Period
to 9 May 2021

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 9 May 2021 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 649 605 813
Rank change year-on-year -44 +208 +73
Contract jobs citing assyst 25 52 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.10% 0.044%
As % of the Business Applications category 0.69% 1.33% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 28
10th Percentile £123 £95 £198
25th Percentile £135 £122 £284
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £363 £238 £375
Median % change year-on-year +52.63% -36.67% +212.50%
75th Percentile £446 £483 £480
90th Percentile £540 £538 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £188 £375
% change year-on-year +93.33% -50.00% +212.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £15.48 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £15.48 -

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 3,637 3,910 6,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.50% 7.53% 6.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,144 2,411 3,786
10th Percentile £313 £325 £315
25th Percentile £401 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
75th Percentile £599 £610 £575
90th Percentile £700 £706 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 57 78
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.06 £11.25
25th Percentile £17.75 £18.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate £36.75 £28.00 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +31.25% -30.00% +63.27%
75th Percentile £61.14 £47.25 £58.44
90th Percentile £67.95 £56.45 £64.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £45.57
% change year-on-year -20.00% -31.42% +127.83%

assyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for assyst in the UK

assyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing assyst.

Daily rate trend for assyst in the UK

assyst
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing assyst over the 6 months to 9 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for assyst in the UK

assyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing assyst.

Hourly rate trend for assyst in the UK

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Top 10 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 9 May 2021. 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 +25 24 £363 +93.33%
England -6 18 £363 -7.05%
Midlands +17 9 £540 +5.88%
West Midlands +4 9 £540 +5.88%
Scotland -29 7 £134 -18.94%
Work from Home - 7 £540 -
South West +46 6 £363 -4.61%
North of England +41 1 - -
South East +35 1 £150 +15.38%
North West +23 1 - -

For the 6 months to 9 May 2021, 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 15 (60.00%) Social Skills
2 13 (52.00%) SQL
3 12 (48.00%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (40.00%) ITIL
4 10 (40.00%) Unix
4 10 (40.00%) Linux
4 10 (40.00%) JIRA
4 10 (40.00%) AWS
4 10 (40.00%) Confluence
4 10 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (36.00%) Public Sector
5 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (32.00%) Windows
6 8 (32.00%) Microsoft 365
7 7 (28.00%) Cloudera
7 7 (28.00%) Bitbucket
7 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (28.00%) Pentaho
7 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
7 7 (28.00%) Windows 10
7 7 (28.00%) GitLab
8 6 (24.00%) Impala
8 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
8 6 (24.00%) Azure
9 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
9 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
10 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
10 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (16.00%) DevOps

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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 10 (40.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (48.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (40.00%) AWS
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (24.00%) Azure
4 3 (12.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) VPN
2 1 (4.00%) 3G
2 1 (4.00%) DNS
2 1 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (4.00%) Skype
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) Pentaho
2 6 (24.00%) Impala
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) JIRA
2 7 (28.00%) Bitbucket
2 7 (28.00%) GitLab
3 3 (12.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (60.00%) Social Skills
2 9 (36.00%) Public Sector
3 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (16.00%) Help Desk Support
2 4 (16.00%) IT Support
3 2 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Developer
3 2 (8.00%) IT Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Pentaho Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Platform Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.00%) Configuration Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Self-Motivation
1 3 (12.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.00%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Linux
1 10 (40.00%) Unix
2 8 (32.00%) Windows
3 7 (28.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
1 10 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
3 5 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.00%) DevOps
4 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.00%) Statistics
7 1 (4.00%) Hardware Maintenance
7 1 (4.00%) OO
7 1 (4.00%) Process Improvement
7 1 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Ansible
1 3 (12.00%) Grafana
1 3 (12.00%) Kubernetes
1 3 (12.00%) Packer
1 3 (12.00%) Prometheus
1 3 (12.00%) Terraform
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Cloudera
3 3 (12.00%) Atlassian
3 3 (12.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.00%) Apple