The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Support Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Support Analyst
Rank 599 582 587
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Software Support Analyst 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.002% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
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£225 - £225
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 - £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £265 - £245
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 - £225
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 -

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
52060 49526 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.09% 92.75% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31607 29426 30210
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2009 2143 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Software Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Software Support Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Software Support Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Software Support Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Software Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Software Support Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Software 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 Software Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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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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 -12 3 £225 - 7
East of England - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £275 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £275 - 1
London - 1 £175 - 2
East Midlands - 1 £275 - 1
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
City of London - - - - 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Wakefield - - - - 1
Wetherby - - - -
Woking - - - -
Yeovil - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -

Software Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Support Analyst in their job title.

1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Electronics
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (20.00%) Games
3 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (20.00%) C
3 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (20.00%) Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Informatics
3 1 (20.00%) CMDB
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (20.00%) DTV
3 1 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET

Software Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Software 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 Software Support Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Games
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
1 1 (20.00%) DTV
1 1 (20.00%) Informatics
1 1 (20.00%) CMDB
1 1 (20.00%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (20.00%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft