The median contractor rate for a Service Desk Analyst was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Service Desk Analyst
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 56 75 67
Rank change year-on-year +19 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Analyst 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.30% 0.30% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.32% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £110
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £130 £125
% change year-on-year - +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £11.65 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.78% -3.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.33 £12.50
% change year-on-year -6.22% +6.64%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 619 931 939
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.93% 92.36% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 509 516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 41 22
Median hourly rate £15.00 £55.55 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.99% +164.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Service Desk Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Desk Analyst in Reading

Service Desk Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Desk Analyst in Reading

Service Desk Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Desk Analyst in Reading

Service Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Reading region featuring Service Desk Analyst in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Games
3 1 (25.00%) InfoPath
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) User Experience
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) SLA

Service Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (25.00%) InfoPath
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft