The median contractor rate for a Desktop Support Analyst was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 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.

Desktop Support Analyst
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 248 249
Rank change year-on-year +19 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Support Analyst 19 18 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 12
Median daily rate £150 £150 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £144 £145 £165
% change year-on-year -0.68% -12.12%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £19.50 - £14.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £21.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -29.06% +29.51%  

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 7404 8887 9270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.10% 95.11% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4201 5439 4953
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 £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 384 451
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 £11.75 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Desktop Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Support Analyst in the South East

Desktop Support 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 Support Analyst in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Support Analyst in the South East

Desktop Support 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 Support Analyst in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Support Analyst in the South East

Desktop Support 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 Support Analyst within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 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 +1 8 £150 -6.25%
Kent +12 4 £160 +10.00%
Surrey -1 2 £185 +32.14% 1
Hampshire +12 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -7 1 £110 -34.81%
Middlesex - 1 - -
Desktop Support Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region featuring Desktop Support Analyst in the job title.

1 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 18 (54.55%) Windows
3 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 14 (42.42%) Finance
5 12 (36.36%) ITIL
5 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
6 9 (27.27%) MS Office
6 9 (27.27%) Incident Management
6 9 (27.27%) WSUS
7 8 (24.24%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (21.21%) BMC
8 7 (21.21%) Remedy
8 7 (21.21%) Dell
8 7 (21.21%) Citrix
8 7 (21.21%) Cisco
8 7 (21.21%) Legal
8 7 (21.21%) VMware
8 7 (21.21%) Sophos
8 7 (21.21%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
9 6 (18.18%) Degree
9 6 (18.18%) MCP
9 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
10 5 (15.15%) Release Management
10 5 (15.15%) Change Control
11 4 (12.12%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (12.12%) Disclosure Scotland
11 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
11 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP

Desktop Support 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 3 (9.09%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Office
2 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.06%) LAN
3 1 (3.03%) DHCP
3 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (3.03%) WAN
3 1 (3.03%) Wireless
General
1 14 (42.42%) Finance
2 7 (21.21%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) NHS
2 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) iPad
3 1 (3.03%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (54.55%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) ITIL
2 9 (27.27%) Incident Management
3 5 (15.15%) Change Control
3 5 (15.15%) Release Management
4 3 (9.09%) Change Management
5 2 (6.06%) Disk Encryption
5 2 (6.06%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.03%) ITSM
6 1 (3.03%) Security Patching
6 1 (3.03%) Service Management
6 1 (3.03%) Software Licensing
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (21.21%) Security Cleared
3 6 (18.18%) Degree
3 6 (18.18%) MCP
3 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (12.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (3.03%) MCSA
6 1 (3.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (6.06%) QA
3 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) WSUS
2 3 (9.09%) SCCM
3 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) BMC
2 7 (21.21%) Cisco
2 7 (21.21%) Citrix
2 7 (21.21%) Dell
2 7 (21.21%) Remedy
2 7 (21.21%) Sophos
2 7 (21.21%) VMware
3 3 (9.09%) Lotus
4 2 (6.06%) Intel Security
4 2 (6.06%) Lumension
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec