Period
to 21 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support Analyst was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 624 586 525
Rank change year-on-year -38 -61 -21
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Analyst 235 223 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.28% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 150 222
England median daily rate £365 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.67% -9.09% -7.04%
10th Percentile £205 £131 £198
90th Percentile £500 £475 £500
UK median daily rate £375 £300 £330
% change year-on-year +25.00% -9.09% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 16
England median hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.91% +8.91% +23.17%
10th Percentile £12.48 £26.25 £16.53
90th Percentile £30.74 £28.75 £31.00
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £16.61 £25.25
% change year-on-year +47.55% -34.24% +23.17%

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 87,929 80,840 93,525
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.86% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,324 52,847 61,139
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,717 2,741 3,061
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.65 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.93 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.27% -2.92% +14.71%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -20 147 £400 +14.29% 46
Midlands -8 32 £338 +132.76% 19
East Midlands -4 23 £339 +133.62% 9
North of England -15 20 £270 -22.86% 24
South East -32 19 £413 +39.83% 19
North West -9 11 £230 -34.29% 14
South West +12 10 £233 +9.41% 14
West Midlands +3 8 £300 - 10
East of England -14 7 £240 -8.57% 9
Yorkshire -8 6 £280 -20.00% 8
North East +31 3 - - 2
Applications Support Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 130 (55.32%) SQL
2 87 (37.02%) Finance
3 77 (32.77%) Unix
4 59 (25.11%) Linux
5 58 (24.68%) Oracle
6 54 (22.98%) SQL Server
7 53 (22.55%) ITIL
8 52 (22.13%) Banking
9 43 (18.30%) Windows
10 40 (17.02%) Java
11 37 (15.74%) Microsoft
12 33 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
13 30 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
14 29 (12.34%) Front Office
15 27 (11.49%) PL/SQL
16 26 (11.06%) Perl
17 24 (10.21%) Python
18 23 (9.79%) Change Management
19 22 (9.36%) Equities
19 22 (9.36%) Problem Management
19 22 (9.36%) Electronic Trading
20 21 (8.94%) Shell Script
21 20 (8.51%) Microsoft Excel
22 19 (8.09%) T-SQL
23 18 (7.66%) C#
23 18 (7.66%) Bash Shell
24 17 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 17 (7.23%) SWIFT
24 17 (7.23%) WebSphere
24 17 (7.23%) Relational Database

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 17 (7.23%) WebSphere
2 14 (5.96%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.68%) IIS
4 8 (3.40%) Confluence
5 7 (2.98%) MQSeries
6 5 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (2.13%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.70%) Apache
8 2 (0.85%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.85%) JBoss
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.85%) SAS
8 2 (0.85%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.43%) CMS
9 1 (0.43%) DataSynapse
9 1 (0.43%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.43%) Tuxedo
9 1 (0.43%) Umbraco
Applications
1 20 (8.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (6.81%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (3.40%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (2.13%) Sonata
3 4 (1.70%) Servitor
4 3 (1.28%) Actimize
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (1.28%) thinkFolio
5 2 (0.85%) Demantra
5 2 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle 11i
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.85%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.43%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.43%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.83%) Office 365
2 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.85%) G Suite
3 2 (0.85%) SaaS
4 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.43%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.43%) IaaS
4 1 (0.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.40%) Internet
2 3 (1.28%) Firewall
2 3 (1.28%) FTP
2 3 (1.28%) SSL
2 3 (1.28%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.85%) DNS
3 2 (0.85%) FIX Connectivity
3 2 (0.85%) Intranet
3 2 (0.85%) SMS
3 2 (0.85%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.43%) DHCP
4 1 (0.43%) LAN
4 1 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.43%) tcpdump
4 1 (0.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (22.98%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.23%) Relational Database
3 10 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.83%) Blockchain
5 7 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (2.13%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.70%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.70%) Electronic Patient Records
8 4 (1.70%) MS Access
9 3 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.28%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.85%) Endeca
10 2 (0.85%) Ingres
10 2 (0.85%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.85%) MySQL
10 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (4.68%) JIRA
2 8 (3.40%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (1.28%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.85%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.85%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.85%) Toad
