The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Support Analyst was £155 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 26 April 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 Support Analyst
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 38 54
Rank change year-on-year -20 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Support Analyst 4 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.99% 2.82% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 2.88% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Median daily rate £155 - £135
UK excluding London median daily rate £118 £150 £130
% change year-on-year -21.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 0
Median hourly rate £24.25 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.96% -  
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 Essex. 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
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 378 416 502
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 93.56% 97.65% 97.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 210 270
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 61 48
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% -54.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Help Desk Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Support Analyst in Essex

Help Desk Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Help Desk Support Analyst in Essex

Help Desk Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Support Analyst in Essex

Help Desk Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Help Desk Support Analyst in Essex over the 3 months to 26 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Help Desk Support Analyst in Essex

Help Desk Support Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Help Desk Support Analyst within the Essex region over the 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea - 2 £155 -
Colchester -2 1 - -
Help Desk Support Analyst
East of England

Help Desk Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, Help Desk Support 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 Essex region featuring Help Desk Support Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Process Management
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Internet
4 2 (33.33%) ERP
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) COBOL
5 1 (16.67%) VB
5 1 (16.67%) J2EE
5 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (16.67%) ITSM
5 1 (16.67%) Law
5 1 (16.67%) Essbase
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management

Help Desk Support Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) Internet
1 2 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Essbase
General
1 1 (16.67%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ERP
1 2 (33.33%) Process Management
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) COBOL
1 1 (16.67%) VB
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix