Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Service Desk Analyst was £110 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 19 November 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.

Service Desk Analyst
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 37 69
Rank change year-on-year -1 +32 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Analyst 19 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.13% 2.93% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.25% 2.97% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 6
Cardiff median daily rate £110 £105 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -61.82% +86.13%
10th Percentile £99 £93 £263
90th Percentile £146 £114 £350
South Wales median daily rate £110 £108 £275
% change year-on-year +2.33% -60.91% +83.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 4
Cardiff median hourly rate £12.09 £11.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.09% -28.13% +45.45%
10th Percentile £11.08 £10.75 £12.33
90th Percentile £15.24 £13.90 £17.40
South Wales median hourly rate £12.09 £11.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year +5.09% +4.55% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 584 538 853
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 98.35% 97.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 404 696
Cardiff median daily rate £363 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £163 £172 £209
90th Percentile £500 £525 £461
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 27 22
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.41% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.65 £9.78
90th Percentile £24.33 £36.55 £21.35
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.88
% change year-on-year +12.90% +4.20% +10.19%

Service Desk Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Service Desk Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Service Desk Analyst in Cardiff

Service Desk Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Desk Analyst in Cardiff

Service Desk Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Desk Analyst in Cardiff

Service Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Cardiff region featuring Service Desk Analyst in the job title.

1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
2 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (31.58%) Incident Management
3 6 (31.58%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) ITSM
4 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.79%) Citrix
4 3 (15.79%) SLA
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
4 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.53%) Office 365
5 2 (10.53%) Time Management
5 2 (10.53%) CCNA
5 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (10.53%) LAN
5 2 (10.53%) Statistics
6 1 (5.26%) Degree
6 1 (5.26%) WSUS
6 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
6 1 (5.26%) SCCM
6 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.26%) MOS
6 1 (5.26%) Logistics
6 1 (5.26%) MCTS
6 1 (5.26%) MCITP

Service Desk Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) ADSL
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) iPad
1 1 (5.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Incident Management
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) ITSM
3 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (10.53%) Statistics
3 2 (10.53%) Time Management
4 1 (5.26%) Logistics
4 1 (5.26%) Network Management
4 1 (5.26%) Proactive Management
4 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Ticket Management
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) CCNA
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CCENT
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (5.26%) MCITP
3 1 (5.26%) MCSA
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
3 1 (5.26%) MCTS
3 1 (5.26%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
1 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Citrix
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco
2 1 (5.26%) McAfee
2 1 (5.26%) Remedy
2 1 (5.26%) SAP