The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Analyst was £115 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Help Desk Analyst
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 69 90 86
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Analyst 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.33% 0.13% 0.069%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.14% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
Median daily rate £115 £118 £108
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.12% +9.30%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £105 £118 £135
% change year-on-year -10.63% -12.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 851 1460 1392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.77% 96.05% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 795 785
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 20
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.02 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
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 Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Analyst in Edinburgh

Help Desk Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Help Desk Analyst in Edinburgh

Help Desk Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Analyst in Edinburgh

Help Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

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 Edinburgh region featuring Help Desk Analyst in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
3 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (14.29%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (14.29%) SLA
5 1 (14.29%) NHS
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) VLE
5 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (14.29%) Mitel
5 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) Mac OS

Help Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
2 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
2 1 (14.29%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Mitel
2 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow