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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Axios Systems assyst
Rank 544 538 532
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -6
Contract jobs citing assyst 33 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.041% 0.024%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.72% 0.45% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 3
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£400 £125 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+220.00% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £113 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £210 £450
% change year-on-year
+89.28% -53.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 - -

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
4606 4426 4084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.06% 9.09% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2633 2298 1964
Average daily rate £429 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.59% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 64 58
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.42 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.53% -15.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £61.15 £53.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £37.80 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-53.70% +5.00%

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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 27 January 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 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 27 January 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 -8 29 £400 +220.00% 14
South East -5 16 £425 +41.66% 6
London -8 8 £450 +260.00%
Brighton - 8 £413 -
East Sussex - 8 £425 -
City of London - 6 - -
South West - 5 £358 - 2
Somerset - 4 £304 - 2
Taunton - 4 £304 - 2
Berkshire - - - -
Staines - - - - 5
Colchester - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 3
Bracknell - - - -
Surrey - - - - 5
Essex - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 5
East of England - - - - 1

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 32 (44.44%) ITIL
2 28 (38.89%) Windows
3 23 (31.94%) Service Management
4 22 (30.56%) Remedy
5 18 (25.00%) SLA
5 18 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 17 (23.61%) Security Cleared
6 17 (23.61%) Internet
7 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 16 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 16 (22.22%) SC Cleared
8 13 (18.06%) Management Information System
8 13 (18.06%) MS Excel
8 13 (18.06%) MS Office
9 12 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 12 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (15.28%) Blackberry
10 11 (15.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (15.28%) Change Management
10 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 10 (13.89%) ITIL V3
11 10 (13.89%) Wireless
11 10 (13.89%) Firewall
11 10 (13.89%) Incident Management
11 10 (13.89%) Windows XP
12 9 (12.50%) MCSE
12 9 (12.50%) Visual Studio
12 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.39%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.39%) WorkSite
3 1 (1.39%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.39%) CMS
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (18.06%) MS Excel
1 13 (18.06%) MS Office
2 3 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.39%) SaaS
3 1 (1.39%) PaaS
3 1 (1.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.61%) Internet
2 10 (13.89%) Wireless
2 10 (13.89%) Firewall
3 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 9 (12.50%) Intranet
3 9 (12.50%) Network Security
4 8 (11.11%) VPN
5 2 (2.78%) WAN
5 2 (2.78%) SAN
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.39%) MPLS
6 1 (1.39%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.39%) SNMP
6 1 (1.39%) DNS
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (12.50%) Finance
2 8 (11.11%) Law
2 8 (11.11%) Financial Institution
2 8 (11.11%) Investment Banking
2 8 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (4.17%) Legal
4 2 (2.78%) Publishing
5 1 (1.39%) Advertising
5 1 (1.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 35 (48.61%) Analyst
2 15 (20.83%) Service Analyst
3 14 (19.44%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) Service Manager
5 8 (11.11%) Information Security Specialist
5 8 (11.11%) Information Specialist
5 8 (11.11%) Product Specialist
5 8 (11.11%) Product Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Security Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Information Analyst
5 8 (11.11%) Security Specialist
5 8 (11.11%) Information Security Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Support Analyst
6 7 (9.72%) Support Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) IT Support
8 5 (6.94%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Project Manager
9 3 (4.17%) Problem Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Incident Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (1.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) Management Information System
2 11 (15.28%) Blackberry
3 8 (11.11%) Hedge funds
3 8 (11.11%) Handset
4 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (6.94%) CMDB
6 2 (2.78%) iPad
7 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 28 (38.89%) Windows
2 18 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (13.89%) Windows XP
6 6 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.39%) VMS
7 1 (1.39%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (44.44%) ITIL
2 23 (31.94%) Service Management
3 11 (15.28%) Change Management
4 10 (13.89%) ITIL V3
4 10 (13.89%) Incident Management
5 9 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
5 9 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 9 (12.50%) Information Security
5 9 (12.50%) Change Control
5 9 (12.50%) Cyber Security
5 9 (12.50%) DevOps
5 9 (12.50%) Information Assurance
6 8 (11.11%) ISMS
6 8 (11.11%) Software Deployment
6 8 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 7 (9.72%) ITSM
8 6 (8.33%) Content Management
9 5 (6.94%) Asset Management
10 4 (5.56%) Migration
10 4 (5.56%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.78%) C#
2 1 (1.39%) Java
2 1 (1.39%) Perl
2 1 (1.39%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (23.61%) Security Cleared
2 16 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.50%) MCSE
3 9 (12.50%) CISSP
3 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (12.50%) CEH
3 9 (12.50%) GIAC
4 4 (5.56%) Degree
5 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) HP APS
5 1 (1.39%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.39%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.39%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (25.00%) SLA
2 9 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.78%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.39%) vSphere
4 1 (1.39%) LXC
4 1 (1.39%) Docker
4 1 (1.39%) Xen
4 1 (1.39%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) Puppet
1 1 (1.39%) HP SIM
1 1 (1.39%) WSUS
1 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.39%) Netcool
Vendors
1 22 (30.56%) Remedy
2 16 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.50%) McAfee
3 9 (12.50%) Akamai
3 9 (12.50%) ForgeRock
3 9 (12.50%) Sitecore
4 8 (11.11%) Altiris
5 3 (4.17%) VMware
5 3 (4.17%) Citrix
5 3 (4.17%) HP
6 2 (2.78%) SAP
6 2 (2.78%) EMC
6 2 (2.78%) Symantec
6 2 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.78%) FrontRange
7 1 (1.39%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.39%) webMethods
7 1 (1.39%) NetIQ
7 1 (1.39%) BMC
7 1 (1.39%) Red Hat
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