The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Support Assistant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support Assistant
UK
Rank 596 617 620
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +3
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Assistant 6 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.019% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.020% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Median daily rate £110 £143 £148
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.80% -3.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £93 £143 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £143 £160
UK excluding London median daily rate £110 £143 -
% change year-on-year
-22.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £10.00 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 - £9.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42412 49394 49726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27691 31806 30608
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1648 1931
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.82 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

IT Support Assistant
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured IT Support Assistant in the job title.

IT Support Assistant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Support Assistant
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Support Assistant within the UK.

IT Support Assistant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Support Assistant
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Support Assistant within the UK.

IT Support Assistant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Support Assistant
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Assistant within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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 +33 6 £110 -22.80% 2
London +17 3 £120 - 1
West Midlands - 2 £110 -
Solihull - 2 £110 -
Leeds - 1 - -
Barnet - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

IT Support Assistant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT Support Assistant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring IT Support Assistant in the job title.

1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) IT Audit
4 1 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
4 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (12.50%) SaaS
4 1 (12.50%) Office 365
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
4 1 (12.50%) Security Patching
4 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
4 1 (12.50%) Sophos
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Clearswift
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) Novell
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Intranet
4 1 (12.50%) SLA
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle

IT Support Assistant Skill Set
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 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Intranet
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) AS400
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
1 1 (12.50%) Information Security
1 1 (12.50%) IT Audit
1 1 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
1 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
1 1 (12.50%) Security Patching
1 1 (12.50%) Service Management
1 1 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
1 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
1 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) Clearswift
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) Mitel
2 1 (12.50%) Novell
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
2 1 (12.50%) Sophos
2 1 (12.50%) Veeam
2 1 (12.50%) VMware