The median contractor rate for a Service Desk Analyst was £105 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 22 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 91 70
Rank change year-on-year +14 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Analyst 13 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.94% 0.55% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.57% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 9
Median daily rate £105 £105 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -39.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £103 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £117 £173
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £125 £125
% change year-on-year -8.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 10
Median hourly rate £12.00 £11.34 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.82% -7.42%  
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 Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1292 1741 1427
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.83% 94.98% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 743 1032 817
Median daily rate £375 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.72% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 36 62
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.54 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.62% -9.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £28.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Service Desk Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Desk Analyst in Manchester

Service Desk Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Desk Analyst in Manchester

Service Desk Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Desk Analyst in Manchester

Service Desk Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Service Desk Analyst within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Oldham - 2 £140 -
Service Desk Analyst
North West

Service Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 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 Manchester region featuring Service Desk Analyst in the job title.

1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (27.78%) LANDesk
4 4 (22.22%) iPhone
4 4 (22.22%) Resource Allocation
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (22.22%) ITIL
5 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 3 (16.67%) Service Management
5 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (16.67%) Office 365
6 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 2 (11.11%) VPN
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix
7 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (5.56%) NHS
7 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
7 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (5.56%) Adobe
7 1 (5.56%) DNS
7 1 (5.56%) SLA
7 1 (5.56%) WAN
7 1 (5.56%) DHCP
7 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
7 1 (5.56%) ITSM
7 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (5.56%) Law

Service Desk Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
2 1 (5.56%) Skype
2 1 (5.56%) WAN
2 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Law
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
1 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) iPhone
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.56%) Android
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
1 4 (22.22%) Resource Allocation
2 3 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.56%) Email Management
4 1 (5.56%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.56%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SafeCom
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) LANDesk
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Adobe
4 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.56%) VMware