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 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
AppSense
Rank 467 426 373
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -53
Contract jobs citing AppSense 127 175 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.70% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 77 115
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £219 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £407 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £329 £361
% change year-on-year
+21.58% -8.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 4
Average hourly rate £26.00 £38.75 £28.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.90% +37.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.30 £19.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £118.00 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £35.00 £28.27
% change year-on-year
-27.14% +23.80%

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
25269 25137 22645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.35% 45.52% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14362 14090 11990
Average daily rate £400 £392 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1091 1071 1207
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £41.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 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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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 -42 119 £375 +15.38% 16
London -12 41 £351 +7.84% 7
North West -31 34 £663 +136.61% 2
South East -9 29 £334 -15.30% 4
Manchester -2 18 £350 +27.27% 1
City of London +12 14 £350 +7.76% 2
Hampshire - 14 £325 - 1
Cheshire -9 13 £725 +107.14%
Warrington -5 12 £725 -
South West +2 8 £355 +21.36% 1
Berkshire -6 8 £490 +22.04% 2
West Midlands -7 5 £350 - 2
Buckinghamshire +2 4 - -
Croydon 0 4 £413 -13.15%
Bristol - 4 £285 -
Winchester - 4 £225 -
Staines -4 3 - -
Blackpool -4 3 £510 +82.14%
Surrey -13 3 - - 1
Lancashire -14 3 £510 +95.21%
Yorkshire -18 3 £550 +83.33%
Tadley - 3 £325 -
Aylesbury - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £350 -
Wiltshire +13 2 £420 +52.72%
Swindon +12 2 £420 +52.72%
Cardiff +8 2 £213 -10.52%
South Wales -2 2 £213 -10.52%
Wales -8 2 £213 -10.52%
Sheffield -8 2 £519 +159.37%

AppSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 176 (79.64%) Citrix
2 144 (65.16%) Windows
3 120 (54.30%) XenApp
4 98 (44.34%) Microsoft App-V
5 92 (41.63%) VMware
5 92 (41.63%) Active Directory
6 87 (39.37%) Microsoft
7 77 (34.84%) SCCM
8 71 (32.13%) XenDesktop
9 64 (28.96%) Windows Server 2008
10 63 (28.51%) Windows 7
11 47 (21.27%) NetScaler
12 45 (20.36%) Security Cleared
13 44 (19.91%) Finance
14 41 (18.55%) Migration
15 38 (17.19%) Application Packaging
16 36 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
16 36 (16.29%) PowerShell
17 35 (15.84%) Wyse
18 33 (14.93%) DNS
19 32 (14.48%) Hyper-V
20 30 (13.57%) SQL
20 30 (13.57%) Windows Server 2003
21 29 (13.12%) VPN
21 29 (13.12%) Windows Server 2012
22 28 (12.67%) vSphere
23 26 (11.76%) MS Excel
24 24 (10.86%) MS Exchange
24 24 (10.86%) ITIL
24 24 (10.86%) Dell

AppSense
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 24 (10.86%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (5.43%) Lync
4 11 (4.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (4.07%) IIS
6 9 (4.07%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.71%) WorkSite
8 3 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.36%) Apache
8 3 (1.36%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.45%) JBoss
Applications
1 26 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 20 (9.05%) MS Office
3 3 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.43%) Office 365
2 3 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (21.27%) NetScaler
2 33 (14.93%) DNS
3 29 (13.12%) VPN
4 23 (10.41%) DHCP
5 21 (9.50%) SAN
6 17 (7.69%) WAN
7 16 (7.24%) Firewall
7 16 (7.24%) LAN
8 11 (4.98%) TCP/IP
9 7 (3.17%) SSL
10 6 (2.71%) Wireshark
11 5 (2.26%) DMZ
12 4 (1.81%) Wireless
13 3 (1.36%) Network Security
13 3 (1.36%) Internet
13 3 (1.36%) SMTP
14 2 (0.90%) SMS
14 2 (0.90%) HTTPS
14 2 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.90%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.36%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 22 (9.95%) MSI
2 5 (2.26%) Fiddler
3 4 (1.81%) AdminStudio
4 3 (1.36%) WinDbg
4 3 (1.36%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.45%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 44 (19.91%) Finance
2 8 (3.62%) Banking
3 7 (3.17%) Law
4 6 (2.71%) Legal
5 5 (2.26%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.26%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.81%) Marketing
7 3 (1.36%) Retail
8 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.90%) Publishing
9 1 (0.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (19.00%) Analyst
2 21 (9.50%) Technical Analyst
3 20 (9.05%) Consultant
4 17 (7.69%) Applications Packager
4 17 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (6.79%) Architect
5 15 (6.79%) Citrix Engineer
6 13 (5.88%) Security Engineer
6 13 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 13 (5.88%) Server Engineer
7 8 (3.62%) Service Analyst
7 8 (3.62%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (3.62%) Wintel Engineer
7 8 (3.62%) Citrix Analyst
8 7 (3.17%) Citrix Specialist
8 7 (3.17%) Environment Manager
9 6 (2.71%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (2.26%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (2.26%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (2.26%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (17.19%) Application Packaging
2 7 (3.17%) Web Services
3 6 (2.71%) .NET
4 4 (1.81%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.36%) WCF
6 2 (0.90%) Middleware
7 1 (0.45%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.05%) Thin Client
1 20 (9.05%) Fat Client
1 20 (9.05%) PKI
2 12 (5.43%) Blackberry
3 10 (4.52%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.36%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.90%) Handset
7 2 (0.90%) Clustering
7 2 (0.90%) Data Integration
7 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.90%) Life Science
7 2 (0.90%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.90%) iPad
7 2 (0.90%) iPhone
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.45%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.45%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 144 (65.16%) Windows
2 64 (28.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (28.51%) Windows 7
4 30 (13.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (13.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 8 (3.62%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.17%) UNIX
9 5 (2.26%) Solaris
10 2 (0.90%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.90%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.45%) Android
11 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (18.55%) Migration
2 24 (10.86%) ITIL
3 12 (5.43%) Enterprise Architecture
4 11 (4.98%) Project Management
5 10 (4.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 10 (4.52%) Validation
5 10 (4.52%) Business Transformation
6 9 (4.07%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (3.62%) Change Management
7 8 (3.62%) Incident Management
7 8 (3.62%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (3.17%) Compatibility Testing
9 6 (2.71%) Service Delivery
9 6 (2.71%) Line Management
10 5 (2.26%) Software Delivery
10 5 (2.26%) Problem Management
10 5 (2.26%) Load Testing
10 5 (2.26%) Time Management
11 4 (1.81%) Information Security
11 4 (1.81%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 36 (16.29%) PowerShell
2 30 (13.57%) SQL
3 18 (8.14%) VBScript
4 13 (5.88%) VB
5 6 (2.71%) Java
6 5 (2.26%) C
7 3 (1.36%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.36%) Python
7 3 (1.36%) C#
7 3 (1.36%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (20.36%) Security Cleared
2 22 (9.95%) DV Cleared
3 21 (9.50%) SC Cleared
4 20 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (8.14%) MCSE
6 14 (6.33%) Citrix Certification
7 10 (4.52%) CCEE
8 7 (3.17%) CCIA
8 7 (3.17%) MCITP
8 7 (3.17%) MOS
8 7 (3.17%) CCEA
8 7 (3.17%) CCA
9 6 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.71%) Degree
10 5 (2.26%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.81%) CCIE
11 4 (1.81%) CCAA
12 2 (0.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.90%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.14%) QA
2 14 (6.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (6.33%) SLA
3 6 (2.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 120 (54.30%) XenApp
2 98 (44.34%) Microsoft App-V
3 92 (41.63%) Active Directory
4 71 (32.13%) XenDesktop
5 36 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 32 (14.48%) Hyper-V
7 28 (12.67%) vSphere
8 16 (7.24%) Terminal Server
9 15 (6.79%) BitLocker
10 10 (4.52%) MetaFrame
10 10 (4.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 8 (3.62%) XenServer
12 7 (3.17%) VMware ESX
13 6 (2.71%) Terminal Services
14 5 (2.26%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (1.36%) UAG
15 3 (1.36%) HDFS
15 3 (1.36%) Xen
16 2 (0.90%) ISA Server
17 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 77 (34.84%) SCCM
2 12 (5.43%) SCOM
3 9 (4.07%) EdgeSight
4 5 (2.26%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 3 (1.36%) AppDNA
5 3 (1.36%) Zenoss
5 3 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (1.36%) WSUS
5 3 (1.36%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (1.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (1.36%) Nagios
6 2 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.90%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.90%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.90%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 176 (79.64%) Citrix
2 92 (41.63%) VMware
3 87 (39.37%) Microsoft
4 35 (15.84%) Wyse
5 24 (10.86%) Dell
6 23 (10.41%) HP
7 18 (8.14%) Lumension
8 15 (6.79%) EMC
9 13 (5.88%) Cisco
9 13 (5.88%) NetApp
10 10 (4.52%) Symantec
10 10 (4.52%) Altiris
11 8 (3.62%) Oracle
12 6 (2.71%) Interwoven
12 6 (2.71%) CA
13 4 (1.81%) Apple
13 4 (1.81%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.81%) Red Hat
14 3 (1.36%) Splunk
14 3 (1.36%) SolarWinds