The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham 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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Analyst
Rank 43 50 48
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 21 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.82% 1.23% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.03% 1.32% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 4
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£130 £263 £134
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.47% +96.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £150 £86
10% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £394 £188
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £250 £200
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £27.00 £9.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.95 £9.00 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £9.00 £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Support Analyst
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
692 608 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.76% 93.25% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 387 301
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 29 22
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.87 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.19% -20.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.30 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.60 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Support Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Support Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Support Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Support Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Analyst across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Support Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Support Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 25 (71.43%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Windows 7
3 17 (48.57%) Windows XP
3 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
4 16 (45.71%) Citrix
5 15 (42.86%) MS Office
6 13 (37.14%) TCP/IP
7 10 (28.57%) Symantec
7 10 (28.57%) Blackberry
8 8 (22.86%) Back Office
8 8 (22.86%) Java
8 8 (22.86%) VMware
8 8 (22.86%) XenApp
9 7 (20.00%) Banking
9 7 (20.00%) IBM Notes
9 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 7 (20.00%) Lotus
10 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
10 6 (17.14%) SQL
10 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (14.29%) ITIL
11 5 (14.29%) VoIP
12 4 (11.43%) Finance
12 4 (11.43%) Terminal Services
12 4 (11.43%) WAN
12 4 (11.43%) LAN
12 4 (11.43%) SCCM
12 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3 (8.57%) Office 365
13 3 (8.57%) Workflow

Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 7 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 7 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 15 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.86%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) TCP/IP
2 5 (14.29%) VoIP
3 4 (11.43%) WAN
3 4 (11.43%) LAN
4 3 (8.57%) DHCP
5 2 (5.71%) Wireless
5 2 (5.71%) DNS
5 2 (5.71%) SAN
6 1 (2.86%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (22.86%) Back Office
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
3 4 (11.43%) Finance
4 1 (2.86%) Electronics
4 1 (2.86%) Automotive
4 1 (2.86%) Legal
4 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.86%) Credit Risk
3 1 (2.86%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.86%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 25 (71.43%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Windows 7
3 17 (48.57%) Windows XP
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.86%) HPUX
6 1 (2.86%) Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (8.57%) Workflow
3 2 (5.71%) Validation
3 2 (5.71%) Time Management
3 2 (5.71%) Data Validation
4 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.86%) Change Control
4 1 (2.86%) Data Entry
4 1 (2.86%) E-Discovery
4 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.86%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Business Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) PLM
4 1 (2.86%) ERP
4 1 (2.86%) Change Management
4 1 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.86%) Java
2 6 (17.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.71%) MCITP
1 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) XenApp
2 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (11.43%) Terminal Services
3 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.71%) vSphere
4 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 16 (45.71%) Citrix
3 10 (28.57%) Symantec
4 8 (22.86%) VMware
5 7 (20.00%) Lotus
6 2 (5.71%) Apple
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco
6 2 (5.71%) HP
6 2 (5.71%) EMC
6 2 (5.71%) Juniper
6 2 (5.71%) AppSense
6 2 (5.71%) Meru Networks
7 1 (2.86%) Verint
7 1 (2.86%) Cincom
7 1 (2.86%) Informatica
7 1 (2.86%) Avaya
7 1 (2.86%) SAP
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle
7 1 (2.86%) Business Objects