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 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Axios Systems assyst
UK
Rank 595 613 600
Rank change year-on-year +18 -13  
Contract jobs citing assyst 4 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.028% 0.040%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.10% 0.36% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 7
Median daily rate £134 £160 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.40% -55.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £122 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £238 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £134 £126 £358
% change year-on-year +5.94% -64.68%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £16.20 - £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.20 - £13.00

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

Contract Business Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 3838 4208 4612
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 8.58% 7.97% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2314 2531 2562
Median daily rate £450 £433 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.04% -3.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 49 39
Median hourly rate £37.77 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.34% -8.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.80 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £67.04 £60.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +41.81% +52.77%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing assyst as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Business Applications category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for assyst in the UK

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Top 6 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 3 months to 23 March 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 +28 2 - -
Scotland +23 2 £134 +9.18%
South East +17 2 - -
Edinburgh +15 2 £134 +9.18%
West Sussex - 2 - -
East Grinstead - 1 - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing assyst also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for assyst.

1 9 (64.29%) ITIL
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Service Management
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) MS Office
4 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 4 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (21.43%) Riverbed
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (21.43%) Aruba
5 3 (21.43%) Fortinet
5 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
5 3 (21.43%) OSPF
5 3 (21.43%) Remedy
5 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) SQL
5 3 (21.43%) MySQL
5 3 (21.43%) Oracle
5 3 (21.43%) SOAP
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
5 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
5 3 (21.43%) WAN
5 3 (21.43%) SNMP
5 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
6 2 (14.29%) Red Hat

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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 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) OSPF
1 3 (21.43%) SNMP
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
2 2 (14.29%) PABX
2 2 (14.29%) TACACS
2 2 (14.29%) VPN
2 2 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MySQL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Cabling Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) IT Support
3 2 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) NOC Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) PABX Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Telephony Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM Architect
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) SOAP
1 3 (21.43%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
1 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) CMDB
2 1 (7.14%) Handset
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Service Management
3 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
4 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 2 (14.29%) ITSM
5 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Database Theory
6 1 (7.14%) ETL
6 1 (7.14%) Network Management
6 1 (7.14%) Relational Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) Prolog
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) BladeLogic
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Aruba
3 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
3 3 (21.43%) Fortinet
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) Remedy
3 3 (21.43%) Riverbed
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Mitel
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 2 (14.29%) SAP
5 1 (7.14%) BMC
5 1 (7.14%) CA
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) Nokia
5 1 (7.14%) Samsung