The median contractor rate for a Applications Support Analyst was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 April 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.

Application Support Analyst
England / North West
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 155 148
Rank change year-on-year +24 -7  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Analyst 2 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.071% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.29% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 6
Median daily rate £375 £275 £188
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +46.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £253
% change year-on-year - +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - +15.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2631 3800 3654
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.00% 94.36% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1599 2297 1935
Median daily rate £380 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 150 224
Median hourly rate £16.50 £18.99 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.08% +8.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.33 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Applications Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Applications Support Analyst in the job title.

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 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 3 months to 28 April 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
Manchester +8 1 - - 6
Merseyside 0 1 £375 - 3
Applications Support Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, 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 6 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (30.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Release Management
4 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Northgate
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 2 (20.00%) XSLT
4 2 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) VBScript
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) Firewall
5 1 (10.00%) ITSM
5 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (10.00%) Front Office
5 1 (10.00%) Finance
5 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
5 1 (10.00%) Service Management

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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) OPENContractor
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (10.00%) MySQL
4 1 (10.00%) QlikView
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) XSLT
3 1 (10.00%) JSP
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) EPoS
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (30.00%) Release Management
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) C++
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Northgate
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) Capita
2 1 (10.00%) Civica
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft