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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Axios Systems assyst
Rank 605 566 557
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -9
Contract jobs citing assyst 14 35 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.069% 0.045%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.34% 0.73% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 13
Average daily rate £238 £398 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.25% +218.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £384 £120
% change year-on-year
-15.96% +219.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £29.00 £13.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+123.07% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £13.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+123.07% -16.12%

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
4159 4769 4653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.09% 9.41% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2450 2730 2396
Average daily rate £438 £438 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
- +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 35 56
Average hourly rate £39.14 £30.00 £28.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.45% +4.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.49 £13.00 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £61.53 £61.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £17.50 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+122.85% -53.70%

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

assyst
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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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 11 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 February 2016. 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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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
England -20 11 £238 -40.25% 3
Norfolk - 7 - -
Norwich - 7 - -
East of England - 7 - -
City of London +35 3 £238 -
London -11 3 £238 -47.22%
Edinburgh - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £323 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £323 -
North East - 1 £323 -

assyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 17 (73.91%) ITIL
2 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
3 11 (47.83%) Workflow
3 11 (47.83%) ITIL V3
4 8 (34.78%) High Availability
4 8 (34.78%) Job Entry Subsystem
4 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (34.78%) Knowledge Management
4 8 (34.78%) ISPF
4 8 (34.78%) Problem Management
4 8 (34.78%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (34.78%) AS400
4 8 (34.78%) JCL
4 8 (34.78%) Mainframe
4 8 (34.78%) IBM
4 8 (34.78%) CICS
4 8 (34.78%) zOS
4 8 (34.78%) MVS
4 8 (34.78%) Tivoli NetView
4 8 (34.78%) COBOL
4 8 (34.78%) DB2
5 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
5 7 (30.43%) Remedy
5 7 (30.43%) Service Management
6 6 (26.09%) Windows
6 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
7 5 (21.74%) SCCM
7 5 (21.74%) Finance
8 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
8 4 (17.39%) ITSM

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (34.78%) CICS
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) Lync
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) VPN
2 1 (4.35%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) JIRA
2 2 (8.70%) HP UFT
2 2 (8.70%) MSI
3 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
1 3 (13.04%) Analyst
1 3 (13.04%) Finance Manager
1 3 (13.04%) Finance Project Manager
1 3 (13.04%) ITSM Project Manager
1 3 (13.04%) Project Manager
2 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Technical Support
2 2 (8.70%) Administrator
2 2 (8.70%) Incident and Problem Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Incident Manager
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL Incident Manager
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL Manager
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL Problem Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Junior
2 2 (8.70%) Junior Project Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Mainframe Specialist
2 2 (8.70%) Problem Manager
2 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
2 2 (8.70%) Technical Support
3 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (34.78%) ISPF
2 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) AS400
1 8 (34.78%) IBM Mainframe
1 8 (34.78%) Mainframe
2 2 (8.70%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
2 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) MVS
1 8 (34.78%) zOS
2 6 (26.09%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (73.91%) ITIL
2 11 (47.83%) ITIL V3
2 11 (47.83%) Workflow
3 8 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (34.78%) High Availability
3 8 (34.78%) Knowledge Management
3 8 (34.78%) Problem Management
4 7 (30.43%) Service Management
5 4 (17.39%) ITSM
5 4 (17.39%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.04%) Defect Management
6 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
6 3 (13.04%) PRINCE2
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
7 2 (8.70%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
8 1 (4.35%) Application Performance Monitoring
8 1 (4.35%) Compatibility Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (4.35%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) COBOL
1 8 (34.78%) JCL
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (13.04%) MCP
2 3 (13.04%) PMI Certification
2 3 (13.04%) PMP
3 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (8.70%) MCDST
3 2 (8.70%) MCSE
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
4 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (8.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Tivoli NetView
2 5 (21.74%) SCCM
3 3 (13.04%) Tivoli
4 2 (8.70%) AppDNA
4 2 (8.70%) Control-M
4 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) IBM
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Remedy
3 4 (17.39%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) Akamai
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) Dynatrace
5 1 (4.35%) ForgeRock
5 1 (4.35%) New Relic
5 1 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.35%) Sitecore
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