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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
AppSense
Rank 115 87 95
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +8
Contract jobs citing AppSense 33 41 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 1.36% 1.23%
As % of the Vendors category 1.96% 3.13% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 9
Average daily rate
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£375 £272 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.61% +13.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £228 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £735 £354 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.00 £20.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +4.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -
AppSense
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
1681 1311 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.80% 43.35% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 650 473
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 111 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +5.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +5 20 £350 +20.68% 3
Cheshire -9 10 £700 +211.11%
Lancashire -16 3 £270 +1.88%
AppSense
England

AppSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 36 (73.47%) Windows
2 34 (69.39%) Citrix
3 31 (63.27%) XenApp
4 29 (59.18%) Active Directory
5 21 (42.86%) Windows 7
6 19 (38.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 18 (36.73%) Migration
7 18 (36.73%) Microsoft App-V
8 17 (34.69%) QA
9 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
10 13 (26.53%) Wyse
10 13 (26.53%) SCCM
10 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (26.53%) BitLocker
11 12 (24.49%) Fat Client
11 12 (24.49%) Thin Client
12 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (22.45%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (20.41%) Business Transformation
14 9 (18.37%) VPN
15 8 (16.33%) WAN
15 8 (16.33%) MetaFrame
15 8 (16.33%) LAN
15 8 (16.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
16 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
17 6 (12.24%) MCSE
17 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
17 6 (12.24%) ITIL

AppSense
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 6 (12.24%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.08%) Lync
3 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.04%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.37%) VPN
2 8 (16.33%) WAN
2 8 (16.33%) LAN
3 4 (8.16%) SAN
4 3 (6.12%) SMS
4 3 (6.12%) DHCP
4 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.12%) DNS
5 2 (4.08%) NetScaler
5 2 (4.08%) Internet
6 1 (2.04%) Wireless
6 1 (2.04%) VoIP
6 1 (2.04%) VLAN
6 1 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.04%) MSI
2 1 (2.04%) AdminStudio
General
1 3 (6.12%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Analyst
2 16 (32.65%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (16.33%) Citrix Analyst
4 7 (14.29%) Environment Manager
5 4 (8.16%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Test Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Applications Tester
6 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Build Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (4.08%) Security Consultant
7 2 (4.08%) Consultant
8 1 (2.04%) Architect
8 1 (2.04%) 2nd Line Support
8 1 (2.04%) Senior Manager
8 1 (2.04%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Applications Packager
8 1 (2.04%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (24.49%) Fat Client
1 12 (24.49%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.12%) Smartcard
2 3 (6.12%) Life Science
3 2 (4.08%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.04%) Handset
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 36 (73.47%) Windows
2 21 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (22.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.16%) UNIX
5 4 (8.16%) Solaris
5 4 (8.16%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (36.73%) Migration
2 11 (22.45%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (20.41%) Business Transformation
4 8 (16.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (12.24%) ITIL
5 6 (12.24%) Validation
6 4 (8.16%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (4.08%) Load Testing
8 2 (4.08%) Time Management
8 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
8 2 (4.08%) Project Management
9 1 (2.04%) Security Management
9 1 (2.04%) Service Management
9 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.04%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.04%) Information Management
9 1 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) C
2 3 (6.12%) VBScript
2 3 (6.12%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (12.24%) MCSE
2 6 (12.24%) Citrix Certification
2 6 (12.24%) CCEE
3 4 (8.16%) CCAA
3 4 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.16%) CCA
3 4 (8.16%) CCIE
3 4 (8.16%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.08%) CCIA
4 2 (4.08%) MCITP
4 2 (4.08%) CCEA
5 1 (2.04%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.04%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (38.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (34.69%) QA
3 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (63.27%) XenApp
2 29 (59.18%) Active Directory
3 18 (36.73%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (26.53%) BitLocker
5 8 (16.33%) MetaFrame
5 8 (16.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (10.20%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.08%) Terminal Server
8 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (26.53%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 34 (69.39%) Citrix
2 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
3 13 (26.53%) Wyse
4 4 (8.16%) EMC
4 4 (8.16%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.12%) HP
6 2 (4.08%) VMware
6 2 (4.08%) Symantec
7 1 (2.04%) Avaya
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco
7 1 (2.04%) MobileIron