Period
to 20 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Support Analyst was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 20 March 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 32 32
Rank change year-on-year +11 0 0
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.72% 1.42% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.80% 1.46% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Chester median daily rate £275 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.03% - -
Cheshire median daily rate £250 £420 £145
% change year-on-year -40.48% +189.66% -44.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 - £20.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Contract vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 143 206 193
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.28% 97.17% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 154 158
Chester median daily rate £320 £350 £371
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -5.72% -4.19%
10th Percentile £135 £206 £171
90th Percentile £575 £475 £481
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 18
Chester median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -14.24% -6.71%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.30 £12.65
90th Percentile £21.25 £35.25 £35.33
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -24.32% +8.82%

Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Analyst in Chester

Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Analyst in Chester

Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Analyst in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 20 March 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 Chester region featuring Support Analyst in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (25.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Server Building
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange

Support Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Server Building
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) EMC