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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Axios Systems assyst
Rank 582 564 540
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -24
Contract jobs citing assyst 14 31 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.059% 0.030%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.34% 0.67% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 5
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£255 £308 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +127.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £123 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £136
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £315 £135
% change year-on-year
-36.50% +133.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £32.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 - £17.50

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
4138 4652 4349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.76% 8.79% 9.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 2575 2181
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 53 79
Average hourly rate £22.50 £37.49 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.98% -0.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £14.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.20 £52.50 £58.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-35.71% -7.40%

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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 29 May 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 13 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 29 May 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 -37 5 £450 +44.00% 4
Northern Ireland - 5 £200 -
Scotland -1 4 £114 -59.64%
County Antrim - 4 £200 -
Belfast - 4 £200 -
Edinburgh 0 3 £114 -5.97%
London +1 2 £450 +282.97%
Reading - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
South East - 2 - -
Glasgow -5 1 £310 -1.58%
West Midlands -9 1 £450 +32.35% 1
Birmingham - 1 £450 - 1

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 20 (44.44%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) Remedy
2 16 (35.56%) ITIL
3 14 (31.11%) Web Services
4 12 (26.67%) Service Management
4 12 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 11 (24.44%) MS Office
5 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
5 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
6 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 10 (22.22%) Internet
7 9 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
7 9 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
7 9 (20.00%) Sitecore
7 9 (20.00%) Akamai
7 9 (20.00%) ForgeRock
7 9 (20.00%) DevOps
8 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
8 8 (17.78%) Incident Management
8 8 (17.78%) SQL
8 8 (17.78%) SLA
8 8 (17.78%) MS Exchange
8 8 (17.78%) Management Information System
9 7 (15.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
10 6 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (13.33%) Content Management
10 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 8 (17.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (11.11%) IBM Notes
4 5 (11.11%) IIS
4 5 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.22%) CMS
6 1 (2.22%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (24.44%) MS Office
1 11 (24.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) Internet
2 6 (13.33%) Wireless
2 6 (13.33%) VPN
3 5 (11.11%) Intranet
3 5 (11.11%) Extranet
4 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.22%) Broadband
5 1 (2.22%) WAN
5 1 (2.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.11%) Financial Institution
1 5 (11.11%) Investment Banking
1 5 (11.11%) Banking
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (42.22%) Analyst
2 10 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 9 (20.00%) Service Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Web Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (15.56%) Web Support Analyst
5 6 (13.33%) Project Manager
6 5 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 5 (11.11%) IT Support
7 4 (8.89%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Applications Support
8 3 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (6.67%) Service Manager
8 3 (6.67%) Web Engineer
9 2 (4.44%) Report Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Help Desk Support
9 2 (4.44%) Service Management Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Customer Services Manager
9 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.11%) Web Services
2 3 (6.67%) COM
2 3 (6.67%) Middleware
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 8 (17.78%) Management Information System
3 5 (11.11%) Handset
3 5 (11.11%) Replication
3 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (11.11%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 20 (44.44%) Windows
2 12 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (13.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.89%) Windows 8
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.22%) UNIX
5 1 (2.22%) Linux
5 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) ITIL
2 12 (26.67%) Service Management
3 9 (20.00%) DevOps
4 8 (17.78%) Incident Management
5 6 (13.33%) Content Management
5 6 (13.33%) ITSM
6 5 (11.11%) Change Management
6 5 (11.11%) Software Deployment
7 4 (8.89%) ITIL V3
7 4 (8.89%) Project Management
7 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 3 (6.67%) Migration
9 2 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (4.44%) Workflow Management
9 2 (4.44%) Supplier Management
9 2 (4.44%) Workflow
10 1 (2.22%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
2 1 (2.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) Degree
4 3 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.22%) MCP
5 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.78%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.11%) ISA Server
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.44%) Netcool
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (35.56%) Remedy
2 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.00%) Sitecore
3 9 (20.00%) Akamai
3 9 (20.00%) ForgeRock
4 5 (11.11%) Cognos
4 5 (11.11%) Lotus
4 5 (11.11%) Altiris
5 4 (8.89%) McAfee
5 4 (8.89%) Citrix
6 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
6 2 (4.44%) VMware
6 2 (4.44%) LANDesk
6 2 (4.44%) EMC
7 1 (2.22%) HP
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco
7 1 (2.22%) SAP
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle