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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support Analyst
Rank 407 402 348
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -54
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Analyst 167 158 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.32% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.35% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 85 123
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£375 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.77% +6.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £523 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £340 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.08% +23.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 20 15
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +13.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.42%

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -19 142 £388 +19.23% 71
London +25 91 £450 +24.13% 36
City of London +25 30 £450 -5.26% 14
South East -17 27 £325 +4.00% 12
Scotland +5 20 £325 -4.41% 3
Edinburgh +1 8 £250 - 1
East of England -1 7 £220 -12.00% 4
Middlesex +3 6 £271 +0.65%
Glasgow -1 6 £241 -29.26% 2
Surrey +4 5 £301 -14.14% 2
West Midlands +4 5 £273 -28.28% 3
Yorkshire -7 5 £155 -13.88% 2
West Lothian - 5 £325 -
Berkshire 0 3 £325 +16.07% 1
North West -9 3 - - 7
Manchester -11 3 - - 3
Cardiff -11 3 £425 +6.25%
West Sussex -15 3 £313 - 2
South Wales -18 3 £425 - 1
Wales -23 3 £425 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £170 - 2
West Yorkshire - 3 £155 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £375 - 2
Coventry - 3 £235 - 1
Crawley - 3 £313 - 1
Leeds - 3 £155 -
Hertfordshire +2 2 - -
Sheffield +1 2 - -
South Yorkshire 0 2 - -
Suffolk -2 2 £200 - 2

Applications Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 209 (59.71%) SQL
2 124 (35.43%) UNIX
3 117 (33.43%) Windows
4 103 (29.43%) Finance
5 90 (25.71%) Oracle
6 82 (23.43%) SQL Server
7 76 (21.71%) ITIL
8 69 (19.71%) Front Office
9 63 (18.00%) Linux
10 61 (17.43%) Banking
11 53 (15.14%) Microsoft
12 39 (11.14%) Perl
13 37 (10.57%) .NET
14 34 (9.71%) Java
15 33 (9.43%) MS Office
15 33 (9.43%) MS Excel
16 30 (8.57%) Back Office
16 30 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
17 29 (8.29%) Degree
17 29 (8.29%) Investment Banking
18 27 (7.71%) Shell Script
19 24 (6.86%) C#
19 24 (6.86%) Fixed Income
19 24 (6.86%) Equities
19 24 (6.86%) Derivative
20 22 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
20 22 (6.29%) T-SQL
21 21 (6.00%) SLA
21 21 (6.00%) Problem Management
21 21 (6.00%) Relational Database

