The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Assistant
Rank 622 598 567
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Support Assistant 6 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.029% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.032% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
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£115 £213 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.88% +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £115 £200 £250
% change year-on-year
-42.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Average hourly rate £15.76 £8.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.93% -56.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.63 £8.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £9.45 £20.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.51 £8.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+81.37% -56.16%

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
52643 50594 47358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.45% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33418 30646 27757
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1998 2130
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.78 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -5.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Assistant within the UK over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

Support Assistant Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Support Assistant
Top 9 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 3 August 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 -19 5 £115 -42.50% 9
London -12 3 - - 2
Milton Keynes -1 1 £115 - 1
Edinburgh -3 1 - -
Scotland -3 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -10 1 £115 - 1
South East -21 1 £115 -20.68% 2
South West - 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -

Support Assistant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) MS Office
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
3 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (15.79%) VMware
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
5 3 (15.79%) Hedge funds
5 3 (15.79%) Server Building
5 3 (15.79%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco
6 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
6 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
6 2 (10.53%) LAN
6 2 (10.53%) WAN
6 2 (10.53%) MS Access
6 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
6 2 (10.53%) SQL
6 2 (10.53%) VBA
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003

Support Assistant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Office
2 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
2 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (15.79%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) LAN
1 2 (10.53%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) Intranet
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) VLAN
2 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dreamweaver
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Multimedia
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Performance Metrics
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Life Science
2 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.26%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
1 3 (15.79%) Server Building
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.26%) Information Management
3 1 (5.26%) Document Management
3 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
1 2 (10.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
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