The median contractor rate for a Software Support Analyst was £188 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Support Analyst
UK
Rank 578 620 605
Rank change year-on-year +42 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Software Support Analyst 8 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.018% 0.019% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.020% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 1
Median daily rate £188 £200 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £150 £225
% change year-on-year +25.00% -33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - £16.50

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 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Software Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Support Analyst in the UK

Software Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Software Support Analyst in the UK

Software Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Software Support Analyst over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Software Support Analyst in the UK

Software Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Software Support Analyst in the UK

Software Support Analyst
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Software Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England +45 7 £240 +20.00% 20
South East +16 2 £228 +51.66% 8
London +8 2 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 £188 -
Scotland - 1 £188 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £180 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £180 -
Northampton - 1 £325 -
Crawley - 1 £155 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £325 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £300 -
West Sussex - 1 £155 -
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
East of England - 1 £180 - 3
North West - 1 - - 4

Software Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Software 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 Software Support Analyst in the job title.

1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Contingency Planning
3 2 (16.67%) IFRS
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
3 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 2 (16.67%) Wealth Management
3 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (16.67%) Murex
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) CIMA
4 1 (8.33%) GIS
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) ACCA
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (8.33%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) .NET
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) SAP

Software Support Analyst Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
1 1 (8.33%) Unit4 Business World
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) GIS
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) StarTeam
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) Node.js
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 2 (16.67%) Change Control
2 2 (16.67%) Contingency Planning
2 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 2 (16.67%) Wealth Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Data Management
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) SDLC
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) AAT
2 1 (8.33%) ACCA
2 1 (8.33%) CIMA
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) IFRS
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Murex
3 1 (8.33%) Civica
3 1 (8.33%) CODA
3 1 (8.33%) JD Edwards
3 1 (8.33%) Northgate
3 1 (8.33%) Sage
3 1 (8.33%) SAP
3 1 (8.33%) Sun