The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Systems Management category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix AppDNA
Rank 567 532 566
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +34
Contract jobs citing AppDNA 21 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.061% 0.040%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.51% 0.83% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 15
Average daily rate
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£420 £333 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.16% -21.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £295 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £413 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate - £315 £425
% change year-on-year
- -25.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £44.90 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £44.90 -
Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4128 3753 3782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.55% 7.34% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2436 2101 1956
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 162 176
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.53 £42.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-8.81% +25.71%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -39 21 £420 +26.16% 7
London +20 15 £420 +10.03% 4
City of London +15 2 £250 -30.06%
North West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Scotland - - - -

AppDNA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 39 (88.64%) Windows
2 32 (72.73%) Microsoft App-V
2 32 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 28 (63.64%) Citrix
4 20 (45.45%) PowerShell
5 18 (40.91%) SCCM
6 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (38.64%) MSI
7 15 (34.09%) Active Directory
7 15 (34.09%) SQL
7 15 (34.09%) XenApp
8 14 (31.82%) ITIL
9 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
10 12 (27.27%) Compatibility Testing
11 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
11 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 11 (25.00%) Migration
11 11 (25.00%) JSP
11 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (25.00%) Software Distribution
12 9 (20.45%) DNA
12 9 (20.45%) VBScript
12 9 (20.45%) VMware
12 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (18.18%) Application Packaging
14 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (15.91%) VMware ESX
14 7 (15.91%) SQL Server

AppDNA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (4.55%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (4.55%) Lync
2 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) LAN
1 2 (4.55%) Intranet
1 2 (4.55%) NetScaler
2 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
1 7 (15.91%) BusinessObjects
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (6.82%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 17 (38.64%) MSI
2 4 (9.09%) InstallShield
3 2 (4.55%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Applications Packager
2 7 (15.91%) Citrix Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Analyst
3 6 (13.64%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Senior Project Manager
4 2 (4.55%) Senior Manager
4 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.27%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Consultant
5 1 (2.27%) Applications Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) JSP
2 8 (18.18%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 39 (88.64%) Windows
2 32 (72.73%) Windows 7
3 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (15.91%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) ITIL
2 12 (27.27%) Compatibility Testing
3 11 (25.00%) Migration
3 11 (25.00%) Software Distribution
4 9 (20.45%) DNA
4 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (13.64%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.82%) Time Management
7 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.55%) Project Management
8 1 (2.27%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 15 (34.09%) SQL
3 9 (20.45%) VBScript
4 2 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (4.55%) PMP
2 2 (4.55%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.55%) APMP
System Software
1 32 (72.73%) Microsoft App-V
2 15 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 15 (34.09%) XenApp
3 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.91%) VMware ESX
4 3 (6.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (40.91%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.27%) SCSM
2 1 (2.27%) SCOM
2 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 28 (63.64%) Citrix
2 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.45%) VMware
4 7 (15.91%) Business Objects
4 7 (15.91%) SAP
5 1 (2.27%) NetApp
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco