The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 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.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Axios Systems assyst
Rank 559 552 559
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing assyst 35 18 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.035% 0.043%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.69% 0.39% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 5 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £136 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+175.73% -56.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £118 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £555 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £136 £260
% change year-on-year
+203.30% -47.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.50 -
Business Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Business Applications category
5098 4568 5325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.32% 8.94% 9.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2638 2343 2593
Average daily rate £438 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £297 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £438
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 76 55
Average hourly rate £32.03 £19.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.25% -42.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.67 £12.35 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £45.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £22.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+42.22% -21.73%

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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 31 July 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 18 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 31 July 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 -6 31 £388 -25.30% 12
London +31 15 £375 -
Essex +9 10 £450 -
East of England -12 10 £450 -
Colchester +2 5 £450 -
Somerset -11 5 £313 - 2
South West -21 5 £313 - 2
Scotland -19 4 £230 +69.11%
Glasgow -3 1 £350 +157.35%
South East -11 1 £425 -18.07%
City of London - 1 £375 -
Warwick - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 6
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 4
Bristol - - - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 36 (61.02%) ITIL
2 35 (59.32%) Windows
3 25 (42.37%) Service Management
4 23 (38.98%) Active Directory
5 22 (37.29%) Citrix
6 19 (32.20%) MS Exchange
7 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
8 15 (25.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (23.73%) Security Cleared
9 14 (23.73%) Windows 7
9 14 (23.73%) MS Office
10 13 (22.03%) Change Management
10 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (22.03%) SC Cleared
11 12 (20.34%) Windows XP
12 11 (18.64%) Internet
12 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (18.64%) ITSM
13 10 (16.95%) MCSE
14 9 (15.25%) NetApp
14 9 (15.25%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (15.25%) Blackberry
14 9 (15.25%) XenApp
14 9 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2013
15 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
16 7 (11.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 7 (11.86%) Law
17 6 (10.17%) Firewall
17 6 (10.17%) Publishing
17 6 (10.17%) VMware

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (32.20%) MS Exchange
2 15 (25.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (11.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.39%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (3.39%) Documentum
6 2 (3.39%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.39%) IIS
6 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.69%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 14 (23.73%) MS Office
2 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.64%) Internet
2 6 (10.17%) Firewall
2 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.17%) Intranet
3 5 (8.47%) LAN
3 5 (8.47%) Network Security
4 4 (6.78%) Nortel Meridian
4 4 (6.78%) SAN
5 3 (5.08%) WAN
5 3 (5.08%) Wireless
6 2 (3.39%) VoIP
7 1 (1.69%) DHCP
7 1 (1.69%) VPN
7 1 (1.69%) DNS
7 1 (1.69%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.69%) MS Access
2 1 (1.69%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) MSI
1 4 (6.78%) Subversion
2 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.69%) Dreamweaver
General
1 7 (11.86%) Law
2 6 (10.17%) Publishing
3 5 (8.47%) Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.08%) Finance
5 2 (3.39%) Legal
6 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.69%) Front Office
6 1 (1.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 23 (38.98%) Analyst
2 10 (16.95%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (11.86%) Problem Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Desktop Support
5 5 (8.47%) Security Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Change Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Security Specialist
5 5 (8.47%) Change Manager
5 5 (8.47%) Information Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Information Security Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Product Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Information Security Specialist
5 5 (8.47%) Product Specialist
5 5 (8.47%) Information Specialist
6 4 (6.78%) Configuration Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Support Technician
7 3 (5.08%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) Release Manager
7 3 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) .NET
2 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (1.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Blackberry
2 6 (10.17%) CMDB
3 4 (6.78%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) Handset
5 1 (1.69%) Statistics
5 1 (1.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.69%) NHS
5 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.69%) iPad
5 1 (1.69%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 35 (59.32%) Windows
2 14 (23.73%) Windows 7
3 13 (22.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (20.34%) Windows XP
5 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.08%) UNIX
6 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (61.02%) ITIL
2 25 (42.37%) Service Management
3 13 (22.03%) Change Management
4 11 (18.64%) ITSM
5 6 (10.17%) PRINCE2
5 6 (10.17%) Configuration Management
5 6 (10.17%) Problem Management
5 6 (10.17%) ITIL V3
5 6 (10.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (8.47%) Cyber Security
6 5 (8.47%) ITIL V2
6 5 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (8.47%) Change Control
6 5 (8.47%) ISMS
6 5 (8.47%) Information Assurance
6 5 (8.47%) Information Security
6 5 (8.47%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (8.47%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.08%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) VB
2 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
2 2 (3.39%) ABAP
2 2 (3.39%) VBA
2 2 (3.39%) C#
2 2 (3.39%) Java
3 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) Security Cleared
2 13 (22.03%) SC Cleared
3 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (16.95%) MCSE
5 9 (15.25%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (8.47%) GIAC
6 5 (8.47%) CEH
6 5 (8.47%) MCP
6 5 (8.47%) CISSP
6 5 (8.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (5.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (5.08%) Degree
7 3 (5.08%) MCITP
8 2 (3.39%) MCSA
8 2 (3.39%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.69%) ISEB
9 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) SLA
2 5 (8.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (38.98%) Active Directory
2 9 (15.25%) XenApp
3 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.69%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) ZENworks
2 1 (1.69%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 22 (37.29%) Citrix
2 17 (28.81%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.25%) NetApp
4 6 (10.17%) Oracle
4 6 (10.17%) VMware
5 5 (8.47%) SAP
6 4 (6.78%) HP
6 4 (6.78%) Serena
6 4 (6.78%) Altiris
6 4 (6.78%) Nortel
7 3 (5.08%) Sophos
7 3 (5.08%) EMC
8 2 (3.39%) Cisco
8 2 (3.39%) Lotus
8 2 (3.39%) Lumension
8 2 (3.39%) Remedy
9 1 (1.69%) Wonderware
9 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
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