The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Service Desk Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Desk Analyst
North West / Cheshire
Rank 36 65 49
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Analyst 11 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.23% 1.02% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.35% 1.10% 2.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 8
Median daily rate £120 £175 £110
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.42% +59.09%
UK excluding London median daily rate £125 £130 £125
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 7
Median hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.90 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £16.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.11 £13.33 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-9.13% +6.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
468 816 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.93% 92.62% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 522 397
Median daily rate £375 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £263 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 45
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.31 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.60% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.03 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Service Desk Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Service Desk Analyst in the job title.

Service Desk Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Service Desk Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Service Desk Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Service Desk Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Service Desk Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Service Desk Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Desk Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 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
Warrington +25 7 £120 -
Chester +2 4 - - 1
Service Desk Analyst
North West

Service Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, Service Desk 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 Cheshire region featuring Service Desk Analyst in the job title.

1 13 (54.17%) Incident Management
2 11 (45.83%) Change Management
2 11 (45.83%) ITIL
2 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (45.83%) Problem Management
2 11 (45.83%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (41.67%) MS Office
3 10 (41.67%) Service Management
4 9 (37.50%) IBM Notes
4 9 (37.50%) Lotus
4 9 (37.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 8 (33.33%) French Language
5 8 (33.33%) German Language
5 8 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
5 8 (33.33%) Portuguese Language
5 8 (33.33%) Russian Language
5 8 (33.33%) Spanish Language
6 7 (29.17%) Italian Language
6 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
6 7 (29.17%) Dutch Language
6 7 (29.17%) MCP
7 6 (25.00%) Windows
8 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
9 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
10 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 3 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
10 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
11 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
11 2 (8.33%) iPhone

Service Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 9 (37.50%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) MS Office
2 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
General
1 8 (33.33%) French Language
1 8 (33.33%) German Language
1 8 (33.33%) Portuguese Language
1 8 (33.33%) Russian Language
1 8 (33.33%) Spanish Language
2 7 (29.17%) Dutch Language
2 7 (29.17%) Italian Language
3 3 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (4.17%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (29.17%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Incident Management
2 11 (45.83%) Change Management
2 11 (45.83%) ITIL
2 11 (45.83%) Problem Management
3 10 (41.67%) Service Management
4 8 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.17%) ITSM
6 1 (4.17%) Knowledge Management
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) Lotus
3 1 (4.17%) Apple
3 1 (4.17%) BMC
3 1 (4.17%) Citrix
3 1 (4.17%) Remedy