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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Support Analyst
Rank 433 427 358
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -69
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Analyst 178 145 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.28% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.30% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 71 109
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £150 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £291 £300 £175
% change year-on-year
-3.16% +71.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 20
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -21.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- +43.05%

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
50785 47790 46152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.81% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32295 28808 26045
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 156 £330 +10.00% 82
London +47 101 £375 +25.00% 35
City of London +33 38 £450 -2.70% 13
South East -28 33 £307 -15.44% 17
Scotland -9 19 £300 -7.69% 2
Surrey +4 14 £301 -14.14% 4
Middlesex - 10 £260 -
Edinburgh +1 9 £250 -
North West -2 8 £325 - 7
West Midlands -5 6 £229 -12.01% 3
Glasgow -5 6 £241 -18.12%
Manchester - 6 £325 - 3
Berkshire +7 5 £320 - 3
Yorkshire -14 5 £213 +18.05% 6
Feltham - 5 £272 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £213 - 4
Leeds - 5 £213 - 3
West Lothian - 3 £325 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £170 - 2
Staffordshire - 2 £188 - 1
Lichfield - 2 £188 - 1
Coventry -9 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -12 1 £501 - 3
South West -39 1 £200 - 9
Merseyside - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 £200 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £270 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Renfrewshire - 1 £165 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £501 - 2

Applications Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 208 (55.91%) SQL
2 133 (35.75%) UNIX
3 128 (34.41%) Windows
4 115 (30.91%) Finance
5 104 (27.96%) SQL Server
6 102 (27.42%) Oracle
7 75 (20.16%) ITIL
8 62 (16.67%) Linux
8 62 (16.67%) Front Office
9 58 (15.59%) Banking
10 48 (12.90%) Microsoft
11 45 (12.10%) .NET
12 43 (11.56%) Java
13 36 (9.68%) MS Office
14 33 (8.87%) C#
15 31 (8.33%) MS Excel
15 31 (8.33%) Shell Script
15 31 (8.33%) Back Office
16 30 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (7.80%) Perl
18 28 (7.53%) Service Delivery
19 26 (6.99%) Investment Banking
19 26 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
20 24 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
21 23 (6.18%) Oracle Database
22 22 (5.91%) Change Control
22 22 (5.91%) Problem Management
22 22 (5.91%) T-SQL
22 22 (5.91%) NHS
23 21 (5.65%) SLA

Applications Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 20 (5.38%) IIS
2 13 (3.49%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.69%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.42%) WebLogic
4 9 (2.42%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.08%) Documentum
5 4 (1.08%) Apache
5 4 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (0.81%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.81%) WebSphere Process Server
6 3 (0.81%) CMS
7 2 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (0.54%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.54%) SAS
7 2 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (0.54%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.54%) JBoss
8 1 (0.27%) Captiva
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 36 (9.68%) MS Office
2 31 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (4.30%) Markit EDM
2 7 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.08%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.81%) Academy Housing
4 3 (0.81%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
4 3 (0.81%) CODA-Financials
4 3 (0.81%) RMDS
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.54%) Endur
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.54%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.54%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.54%) Aligne
5 2 (0.54%) ZaiNet
6 1 (0.27%) CA Clarity
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.27%) assyst
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.03%) FTP
2 11 (2.96%) Firewall
3 9 (2.42%) SSH
4 8 (2.15%) SSL
5 7 (1.88%) DNS
5 7 (1.88%) HTTPS
5 7 (1.88%) HTTP
5 7 (1.88%) TCP/IP
6 6 (1.61%) VPN
7 5 (1.34%) Internet
8 3 (0.81%) PuTTY
8 3 (0.81%) SMS
9 2 (0.54%) DHCP
10 1 (0.27%) Network Security
10 1 (0.27%) Extranet
10 1 (0.27%) DMZ
10 1 (0.27%) WAN
10 1 (0.27%) LAN
10 1 (0.27%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (27.96%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (6.18%) Oracle Database
4 19 (5.11%) Relational Database
5 17 (4.57%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (3.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 8 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (1.61%) InterSystems Cache
10 5 (1.34%) BusinessObjects XI
10 5 (1.34%) MySQL
10 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (1.08%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.81%) DB2
13 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (0.54%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 17 (4.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (4.30%) JIRA
3 10 (2.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 10 (2.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (2.42%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.88%) Subversion
6 4 (1.08%) Serena SBM
7 3 (0.81%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.81%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.54%) Toad
8 2 (0.54%) PVCS
8 2 (0.54%) Rational Rhapsody
9 1 (0.27%) Introscope
General
1 115 (30.91%) Finance
2 62 (16.67%) Front Office
3 58 (15.59%) Banking
4 31 (8.33%) Back Office
5 26 (6.99%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.96%) Legal
7 9 (2.42%) Retail
8 6 (1.61%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.34%) Law
9 5 (1.34%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (1.08%) Marketing
11 3 (0.81%) Electronics
12 2 (0.54%) Advertising
12 2 (0.54%) Local Government
12 2 (0.54%) German Language
13 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.27%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.10%) .NET
2 20 (5.38%) HTML
3 17 (4.57%) FIX Protocol
4 13 (3.49%) XML
4 13 (3.49%) Middleware
5 12 (3.23%) ASP.NET
6 11 (2.96%) Web Services
7 10 (2.69%) jQuery
8 9 (2.42%) CSS
8 9 (2.42%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (1.61%) Spring
9 6 (1.61%) J2EE
10 5 (1.34%) XSLT
10 5 (1.34%) Classic ASP
11 4 (1.08%) Hibernate
11 4 (1.08%) CGI
12 2 (0.54%) EDI
12 2 (0.54%) Rendezvous
13 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Message Broker
13 1 (0.27%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.06%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (5.91%) NHS
3 20 (5.38%) Derivative
3 20 (5.38%) Equities
3 20 (5.38%) Fixed Income
4 17 (4.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (2.15%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.61%) SWIFT
7 5 (1.34%) Equity Derivative
7 5 (1.34%) Smart Meter
7 5 (1.34%) N-Tier
7 5 (1.34%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.08%) EFT
8 4 (1.08%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.81%) Statistics
9 3 (0.81%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.81%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (0.81%) DTV
10 2 (0.54%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 133 (35.75%) UNIX
2 128 (34.41%) Windows
3 62 (16.67%) Linux
4 26 (6.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (3.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (3.49%) AIX
7 11 (2.96%) Windows 7
7 11 (2.96%) Windows XP
8 8 (2.15%) Solaris
9 6 (1.61%) HPUX
9 6 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.54%) Debian
12 2 (0.54%) MVS
12 2 (0.54%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.27%) Android
13 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (20.16%) ITIL
2 28 (7.53%) Service Delivery
3 22 (5.91%) Change Control
3 22 (5.91%) Problem Management
4 19 (5.11%) Asset Management
5 17 (4.57%) Change Management
5 17 (4.57%) Migration
5 17 (4.57%) Service Management
6 14 (3.76%) Investment Management
7 11 (2.96%) Incident Management
7 11 (2.96%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (2.96%) CRM
8 10 (2.69%) Business Continuity
8 10 (2.69%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (2.69%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (2.42%) Release Management
9 9 (2.42%) Wealth Management
9 9 (2.42%) Risk Management
10 8 (2.15%) Configuration Management
10 8 (2.15%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 208 (55.91%) SQL
2 43 (11.56%) Java
3 33 (8.87%) C#
4 31 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 29 (7.80%) Perl
6 22 (5.91%) T-SQL
7 21 (5.65%) PowerShell
8 19 (5.11%) JavaScript
9 16 (4.30%) VB
9 16 (4.30%) Korn
10 13 (3.49%) Python
11 12 (3.23%) Bash Shell
12 11 (2.96%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.88%) VBA
13 7 (1.88%) C++
14 6 (1.61%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.34%) ActionScript 2.0
15 5 (1.34%) ActionScript
15 5 (1.34%) VBScript
16 4 (1.08%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (5.11%) Degree
2 13 (3.49%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.42%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 5 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.65%) SLA
2 3 (0.81%) COBIT
3 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.54%) QA
4 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (5.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (1.88%) Control-M
2 6 (1.61%) Tivoli
3 5 (1.34%) SCCM
4 4 (1.08%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 3 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
6 2 (0.54%) Hyperic
6 2 (0.54%) SCOM
7 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.27%) Foglight
Vendors
1 102 (27.42%) Oracle
2 48 (12.90%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.38%) Sybase
4 15 (4.03%) Business Objects
5 14 (3.76%) Bloomberg
6 13 (3.49%) thinkFolio
7 12 (3.23%) Charles River
8 11 (2.96%) Reuters
9 9 (2.42%) IBM
10 8 (2.15%) Informatica
10 8 (2.15%) SAP
11 7 (1.88%) HP
11 7 (1.88%) Citrix
11 7 (1.88%) Sun
12 5 (1.34%) Cerner
12 5 (1.34%) Fidessa
12 5 (1.34%) VMware
13 4 (1.08%) ION Trading
13 4 (1.08%) Serena
13 4 (1.08%) Red Hat
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