The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of AppSense products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AppSense over the 3 months to 19 December 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.

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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
AppSense
Rank 491 431 385
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -46
Contract jobs citing AppSense 104 151 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.29% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 0.42% 0.63% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 83 103
Average daily rate
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£338 £360 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £241 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 1
Average hourly rate £24.75 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.56% -5.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-12.85% -5.80%

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

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
25051 23888 23758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.40% 46.29% 47.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14924 13568 12329
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1174 1118 1406
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.41 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.40 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.35% -10.52%

AppSense
Jobs Demand Trend

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

AppSense Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

AppSense
Daily Rate Trend

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

AppSense Daily Rate Trend in the UK

AppSense
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AppSense within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

AppSense Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

AppSense
Hourly Rate Trend

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

AppSense Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

AppSense
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AppSense within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

AppSense Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

AppSense
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AppSense within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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 -72 101 £338 -6.25% 12
London -25 53 £325 -10.95% 7
North West -11 23 £291 +5.90% 1
City of London 0 15 £350 +33.33% 2
South East -16 13 £495 +32.00% 1
Lancashire -11 12 £275 -21.42% 1
Berkshire +8 7 £518 -
Cheshire -2 7 £310 -3.50%
Blackpool -11 6 £288 -17.85% 1
East of England -13 6 £338 -10.00%
Buckinghamshire - 5 £330 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £338 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £330 -
South West -27 3 £420 +2.31%
Manchester -11 2 £475 +90.00%
Reading - 2 £500 -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - -
Scotland -6 1 £150 -33.33%
Hampshire -19 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Dorset - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1

AppSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 168 (76.02%) Windows
2 165 (74.66%) Citrix
3 109 (49.32%) Microsoft App-V
3 109 (49.32%) SCCM
4 107 (48.42%) XenApp
5 102 (46.15%) Windows 7
6 84 (38.01%) Active Directory
7 83 (37.56%) Microsoft
8 70 (31.67%) VMware
9 69 (31.22%) XenDesktop
10 59 (26.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 48 (21.72%) DNS
12 41 (18.55%) Finance
13 40 (18.10%) MS Office
14 39 (17.65%) Windows XP
15 36 (16.29%) Security Cleared
16 34 (15.38%) DHCP
17 32 (14.48%) Windows Server 2003
17 32 (14.48%) Blackberry
18 31 (14.03%) MS Excel
19 29 (13.12%) VMware Infrastructure
20 27 (12.22%) PowerShell
20 27 (12.22%) Application Packaging
21 26 (11.76%) SC Cleared
21 26 (11.76%) SharePoint
21 26 (11.76%) NetScaler
22 25 (11.31%) Lync
23 24 (10.86%) Windows Server 2012
23 24 (10.86%) MS Exchange
23 24 (10.86%) Altiris

AppSense
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 26 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 25 (11.31%) Lync
3 24 (10.86%) MS Exchange
4 17 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (6.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (4.52%) WorkSite
7 8 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (2.26%) IIS
10 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 40 (18.10%) MS Office
2 31 (14.03%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.17%) Office 365
2 5 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (21.72%) DNS
2 34 (15.38%) DHCP
3 26 (11.76%) NetScaler
4 20 (9.05%) VPN
5 13 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 12 (5.43%) SMS
7 11 (4.98%) Firewall
8 10 (4.52%) SAN
9 5 (2.26%) WAN
10 4 (1.81%) LAN
11 3 (1.36%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.36%) DMZ
12 2 (0.90%) NAS
12 2 (0.90%) iSCSI
12 2 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.90%) SSL
13 1 (0.45%) Fibre Channel
13 1 (0.45%) Software-Defined Networking
13 1 (0.45%) VoIP
13 1 (0.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.07%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (9.50%) MSI
2 7 (3.17%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.45%) Fiddler
General
1 41 (18.55%) Finance
2 12 (5.43%) Legal
3 10 (4.52%) Law
4 7 (3.17%) Banking
5 5 (2.26%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.90%) Dutch Language
6 2 (0.90%) Local Government
7 1 (0.45%) Front Office
7 1 (0.45%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.45%) French Language
Job Titles
1 33 (14.93%) Analyst
2 31 (14.03%) Consultant
3 20 (9.05%) Desktop Support
4 17 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 15 (6.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (6.79%) Desktop Engineer
6 14 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 14 (6.33%) Applications Packager
7 13 (5.88%) Citrix Consultant
8 12 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (4.98%) Architect
9 11 (4.98%) Service Analyst
9 11 (4.98%) Service Desk Analyst
9 11 (4.98%) Citrix Engineer
10 10 (4.52%) Wintel Engineer
10 10 (4.52%) Support Analyst
10 10 (4.52%) Tester
11 9 (4.07%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 8 (3.62%) Applications Tester
13 6 (2.71%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (12.22%) Application Packaging
2 5 (2.26%) Web Services
3 3 (1.36%) ODBC
4 2 (0.90%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.45%) XML
5 1 (0.45%) COM
5 1 (0.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.48%) Blackberry
2 15 (6.79%) Thin Client
2 15 (6.79%) Fat Client
3 6 (2.71%) PKI
3 6 (2.71%) iPad
4 5 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.26%) Client/Server
4 5 (2.26%) FMCG
5 4 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (0.90%) iPhone
6 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.90%) Smartcard
6 2 (0.90%) Handset
6 2 (0.90%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.45%) CCTV
7 1 (0.45%) Symmetrix
7 1 (0.45%) Clustering
7 1 (0.45%) Equities
7 1 (0.45%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 168 (76.02%) Windows
2 102 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 59 (26.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (17.65%) Windows XP
5 32 (14.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (10.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (5.88%) Windows Vista
8 5 (2.26%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.81%) UNIX
10 2 (0.90%) Linux
11 1 (0.45%) AIX
11 1 (0.45%) SUSE
11 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.45%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (10.41%) Migration
2 17 (7.69%) ITIL
3 14 (6.33%) Software Deployment
4 9 (4.07%) Validation
4 9 (4.07%) Compatibility Testing
5 8 (3.62%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (3.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (2.71%) Problem Management
7 6 (2.71%) Asset Management
7 6 (2.71%) Change Management
8 5 (2.26%) Change Control
8 5 (2.26%) Incident Management
9 4 (1.81%) QMS
9 4 (1.81%) Business Continuity
9 4 (1.81%) Project Management
9 4 (1.81%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (1.81%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (1.81%) Software Asset Management
9 4 (1.81%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (1.81%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (12.22%) PowerShell
2 19 (8.60%) SQL
3 12 (5.43%) VBScript
3 12 (5.43%) VB
4 6 (2.71%) C
5 4 (1.81%) Java
6 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 36 (16.29%) Security Cleared
2 26 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.52%) DV Cleared
3 10 (4.52%) MOS
3 10 (4.52%) Citrix Certification
3 10 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.07%) CCA
5 8 (3.62%) MCSE
6 7 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.71%) Degree
7 6 (2.71%) MCITP
8 5 (2.26%) CCEA
9 4 (1.81%) CCEE
10 3 (1.36%) VCP5
10 3 (1.36%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.90%) MCTS
11 2 (0.90%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.90%) ISEB
11 2 (0.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.90%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.41%) SLA
2 4 (1.81%) QA
System Software
1 109 (49.32%) Microsoft App-V
2 107 (48.42%) XenApp
3 84 (38.01%) Active Directory
4 69 (31.22%) XenDesktop
5 29 (13.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (9.95%) XenServer
7 19 (8.60%) Hyper-V
8 16 (7.24%) vSphere
9 14 (6.33%) Terminal Server
10 7 (3.17%) VMware ESX
11 4 (1.81%) Firmware
11 4 (1.81%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.45%) NFS
13 1 (0.45%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 109 (49.32%) SCCM
2 19 (8.60%) SCOM
3 13 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 8 (3.62%) EdgeSight
5 7 (3.17%) WSUS
6 5 (2.26%) XenMobile
6 5 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.81%) SCVMM
7 4 (1.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (1.81%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.81%) HP SIM
8 3 (1.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.45%) AppDNA
10 1 (0.45%) AppManager
10 1 (0.45%) WMI
10 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 165 (74.66%) Citrix
2 83 (37.56%) Microsoft
3 70 (31.67%) VMware
4 24 (10.86%) Altiris
5 20 (9.05%) Symantec
5 20 (9.05%) Lumension
6 17 (7.69%) CA
7 15 (6.79%) HP
8 14 (6.33%) Wyse
9 12 (5.43%) Bloomberg
10 11 (4.98%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (4.98%) eSpeed
10 11 (4.98%) Dell
10 11 (4.98%) Murex
10 11 (4.98%) ION Trading
10 11 (4.98%) MarketAxess
11 10 (4.52%) Interwoven
12 7 (3.17%) EMC
12 7 (3.17%) NetApp
12 7 (3.17%) McAfee
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