The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Analyst
Rank 40 26 23
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 10 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.44% 2.91% 3.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.58% 3.05% 3.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £150 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £194 £200 £200
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +26.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+12.90% +5.08%
Support Analyst
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
387 262 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.39% 95.27% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 160 162
Average daily rate £425 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £13.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Analyst in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Support Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Analyst across the Bedfordshire region.

Support Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Analyst across the Bedfordshire region.

Support Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Support Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Analyst within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +7 6 £275 +83.33%
Dunstable - - - -
Luton - - - - 1
Support Analyst
East of England

Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Support Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Analyst in their job title.

1 11 (57.89%) MS Office
2 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 10 (52.63%) Citrix
2 10 (52.63%) Lotus
3 9 (47.37%) Windows
3 9 (47.37%) IBM Notes
3 9 (47.37%) SLA
4 8 (42.11%) Lotus Domino
4 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (36.84%) VMware
6 6 (31.58%) SQL
6 6 (31.58%) Network Design
7 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (21.05%) UNIX
8 4 (21.05%) ETL
8 4 (21.05%) Informatica
8 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
9 3 (15.79%) ITIL
9 3 (15.79%) VoIP
9 3 (15.79%) DHCP
9 3 (15.79%) VPN
9 3 (15.79%) DNS
9 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (15.79%) Symantec
9 3 (15.79%) McAfee
9 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (15.79%) Blackberry

Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Support Analyst in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (47.37%) IBM Notes
2 8 (42.11%) Lotus Domino
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (57.89%) MS Office
2 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
3 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (5.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) VoIP
1 3 (15.79%) DHCP
1 3 (15.79%) VPN
1 3 (15.79%) DNS
1 3 (15.79%) Wireless
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) SecurID
2 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (21.05%) UNIX
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Network Design
2 4 (21.05%) ETL
3 3 (15.79%) ITIL
3 3 (15.79%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
1 10 (52.63%) Citrix
1 10 (52.63%) Lotus
2 7 (36.84%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) Informatica
4 3 (15.79%) Symantec
4 3 (15.79%) McAfee
5 1 (5.26%) KANA
5 1 (5.26%) Lagan
5 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.26%) Business Objects