The median contractor rate for a Support Analyst was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Analyst
England / East Midlands
Rank 60 76 61
Rank change year-on-year +16 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 40 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 2.68% 1.17% 1.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.78% 1.21% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 10 12
Median daily rate £165 £238 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.52% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £196 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £283 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £238 £218
% change year-on-year -21.05% +9.19%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £12.30 £45.00 £11.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.66% +302.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1441 1565 1580
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.52% 96.43% 96.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 917 862
Median daily rate £365 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 62 94
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.38 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands that featured Support Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Support Analyst in the East Midlands

Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Analyst in the East Midlands

Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Analyst in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Analyst in the East Midlands

Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Analyst in the East Midlands

Support Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Derbyshire +7 21 £145 -44.76% 1
Northamptonshire +4 11 £306 +49.39% 4
Nottinghamshire +3 6 £320 +34.73% 2
Leicestershire -4 2 £250 +53.37%
Support Analyst
England

Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Support Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region featuring Support Analyst in the job title.

1 45 (69.23%) Windows
2 30 (46.15%) SQL
3 28 (43.08%) Oracle
4 26 (40.00%) Linux
5 25 (38.46%) SQL Server
6 23 (35.38%) Unix
7 22 (33.85%) Finance
8 21 (32.31%) Manufacturing
9 20 (30.77%) PL/SQL
10 19 (29.23%) MS Office
10 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
11 17 (26.15%) Retail
12 16 (24.62%) Oracle Database
13 15 (23.08%) Relational Database
13 15 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (23.08%) Business Analysis
13 15 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (23.08%) Oracle Database 10g
13 15 (23.08%) Oracle 11i
13 15 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
14 14 (21.54%) Windows 7
15 12 (18.46%) ITIL
15 12 (18.46%) Active Directory
15 12 (18.46%) Oracle Applications
16 11 (16.92%) MS Excel
16 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (16.92%) QMS
16 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2008
17 10 (15.38%) Oracle Forms
17 10 (15.38%) .NET

Support Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 9 (13.85%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (9.23%) Oracle Workflow
3 5 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (6.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.15%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.62%) IBM Notes
5 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.08%) IIS
7 1 (1.54%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (29.23%) MS Office
2 11 (16.92%) MS Excel
3 4 (6.15%) MS Project
3 4 (6.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 15 (23.08%) Oracle 11i
2 12 (18.46%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (9.23%) Demantra
3 6 (9.23%) SnowdropKCS
4 1 (1.54%) SAP HR
4 1 (1.54%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Office 365
2 1 (1.54%) IaaS
2 1 (1.54%) PaaS
2 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) SAN
1 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
1 6 (9.23%) VPN
2 5 (7.69%) Firewall
3 4 (6.15%) LAN
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (3.08%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (3.08%) DHCP
4 2 (3.08%) DNS
4 2 (3.08%) NX-OS
4 2 (3.08%) VLAN
4 2 (3.08%) WAN
4 2 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (3.08%) Wireless
4 2 (3.08%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.54%) Internet
5 1 (1.54%) MPLS
5 1 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 16 (24.62%) Oracle Database
3 15 (23.08%) Oracle Database 10g
3 15 (23.08%) Oracle Reports
3 15 (23.08%) Relational Database
3 15 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (23.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (13.85%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (6.15%) DTS
6 4 (6.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 4 (6.15%) Star Schema
7 1 (1.54%) SAP BW
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.69%) Visual Studio
3 4 (6.15%) JDeveloper
General
1 22 (33.85%) Finance
2 21 (32.31%) Manufacturing
3 17 (26.15%) Retail
4 9 (13.85%) Publishing
5 1 (1.54%) Advertising
5 1 (1.54%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.38%) .NET
2 6 (9.23%) XML
3 5 (7.69%) WCF
3 5 (7.69%) Web Services
3 5 (7.69%) WPF
4 3 (4.62%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.54%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (69.23%) Windows
2 26 (40.00%) Linux
3 23 (35.38%) Unix
4 14 (21.54%) Windows 7
5 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (15.38%) HPUX
6 10 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (12.31%) Windows 10
7 8 (12.31%) Windows 8
8 7 (10.77%) Windows Server
9 6 (9.23%) Windows XP
10 5 (7.69%) Apple iOS
11 3 (4.62%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (1.54%) AIX
12 1 (1.54%) Gentoo
12 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Business Analysis
2 12 (18.46%) ITIL
3 11 (16.92%) QMS
4 8 (12.31%) Change Control
5 7 (10.77%) Change Management
5 7 (10.77%) Configuration Management
5 7 (10.77%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 6 (9.23%) Quality Management
6 6 (9.23%) Workflow
7 5 (7.69%) ITSM
7 5 (7.69%) Service Management
8 4 (6.15%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.15%) Document Management
8 4 (6.15%) Release Management
9 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.62%) Server Virtualisation
10 2 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (3.08%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (1.54%) Chat Support
11 1 (1.54%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.15%) SQL
2 20 (30.77%) PL/SQL
3 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.23%) C#
5 4 (6.15%) Java
5 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.15%) VBScript
6 1 (1.54%) ABAP
6 1 (1.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (6.15%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.08%) CCNA
2 2 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) MCSE
3 1 (1.54%) Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (18.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.15%) Hyper-V
2 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.15%) vSphere
2 4 (6.15%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.54%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (3.08%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (3.08%) SCCM
2 2 (3.08%) SCOM
3 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (43.08%) Oracle
2 19 (29.23%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.31%) Citrix
3 8 (12.31%) HP
4 6 (9.23%) VMware
5 4 (6.15%) Cisco
6 3 (4.62%) Lotus
6 3 (4.62%) NetApp
7 2 (3.08%) Remedy
7 2 (3.08%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.54%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (1.54%) Dell
8 1 (1.54%) Juniper
8 1 (1.54%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (1.54%) QNX
8 1 (1.54%) SAP