The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Support Assistant featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Assistant
Rank 632 623 617
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Assistant 15 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.030% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.032% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 6
Median daily rate £189 £188 £136
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% +37.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £138 £75
10% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £239 £180
UK excluding London median daily rate £189 £202 £75
% change year-on-year
-6.20% +168.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £9.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.11% -55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £9.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £9.00 £20.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £9.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+61.11% -51.35%

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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Support Assistant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Assistant within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Support Assistant Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Assistant within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 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 -22 15 £189 +8.00% 2
West Yorkshire +17 6 £189 -6.89%
Yorkshire +9 6 £189 -6.89%
Leeds -2 4 £189 -6.89%
South East -2 3 - -
London -30 3 £181 +13.28% 2
South West - 2 £190 -
Gloucester - 2 £190 -
Halifax - 2 £196 -
Surrey - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £190 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 £189 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £189 -
Staines - 1 - -
Warwick - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £189 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -

Support Assistant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 Support Assistant in the job title.

1 12 (30.77%) MS Excel
1 12 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 11 (28.21%) MS Office
2 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 11 (28.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (17.95%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (15.38%) Project Management
5 5 (12.82%) MS Project
5 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
5 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.69%) Windows
6 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
7 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.13%) Content Management
7 2 (5.13%) Acrobat
7 2 (5.13%) Photoshop
7 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
7 2 (5.13%) ITIL
7 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
7 2 (5.13%) Legal
7 2 (5.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (5.13%) Presales
8 1 (2.56%) Wiki
8 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
8 1 (2.56%) Time Management
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.56%) Publishing
8 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.56%) Law
8 1 (2.56%) Management Information System

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 12 (30.77%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 11 (28.21%) MS Office
2 11 (28.21%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (17.95%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (12.82%) MS Project
5 2 (5.13%) Acrobat
5 2 (5.13%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
5 2 (5.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) DHCP
1 1 (2.56%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Legal
2 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Law
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) Web Services
1 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.56%) Social Media
1 1 (2.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Project Management
2 5 (12.82%) PRINCE2
3 2 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.13%) Content Management
3 2 (5.13%) ITIL
3 2 (5.13%) Presales
4 1 (2.56%) Change Control
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE
4 1 (2.56%) Project Governance
4 1 (2.56%) Social Media Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.56%) Time Management
4 1 (2.56%) Waterfall
4 1 (2.56%) Web Development
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.56%) iManage
2 1 (2.56%) LexisNexis