The median contractor rate for a Support Analyst was £130 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Support Analyst
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 34 15
Rank change year-on-year -28 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 8 24 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.82% 4.97% 8.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 5.08% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 35
Median daily rate £130 £260 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.00% -25.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £209 £225
% change year-on-year +0.59% -7.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 2
Median hourly rate £12.75 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.74% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £16.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £24.50 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 418 472 622
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.22% 97.72% 97.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 222 376
Median daily rate £475 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 116 46
Median hourly rate £32.75 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.36% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Analyst in Essex

Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Analyst in Essex

Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Analyst in Essex

Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Analyst in Essex over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Analyst in Essex

Support Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Saffron Walden - 2 - -
Chelmsford +7 1 £238 -42.07%
Colchester +3 1 £130 -40.90%
Basildon +3 1 £130 -48.00% 1
Support Analyst
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Essex region featuring Support Analyst in the job title.

1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (22.22%) SCCM
5 4 (22.22%) VPN
5 4 (22.22%) Internet
6 3 (16.67%) SLA
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (16.67%) ERP
6 3 (16.67%) Citrix
6 3 (16.67%) Process Management
6 3 (16.67%) Firewall
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (16.67%) WebEx
7 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 2 (11.11%) Office 365
7 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
7 2 (11.11%) ITSM
7 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
7 2 (11.11%) Apple
7 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
7 2 (11.11%) ITIL
7 2 (11.11%) Cisco
8 1 (5.56%) LIMS
8 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
8 1 (5.56%) Service Management

Support Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Internet
1 4 (22.22%) VPN
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) WebEx
3 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Electronic Patient Records
1 1 (5.56%) Essbase
General
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) J2EE
1 1 (5.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.56%) LIMS
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) PACS
2 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Mac OS X
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ERP
1 3 (16.67%) Process Management
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) ITSM
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) Service Management
3 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.56%) Time Management
3 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) COBOL
1 1 (5.56%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) DameWare
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) Apple
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (5.56%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) VMware