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 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Axios Systems assyst
Rank 561 562 564
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing assyst 45 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.032% 0.047%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.88% 0.36% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 3 12
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£375 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £350 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £640 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £519 £234
% change year-on-year
-37.34% +121.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £14.00 -

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
5125 4678 5407
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.06% 8.88% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2687 2467 2662
Average daily rate £450 £435 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £600 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £438
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 85 66
Average hourly rate £31.16 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.05% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.23 £11.40 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £45.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £17.69 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+78.06% -21.91%

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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 August 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 21 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 August 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 +12 42 £375 -6.25% 4
London +30 19 £400 - 1
South West -26 10 £375 -
Somerset -3 9 £375 -
Essex -2 5 £445 -
East of England -21 5 £445 -
Colchester -3 3 £445 -
Scotland - 3 £110 -
South East -18 2 £308 -40.72%
City of London - 2 £375 -
Sheffield - - - -
Warwick - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 3
Crawley - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 3
Bristol - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 47 (61.84%) ITIL
2 33 (43.42%) Windows
3 30 (39.47%) Service Management
4 21 (27.63%) Microsoft
4 21 (27.63%) Citrix
4 21 (27.63%) Security Cleared
5 20 (26.32%) SC Cleared
5 20 (26.32%) Active Directory
6 19 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 18 (23.68%) Internet
8 17 (22.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (21.05%) MCSE
10 15 (19.74%) Windows 7
10 15 (19.74%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (18.42%) Change Management
12 13 (17.11%) Firewall
12 13 (17.11%) Law
12 13 (17.11%) TCP/IP
12 13 (17.11%) MS Office
12 13 (17.11%) Intranet
13 12 (15.79%) CISSP
13 12 (15.79%) SLA
13 12 (15.79%) GIAC
13 12 (15.79%) Information Security
13 12 (15.79%) ITSM
13 12 (15.79%) Information Assurance
13 12 (15.79%) Network Security
13 12 (15.79%) Change Control
13 12 (15.79%) Ethical Hacking

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 15 (19.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (2.63%) Documentum
6 2 (2.63%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.63%) IIS
6 2 (2.63%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.63%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.32%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 13 (17.11%) MS Office
2 8 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.68%) Internet
2 13 (17.11%) Firewall
2 13 (17.11%) TCP/IP
2 13 (17.11%) Intranet
3 12 (15.79%) Network Security
4 5 (6.58%) LAN
5 4 (5.26%) SAN
5 4 (5.26%) Nortel Meridian
6 2 (2.63%) Wireless
6 2 (2.63%) VoIP
6 2 (2.63%) WAN
7 1 (1.32%) DHCP
7 1 (1.32%) VPN
7 1 (1.32%) DNS
7 1 (1.32%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.32%) MS Access
2 1 (1.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MSI
1 4 (5.26%) Subversion
2 2 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (17.11%) Law
2 7 (9.21%) Publishing
3 5 (6.58%) Banking
4 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.95%) Finance
5 2 (2.63%) Legal
6 1 (1.32%) Advertising
6 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.32%) Front Office
6 1 (1.32%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 32 (42.11%) Analyst
2 11 (14.47%) Security Analyst
2 11 (14.47%) Information Analyst
2 11 (14.47%) Security Specialist
2 11 (14.47%) Information Security Analyst
2 11 (14.47%) Product Analyst
2 11 (14.47%) Information Security Specialist
2 11 (14.47%) Product Specialist
2 11 (14.47%) Information Specialist
3 10 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (10.53%) Problem Manager
4 8 (10.53%) Service Manager
5 6 (7.89%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.58%) Change Manager
6 5 (6.58%) Desktop Support
6 5 (6.58%) Change Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Configuration Analyst
7 4 (5.26%) Support Technician
8 3 (3.95%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.95%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) .NET
2 2 (2.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 6 (7.89%) CMDB
3 4 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.32%) Handset
4 1 (1.32%) Statistics
4 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.32%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.32%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (43.42%) Windows
2 15 (19.74%) Windows 7
3 14 (18.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (13.16%) Windows XP
5 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.95%) UNIX
6 3 (3.95%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (61.84%) ITIL
2 30 (39.47%) Service Management
3 14 (18.42%) Change Management
4 12 (15.79%) ITSM
4 12 (15.79%) Information Security
4 12 (15.79%) Ethical Hacking
4 12 (15.79%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (15.79%) Information Assurance
4 12 (15.79%) Change Control
4 12 (15.79%) Cyber Security
5 11 (14.47%) ISMS
6 10 (13.16%) Problem Management
6 10 (13.16%) Configuration Management
7 6 (7.89%) Incident Management
7 6 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (6.58%) ITIL V3
8 5 (6.58%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (6.58%) Asset Management
9 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.95%) SQL
2 2 (2.63%) VB
2 2 (2.63%) VB.NET
2 2 (2.63%) ABAP
2 2 (2.63%) VBA
2 2 (2.63%) C#
2 2 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 21 (27.63%) Security Cleared
2 20 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 17 (22.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (21.05%) MCSE
5 12 (15.79%) CISSP
5 12 (15.79%) GIAC
5 12 (15.79%) CEH
6 10 (13.16%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (6.58%) MCP
7 5 (6.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (3.95%) Degree
8 3 (3.95%) MCITP
8 3 (3.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (2.63%) A+ Certification
9 2 (2.63%) MCSA
10 1 (1.32%) ISEB
10 1 (1.32%) Security+ Certification
10 1 (1.32%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.79%) SLA
1 12 (15.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.84%) XenApp
3 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.32%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) SCCM
2 1 (1.32%) ZENworks
2 1 (1.32%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 21 (27.63%) Microsoft
1 21 (27.63%) Citrix
2 9 (11.84%) NetApp
3 6 (7.89%) Oracle
3 6 (7.89%) VMware
4 4 (5.26%) Serena
4 4 (5.26%) Altiris
4 4 (5.26%) Remedy
4 4 (5.26%) Nortel
4 4 (5.26%) SAP
4 4 (5.26%) HP
5 3 (3.95%) EMC
5 3 (3.95%) Sophos
6 2 (2.63%) Cisco
6 2 (2.63%) Lotus
6 2 (2.63%) Lumension
7 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.32%) McAfee
7 1 (1.32%) FrontRange