The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Help Desk Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Help Desk Analyst
England / North West
Rank 135 145 133
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Analyst 1 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.038% 0.21% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 4
Median daily rate £165 £158 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +31.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £115 £135
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £12.38 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.61 £14.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-13.01% +5.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2500 3644 2924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.72% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 2167 1690
Median daily rate £375 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 168 187
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Help Desk Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Help Desk Analyst in the job title.

Help Desk Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Help Desk Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Help Desk Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Help Desk Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Help Desk Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Help Desk Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Help Desk Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 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
Manchester +13 1 £165 -30.52% 2
Help Desk Analyst
England

Help Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Help 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 North West region featuring Help Desk Analyst in the job title.

1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 5 (45.45%) MS Office
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) ServiceNow
6 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 2 (18.18%) LAN
6 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 2 (18.18%) Cisco
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) Internet
6 2 (18.18%) Remedy
6 2 (18.18%) Service Management
6 2 (18.18%) Finance
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
7 1 (9.09%) LANDesk
7 1 (9.09%) SCCM
7 1 (9.09%) MCITP
7 1 (9.09%) Statistics
7 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (9.09%) MCSE
7 1 (9.09%) WAN
7 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 1 (9.09%) Reinsurance

Help Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
2 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Reinsurance
2 1 (9.09%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) MCITP
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) ServiceNow
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Remedy
4 1 (9.09%) LANDesk