The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Support Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Support Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support Analyst
Rank 436 426 396
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -30
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Analyst 178 171 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.35% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 107 87
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£350 £313 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £186 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £285 £256
% change year-on-year
+14.03% +11.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 14
Average hourly rate £21.32 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.21% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £12.55 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £24.55 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Applications Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Applications Support Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Applications Support Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Applications Support Analyst within the UK.

Applications Support Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Support Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Applications Support Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Applications Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Applications Support Analyst within the UK.

Applications Support Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Applications Support Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
England -12 165 £350 +6.06% 78
London -15 85 £425 +21.42% 45
East of England +29 35 £325 +67.74% 6
Essex +16 29 £325 +36.84% 2
Chelmsford - 20 £350 -
City of London -18 15 £425 +3.03% 21
Yorkshire -16 13 £225 -25.00% 5
East Midlands +1 12 £220 -20.00% 3
South East -21 12 £225 -10.00% 8
West Yorkshire -13 11 £240 -20.00% 5
Leeds -19 11 £240 -20.00% 4
Scotland -5 7 £169 -41.39% 2
Wales +8 6 £425 - 1
South Wales -1 6 £425 -
Glasgow -5 6 £169 -41.39%
Surrey -6 6 £225 -22.41% 3
Cardiff +5 5 £425 -
Derbyshire - 5 - -
Bedfordshire +12 3 £250 +66.66% 1
West Midlands -4 3 £330 +32.00% 5
Hertfordshire -11 3 - - 1
Coventry +9 2 £330 +38.94% 1
South Yorkshire -15 2 £220 -20.00%
North West -16 2 £325 - 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 2 - -
Tyne and Wear -23 2 - -
North East -23 2 - -
Sheffield - 2 £220 -
Berkshire - 2 £250 -
Egham - 2 £223 - 1

Applications Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications 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 Applications Support Analyst in their job title.

1 219 (57.94%) SQL
2 119 (31.48%) Finance
3 109 (28.84%) Windows
4 99 (26.19%) SQL Server
5 98 (25.93%) UNIX
6 90 (23.81%) ITIL
7 77 (20.37%) Oracle
7 77 (20.37%) Banking
8 69 (18.25%) Front Office
9 60 (15.87%) Linux
10 59 (15.61%) Microsoft
11 52 (13.76%) IIS
12 46 (12.17%) Perl
13 45 (11.90%) .NET
13 45 (11.90%) Fixed Income
14 44 (11.64%) Java
14 44 (11.64%) Python
15 43 (11.38%) C#
16 39 (10.32%) Investment Banking
17 38 (10.05%) Service Management
18 35 (9.26%) Equities
18 35 (9.26%) Incident Management
19 32 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
20 30 (7.94%) Degree
21 28 (7.41%) XML
22 27 (7.14%) SharePoint
22 27 (7.14%) Change Management
23 26 (6.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
23 26 (6.88%) T-SQL
24 25 (6.61%) SLA

