Period
to 23 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 754 875 880
Rank change year-on-year +121 +5 -9
Contract jobs citing assyst 42 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.050% 0.018% 0.010%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.70% 0.30% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 4
UK median daily rate £130 £304 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.20% +38.07% -39.31%
10th Percentile £70 £122 £121
90th Percentile £460 £377 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £304 £140
% change year-on-year -57.20% +116.96% -60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
UK median hourly rate - £12.42 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.46% -48.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.42 £13.00
% change year-on-year - -4.46% -48.00%

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 6,041 6,431 8,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.13% 6.22% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,613 3,761 4,900
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £660 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 81 88
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.17% -11.93% +9.00%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.67 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.75 £60.00 £50.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% -25.00% -3.23%

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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 October 2019.

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 23 October 2019. 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 +78 42 £130 -57.20% 2
England +108 33 £388 +23.02% 1
South East +62 16 £130 -69.41% 1
Midlands +54 14 £405 +32.79%
West Midlands +34 14 £405 +33.33%
Scotland +34 9 £120 -2.04% 1
South West - 2 £450 -
Yorkshire - 1 £425 -
North of England - 1 £425 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, 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 21 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
3 16 (38.10%) Windows
3 16 (38.10%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (33.33%) JIRA
4 14 (33.33%) Confluence
5 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
6 12 (28.57%) Unix
6 12 (28.57%) SLA
6 12 (28.57%) Linux
6 12 (28.57%) SQL
6 12 (28.57%) AWS
7 11 (26.19%) Public Sector
8 10 (23.81%) Pentaho
8 10 (23.81%) Cloudera
8 10 (23.81%) Bitbucket
8 10 (23.81%) GitLab
8 10 (23.81%) Windows 10
8 10 (23.81%) Java
8 10 (23.81%) Service Management
8 10 (23.81%) ITSM
9 9 (21.43%) ITIL
9 9 (21.43%) Office 365
9 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
9 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
9 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (16.67%) SCCM
11 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
11 6 (14.29%) ServiceNow
12 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills

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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 14 (33.33%) Confluence
2 2 (4.76%) CMS
2 2 (4.76%) SAS
2 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (28.57%) AWS
2 9 (21.43%) Office 365
3 2 (4.76%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (11.90%) DNS
1 5 (11.90%) Firewall
1 5 (11.90%) Remote Desktop
1 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
1 5 (11.90%) VPN
1 5 (11.90%) Wi-Fi
1 5 (11.90%) Wireless
2 1 (2.38%) LAN
2 1 (2.38%) VoIP
2 1 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) Pentaho
2 2 (4.76%) Base SAS
2 2 (4.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 14 (33.33%) JIRA
2 10 (23.81%) Bitbucket
2 10 (23.81%) GitLab
3 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (26.19%) Public Sector
2 6 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Law
3 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
2 7 (16.67%) Help Desk Support
2 7 (16.67%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 6 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) First Line Help Desk Support
3 6 (14.29%) Platform Engineer
3 6 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
3 6 (14.29%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 5 (11.90%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (11.90%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (4.76%) HTML
1 2 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.14%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Windows
2 12 (28.57%) Linux
2 12 (28.57%) Unix
3 10 (23.81%) Windows 10
4 5 (11.90%) Apple iOS
4 5 (11.90%) Mac OS
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (23.81%) ITSM
2 10 (23.81%) Service Management
3 9 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.43%) ITIL
4 5 (11.90%) Business Transformation
4 5 (11.90%) DNA
4 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
4 5 (11.90%) Validation
5 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.52%) DevOps
6 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 3 (7.14%) Hardware Maintenance
7 2 (4.76%) Content Management
7 2 (4.76%) Contract Management
7 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.76%) Process Improvement
7 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.38%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) SQL
2 10 (23.81%) Java
3 1 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 9 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) MCSE
2 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (30.95%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) Opsview
2 2 (4.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 10 (23.81%) Cloudera
3 6 (14.29%) ServiceNow
4 5 (11.90%) CheckPoint
4 5 (11.90%) Cisco
4 5 (11.90%) Remedy
5 3 (7.14%) Snow
6 2 (4.76%) Atlassian
6 2 (4.76%) Informatica
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle
6 2 (4.76%) PagerDuty
6 2 (4.76%) SAP
7 1 (2.38%) Mitel