Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Analyst was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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 > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 129 140
Rank change year-on-year -30 +11 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Support Analyst 51 60 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.99% 1.25% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 1.32% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 38
West Midlands median daily rate £140 £190 £195
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.32% -2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £105 £101 £122
90th Percentile £350 £374 £341
England median daily rate £235 £263 £225
% change year-on-year -10.48% +16.67% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 21
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.18 £10.75
90th Percentile £21.23 £20.95 £17.88
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.30 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -4.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,894 4,556 5,931
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 94.66% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,017 2,872 3,537
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £233 £213 £237
90th Percentile £575 £544 £547
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 196 237
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +6.67% -9.64%
10th Percentile £10.89 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £38.63 £43.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.54% +1.46%

Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Analyst in the West Midlands

Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Analyst in the West Midlands

Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Analyst in the West Midlands

Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Analyst in the West Midlands

Support Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. 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
Coventry -11 11 £135 -15.63%
Birmingham -12 8 £160 -50.77% 6
Worcestershire +3 7 £125 -
West Bromwich - 7 £150 - 1
Staffordshire -8 5 £140 -61.64% 2
Warwickshire +4 3 £375 +45.63% 1
Dudley - 2 £98 -
Walsall - 2 £129 - 1
Shropshire -49 1 £105 -
Support Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, Support Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring Support Analyst in the job title.

1 28 (54.90%) Windows
2 20 (39.22%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
4 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
4 15 (29.41%) ITIL
5 10 (19.61%) SQL
6 7 (13.73%) Data Protection
6 7 (13.73%) Office 365
7 6 (11.76%) Windows 10
7 6 (11.76%) Windows 7
7 6 (11.76%) ITSM
8 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
8 5 (9.80%) Citrix
8 5 (9.80%) Apple
8 5 (9.80%) SLA
8 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
8 5 (9.80%) ServiceNow
9 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (7.84%) LAN
9 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (7.84%) Finance
9 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
10 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
10 3 (5.88%) Service Management
10 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
10 3 (5.88%) Unix
10 3 (5.88%) Windows XP
10 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (5.88%) ITIL V3
10 3 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement

Support Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (9.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.92%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (39.22%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.96%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.92%) NetSuite
1 2 (3.92%) Sage 200
2 1 (1.96%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.84%) LAN
2 2 (3.92%) Firewall
2 2 (3.92%) SAN
2 2 (3.92%) WAN
2 2 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (3.92%) WLAN
3 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) JIRA
General
1 4 (7.84%) Finance
1 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.96%) CSS
2 1 (1.96%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.92%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.92%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.92%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.96%) CMDB
4 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.96%) iPad
4 1 (1.96%) iPhone
4 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (54.90%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) Windows 10
2 6 (11.76%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.88%) Android
3 3 (5.88%) Unix
3 3 (5.88%) Windows XP
4 2 (3.92%) Linux
4 2 (3.92%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.92%) MVS
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
4 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) ITIL
2 7 (13.73%) Data Protection
3 6 (11.76%) ITSM
4 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.88%) ITIL V3
5 3 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.88%) Service Management
6 2 (3.92%) Break/Fix
6 2 (3.92%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.92%) Decision-Making
6 2 (3.92%) Document Management
6 2 (3.92%) Economics
6 2 (3.92%) ERP
6 2 (3.92%) Load Balancing
6 2 (3.92%) Migration
6 2 (3.92%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (3.92%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (3.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) C
2 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.92%) A+ Certification
2 2 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.92%) MCP
2 2 (3.92%) MCTS
3 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.96%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (29.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.80%) Apple
2 5 (9.80%) Citrix
2 5 (9.80%) ServiceNow
3 2 (3.92%) JD Edwards
3 2 (3.92%) Lotus
3 2 (3.92%) Sage
3 2 (3.92%) VMware