Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support Analyst was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West 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
England > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 195 211
Rank change year-on-year +2 +16 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Analyst 11 12 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.20% 0.20% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.21% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 22
North West median daily rate £340 £350 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +22.81% -12.31%
10th Percentile £311 £233 £96
90th Percentile £428 £406 £400
England median daily rate £375 £300 £330
% change year-on-year +25.00% -9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 6
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £27.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.73% -5.17% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £26.25 £27.00
90th Percentile £14.25 £28.75 £31.00
England median hourly rate £23.25 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -15.45% +25.00% +4.76%

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 5,151 5,694 7,959
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 94.33% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,285 3,669 4,802
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £236 £225
90th Percentile £597 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 215 396
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.22% +29.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.29 £46.40 £47.71
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.75% -0.61% +12.12%

Applications Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support Analyst in the North West

Applications 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 Applications Support Analyst in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support Analyst in the North West

Applications Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support Analyst in the North West over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support Analyst in the North West

Applications 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 Applications Support Analyst in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support Analyst in the North West

Applications 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 Applications Support Analyst within the North West 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
Manchester +4 7 £339 +69.38% 4
Cheshire - 3 £388 - 6
Applications Support Analyst
England

Applications Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

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 North West region featuring Applications Support Analyst in the job title.

1 9 (81.82%) SQL
1 9 (81.82%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Problem Management
2 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Internet
3 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
3 4 (36.36%) Java
3 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
3 4 (36.36%) Unix
3 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Change Management
4 3 (27.27%) Automotive
4 3 (27.27%) Banking
4 3 (27.27%) Retail
4 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) Tivoli
4 3 (27.27%) SAS
5 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
6 1 (9.09%) Firewall
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (9.09%) Northgate
6 1 (9.09%) Software Testing

Applications 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 3 (27.27%) SAS
1 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) EPiServer
2 1 (9.09%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) JBoss
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 1 (9.09%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Receivables
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Automotive
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Investment Banking
2 3 (27.27%) Retail
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) J2EE
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
1 1 (9.09%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Unix
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Problem Management
3 4 (36.36%) Change Management
4 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
5 1 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 1 (9.09%) Release Management
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (81.82%) SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Java
2 4 (36.36%) PL/SQL
2 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
1 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) BEA
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Northgate
2 1 (9.09%) Red Hat