Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support Analyst was £148 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

First Line Support Analyst
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 186 206 227
Rank change year-on-year +20 +21 -40
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support Analyst 16 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.25% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.27% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 10
North West median daily rate £148 £100 £118
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.50% -14.89% +11.90%
10th Percentile £89 £93 £92
90th Percentile £183 £115 £140
England median daily rate £120 £123 £135
% change year-on-year -2.04% -9.26% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
North West median hourly rate £13.13 £12.50 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -27.87% +57.55%
England median hourly rate £12.00 £12.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year -2.04% -9.26% +8.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5401 6405 8133
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 94.40% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3398 4132 4864
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £588 £550 £568
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 234 404
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.53 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

1st Line Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings that featured 1st Line Support Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support Analyst in the North West

1st Line Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 1st Line Support Analyst in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support Analyst in the North West

1st Line Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support Analyst in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support Analyst in the North West

1st Line Support Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support Analyst within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Manchester +21 7 £95 -7.32%
Merseyside - 7 £167 -
Lancashire +8 1 £125 +25.00%
1st Line Support Analyst
England

1st Line Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 1st Line 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 North West region featuring 1st Line Support Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (43.75%) Windows
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) Google
2 6 (37.50%) Smartphone
2 6 (37.50%) Android
2 6 (37.50%) Apple iOS
2 6 (37.50%) Google Drive
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (31.25%) JIRA
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Apple
4 4 (25.00%) Service Management
4 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) CTC Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
7 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Management
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 1 (6.25%) SAP
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
7 1 (6.25%) WAN
7 1 (6.25%) SLA
7 1 (6.25%) Intranet
7 1 (6.25%) Blackberry

1st Line Support Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Intranet
1 1 (6.25%) WAN
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Law
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Smartphone
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Android
2 6 (37.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Service Management
2 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Management
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (6.25%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Google
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) Apple
4 1 (6.25%) SAP