The first table below looks at the demand for the Help Desk Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Colchester 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 30 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 Colchester 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Help Desk Analyst
Rank 12 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Analyst 12 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 15.79% 10.87% 2.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.22% 11.11% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £108 £99
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.35 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+10.48% +6.80%
Job Titles Category
Colchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
74 45 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Colchester 97.37% 97.83% 98.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 19 54
Average daily rate £325 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £513 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.23 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Help Desk Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

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

Help Desk Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Help Desk Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

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

Help Desk Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Colchester

Help Desk Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Colchester

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

Help Desk Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Colchester

Help Desk Analyst
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester 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 16 (100.00%) MS Office
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (93.75%) Citrix
2 15 (93.75%) Windows 7
3 14 (87.50%) Incident Management
3 14 (87.50%) Blackberry
3 14 (87.50%) MS Excel
3 14 (87.50%) Law
4 10 (62.50%) Finance
4 10 (62.50%) Document Management
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
7 1 (6.25%) Service Management
7 1 (6.25%) Firewall
7 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (6.25%) Data Protection

Help Desk Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Colchester 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 16 (100.00%) MS Office
2 14 (87.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
General
1 14 (87.50%) Law
2 10 (62.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 14 (87.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) Incident Management
2 10 (62.50%) Document Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
System Software
1 16 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Citrix
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft