The table below looks at the statistics for the Help Desk Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Help Desk Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Help Desk Analyst
Rank 75 79 62
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Analyst 10 3 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.82% 0.27% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.30% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£160 £100 £148
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -32.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £100 £99
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 13
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £13.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 - £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.63 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-2.88% +4.00%
Help Desk Analyst
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1135 1015 977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.96% 92.86% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 637 511 474
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £219 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 68 76
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.38 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.31% -7.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £40.00 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Help Desk Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Help Desk Analyst in the job title across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Help Desk Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Help Desk Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Help Desk Analyst across the Buckinghamshire region.

Help Desk Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Help Desk Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Help Desk Analyst across the Buckinghamshire region.

Help Desk Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Help Desk Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Help Desk Analyst within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +4 9 £160 +60.00%
High Wycombe - 1 - -
Buckingham - - - -
Help Desk Analyst
South East

Help Desk Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Help Desk Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Help Desk Analyst in their job title.

1 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 20 (64.52%) Active Directory
3 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
4 16 (51.61%) ITIL
5 13 (41.94%) MS Office
6 12 (38.71%) Windows XP
7 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
8 8 (25.81%) Finance
9 4 (12.90%) French Language
9 4 (12.90%) German Language
10 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (9.68%) LAN
10 3 (9.68%) WAN
10 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
10 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
10 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
10 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
10 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
11 2 (6.45%) Service Management
11 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
11 2 (6.45%) Citrix
12 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (3.23%) VPN
12 1 (3.23%) ERP
12 1 (3.23%) SQL
12 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
12 1 (3.23%) Firewall
12 1 (3.23%) MCDST

Help Desk Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region that cited Help Desk Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Help Desk Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 13 (41.94%) MS Office
2 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) LAN
1 3 (9.68%) WAN
2 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
General
1 8 (25.81%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) French Language
2 4 (12.90%) German Language
Operating Systems
1 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Windows XP
3 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (51.61%) ITIL
2 2 (6.45%) Service Management
3 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.23%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (64.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Citrix