.54%) Windows
2 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
3 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
4 17 (43.59%) Windows 7
5 16 (41.03%) Finance
6 13 (33.33%) MS Office
7 12 (30.77%) ITIL
8 11 (28.21%) Incident Management
9 10 (25.64%) Citrix
10 9 (23.08%) VMware
10 9 (23.08%) WSUS
11 8 (20.51%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (17.95%) BMC
12 7 (17.95%) Cisco
12 7 (17.95%) Dell
12 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
12 7 (17.95%) Legal
12 7 (17.95%) Remedy
12 7 (17.95%) Sophos
12 7 (17.95%) Remedy ITSM
12 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
13 6 (15.38%) SCCM
13 6 (15.38%) Degree
13 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
13 6 (15.38%) MCP
13 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
14 5 (12.82%) Disclosure Scotland
14 5 (12.82%) Change Control
14 5 (12.82%) Release Management

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (10.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (33.33%) MS Office
2 7 (17.95%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
2 3 (7.69%) LAN
3 2 (5.13%) DNS
3 2 (5.13%) Wireless
4 1 (2.56%) DHCP
4 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.56%) Internet
4 1 (2.56%) Skype
4 1 (2.56%) VPN
4 1 (2.56%) WAN
General
1 16 (41.03%) Finance
2 7 (17.95%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) NHS
2 3 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.56%) iPad
4 1 (2.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 24 (61.54%) Windows
2 17 (43.59%) Windows 7
3 6 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.56%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) ITIL
2 11 (28.21%) Incident Management
3 5 (12.82%) Change Control
3 5 (12.82%) Release Management
4 3 (7.69%) Change Management
5 2 (5.13%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (5.13%) Disk Encryption
5 2 (5.13%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.56%) ITSM
6 1 (2.56%) Migration
6 1 (2.56%) Security Patching
6 1 (2.56%) Service Management
6 1 (2.56%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
3 6 (15.38%) Degree
3 6 (15.38%) MCP
3 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (10.26%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.56%) MCSA
6 1 (2.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (5.13%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (5.13%) BitLocker
3 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) XenApp
3 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) WSUS
2 6 (15.38%) SCCM
3 2 (5.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.64%) Citrix
3 9 (23.08%) VMware
4 7 (17.95%) BMC
4 7 (17.95%) Cisco
4 7 (17.95%) Dell
4 7 (17.95%) Remedy
4 7 (17.95%) Sophos
5 4 (10.26%) Lotus
6 3 (7.69%) Symantec
7 2 (5.13%) AppSense
7 2 (5.13%) CA
7 2 (5.13%) HP
7 2 (5.13%) Intel Security
7 2 (5.13%) Lumension
7 2 (5.13%) ServiceNow
7 2 (5.13%) Wyse
8 1 (2.56%) Oracle
8 1 (2.56%) SAP