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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Assistant
UK
Rank 582 608 600
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Assistant 5 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.044% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.012% 0.046% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 3
Median daily rate £188 £165 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -34.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £143 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £196 £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £154 £145
% change year-on-year
+46.34% +6.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £10.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -9.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +29.54%

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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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
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 8 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 23 January 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 +14 5 £188 +13.63% 5
South East +11 2 £225 +57.89%
Hampshire +9 2 £225 +57.89%
Southampton +8 2 £225 -
London +3 2 £135 -32.50% 3
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

Support Assistant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 7 (46.67%) MS Office
1 7 (46.67%) Management Information System
1 7 (46.67%) Legal
2 6 (40.00%) CMS
2 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 6 (40.00%) SLA
2 6 (40.00%) Intranet
2 6 (40.00%) Content Management
2 6 (40.00%) Document Management
2 6 (40.00%) Statistics
2 6 (40.00%) Marketing
2 6 (40.00%) Degree
2 6 (40.00%) Joomla!
2 6 (40.00%) QA
2 6 (40.00%) Rackspace
2 6 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 6 (40.00%) WordPress
2 6 (40.00%) Driving Licence
2 6 (40.00%) Content Writing
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (13.33%) VLE
5 2 (13.33%) Video Editing
5 2 (13.33%) Moodle
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (13.33%) VPN

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 6 (40.00%) CMS
1 6 (40.00%) Joomla!
1 6 (40.00%) WordPress
2 2 (13.33%) Moodle
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Intranet
2 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
General
1 7 (46.67%) Legal
2 6 (40.00%) Marketing
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Management Information System
2 6 (40.00%) Driving Licence
2 6 (40.00%) Statistics
3 2 (13.33%) e-Learning
3 2 (13.33%) Video Editing
3 2 (13.33%) VLE
4 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Content Management
1 6 (40.00%) Content Writing
1 6 (40.00%) Data Protection
1 6 (40.00%) Document Management
1 6 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (6.67%) Information Security
2 1 (6.67%) IT Audit
2 1 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
2 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
2 1 (6.67%) Project Management
2 1 (6.67%) Security Patching
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
2 1 (6.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
1 6 (40.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Rackspace
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Mitel
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow