Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Applications Support Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 595 627 471
Rank change year-on-year +32 -156 +35
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Support Analyst 297 262 472
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.25% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.26% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 187 297
UK median daily rate £400 £310 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -10.14% +9.52%
10th Percentile £220 £165 £200
90th Percentile £538 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £294 £275 £325
% change year-on-year +6.82% -15.38% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 19
UK median hourly rate £23.25 £28.25 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.70% +28.41% +4.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £15.65 £16.15
90th Percentile £32.00 £32.69 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £31.50 £25.75
% change year-on-year -23.81% +22.33% +28.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Applications Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Applications Support Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Applications Support Analyst in the UK

Applications Support Analyst
Top 15 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +49 287 £400 +32.12% 70
London +47 187 £450 +10.77% 32
UK excluding London -12 110 £294 +6.82% 43
Midlands +41 38 £300 +50.00% 9
East Midlands +30 36 £313 +56.25% 3
North of England +51 20 £325 +31.98% 9
South East -31 18 £325 +18.18% 12
North West +28 15 £339 +22.07% 6
South West -8 12 £195 -37.10% 6
East of England -21 12 £241 -5.48% 2
Scotland -4 9 £350 -15.15% 3
Yorkshire +16 4 £259 +15.00% 3
West Midlands +14 2 £275 -15.38% 6
North East +65 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 £390 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 159 (53.54%) SQL
2 100 (33.67%) Windows
3 87 (29.29%) Finance
4 78 (26.26%) Oracle
5 72 (24.24%) SQL Server
6 63 (21.21%) ITIL
7 61 (20.54%) Banking
8 60 (20.20%) Unix
8 60 (20.20%) Linux
9 47 (15.82%) Microsoft
10 43 (14.48%) Python
11 37 (12.46%) Front Office
12 35 (11.78%) Java
13 27 (9.09%) .NET
13 27 (9.09%) Fixed Income
14 26 (8.75%) Investment Banking
14 26 (8.75%) Problem Management
15 24 (8.08%) CRM
16 22 (7.41%) IIS
16 22 (7.41%) Investment Management
17 21 (7.07%) PowerShell
17 21 (7.07%) Relational Database
17 21 (7.07%) TIBCO
17 21 (7.07%) Rendezvous
18 19 (6.40%) TIBCO Hawk
18 19 (6.40%) PL/SQL
18 19 (6.40%) Retail
19 18 (6.06%) Asset Management
19 18 (6.06%) Equities
19 18 (6.06%) Analytical Skills

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 22 (7.41%) IIS
2 13 (4.38%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.03%) Apache
3 9 (3.03%) Confluence
4 7 (2.36%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.02%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.68%) JBoss
6 5 (1.68%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.35%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.01%) DataSynapse
8 3 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.01%) EPiServer
8 3 (1.01%) nginx
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.67%) SAS
9 2 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.34%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.37%) thinkFolio
2 9 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.68%) Oracle CRM
4 4 (1.35%) Actimize
4 4 (1.35%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (1.35%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (1.01%) Markit EDM
5 3 (1.01%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (1.01%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 3 (1.01%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.67%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.67%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.67%) Salerio
6 2 (0.67%) SAP GTS
7 1 (0.34%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.34%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.34%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.34%) SAP FI-GL
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.35%) Google Play
1 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.01%) Office 365
3 1 (0.34%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.34%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.71%) TCP/IP
2 11 (3.70%) DNS
3 9 (3.03%) Internet
4 6 (2.02%) DHCP
5 4 (1.35%) FTP
5 4 (1.35%) SMS
6 3 (1.01%) Firewall
6 3 (1.01%) LAN
6 3 (1.01%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (0.67%) Intranet
7 2 (0.67%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.34%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 21 (7.07%) Relational Database
3 14 (4.71%) Oracle Database
4 12 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
5 9 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.36%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.67%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
10 2 (0.67%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.34%) Ingres
11 1 (0.34%) OLTP
11 1 (0.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (4.38%) JIRA
2 4 (1.35%) Cucumber
2 4 (1.35%) IBM UrbanCode
2 4 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (1.35%) Selenium
3 3 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.01%) Toad
3 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.67%) jMock
