Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 19 October 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.

Application Support Analyst
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 671 552 624
Rank change year-on-year -119 +72 -143
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Analyst 187 292 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.32% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.34% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 180 180
England median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.22% -14.21%
10th Percentile £225 £215 £167
90th Percentile £538 £538 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £305
% change year-on-year - +31.15% -12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 11
England median hourly rate £23.25 £22.50 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -11.76% +15.91%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.75 £14.75
90th Percentile £29.15 £32.00 £32.40
UK median hourly rate £23.25 £22.50 £22.37
% change year-on-year +3.33% +0.60% +1.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89,239 86,745 93,502
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.88% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,417 57,531 61,537
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,823 2,548 2,999
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.82% +3.89% -

Applications Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support Analyst in England

Applications Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support Analyst in England

Applications Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support Analyst in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support Analyst in England

Applications Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support Analyst in England

Applications Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support Analyst in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Applications Support Analyst in England

Applications Support Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Support Analyst within the England region over the 6 months to 19 October 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
London -81 106 £450 - 43
North of England -5 37 £325 -1.89% 19
North West -10 23 £333 -1.48% 12
South East -10 22 £350 +7.69% 8
Yorkshire -4 12 £325 +13.04% 7
East Midlands -16 11 £319 +19.72% 6
Midlands -28 11 £319 +19.72% 10
East of England -7 7 £325 +40.54% 5
South West -30 4 £550 +103.70% 8
North East - 2 £250 -
Applications Support Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, Applications 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 England region featuring Applications Support Analyst in the job title.

1 114 (60.96%) SQL
2 77 (41.18%) Windows
3 75 (40.11%) Finance
4 55 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 49 (26.20%) SQL Server
6 45 (24.06%) ITIL
7 41 (21.93%) Unix
8 39 (20.86%) Banking
9 36 (19.25%) IIS
10 35 (18.72%) PowerShell
11 30 (16.04%) Oracle
12 29 (15.51%) Linux
13 24 (12.83%) Middleware
13 24 (12.83%) Front Office
14 23 (12.30%) .NET
15 20 (10.70%) Microsoft Office
15 20 (10.70%) Windows Server
16 16 (8.56%) Active Directory
17 14 (7.49%) Remedy
17 14 (7.49%) Java
17 14 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (7.49%) User Acceptance Testing
18 13 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
18 13 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (6.95%) Fixed Income
19 12 (6.42%) Service Management
19 12 (6.42%) Change Management
19 12 (6.42%) Regression Testing
19 12 (6.42%) SLA
19 12 (6.42%) DevOps

