The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Analyst
Rank 68 63 68
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 7 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.74% 0.78% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.83% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate £350 - £256
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £200 £215
% change year-on-year
+19.87% -6.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £16.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +33.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £12.27 £16.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £22.50 £17.09
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
Support Analyst
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
859 727 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.00% 94.29% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 421 427
Average daily rate £400 £380 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 49 72
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £20.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -10.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.30 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Support Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Support Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Support Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Support Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Support Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Chester +5 5 £350 -
Crewe - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Support Analyst
North West

Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 10 (50.00%) MS Office
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
1 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Finance
3 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
4 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (20.00%) Advertising
4 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (20.00%) SLA
4 4 (20.00%) SQL
4 4 (20.00%) Windows
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (15.00%) Coaching
5 3 (15.00%) Business Analytics
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.00%) SCCM
5 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.00%) Analytics
5 3 (15.00%) MCP
5 3 (15.00%) Java
5 3 (15.00%) PMI
5 3 (15.00%) PMI Certification
5 3 (15.00%) OpenView
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (15.00%) Service Management
6 2 (10.00%) Firewall

Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 1 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.00%) Confluence
1 1 (5.00%) eRoom
1 1 (5.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 10 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.00%) MS Project
2 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DHCP
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
1 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (5.00%) Skype
2 1 (5.00%) SSL
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Advertising
3 3 (15.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.00%) French Language
4 1 (5.00%) German Language
4 1 (5.00%) Italian Language
4 1 (5.00%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) PMI
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (20.00%) Windows
1 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (15.00%) Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) Business Analytics
3 3 (15.00%) Coaching
3 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Change Management
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.00%) SDLC
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (15.00%) MCP
2 3 (15.00%) PMI Certification
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) OpenView
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) HP
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix
3 1 (5.00%) Juniper
3 1 (5.00%) Lotus