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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support Analyst
Rank 432 436 387
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -49
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Analyst 184 158 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.29% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.32% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 104 110
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £177 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 5
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £15.00 £18.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £19.00 £19.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 -
% change year-on-year
+29.03% -

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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +18 165 £338 -3.57% 71
London +21 112 £350 -6.66% 30
City of London +19 28 £450 +12.50% 12
South East -5 18 £313 +19.04% 19
Yorkshire -6 14 £225 - 7
Scotland -5 13 £310 +63.15% 3
West Yorkshire +3 8 £245 -3.92% 6
East Sussex - 7 £325 -
Cardiff +10 6 £438 +9.37%
East of England +4 6 £263 -34.37% 6
South Wales +2 6 £438 +9.37%
Wales -2 6 £438 +9.37%
Leeds -3 6 £235 -7.84% 4
West Midlands -11 6 £330 +32.00% 1
Brighton - 6 - -
South Yorkshire -10 5 £225 +25.00% 1
North West -15 5 £256 -6.90% 4
Edinburgh - 5 £450 - 1
Bedfordshire +3 4 £263 +5.00% 1
East Midlands -10 4 - - 1
Glasgow -13 4 £310 +12.72% 1
Surrey +6 3 £413 +10.00% 5
Manchester -14 3 £278 -
Aberdeen - 3 £200 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £220 - 1
Coventry +5 2 £330 +32.00%
Hertfordshire -2 2 - - 2
Nottingham -4 2 - -
Cheshire -4 2 £225 - 3
Sheffield -7 2 £220 +25.71% 1

Applications Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 211 (59.10%) SQL
2 115 (32.21%) Windows
3 109 (30.53%) Finance
4 99 (27.73%) UNIX
5 96 (26.89%) SQL Server
6 76 (21.29%) ITIL
7 74 (20.73%) Oracle
8 71 (19.89%) Banking
9 66 (18.49%) Front Office
10 57 (15.97%) Microsoft
11 55 (15.41%) Linux
12 50 (14.01%) .NET
13 44 (12.32%) Fixed Income
14 43 (12.04%) C#
15 40 (11.20%) IIS
16 37 (10.36%) Perl
17 36 (10.08%) Python
18 34 (9.52%) Java
18 34 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
19 32 (8.96%) MS Excel
20 31 (8.68%) T-SQL
20 31 (8.68%) Back Office
20 31 (8.68%) Degree
21 30 (8.40%) Equities
21 30 (8.40%) XML
21 30 (8.40%) Shell Script
22 27 (7.56%) Investment Banking
23 26 (7.28%) Service Management
24 24 (6.72%) Incident Management
25 23 (6.44%) Derivative

