The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical Support Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Support Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 22 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 North West 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support Analyst
Rank 132 123 141
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Analyst 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.067% 0.11% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.12% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£219 £213 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £228 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
-9.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £13.50 £14.84
% change year-on-year
+40.48% -8.99%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2776 2429 2998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.66% 92.50% 91.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1522 1147 1531
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 183 224
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Technical Support Analyst
England

Technical Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Technical Support Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Technical Support Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Technical Support Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Support Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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

Technical Support Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Technical Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Technical Support Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Support Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Support Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Cheshire -4 1 £138 -35.29%
Merseyside - - - - 2
Manchester - - - -
Technical Support Analyst
England

Technical Support Analyst
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Analyst in their job title.

1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy
1 1 (50.00%) Sophos
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Aquila
1 1 (50.00%) SonicWALL
1 1 (50.00%) Draytek
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi

Technical Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Technical 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 Technical Support Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy
1 1 (50.00%) Sophos
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Aquila
1 1 (50.00%) SonicWALL
1 1 (50.00%) Draytek