The median contractor rate for a Desktop Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 127 121
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6  
Contract jobs requiring a Desktop Analyst 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.090% 0.073% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.077% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £325 - £180
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £143 £175
% change year-on-year +3.50% -18.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £12.50
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 West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2091 2614 2430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.06% 95.54% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1319 1457 1368
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 72 173
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Desktop Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Desktop Analyst in the West Midlands

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Desktop Analyst in the West Midlands

Desktop Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Desktop Analyst in the West Midlands

Desktop Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Coventry +1 1 - -
Birmingham -1 1 £325 -
Desktop Analyst
England

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 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 West Midlands region featuring Desktop Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) User Stories
3 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) BPMN
3 1 (20.00%) Data Mapping

Desktop Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) BPMN
2 1 (20.00%) Data Mapping
2 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) User Stories
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft