The table below looks at the statistics for AppDNA skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AppDNA over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix AppDNA
Rank 578 546 575
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +29
Contract jobs citing AppDNA 17 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.060% 0.038%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.40% 0.82% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 12
Average daily rate
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£422 £325 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.69% -6.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £297 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £408 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate - £315 £425
% change year-on-year
- -25.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £44.90 £47.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.90 £47.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.46%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4290 3919 3854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.61% 7.35% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2508 2244 2003
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 149 180
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £40.57 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.02% +6.41%

AppDNA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing AppDNA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

AppDNA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

AppDNA
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing AppDNA within the UK.

AppDNA Daily Rate Trend in the UK

AppDNA
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AppDNA within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

AppDNA Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

AppDNA
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing AppDNA within the UK.

AppDNA Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

AppDNA
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AppDNA within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 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
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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
England -40 17 £422 +29.69% 1
London +12 10 £422 +12.40% 1
City of London +29 1 £250 -33.33%
North West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

AppDNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing AppDNA 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 AppDNA.

1 31 (88.57%) Windows
2 24 (68.57%) Windows 7
3 23 (65.71%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (51.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (51.43%) Citrix
5 17 (48.57%) MSI
5 17 (48.57%) PowerShell
6 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
6 15 (42.86%) SQL
7 14 (40.00%) SCCM
8 11 (31.43%) ITIL
8 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (25.71%) VBScript
9 9 (25.71%) Compatibility Testing
9 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
9 9 (25.71%) VMware
10 8 (22.86%) Application Packaging
10 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
10 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
10 8 (22.86%) JSP
10 8 (22.86%) DNA
10 8 (22.86%) Software Distribution
11 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (20.00%) Windows 8
11 7 (20.00%) ITIL V3
11 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
11 7 (20.00%) Business Objects
11 7 (20.00%) SAP
11 7 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
11 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure

AppDNA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing AppDNA 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 AppDNA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (5.71%) Lync
2 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) LAN
1 2 (5.71%) Intranet
1 2 (5.71%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.86%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (8.57%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (48.57%) MSI
2 4 (11.43%) InstallShield
3 2 (5.71%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Applications Packager
2 7 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Analyst
4 2 (5.71%) Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (5.71%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (2.86%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Application Packaging
1 8 (22.86%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 31 (88.57%) Windows
2 24 (68.57%) Windows 7
3 18 (51.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (8.57%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) ITIL
2 9 (25.71%) Compatibility Testing
3 8 (22.86%) DNA
3 8 (22.86%) Software Distribution
4 7 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 6 (17.14%) Migration
6 4 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.57%) Time Management
8 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.71%) Project Management
8 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (2.86%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) PowerShell
2 15 (42.86%) SQL
3 9 (25.71%) VBScript
4 2 (5.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) SC Cleared
1 8 (22.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) PMP
2 2 (5.71%) PMI Certification
2 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (5.71%) APMP
System Software
1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 7 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 6 (17.14%) XenApp
5 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.86%) SCSM
2 1 (2.86%) SCOM
2 1 (2.86%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Citrix
2 9 (25.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (25.71%) VMware
3 7 (20.00%) Business Objects
3 7 (20.00%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) NetApp
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco