The median contractor rate for a Desktop Analyst was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 529 537 483
Rank change year-on-year +8 -54  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 72 107 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.20% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 52 97
Median daily rate £175 £160 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £95 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £295 £230
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £125 £173
% change year-on-year +36.00% -27.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 41
Median hourly rate £13.90 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.98% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £20.00 £21.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.90 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.94% -13.33%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Desktop Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Analyst in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Analyst in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Desktop Analyst in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Analyst in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Desktop Analyst over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Analyst in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England +12 64 £193 +18.46% 14
London -1 29 £224 +27.85% 7
South East +25 9 £130 -30.66% 3
East of England -3 8 £260 +73.33% 1
Scotland +49 6 £108 -12.54%
City of London +1 6 £261 +39.33% 2
Yorkshire +21 5 £325 +160.00%
North West +15 5 £125 - 2
South West +7 5 £225 -
Manchester +5 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire +23 3 £325 +160.00%
West Midlands +22 3 - -
Cambridgeshire +2 3 £175 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £185 - 2
Hampshire - 3 £150 -
Cambridge - 3 £175 - 1
Oxford - 3 £185 - 2
Berkshire +24 2 £130 +4.00%
Leeds +21 2 £344 +175.00%
North Yorkshire +10 2 - -
Bath +4 2 £188 -
Glasgow +2 2 £105 -14.58%
Hertfordshire -1 2 - -
Wales -3 2 £110 -
Somerset -5 2 £188 -
North Wales - 2 £110 -
Paisley - 2 £110 -
Northallerton - 2 - -
Saffron Walden - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 2 £110 -

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 featuring Desktop Analyst in the job title.

1 91 (57.96%) Windows
2 62 (39.49%) Active Directory
3 59 (37.58%) Microsoft
4 53 (33.76%) Windows 7
5 48 (30.57%) Finance
6 46 (29.30%) Microsoft Office
7 38 (24.20%) ITIL
8 27 (17.20%) Citrix
9 26 (16.56%) SCCM
10 19 (12.10%) Security Cleared
11 17 (10.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (10.19%) TCP/IP
12 16 (10.19%) Office 365
13 15 (9.55%) LAN
13 15 (9.55%) HP
13 15 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (8.92%) Blackberry
15 13 (8.28%) MCP
15 13 (8.28%) Incident Management
16 12 (7.64%) Fat Client
16 12 (7.64%) Banking
16 12 (7.64%) Cisco
16 12 (7.64%) Thin Client
16 12 (7.64%) VMware
16 12 (7.64%) Legal
16 12 (7.64%) Service Management
17 11 (7.01%) Apple
17 11 (7.01%) Windows 10
18 10 (6.37%) Windows 8
18 10 (6.37%) Video Conferencing

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 9 (5.73%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.55%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.55%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.91%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.64%) CMS
6 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.64%) IIS
6 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 46 (29.30%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.64%) Eikon
2 1 (0.64%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.19%) Office 365
2 2 (1.27%) G Suite
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.19%) TCP/IP
2 15 (9.55%) LAN
3 7 (4.46%) DNS
4 6 (3.82%) DHCP
4 6 (3.82%) Internet
5 5 (3.18%) VPN
5 5 (3.18%) WAN
6 4 (2.55%) Extranet
6 4 (2.55%) Network Security
6 4 (2.55%) Wireless
7 3 (1.91%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (1.91%) VLAN
7 3 (1.91%) WebEx
8 2 (1.27%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.27%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.64%) ADSL
9 1 (0.64%) MPLS
9 1 (0.64%) VoIP
9 1 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) MSI
1 1 (0.64%) Robot Framework
General
1 48 (30.57%) Finance
2 12 (7.64%) Banking
2 12 (7.64%) Legal
3 5 (3.18%) Front Office
3 5 (3.18%) Law
4 3 (1.91%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Back Office
5 2 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.27%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.64%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.64%) Local Government
6 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.64%) Publishing
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.91%) XMPP
2 2 (1.27%) .NET
3 1 (0.64%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.64%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.55%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.92%) Blackberry
3 12 (7.64%) Fat Client
3 12 (7.64%) Thin Client
4 10 (6.37%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (5.10%) CMDB
5 8 (5.10%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.82%) NHS
7 5 (3.18%) iPhone
7 5 (3.18%) Smartphone
8 4 (2.55%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.91%) iPad
10 2 (1.27%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.27%) PDA
11 1 (0.64%) Biotechnology
11 1 (0.64%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.64%) Life Science
11 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 91 (57.96%) Windows
2 53 (33.76%) Windows 7
3 11 (7.01%) Windows 10
4 10 (6.37%) Windows 8
4 10 (6.37%) Windows XP
5 9 (5.73%) Apple iOS
5 9 (5.73%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.18%) Linux
6 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.55%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.91%) Android
8 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.27%) CentOS
9 2 (1.27%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.27%) Unix
9 2 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.27%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.64%) NetWare
10 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (24.20%) ITIL
2 13 (8.28%) Incident Management
3 12 (7.64%) Service Management
4 10 (6.37%) Configuration Management
5 8 (5.10%) Migration
6 6 (3.82%) Asset Management
6 6 (3.82%) Release Management
6 6 (3.82%) Time Management
7 5 (3.18%) Change Control
8 4 (2.55%) Change Management
8 4 (2.55%) Document Management
8 4 (2.55%) Problem Management
8 4 (2.55%) Service Delivery
9 3 (1.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (1.91%) Investment Management
9 3 (1.91%) ITIL V3
9 3 (1.91%) Software Distribution
9 3 (1.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (1.91%) Validation
10 2 (1.27%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.18%) Java
2 4 (2.55%) SQL
3 3 (1.91%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.64%) C#
4 1 (0.64%) Perl
4 1 (0.64%) Python
4 1 (0.64%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (12.10%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (8.28%) MCP
4 10 (6.37%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (4.46%) Degree
6 6 (3.82%) A+ Certification
6 6 (3.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (3.82%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.82%) MCSA
7 4 (2.55%) MCDST
7 4 (2.55%) MCSE
7 4 (2.55%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.27%) ACDT
8 2 (1.27%) ACHDS
8 2 (1.27%) ACTC
8 2 (1.27%) ISEB
8 2 (1.27%) MCSM
8 2 (1.27%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.73%) SLA
2 8 (5.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 62 (39.49%) Active Directory
2 9 (5.73%) XenDesktop
3 8 (5.10%) XenApp
4 7 (4.46%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (3.82%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (1.91%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 26 (16.56%) SCCM
2 6 (3.82%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (3.82%) WSUS
3 2 (1.27%) SCOrch
3 2 (1.27%) SCSM
4 1 (0.64%) AppDNA
4 1 (0.64%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 59 (37.58%) Microsoft
2 27 (17.20%) Citrix
3 15 (9.55%) HP
4 12 (7.64%) Cisco
4 12 (7.64%) VMware
5 11 (7.01%) Apple
6 9 (5.73%) Dell
7 8 (5.10%) Remedy
7 8 (5.10%) Symantec
8 7 (4.46%) BMC
9 5 (3.18%) Oracle
9 5 (3.18%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.55%) Lotus
11 3 (1.91%) AppSense
11 3 (1.91%) Bloomberg
11 3 (1.91%) Wyse
12 2 (1.27%) Aruba
12 2 (1.27%) Google
12 2 (1.27%) Polycom
12 2 (1.27%) Reuters
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