Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 642 587 585
Rank change year-on-year -55 -2 -85
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Analyst 220 237 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.29% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 165 215
England median daily rate £388 £360 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% +9.09% -5.71%
10th Percentile £188 £188 £158
90th Percentile £538 £538 £558
UK median daily rate £398 £355 £338
% change year-on-year +11.97% +5.19% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 12
England median hourly rate £24.50 £16.48 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.71% -32.06% +15.48%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.38 £16.32
90th Percentile £29.15 £49.51 £32.39
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £16.48 £24.25
% change year-on-year +48.71% -32.06% +15.48%

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 89,518 83,099 96,795
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.96% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,231 54,205 63,760
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,887 2,683 2,879
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.43
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.44
% change year-on-year -1.06% -3.79% +11.06%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -50 117 £438 +2.94% 39
North of England -5 35 £294 -18.97% 19
Midlands +1 28 £350 +59.09% 4
East Midlands +15 23 £345 +56.82% 1
South East -31 23 £365 +21.67% 12
North West -16 18 £300 -20.00% 9
Yorkshire -21 14 £320 -8.57% 10
East of England +2 10 £240 -4.00% 3
South West 0 7 £370 +37.04% 7
West Midlands -18 5 £350 - 3
North East +4 3 £250 -37.50%
Applications Support Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 138 (62.73%) SQL
2 79 (35.91%) Finance
3 61 (27.73%) Windows
4 58 (26.36%) Unix
5 56 (25.45%) SQL Server
5 56 (25.45%) ITIL
6 54 (24.55%) Microsoft
7 52 (23.64%) Oracle
8 46 (20.91%) Linux
9 34 (15.45%) PowerShell
10 32 (14.55%) Banking
11 29 (13.18%) Front Office
11 29 (13.18%) IIS
12 25 (11.36%) Java
13 24 (10.91%) Middleware
13 24 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (9.55%) C#
15 20 (9.09%) PL/SQL
15 20 (9.09%) Service Management
16 18 (8.18%) T-SQL
16 18 (8.18%) Python
16 18 (8.18%) Windows Server
16 18 (8.18%) User Acceptance Testing
17 17 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
17 17 (7.73%) Perl
17 17 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
18 15 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
18 15 (6.82%) SharePoint
19 14 (6.36%) .NET
19 14 (6.36%) Agile Software Development

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 29 (13.18%) IIS
2 15 (6.82%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.64%) WebSphere
4 5 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (1.82%) Confluence
5 4 (1.82%) JBoss
5 4 (1.82%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.91%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.91%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.91%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.91%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.45%) CMS
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.45%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.45%) ThingWorx
7 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 17 (7.73%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.45%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 10 (4.55%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.73%) Servitor
3 5 (2.27%) Sonata
4 4 (1.82%) Line 500
5 2 (0.91%) Actimize
5 2 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.91%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.91%) Sage X3
5 2 (0.91%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.45%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.45%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.45%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.45%) Northgate Housing
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.45%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.09%) Office 365
2 4 (1.82%) SaaS
3 3 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.91%) G Suite
5 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.55%) Internet
2 5 (2.27%) SSL
2 5 (2.27%) TCP/IP
3 4 (1.82%) DHCP
3 4 (1.82%) DNS
3 4 (1.82%) SMS
4 2 (0.91%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (0.91%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (0.91%) VPN
5 1 (0.45%) Firewall
5 1 (0.45%) FTP
5 1 (0.45%) HTTP
5 1 (0.45%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.45%) SSH
5 1 (0.45%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (25.45%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.09%) Oracle Database
4 6 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (1.82%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.36%) MS Access
6 3 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.91%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (0.91%) Endeca
7 2 (0.91%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (2.73%) JIRA
