The first table below looks at the demand for the Help Desk Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 1 August 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 South East 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Help Desk Analyst
Rank 185 211 179
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Analyst 55 23 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.60% 0.27% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.29% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 4
Average daily rate
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£113 £118 £149
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.25% -21.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £96 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £127 £220
UK excluding London average daily rate £110 £108 £102
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 39
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £12.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +18.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.60 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.35 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+10.48% +6.80%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8418 7840 9048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.72% 92.67% 91.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4588 4093 4133
Average daily rate £350 £358 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +1.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 522 635
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £41.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Help Desk Analyst
England

Help Desk Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Help Desk Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Help Desk Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Help Desk Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Help Desk Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Help Desk Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Help Desk Analyst
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Help Desk Analyst across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Help Desk Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Help Desk Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire +4 11 £160 +60.00%
Surrey +1 8 £130 +18.18%
Middlesex - 8 £110 -
East Sussex - 7 - - 2
Berkshire -2 4 £130 +7.21% 1
Hampshire -8 4 £120 - 1
Kent -1 3 £110 -
Help Desk Analyst
England

Help Desk Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 69 (72.63%) Windows
2 47 (49.47%) Active Directory
3 40 (42.11%) MS Office
4 37 (38.95%) Windows XP
5 36 (37.89%) ITIL
6 35 (36.84%) Microsoft
7 34 (35.79%) Windows 7
8 23 (24.21%) MS Excel
9 19 (20.00%) Citrix
10 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (12.63%) LAN
12 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
13 10 (10.53%) WAN
13 10 (10.53%) Incident Management
14 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (9.47%) Finance
15 8 (8.42%) Law
15 8 (8.42%) Windows 2000
16 7 (7.37%) ITSM
17 6 (6.32%) Symantec
17 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
17 6 (6.32%) VoIP
17 6 (6.32%) ERP
17 6 (6.32%) VPN
17 6 (6.32%) SLA
17 6 (6.32%) WorkSite
17 6 (6.32%) SCCM
18 5 (5.26%) Windows 8
18 5 (5.26%) SCOM
18 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared

Help Desk Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (6.32%) WorkSite
2 5 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2000
4 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 40 (42.11%) MS Office
2 23 (24.21%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.63%) LAN
2 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
3 10 (10.53%) WAN
4 6 (6.32%) VoIP
4 6 (6.32%) VPN
5 2 (2.11%) ADSL
5 2 (2.11%) DHCP
5 2 (2.11%) Firewall
5 2 (2.11%) Wireless
5 2 (2.11%) Internet
6 1 (1.05%) SSH
6 1 (1.05%) 3G
6 1 (1.05%) FTP
6 1 (1.05%) HTTP
6 1 (1.05%) SMTP
6 1 (1.05%) DNS
General
1 9 (9.47%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Law
3 4 (4.21%) French Language
3 4 (4.21%) German Language
4 3 (3.16%) Retail
5 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.05%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.16%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.11%) EPoS
2 2 (2.11%) EFT
3 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (72.63%) Windows
2 37 (38.95%) Windows XP
3 34 (35.79%) Windows 7
4 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (8.42%) Windows 2000
6 6 (6.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.26%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.11%) Windows NT
8 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.89%) ITIL
2 10 (10.53%) Incident Management
3 7 (7.37%) ITSM
4 6 (6.32%) ERP
5 3 (3.16%) Risk Management
5 3 (3.16%) Problem Management
5 3 (3.16%) Change Management
5 3 (3.16%) Service Management
6 2 (2.11%) Workflow
7 1 (1.05%) Project Planning
7 1 (1.05%) Workflow Management
7 1 (1.05%) Fault Management
7 1 (1.05%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.05%) Migration
7 1 (1.05%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.05%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.05%) Java
1 1 (1.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.26%) DV Cleared
2 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (5.26%) MCSA
2 5 (5.26%) CCNA
3 3 (3.16%) MCSE
3 3 (3.16%) MCP
4 2 (2.11%) Degree
5 1 (1.05%) MCDST
5 1 (1.05%) MCITP
5 1 (1.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.05%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (49.47%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.05%) XenApp
2 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
2 1 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) SCCM
2 5 (5.26%) SCOM
3 1 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 35 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 19 (20.00%) Citrix
3 6 (6.32%) Symantec
4 5 (5.26%) CheckPoint
4 5 (5.26%) McAfee
5 3 (3.16%) Altiris
6 1 (1.05%) Remedy
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco
6 1 (1.05%) Lotus
6 1 (1.05%) Adobe
6 1 (1.05%) HP