The table below looks at the statistics for assyst skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited assyst over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Axios Systems assyst
Rank 636 609 579
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -30
Contract jobs citing assyst 15 15 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.028% 0.060%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.36% 0.34% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 22
Median daily rate £145 £290 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -5.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £114 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £450 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £245 £315
% change year-on-year
-34.69% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £32.00 £12.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +159.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £32.00 £12.31
% change year-on-year
- +159.95%

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
4137 4450 4998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.73% 8.22% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2567 2523 2825
Median daily rate £440 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £597
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 41 54
Median hourly rate £24.06 £22.50 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.93% -37.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £16.45 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £51.40 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.06 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.93% -39.99%

assyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing assyst as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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

assyst
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 24 May 2016.

assyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

assyst
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

assyst
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing assyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 May 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -4 10 £210 -53.33% 6
South East -3 6 £274 -5.60% 1
Reading -3 4 £185 -
Berkshire -4 4 £185 -
Scotland -5 4 £123 +7.45%
Edinburgh -7 4 £123 +7.45%
London -9 3 £120 -73.33% 2
Hampshire - 2 £338 - 1
Wales - 1 £413 -
Newport - 1 £413 -
South Wales - 1 £413 -
East of England - 1 - - 2
Essex - 1 - - 2

assyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing assyst also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for assyst.

1 17 (62.96%) ITIL
2 13 (48.15%) MS Office
2 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
3 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
4 10 (37.04%) Windows
5 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 9 (33.33%) ITIL V3
6 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
7 6 (22.22%) VPN
7 6 (22.22%) Service Management
7 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
8 5 (18.52%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 5 (18.52%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (18.52%) ISPF
8 5 (18.52%) High Availability
8 5 (18.52%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
8 5 (18.52%) SCCM
8 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
8 5 (18.52%) Mainframe
8 5 (18.52%) Workflow
8 5 (18.52%) AS400
8 5 (18.52%) MCP
8 5 (18.52%) COBOL
8 5 (18.52%) DB2
8 5 (18.52%) IBM
8 5 (18.52%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (18.52%) CICS
8 5 (18.52%) zOS

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (18.52%) CICS
3 4 (14.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (48.15%) MS Office
2 9 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (14.81%) Mingle
4 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (11.11%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) VPN
2 2 (7.41%) Broadband
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (7.41%) NetScaler
2 2 (7.41%) TACACS
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Law
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 5 (18.52%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support
3 4 (14.81%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Finance Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Finance Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) IT Support
4 3 (11.11%) ITSM Project Manager
4 3 (11.11%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) IT Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) AS400
1 5 (18.52%) Blackberry
1 5 (18.52%) IBM Mainframe
1 5 (18.52%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Fat Client
2 2 (7.41%) Smartphone
2 2 (7.41%) Thin Client
2 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 5 (18.52%) MVS
3 5 (18.52%) zOS
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.41%) Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) ITIL
2 9 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (22.22%) Service Management
4 5 (18.52%) High Availability
4 5 (18.52%) Knowledge Management
4 5 (18.52%) Problem Management
4 5 (18.52%) Workflow
5 4 (14.81%) Incident Management
6 3 (11.11%) Cutover Planning
6 3 (11.11%) ITSM
6 3 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 3 (11.11%) Project Management
6 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 2 (7.41%) Document Management
8 1 (3.70%) Data Entry
8 1 (3.70%) Data Modelling
8 1 (3.70%) Systems Analysis
8 1 (3.70%) Use Case
8 1 (3.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) COBOL
1 5 (18.52%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL Certification
1 5 (18.52%) MCP
1 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) PMI Certification
2 3 (11.11%) PMP
3 2 (7.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) Active Directory
2 5 (18.52%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (7.41%) Terminal Services
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
1 5 (18.52%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (7.41%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (7.41%) DameWare
3 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 5 (18.52%) IBM
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco
4 3 (11.11%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) HP
5 2 (7.41%) NetIQ
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.70%) Adobe
6 1 (3.70%) ServiceNow
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