Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Desktop Analyst was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 694 671 605
Rank change year-on-year -23 -66 -81
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 183 214 290
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.22% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 124 162
UK median daily rate £150 £170 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £104 £105 £116
90th Percentile £334 £288 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £139 £170
% change year-on-year -6.31% -18.38% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 56
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.48% -19.74% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.51 £10.95 £13.47
90th Percentile £139.00 £35.25 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +6.90% -15.94% +11.29%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Desktop Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Desktop Analyst in the UK

Desktop Analyst
Top 14 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 164 £160 -8.05% 15
UK excluding London -6 96 £130 -6.31% 11
London -29 83 £170 -15.00% 4
South East -1 32 £140 +7.69% 3
Midlands +24 18 £105 -57.58% 2
West Midlands +26 14 £105 -57.58% 1
North of England +28 12 £125 - 1
East of England -3 11 £175 +6.06% 2
North West +18 10 £125 -
Scotland 0 9 £120 +8.67%
South West -14 9 £165 -26.67% 3
Wales +12 5 £110 -
East Midlands 0 4 £130 - 1
Yorkshire +8 2 £220 +91.30% 1

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 133 (72.68%) Windows
2 96 (52.46%) Active Directory
3 76 (41.53%) Windows 7
4 66 (36.07%) Microsoft
5 57 (31.15%) ITIL
6 55 (30.05%) Microsoft Office
7 42 (22.95%) Windows 10
8 40 (21.86%) Office 365
9 36 (19.67%) SCCM
10 26 (14.21%) Windows Server
10 26 (14.21%) Citrix
11 24 (13.11%) Finance
12 22 (12.02%) Video Conferencing
13 20 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
14 18 (9.84%) Cisco
14 18 (9.84%) Apple
14 18 (9.84%) LAN
15 17 (9.29%) TCP/IP
15 17 (9.29%) Blackberry
15 17 (9.29%) Windows 8
16 16 (8.74%) Security Cleared
17 15 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
17 15 (8.20%) SLA
18 14 (7.65%) DNS
18 14 (7.65%) WAN
18 14 (7.65%) MS Exchange
19 13 (7.10%) iPhone
19 13 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
19 13 (7.10%) Internet
20 12 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012

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 14 (7.65%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.56%) Skype for Business
3 4 (2.19%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 55 (30.05%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.55%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.55%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 40 (21.86%) Office 365
2 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.09%) G Suite
4 1 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.84%) LAN
2 17 (9.29%) TCP/IP
3 14 (7.65%) DNS
3 14 (7.65%) WAN
4 13 (7.10%) Internet
5 11 (6.01%) DHCP
6 8 (4.37%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (3.83%) Skype
8 6 (3.28%) VPN
8 6 (3.28%) Wireless
9 5 (2.73%) Firewall
9 5 (2.73%) Network Security
9 5 (2.73%) WebEx
10 4 (2.19%) Intranet
10 4 (2.19%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.64%) ADSL
11 3 (1.64%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.09%) Broadband
12 2 (1.09%) ISDN
12 2 (1.09%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.55%) EDRMS
1 1 (0.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.55%) MSI
1 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (13.11%) Finance
2 9 (4.92%) Legal
3 8 (4.37%) Law
4 4 (2.19%) Back Office
5 3 (1.64%) Banking
6 2 (1.09%) Front Office
6 2 (1.09%) Publishing
6 2 (1.09%) Retail
7 1 (0.55%) Local Government
7 1 (0.55%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.55%) COM
1 1 (0.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.02%) Video Conferencing
2 20 (10.93%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (9.29%) Blackberry
4 13 (7.10%) iPhone
5 9 (4.92%) PDA
5 9 (4.92%) Smartphone
6 5 (2.73%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.19%) BYOD
7 4 (2.19%) CMDB
7 4 (2.19%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.19%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.19%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.64%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (1.64%) iPad
8 3 (1.64%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.09%) Biotechnology
9 2 (1.09%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.09%) Handset
9 2 (1.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 133 (72.68%) Windows
2 76 (41.53%) Windows 7
3 42 (22.95%) Windows 10
4 26 (14.21%) Windows Server
5 17 (9.29%) Windows 8
6 13 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (4.92%) Mac OS X
9 8 (4.37%) Apple iOS
10 7 (3.83%) Android
10 7 (3.83%) Linux
10 7 (3.83%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.19%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.64%) NetWare
13 3 (1.64%) Unix
14 2 (1.09%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.55%) Debian
15 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (31.15%) ITIL
2 9 (4.92%) Service Management
3 7 (3.83%) Problem Management
3 7 (3.83%) Service Delivery
4 5 (2.73%) Asset Management
4 5 (2.73%) Configuration Management
4 5 (2.73%) Migration
4 5 (2.73%) Software Deployment
4 5 (2.73%) Time Management
5 4 (2.19%) Document Management
5 4 (2.19%) Line Management
6 3 (1.64%) Business Analysis
6 3 (1.64%) Change Management
6 3 (1.64%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (1.64%) ITIL V3
6 3 (1.64%) ITSM
6 3 (1.64%) Process Improvement
7 2 (1.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (1.09%) E-business
7 2 (1.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.73%) SQL
2 2 (1.09%) Java
3 1 (0.55%) C
3 1 (0.55%) Python
3 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (8.74%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (6.56%) MCSE
4 10 (5.46%) Degree
4 10 (5.46%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.37%) MCDST
6 7 (3.83%) MCP
7 6 (3.28%) A+ Certification
8 4 (2.19%) MCSA
9 2 (1.09%) ACDT
9 2 (1.09%) ACHDS
9 2 (1.09%) ACTC
9 2 (1.09%) CCNA
9 2 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.09%) MCITP
9 2 (1.09%) MCSM
9 2 (1.09%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.20%) SLA
System Software
1 96 (52.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.28%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.55%) Samba
6 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (19.67%) SCCM
2 5 (2.73%) AirWatch
3 4 (2.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.09%) DameWare
5 2 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.09%) WSUS
6 1 (0.55%) Ansible
6 1 (0.55%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.55%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 66 (36.07%) Microsoft
2 26 (14.21%) Citrix
3 18 (9.84%) Apple
3 18 (9.84%) Cisco
4 11 (6.01%) VMware
5 10 (5.46%) HP
6 8 (4.37%) ServiceNow
7 6 (3.28%) Dell
8 5 (2.73%) Avaya
8 5 (2.73%) Symantec
9 4 (2.19%) CommVault
9 4 (2.19%) LANDesk
9 4 (2.19%) Remedy
10 3 (1.64%) Bloomberg
10 3 (1.64%) IBM
11 2 (1.09%) Google
11 2 (1.09%) Juniper
11 2 (1.09%) Oracle
11 2 (1.09%) Reuters
11 2 (1.09%) Wyse