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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Support Analyst
Rank 440 414 398
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Analyst 170 172 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.35% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 112 92
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£350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £181 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+22.54% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 8
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.75 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.30% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £16.00 £18.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £20.45 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -22.22%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 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
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 22 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 -15 150 £350 +7.69% 78
London +13 105 £350 -2.09% 34
City of London +5 24 £350 -12.50% 8
South East -14 18 £250 +7.52% 16
Scotland -13 12 £280 - 5
Wales +10 8 £425 +3.03% 1
South Wales +7 8 £425 +3.03% 1
Cardiff +16 7 £425 +3.03%
East of England +7 7 £250 -23.07% 9
West Midlands -8 6 £330 +12.34% 5
Yorkshire -21 6 £225 -11.76% 6
Brighton - 6 - - 1
East Sussex - 6 - - 1
Surrey +5 5 £356 +20.76% 2
East Midlands -8 4 - - 3
Glasgow -17 4 £310 +10.71% 3
Edinburgh - 4 £400 - 2
Bedfordshire +8 3 £250 - 1
Aberdeen +6 3 £200 -
Essex +2 3 - - 2
South Yorkshire -10 3 £223 +23.61% 1
West Yorkshire -13 3 £225 -18.18% 4
Leeds -16 3 £225 -18.18% 3
North West -20 3 £275 -
Chelmsford - 3 - -
Oxfordshire - 3 £220 - 2
Coventry +4 2 £330 +32.00% 2
Sheffield -7 2 £220 +25.71% 1
Cheshire -10 2 £225 -
Croydon - 2 £250 -

Applications Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 213 (59.00%) SQL
2 115 (31.86%) Windows
3 113 (31.30%) Finance
4 104 (28.81%) UNIX
5 92 (25.48%) SQL Server
6 80 (22.16%) ITIL
7 76 (21.05%) Banking
8 70 (19.39%) Oracle
9 69 (19.11%) Front Office
10 61 (16.90%) Linux
11 51 (14.13%) .NET
12 50 (13.85%) Microsoft
13 47 (13.02%) Fixed Income
14 45 (12.47%) C#
15 44 (12.19%) Perl
16 43 (11.91%) Python
16 43 (11.91%) IIS
17 35 (9.70%) Java
18 34 (9.42%) Investment Banking
19 33 (9.14%) XML
19 33 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
20 32 (8.86%) Back Office
21 30 (8.31%) Equities
21 30 (8.31%) Degree
22 29 (8.03%) T-SQL
23 28 (7.76%) Shell Script
23 28 (7.76%) Service Management
24 26 (7.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
24 26 (7.20%) MS Excel
25 25 (6.93%) Incident Management

Applications Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 43 (11.91%) IIS
2 16 (4.43%) SharePoint
3 11 (3.05%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.77%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.49%) Apache
6 5 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.11%) JBoss
7 4 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (1.11%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (0.83%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.83%) CMS
8 3 (0.83%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
Applications
1 26 (7.20%) MS Excel
2 15 (4.16%) MS Office
3 4 (1.11%) MS Project
4 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.55%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (2.49%) thinkFolio
2 8 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.66%) Agresso
4 5 (1.39%) LatentZero
4 5 (1.39%) Front Arena
5 4 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (1.11%) ION MarketView
5 4 (1.11%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.83%) OPENHousing
6 3 (0.83%) Academy Housing
6 3 (0.83%) assyst
6 3 (0.83%) Tesseract
6 3 (0.83%) Minerva
6 3 (0.83%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.55%) Endur
7 2 (0.55%) arcHouse
7 2 (0.55%) ZaiNet
7 2 (0.55%) Aligne
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.11%) 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 12 (3.32%) DNS
1 12 (3.32%) Internet
2 11 (3.05%) Firewall
3 9 (2.49%) FTP
4 8 (2.22%) LDAP
5 6 (1.66%) SMS
6 5 (1.39%) DHCP
6 5 (1.39%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.11%) Intranet
8 3 (0.83%) BIG-IP
9 2 (0.55%) VPN
9 2 (0.55%) HTTP
9 2 (0.55%) Extranet
9 2 (0.55%) SSH
10 1 (0.28%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (25.48%) SQL Server
2 20 (5.54%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (2.49%) Crystal Reports
7 6 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.66%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (1.39%) DB2
9 4 (1.11%) MySQL
10 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.83%) Data Mart
10 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.83%) DTS
10 3 (0.83%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.55%) OLAP
11 2 (0.55%) Star Schema
11 2 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (4.43%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.88%) Subversion
3 5 (1.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.11%) TestDirector
5 3 (0.83%) Maven
5 3 (0.83%) Introscope
5 3 (0.83%) Ant
6 2 (0.55%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.55%) MSI
6 2 (0.55%) JIRA
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.28%) WiX
7 1 (0.28%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.28%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.28%) Toad
7 1 (0.28%) PVCS
7 1 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 113 (31.30%) Finance
2 76 (21.05%) Banking
3 69 (19.11%) Front Office
4 34 (9.42%) Investment Banking
5 32 (8.86%) Back Office
6 9 (2.49%) Marketing
6 9 (2.49%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.22%) Legal
8 7 (1.94%) Advertising
9 6 (1.66%) Financial Institution
9 6 (1.66%) Retail
9 6 (1.66%) German Language
10 5 (1.39%) Telecoms
11 4 (1.11%) Electronics
12 3 (0.83%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
14 1 (0.28%) Local Government
14 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.28%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (14.13%) .NET
2 33 (9.14%) XML
3 21 (5.82%) ASP.NET
4 17 (4.71%) FIX Protocol
5 10 (2.77%) WCF
6 9 (2.49%) CGI
6 9 (2.49%) XSLT
6 9 (2.49%) Web Services
7 8 (2.22%) J2EE
7 8 (2.22%) Middleware
8 7 (1.94%) HTML
9 5 (1.39%) jQuery
9 5 (1.39%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.11%) Classic ASP
10 4 (1.11%) Entity Framework
11 3 (0.83%) ASP.NET Web API
11 3 (0.83%) AutoMapper
11 3 (0.83%) StructureMap
11 3 (0.83%) LINQ
11 3 (0.83%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.02%) Fixed Income
2 33 (9.14%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (8.31%) Equities
4 26 (7.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 20 (5.54%) Derivative
6 17 (4.71%) NHS
7 11 (3.05%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.49%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.49%) iSeries
9 8 (2.22%) Equity Derivative
10 7 (1.94%) Hedge funds
10 7 (1.94%) SWIFT
10 7 (1.94%) AS400
11 5 (1.39%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.11%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.11%) DTV
12 4 (1.11%) Mobile App
13 3 (0.83%) Data Integration
13 3 (0.83%) Cryptography
14 2 (0.55%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 115 (31.86%) Windows
2 104 (28.81%) UNIX
3 61 (16.90%) Linux
4 17 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (1.94%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.39%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.11%) Solaris
9 4 (1.11%) OS/400
9 4 (1.11%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.83%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.83%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.83%) AIX
11 2 (0.55%) CentOS
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.28%) Android
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (22.16%) ITIL
2 28 (7.76%) Service Management
3 25 (6.93%) Incident Management
4 19 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (4.71%) Change Management
6 15 (4.16%) Investment Management
6 15 (4.16%) Problem Management
7 14 (3.88%) Electronic Trading
7 14 (3.88%) Asset Management
8 13 (3.60%) Project Management
9 12 (3.32%) CRM
9 12 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (3.32%) Release Management
10 10 (2.77%) ITSM
10 10 (2.77%) Data Analysis
10 10 (2.77%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (2.77%) Change Control
10 10 (2.77%) Low Latency
11 9 (2.49%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (2.49%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 213 (59.00%) SQL
2 45 (12.47%) C#
3 44 (12.19%) Perl
4 43 (11.91%) Python
5 35 (9.70%) Java
6 29 (8.03%) T-SQL
7 28 (7.76%) Shell Script
8 21 (5.82%) PowerShell
9 17 (4.71%) JavaScript
10 15 (4.16%) VBScript
11 14 (3.88%) PL/SQL
11 14 (3.88%) VBA
12 12 (3.32%) VB
13 11 (3.05%) Korn
13 11 (3.05%) C++
14 7 (1.94%) VB.NET
15 6 (1.66%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.39%) COBOL
17 4 (1.11%) RPG
18 3 (0.83%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 30 (8.31%) Degree
2 10 (2.77%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (2.22%) SC Cleared
3 8 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.55%) CCA
5 2 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.28%) MCP
6 1 (0.28%) MCSE
6 1 (0.28%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.71%) SLA
2 2 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 13 (3.60%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.83%) Terminal Services
3 2 (0.55%) XenApp
3 2 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.55%) UAG
3 2 (0.55%) vSphere
4 1 (0.28%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.28%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (2.49%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (1.39%) Control-M
3 3 (0.83%) BladeLogic
3 3 (0.83%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.55%) Puppet
5 1 (0.28%) SCCM
5 1 (0.28%) WMI
5 1 (0.28%) MOM
5 1 (0.28%) OpenView
Vendors
1 70 (19.39%) Oracle
2 50 (13.85%) Microsoft
3 13 (3.60%) Sybase
4 12 (3.32%) IBM
5 11 (3.05%) Bloomberg
5 11 (3.05%) Cognos
6 9 (2.49%) Charles River
7 8 (2.22%) SAP
7 8 (2.22%) Fidessa
8 7 (1.94%) Sitecore
8 7 (1.94%) VMware
8 7 (1.94%) Red Hat
9 6 (1.66%) Sun
9 6 (1.66%) Murex
9 6 (1.66%) Citrix
9 6 (1.66%) F5
10 5 (1.39%) ION Trading
10 5 (1.39%) Reuters
10 5 (1.39%) SunGard
11 4 (1.11%) Akamai
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