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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Support Analyst
Rank 619 608 583
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Software Support Analyst 7 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.008% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.008% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Average daily rate £200 £225 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £225 -
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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
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 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 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 12 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 0 7 £200 -11.11% 17
London +11 6 £200 -13.51% 3
City of London - 2 £200 - 2
South East +17 1 - - 6
Hampshire - 1 - -

Software Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (66.67%) MS Office
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Intranet
3 3 (33.33%) CRM
3 3 (33.33%) ITSM
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Blog
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (11.11%) Law
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Document Management
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
5 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange

Software Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Intranet
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Blog
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
2 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) CRM
1 3 (33.33%) ITSM
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Document Management
3 1 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Lotus