The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of AppSense products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AppSense over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within AppSense, Inc.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
AppSense
Rank 89 96 131
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +35
Contract jobs citing AppSense 48 24 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.51% 1.00% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 3.46% 2.19% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 0
Average daily rate £271 £248 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.59% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £363 £295
% change year-on-year
-15.86% +22.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 0
Average hourly rate £34.53 £41.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £41.25 -
% change year-on-year
-15.15% -
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1389 1096 1501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.78% 45.51% 49.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 500 681
Average daily rate £325 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 90 79
Average hourly rate £24.08 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.74% +8.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.34 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
AppSense
England

AppSense
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing AppSense across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

AppSense Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

AppSense
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing AppSense across the North West region.

AppSense Daily Rate Trend in the North West

AppSense
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AppSense across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

AppSense Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

AppSense
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing AppSense across the North West region.

AppSense Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

AppSense
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AppSense across the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

AppSense Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

AppSense
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AppSense within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire -2 23 £261 -
Cheshire -12 15 £350 +41.41% 2
Manchester -6 9 £260 - 3
AppSense
England

AppSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing AppSense also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited AppSense.

1 64 (90.14%) Windows
2 57 (80.28%) Microsoft App-V
3 56 (78.87%) Citrix
4 55 (77.46%) Windows 7
5 43 (60.56%) SCCM
6 40 (56.34%) XenApp
6 40 (56.34%) Microsoft
6 40 (56.34%) Active Directory
7 26 (36.62%) MS Office
7 26 (36.62%) Migration
8 25 (35.21%) Application Packaging
9 21 (29.58%) Windows XP
10 20 (28.17%) Security Cleared
11 19 (26.76%) SC Cleared
12 17 (23.94%) Blackberry
13 16 (22.54%) Local Government
14 15 (21.13%) Windows Vista
14 15 (21.13%) SLA
15 14 (19.72%) CA
15 14 (19.72%) Software Deployment
16 13 (18.31%) VBScript
16 13 (18.31%) MSI
16 13 (18.31%) AdminStudio
17 12 (16.90%) PowerShell
17 12 (16.90%) Lumension
18 11 (15.49%) Compatibility Testing
18 11 (15.49%) VB
19 9 (12.68%) ITIL
19 9 (12.68%) PRINCE2
19 9 (12.68%) Wyse

AppSense
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing AppSense also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited AppSense. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.63%) Lync
2 4 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.41%) IIS
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 26 (36.62%) MS Office
2 8 (11.27%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.23%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.23%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.04%) SMS
2 3 (4.23%) DHCP
2 3 (4.23%) VPN
2 3 (4.23%) DNS
3 1 (1.41%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 13 (18.31%) MSI
1 13 (18.31%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.82%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (2.82%) InstallShield
General
1 16 (22.54%) Local Government
2 6 (8.45%) Publishing
3 2 (2.82%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (35.21%) Applications Packager
2 15 (21.13%) Support Engineer
3 11 (15.49%) Desktop Support
4 9 (12.68%) Desktop Engineer
5 8 (11.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 7 (9.86%) Analyst
6 7 (9.86%) Consultant
6 7 (9.86%) Project Manager
7 6 (8.45%) Test Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.63%) ICT Project Manager
9 4 (5.63%) Citrix Consultant
10 3 (4.23%) Technical Support
10 3 (4.23%) Administrator
10 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 3 (4.23%) Citrix Administrator
10 3 (4.23%) SCCM Administrator
11 2 (2.82%) Desktop Technician
11 2 (2.82%) Technical Engineer
11 2 (2.82%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.21%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.23%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.23%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.23%) iPad
2 3 (4.23%) iPhone
3 1 (1.41%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 64 (90.14%) Windows
2 55 (77.46%) Windows 7
3 21 (29.58%) Windows XP
4 15 (21.13%) Windows Vista
5 2 (2.82%) Windows 2000
5 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.62%) Migration
2 14 (19.72%) Software Deployment
3 11 (15.49%) Compatibility Testing
4 9 (12.68%) ITIL
4 9 (12.68%) PRINCE2
5 7 (9.86%) TQM
5 7 (9.86%) Project Planning
6 3 (4.23%) Critical Path Analysis
7 2 (2.82%) Service Management
8 1 (1.41%) Change Management
8 1 (1.41%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.41%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.41%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.31%) VBScript
2 12 (16.90%) PowerShell
3 11 (15.49%) VB
4 2 (2.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (28.17%) Security Cleared
2 19 (26.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) CCA
3 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.41%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.13%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (80.28%) Microsoft App-V
2 40 (56.34%) XenApp
2 40 (56.34%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.04%) XenDesktop
4 3 (4.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (4.23%) XenServer
5 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 43 (60.56%) SCCM
2 3 (4.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.41%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 56 (78.87%) Citrix
2 40 (56.34%) Microsoft
3 14 (19.72%) CA
4 12 (16.90%) Lumension
5 9 (12.68%) Wyse
6 4 (5.63%) HP
6 4 (5.63%) VMware
7 3 (4.23%) Apple
8 2 (2.82%) Altiris
8 2 (2.82%) Symantec
9 1 (1.41%) Novell
9 1 (1.41%) Dell