The median contractor rate for a Service Desk Analyst was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Desk Analyst
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank - 31 45
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Analyst 0 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire - 1.64% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.72% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £125 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £128 £130 £125
% change year-on-year -1.92% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.64%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year -7.40% +8.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 263 290 401
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 95.64% 95.08% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 195 300
Median daily rate £440 £438 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -2.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 25
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Service Desk Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Service Desk Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Service Desk Analyst in Bedfordshire

Service Desk Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Desk Analyst in Bedfordshire

Service Desk Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Desk Analyst in Bedfordshire

Service Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Bedfordshire region featuring Service Desk Analyst in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (60.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenServer
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office

Service Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (60.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenServer
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix
1 1 (20.00%) ServiceNow
1 1 (20.00%) VMware