Period
to 19 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for assyst skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited assyst over the 6 months to 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Axios Systems assyst
UK
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 683 853 875
Rank change year-on-year +170 +22 -56
Contract jobs citing assyst 61 21 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.088% 0.021% 0.014%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.21% 0.32% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 4
UK median daily rate £390 £300 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -1.64% -18.67%
10th Percentile £100 £116 £114
90th Percentile £538 £368 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £300 £140
% change year-on-year +12.92% +114.29% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
UK median hourly rate - - £8.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £8.39

assyst is in the Business Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills.

All Business Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 5,041 6,506 7,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.31% 6.56% 7.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,009 3,805 4,571
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 101 83
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £36.50 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.96% +25.86% +2.65%
10th Percentile £16.20 £11.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £53.75 £67.50 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -15.66% +62.75% -12.07%

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Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing assyst as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for assyst in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing assyst.

Contractor daily rate trend for assyst in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing assyst over the 6 months to 19 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for assyst in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing assyst.

Contractor hourly rate trend for assyst in the UK

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Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing assyst within the UK over the 6 months to 19 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
UK excluding London +142 60 £339 +12.92% 9
England +188 38 £413 +35.80% 7
South East +100 22 £116 -48.33% 2
Scotland +38 22 £140 +16.67% 2
Midlands +57 11 £510 +60.63% 2
West Midlands +46 11 £510 +67.21% 2
South West +21 3 £450 +50.00%
North West - 2 £400 -
North of England - 2 £400 - 3

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing assyst also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for assyst.

1 27 (44.26%) ITSM
2 26 (42.62%) Service Management
3 25 (40.98%) Public Sector
4 24 (39.34%) Microsoft Office
4 24 (39.34%) ITIL
4 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
5 20 (32.79%) Active Directory
6 18 (29.51%) Windows
6 18 (29.51%) SQL
6 18 (29.51%) Problem-Solving
7 16 (26.23%) Windows 10
8 15 (24.59%) Confluence
8 15 (24.59%) JIRA
9 14 (22.95%) Office 365
10 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
10 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
11 11 (18.03%) SCCM
11 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (18.03%) Oracle
11 11 (18.03%) Unix
11 11 (18.03%) AWS
12 9 (14.75%) Incident Management
12 9 (14.75%) Mac OS
12 9 (14.75%) Wireless
12 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (14.75%) SLA
12 9 (14.75%) Hardware Maintenance
13 8 (13.11%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (13.11%) Apple iOS
13 8 (13.11%) Oracle Database

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Co-occurring 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 15 (24.59%) Confluence
2 6 (9.84%) CMS
3 4 (6.56%) SAS
4 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (39.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.95%) Office 365
2 11 (18.03%) AWS
3 6 (9.84%) Azure
4 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) Wireless
2 8 (13.11%) Remote Desktop
3 7 (11.48%) Firewall
4 5 (8.20%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.28%) DHCP
5 2 (3.28%) IPsec
5 2 (3.28%) VPN
6 1 (1.64%) BGP
6 1 (1.64%) EIGRP
6 1 (1.64%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.64%) FCAPS
6 1 (1.64%) FCoE
6 1 (1.64%) LAN
6 1 (1.64%) MPLS
6 1 (1.64%) NGN
6 1 (1.64%) OSPF
6 1 (1.64%) SAN
6 1 (1.64%) SSL
6 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) Oracle Database
2 5 (8.20%) Pentaho
3 4 (6.56%) Base SAS
3 4 (6.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 3 (4.92%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 15 (24.59%) JIRA
2 5 (8.20%) Bitbucket
2 5 (8.20%) GitLab
General
1 25 (40.98%) Public Sector
2 6 (9.84%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.64%) Electronics
4 1 (1.64%) Finance
4 1 (1.64%) Law
4 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (16.39%) Administrator
1 10 (16.39%) Analyst
2 8 (13.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (11.48%) Junior
3 7 (11.48%) Junior Desktop Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Applications Support
4 6 (9.84%) DBA
4 6 (9.84%) Oracle DBA
4 6 (9.84%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.20%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Firewall Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Help Desk Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (6.56%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (6.56%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (6.56%) Help Desk Support
6 4 (6.56%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.48%) HTML
2 2 (3.28%) LDAP
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.56%) Smartphone
4 3 (4.92%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.92%) User Experience
5 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.51%) Windows
2 16 (26.23%) Windows 10
3 11 (18.03%) Unix
4 9 (14.75%) Mac OS
5 8 (13.11%) Apple iOS
6 7 (11.48%) Linux
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.28%) CentOS
8 2 (3.28%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.28%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (44.26%) ITSM
2 26 (42.62%) Service Management
3 24 (39.34%) ITIL
4 18 (29.51%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (18.03%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (14.75%) Hardware Maintenance
6 9 (14.75%) Incident Management
7 7 (11.48%) Service Delivery
8 6 (9.84%) Content Management
9 5 (8.20%) Business Transformation
9 5 (8.20%) DNA
9 5 (8.20%) Validation
10 4 (6.56%) Process Improvement
10 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
11 3 (4.92%) Asset Management
11 3 (4.92%) Change Management
11 3 (4.92%) Configuration Management
11 3 (4.92%) Contract Management
11 3 (4.92%) Workflow
12 2 (3.28%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) Java
3 1 (1.64%) C
3 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
1 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (13.11%) MCSE
4 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.64%) CCIE
5 1 (1.64%) CCNA
5 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.64%) MCP
5 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (32.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (18.03%) SCCM
2 6 (9.84%) ZABBIX
3 2 (3.28%) Nagios
3 2 (3.28%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.64%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.64%) Icinga
4 1 (1.64%) Observium
Vendors
1 24 (39.34%) Microsoft
2 11 (18.03%) Oracle
3 7 (11.48%) Cisco
4 6 (9.84%) AppDynamics
4 6 (9.84%) Dynatrace
4 6 (9.84%) Remedy
5 5 (8.20%) CheckPoint
5 5 (8.20%) Cloudera
5 5 (8.20%) ServiceNow
6 4 (6.56%) Informatica
7 3 (4.92%) SAP
7 3 (4.92%) Snow
8 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.64%) Cramer
9 1 (1.64%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.64%) LogicMonitor
9 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.64%) VMware