The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Applications Support Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Support Analyst
Rank 509 422 425
Rank change year-on-year
-87 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Analyst 147 243 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.45% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 160 129
Median daily rate £295 £326 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.57% +5.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £205 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £243 £328 £250
% change year-on-year
-25.95% +31.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 23
Median hourly rate £31.00 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £17.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.62 £44.00 £32.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £30.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +118.18%

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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Applications Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Applications Support Analyst in the job title.

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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -69 143 £290 -10.76% 84
London -52 60 £390 +20.00% 29
South East +29 30 £225 - 16
City of London +1 18 £435 +2.35% 14
East of England -1 17 £265 -24.21% 9
South West +10 10 £325 -10.95% 7
Essex -6 10 £270 -28.00%
Yorkshire -12 9 £225 -41.93% 4
Hampshire - 8 £290 - 2
West Yorkshire +7 7 £238 -7.31% 3
North West -4 7 £315 +14.54% 7
Buckinghamshire - 7 £200 -
Milton Keynes - 7 £200 -
Kent - 6 £179 - 2
West Sussex +2 5 £300 -8.39% 4
Manchester -5 5 £243 +142.50% 2
East Midlands -11 5 £200 -33.33% 2
West Midlands -24 5 - - 7
Horsham - 5 £300 - 2
Leeds -2 4 £238 -7.31% 2
Northampton -6 4 £200 -33.33%
Northamptonshire -7 4 £200 -33.33%
Hertfordshire - 4 £225 - 2
Cambridgeshire +22 3 £305 +10.90% 2
Bristol -2 3 £281 -25.00% 3
Southampton - 3 £233 -
Watford - 3 £225 -
Cambridge - 3 £305 - 2
Scotland +1 2 - - 5
Colchester -1 2 £288 -

Applications Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Applications Support Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Applications Support Analyst in the job title.

1 146 (50.00%) SQL
2 98 (33.56%) ITIL
3 85 (29.11%) Finance
4 72 (24.66%) Oracle
5 62 (21.23%) Linux
6 57 (19.52%) Java
7 55 (18.84%) SQL Server
7 55 (18.84%) Windows
8 53 (18.15%) Unix
9 35 (11.99%) Microsoft
9 35 (11.99%) Banking
10 29 (9.93%) IIS
10 29 (9.93%) .NET
11 27 (9.25%) CRM
12 26 (8.90%) Tomcat
13 25 (8.56%) SLA
14 23 (7.88%) Python
15 22 (7.53%) MS Excel
15 22 (7.53%) SharePoint
15 22 (7.53%) XML
15 22 (7.53%) PL/SQL
15 22 (7.53%) Oracle Database
16 21 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
16 21 (7.19%) Problem Management
17 20 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
17 20 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 20 (6.85%) Windows Server
18 16 (5.48%) T-SQL
18 16 (5.48%) Perl
18 16 (5.48%) Apache