Applications Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 40 (11.20%) IIS
2 16 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.24%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.96%) Tomcat
5 4 (1.12%) Apache
5 4 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
6 3 (0.84%) CMS
7 2 (0.56%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.56%) JBoss
7 2 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 1 (0.28%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 32 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 20 (5.60%) MS Office
3 4 (1.12%) MS Project
4 3 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.56%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 11 (3.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.52%) thinkFolio
3 6 (1.68%) Agresso
4 5 (1.40%) LatentZero
4 5 (1.40%) Front Arena
4 5 (1.40%) Markit EDM
5 4 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.84%) Academy Housing
6 3 (0.84%) assyst
6 3 (0.84%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.84%) Tesseract
6 3 (0.84%) Minerva
6 3 (0.84%) Sentinel
6 3 (0.84%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.56%) Aligne
7 2 (0.56%) Orchard Housing
7 2 (0.56%) Aareon QL
7 2 (0.56%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.56%) MIS ActiveH
7 2 (0.56%) Northgate Housing
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.28%) PaaS
4 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.08%) FTP
1 11 (3.08%) Internet
1 11 (3.08%) Firewall
2 10 (2.80%) DNS
3 6 (1.68%) SMS
4 5 (1.40%) LDAP
5 4 (1.12%) SSH
5 4 (1.12%) DHCP
5 4 (1.12%) HTTP
5 4 (1.12%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.12%) VPN
6 3 (0.84%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.84%) Intranet
7 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.28%) Network Security
7 1 (0.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (26.89%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.32%) Relational Database
3 15 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (3.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (2.52%) Crystal Reports
6 7 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.68%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.68%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.40%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.40%) DB2
9 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (0.84%) Data Mart
9 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.56%) MySQL
10 2 (0.56%) OLAP
10 2 (0.56%) Star Schema
10 2 (0.56%) DTS
Development Applications
1 16 (4.48%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.92%) Subversion
3 10 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.96%) JIRA
5 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 6 (1.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (1.12%) TestDirector
7 3 (0.84%) Ant
7 3 (0.84%) Maven
8 2 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.56%) MSI
9 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.28%) Toad
9 1 (0.28%) PVCS
9 1 (0.28%) WiX
General
1 109 (30.53%) Finance
2 71 (19.89%) Banking
3 66 (18.49%) Front Office
4 31 (8.68%) Back Office
5 27 (7.56%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.80%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.52%) Marketing
8 8 (2.24%) Legal
9 6 (1.68%) Advertising
9 6 (1.68%) German Language
10 5 (1.40%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.40%) Financial Institution
11 4 (1.12%) Electronics
11 4 (1.12%) Retail
12 3 (0.84%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.28%) Automotive
13 1 (0.28%) Law
13 1 (0.28%) Local Government
13 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (14.01%) .NET
2 30 (8.40%) XML
3 20 (5.60%) ASP.NET
4 15 (4.20%) FIX Protocol
5 11 (3.08%) HTML
6 9 (2.52%) Web Services
6 9 (2.52%) XSLT
6 9 (2.52%) CGI
6 9 (2.52%) jQuery
7 7 (1.96%) Middleware
7 7 (1.96%) J2EE
8 6 (1.68%) WCF
9 5 (1.40%) CSS
10 4 (1.12%) Classic ASP
10 4 (1.12%) EDI
10 4 (1.12%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.84%) NHibernate
11 3 (0.84%) Spring
11 3 (0.84%) LINQ
11 3 (0.84%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.32%) Fixed Income
2 34 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (8.40%) Equities
4 23 (6.44%) Derivative
4 23 (6.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 18 (5.04%) NHS
6 10 (2.80%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.52%) iSeries
8 8 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (2.24%) Equity Derivative
9 7 (1.96%) AS400
9 7 (1.96%) SWIFT
10 6 (1.68%) Hedge funds
11 4 (1.12%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.12%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.12%) DTV
11 4 (1.12%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.84%) EFT
12 3 (0.84%) Cryptography
12 3 (0.84%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 115 (32.21%) Windows
2 99 (27.73%) UNIX
3 55 (15.41%) Linux
4 22 (6.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.96%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.96%) AIX
7 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (1.12%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (1.12%) OS/400
9 3 (0.84%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.56%) CentOS
10 2 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.56%) Solaris
10 2 (0.56%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.28%) Android
11 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (21.29%) ITIL
2 26 (7.28%) Service Management
3 24 (6.72%) Incident Management
4 19 (5.32%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 16 (4.48%) Asset Management
7 15 (4.20%) Change Management
7 15 (4.20%) CRM
7 15 (4.20%) Investment Management
8 12 (3.36%) Migration
8 12 (3.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (3.08%) Project Management
9 11 (3.08%) Change Control
10 10 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (2.80%) ITSM
10 10 (2.80%) Electronic Trading
11 9 (2.52%) Release Management
11 9 (2.52%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (2.52%) Data Analysis
11 9 (2.52%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 211 (59.10%) SQL
2 43 (12.04%) C#
3 37 (10.36%) Perl
4 36 (10.08%) Python
5 34 (9.52%) Java
6 31 (8.68%) T-SQL
7 30 (8.40%) Shell Script
8 21 (5.88%) JavaScript
8 21 (5.88%) PowerShell
9 15 (4.20%) VBScript
10 14 (3.92%) Korn
10 14 (3.92%) VBA
11 12 (3.36%) PL/SQL
12 11 (3.08%) C++
12 11 (3.08%) VB
13 10 (2.80%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.68%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.40%) ActionScript
15 5 (1.40%) COBOL
15 5 (1.40%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 31 (8.68%) Degree
2 9 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (2.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 7 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.96%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.56%) CCA
6 2 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.28%) MCP
7 1 (0.28%) MCSE
7 1 (0.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.04%) SLA
2 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 13 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.84%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.56%) XenApp
3 2 (0.56%) vSphere
3 2 (0.56%) UAG
4 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (1.68%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.12%) Control-M
3 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.56%) Puppet
4 1 (0.28%) WMI
4 1 (0.28%) SCCM
4 1 (0.28%) OpenView
4 1 (0.28%) MOM
Vendors
1 74 (20.73%) Oracle
2 57 (15.97%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.64%) IBM
3 13 (3.64%) Bloomberg
4 12 (3.36%) Charles River
5 11 (3.08%) Cognos
6 10 (2.80%) SAP
7 8 (2.24%) Fidessa
8 7 (1.96%) Sitecore
9 6 (1.68%) Murex
9 6 (1.68%) Sybase
9 6 (1.68%) VMware
10 5 (1.40%) Red Hat
10 5 (1.40%) Reuters
10 5 (1.40%) Sun
10 5 (1.40%) SunGard
10 5 (1.40%) Citrix
11 4 (1.12%) ION Trading
11 4 (1.12%) Akamai
11 4 (1.12%) ForgeRock
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