Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 571 620 467
Rank change year-on-year +49 -153 +27
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Analyst 273 219 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.25% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.26% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 153 263
England median daily rate £375 £300 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £215 £143 £211
90th Percentile £525 £475 £445
UK median daily rate £375 £300 £328
% change year-on-year +25.00% -8.40% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 18
England median hourly rate £23.25 £27.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.45% +25.00% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.75 £15.25 £16.25
90th Percentile £31.40 £33.75 £31.45
UK median hourly rate £23.25 £16.66 £22.00
% change year-on-year +39.56% -24.27% +4.76%

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 86,904 83,899 94,054
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.76% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,288 55,238 60,876
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,543 2,884 3,598
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.39 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.75% -0.61% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.99 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.43% -5.26% +15.15%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +39 185 £411 -0.30% 51
Midlands +3 34 £313 +108.33% 19
East Midlands +4 30 £323 +108.06% 5
North of England +36 17 £329 -6.07% 18
South West +15 15 £123 -53.33% 8
South East -40 12 £308 +6.03% 25
North West +2 11 £340 -2.86% 14
East of England -30 10 £238 -5.00% 8
Yorkshire +11 4 £288 +21.05% 2
West Midlands +6 3 £288 +98.28% 14
North East +51 2 - - 2
Applications Support Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, Applications 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 England region featuring Applications Support Analyst in the job title.

1 126 (46.15%) SQL
2 98 (35.90%) Finance
3 71 (26.01%) Unix
3 71 (26.01%) Windows
4 70 (25.64%) Linux
5 61 (22.34%) Oracle
5 61 (22.34%) SQL Server
6 60 (21.98%) Banking
7 57 (20.88%) ITIL
8 40 (14.65%) Front Office
9 38 (13.92%) Java
10 33 (12.09%) Microsoft
11 30 (10.99%) Problem Management
12 28 (10.26%) Equities
13 27 (9.89%) Investment Management
13 27 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
14 25 (9.16%) Change Management
15 24 (8.79%) Python
16 23 (8.42%) Investment Banking
17 22 (8.06%) Fixed Income
17 22 (8.06%) Relational Database
18 21 (7.69%) Asset Management
18 21 (7.69%) Perl
19 19 (6.96%) PowerShell
20 18 (6.59%) SWIFT
20 18 (6.59%) .NET
21 17 (6.23%) PL/SQL
21 17 (6.23%) Shell Script
22 16 (5.86%) J2EE
22 16 (5.86%) Electronic Trading

