The table below looks at the statistics 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 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Axios Systems assyst
Rank 539 543 556
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +13
Contract jobs citing assyst 40 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.076% 0.035% 0.045%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.88% 0.41% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 7 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £229 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.39% -34.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £520 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £199 £227 £234
% change year-on-year
-12.51% -2.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 -
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Business Applications Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4534 4176 4909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.64% 8.67% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2612 2320 2585
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 74 77
Average hourly rate £30.82 £17.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.16% -41.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.90 £12.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £44.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £18.37 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+71.52% -43.49%

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 September 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 September 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
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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 +28 19 £400 - 2
South West -21 8 £375 +74.67%
South East -7 5 £190 -63.37% 2
East of England -26 2 £429 +243.00%
West Midlands - - - - 6
Yorkshire - - - -
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Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 45 (65.22%) ITIL
2 31 (44.93%) Service Management
3 27 (39.13%) Windows
4 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 20 (28.99%) Citrix
5 20 (28.99%) Internet
6 18 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (26.09%) MS Exchange
7 17 (24.64%) MCSE
7 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
7 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (21.74%) SC Cleared
10 14 (20.29%) TCP/IP
10 14 (20.29%) Firewall
10 14 (20.29%) Law
11 13 (18.84%) GIAC
11 13 (18.84%) Information Security
11 13 (18.84%) Ethical Hacking
11 13 (18.84%) CEH
11 13 (18.84%) Penetration Testing
11 13 (18.84%) CISSP
11 13 (18.84%) Intranet
11 13 (18.84%) Information Assurance
11 13 (18.84%) Windows 7
11 13 (18.84%) Change Control
11 13 (18.84%) Cyber Security
11 13 (18.84%) Network Security
11 13 (18.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 12 (17.39%) ISMS

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Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 18 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 16 (23.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (11.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.90%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.90%) Documentum
6 2 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.90%) IIS
7 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.45%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.45%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 11 (15.94%) MS Office
2 9 (13.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 20 (28.99%) Internet
2 14 (20.29%) Firewall
2 14 (20.29%) TCP/IP
3 13 (18.84%) Intranet
3 13 (18.84%) Network Security
4 4 (5.80%) SAN
4 4 (5.80%) Wireless
4 4 (5.80%) Nortel Meridian
5 2 (2.90%) VPN
6 1 (1.45%) DNS
6 1 (1.45%) WAN
6 1 (1.45%) DHCP
6 1 (1.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MSI
2 2 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (20.29%) Law
2 7 (10.14%) Publishing
3 6 (8.70%) Banking
4 5 (7.25%) Legal
5 4 (5.80%) Finance
6 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
7 2 (2.90%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.90%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.45%) Advertising
8 1 (1.45%) Front Office
8 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (49.28%) Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) Security Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) Information Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) Security Specialist
2 12 (17.39%) Information Security Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) Information Security Specialist
2 12 (17.39%) Product Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) Product Specialist
2 12 (17.39%) Information Specialist
3 8 (11.59%) Problem Manager
3 8 (11.59%) Service Manager
4 6 (8.70%) Desktop Support
5 5 (7.25%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Change Manager
5 5 (7.25%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Configuration Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Desktop Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) .NET
1 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Blackberry
1 8 (11.59%) CMDB
2 6 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.80%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.90%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.90%) Handset
5 1 (1.45%) Statistics
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.45%) iPad
5 1 (1.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (39.13%) Windows
2 17 (24.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (18.84%) Windows 7
4 7 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (8.70%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.35%) UNIX
8 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (65.22%) ITIL
2 31 (44.93%) Service Management
3 13 (18.84%) Information Security
3 13 (18.84%) Ethical Hacking
3 13 (18.84%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (18.84%) Information Assurance
3 13 (18.84%) Change Control
3 13 (18.84%) Cyber Security
4 12 (17.39%) ISMS
4 12 (17.39%) Configuration Management
4 12 (17.39%) Change Management
4 12 (17.39%) ITSM
5 9 (13.04%) Problem Management
6 7 (10.14%) ITIL V3
7 6 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (7.25%) Incident Management
8 5 (7.25%) Asset Management
9 4 (5.80%) PRINCE2
10 3 (4.35%) Process Management
10 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.35%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) VB
2 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
2 2 (2.90%) ABAP
2 2 (2.90%) VBA
2 2 (2.90%) C#
2 2 (2.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (24.64%) MCSE
2 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
3 15 (21.74%) SC Cleared
4 13 (18.84%) GIAC
4 13 (18.84%) CEH
4 13 (18.84%) CISSP
5 5 (7.25%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (7.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (5.80%) MCP
7 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (4.35%) Degree
7 3 (4.35%) MCITP
8 2 (2.90%) A+ Certification
8 2 (2.90%) MCSA
9 1 (1.45%) ISEB
9 1 (1.45%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (1.45%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (18.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (15.94%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.04%) XenApp
3 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.80%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.45%) Xen
5 1 (1.45%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.80%) SCCM
2 1 (1.45%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.45%) ZENworks
2 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 20 (28.99%) Citrix
3 9 (13.04%) NetApp
4 6 (8.70%) Oracle
4 6 (8.70%) Remedy
4 6 (8.70%) VMware
5 5 (7.25%) Altiris
5 5 (7.25%) SAP
6 4 (5.80%) HP
6 4 (5.80%) EMC
6 4 (5.80%) Nortel
7 3 (4.35%) McAfee
8 1 (1.45%) Sophos
8 1 (1.45%) FrontRange
8 1 (1.45%) Wonderware
8 1 (1.45%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.45%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.45%) Symantec
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