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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Analyst
Rank 57 62 63
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 12 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.46% 1.31% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 1.47% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Average daily rate
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£256 £228 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.63% -9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £150 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £306 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £250 £200
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £8.50 £17.33 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.93% +33.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
750 819 797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.13% 89.41% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 380 438
Average daily rate £380 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £520 £481
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 69 29
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +125.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.92 £58.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -8 4 - -
Chester +12 2 £293 - 4
Knutsford +7 2 £118 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Runcorn - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Winsford - - - -
Daresbury - - - -
Support Analyst
North West

Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
5 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (26.92%) Windows XP
5 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
6 6 (23.08%) Citrix
7 5 (19.23%) VMware
8 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (15.38%) SonicWALL
8 4 (15.38%) Draytek
8 4 (15.38%) Finance
8 4 (15.38%) Sophos
8 4 (15.38%) SLA
8 4 (15.38%) Linux
9 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
9 3 (11.54%) SQL
9 3 (11.54%) .NET
9 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
9 3 (11.54%) ERP
9 3 (11.54%) SAN
9 3 (11.54%) Advertising
9 3 (11.54%) Clustering
9 3 (11.54%) X++
9 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (11.54%) Logistics
9 3 (11.54%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.54%) SAN
3 2 (7.69%) DHCP
3 2 (7.69%) VPN
3 2 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (11.54%) Advertising
3 2 (7.69%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.85%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
1 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows 7
3 7 (26.92%) Windows XP
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (15.38%) Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) ERP
1 3 (11.54%) Logistics
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Project Management
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
2 2 (7.69%) High Availability
3 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.85%) Email Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.85%) Security Management
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Data Cleansing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
1 3 (11.54%) X++
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) DFS Replication
4 1 (3.85%) Firmware
4 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
1 2 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Citrix
3 5 (19.23%) VMware
4 4 (15.38%) SonicWALL
4 4 (15.38%) Draytek
4 4 (15.38%) Sophos
5 2 (7.69%) Symantec
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) F5
6 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.85%) McAfee
6 1 (3.85%) Websense
6 1 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) Dell
6 1 (3.85%) EMC