The median contractor rate for a Service Desk Analyst was £108 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 23 June 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 94 83
Rank change year-on-year +15 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Analyst 3 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.25% 0.29% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.31% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £108 £150 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £125 £125
% change year-on-year -8.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £11.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69%  

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 1158 1294 1384
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.26% 95.43% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 715 739
Median daily rate £375 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 21
Median hourly rate £15.86 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.35% +100.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Service Desk Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Desk Analyst in Edinburgh

Service Desk Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Desk Analyst in Edinburgh

Service Desk Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Desk Analyst in Edinburgh

Service Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Edinburgh region featuring Service Desk Analyst in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Blackberry
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (50.00%) SCCM
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (50.00%) BitLocker
4 4 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Mitel
5 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (25.00%) ITSM
6 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
7 1 (12.50%) SCOM
7 1 (12.50%) SCVMM
7 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (12.50%) LAN
7 1 (12.50%) WAN

Service Desk Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Mitel
3 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow