The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
AppSense
Rank 119 87 91
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +4
Contract jobs citing AppSense 34 46 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 1.50% 1.03%
As % of the Vendors category 1.92% 3.44% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 9
Average daily rate
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£663 £280 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+136.61% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £225 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £380 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £329 £368
% change year-on-year
+21.58% -10.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £34.53 £28.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.55% +22.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 £28.27
% change year-on-year
-25.71% +23.80%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1770 1336 1099
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.64% 43.57% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 638 496
Average daily rate £400 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £465 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 110 88
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.08 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.31% +26.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 April 2015.

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
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 27 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +2 18 £350 +27.27% 1
Cheshire -10 13 £725 +107.14%
Lancashire -14 3 £510 +95.21%
Merseyside -15 1 £750 +150.00% 1
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England

AppSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 35 (74.47%) Citrix
2 34 (72.34%) Windows
3 32 (68.09%) XenApp
4 26 (55.32%) Active Directory
5 19 (40.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (36.17%) Windows 7
7 15 (31.91%) Migration
8 14 (29.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (27.66%) QA
9 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
10 12 (25.53%) SCCM
10 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (23.40%) Enterprise Architecture
12 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (21.28%) Business Transformation
13 9 (19.15%) Thin Client
13 9 (19.15%) VPN
13 9 (19.15%) Wyse
13 9 (19.15%) Fat Client
14 8 (17.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (17.02%) WAN
14 8 (17.02%) MetaFrame
14 8 (17.02%) LAN
14 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (17.02%) BitLocker
15 7 (14.89%) MCSE
15 7 (14.89%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (14.89%) CCEE
15 7 (14.89%) Application Packaging

AppSense
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.26%) Lync
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) VPN
2 8 (17.02%) LAN
2 8 (17.02%) WAN
3 6 (12.77%) DHCP
3 6 (12.77%) DNS
4 4 (8.51%) SAN
4 4 (8.51%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.38%) NetScaler
6 2 (4.26%) SMS
6 2 (4.26%) Internet
7 1 (2.13%) 3G
7 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.13%) Wireless
7 1 (2.13%) VLAN
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.13%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MSI
1 3 (6.38%) Fiddler
2 2 (4.26%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (4.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.13%) Publishing
2 1 (2.13%) Local Government
2 1 (2.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Analyst
2 14 (29.79%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (17.02%) Citrix Analyst
4 7 (14.89%) Environment Manager
5 3 (6.38%) Applications Tester
5 3 (6.38%) Tester
5 3 (6.38%) Applications Packager
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Security Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Consultant
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Manager
7 1 (2.13%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.13%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Architect
7 1 (2.13%) Rollout Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Thin Client
1 9 (19.15%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.38%) Smartcard
3 2 (4.26%) Handset
3 2 (4.26%) Life Science
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 34 (72.34%) Windows
2 17 (36.17%) Windows 7
3 14 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.51%) Solaris
6 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
6 4 (8.51%) UNIX
7 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) Migration
2 11 (23.40%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (21.28%) Business Transformation
4 6 (12.77%) Compatibility Testing
4 6 (12.77%) ITIL
5 4 (8.51%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.38%) Validation
6 3 (6.38%) Load Testing
6 3 (6.38%) Time Management
6 3 (6.38%) Project Management
6 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.13%) Problem Management
8 1 (2.13%) Security Management
8 1 (2.13%) Service Management
8 1 (2.13%) Information Management
8 1 (2.13%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.13%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) VBScript
1 6 (12.77%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.38%) C
3 2 (4.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (14.89%) MCSE
2 7 (14.89%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (14.89%) CCEE
3 4 (8.51%) CCAA
3 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.51%) CCIE
3 4 (8.51%) CCA
3 4 (8.51%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.38%) CCEA
4 3 (6.38%) MCITP
4 3 (6.38%) CCIA
5 1 (2.13%) MCDST
5 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (27.66%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (68.09%) XenApp
2 26 (55.32%) Active Directory
3 19 (40.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (17.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 8 (17.02%) MetaFrame
4 8 (17.02%) BitLocker
5 4 (8.51%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.38%) Terminal Server
6 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (2.13%) XenServer
7 1 (2.13%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (25.53%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 35 (74.47%) Citrix
2 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
3 9 (19.15%) Wyse
4 5 (10.64%) EMC
5 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
5 4 (8.51%) VMware
6 3 (6.38%) HP
7 2 (4.26%) Symantec
8 1 (2.13%) Avaya
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco
8 1 (2.13%) MobileIron