1 6 (2.73%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.27%) Toad
3 4 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.36%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.91%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.45%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.45%) MSI
6 1 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 79 (35.91%) Finance
2 32 (14.55%) Banking
3 29 (13.18%) Front Office
4 14 (6.36%) Retail
5 9 (4.09%) Back Office
6 6 (2.73%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.27%) Automotive
8 3 (1.36%) Legal
8 3 (1.36%) Local Government
8 3 (1.36%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.91%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.91%) Law
9 2 (0.91%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (10.91%) Middleware
2 14 (6.36%) .NET
3 13 (5.91%) HTML
4 11 (5.00%) Web Services
5 9 (4.09%) XML
6 6 (2.73%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (2.27%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (2.27%) FIX Protocol
8 4 (1.82%) CSS
8 4 (1.82%) IBM Integration Bus
8 4 (1.82%) SOAP
9 3 (1.36%) MDX
9 3 (1.36%) REST
10 2 (0.91%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.91%) J2EE
10 2 (0.91%) Rendezvous
10 2 (0.91%) RESTful
10 2 (0.91%) WSDL
10 2 (0.91%) XML Schema
10 2 (0.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.00%) Equities
3 6 (2.73%) SWIFT
4 5 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.82%) Derivative
5 4 (1.82%) Fixed Income
5 4 (1.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.82%) Hedge funds
5 4 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
5 4 (1.82%) Mainframe
5 4 (1.82%) Reinsurance
6 3 (1.36%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.36%) NHS
7 2 (0.91%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.91%) Fedwire
7 2 (0.91%) FMCG
7 2 (0.91%) Market Risk
7 2 (0.91%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 61 (27.73%) Windows
2 58 (26.36%) Unix
3 46 (20.91%) Linux
4 18 (8.18%) Windows Server
5 11 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.18%) Solaris
8 5 (2.27%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.27%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.82%) VMS
10 3 (1.36%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.45%) Android
11 1 (0.45%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.45%) HPUX
11 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (25.45%) ITIL
2 24 (10.91%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (9.09%) Service Management
4 18 (8.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 14 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (6.36%) Change Management
6 13 (5.91%) Electronic Trading
6 13 (5.91%) ITSM
7 12 (5.45%) Problem Management
8 11 (5.00%) DevOps
8 11 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (4.55%) Configuration Management
9 10 (4.55%) Migration
10 9 (4.09%) E-Commerce
10 9 (4.09%) Process Improvement
11 8 (3.64%) CRM
11 8 (3.64%) Data Analysis
11 8 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (3.18%) Business Analysis
12 7 (3.18%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 138 (62.73%) SQL
2 34 (15.45%) PowerShell
3 25 (11.36%) Java
4 21 (9.55%) C#
5 20 (9.09%) PL/SQL
6 18 (8.18%) Python
6 18 (8.18%) T-SQL
7 17 (7.73%) Perl
8 13 (5.91%) Shell Script
9 11 (5.00%) VBA
10 10 (4.55%) Bash Shell
10 10 (4.55%) JavaScript
10 10 (4.55%) VB
11 7 (3.18%) PHP
12 4 (1.82%) C
12 4 (1.82%) C++
12 4 (1.82%) Korn
13 3 (1.36%) COBOL
13 3 (1.36%) Go
13 3 (1.36%) XMLA
Qualifications
1 12 (5.45%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (3.18%) Degree
2 7 (3.18%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.82%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.64%) SLA
2 3 (1.36%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.36%) QA
3 2 (0.91%) GDPR
3 2 (0.91%) HL7
3 2 (0.91%) SEPA
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.45%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.27%) Squid
4 2 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (0.91%) XenApp
5 1 (0.45%) Docker
5 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.45%) Xen
5 1 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (3.64%) Kibana
2 7 (3.18%) SCCM
3 6 (2.73%) Control-M
3 6 (2.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (2.27%) logstash
5 3 (1.36%) Grafana
5 3 (1.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.91%) SCOM
6 2 (0.91%) SCSM
7 1 (0.45%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.45%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.45%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.45%) OVSD
7 1 (0.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 54 (24.55%) Microsoft
2 52 (23.64%) Oracle
3 12 (5.45%) IBM
4 10 (4.55%) Citrix
4 10 (4.55%) VMware
5 9 (4.09%) Remedy
6 7 (3.18%) Civica
7 6 (2.73%) Charles River
7 6 (2.73%) Orchard
7 6 (2.73%) SAP
8 5 (2.27%) FNZ
8 5 (2.27%) ION Trading
9 4 (1.82%) Sage
9 4 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.82%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.36%) Apple
10 3 (1.36%) New Relic
10 3 (1.36%) Northgate
10 3 (1.36%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.36%) Wallstreet Suite