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 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Axios Systems assyst
Rank 580 578 532
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -46
Contract jobs citing assyst 17 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.039% 0.021%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.39% 0.45% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 3
Average daily rate
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£283 £250 £135
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% +85.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £194 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £400 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £315 £135
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +133.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £32.00 £13.91 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.13% -15.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £13.91 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+130.13% -15.72%

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
4359 4674 4367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.83% 8.58% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2440 2631 2219
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 45 77
Average hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -10.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £14.55 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.34 £53.25 £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £37.49 £37.80
% change year-on-year
-10.64% -0.82%

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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 April 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 16 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 April 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 -6 8 £290 +16.00% 7
South East -15 5 £290 - 1
Northern Ireland - 5 £200 -
Scotland +4 4 £114 -59.64%
County Antrim - 4 £200 -
Belfast - 4 £200 -
Edinburgh -5 3 £114 +1.33%
Milton Keynes - 3 £290 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £290 -
London -12 2 - -
Reading - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Glasgow -4 1 £310 -1.58%
West Midlands -14 1 £450 +32.35% 2
Birmingham - 1 £450 - 2
City of London - 1 - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 25 (50.00%) Windows
2 19 (38.00%) ITIL
3 18 (36.00%) Remedy
4 16 (32.00%) Windows 7
5 14 (28.00%) Service Management
5 14 (28.00%) Web Services
6 13 (26.00%) MS Office
6 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
6 13 (26.00%) Active Directory
7 12 (24.00%) Internet
8 11 (22.00%) Blackberry
9 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
9 10 (20.00%) SLA
9 10 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 10 (20.00%) Incident Management
10 9 (18.00%) Management Information System
10 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
10 9 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (18.00%) Sitecore
10 9 (18.00%) Akamai
10 9 (18.00%) ForgeRock
10 9 (18.00%) DevOps
10 9 (18.00%) Visual Studio
10 9 (18.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (16.00%) Change Management
11 8 (16.00%) SQL
11 8 (16.00%) Windows XP
11 8 (16.00%) VPN

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 10 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (18.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (10.00%) IIS
5 5 (10.00%) IBM Notes
6 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (2.00%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (26.00%) MS Office
1 13 (26.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) Internet
2 8 (16.00%) VPN
2 8 (16.00%) Wireless
3 5 (10.00%) Extranet
3 5 (10.00%) Intranet
4 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.00%) SAN
5 1 (2.00%) Broadband
5 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (14.00%) Financial Institution
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
1 7 (14.00%) Banking
1 7 (14.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Analyst
2 12 (24.00%) Service Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (20.00%) Support Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Web Analyst
4 7 (14.00%) Web Support Analyst
5 6 (12.00%) IT Support
5 6 (12.00%) Project Manager
6 5 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.00%) Web Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Service Manager
7 3 (6.00%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (4.00%) Customer Services Manager
8 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Service Management Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.00%) Web Services
2 3 (6.00%) Middleware
2 3 (6.00%) COM
3 1 (2.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Blackberry
2 9 (18.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (14.00%) Handset
3 7 (14.00%) Hedge funds
4 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (10.00%) Replication
5 1 (2.00%) CMDB
5 1 (2.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (50.00%) Windows
2 16 (32.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (16.00%) Windows XP
3 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.00%) Linux
6 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) ITIL
2 14 (28.00%) Service Management
3 10 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 9 (18.00%) DevOps
5 8 (16.00%) Change Management
6 7 (14.00%) Software Deployment
7 6 (12.00%) ITSM
7 6 (12.00%) ITIL V3
7 6 (12.00%) Content Management
8 5 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 4 (8.00%) Project Management
9 4 (8.00%) Migration
10 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2
11 2 (4.00%) Workflow
11 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (4.00%) Programme Management
11 2 (4.00%) Workflow Management
11 2 (4.00%) Supplier Management
11 2 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) Degree
4 3 (6.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.00%) MCP
5 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (26.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.00%) ISA Server
3 2 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) Netcool
2 1 (2.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Remedy
2 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (18.00%) Sitecore
3 9 (18.00%) Akamai
3 9 (18.00%) ForgeRock
4 7 (14.00%) Altiris
5 6 (12.00%) McAfee
6 5 (10.00%) Lotus
6 5 (10.00%) Cognos
7 4 (8.00%) Citrix
8 3 (6.00%) VMware
9 2 (4.00%) LANDesk
9 2 (4.00%) ServiceNow
9 2 (4.00%) EMC
10 1 (2.00%) HP
10 1 (2.00%) Cisco
10 1 (2.00%) Oracle
10 1 (2.00%) SAP