The median contractor rate for a Desktop Analyst was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies 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 Analyst
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 521 537 476
Rank change year-on-year +16 -61  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 84 111 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 51 98
Median daily rate £150 £150 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £113 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £143 £175
% change year-on-year +3.50% -18.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 21
Median hourly rate £19.25 £22.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +32.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.05 £14.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £133.95 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £21.25 £16.60
% change year-on-year -28.23% +28.01%  

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 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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
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 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
England +28 78 £150 -6.25% 9
London +23 30 £175 +6.06% 7
South East +21 21 £150 - 1
City of London +3 11 £203 +12.50% 2
South West -4 10 £250 +94.17%
Oxfordshire +1 8 £150 -6.25%
Oxford -1 7 £150 -6.25%
North West +21 6 - -
Manchester +13 5 - -
Bristol +4 5 £375 +78.57%
East of England -5 5 £110 -26.05%
Scotland +25 4 £133 +17.77%
Kent +12 4 £160 +10.00%
Surrey +1 4 £200 +42.85% 1
Yorkshire +12 3 £125 -24.24% 1
Cambridgeshire +3 3 £113 -
Edinburgh +21 2 £115 -11.53%
West Midlands +14 2 £325 -
West Yorkshire +10 2 £125 -24.24% 1
Leeds 0 2 £125 -24.24%
Cambridge - 2 £113 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Warrington +31 1 - -
Cheshire +26 1 - -
Hampshire +12 1 - -
Southampton +4 1 - -
Gloucestershire +3 1 £125 -
Coventry +3 1 - -
Birmingham +1 1 £325 -
Hertfordshire -2 1 £110 -

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 featuring Desktop Analyst in the job title.

1 116 (69.46%) Windows
2 81 (48.50%) Active Directory
3 79 (47.31%) Microsoft
4 67 (40.12%) Windows 7
5 56 (33.53%) MS Office
6 52 (31.14%) Finance
7 40 (23.95%) ITIL
8 33 (19.76%) Citrix
9 32 (19.16%) SCCM
10 21 (12.57%) VMware
11 20 (11.98%) Windows Server
12 19 (11.38%) TCP/IP
13 18 (10.78%) MCP
13 18 (10.78%) MS Excel
13 18 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
14 17 (10.18%) Dell
14 17 (10.18%) Cisco
14 17 (10.18%) Incident Management
15 16 (9.58%) LAN
15 16 (9.58%) Legal
15 16 (9.58%) Windows 10
16 15 (8.98%) Office 365
17 14 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
17 14 (8.38%) Banking
17 14 (8.38%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (8.38%) Blackberry
18 13 (7.78%) WSUS
18 13 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
19 12 (7.19%) Bloomberg

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 11 (6.59%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.19%) IBM Notes
4 6 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (3.59%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.20%) CMS
7 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 56 (33.53%) MS Office
2 18 (10.78%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (4.19%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.20%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.98%) Office 365
2 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.60%) G Suite
3 1 (0.60%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.38%) TCP/IP
2 16 (9.58%) LAN
3 8 (4.79%) DHCP
4 7 (4.19%) DNS
4 7 (4.19%) WAN
5 4 (2.40%) Extranet
5 4 (2.40%) IP Telephony
5 4 (2.40%) Network Security
5 4 (2.40%) Wireless
6 3 (1.80%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (1.80%) Internet
7 2 (1.20%) VoIP
7 2 (1.20%) VPN
8 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.60%) Intranet
8 1 (0.60%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.60%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.60%) VLAN
8 1 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
General
1 52 (31.14%) Finance
2 16 (9.58%) Legal
3 14 (8.38%) Banking
4 8 (4.79%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.99%) Law
5 5 (2.99%) Retail
6 3 (1.80%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.20%) Back Office
7 2 (1.20%) Front Office
7 2 (1.20%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.80%) XMPP
2 2 (1.20%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.60%) .NET
3 1 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (0.60%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.38%) Blackberry
2 13 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.59%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.59%) NHS
4 5 (2.99%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.99%) iPad
4 5 (2.99%) Smartphone
4 5 (2.99%) Thin Client
4 5 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.40%) iPhone
6 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.20%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.20%) PDA
7 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.60%) Equities
7 1 (0.60%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.60%) Life Science
7 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 116 (69.46%) Windows
2 67 (40.12%) Windows 7
3 20 (11.98%) Windows Server
4 16 (9.58%) Windows 10
5 14 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (5.39%) Apple iOS
6 9 (5.39%) Windows XP
7 8 (4.79%) Android
7 8 (4.79%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.99%) Mac OS X
8 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.20%) CentOS
9 2 (1.20%) Linux
9 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.20%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (23.95%) ITIL
2 17 (10.18%) Incident Management
3 11 (6.59%) Migration
4 9 (5.39%) Asset Management
5 7 (4.19%) Release Management
6 5 (2.99%) Change Control
6 5 (2.99%) Problem Management
7 4 (2.40%) Document Management
7 4 (2.40%) Investment Management
7 4 (2.40%) Service Delivery
7 4 (2.40%) Service Management
7 4 (2.40%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (1.80%) Business Analysis
8 3 (1.80%) Change Management
8 3 (1.80%) ITIL V3
8 3 (1.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 2 (1.20%) Fund Management
9 2 (1.20%) Identity Management
9 2 (1.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.20%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.19%) VBA
2 4 (2.40%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.80%) SQL
4 2 (1.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (10.78%) MCP
1 18 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.38%) ITIL Certification
3 11 (6.59%) Security Cleared
4 9 (5.39%) Degree
5 8 (4.79%) MCSE
6 6 (3.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (2.99%) MCDST
7 5 (2.99%) MCSA
8 4 (2.40%) A+ Certification
8 4 (2.40%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.20%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (0.60%) HND
11 1 (0.60%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.19%) Disclosure Scotland
1 7 (4.19%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) MiFID
System Software
1 81 (48.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.99%) XenDesktop
4 9 (5.39%) XenApp
5 7 (4.19%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (4.19%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (2.99%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.80%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 32 (19.16%) SCCM
2 13 (7.78%) WSUS
3 7 (4.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.20%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.60%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.60%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.60%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.60%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 79 (47.31%) Microsoft
2 33 (19.76%) Citrix
3 21 (12.57%) VMware
4 17 (10.18%) Cisco
4 17 (10.18%) Dell
5 12 (7.19%) Bloomberg
6 11 (6.59%) Symantec
7 10 (5.99%) Reuters
8 9 (5.39%) Remedy
9 8 (4.79%) Apple
9 8 (4.79%) HP
10 7 (4.19%) AppSense
10 7 (4.19%) BMC
10 7 (4.19%) Lotus
10 7 (4.19%) Sophos
11 6 (3.59%) ServiceNow
12 5 (2.99%) Wyse
13 4 (2.40%) FactSet
14 3 (1.80%) CA
15 2 (1.20%) Fidessa
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