The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Assistant role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Assistant in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Assistant
Rank 579 534 581
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +47
Contract jobs requiring a Support Assistant 8 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.021% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.023% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate £109 £200 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.62% -2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £82 £136 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £240 £228
UK excluding London average daily rate £75 £238 £175
% change year-on-year
-68.42% +35.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 - £14.00
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

Support Assistant
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Assistant in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Assistant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Support Assistant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Support Assistant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Support Assistant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Support Assistant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Support Assistant
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Assistant within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -91 6 £143 -28.75% 6
West Midlands -14 2 - -
London -25 2 £143 -18.57% 2
South East -13 1 - - 1
Ledbury - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
North East - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Billingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Harlow - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Poole - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Durham - - - -
Essex - - - -
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Support Assistant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Support Assistant in their job title 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 with Support Assistant in their job title.

1 5 (29.41%) Project Management
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Finance
3 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 3 (17.65%) MS Project
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 2 (11.76%) Windows
4 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
5 1 (5.88%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (5.88%) EFT
5 1 (5.88%) NHS
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Intranet
5 1 (5.88%) Primavera
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) C
5 1 (5.88%) SQL
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 1 (5.88%) Validation
5 1 (5.88%) Retail
5 1 (5.88%) Information Management
5 1 (5.88%) Cost-Benefit Analysis

Support Assistant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Support Assistant in their job title 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 with Support Assistant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (17.65%) MS Project
3 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (5.88%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) Intranet
1 1 (5.88%) ISDN
1 1 (5.88%) PSTN
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) EFT
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
1 1 (5.88%) Mathematics
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) Wiki
1 1 (5.88%) FMCG
1 1 (5.88%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Project Management
2 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Validation
4 1 (5.88%) Information Management
4 1 (5.88%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Project Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Web Development
4 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Management
4 1 (5.88%) Use Case
4 1 (5.88%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (5.88%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) C
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (5.88%) Primavera
2 1 (5.88%) SAP
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) BT
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