The median contractor rate for a Support Analyst was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 23 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
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 121 94
Rank change year-on-year +16 -27  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 35 42 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.19% 1.10% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.16% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 22
Median daily rate £175 £143 £193
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.80% -25.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £119 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £400 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £219 £225
% change year-on-year -4.00% -2.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 8
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.11%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.41
% change year-on-year - +4.43%  

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 2759 3624 3542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.75% 94.75% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 2242 2012
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 132 207
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £45.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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 23 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
Manchester 0 22 £155 +8.77% 16
Cheshire +27 5 £450 +328.57% 8
Merseyside +4 5 £160 - 4
Lancashire +2 1 - - 4
Support Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region featuring Support Analyst in the job title.

1 30 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 25 (39.06%) Windows
3 19 (29.69%) SQL
4 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
5 16 (25.00%) ITIL
6 13 (20.31%) Finance
7 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Office
7 11 (17.19%) Internet
8 10 (15.63%) Automotive
9 8 (12.50%) SAP
9 8 (12.50%) Office 365
10 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (10.94%) Apple
11 6 (9.38%) VMware
11 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
11 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
11 6 (9.38%) Google
11 6 (9.38%) Apple iOS
11 6 (9.38%) Windows Server
12 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
12 5 (7.81%) Law
12 5 (7.81%) Legal
13 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 4 (6.25%) Data Management
13 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
13 4 (6.25%) Service Management
13 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
13 4 (6.25%) MS Exchange
13 4 (6.25%) ERP
13 4 (6.25%) Windows XP

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 4 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.56%) Confluence
3 1 (1.56%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.56%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (9.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (4.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.13%) SAP MM
1 2 (3.13%) SAP PP
2 1 (1.56%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.56%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.56%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.56%) SAP GRC
2 1 (1.56%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (3.13%) Google Drive
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.19%) Internet
2 3 (4.69%) DNS
2 3 (4.69%) Extranet
2 3 (4.69%) LAN
3 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.13%) VoIP
3 2 (3.13%) WAN
4 1 (1.56%) DHCP
4 1 (1.56%) Firewall
4 1 (1.56%) Intranet
4 1 (1.56%) VLAN
4 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.69%) GIS
4 1 (1.56%) IDOL
4 1 (1.56%) MS Access
4 1 (1.56%) QlikView
4 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (6.25%) JIRA
2 3 (4.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (20.31%) Finance
2 10 (15.63%) Automotive
3 5 (7.81%) Law
3 5 (7.81%) Legal
4 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.13%) Banking
5 2 (3.13%) French Language
5 2 (3.13%) Games
5 2 (3.13%) German Language
5 2 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.13%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Swedish Language
6 1 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.69%) .NET
1 3 (4.69%) CSS
1 3 (4.69%) HTML
1 3 (4.69%) jQuery
2 1 (1.56%) Middleware
2 1 (1.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.69%) Life Science
2 3 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) iPad
3 2 (3.13%) iPhone
3 2 (3.13%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) AS400
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.56%) IPTV
4 1 (1.56%) iSeries
4 1 (1.56%) NHS
4 1 (1.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.06%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) Apple iOS
2 6 (9.38%) Windows 7
2 6 (9.38%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 4 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (6.25%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.69%) Windows 8
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.13%) Android
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.56%) Linux
6 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.56%) OS/400
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (6.25%) Analytics
2 4 (6.25%) Data Management
2 4 (6.25%) ERP
2 4 (6.25%) IT Strategy
2 4 (6.25%) Problem Management
2 4 (6.25%) Service Management
3 3 (4.69%) Document Management
3 3 (4.69%) Migration
3 3 (4.69%) Service Delivery
3 3 (4.69%) Web Analytics
4 2 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (3.13%) Logistics
4 2 (3.13%) Software Engineering
4 2 (3.13%) Ticket Management
4 2 (3.13%) Time Management
5 1 (1.56%) Change Control
5 1 (1.56%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.56%) Server Building
5 1 (1.56%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 19 (29.69%) SQL
2 4 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.69%) PHP
4 2 (3.13%) C#
5 1 (1.56%) C++
5 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (6.25%) MCSA
3 3 (4.69%) ACSP
3 3 (4.69%) HP AIS
3 3 (4.69%) MCITP
3 3 (4.69%) MCP
3 3 (4.69%) MCSE
3 3 (4.69%) Network+ Certification
3 3 (4.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.13%) CCNA
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.13%) MCTS
5 1 (1.56%) CCNP
5 1 (1.56%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) Degree
5 1 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.56%) MOS
5 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.56%) GxP
2 1 (1.56%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (26.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.69%) vSphere
3 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 30 (46.88%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) SAP
3 7 (10.94%) Apple
4 6 (9.38%) Google
4 6 (9.38%) VMware
5 4 (6.25%) Citrix
6 3 (4.69%) HP
7 2 (3.13%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.13%) Cisco
7 2 (3.13%) JD Edwards
7 2 (3.13%) Pegasus
7 2 (3.13%) Remedy
8 1 (1.56%) Acronis
8 1 (1.56%) Altiris
8 1 (1.56%) iManage
8 1 (1.56%) Lotus
8 1 (1.56%) Northgate
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle
8 1 (1.56%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.56%) Twitter
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