Applications Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Applications 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 Applications Support Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 52 (13.76%) IIS
2 27 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.70%) Apache
3 14 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.65%) JBoss
5 9 (2.38%) Oracle Workflow
6 8 (2.12%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.06%) CMS
7 4 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.06%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (0.79%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.53%) Oracle Self-Service HR
9 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.53%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.26%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.26%) LiveLink
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 23 (6.08%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.91%) MS Office
3 4 (1.06%) MS Project
4 3 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.53%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.53%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 9 (2.38%) thinkFolio
2 7 (1.85%) Agresso
3 5 (1.32%) LatentZero
3 5 (1.32%) Front Arena
3 5 (1.32%) OPENHousing
4 4 (1.06%) ION MarketView
4 4 (1.06%) Markit EDM
4 4 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.79%) Tesseract
5 3 (0.79%) Minerva
5 3 (0.79%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.79%) Academy Housing
5 3 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.53%) MIS ActiveH
6 2 (0.53%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.53%) Orchard Housing
6 2 (0.53%) Aareon QL
6 2 (0.53%) arcHouse
7 1 (0.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.26%) PaaS
3 1 (0.26%) Office 365
3 1 (0.26%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.76%) Internet
2 13 (3.44%) Firewall
3 10 (2.65%) DNS
4 9 (2.38%) LDAP
5 8 (2.12%) TCP/IP
6 7 (1.85%) FTP
7 5 (1.32%) Intranet
8 4 (1.06%) DHCP
8 4 (1.06%) HTTP
9 3 (0.79%) SMS
9 3 (0.79%) SMTP
9 3 (0.79%) SSL
9 3 (0.79%) Extranet
9 3 (0.79%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.26%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.26%) NAS
10 1 (0.26%) SAN
10 1 (0.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.61%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (4.23%) Oracle Database
5 15 (3.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 13 (3.44%) Crystal Reports
8 11 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.85%) RDBMS
11 6 (1.59%) MySQL
12 4 (1.06%) DB2
13 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.79%) DTS
13 3 (0.79%) Data Mart
13 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.53%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 13 (3.44%) Visual Studio
1 13 (3.44%) Subversion
2 6 (1.59%) Eclipse
3 4 (1.06%) TestDirector
3 4 (1.06%) Ant
3 4 (1.06%) Maven
3 4 (1.06%) JIRA
3 4 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (0.79%) Introscope
5 2 (0.53%) MSI
6 1 (0.26%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.26%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.26%) PVCS
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.26%) WiX
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
General
1 119 (31.48%) Finance
2 77 (20.37%) Banking
3 69 (18.25%) Front Office
4 39 (10.32%) Investment Banking
5 24 (6.35%) Back Office
6 11 (2.91%) Legal
7 7 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.85%) Advertising
7 7 (1.85%) Retail
7 7 (1.85%) Marketing
8 6 (1.59%) German Language
9 5 (1.32%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.79%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.53%) Games
11 2 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
11 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Electronics
12 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (11.90%) .NET
2 28 (7.41%) XML
3 19 (5.03%) ASP.NET
4 17 (4.50%) FIX Protocol
5 10 (2.65%) WCF
5 10 (2.65%) Web Services
6 9 (2.38%) J2EE
7 8 (2.12%) CGI
7 8 (2.12%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (1.85%) Middleware
9 5 (1.32%) Spring
9 5 (1.32%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.06%) Application Packaging
10 4 (1.06%) Entity Framework
10 4 (1.06%) XSLT
10 4 (1.06%) Classic ASP
11 3 (0.79%) JDBC
11 3 (0.79%) AutoMapper
11 3 (0.79%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (0.79%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 45 (11.90%) Fixed Income
2 35 (9.26%) Equities
3 32 (8.47%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (6.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 19 (5.03%) NHS
5 19 (5.03%) Derivative
6 11 (2.91%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.38%) iSeries
9 8 (2.12%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.85%) SWIFT
10 7 (1.85%) Equity Derivative
10 7 (1.85%) Management Information System
10 7 (1.85%) AS400
11 4 (1.06%) Cryptography
11 4 (1.06%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.79%) Data Integration
12 3 (0.79%) Mobile App
13 2 (0.53%) Market Risk
13 2 (0.53%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 109 (28.84%) Windows
2 98 (25.93%) UNIX
3 60 (15.87%) Linux
4 17 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.85%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.06%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.06%) OS/400
8 4 (1.06%) Solaris
9 3 (0.79%) Windows NT
9 3 (0.79%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.79%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.79%) CentOS
10 2 (0.53%) AIX
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (23.81%) ITIL
2 38 (10.05%) Service Management
3 35 (9.26%) Incident Management
4 27 (7.14%) Change Management
5 25 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
6 21 (5.56%) Workflow
7 20 (5.29%) Project Management
8 19 (5.03%) SDLC
9 16 (4.23%) Problem Management
9 16 (4.23%) Investment Management
10 15 (3.97%) Asset Management
11 14 (3.70%) Risk Management
12 13 (3.44%) CRM
12 13 (3.44%) Electronic Trading
13 12 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (2.91%) Release Management
14 11 (2.91%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (2.91%) Root Cause Analysis
14 11 (2.91%) Low Latency
15 10 (2.65%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 219 (57.94%) SQL
2 46 (12.17%) Perl
3 44 (11.64%) Java
3 44 (11.64%) Python
4 43 (11.38%) C#
5 26 (6.88%) T-SQL
6 24 (6.35%) PowerShell
7 23 (6.08%) Shell Script
8 19 (5.03%) VBA
9 18 (4.76%) VB
10 17 (4.50%) VBScript
10 17 (4.50%) PL/SQL
11 13 (3.44%) JavaScript
12 10 (2.65%) C++
13 9 (2.38%) Korn
14 7 (1.85%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.32%) COBOL
15 5 (1.32%) Bash Shell
16 4 (1.06%) RPG
17 3 (0.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (7.94%) Degree
2 13 (3.44%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 7 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.26%) MCP
6 1 (0.26%) MCSE
6 1 (0.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (6.61%) SLA
2 2 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 11 (2.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.53%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.26%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.26%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 9 (2.38%) ITRS Geneos
2 6 (1.59%) Control-M
3 4 (1.06%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.79%) BladeLogic
4 3 (0.79%) Puppet
5 2 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.26%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.26%) SCCM
6 1 (0.26%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.26%) WMI
6 1 (0.26%) MOM
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.26%) OpenView
Vendors
1 77 (20.37%) Oracle
2 59 (15.61%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.23%) Cognos
3 16 (4.23%) Sybase
4 15 (3.97%) IBM
5 10 (2.65%) Charles River
6 9 (2.38%) SunGard
7 8 (2.12%) VMware
7 8 (2.12%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.85%) Bloomberg
8 7 (1.85%) Sun
9 6 (1.59%) Murex
9 6 (1.59%) MicroStrategy
9 6 (1.59%) F5
10 5 (1.32%) ION Trading
10 5 (1.32%) Capita
10 5 (1.32%) Fidessa
10 5 (1.32%) PeopleSoft
11 4 (1.06%) Citrix
11 4 (1.06%) CODA
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