Applications Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 17 (4.86%) IIS
2 10 (2.86%) Tomcat
3 9 (2.57%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.00%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.71%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.14%) Apache
7 3 (0.86%) Documentum
8 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.57%) JBoss
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.29%) CMS
9 1 (0.29%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.29%) SAS
9 1 (0.29%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.29%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPEL
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 33 (9.43%) MS Office
1 33 (9.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.57%) MS Project
3 1 (0.29%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (4.29%) Markit EDM
2 7 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.14%) Agresso
3 4 (1.14%) SimCorp Dimension
3 4 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.86%) CODA-Financials
5 2 (0.57%) Eagle PACE
5 2 (0.57%) ZaiNet
5 2 (0.57%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.57%) Aligne
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.57%) Endur
5 2 (0.57%) assyst
5 2 (0.57%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.29%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.29%) BPCS
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.29%) IaaS
2 1 (0.29%) SaaS
2 1 (0.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.57%) FTP
2 8 (2.29%) DNS
3 7 (2.00%) Firewall
3 7 (2.00%) SSH
4 6 (1.71%) SMS
4 6 (1.71%) VPN
5 5 (1.43%) Internet
5 5 (1.43%) SSL
6 3 (0.86%) Intranet
6 3 (0.86%) HTTP
6 3 (0.86%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.86%) DHCP
6 3 (0.86%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.29%) Extranet
7 1 (0.29%) WAN
7 1 (0.29%) LAN
7 1 (0.29%) Network Security
7 1 (0.29%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (23.43%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 19 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (4.29%) Oracle Database
5 13 (3.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (2.00%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.43%) MySQL
8 5 (1.43%) BusinessObjects XI
9 4 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.14%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.86%) InterSystems Cache
10 3 (0.86%) DB2
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.57%) Big Data
11 2 (0.57%) MarkLogic
11 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
12 1 (0.29%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 15 (4.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 14 (4.00%) JIRA
3 10 (2.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 10 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (2.29%) Subversion
5 6 (1.71%) Visual Studio
6 4 (1.14%) Serena SBM
7 3 (0.86%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.57%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.57%) Toad
8 2 (0.57%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.29%) Introscope
9 1 (0.29%) PVCS
General
1 103 (29.43%) Finance
2 69 (19.71%) Front Office
3 61 (17.43%) Banking
4 30 (8.57%) Back Office
5 29 (8.29%) Investment Banking
6 11 (3.14%) Legal
7 7 (2.00%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.43%) Law
8 5 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.14%) Marketing
9 4 (1.14%) Electronics
10 3 (0.86%) Advertising
10 3 (0.86%) Retail
11 2 (0.57%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.29%) Games
12 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.29%) German Language
12 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (10.57%) .NET
2 17 (4.86%) FIX Protocol
3 14 (4.00%) HTML
4 13 (3.71%) XML
5 12 (3.43%) ASP.NET
5 12 (3.43%) Middleware
6 10 (2.86%) jQuery
7 9 (2.57%) CGI
7 9 (2.57%) CSS
8 8 (2.29%) XSLT
9 7 (2.00%) J2EE
10 4 (1.14%) Web Services
11 3 (0.86%) Rendezvous
12 2 (0.57%) EDI
12 2 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
13 1 (0.29%) Hibernate
13 1 (0.29%) Ajax
13 1 (0.29%) Spring
13 1 (0.29%) ODBC
13 1 (0.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (6.86%) Fixed Income
2 24 (6.86%) Equities
2 24 (6.86%) Derivative
3 19 (5.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 18 (5.14%) NHS
5 11 (3.14%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (2.29%) Equity Derivative
7 7 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.00%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.43%) N-Tier
8 5 (1.43%) Smart Meter
9 4 (1.14%) EFT
9 4 (1.14%) DTV
10 3 (0.86%) AS400
10 3 (0.86%) Credit Derivative
10 3 (0.86%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.86%) iSeries
11 2 (0.57%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.57%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 124 (35.43%) UNIX
2 117 (33.43%) Windows
3 63 (18.00%) Linux
4 22 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.43%) AIX
6 11 (3.14%) Windows XP
7 10 (2.86%) Windows 7
7 10 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.43%) HPUX
8 5 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (1.14%) Solaris
10 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.57%) OS/400
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.29%) Android
11 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (21.71%) ITIL
2 21 (6.00%) Problem Management
3 20 (5.71%) Change Control
3 20 (5.71%) Service Management
4 19 (5.43%) Service Delivery
5 18 (5.14%) Change Management
6 16 (4.57%) Migration
6 16 (4.57%) Asset Management
7 15 (4.29%) Investment Management
8 12 (3.43%) Business Continuity
9 11 (3.14%) CRM
10 10 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
10 10 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (2.86%) Release Management
10 10 (2.86%) Incident Management
10 10 (2.86%) Data Analysis
11 9 (2.57%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (2.57%) Electronic Trading
12 8 (2.29%) Low Latency
12 8 (2.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 209 (59.71%) SQL
2 39 (11.14%) Perl
3 34 (9.71%) Java
4 27 (7.71%) Shell Script
5 24 (6.86%) C#
6 22 (6.29%) T-SQL
7 20 (5.71%) Python
8 19 (5.43%) JavaScript
8 19 (5.43%) Korn
9 16 (4.57%) PowerShell
10 12 (3.43%) VB
11 10 (2.86%) Bash Shell
12 8 (2.29%) PL/SQL
13 7 (2.00%) C++
13 7 (2.00%) VBA
14 5 (1.43%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.43%) ActionScript
14 5 (1.43%) ActionScript 2.0
15 4 (1.14%) VBScript
15 4 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (8.29%) Degree
2 8 (2.29%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (1.71%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.57%) CCA
6 2 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.00%) SLA
2 2 (0.57%) COBIT
2 2 (0.57%) QA
2 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 19 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.57%) vSphere
2 2 (0.57%) XenApp
2 2 (0.57%) UAG
2 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (1.43%) Control-M
2 4 (1.14%) SCCM
3 3 (0.86%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (0.57%) SCOM
5 1 (0.29%) Foglight
5 1 (0.29%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 90 (25.71%) Oracle
2 53 (15.14%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.57%) Sybase
4 14 (4.00%) Charles River
5 13 (3.71%) Bloomberg
5 13 (3.71%) Business Objects
5 13 (3.71%) thinkFolio
6 10 (2.86%) IBM
7 9 (2.57%) Citrix
7 9 (2.57%) SAP
8 8 (2.29%) HP
8 8 (2.29%) Informatica
9 6 (1.71%) Reuters
10 5 (1.43%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.43%) Murex
10 5 (1.43%) Fidessa
11 4 (1.14%) ForgeRock
11 4 (1.14%) Sitecore
11 4 (1.14%) Akamai
11 4 (1.14%) Sun
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London
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London
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City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
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Luton
Interquest - IQ ESM
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London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £430.00 - £460.00 per annum
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Lowestoft
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150 - £300.00 per day
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West Bromwich
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Rate: £25,000 - £27,000 plus on call allowance
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City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
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London
Venturi
Rate: £175 - £275 per day
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Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
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Manchester
Amoria Bond - UK
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City of London
Sovereign Business Resources
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