The median contractor rate for a Support Analyst was £213 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South 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 / South West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 115 123
Rank change year-on-year +12 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 40 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.55% 0.72% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 0.75% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 18
Median daily rate £213 £205 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% -25.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £125 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £270 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £243 £218
% change year-on-year -17.52% +11.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 2
Median hourly rate £12.30 £77.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -84.02% +541.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.95 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £168.00 £12.80
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 South 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
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2456 2802 2989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.23% 96.42% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1562 1815 1867
Median daily rate £386 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 182 147
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.90 £44.50
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 South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Analyst in the South West

Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Analyst in the South West

Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Analyst in the South West

Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Analyst in the South West

Support Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South 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
Bristol +6 11 £181 -13.69% 9
Wiltshire +10 10 £213 -15.84% 2
Gloucestershire +5 7 £270 +74.19%
Devon - 4 - -
Somerset +7 3 - - 1
Dorset +6 2 £425 - 1
Cornwall - 1 - -
Support Analyst
England

Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 South West region featuring Support Analyst in the job title.

1 37 (54.41%) Windows
2 23 (33.82%) Active Directory
3 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
4 16 (23.53%) ITIL
4 16 (23.53%) Finance
5 13 (19.12%) Windows 7
6 11 (16.18%) MS Office
6 11 (16.18%) SQL
7 10 (14.71%) Oracle
7 10 (14.71%) Windows Server
7 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (13.24%) Incident Management
9 8 (11.76%) MS Exchange
9 8 (11.76%) Linux
9 8 (11.76%) Oracle Database
9 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (10.29%) PMO
11 6 (8.82%) Migration
11 6 (8.82%) CMDB
11 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
11 6 (8.82%) Red Hat
11 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
11 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
11 6 (8.82%) AIX
11 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
11 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
12 5 (7.35%) Domain Models

Support Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.35%) GlassFish
3 5 (7.35%) IIS
3 5 (7.35%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.94%) CMS
4 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (16.18%) MS Office
2 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.94%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Office 365
2 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (1.47%) DNS
3 1 (1.47%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.47%) Skype
3 1 (1.47%) VPN
3 1 (1.47%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Ant
1 5 (7.35%) Subversion
2 2 (2.94%) JIRA
3 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 16 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Law
3 1 (1.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) JFC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.82%) CMDB
3 4 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.94%) AS400
5 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (54.41%) Windows
2 13 (19.12%) Windows 7
3 10 (14.71%) Windows Server
3 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (11.76%) Linux
5 6 (8.82%) AIX
6 5 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (5.88%) Unix
7 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.94%) Android
9 2 (2.94%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.94%) CentOS
9 2 (2.94%) Solaris
9 2 (2.94%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) ITIL
2 9 (13.24%) Incident Management
2 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (8.82%) Migration
4 5 (7.35%) Domain Models
5 4 (5.88%) Change Control
5 4 (5.88%) Facilities Management
5 4 (5.88%) Software Testing
5 4 (5.88%) System Testing
6 3 (4.41%) Information Security
6 3 (4.41%) Information Security Management
6 3 (4.41%) ISMS
6 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.41%) Project Management
6 3 (4.41%) Security Management
7 2 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.94%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.94%) ETL
7 2 (2.94%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) SQL
2 5 (7.35%) Perl
2 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.35%) VBScript
3 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.94%) Java
3 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
3 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) AAT
3 1 (1.47%) Degree
3 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) PMO
2 3 (4.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (33.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.47%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) XenApp
3 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) Control-M
3 1 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.71%) Oracle
3 6 (8.82%) Red Hat
4 5 (7.35%) Citrix
4 5 (7.35%) IBM
5 2 (2.94%) VMware
6 1 (1.47%) AppSense
6 1 (1.47%) CA
6 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco
6 1 (1.47%) HP
6 1 (1.47%) SAP
6 1 (1.47%) Sun
6 1 (1.47%) Symantec
6 1 (1.47%) Wyse