The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Analyst
Rank 49 31 38
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.69% 1.11% 1.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.23% 1.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £124
UK excluding London average daily rate £205 £250 £210
% change year-on-year
-18.00% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £22.00 £14.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.72% +7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
354 244 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 81.76% 90.04% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 107 228
Average daily rate £350 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £210 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 36 23
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £31.95
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -53.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.80 £37.50 £41.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Support Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Support Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Support Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Support Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Support Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Preston -7 2 - - 1
Blackburn - - - -
Support Analyst
North West

Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (50.00%) Lumension
2 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) CA
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (50.00%) AppSense
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) JSR 286
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Lotus
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003

Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Process Server
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (25.00%) Quickr
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
1 1 (25.00%) Intranet
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) JSR 286
1 1 (25.00%) Spring
1 1 (25.00%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Lumension
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) CA
1 2 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (25.00%) Lotus
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) IBM