The table below looks at the statistics for the Production 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 Production Support Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Production Support Analyst
Rank 618 611 568
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Production Support Analyst 6 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.010% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.010% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 9
Average daily rate £430 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Production Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Production Support Analyst in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Production Support Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Production Support Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Production Support Analyst within the UK.

Production Support Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Production Support Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Production Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Production Support Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Production Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Production Support Analyst within the UK.

Production Support Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Production Support Analyst
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Production Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -29 6 £430 -4.44% 3
London +3 3 £458 +1.66% 2
South East - 3 £430 -
Kent - 2 £430 -
Surrey - 2 £430 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £365 -
Reading - 1 £370 -
Berkshire - 1 £370 -
Sussex - 1 £430 -
West Sussex - 1 £430 -

Production Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Production 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 Production Support Analyst in their job title.

1 21 (63.64%) SQL
2 19 (57.58%) Finance
3 12 (36.36%) Oracle
3 12 (36.36%) Linux
4 11 (33.33%) Banking
5 9 (27.27%) Unix
5 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 8 (24.24%) Windows
6 8 (24.24%) Python
6 8 (24.24%) Investment Banking
7 7 (21.21%) .NET
7 7 (21.21%) DB2
7 7 (21.21%) Perl
8 6 (18.18%) Sybase
8 6 (18.18%) Front Office
8 6 (18.18%) Shell Script
9 5 (15.15%) PL/SQL
9 5 (15.15%) Java
9 5 (15.15%) ITIL
9 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (15.15%) Derivative
9 5 (15.15%) Problem Management
9 5 (15.15%) Electronic Trading
9 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
10 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (12.12%) SWIFT
10 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
10 4 (12.12%) Advertising
10 4 (12.12%) XML
10 4 (12.12%) MS Excel

Production Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Production 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 Production Support Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.03%) FileNet
2 1 (3.03%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
1 4 (12.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) ION MarketView
2 1 (3.03%) Adaptiv
2 1 (3.03%) SimCorp Dimension
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.21%) DB2
3 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.06%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (3.03%) DataStage
5 1 (3.03%) DTS
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (3.03%) OLTP
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Forms
General
1 19 (57.58%) Finance
2 11 (33.33%) Banking
3 8 (24.24%) Investment Banking
4 6 (18.18%) Front Office
5 4 (12.12%) Advertising
6 1 (3.03%) Back Office
6 1 (3.03%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.21%) .NET
2 4 (12.12%) XML
3 3 (9.09%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (6.06%) Web Services
5 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.03%) Entity Framework
5 1 (3.03%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.03%) HTML
5 1 (3.03%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (3.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Derivative
2 4 (12.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (12.12%) SWIFT
3 3 (9.09%) Credit Derivative
3 3 (9.09%) Equities
4 2 (6.06%) Credit Risk
5 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) Fixed Income
5 1 (3.03%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 12 (36.36%) Linux
2 9 (27.27%) Unix
3 8 (24.24%) Windows
4 2 (6.06%) AIX
4 2 (6.06%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (15.15%) Electronic Trading
1 5 (15.15%) ITIL
1 5 (15.15%) Problem Management
2 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
2 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
2 4 (12.12%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.09%) Analytics
3 3 (9.09%) Business Analytics
3 3 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (9.09%) Contact Management
3 3 (9.09%) Data Analysis
3 3 (9.09%) Workflow
3 3 (9.09%) Workflow Management
4 2 (6.06%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.06%) Low Latency
4 2 (6.06%) Release Management
4 2 (6.06%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.03%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 21 (63.64%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) Python
3 7 (21.21%) Perl
4 6 (18.18%) Shell Script
5 5 (15.15%) Java
5 5 (15.15%) PL/SQL
6 3 (9.09%) Bash Shell
6 3 (9.09%) C#
6 3 (9.09%) C++
7 2 (6.06%) Korn
7 2 (6.06%) VB
8 1 (3.03%) AWK
8 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.03%) R
8 1 (3.03%) sed
8 1 (3.03%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Oracle
2 6 (18.18%) Sybase
3 4 (12.12%) IBM
4 3 (9.09%) ION Trading
4 3 (9.09%) Remedy
5 2 (6.06%) Bloomberg
5 2 (6.06%) Informatica
5 2 (6.06%) Splunk
6 1 (3.03%) Ab Initio
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix
6 1 (3.03%) Cognos
6 1 (3.03%) Google
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.03%) Netezza
6 1 (3.03%) Pega
6 1 (3.03%) SimCorp
6 1 (3.03%) Sun
6 1 (3.03%) SunGard
6 1 (3.03%) Tradeweb
6 1 (3.03%) Vignette