The first table below looks at the demand for the Help Desk Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Help Desk Analyst
Rank 54 63 67
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Analyst 11 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.39% 0.80% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.48% 0.88% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£100 £100 £81
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% +22.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £108 £99
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £9.00 £16.60 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.78% +38.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.35 £12.13
% change year-on-year
+8.61% +10.10%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
745 684 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.18% 90.84% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 285 437
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 44 43
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.03 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.16% +42.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.17 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Help Desk Analyst
North West

Help Desk Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Help Desk Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Help Desk Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Help Desk Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Help Desk Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Help Desk Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Help Desk Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Help Desk Analyst across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Help Desk Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Help Desk Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Warrington -13 7 £70 - 1
Runcorn - 1 £108 -
Help Desk Analyst
North West

Help Desk Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 3 (27.27%) MS Office
4 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
4 3 (27.27%) SLA
5 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 2 (18.18%) MCP
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
5 2 (18.18%) IBM Notes
5 2 (18.18%) OpenView
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) Lotus
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (18.18%) Sophos
5 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Service Management
5 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
5 2 (18.18%) SonicWALL
5 2 (18.18%) Draytek
5 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 1 (9.09%) Security Management

Help Desk Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) IBM Notes
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
General
1 1 (9.09%) Legal
1 1 (9.09%) Dutch Language
1 1 (9.09%) French Language
1 1 (9.09%) Norwegian Language
1 1 (9.09%) Portuguese Language
1 1 (9.09%) Swedish Language
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows XP
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Service Management
2 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL V3
3 1 (9.09%) Security Management
3 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCP
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) OpenView
1 2 (18.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Lotus
2 2 (18.18%) Sophos
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) SonicWALL
2 2 (18.18%) Draytek
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco