Period
to 23 April 2018

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 23 April 2018 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 848 823 866
Rank change year-on-year -25 +43 -59
Contract jobs citing assyst 29 15 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.016% 0.025%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.41% 0.20% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 12
UK median daily rate £120 £375 £224
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -68.00% +67.60% -38.70%
10th Percentile £108 £137 £119
90th Percentile £301 £478 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £268 £160
% change year-on-year -55.14% +67.19% -54.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 1
UK median hourly rate £8.39 £16.20 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.21% -44.14% +123.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £8.39 £16.20 £29.00
% change year-on-year -48.21% -44.14% +123.08%

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 7,053 7,689 8,347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.98% 8.36% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,144 4,524 4,870
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £313 £305 £290
90th Percentile £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 98 109
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £31.48 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.57% +4.92% +11.82%
10th Percentile £10.12 £10.98 £14.30
90th Percentile £55.85 £58.60 £69.07
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £31.48 £35.00
% change year-on-year -36.46% -10.07% +94.44%

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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 23 April 2018.

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 7 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 23 April 2018. 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 -31 29 £120 -55.14% 3
England -27 20 £120 -71.76% 3
West Midlands +11 11 - -
Midlands 0 11 - -
Scotland -26 9 £119 -20.83%
South East -14 5 £118 -73.89% 1
East of England -4 4 £500 +33.33%

For the 6 months to 23 April 2018, 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 26 (89.66%) Windows
2 22 (75.86%) Active Directory
3 16 (55.17%) ITIL
4 14 (48.28%) Remedy
5 13 (44.83%) ITIL V3
6 12 (41.38%) Remedy ITSM
6 12 (41.38%) BMC
6 12 (41.38%) CRM
7 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
7 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (24.14%) SLA
9 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
9 5 (17.24%) ServiceNow
9 5 (17.24%) Service Management
10 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
10 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
10 4 (13.79%) Smartphone
11 3 (10.34%) Office 365
11 3 (10.34%) ITSM
12 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
12 2 (6.90%) Finance
12 2 (6.90%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (6.90%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (6.90%) SQL
12 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
12 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
12 2 (6.90%) Lua
12 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (6.90%) Self-Motivation

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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:

Applications
1 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 12 (41.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (3.45%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (6.90%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Analyst
2 7 (24.14%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (20.69%) Help Desk Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Service Analyst
3 6 (20.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) 1st Line Support Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 5 (17.24%) Help Desk Support
4 5 (17.24%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 5 (17.24%) Service Desk Support
4 5 (17.24%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (10.34%) Administrator
5 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) IT Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) SQL Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Smartphone
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.90%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (89.66%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
2 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (55.17%) ITIL
2 13 (44.83%) ITIL V3
3 12 (41.38%) CRM
4 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
4 5 (17.24%) Service Management
5 3 (10.34%) ITSM
6 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.45%) Change Management
7 1 (3.45%) Compliance Management
7 1 (3.45%) ERP
7 1 (3.45%) Process Management
7 1 (3.45%) Self-Awareness
7 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Lua
1 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (75.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Remedy
2 12 (41.38%) BMC
3 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.24%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards
5 1 (3.45%) Mitel