The table below looks at the statistics for the Help Desk Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Help Desk Analyst
Rank 183 194 208
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Analyst 16 28 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.28% 0.38% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.41% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 1
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£170 £143 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% +10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £100 £99
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 7
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Help Desk Analyst
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5354 6825 7332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.14% 92.66% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3871 4983 5319
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 150 174
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £43.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

Help Desk Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Help Desk Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Help Desk Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Help Desk Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Help Desk Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Help Desk Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Help Desk Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 (85.71%) Windows
2 23 (82.14%) MS Office
3 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 12 (42.86%) Law
5 11 (39.29%) Legal
6 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
7 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
7 9 (32.14%) Blackberry
8 8 (28.57%) MOS
9 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
10 5 (17.86%) ITIL
10 5 (17.86%) Document Management
11 4 (14.29%) Mobile Computing
11 4 (14.29%) IBM Notes
11 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 4 (14.29%) Lotus
12 3 (10.71%) Citrix
12 3 (10.71%) VMware
12 3 (10.71%) Finance
12 3 (10.71%) WorkSite
13 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
13 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
13 2 (7.14%) Banking
13 2 (7.14%) IP Telephony
13 2 (7.14%) Migration
13 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (7.14%) Apple
13 2 (7.14%) NHS
14 1 (3.57%) Thin Client

Help Desk Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 4 (14.29%) IBM Notes
1 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) WorkSite
Applications
1 23 (82.14%) MS Office
2 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.57%) VPN
General
1 12 (42.86%) Law
2 11 (39.29%) Legal
3 3 (10.71%) Finance
4 2 (7.14%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Blackberry
2 4 (14.29%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (7.14%) NHS
4 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) ITIL
1 5 (17.86%) Document Management
2 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
2 2 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) MOS
2 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Lotus
3 3 (10.71%) VMware
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix
4 2 (7.14%) Apple
5 1 (3.57%) Wyse
5 1 (3.57%) Interwoven
5 1 (3.57%) Nokia