The table below looks at the statistics for assyst skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited assyst over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Axios Systems assyst
Rank 549 547 518
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -29
Contract jobs citing assyst 30 17 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.034% 0.011%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.67% 0.39% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 1
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£395 £125 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+216.00% -66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £116 £375
% change year-on-year
+230.10% -69.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £10.76
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +44.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.91 £10.76
% change year-on-year
-6.50% +29.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Business Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
4465 4352 3887
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.61% 8.69% 8.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2502 2308 1948
Average daily rate £450 £438 £428
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 51 54
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.25 £37.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.17% -43.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £15.05 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £50.00 £54.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-30.76% -31.21%

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Jobs Demand Trend

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

assyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

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Daily Rate Trend

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

assyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

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Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing assyst within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

assyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

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Hourly Rate Trend

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

assyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

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Top 21 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing assyst within the UK over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
England +4 26 £395 +216.00% 7
South East -6 16 £400 +33.33% 3
East Sussex - 8 £425 -
Brighton - 8 £413 -
London -1 6 £425 +167.71%
City of London - 5 - -
South West -4 4 £365 -
Somerset 0 3 £358 -
Taunton -4 3 £358 -
Berkshire - - - -
Slough - - - -
Staines - - - - 2
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bracknell - - - -
Surrey - - - - 3
Essex - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 3
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 26 (52.00%) Windows
2 18 (36.00%) Remedy
3 16 (32.00%) Active Directory
4 15 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 15 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 14 (28.00%) MS Office
5 14 (28.00%) ITIL
6 12 (24.00%) Service Management
6 12 (24.00%) Blackberry
6 12 (24.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (24.00%) SLA
7 11 (22.00%) Windows XP
7 11 (22.00%) Wireless
8 10 (20.00%) Finance
8 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (20.00%) Internet
9 9 (18.00%) Visual Studio
9 9 (18.00%) MS Exchange
9 9 (18.00%) Web Services
9 9 (18.00%) VPN
9 9 (18.00%) Handset
9 9 (18.00%) Management Information System
9 9 (18.00%) Financial Institution
9 9 (18.00%) Banking
9 9 (18.00%) Altiris
9 9 (18.00%) Investment Banking
9 9 (18.00%) Incident Management
9 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
9 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
9 9 (18.00%) Amazon AWS

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 12 (24.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (18.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.00%) WorkSite
5 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.00%) CMS
5 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 14 (28.00%) MS Office
3 5 (10.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.00%) IaaS
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
3 1 (2.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) Wireless
2 10 (20.00%) Internet
3 9 (18.00%) VPN
4 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.00%) SAN
5 2 (4.00%) WAN
5 2 (4.00%) Firewall
6 1 (2.00%) Network Security
6 1 (2.00%) MPLS
6 1 (2.00%) Intranet
6 1 (2.00%) Kerberos
6 1 (2.00%) SNMP
6 1 (2.00%) DNS
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (18.00%) Financial Institution
2 9 (18.00%) Banking
2 9 (18.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Billing
4 1 (2.00%) Publishing
4 1 (2.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Analyst
2 13 (26.00%) Service Analyst
2 13 (26.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (16.00%) Project Manager
4 7 (14.00%) Support Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Support Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) IT Support
6 3 (6.00%) Service Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Web Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Web Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Systems Support
7 2 (4.00%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.00%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Web Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) Web Services
2 3 (6.00%) Middleware
3 1 (2.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.00%) Blackberry
2 9 (18.00%) Handset
2 9 (18.00%) Management Information System
2 9 (18.00%) Hedge funds
3 6 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) iPad
4 2 (4.00%) CMDB
5 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 26 (52.00%) Windows
2 15 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (22.00%) Windows XP
4 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (10.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.00%) Linux
8 1 (2.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) ITIL
2 12 (24.00%) Service Management
3 9 (18.00%) Incident Management
3 9 (18.00%) Software Deployment
3 9 (18.00%) DevOps
4 8 (16.00%) Change Management
5 6 (12.00%) ITIL V3
5 6 (12.00%) Content Management
6 5 (10.00%) ITSM
7 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2
7 4 (8.00%) Project Management
7 4 (8.00%) Migration
8 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.00%) Programme Management
9 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.00%) Supplier Management
9 2 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.00%) C#
2 1 (2.00%) Java
2 1 (2.00%) Perl
2 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) HP APS
3 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) CEH
3 1 (2.00%) GIAC
3 1 (2.00%) CISSP
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.00%) Xen
4 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.00%) Docker
4 1 (2.00%) vSphere
4 1 (2.00%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) WSUS
1 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.00%) Netcool
1 1 (2.00%) Puppet
1 1 (2.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Remedy
2 9 (18.00%) Altiris
2 9 (18.00%) Sitecore
2 9 (18.00%) Akamai
2 9 (18.00%) ForgeRock
3 7 (14.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (12.00%) McAfee
5 3 (6.00%) VMware
5 3 (6.00%) Citrix
5 3 (6.00%) HP
6 2 (4.00%) EMC
6 2 (4.00%) SAP
6 2 (4.00%) Symantec
7 1 (2.00%) FrontRange
7 1 (2.00%) webMethods
7 1 (2.00%) NetIQ
7 1 (2.00%) BMC
7 1 (2.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco