The median contractor rate for an Applications Support Analyst was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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.

Application Support Analyst
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 491 501 451
Rank change year-on-year +10 -50  
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Analyst 119 150 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.28% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.29% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 95 126
Median daily rate £425 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +8.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £205 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £310 £325
% change year-on-year +0.80% -4.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £23.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.78% +9.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.80 £17.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £36.20 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year +48.51% +12.22%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Applications Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Applications Support Analyst in the UK

Applications Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Applications Support Analyst in the UK

Applications Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support Analyst over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Applications Support Analyst in the UK

Applications Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Applications Support Analyst in the UK

Applications Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Applications Support Analyst over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Applications Support Analyst in the UK

Applications Support Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 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
England +12 113 £425 +15.25% 73
London +13 70 £450 +5.88% 23
South East +11 16 £330 +20.00% 18
City of London -4 14 £450 +5.88% 9
North West +30 8 £375 - 5
East of England -4 8 £225 -6.25% 6
Surrey +11 6 £360 +140.00% 4
South West -2 6 £275 -11.29% 3
Buckinghamshire -24 6 £225 -18.18% 2
Hertfordshire +2 5 £113 - 1
Milton Keynes -25 5 £225 -18.18% 1
Liverpool - 4 £350 -
Merseyside - 4 £350 -
East Midlands - 4 £220 - 5
Scotland +32 3 £248 -40.00% 2
West Sussex +18 3 £420 +34.40%
Glasgow -1 3 £248 -40.00% 1
Cheshire - 3 - - 1
Crewe - 3 - -
Derby - 2 £220 - 1
Swindon - 2 £273 -
Derbyshire - 2 £220 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £273 -
Bristol - 2 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £400 - 2
Yorkshire +14 1 £350 +21.73% 7
Manchester +14 1 £500 - 3
Belfast -44 1 £390 +43.38%
County Antrim -45 1 £390 +43.38%
Northern Ireland -49 1 £390 +43.38%

Applications Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 featuring Applications Support Analyst in the job title.

1 144 (59.50%) SQL
2 84 (34.71%) Windows
3 83 (34.30%) Finance
4 73 (30.17%) Oracle
5 71 (29.34%) SQL Server
6 59 (24.38%) ITIL
7 50 (20.66%) Microsoft
8 47 (19.42%) Banking
9 45 (18.60%) Unix
10 44 (18.18%) Linux
11 38 (15.70%) Oracle Database
12 34 (14.05%) IIS
13 31 (12.81%) Python
14 21 (8.68%) Front Office
14 21 (8.68%) XML
14 21 (8.68%) .NET
14 21 (8.68%) Java
15 20 (8.26%) Oracle Database 10g
15 20 (8.26%) Retail
15 20 (8.26%) Problem Management
16 19 (7.85%) PL/SQL
17 18 (7.44%) Fixed Income
17 18 (7.44%) Investment Banking
17 18 (7.44%) PowerShell
17 18 (7.44%) Relational Database
18 17 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
18 17 (7.02%) Service Delivery
19 16 (6.61%) Change Management
19 16 (6.61%) Business Analysis
19 16 (6.61%) Incident Management

Applications Support Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 34 (14.05%) IIS
2 16 (6.61%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.72%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.48%) Apache
4 6 (2.48%) JBoss
4 6 (2.48%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.07%) WebLogic
6 4 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.24%) Drupal
7 3 (1.24%) GlassFish
8 2 (0.83%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.83%) Confluence
8 2 (0.83%) Documentum
8 2 (0.83%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.83%) Mule
8 2 (0.83%) Mule ESB
8 2 (0.83%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.41%) MTS
9 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (6.61%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (4.13%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (2.89%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (1.24%) Global One
4 3 (1.24%) Northgate Housing
4 3 (1.24%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.83%) Demantra
5 2 (0.83%) SnowdropKCS
6 1 (0.41%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
6 1 (0.41%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.41%) LatentZero
6 1 (0.41%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.41%) RMDS
6 1 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.41%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.41%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.65%) Google Play
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.83%) Office 365
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.89%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.07%) DHCP
2 5 (2.07%) DNS
3 3 (1.24%) Firewall
3 3 (1.24%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.83%) Internet
4 2 (0.83%) PuTTY
4 2 (0.83%) WinSCP
5 1 (0.41%) HTTP
5 1 (0.41%) Intranet
5 1 (0.41%) LAN
5 1 (0.41%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (29.34%) SQL Server
2 38 (15.70%) Oracle Database
3 20 (8.26%) Oracle Database 10g
4 18 (7.44%) Relational Database
5 15 (6.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 13 (5.37%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (4.96%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.48%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (2.48%) Crystal Reports
10 6 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (2.48%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (2.07%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (1.24%) EDRMS
13 3 (1.24%) MySQL
13 3 (1.24%) Oracle9i Database
13 3 (1.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.31%) JIRA
1 8 (3.31%) Visual Studio
2 6 (2.48%) Oracle Forms
3 5 (2.07%) Toad
4 4 (1.65%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.24%) Ant
5 3 (1.24%) Subversion
6 2 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.41%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.41%) Hudson
7 1 (0.41%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (0.41%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 83 (34.30%) Finance
2 47 (19.42%) Banking
3 21 (8.68%) Front Office
4 20 (8.26%) Retail
5 18 (7.44%) Investment Banking
6 15 (6.20%) Manufacturing
7 13 (5.37%) Back Office
8 8 (3.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (2.89%) Publishing
10 5 (2.07%) Law
11 4 (1.65%) Advertising
11 4 (1.65%) International Banking
11 4 (1.65%) Legal
12 1 (0.41%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.41%) French Language
12 1 (0.41%) Local Government
12 1 (0.41%) Marketing
12 1 (0.41%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.41%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.68%) .NET
1 21 (8.68%) XML
2 16 (6.61%) Rendezvous
3 10 (4.13%) Web Services
4 7 (2.89%) .NET Framework
5 4 (1.65%) JSP
5 4 (1.65%) Node.js
5 4 (1.65%) XSLT
6 3 (1.24%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.24%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (1.24%) Hibernate
6 3 (1.24%) HTML
6 3 (1.24%) J2EE
6 3 (1.24%) Java EE
6 3 (1.24%) Middleware
6 3 (1.24%) SOAP
6 3 (1.24%) Spring
6 3 (1.24%) Struts
6 3 (1.24%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (1.24%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.44%) Fixed Income
2 17 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (3.31%) Equities
4 8 (3.31%) SWIFT
5 7 (2.89%) Derivative
6 6 (2.48%) NHS
7 4 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.24%) Credit Derivative
8 3 (1.24%) EPoS
8 3 (1.24%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.24%) SCADA
9 2 (0.83%) Fintech
9 2 (0.83%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 2 (0.83%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.83%) Market Risk
9 2 (0.83%) User Experience
10 1 (0.41%) Data Centre
10 1 (0.41%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.41%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 84 (34.71%) Windows
2 45 (18.60%) Unix
3 44 (18.18%) Linux
4 16 (6.61%) Windows Server
5 12 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (2.89%) Windows 7
8 6 (2.48%) HPUX
9 5 (2.07%) Solaris
10 3 (1.24%) AIX
10 3 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.24%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.41%) Android
11 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (24.38%) ITIL
2 20 (8.26%) Problem Management
3 17 (7.02%) Service Delivery
4 16 (6.61%) Business Analysis
4 16 (6.61%) Change Management
4 16 (6.61%) Incident Management
5 15 (6.20%) Release Management
5 15 (6.20%) Service Management
6 14 (5.79%) Fault Analysis
7 12 (4.96%) Business Intelligence
7 12 (4.96%) ITIL V3
8 11 (4.55%) CRM
8 11 (4.55%) ITSM
9 10 (4.13%) Migration
10 9 (3.72%) Workflow
11 8 (3.31%) Asset Management
11 8 (3.31%) Electronic Trading
12 7 (2.89%) Data Analysis
12 7 (2.89%) QMS
12 7 (2.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 144 (59.50%) SQL
2 31 (12.81%) Python
3 21 (8.68%) Java
4 19 (7.85%) PL/SQL
5 18 (7.44%) PowerShell
6 12 (4.96%) C#
7 9 (3.72%) JavaScript
7 9 (3.72%) Shell Script
8 8 (3.31%) Perl
8 8 (3.31%) T-SQL
8 8 (3.31%) VBA
9 6 (2.48%) R
9 6 (2.48%) VBScript
10 4 (1.65%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.65%) VB
11 3 (1.24%) C++
12 2 (0.83%) C
12 2 (0.83%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.41%) PHP
13 1 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (4.13%) ITIL Certification
2 9 (3.72%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.89%) Degree
4 4 (1.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.41%) AAT
6 1 (0.41%) ACCA
6 1 (0.41%) CIMA
6 1 (0.41%) HNC
6 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.41%) MCSA
6 1 (0.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.61%) SLA
2 3 (1.24%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.24%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.83%) SEPA
4 1 (0.41%) GDPR
4 1 (0.41%) MiFID
4 1 (0.41%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.65%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.41%) Varnish
5 1 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 15 (6.20%) TIBCO Hawk
2 4 (1.65%) Control-M
3 3 (1.24%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.24%) Puppet
4 2 (0.83%) Nagios
5 1 (0.41%) Ansible
5 1 (0.41%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.41%) Dollar Universe
5 1 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.41%) Opsview
5 1 (0.41%) SCCM
5 1 (0.41%) Terraform
5 1 (0.41%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 73 (30.17%) Oracle
2 50 (20.66%) Microsoft
3 16 (6.61%) TIBCO
4 10 (4.13%) Northgate
4 10 (4.13%) SAP
5 7 (2.89%) VMware
6 5 (2.07%) Citrix
6 5 (2.07%) IBM
6 5 (2.07%) ION Trading
6 5 (2.07%) Murex
6 5 (2.07%) Remedy
6 5 (2.07%) Sybase
7 4 (1.65%) Google
7 4 (1.65%) Sun
8 3 (1.24%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.24%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.24%) PeopleSoft
8 3 (1.24%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.83%) BEA
9 2 (0.83%) Capita
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