The first table below looks at the demand for assyst skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited assyst over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Business Applications category for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Axios Systems assyst
Rank 541 546 530
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Contract jobs citing assyst 28 9 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.058% 0.019% 0.047%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.63% 0.22% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 12
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 £519 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.71% +43.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £374 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £664 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £136 £260
% change year-on-year
+157.35% -47.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 -
Business Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4472 4084 4636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.20% 8.79% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2366 2201 2386
Average daily rate £426 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.23% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 77 52
Average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.27 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £52.00 £61.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.07%
assyst
UK

assyst
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing assyst across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Business Applications category.

assyst Jobs Demand Trend in England

assyst
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing assyst across the England region.

assyst Daily Rate Trend in England

assyst
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing assyst across the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

assyst Daily Rate Histogram in England

assyst
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing assyst across the England region.

assyst Hourly Rate Trend in England

assyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing assyst within the England region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +12 12 £375 -
East of England -10 10 £450 -
South East -8 1 £425 -18.07%
West Midlands - - - - 5
assyst
UK

assyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing assyst also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited assyst.

1 28 (68.29%) ITIL
2 24 (58.54%) Windows
2 24 (58.54%) Service Management
3 19 (46.34%) Citrix
4 15 (36.59%) MS Exchange
5 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
5 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (31.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
7 11 (26.83%) ITSM
8 9 (21.95%) Change Management
8 9 (21.95%) MS Office
8 9 (21.95%) NetApp
8 9 (21.95%) Internet
8 9 (21.95%) XenApp
8 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
8 9 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
9 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
9 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (17.07%) Blackberry
10 7 (17.07%) MCSE
10 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
10 7 (17.07%) Windows XP
11 6 (14.63%) Publishing
11 6 (14.63%) VMware
11 6 (14.63%) Oracle
11 6 (14.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
11 6 (14.63%) CMDB

assyst
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing assyst also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited assyst. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 15 (36.59%) MS Exchange
2 13 (31.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (14.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (4.88%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (4.88%) Documentum
6 2 (4.88%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (4.88%) IIS
7 1 (2.44%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 9 (21.95%) MS Office
2 7 (17.07%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.95%) Internet
2 4 (9.76%) Firewall
2 4 (9.76%) SAN
2 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.76%) Nortel Meridian
3 3 (7.32%) Network Security
3 3 (7.32%) Intranet
3 3 (7.32%) Wireless
4 1 (2.44%) VPN
4 1 (2.44%) DNS
4 1 (2.44%) WAN
4 1 (2.44%) DHCP
4 1 (2.44%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (2.44%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MSI
2 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) Dreamweaver
General
1 6 (14.63%) Publishing
2 5 (12.20%) Banking
2 5 (12.20%) Law
3 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.32%) Finance
4 2 (4.88%) Legal
5 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.44%) Front Office
5 1 (2.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (36.59%) Analyst
2 7 (17.07%) Problem Manager
3 5 (12.20%) Change Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.76%) Support Technician
4 4 (9.76%) Configuration Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Information Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Security Specialist
5 3 (7.32%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Information Security Specialist
5 3 (7.32%) Release Manager
5 3 (7.32%) Security Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (7.32%) Product Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Product Specialist
5 3 (7.32%) Information Specialist
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Technician
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Service Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) .NET
1 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Blackberry
2 6 (14.63%) CMDB
3 4 (9.76%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Handset
5 1 (2.44%) Statistics
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.44%) NHS
5 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.44%) iPad
5 1 (2.44%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 24 (58.54%) Windows
2 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (19.51%) Windows 7
4 7 (17.07%) Windows XP
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.32%) UNIX
7 1 (2.44%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (68.29%) ITIL
2 24 (58.54%) Service Management
3 11 (26.83%) ITSM
4 9 (21.95%) Change Management
5 6 (14.63%) Configuration Management
5 6 (14.63%) Problem Management
5 6 (14.63%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (12.20%) ITIL V3
6 5 (12.20%) PRINCE2
7 4 (9.76%) ITIL V2
8 3 (7.32%) ISMS
8 3 (7.32%) Information Assurance
8 3 (7.32%) Change Control
8 3 (7.32%) Business Analysis
8 3 (7.32%) Release Management
8 3 (7.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Process Management
8 3 (7.32%) Service Delivery
8 3 (7.32%) Migration
8 3 (7.32%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.32%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) VB
2 2 (4.88%) VB.NET
2 2 (4.88%) ABAP
2 2 (4.88%) VBA
2 2 (4.88%) C#
2 2 (4.88%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
2 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
2 8 (19.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (17.07%) MCSE
4 5 (12.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (9.76%) MCP
5 4 (9.76%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (7.32%) GIAC
6 3 (7.32%) CEH
6 3 (7.32%) MCITP
6 3 (7.32%) CISSP
6 3 (7.32%) Degree
7 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (2.44%) MCSA
8 1 (2.44%) ISEB
8 1 (2.44%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
2 3 (7.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.95%) XenApp
3 4 (9.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.44%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) SCCM
2 1 (2.44%) ZENworks
2 1 (2.44%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 19 (46.34%) Citrix
2 13 (31.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (21.95%) NetApp
4 6 (14.63%) Oracle
4 6 (14.63%) VMware
5 5 (12.20%) SAP
6 4 (9.76%) HP
6 4 (9.76%) Altiris
6 4 (9.76%) Nortel
7 3 (7.32%) EMC
8 2 (4.88%) Remedy
9 1 (2.44%) Sophos
9 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.44%) Wonderware