Period
to 21 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Support Analyst was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Support Analyst
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 82 80 76
Rank change year-on-year -2 -4 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 11 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.92% 0.84% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.87% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 6
Cheshire median daily rate £250 £420 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.48% +200.00% -46.15%
North West median daily rate £361 £182 £251
% change year-on-year +98.22% -27.46% -8.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 - £20.00
10th Percentile £15.75 - £19.00
90th Percentile £17.50 - £21.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.37 £14.00
% change year-on-year +0.75% +24.07% -51.72%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,134 1,269 1,164
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 96.36% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 864 815
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -3.73%
10th Percentile £261 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 69 66
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.84% +1.47%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.25 £37.75 £39.91
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £18.04 £18.00
% change year-on-year +13.64% +0.22% -16.28%

Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Support Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Support Analyst in Cheshire

Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Analyst in Cheshire

Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Analyst in Cheshire

Support Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Analyst within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 21 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +5 4 £275 -27.87% 1
Macclesfield -1 3 - - 1
Knutsford - 3 £250 -
Widnes +2 1 - -
Support Analyst
North West

Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, Support Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Support Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (36.36%) Office 365
2 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Apple
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (27.27%) DNA
3 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) Mac OS
3 3 (27.27%) Business Transformation
3 3 (27.27%) Software Deployment
3 3 (27.27%) Mobile Transformation
3 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (27.27%) OneDrive
3 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
3 3 (27.27%) Proactive Monitoring
3 3 (27.27%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
4 2 (18.18%) SLA
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL

Support Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Office 365
2 3 (27.27%) OneDrive
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (27.27%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
2 3 (27.27%) Mac OS
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (27.27%) Business Transformation
1 3 (27.27%) DNA
1 3 (27.27%) Mobile Transformation
1 3 (27.27%) Proactive Monitoring
1 3 (27.27%) Software Deployment
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Server Building
3 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
3 1 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
3 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Apple
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) ServiceNow
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) EMC