The first table below looks at the demand for assyst skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited assyst over the 3 months to 22 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 South West 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Axios Systems assyst
Rank 133 108 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Contract jobs citing assyst 5 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.17% 0.093% -
As % of the Business Applications category 2.01% 1.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£313 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £136 £260
% change year-on-year
+157.35% -47.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 -
Business Applications Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
249 161 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 8.50% 7.46% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 102 88
Average daily rate £375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £438
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 8
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £8.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.55 £17.23 £28.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.80 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.00%
assyst
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assyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

assyst Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

assyst
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

assyst Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

assyst Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 9 (90.00%) Service Management
1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) Citrix
4 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) Nortel
5 4 (40.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) MCP
5 4 (40.00%) MS Office
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (40.00%) Internet
5 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
5 4 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (40.00%) MSI
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (40.00%) SCCM
5 4 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (40.00%) Altiris
5 4 (40.00%) Nortel Meridian
5 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (30.00%) Change Management
6 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008

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Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Internet
1 4 (40.00%) Nortel Meridian
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MSI
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Front Office
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 4 (40.00%) Analyst
1 4 (40.00%) Support Technician
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Technician
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (20.00%) CMDB
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Service Management
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) ITSM
4 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) MCP
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (30.00%) MCITP
4 3 (30.00%) MCSE
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
6 1 (10.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) Nortel
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Altiris
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) Sophos