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 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support Analyst
Rank 403 414 350
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -64
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Analyst 183 146 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.30% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.32% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 89 137
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £188 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.75 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.57% +33.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £16.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £32.00 £18.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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
47113 45619 41438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.43% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28736 27090 23781
Average daily rate £400 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £230 £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 1785 1896 2209
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 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 6 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 6 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 +8 165 £423 +12.66% 91
London +35 109 £450 +20.00% 43
City of London +24 32 £475 +5.55% 14
South East -19 18 £388 +39.63% 20
Scotland 0 15 £325 +71.05% 2
Yorkshire +4 13 £235 +13.25% 7
East of England +20 12 £238 -13.63% 6
West Yorkshire - 7 £260 - 3
North West -22 6 £278 -46.53% 5
Edinburgh - 6 £450 -
South Yorkshire -3 5 £225 +23.28% 2
Manchester -14 5 £278 -46.53% 1
Leeds - 5 £245 - 3
Oxfordshire - 5 £298 - 3
East Midlands +2 4 £250 +177.77% 3
Hertfordshire - 4 - - 5
West Lothian +2 3 £325 +71.05%
Cardiff +2 3 £425 +6.25% 1
Livingston 0 3 £325 +71.05%
Bedfordshire 0 3 £300 +20.00%
Nottingham -4 3 - - 2
South Wales -4 3 £425 +3.03% 1
Nottinghamshire -7 3 - - 3
Wales -9 3 £425 +3.03% 1
West Sussex -17 3 £313 -
West Midlands - 3 £235 - 1
Crawley - 3 £313 -
Suffolk +4 2 £200 -
Sheffield -1 2 - - 2
Norfolk -2 2 £213 -15.00%

Applications Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 222 (60.99%) SQL
2 126 (34.62%) Windows
3 119 (32.69%) UNIX
4 112 (30.77%) Finance
5 93 (25.55%) Oracle
6 87 (23.90%) SQL Server
7 79 (21.70%) ITIL
8 75 (20.60%) Front Office
9 72 (19.78%) Banking
10 65 (17.86%) Linux
11 56 (15.38%) Microsoft
12 42 (11.54%) Perl
12 42 (11.54%) .NET
13 38 (10.44%) Fixed Income
14 37 (10.16%) Java
14 37 (10.16%) Shell Script
15 35 (9.62%) MS Excel
15 35 (9.62%) Investment Banking
16 34 (9.34%) Degree
16 34 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
17 32 (8.79%) Back Office
17 32 (8.79%) Python
18 30 (8.24%) C#
19 29 (7.97%) Equities
20 28 (7.69%) Service Management
20 28 (7.69%) MS Office
21 26 (7.14%) IIS
21 26 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
22 25 (6.87%) PowerShell
23 24 (6.59%) Problem Management

Applications Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 26 (7.14%) IIS
2 11 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.75%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.92%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.10%) JBoss
5 4 (1.10%) Apache
6 3 (0.82%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.55%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.27%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPEL
8 1 (0.27%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.27%) CMS
8 1 (0.27%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 35 (9.62%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (0.55%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.27%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 8 (2.20%) thinkFolio
1 8 (2.20%) Markit EDM
1 8 (2.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.37%) ION MarketView
3 4 (1.10%) Agresso
3 4 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.82%) CODA-Financials
5 2 (0.55%) Endur
5 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.55%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.55%) assyst
5 2 (0.55%) Aligne
5 2 (0.55%) ZaiNet
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.27%) CA PPM
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Utilities
6 1 (0.27%) Bloomberg TOMS
6 1 (0.27%) JDE World
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.27%) SaaS
3 1 (0.27%) PaaS
3 1 (0.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.12%) FTP
2 13 (3.57%) Firewall
3 11 (3.02%) DNS
4 7 (1.92%) SSH
4 7 (1.92%) VPN
5 6 (1.65%) SMS
6 5 (1.37%) DHCP
6 5 (1.37%) SSL
6 5 (1.37%) Internet
7 4 (1.10%) HTTP
7 4 (1.10%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.10%) LDAP
8 3 (0.82%) Intranet
8 3 (0.82%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.27%) Network Security
9 1 (0.27%) PuTTY
9 1 (0.27%) LAN
9 1 (0.27%) WAN
9 1 (0.27%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (23.90%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.04%) Relational Database
3 19 (5.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (3.30%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.65%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (1.37%) MySQL
7 5 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.10%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.10%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.82%) DB2
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.55%) OLAP
10 2 (0.55%) Data Mart
10 2 (0.55%) Big Data
10 2 (0.55%) MarkLogic
11 1 (0.27%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 15 (4.12%) JIRA
2 14 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (2.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 10 (2.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 9 (2.47%) Subversion
5 7 (1.92%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.82%) Ant
6 3 (0.82%) Maven
7 2 (0.55%) Serena SBM
7 2 (0.55%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.55%) Toad
7 2 (0.55%) TestDirector
7 2 (0.55%) MSI
7 2 (0.55%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.27%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.27%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.27%) Introscope
8 1 (0.27%) PVCS
8 1 (0.27%) WiX
General
1 112 (30.77%) Finance
2 75 (20.60%) Front Office
3 72 (19.78%) Banking
4 35 (9.62%) Investment Banking
5 32 (8.79%) Back Office
6 10 (2.75%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.65%) Marketing
7 6 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.65%) Legal
8 4 (1.10%) Electronics
8 4 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.10%) Advertising
8 4 (1.10%) Retail
9 2 (0.55%) General Ledger
9 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (11.54%) .NET
2 21 (5.77%) XML
3 16 (4.40%) FIX Protocol
4 15 (4.12%) HTML
5 12 (3.30%) ASP.NET
6 10 (2.75%) CGI
6 10 (2.75%) Middleware
6 10 (2.75%) jQuery
7 9 (2.47%) XSLT
7 9 (2.47%) CSS
8 8 (2.20%) J2EE
9 5 (1.37%) Web Services
10 4 (1.10%) EDI
10 4 (1.10%) Spring
11 3 (0.82%) Rendezvous
12 2 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
13 1 (0.27%) Hibernate
13 1 (0.27%) Ajax
13 1 (0.27%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.27%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.44%) Fixed Income
2 34 (9.34%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (7.97%) Equities
4 24 (6.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 23 (6.32%) Derivative
6 18 (4.95%) NHS
7 10 (2.75%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.20%) Equity Derivative
10 6 (1.65%) SWIFT
10 6 (1.65%) iSeries
10 6 (1.65%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.10%) Credit Derivative
11 4 (1.10%) DTV
11 4 (1.10%) EFT
11 4 (1.10%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.82%) Smart Meter
12 3 (0.82%) Mathematics
12 3 (0.82%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 126 (34.62%) Windows
2 119 (32.69%) UNIX
3 65 (17.86%) Linux
4 26 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (2.75%) AIX
5 10 (2.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (1.92%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
8 4 (1.10%) Apple iOS
8 4 (1.10%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.82%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.55%) OS/400
10 2 (0.55%) Solaris
11 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.27%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.27%) Android
11 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (21.70%) ITIL
2 28 (7.69%) Service Management
3 24 (6.59%) Problem Management
4 22 (6.04%) Change Control
5 18 (4.95%) Service Delivery
5 18 (4.95%) Change Management
5 18 (4.95%) Migration
6 17 (4.67%) Incident Management
7 15 (4.12%) Investment Management
8 13 (3.57%) Release Management
9 12 (3.30%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (3.30%) CRM
10 11 (3.02%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (3.02%) Business Continuity
10 11 (3.02%) Asset Management
10 11 (3.02%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (3.02%) Electronic Trading
11 10 (2.75%) Data Analysis
11 10 (2.75%) ITSM
11 10 (2.75%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 222 (60.99%) SQL
2 42 (11.54%) Perl
3 37 (10.16%) Shell Script
3 37 (10.16%) Java
4 32 (8.79%) Python
5 30 (8.24%) C#
6 25 (6.87%) PowerShell
7 24 (6.59%) T-SQL
8 20 (5.49%) JavaScript
8 20 (5.49%) Korn
9 17 (4.67%) PL/SQL
10 15 (4.12%) VBA
11 13 (3.57%) C++
12 12 (3.30%) Bash Shell
13 8 (2.20%) VBScript
13 8 (2.20%) VB
14 6 (1.65%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.37%) ActionScript
15 5 (1.37%) ActionScript 2.0
16 3 (0.82%) C
Qualifications
1 34 (9.34%) Degree
2 10 (2.75%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.20%) VCP4
3 8 (2.20%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (0.55%) CCA
6 2 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.27%) MCP
7 1 (0.27%) MCSE
7 1 (0.27%) MCSA
7 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.40%) SLA
2 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.55%) COBIT
3 1 (0.27%) QA
3 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 18 (4.95%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.55%) XenApp
3 2 (0.55%) vSphere
3 2 (0.55%) UAG
3 2 (0.55%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (1.65%) Control-M
1 6 (1.65%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (1.10%) SCCM
3 2 (0.55%) SCOM
3 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.27%) Foglight
4 1 (0.27%) WMI
4 1 (0.27%) OpenView
4 1 (0.27%) MOM
Vendors
1 93 (25.55%) Oracle
2 56 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 15 (4.12%) Bloomberg
4 14 (3.85%) Sybase
5 12 (3.30%) Charles River
6 9 (2.47%) SAP
7 8 (2.20%) IBM
8 7 (1.92%) Murex
8 7 (1.92%) Business Objects
9 6 (1.65%) Sun
9 6 (1.65%) Citrix
9 6 (1.65%) ION Trading
9 6 (1.65%) Reuters
10 5 (1.37%) Fidessa
10 5 (1.37%) Cognos
10 5 (1.37%) VMware
10 5 (1.37%) HP
10 5 (1.37%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.10%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.10%) Tradeweb
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