Applications Support Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 36 (19.25%) IIS
2 7 (3.74%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.74%) WordPress
3 6 (3.21%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.67%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 4 (2.14%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.60%) Apache
6 3 (1.60%) JBoss
6 3 (1.60%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.07%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.07%) WildFly
8 1 (0.53%) Confluence
8 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.53%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.53%) ThingWorx
8 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (10.70%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.53%) HipChat
3 1 (0.53%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (3.74%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (3.74%) thinkFolio
2 4 (2.14%) Markit EDM
3 3 (1.60%) Bloomberg AIM
3 3 (1.60%) Elite 3E
3 3 (1.60%) LatentZero
3 3 (1.60%) Line 500
3 3 (1.60%) Magento
3 3 (1.60%) Servitor
4 2 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.53%) Carpe Diem
5 1 (0.53%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.53%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.53%) Northgate Housing
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.53%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.28%) Office 365
2 3 (1.60%) SaaS
3 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.74%) TCP/IP
2 6 (3.21%) DHCP
2 6 (3.21%) DNS
2 6 (3.21%) Internet
3 3 (1.60%) SSH
3 3 (1.60%) VPN
4 2 (1.07%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (1.07%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.07%) SMS
4 2 (1.07%) SSL
5 1 (0.53%) HTTP
5 1 (0.53%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.53%) Unified Communications
5 1 (0.53%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (26.20%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.81%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.67%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (2.67%) MS Access
6 4 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.14%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.07%) MySQL
8 2 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.07%) Power BI
8 2 (1.07%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.53%) QlikView
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.60%) JIRA
1 3 (1.60%) Toad
2 1 (0.53%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.53%) FitNesse
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
General
1 75 (40.11%) Finance
2 39 (20.86%) Banking
3 24 (12.83%) Front Office
4 9 (4.81%) Retail
5 8 (4.28%) Back Office
6 6 (3.21%) Investment Banking
6 6 (3.21%) Law
7 5 (2.67%) Legal
8 4 (2.14%) Publishing
9 3 (1.60%) Automotive
10 2 (1.07%) Billing
10 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.53%) Advertising
11 1 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.53%) Games
11 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.53%) Local Government
11 1 (0.53%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.83%) Middleware
2 23 (12.30%) .NET
3 11 (5.88%) HTML
4 7 (3.74%) Web Services
5 6 (3.21%) ISPF
5 6 (3.21%) XML
6 4 (2.14%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (1.07%) CSS
7 2 (1.07%) JSP
7 2 (1.07%) LDAP
7 2 (1.07%) XML Schema
7 2 (1.07%) XSLT
8 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.53%) Ajax
8 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.53%) JSON
8 1 (0.53%) Rendezvous
8 1 (0.53%) SOAP
8 1 (0.53%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.53%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.49%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.95%) Fixed Income
3 10 (5.35%) Equities
4 8 (4.28%) Derivative
5 7 (3.74%) Reinsurance
6 4 (2.14%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.14%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.60%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.07%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.07%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.53%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.53%) Life Science
9 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.53%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (0.53%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.53%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 77 (41.18%) Windows
2 41 (21.93%) Unix
3 29 (15.51%) Linux
4 20 (10.70%) Windows Server
5 11 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.28%) zOS
7 7 (3.74%) Windows 10
7 7 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.67%) VMS
9 3 (1.60%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.53%) HPUX
11 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.53%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.06%) ITIL
2 14 (7.49%) User Acceptance Testing
3 13 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (6.95%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (6.42%) Change Management
4 12 (6.42%) DevOps
4 12 (6.42%) Regression Testing
4 12 (6.42%) Service Management
5 11 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 9 (4.81%) Investment Management
6 9 (4.81%) Problem Management
7 8 (4.28%) Capacity Management
7 8 (4.28%) Configuration Management
7 8 (4.28%) ITIL V3
8 7 (3.74%) ITSM
8 7 (3.74%) Migration
9 6 (3.21%) ETL
9 6 (3.21%) Fund Management
9 6 (3.21%) Release Management
10 5 (2.67%) Algorithmic Trading
Programming Languages
1 114 (60.96%) SQL
2 35 (18.72%) PowerShell
3 14 (7.49%) Java
4 9 (4.81%) C
4 9 (4.81%) C#
4 9 (4.81%) Perl
4 9 (4.81%) Python
4 9 (4.81%) Shell Script
5 8 (4.28%) JCL
5 8 (4.28%) VB
6 7 (3.74%) PL/SQL
6 7 (3.74%) VBA
7 6 (3.21%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.67%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.67%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.07%) ActionScript
9 2 (1.07%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (1.07%) COBOL
9 2 (1.07%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.53%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (5.35%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (2.67%) Degree
3 4 (2.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.14%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.53%) HND
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.42%) SLA
2 3 (1.60%) QA
3 2 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.07%) GDPR
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (8.56%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.21%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.60%) XenApp
5 2 (1.07%) Squid
5 2 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.53%) Docker
6 1 (0.53%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.53%) Xen
6 1 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (3.74%) SCCM
2 3 (1.60%) Control-M
2 3 (1.60%) Grafana
2 3 (1.60%) Kibana
2 3 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.07%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.07%) SCOM
4 1 (0.53%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.53%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.53%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.53%) OVSD
4 1 (0.53%) SCSM
4 1 (0.53%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 55 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 30 (16.04%) Oracle
3 14 (7.49%) Remedy
4 9 (4.81%) Citrix
5 8 (4.28%) IBM
6 7 (3.74%) VMware
7 6 (3.21%) CA
7 6 (3.21%) iManage
7 6 (3.21%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.67%) Charles River
8 5 (2.67%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.14%) Adobe
9 4 (2.14%) Intapp
9 4 (2.14%) OpenText
9 4 (2.14%) SAP
10 3 (1.60%) Apple
10 3 (1.60%) BMC
10 3 (1.60%) Civica
10 3 (1.60%) New Relic
10 3 (1.60%) Orchard