The median contractor rate for a Service Desk Analyst was £280 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex 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
South East / West Sussex
Rank 55 54 50
Rank change year-on-year -1 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Service Desk Analyst 4 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.79% 1.37% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.43% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Median daily rate £280 £260 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +116.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £234 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £328 £131
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £130 £125
% change year-on-year - +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £15.75 - £14.50
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 West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 496 560 499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 97.45% 96.22% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 341 309
Median daily rate £410 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 18 31
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £50.00
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 West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for Service Desk Analyst in West Sussex

Service Desk Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Service Desk Analyst in West Sussex

Service Desk Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Service Desk Analyst in West Sussex over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Service Desk Analyst in West Sussex

Service Desk Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Service Desk Analyst in West Sussex

Service Desk Analyst
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 3 months to 23 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
East Grinstead - 1 - -
Service Desk Analyst
South East

Service Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region featuring Service Desk Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) MS Office
4 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (6.67%) iSeries
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) iPad
5 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
5 1 (6.67%) Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) BT
5 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (6.67%) Finance
5 1 (6.67%) assyst
5 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (6.67%) WAN
5 1 (6.67%) SLA
5 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
5 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (6.67%) Lotus

Service Desk Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) WAN
1 1 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) iPad
1 1 (6.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) BT
2 1 (6.67%) Lotus
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Remedy
2 1 (6.67%) SAP
2 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow