The median contractor rate for a Help Desk Analyst was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 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
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 378 408 392
Rank change year-on-year +30 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Help Desk Analyst 22 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 12
Median daily rate £175 £140 £153
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -8.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £117 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £196 £191
UK excluding London median daily rate £110 £121 £135
% change year-on-year -9.27% -10.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 10
Median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £15.00 £20.05
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 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18684 21436 20340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.00% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13292 15400 14048
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
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 237 285 370
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Help Desk Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Help Desk Analyst in London

Help Desk Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Help Desk Analyst in London

Help Desk Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Help Desk Analyst in London

Help Desk Analyst
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Help Desk Analyst within the London region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
City of London +12 4 £185 +54.16% 4
Bromley - 3 - -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Help Desk Analyst
England

Help Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region featuring Help Desk Analyst in the job title.

1 49 (72.06%) Windows
2 39 (57.35%) MS Office
3 38 (55.88%) Active Directory
4 28 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 23 (33.82%) Law
6 22 (32.35%) MS Excel
6 22 (32.35%) Windows 10
7 20 (29.41%) Windows 7
8 17 (25.00%) Legal
9 11 (16.18%) Citrix
9 11 (16.18%) Blackberry
10 10 (14.71%) ITIL
11 7 (10.29%) MOS
12 5 (7.35%) iPhone
12 5 (7.35%) Windows 8
13 4 (5.88%) ServiceNow
13 4 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
13 4 (5.88%) Windows XP
13 4 (5.88%) Remedy
14 3 (4.41%) Mac OS X
14 3 (4.41%) EPoS
14 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
14 3 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (4.41%) Advertising
14 3 (4.41%) Finance
14 3 (4.41%) Wiki
14 3 (4.41%) Telepresence
14 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
14 3 (4.41%) Data Centre Operations

Help Desk Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) IBM Notes
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 39 (57.35%) MS Office
2 22 (32.35%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (1.47%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) Telepresence
1 3 (4.41%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.94%) Skype
2 2 (2.94%) VPN
3 1 (1.47%) DHCP
3 1 (1.47%) DNS
3 1 (1.47%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 23 (33.82%) Law
2 17 (25.00%) Legal
3 3 (4.41%) Advertising
3 3 (4.41%) Finance
4 2 (2.94%) Retail
5 1 (1.47%) Banking
5 1 (1.47%) French Language
5 1 (1.47%) Marketing
5 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) Series 60
1 1 (1.47%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Blackberry
2 5 (7.35%) iPhone
3 4 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.41%) EPoS
4 3 (4.41%) Wiki
5 2 (2.94%) iPad
6 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 49 (72.06%) Windows
2 22 (32.35%) Windows 10
3 20 (29.41%) Windows 7
4 5 (7.35%) Windows 8
5 4 (5.88%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.41%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.47%) Android
8 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.47%) Linux
8 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.71%) ITIL
2 3 (4.41%) Data Centre Operations
2 3 (4.41%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (2.94%) Asset Management
3 2 (2.94%) Service Management
4 1 (1.47%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.47%) Migration
4 1 (1.47%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.47%) Software Licensing
4 1 (1.47%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) MOS
2 2 (2.94%) MCP
3 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 38 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.18%) Citrix
3 4 (5.88%) Remedy
3 4 (5.88%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.94%) Apple
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco
4 2 (2.94%) Lotus
4 2 (2.94%) Sun
5 1 (1.47%) Adobe
5 1 (1.47%) Compaq
5 1 (1.47%) Dell
5 1 (1.47%) Google
5 1 (1.47%) HP
5 1 (1.47%) IBM
5 1 (1.47%) Intel
5 1 (1.47%) LANDesk
5 1 (1.47%) NETGEAR
5 1 (1.47%) Sophos
5 1 (1.47%) Veritas
5 1 (1.47%) VMware
London
Ebury
Rate: £145.00 - £190.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
TDA Group
Rate: £34000 - £37000 per annum + fixed term contract or day rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
TDA Group
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago