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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support Analyst
Rank 409 423 354
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -69
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Analyst 195 148 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.29% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.31% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 93 135
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £176 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £516 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £263 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 4
Average hourly rate £21.00 £16.50 £17.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -6.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £15.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £20.15 £18.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.60% -5.71%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Applications Support Analyst Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 March 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 +31 174 £400 +6.66% 71
London +49 120 £450 +12.50% 31
City of London +27 36 £475 +8.57% 13
South East -40 17 £313 +19.04% 15
Scotland +3 16 £325 +79.55% 1
East of England +7 11 £250 -37.50% 8
Yorkshire -14 10 £245 +8.88% 6
North West -14 7 £256 -50.76% 5
Oxfordshire - 6 £220 -
Edinburgh - 6 £450 -
Cardiff +4 5 £438 +9.37% 2
South Wales -3 5 £438 +9.37% 3
West Yorkshire -4 5 £275 +7.84% 4
Wales -8 5 £438 +9.37% 3
Manchester -11 5 £278 -47.04% 2
West Midlands - 5 £275 - 1
Hertfordshire +6 4 - - 5
South Yorkshire +1 4 £225 +28.57%
Glasgow -1 4 £310 +71.27% 1
East Midlands -3 4 £250 +177.77% 1
Bedfordshire -5 3 £300 +20.00% 1
Nottinghamshire -6 3 - -
Nottingham -7 3 - -
Leeds -12 3 £273 +6.86% 3
Crawley - 3 £313 -
West Sussex - 3 £313 -
Suffolk -2 2 £200 -
West Lothian -4 2 £325 +71.05%
Livingston -4 2 £325 +71.05%
Hampshire -12 2 - - 3

Applications Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 224 (61.88%) SQL
2 127 (35.08%) Windows
3 116 (32.04%) UNIX
4 110 (30.39%) Finance
5 92 (25.41%) Oracle
6 87 (24.03%) SQL Server
7 77 (21.27%) ITIL
8 73 (20.17%) Front Office
9 71 (19.61%) Banking
10 64 (17.68%) Linux
11 56 (15.47%) Microsoft
12 44 (12.15%) .NET
12 44 (12.15%) Fixed Income
13 41 (11.33%) Perl
14 40 (11.05%) Python
15 37 (10.22%) Java
15 37 (10.22%) Shell Script
16 36 (9.94%) MS Excel
17 35 (9.67%) C#
18 33 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
19 31 (8.56%) Back Office
19 31 (8.56%) Investment Banking
20 30 (8.29%) IIS
21 29 (8.01%) Windows Server 2008
22 28 (7.73%) Degree
22 28 (7.73%) XML
22 28 (7.73%) Equities
23 27 (7.46%) Service Management
23 27 (7.46%) T-SQL
24 26 (7.18%) PowerShell

Applications Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 30 (8.29%) IIS
2 11 (3.04%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.76%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.21%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.10%) Oracle Workflow
5 4 (1.10%) Apache
6 3 (0.83%) JBoss
7 2 (0.55%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.28%) CMS
8 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.28%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPEL
8 1 (0.28%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 36 (9.94%) MS Excel
2 24 (6.63%) MS Office
3 3 (0.83%) MS Project
3 3 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.55%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.93%) thinkFolio
3 6 (1.66%) Markit EDM
4 5 (1.38%) ION MarketView
4 5 (1.38%) Front Arena
4 5 (1.38%) Agresso
5 4 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.83%) assyst
6 3 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.55%) Aligne
7 2 (0.55%) ZaiNet
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.55%) Endur
7 2 (0.55%) LatentZero
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle HRMS
8 1 (0.28%) CODA-Financials
8 1 (0.28%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
4 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.14%) FTP
2 13 (3.59%) Firewall
3 11 (3.04%) DNS
4 9 (2.49%) Internet
5 7 (1.93%) SSH
5 7 (1.93%) VPN
6 6 (1.66%) SMS
7 5 (1.38%) DHCP
7 5 (1.38%) SSL
8 4 (1.10%) HTTP
8 4 (1.10%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.10%) LDAP
9 3 (0.83%) Intranet
9 3 (0.83%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.28%) Network Security
10 1 (0.28%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.28%) LAN
10 1 (0.28%) WAN
10 1 (0.28%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (24.03%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (4.97%) Relational Database
4 10 (2.76%) Oracle Database
4 10 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (2.49%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.38%) MySQL
9 4 (1.10%) DB2
10 3 (0.83%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.55%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (0.55%) DTS
11 2 (0.55%) OLAP
11 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.55%) Star Schema
12 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 15 (4.14%) JIRA
2 12 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (3.31%) Subversion
2 12 (3.31%) Visual Studio
3 10 (2.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 10 (2.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.83%) Maven
4 3 (0.83%) Ant
4 3 (0.83%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.55%) MSI
5 2 (0.55%) Toad
5 2 (0.55%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.28%) WiX
6 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.28%) Introscope
6 1 (0.28%) Serena SBM
6 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.28%) PVCS
General
1 110 (30.39%) Finance
2 73 (20.17%) Front Office
3 71 (19.61%) Banking
4 31 (8.56%) Investment Banking
4 31 (8.56%) Back Office
5 10 (2.76%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.21%) Marketing
7 7 (1.93%) Advertising
7 7 (1.93%) Legal
8 5 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.10%) Electronics
9 4 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.10%) Retail
9 4 (1.10%) German Language
10 3 (0.83%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.28%) Automotive
11 1 (0.28%) Law
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.15%) .NET
2 28 (7.73%) XML
3 16 (4.42%) HTML
4 14 (3.87%) FIX Protocol
5 12 (3.31%) ASP.NET
6 10 (2.76%) Middleware
6 10 (2.76%) jQuery
7 9 (2.49%) CSS
7 9 (2.49%) Web Services
7 9 (2.49%) XSLT
8 8 (2.21%) CGI
8 8 (2.21%) J2EE
9 4 (1.10%) EDI
9 4 (1.10%) Spring
10 3 (0.83%) Rendezvous
11 2 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
11 2 (0.55%) MDX
12 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
12 1 (0.28%) Drools
12 1 (0.28%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.15%) Fixed Income
2 33 (9.12%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (7.73%) Equities
4 24 (6.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (6.35%) Derivative
6 17 (4.70%) NHS
7 9 (2.49%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.21%) iSeries
8 8 (2.21%) SWIFT
8 8 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.93%) Equity Derivative
10 6 (1.66%) AS400
10 6 (1.66%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.10%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.10%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (1.10%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.10%) DTV
11 4 (1.10%) EFT
12 3 (0.83%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.83%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 127 (35.08%) Windows
2 116 (32.04%) UNIX
3 64 (17.68%) Linux
4 29 (8.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (3.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.76%) AIX
7 8 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.93%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.10%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.83%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.83%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.83%) OS/400
11 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.55%) Solaris
12 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.28%) Android
12 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (21.27%) ITIL
2 27 (7.46%) Service Management
3 19 (5.25%) Incident Management
3 19 (5.25%) Problem Management
4 18 (4.97%) Migration
5 16 (4.42%) Change Management
6 15 (4.14%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (4.14%) Investment Management
7 14 (3.87%) Change Control
8 13 (3.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (3.59%) Asset Management
9 11 (3.04%) CRM
9 11 (3.04%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (3.04%) Release Management
10 10 (2.76%) Electronic Trading
10 10 (2.76%) ITSM
11 9 (2.49%) Service Delivery
11 9 (2.49%) Data Analysis
11 9 (2.49%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (2.21%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 224 (61.88%) SQL
2 41 (11.33%) Perl
3 40 (11.05%) Python
4 37 (10.22%) Shell Script
4 37 (10.22%) Java
5 35 (9.67%) C#
6 27 (7.46%) T-SQL
7 26 (7.18%) PowerShell
8 21 (5.80%) JavaScript
9 18 (4.97%) Korn
10 15 (4.14%) VBA
10 15 (4.14%) PL/SQL
11 14 (3.87%) Bash Shell
12 13 (3.59%) C++
13 8 (2.21%) VBScript
14 6 (1.66%) VB
15 5 (1.38%) ActionScript
15 5 (1.38%) ActionScript 2.0
16 4 (1.10%) VB.NET
17 3 (0.83%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 28 (7.73%) Degree
2 9 (2.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 8 (2.21%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.66%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.55%) CCA
6 2 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.28%) MCP
7 1 (0.28%) MCSE
7 1 (0.28%) MCSA
7 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.70%) SLA
2 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.55%) COBIT
3 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 17 (4.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.55%) Terminal Services
2 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.55%) XenApp
2 2 (0.55%) vSphere
2 2 (0.55%) UAG
3 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (1.93%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.10%) Control-M
3 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.55%) SCCM
4 1 (0.28%) WMI
4 1 (0.28%) OpenView
4 1 (0.28%) MOM
Vendors
1 92 (25.41%) Oracle
2 56 (15.47%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.14%) Bloomberg
4 12 (3.31%) Charles River
5 10 (2.76%) SAP
5 10 (2.76%) Sybase
6 9 (2.49%) IBM
7 7 (1.93%) Murex
8 6 (1.66%) Citrix
8 6 (1.66%) Sun
8 6 (1.66%) VMware
8 6 (1.66%) Reuters
8 6 (1.66%) ION Trading
9 5 (1.38%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.38%) Cognos
9 5 (1.38%) Business Objects
9 5 (1.38%) Fidessa
9 5 (1.38%) SunGard
10 4 (1.10%) HP
10 4 (1.10%) Tradeweb
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