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 14 (5.13%) WebSphere
2 13 (4.76%) IIS
3 9 (3.30%) Confluence
4 8 (2.93%) Apache
4 8 (2.93%) MQSeries
4 8 (2.93%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.93%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.83%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.47%) JBoss
6 4 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (1.10%) EPiServer
7 3 (1.10%) SAS
8 2 (0.73%) DataSynapse
8 2 (0.73%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.37%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.37%) WildFly
Applications
1 12 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.03%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (4.03%) thinkFolio
2 5 (1.83%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.47%) SimCorp Dimension
4 3 (1.10%) Actimize
4 3 (1.10%) Markit EDM
4 3 (1.10%) Oracle Cash Management
4 3 (1.10%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 2 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.73%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.73%) Salerio
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.37%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 1 (0.37%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.56%) Office 365
2 4 (1.47%) Google Play
2 4 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (0.37%) IaaS
3 1 (0.37%) PaaS
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
3 1 (0.37%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.66%) TCP/IP
2 9 (3.30%) Internet
3 8 (2.93%) DNS
4 5 (1.83%) Firewall
5 4 (1.47%) FTP
5 4 (1.47%) SMS
6 3 (1.10%) DHCP
6 3 (1.10%) Intranet
6 3 (1.10%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.73%) FIX Connectivity
7 2 (0.73%) LAN
7 2 (0.73%) WinSCP
8 1 (0.37%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.37%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (22.34%) SQL Server
2 22 (8.06%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.40%) Oracle Database
4 11 (4.03%) Crystal Reports
4 11 (4.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.30%) Blockchain
7 8 (2.93%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (2.93%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (2.20%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (1.47%) MS Access
12 3 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.10%) Ingres
13 2 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.73%) MariaDB
13 2 (0.73%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (4.03%) JIRA
2 4 (1.47%) Cucumber
2 4 (1.47%) IBM UrbanCode
2 4 (1.47%) Selenium
3 3 (1.10%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.73%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.73%) jMock
4 2 (0.73%) JUnit
4 2 (0.73%) Mockito
4 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.37%) Appium
5 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.37%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.37%) Maven
5 1 (0.37%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.37%) TestComplete
5 1 (0.37%) Toad
General
1 98 (35.90%) Finance
2 60 (21.98%) Banking
3 40 (14.65%) Front Office
4 23 (8.42%) Investment Banking
5 14 (5.13%) Retail
6 11 (4.03%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.56%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.56%) Publishing
8 6 (2.20%) Prime Brokerage
9 5 (1.83%) Advertising
9 5 (1.83%) Electronics
10 3 (1.10%) Automotive
10 3 (1.10%) Back Office
10 3 (1.10%) Marketing
11 1 (0.37%) French Language
11 1 (0.37%) Games
11 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.37%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.59%) .NET
2 16 (5.86%) FIX Protocol
2 16 (5.86%) J2EE
3 15 (5.49%) Middleware
4 12 (4.40%) XML
5 11 (4.03%) WebSphere MQ
6 10 (3.66%) Web Services
7 7 (2.56%) HTML
7 7 (2.56%) JSP
8 6 (2.20%) CSS
9 4 (1.47%) HTML5
9 4 (1.47%) Kafka
9 4 (1.47%) Node.js
9 4 (1.47%) REST
9 4 (1.47%) SOAP
10 3 (1.10%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.10%) IBM Integration Bus
10 3 (1.10%) Rendezvous
10 3 (1.10%) Spring
11 2 (0.73%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.26%) Equities
2 27 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (8.06%) Fixed Income
4 18 (6.59%) SWIFT
5 15 (5.49%) Computer Science
6 13 (4.76%) Derivative
7 9 (3.30%) Hedge funds
8 8 (2.93%) Fedwire
8 8 (2.93%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.47%) NHS
10 4 (1.47%) Tandem
11 3 (1.10%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.73%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.73%) FMCG
12 2 (0.73%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 2 (0.73%) Life Science
12 2 (0.73%) Market Risk
12 2 (0.73%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 71 (26.01%) Unix
1 71 (26.01%) Windows
2 70 (25.64%) Linux
3 16 (5.86%) Windows Server
4 14 (5.13%) Solaris
5 13 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (3.30%) AIX
7 8 (2.93%) HPUX
8 6 (2.20%) Windows 10
9 5 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.47%) Windows 7
10 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.73%) CentOS
12 2 (0.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.37%) VME
13 1 (0.37%) VMS
13 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (20.88%) ITIL
2 30 (10.99%) Problem Management
3 27 (9.89%) Investment Management
4 25 (9.16%) Change Management
5 21 (7.69%) Asset Management
6 16 (5.86%) Electronic Trading
7 15 (5.49%) Anti-Money Laundering
7 15 (5.49%) CRM
8 13 (4.76%) Incident Management
8 13 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (4.40%) Service Management
10 11 (4.03%) Kalman Filter
10 11 (4.03%) Migration
11 10 (3.66%) Business Analysis
11 10 (3.66%) Wealth Management
12 9 (3.30%) Workflow
13 8 (2.93%) Algorithmic Trading
13 8 (2.93%) QMS
13 8 (2.93%) Release Management
13 8 (2.93%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 126 (46.15%) SQL
2 38 (13.92%) Java
3 24 (8.79%) Python
4 21 (7.69%) Perl
5 19 (6.96%) PowerShell
6 17 (6.23%) PL/SQL
6 17 (6.23%) Shell Script
7 14 (5.13%) Bash Shell
8 13 (4.76%) C#
9 9 (3.30%) VBA
10 8 (2.93%) T-SQL
10 8 (2.93%) VB
11 7 (2.56%) C++
12 6 (2.20%) JavaScript
12 6 (2.20%) R
13 5 (1.83%) RPG
14 4 (1.47%) VB6
15 3 (1.10%) C
15 3 (1.10%) Korn
15 3 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (5.49%) Degree
2 8 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (2.93%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.10%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.73%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.37%) MCDST
6 1 (0.37%) MCITP
6 1 (0.37%) MCP
6 1 (0.37%) MCSA
6 1 (0.37%) MCSE
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.76%) SLA
2 11 (4.03%) SEPA
3 6 (2.20%) QA
4 3 (1.10%) HL7
4 3 (1.10%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.73%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.73%) EMIR
5 2 (0.73%) GDPR
5 2 (0.73%) MiFID
6 1 (0.37%) DICOM
6 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.37%) FINRA
6 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (1.10%) ISA Server
3 3 (1.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.73%) Docker
5 1 (0.37%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.37%) RACF
5 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.37%) XenApp
5 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (1.47%) Tivoli
2 3 (1.10%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (0.73%) logstash
3 2 (0.73%) Nagios
4 1 (0.37%) Ansible
4 1 (0.37%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.37%) Control-M
4 1 (0.37%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.37%) Puppet
4 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 61 (22.34%) Oracle
2 33 (12.09%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.13%) Charles River
3 14 (5.13%) IBM
4 10 (3.66%) Citrix
5 7 (2.56%) PeopleSoft
5 7 (2.56%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.56%) ServiceNow
6 6 (2.20%) VMware
7 5 (1.83%) ION Trading
7 5 (1.83%) Splunk
8 4 (1.47%) AppDynamics
8 4 (1.47%) Google
8 4 (1.47%) SimCorp
8 4 (1.47%) Wallstreet Suite
9 3 (1.10%) BEA
9 3 (1.10%) Cisco
9 3 (1.10%) HP
9 3 (1.10%) TIBCO
10 2 (0.73%) Sybase