The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Analyst
Rank 46 46 54
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 17 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.13% 2.74% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.27% 2.99% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 9
Average daily rate
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£185 £138 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.54% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £88 £76
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £310 £172
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £240 £215
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +11.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 0
Average hourly rate £8.75 £20.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
748 702 781
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.85% 91.53% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 291 427
Average daily rate £375 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 48 45
Average hourly rate £15.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.87% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.16 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Support Analyst
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Analyst across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Support Analyst Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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
Warrington -12 6 £104 -
Chester +10 3 £185 -
Crewe -1 2 - - 1
Knutsford +6 1 - -
Macclesfield - - - - 2
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Support Analyst
North West

Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 9 (32.14%) ITIL
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) Middleware
2 7 (25.00%) BladeLogic
2 7 (25.00%) Splunk
2 7 (25.00%) Cyber-Ark
3 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 6 (21.43%) TIBCO EMS
3 6 (21.43%) TIBCO
3 6 (21.43%) Rendezvous
3 6 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (21.43%) Change Management
4 5 (17.86%) Finance
4 5 (17.86%) Banking
4 5 (17.86%) Investment Banking
4 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
4 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
4 5 (17.86%) Citrix
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.71%) VMware
6 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
6 3 (10.71%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
6 3 (10.71%) Sophos
6 3 (10.71%) IBM
6 3 (10.71%) DNS
6 3 (10.71%) SLA

Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 6 (21.43%) TIBCO EMS
2 3 (10.71%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) DHCP
3 2 (7.14%) VPN
3 2 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
1 5 (17.86%) Banking
1 5 (17.86%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (25.00%) Middleware
2 6 (21.43%) Rendezvous
3 3 (10.71%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (3.57%) GIS
2 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.57%) Firmware
2 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.57%) iPad
2 1 (3.57%) iPhone
2 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.86%) Windows XP
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.71%) UNIX
5 3 (10.71%) Linux
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Change Management
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
3 2 (7.14%) High Availability
3 2 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (3.57%) Security Management
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (3.57%) Email Migration
4 1 (3.57%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (3.57%) Release Management
4 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
2 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) DFS Replication
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
4 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) BladeLogic
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) SCVMM
3 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Splunk
1 7 (25.00%) Cyber-Ark
2 6 (21.43%) TIBCO
3 5 (17.86%) Citrix
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.71%) VMware
5 3 (10.71%) Sophos
5 3 (10.71%) IBM
5 3 (10.71%) SonicWALL
5 3 (10.71%) Draytek
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco
6 2 (7.14%) Symantec
7 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.57%) HP
7 1 (3.57%) Dell
7 1 (3.57%) McAfee
7 1 (3.57%) Websense
7 1 (3.57%) F5