6 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.43%) IBM UrbanCode
6 1 (0.43%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.43%) MSI
6 1 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.43%) PeopleTools
6 1 (0.43%) Selenium
General
1 87 (37.02%) Finance
2 52 (22.13%) Banking
3 29 (12.34%) Front Office
4 17 (7.23%) Investment Banking
5 8 (3.40%) Retail
6 6 (2.55%) Back Office
7 5 (2.13%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.70%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.28%) Advertising
9 3 (1.28%) Marketing
9 3 (1.28%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.85%) Automotive
10 2 (0.85%) Local Government
10 2 (0.85%) Publishing
11 1 (0.43%) French Language
11 1 (0.43%) Games
11 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.43%) Legal
11 1 (0.43%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.81%) WebSphere MQ
2 11 (4.68%) FIX Protocol
2 11 (4.68%) J2EE
2 11 (4.68%) Web Services
3 9 (3.83%) XML
4 8 (3.40%) HTML
5 7 (2.98%) .NET
5 7 (2.98%) IBM Integration Bus
5 7 (2.98%) JSP
5 7 (2.98%) REST
6 6 (2.55%) CSS
6 6 (2.55%) SOAP
7 5 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
7 5 (2.13%) MDX
8 4 (1.70%) Middleware
9 3 (1.28%) AngularJS
10 2 (0.85%) HTML5
10 2 (0.85%) Node.js
10 2 (0.85%) POJO
10 2 (0.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (9.36%) Equities
3 17 (7.23%) SWIFT
4 11 (4.68%) Fixed Income
5 10 (4.26%) Fedwire
6 8 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.55%) Derivative
7 6 (2.55%) Tandem
8 5 (2.13%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (2.13%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.70%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.70%) Mainframe
9 4 (1.70%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.70%) NHS
10 3 (1.28%) Clustering
10 3 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.28%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.85%) Credit Risk
11 2 (0.85%) Market Risk
Operating Systems
1 77 (32.77%) Unix
2 59 (25.11%) Linux
3 43 (18.30%) Windows
4 17 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (7.23%) Solaris
5 14 (5.96%) Windows Server
6 9 (3.83%) AIX
7 7 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.13%) HPUX
8 5 (2.13%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.13%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.85%) CentOS
10 2 (0.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.85%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.43%) Android
11 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.43%) VME
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (22.55%) ITIL
2 33 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (9.79%) Change Management
4 22 (9.36%) Electronic Trading
4 22 (9.36%) Problem Management
5 17 (7.23%) Service Management
6 16 (6.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (5.53%) Migration
8 12 (5.11%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 12 (5.11%) Asset Management
9 11 (4.68%) ITSM
9 11 (4.68%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (4.26%) Investment Management
10 10 (4.26%) SDLC
11 9 (3.83%) Business Analysis
11 9 (3.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (3.83%) CRM
11 9 (3.83%) Data Analysis
11 9 (3.83%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 130 (55.32%) SQL
2 40 (17.02%) Java
3 27 (11.49%) PL/SQL
4 26 (11.06%) Perl
5 24 (10.21%) Python
6 21 (8.94%) Shell Script
7 19 (8.09%) T-SQL
8 18 (7.66%) Bash Shell
8 18 (7.66%) C#
9 13 (5.53%) VBA
10 12 (5.11%) PowerShell
11 8 (3.40%) PHP
12 7 (2.98%) C++
12 7 (2.98%) JavaScript
13 6 (2.55%) Korn
13 6 (2.55%) VB
14 5 (2.13%) XMLA
15 3 (1.28%) C
15 3 (1.28%) Go
16 2 (0.85%) RPG
Qualifications
1 10 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.40%) Degree
3 6 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (1.28%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.43%) MCDST
6 1 (0.43%) MCITP
6 1 (0.43%) MCP
6 1 (0.43%) MCSA
6 1 (0.43%) MCSE
6 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.68%) SEPA
2 5 (2.13%) HL7
2 5 (2.13%) SLA
3 2 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.85%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.85%) EMIR
3 2 (0.85%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.85%) MiFID
3 2 (0.85%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) DICOM
4 1 (0.43%) FINRA
4 1 (0.43%) GDPR
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (1.70%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.70%) Virtual Desktop
1 4 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (1.28%) Squid
3 1 (0.43%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 1 (0.43%) RACF
3 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (2.55%) Control-M
2 5 (2.13%) Kibana
2 5 (2.13%) logstash
3 4 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (1.28%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.85%) SCCM
6 1 (0.43%) Ansible
6 1 (0.43%) Puppet
6 1 (0.43%) SCSM
6 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 58 (24.68%) Oracle
2 37 (15.74%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.96%) IBM
4 11 (4.68%) Charles River
5 7 (2.98%) Citrix
5 7 (2.98%) ION Trading
5 7 (2.98%) Red Hat
6 6 (2.55%) SAP
6 6 (2.55%) VMware
7 5 (2.13%) Civica
7 5 (2.13%) FNZ
7 5 (2.13%) Remedy
7 5 (2.13%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.70%) Orchard
8 4 (1.70%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (1.70%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (1.28%) Wallstreet Suite
10 2 (0.85%) CA
10 2 (0.85%) hybris
10 2 (0.85%) Splunk