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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Axios Systems assyst
Rank 576 574 579
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing assyst 41 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.030% 0.035%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.83% 0.34% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 7 7
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£400 £229 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+74.39% -10.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £199 £227 £213
% change year-on-year
-12.51% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £110.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -86.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 -
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -

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
4939 4708 5418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.63% 8.94% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2781 2554 2728
Average daily rate £450 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 77 92
Average hourly rate £31.50 £17.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £20.43 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+54.16% -37.13%

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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 1 October 2014.

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 19 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 1 October 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 +9 41 £400 +74.39% 4
London +26 22 £400 -
South West -27 7 £375 +74.67%
Somerset -2 6 £375 +74.67%
South East -9 6 £190 -63.37% 1
City of London - 5 - -
West Sussex +6 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 3
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Essex - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Glasgow - - - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 51 (60.00%) ITIL
2 37 (43.53%) Windows
3 33 (38.82%) Service Management
4 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
5 23 (27.06%) Citrix
6 22 (25.88%) Active Directory
6 22 (25.88%) MS Exchange
7 21 (24.71%) Internet
8 20 (23.53%) Security Cleared
9 19 (22.35%) Windows 7
10 18 (21.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (21.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (21.18%) SC Cleared
10 18 (21.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (20.00%) MCSE
11 17 (20.00%) MS Office
12 16 (18.82%) Change Management
13 15 (17.65%) Firewall
14 14 (16.47%) ITSM
14 14 (16.47%) Law
14 14 (16.47%) TCP/IP
14 14 (16.47%) Intranet
15 13 (15.29%) SLA
15 13 (15.29%) CISSP
15 13 (15.29%) GIAC
15 13 (15.29%) Information Security
15 13 (15.29%) Network Security
15 13 (15.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
15 13 (15.29%) Ethical Hacking
15 13 (15.29%) CEH

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 22 (25.88%) MS Exchange
2 18 (21.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 9 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.35%) Documentum
6 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.35%) IIS
7 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.18%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.18%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 17 (20.00%) MS Office
2 11 (12.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.18%) SaaS
1 1 (1.18%) PaaS
1 1 (1.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (24.71%) Internet
2 15 (17.65%) Firewall
3 14 (16.47%) TCP/IP
3 14 (16.47%) Intranet
4 13 (15.29%) Network Security
5 5 (5.88%) Wireless
6 4 (4.71%) Nortel Meridian
6 4 (4.71%) SAN
7 3 (3.53%) LAN
7 3 (3.53%) VPN
8 2 (2.35%) DNS
8 2 (2.35%) WAN
9 1 (1.18%) DHCP
9 1 (1.18%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.18%) SNMP
9 1 (1.18%) VoIP
9 1 (1.18%) MPLS
9 1 (1.18%) NAS
9 1 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Subversion
1 4 (4.71%) MSI
2 2 (2.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (16.47%) Law
2 8 (9.41%) Publishing
3 7 (8.24%) Banking
4 5 (5.88%) Legal
4 5 (5.88%) Finance
5 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.18%) Front Office
6 1 (1.18%) Back Office
6 1 (1.18%) Advertising
6 1 (1.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 41 (48.24%) Analyst
2 12 (14.12%) Product Specialist
2 12 (14.12%) Information Specialist
2 12 (14.12%) Product Analyst
2 12 (14.12%) Information Analyst
2 12 (14.12%) Security Specialist
2 12 (14.12%) Information Security Analyst
2 12 (14.12%) Information Security Specialist
2 12 (14.12%) Security Analyst
3 9 (10.59%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (9.41%) Problem Manager
4 8 (9.41%) Service Manager
5 7 (8.24%) Desktop Support
6 6 (7.06%) Service Analyst
6 6 (7.06%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Change Manager
7 5 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Change Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Configuration Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) .NET
2 2 (2.35%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Blackberry
2 9 (10.59%) CMDB
3 7 (8.24%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.71%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.53%) Handset
5 3 (3.53%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.18%) NHS
6 1 (1.18%) Statistics
6 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.18%) iPad
6 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 37 (43.53%) Windows
2 19 (22.35%) Windows 7
3 18 (21.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 8 (9.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.53%) UNIX
7 3 (3.53%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.18%) Linux
8 1 (1.18%) VMS
8 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (60.00%) ITIL
2 33 (38.82%) Service Management
3 16 (18.82%) Change Management
4 14 (16.47%) ITSM
5 13 (15.29%) Information Security
5 13 (15.29%) Ethical Hacking
5 13 (15.29%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (15.29%) Information Assurance
5 13 (15.29%) Change Control
5 13 (15.29%) Cyber Security
6 12 (14.12%) ISMS
6 12 (14.12%) Configuration Management
7 9 (10.59%) Problem Management
8 8 (9.41%) Incident Management
9 7 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (8.24%) ITIL V3
10 6 (7.06%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (5.88%) Asset Management
11 5 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (4.71%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.53%) C#
1 3 (3.53%) Java
1 3 (3.53%) SQL
2 2 (2.35%) VB
2 2 (2.35%) VB.NET
2 2 (2.35%) ABAP
2 2 (2.35%) VBA
3 1 (1.18%) Perl
3 1 (1.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 18 (21.18%) SC Cleared
2 18 (21.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (20.00%) MCSE
4 13 (15.29%) CISSP
4 13 (15.29%) GIAC
4 13 (15.29%) CEH
5 10 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (5.88%) MCP
6 5 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (3.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (3.53%) MCITP
7 3 (3.53%) Degree
8 2 (2.35%) A+ Certification
8 2 (2.35%) MCSA
9 1 (1.18%) ISEB
9 1 (1.18%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.18%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.29%) SLA
1 13 (15.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (25.88%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.59%) XenApp
3 5 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.18%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.18%) Xen
6 1 (1.18%) vSphere
6 1 (1.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (1.18%) ZENworks
2 1 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (1.18%) Netcool
2 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.18%) WSUS
2 1 (1.18%) HP SIM
2 1 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (28.24%) Microsoft
2 23 (27.06%) Citrix
3 9 (10.59%) NetApp
4 8 (9.41%) Remedy
5 7 (8.24%) VMware
6 6 (7.06%) Altiris
6 6 (7.06%) Oracle
7 5 (5.88%) SAP
7 5 (5.88%) HP
7 5 (5.88%) EMC
8 4 (4.71%) Serena
8 4 (4.71%) Nortel
9 3 (3.53%) McAfee
10 2 (2.35%) FrontRange
10 2 (2.35%) Sophos
10 2 (2.35%) Cisco
10 2 (2.35%) Symantec
10 2 (2.35%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (1.18%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.18%) BMC