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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support Assistant
Rank 650 660 637
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -23
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Assistant 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.005% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.005% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £123 £143 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.03% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £60 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £10.60 £70.00 £10.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.85% +558.51%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.60 £70.00 £10.63
% change year-on-year
-84.85% +558.51%

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 4 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 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
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 +12 3 £123 -14.03% 5
London -3 2 £123 -45.55% 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -

IT Support Assistant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Video Editing
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Moodle
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) e-Learning
4 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (20.00%) Information Security
4 1 (20.00%) VLE
4 1 (20.00%) Mitel
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Bankmaster
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) IT Audit

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 (20.00%) Moodle
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Bankmaster
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Network Security
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) e-Learning
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Video Editing
1 1 (20.00%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security
1 1 (20.00%) IT Audit
1 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
1 1 (20.00%) Security Patching
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
1 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (40.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Mitel