Period
to 18 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Analyst was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 72 106
Rank change year-on-year -19 +34 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 7 13 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.53% 1.05% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 1.11% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
Cheshire median daily rate £225 £221 £118
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +87.66% -62.40%
10th Percentile £208 £157 £100
90th Percentile £283 £373 £139
North West median daily rate £213 £175 £155
% change year-on-year +21.43% +12.90% -43.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.00 - £14.86
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £12.75 £13.25
% change year-on-year +17.65% -3.77% +6.00%

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 1,250 1,173 1,594
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.27% 94.52% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 817 1,149
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.62% +0.63%
10th Percentile £267 £252 £260
90th Percentile £538 £538 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 61 52
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.79% -8.04%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.26
90th Percentile £42.50 £45.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £18.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.18% +14.18% -10.71%

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 18 September 2018. 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
Warrington +1 2 £213 +32.81% 3
Runcorn - 2 - - 1
Chester -2 1 - -
Crewe -21 1 £225 - 1
Support Analyst
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2018, 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 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Office 365
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Mac OS
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) McAfee
4 1 (14.29%) Mitel
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Security
4 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Advertising
4 1 (14.29%) Migration

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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) G Suite
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Mac OS
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Security
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Process Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) McAfee
2 1 (14.29%) Mitel