The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Analyst was £185 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 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.

Help Desk Analyst
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 155 179
Rank change year-on-year +4 +24  
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Analyst 4 3 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.090% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.095% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 8
Median daily rate £185 £120 £153
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +54.16% -21.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £116 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £132 £183
UK excluding London median daily rate £105 £118 £135
% change year-on-year -10.63% -12.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year -24.24% +22.22%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2871 3173 4972
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.22% 95.40% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2239 2525 3747
Median daily rate £500 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 78
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +11.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Help Desk Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Help Desk Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Analyst in the City of London

Help Desk Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Help Desk Analyst in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Help Desk Analyst in the City of London

Help Desk Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Help Desk Analyst in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Analyst in the City of London

Help Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 City of London region featuring Help Desk Analyst in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) MS Office
2 7 (70.00%) MOS
3 6 (60.00%) Citrix
3 6 (60.00%) Law
4 5 (50.00%) iPhone
4 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (50.00%) Blackberry
4 5 (50.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) Legal
7 1 (10.00%) Series 60
7 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
7 1 (10.00%) French Language

Help Desk Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (80.00%) MS Office
2 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
General
1 6 (60.00%) Law
2 2 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (10.00%) French Language
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Series 60
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 5 (50.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) MOS
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
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