4 2 (0.67%) JUnit
4 2 (0.67%) Mockito
5 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.34%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.34%) Maven
5 1 (0.34%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.34%) PeopleTools
5 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.34%) TestComplete
General
1 87 (29.29%) Finance
2 61 (20.54%) Banking
3 37 (12.46%) Front Office
4 26 (8.75%) Investment Banking
5 19 (6.40%) Retail
6 13 (4.38%) Manufacturing
7 6 (2.02%) Prime Brokerage
8 5 (1.68%) Electronics
8 5 (1.68%) Publishing
9 4 (1.35%) Advertising
10 3 (1.01%) Automotive
10 3 (1.01%) Back Office
10 3 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.67%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.67%) French Language
11 2 (0.67%) Legal
12 1 (0.34%) German Language
12 1 (0.34%) International Banking
12 1 (0.34%) Law
12 1 (0.34%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.09%) .NET
2 21 (7.07%) Rendezvous
3 16 (5.39%) Middleware
4 13 (4.38%) XML
5 12 (4.04%) J2EE
6 7 (2.36%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (2.02%) HTML
7 6 (2.02%) Node.js
7 6 (2.02%) Web Services
8 5 (1.68%) CSS
8 5 (1.68%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (1.35%) HTML5
9 4 (1.35%) Kafka
9 4 (1.35%) SOAP
10 3 (1.01%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.01%) JSP
10 3 (1.01%) Spring
11 2 (0.67%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.67%) ODBC
11 2 (0.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.09%) Fixed Income
2 18 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.06%) Equities
3 15 (5.05%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.05%) Derivative
3 15 (5.05%) SWIFT
4 8 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (2.36%) Hedge funds
6 6 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.68%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.35%) NHS
9 3 (1.01%) Grid Computing
9 3 (1.01%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 3 (1.01%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.67%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.67%) Fedwire
10 2 (0.67%) FMCG
10 2 (0.67%) Life Science
10 2 (0.67%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 100 (33.67%) Windows
2 60 (20.20%) Linux
2 60 (20.20%) Unix
3 14 (4.71%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.69%) Solaris
5 6 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (1.35%) HPUX
8 2 (0.67%) AIX
8 2 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.34%) Android
9 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.34%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (21.21%) ITIL
2 26 (8.75%) Problem Management
3 24 (8.08%) CRM
4 22 (7.41%) Investment Management
5 18 (6.06%) Asset Management
5 18 (6.06%) Fault Analysis
6 15 (5.05%) Change Management
6 15 (5.05%) Service Delivery
7 14 (4.71%) Incident Management
7 14 (4.71%) Service Management
8 13 (4.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (3.70%) Business Analysis
10 10 (3.37%) Wealth Management
11 9 (3.03%) Anti-Money Laundering
12 8 (2.69%) Electronic Trading
12 8 (2.69%) QMS
12 8 (2.69%) Workflow
13 7 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (2.36%) Quality Management
13 7 (2.36%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (53.54%) SQL
2 43 (14.48%) Python
3 35 (11.78%) Java
4 21 (7.07%) PowerShell
5 19 (6.40%) PL/SQL
6 15 (5.05%) C#
6 15 (5.05%) Shell Script
7 12 (4.04%) Perl
8 10 (3.37%) VBA
9 9 (3.03%) JavaScript
10 8 (2.69%) C++
10 8 (2.69%) VB
11 6 (2.02%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.68%) RPG
13 4 (1.35%) R
13 4 (1.35%) VB6
14 2 (0.67%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.34%) Korn
15 1 (0.34%) Ruby
15 1 (0.34%) Scala
Qualifications
1 14 (4.71%) Degree
2 7 (2.36%) Computer Science Degree
2 7 (2.36%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (1.35%) SC Cleared
5 2 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.67%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.34%) ECDL
6 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.71%) SLA
2 7 (2.36%) QA
3 6 (2.02%) SEPA
4 3 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.67%) GDPR
5 2 (0.67%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.34%) DICOM
6 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.34%) HL7
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (3.03%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.01%) ISA Server
3 3 (1.01%) Varnish
4 2 (0.67%) Docker
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.34%) XenApp
5 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (6.40%) TIBCO Hawk
2 5 (1.68%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (0.67%) logstash
3 2 (0.67%) Nagios
3 2 (0.67%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.34%) Ansible
4 1 (0.34%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.34%) Control-M
4 1 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.34%) Puppet
4 1 (0.34%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 78 (26.26%) Oracle
2 47 (15.82%) Microsoft
3 21 (7.07%) TIBCO
4 13 (4.38%) Citrix
5 12 (4.04%) IBM
6 10 (3.37%) VMware
7 8 (2.69%) Charles River
8 7 (2.36%) PeopleSoft
9 6 (2.02%) Splunk
10 5 (1.68%) Sybase
11 4 (1.35%) AppDynamics
11 4 (1.35%) Google
11 4 (1.35%) ION Trading
11 4 (1.35%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.35%) SAP
11 4 (1.35%) SimCorp
11 4 (1.35%) Wallstreet Suite
12 3 (1.01%) BEA
12 3 (1.01%) Cisco
12 3 (1.01%) ServiceNow