Applications Support Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (9.93%) IIS
2 26 (8.90%) Tomcat
3 22 (7.53%) SharePoint
4 16 (5.48%) Apache
5 10 (3.42%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (3.08%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.71%) JBoss
7 5 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.37%) CMS
8 4 (1.37%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.03%) Documentum
9 3 (1.03%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.68%) Alfresco
10 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.34%) Mule
Applications
1 22 (7.53%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.45%) MS Office
3 4 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.68%) CATIA
4 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 11 (3.77%) Markit EDM
2 6 (2.05%) CSG Singleview
2 6 (2.05%) Northgate Housing
2 6 (2.05%) Orchard Housing
3 4 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.37%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.37%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.68%) Exstream
4 2 (0.68%) Oracle CRM
4 2 (0.68%) RMDS
4 2 (0.68%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.34%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.34%) Maximo
5 1 (0.34%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.34%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.34%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.68%) Office 365
2 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.34%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.34%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.74%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.40%) Firewall
3 5 (1.71%) DNS
3 5 (1.71%) Multicast
4 4 (1.37%) DHCP
4 4 (1.37%) FTP
5 2 (0.68%) Intranet
5 2 (0.68%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.34%) HTTP
6 1 (0.34%) Internet
6 1 (0.34%) LAN
6 1 (0.34%) Network Security
6 1 (0.34%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (18.84%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.53%) Oracle Database
3 20 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.08%) MS Access
5 7 (2.40%) SAP BI
6 6 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (2.05%) QlikView
6 6 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (1.71%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (1.37%) GIS
8 4 (1.37%) MySQL
8 4 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.03%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (3.42%) JIRA
2 9 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (2.74%) Log4j
4 4 (1.37%) ClearCase
4 4 (1.37%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.03%) JUnit
5 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.03%) Toad
6 2 (0.68%) MSI
7 1 (0.34%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio
General
1 85 (29.11%) Finance
2 35 (11.99%) Banking
3 16 (5.48%) Front Office
3 16 (5.48%) Retail
4 13 (4.45%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.08%) Law
6 6 (2.05%) Back Office
6 6 (2.05%) Billing
6 6 (2.05%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.71%) Legal
8 4 (1.37%) French Language
9 3 (1.03%) Automotive
9 3 (1.03%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (1.03%) Spanish Language
9 3 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.68%) Advertising
10 2 (0.68%) German Language
10 2 (0.68%) Local Government
11 1 (0.34%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.93%) .NET
2 22 (7.53%) XML
3 13 (4.45%) HTML
3 13 (4.45%) J2SE
4 11 (3.77%) FIX Protocol
4 11 (3.77%) XSLT
5 10 (3.42%) Spring
5 10 (3.42%) Web Services
6 9 (3.08%) .NET Framework
7 8 (2.74%) CSS
7 8 (2.74%) XML Schema
8 7 (2.40%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.05%) Apache Camel
9 6 (2.05%) J2EE
9 6 (2.05%) Rendezvous
9 6 (2.05%) REST
9 6 (2.05%) SOAP
10 5 (1.71%) Classic ASP
10 5 (1.71%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (1.37%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (4.45%) Fixed Income
4 12 (4.11%) Derivative
5 10 (3.42%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.08%) iPad
7 8 (2.74%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.40%) SWIFT
9 6 (2.05%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.71%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.71%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.03%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.03%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.03%) EPoS
11 3 (1.03%) Equities
11 3 (1.03%) NHS
11 3 (1.03%) PACS
12 2 (0.68%) Equity Derivative
12 2 (0.68%) Statistics
12 2 (0.68%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 62 (21.23%) Linux
2 55 (18.84%) Windows
3 53 (18.15%) Unix
4 20 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (6.85%) Windows Server
5 9 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.37%) Solaris
8 3 (1.03%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.68%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.34%) Android
10 1 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.34%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (33.56%) ITIL
2 27 (9.25%) CRM
3 21 (7.19%) Problem Management
4 15 (5.14%) Change Management
5 13 (4.45%) Release Management
5 13 (4.45%) Service Delivery
6 12 (4.11%) Incident Management
6 12 (4.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 11 (3.77%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (3.77%) Migration
7 11 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (3.77%) Workflow
8 10 (3.42%) Business Analysis
8 10 (3.42%) Change Control
8 10 (3.42%) Document Management
9 9 (3.08%) Asset Management
9 9 (3.08%) ERP
9 9 (3.08%) ITIL V3
10 8 (2.74%) Electronic Trading
10 8 (2.74%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 146 (50.00%) SQL
2 57 (19.52%) Java
3 23 (7.88%) Python
4 22 (7.53%) PL/SQL
5 16 (5.48%) Perl
5 16 (5.48%) T-SQL
6 14 (4.79%) VBA
7 12 (4.11%) Bash Shell
7 12 (4.11%) Shell Script
8 9 (3.08%) C++
8 9 (3.08%) PHP
8 9 (3.08%) VB.NET
9 8 (2.74%) C
9 8 (2.74%) C#
9 8 (2.74%) VB
10 7 (2.40%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.03%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.68%) COBOL
12 2 (0.68%) Groovy
12 2 (0.68%) RPG
Qualifications
1 14 (4.79%) Degree
2 10 (3.42%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (2.74%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.37%) MCP
6 1 (0.34%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (8.56%) SLA
2 9 (3.08%) QA
3 4 (1.37%) HL7
3 4 (1.37%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.34%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.37%) Terminal Services
2 4 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.34%) Firmware
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (5.48%) Control-M
2 7 (2.40%) ITRS Geneos
3 4 (1.37%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.03%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (0.68%) Cacti
5 2 (0.68%) Dollar Universe
5 2 (0.68%) Opsview
6 1 (0.34%) Nagios
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.34%) SCCM
6 1 (0.34%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 72 (24.66%) Oracle
2 35 (11.99%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.79%) Remedy
4 13 (4.45%) IBM
5 12 (4.11%) Red Hat
5 12 (4.11%) SAP
6 11 (3.77%) Citrix
6 11 (3.77%) Sybase
7 9 (3.08%) Civica
8 6 (2.05%) Cognos
8 6 (2.05%) Northgate
8 6 (2.05%) Orchard
8 6 (2.05%) PeopleSoft
8 6 (2.05%) Splunk
8 6 (2.05%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.71%) Fidessa
9 5 (1.71%) VMware
10 4 (1.37%) hybris
10 4 (1.37%) ION Trading
10 4 (1.37%) Sun
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