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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Axios Systems assyst
Rank 568 569 545
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -24
Contract jobs citing assyst 27 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.025% 0.024%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.56% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 5
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£425 £125 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+240.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £113 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £300 £450
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £110.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -84.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 - -

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
4846 4674 4730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.78% 9.06% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2841 2508 2312
Average daily rate £440 £443 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 68 87
Average hourly rate £19.00 £32.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.62% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £60.03 £56.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -2.77%

assyst
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

assyst
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 19 December 2014.

assyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

assyst
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

assyst
Top 8 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 19 December 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
England -16 27 £425 +240.00% 5
London +18 9 £450 +260.00% 1
Essex - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 3
Birmingham - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Harrow - - - -
East of England - - - -

assyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 35 (47.95%) ITIL
2 31 (42.47%) Windows
3 22 (30.14%) Service Management
4 20 (27.40%) Internet
5 19 (26.03%) Microsoft
6 18 (24.66%) Remedy
7 17 (23.29%) Windows 7
8 16 (21.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (21.92%) MCSE
9 15 (20.55%) MS Exchange
10 14 (19.18%) Active Directory
10 14 (19.18%) SLA
10 14 (19.18%) Intranet
10 14 (19.18%) Firewall
10 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
10 14 (19.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (17.81%) Information Assurance
11 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared
11 13 (17.81%) Network Security
11 13 (17.81%) Ethical Hacking
11 13 (17.81%) CEH
11 13 (17.81%) Penetration Testing
11 13 (17.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 13 (17.81%) Change Control
11 13 (17.81%) Cyber Security
11 13 (17.81%) Law
11 13 (17.81%) Management Information System
11 13 (17.81%) GIAC
11 13 (17.81%) Information Security
11 13 (17.81%) CISSP

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 15 (20.55%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.37%) WorkSite
6 1 (1.37%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.37%) CMS
6 1 (1.37%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.37%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (16.44%) MS Excel
2 11 (15.07%) MS Office
3 3 (4.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.85%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.37%) SaaS
3 1 (1.37%) PaaS
3 1 (1.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.40%) Internet
2 14 (19.18%) Intranet
2 14 (19.18%) Firewall
3 13 (17.81%) Network Security
3 13 (17.81%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.59%) Wireless
5 6 (8.22%) VPN
6 5 (6.85%) SAN
7 1 (1.37%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.37%) MPLS
7 1 (1.37%) WAN
7 1 (1.37%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.37%) SNMP
7 1 (1.37%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (10.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (17.81%) Law
2 7 (9.59%) Finance
3 6 (8.22%) Financial Institution
3 6 (8.22%) Banking
3 6 (8.22%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.48%) Legal
4 4 (5.48%) Publishing
5 1 (1.37%) Billing
5 1 (1.37%) Advertising
5 1 (1.37%) Front Office
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (49.32%) Analyst
2 12 (16.44%) Information Analyst
2 12 (16.44%) Security Specialist
2 12 (16.44%) Information Security Analyst
2 12 (16.44%) Security Analyst
2 12 (16.44%) Information Specialist
2 12 (16.44%) Information Security Specialist
2 12 (16.44%) Product Analyst
2 12 (16.44%) Product Specialist
3 11 (15.07%) Service Analyst
4 10 (13.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (10.96%) Support Analyst
6 7 (9.59%) Service Manager
7 6 (8.22%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.48%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Problem Manager
9 3 (4.11%) Problem Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) IT Support
9 3 (4.11%) Incident Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) Web Services
2 2 (2.74%) .NET
3 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (17.81%) Management Information System
2 10 (13.70%) Blackberry
3 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.22%) Handset
4 6 (8.22%) Hedge funds
5 5 (6.85%) CMDB
6 1 (1.37%) Statistics
6 1 (1.37%) iPad
6 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.37%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 31 (42.47%) Windows
2 17 (23.29%) Windows 7
3 14 (19.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (9.59%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.11%) UNIX
8 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.37%) Linux
8 1 (1.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (47.95%) ITIL
2 22 (30.14%) Service Management
3 13 (17.81%) Information Assurance
3 13 (17.81%) Ethical Hacking
3 13 (17.81%) Penetration Testing
3 13 (17.81%) Change Control
3 13 (17.81%) Cyber Security
3 13 (17.81%) Information Security
4 12 (16.44%) ISMS
5 11 (15.07%) Incident Management
6 10 (13.70%) Change Management
7 8 (10.96%) Configuration Management
7 8 (10.96%) ITSM
7 8 (10.96%) Problem Management
7 8 (10.96%) ITIL V3
7 8 (10.96%) DevOps
8 6 (8.22%) Software Deployment
9 5 (6.85%) Content Management
9 5 (6.85%) Asset Management
9 5 (6.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.74%) C#
2 1 (1.37%) Java
2 1 (1.37%) Perl
2 1 (1.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (21.92%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (21.92%) MCSE
2 14 (19.18%) Security Cleared
3 13 (17.81%) SC Cleared
3 13 (17.81%) CEH
3 13 (17.81%) GIAC
3 13 (17.81%) CISSP
4 4 (5.48%) Degree
5 3 (4.11%) MCITP
5 3 (4.11%) MCP
6 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.37%) HP APS
7 1 (1.37%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.37%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.18%) SLA
2 13 (17.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (19.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (2.74%) XenApp
4 1 (1.37%) Xen
4 1 (1.37%) vSphere
4 1 (1.37%) LXC
4 1 (1.37%) Docker
4 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.37%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) WSUS
1 1 (1.37%) HP SIM
1 1 (1.37%) Puppet
1 1 (1.37%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.37%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.37%) ZENworks
1 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.37%) Netcool
Vendors
1 19 (26.03%) Microsoft
2 18 (24.66%) Remedy
3 11 (15.07%) Citrix
4 8 (10.96%) Sitecore
4 8 (10.96%) Akamai
4 8 (10.96%) ForgeRock
5 6 (8.22%) HP
5 6 (8.22%) McAfee
5 6 (8.22%) Altiris
6 4 (5.48%) VMware
7 3 (4.11%) Oracle
7 3 (4.11%) EMC
8 2 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.74%) NetApp
8 2 (2.74%) Symantec
8 2 (2.74%) FrontRange
9 1 (1.37%) Wonderware
9 1 (1.37%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.37%) webMethods
9 1 (1.37%) NetIQ
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