The median contractor rate for a Support Analyst was £220 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 March 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
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 114 97
Rank change year-on-year +15 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 29 44 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.12% 1.14% 1.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.21% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 30
Median daily rate £220 £225 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £400 £264
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £243 £218
% change year-on-year -17.52% +11.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 10
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.80 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £19.80 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £14.19
% change year-on-year -1.66% +5.72%  

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 2454 3648 3409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.97% 94.29% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 2178 1787
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.18 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.58% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Analyst in the North West

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 Support Analyst in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Analyst in the North West

Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Analyst in the North West over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Analyst in the North West

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 Support Analyst in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Analyst in the North West

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 Support Analyst within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 March 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 +10 20 £225 - 13
Merseyside +5 4 £189 - 3
Cheshire +23 3 £213 -22.72% 1
Lancashire +17 1 - - 5
Support Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 North West region featuring Support Analyst in the job title.

1 31 (46.97%) Windows
2 27 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 20 (30.30%) ITIL
4 13 (19.70%) SQL
4 13 (19.70%) Finance
4 13 (19.70%) Problem Management
5 12 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 12 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 10 (15.15%) Windows XP
6 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (13.64%) Data Management
8 8 (12.12%) Change Management
8 8 (12.12%) Linux
8 8 (12.12%) WebSphere
8 8 (12.12%) Windows Server
9 7 (10.61%) Release Management
9 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (10.61%) MS PowerPoint
9 7 (10.61%) Windows 2000
9 7 (10.61%) Unix
9 7 (10.61%) AIX
9 7 (10.61%) C#
9 7 (10.61%) MS Office
9 7 (10.61%) ERP
9 7 (10.61%) SLA
9 7 (10.61%) LAN
9 7 (10.61%) ITSM
9 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
9 7 (10.61%) Service Management
10 6 (9.09%) VMware

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 8 (12.12%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.52%) Confluence
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.52%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 12 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.61%) MS Office
2 7 (10.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.03%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.52%) OPENContractor
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.52%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.52%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.52%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.52%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.52%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.58%) IaaS
1 5 (7.58%) PaaS
1 5 (7.58%) SaaS
2 3 (4.55%) Office 365
3 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.61%) LAN
2 6 (9.09%) WAN
3 5 (7.58%) Internet
4 3 (4.55%) Extranet
4 3 (4.55%) Firewall
4 3 (4.55%) SAN
5 2 (3.03%) DNS
5 2 (3.03%) VoIP
6 1 (1.52%) DHCP
6 1 (1.52%) Intranet
6 1 (1.52%) MPLS
6 1 (1.52%) VLAN
6 1 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) GIS
3 2 (3.03%) MS Access
3 2 (3.03%) QlikView
3 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.52%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) JIRA
General
1 13 (19.70%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Automotive
3 3 (4.55%) Law
3 3 (4.55%) Legal
3 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) French Language
4 2 (3.03%) Games
4 2 (3.03%) German Language
4 2 (3.03%) Swedish Language
5 1 (1.52%) Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.52%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) XML
2 2 (3.03%) CSS
2 2 (3.03%) HTML
2 2 (3.03%) jQuery
2 2 (3.03%) XSLT
3 1 (1.52%) COM
3 1 (1.52%) Middleware
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.61%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.58%) Tandem
4 4 (6.06%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.06%) Data Centre
5 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.55%) Life Science
5 3 (4.55%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.03%) iPad
6 2 (3.03%) iPhone
7 1 (1.52%) AS400
7 1 (1.52%) EPoS
7 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.52%) IPTV
7 1 (1.52%) iSeries
7 1 (1.52%) NHS
7 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.97%) Windows
2 10 (15.15%) Windows XP
3 8 (12.12%) Linux
3 8 (12.12%) Windows Server
4 7 (10.61%) AIX
4 7 (10.61%) Unix
4 7 (10.61%) Windows 2000
5 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.52%) Android
7 1 (1.52%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.52%) OS/400
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (30.30%) ITIL
2 13 (19.70%) Problem Management
3 9 (13.64%) Data Management
4 8 (12.12%) Change Management
5 7 (10.61%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.61%) ERP
5 7 (10.61%) ITSM
5 7 (10.61%) Release Management
5 7 (10.61%) Service Management
6 6 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (9.09%) DevOps
6 6 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.58%) Data Analysis
7 5 (7.58%) Open Source
7 5 (7.58%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 5 (7.58%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.55%) Analytics
8 3 (4.55%) Document Management
8 3 (4.55%) Migration
8 3 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) SQL
2 7 (10.61%) C#
3 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.55%) VBScript
5 2 (3.03%) C++
5 2 (3.03%) PHP
5 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.06%) MCITP
2 4 (6.06%) MCSE
3 3 (4.55%) CCNA
3 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.55%) Degree
3 3 (4.55%) MCP
4 2 (3.03%) MCTS
4 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.52%) CCNP
5 1 (1.52%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.52%) MCSA
5 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.61%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.52%) GxP
2 1 (1.52%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.03%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.52%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.09%) SAP
2 6 (9.09%) VMware
3 5 (7.58%) Cisco
4 3 (4.55%) Citrix
4 3 (4.55%) Oracle
5 2 (3.03%) Apple
5 2 (3.03%) Atlassian
5 2 (3.03%) JD Edwards
5 2 (3.03%) NetApp
5 2 (3.03%) Northgate
6 1 (1.52%) Acronis
6 1 (1.52%) Altiris
6 1 (1.52%) Capita
6 1 (1.52%) Civica
6 1 (1.52%) Dell
6 1 (1.52%) Google
6 1 (1.52%) Lotus
6 1 (1.52%) Remedy
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