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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
AppSense
Rank 528 502 455
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -47
Contract jobs citing AppSense 97 115 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.45% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 60 70
Average daily rate
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£375 £320 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £160 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £301 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -14.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 9
Average hourly rate £21.69 £22.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% -37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.74 £19.40 £28.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.34 £43.40 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+59.09% -37.14%

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
25732 25448 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.93% 45.76% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15200 14185 13493
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £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 1100 1086 1100
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.46 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -30 86 £375 +15.38% 17
London +18 41 £408 +14.85% 4
North West -42 21 £300 +11.11% 4
Lancashire -27 14 £301 +12.45%
City of London +10 13 £350 -29.29% 2
South East -25 12 £500 +53.84% 2
Blackpool -24 10 £301 +9.38%
Scotland -6 8 £300 +6.38% 1
Croydon - 6 £463 -
East of England +4 5 £326 -11.82% 2
Berkshire -8 5 £500 +37.93% 1
Glasgow +5 4 £313 - 1
Reading -9 4 £500 +25.00%
Buckinghamshire -10 4 - -
Erskine +10 3 £300 +6.38%
Renfrewshire +9 3 £300 +6.38%
Hampshire -8 3 £275 -15.38%
Merseyside - 3 £300 -
Wales - 3 £374 -
North East - 3 £290 -
Liverpool - 3 £300 -
Stevenage - 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 2
Manchester -18 2 £275 -1.78% 2
South Wales - 2 £388 -
Peterlee - 2 £290 -
Winchester - 2 £275 -
Durham - 2 £290 -
Lytham St Annes +6 1 £451 +34.77%
Cambridgeshire -9 1 £278 -25.00%

AppSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 186 (86.92%) Citrix
2 178 (83.18%) Windows
3 121 (56.54%) XenApp
4 117 (54.67%) Active Directory
5 112 (52.34%) VMware
6 108 (50.47%) Microsoft App-V
7 106 (49.53%) Microsoft
8 79 (36.92%) Windows 7
9 77 (35.98%) SCCM
10 73 (34.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 70 (32.71%) XenDesktop
12 58 (27.10%) NetScaler
13 52 (24.30%) DNS
14 49 (22.90%) DHCP
15 47 (21.96%) Security Cleared
15 47 (21.96%) VMware Infrastructure
16 46 (21.50%) ITIL
17 36 (16.82%) Finance
17 36 (16.82%) vSphere
18 33 (15.42%) PowerShell
19 31 (14.49%) Citrix Certification
20 30 (14.02%) Windows Server 2003
20 30 (14.02%) Migration
21 29 (13.55%) Microsoft Certification
22 27 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
22 27 (12.62%) Data Centre
23 26 (12.15%) CCEE
23 26 (12.15%) VPN
23 26 (12.15%) SQL
23 26 (12.15%) SC Cleared

AppSense
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (6.07%) SharePoint
1 13 (6.07%) Lync
2 11 (5.14%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.14%) IIS
3 8 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.34%) WorkSite
5 5 (2.34%) Apache
5 5 (2.34%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.47%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 23 (10.75%) MS Excel
2 22 (10.28%) MS Office
3 6 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.93%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (27.10%) NetScaler
2 52 (24.30%) DNS
3 49 (22.90%) DHCP
4 26 (12.15%) VPN
5 25 (11.68%) SAN
6 19 (8.88%) LAN
6 19 (8.88%) WAN
7 9 (4.21%) TCP/IP
7 9 (4.21%) VLAN
8 8 (3.74%) Wireshark
8 8 (3.74%) Firewall
9 7 (3.27%) Internet
9 7 (3.27%) SSL
10 6 (2.80%) SMS
11 5 (2.34%) SMTP
11 5 (2.34%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.40%) IPv4
13 2 (0.93%) 3G
13 2 (0.93%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.93%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.34%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 9 (4.21%) MSI
2 4 (1.87%) Fiddler
3 3 (1.40%) WinDbg
4 1 (0.47%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.47%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.47%) ClearCase
General
1 36 (16.82%) Finance
2 10 (4.67%) Banking
3 9 (4.21%) Law
4 6 (2.80%) Financial Institution
5 5 (2.34%) Legal
6 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.40%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.93%) Local Government
7 2 (0.93%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
8 1 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.47%) French Language
8 1 (0.47%) German Language
Job Titles
1 41 (19.16%) Analyst
2 33 (15.42%) Citrix Engineer
3 26 (12.15%) Technical Analyst
4 25 (11.68%) Consultant
5 17 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 14 (6.54%) Citrix Consultant
7 11 (5.14%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (4.21%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (4.21%) Applications Packager
9 8 (3.74%) Architect
9 8 (3.74%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.74%) Service Analyst
9 8 (3.74%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (3.74%) Build Engineer
9 8 (3.74%) Citrix Analyst
10 7 (3.27%) Wintel Engineer
10 7 (3.27%) Environment Manager
10 7 (3.27%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (3.27%) Desktop Support
11 6 (2.80%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.54%) Application Packaging
2 7 (3.27%) Web Services
3 6 (2.80%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.40%) .NET
4 3 (1.40%) Software Packaging
4 3 (1.40%) WCF
5 2 (0.93%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.62%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.41%) Fat Client
2 18 (8.41%) Thin Client
3 14 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.07%) PKI
5 9 (4.21%) Blackberry
6 8 (3.74%) Management Information System
7 7 (3.27%) Clustering
8 6 (2.80%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.40%) Life Science
10 2 (0.93%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.93%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.93%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.93%) User Experience
11 1 (0.47%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.47%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 178 (83.18%) Windows
2 79 (36.92%) Windows 7
3 73 (34.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (14.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (12.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (4.67%) Windows XP
7 8 (3.74%) UNIX
7 8 (3.74%) Windows 8
8 4 (1.87%) Solaris
9 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.93%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (21.50%) ITIL
2 30 (14.02%) Migration
3 12 (5.61%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (5.61%) Server Building
4 10 (4.67%) Time Management
4 10 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (4.21%) Change Management
5 9 (4.21%) Project Management
6 8 (3.74%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (3.74%) Problem Management
7 7 (3.27%) Service Delivery
7 7 (3.27%) Capacity Management
8 6 (2.80%) Business Transformation
8 6 (2.80%) Change Control
8 6 (2.80%) Validation
9 5 (2.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (2.34%) ITIL V3
9 5 (2.34%) Software Deployment
9 5 (2.34%) Data Migration
9 5 (2.34%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 33 (15.42%) PowerShell
2 26 (12.15%) SQL
3 19 (8.88%) VBScript
4 7 (3.27%) VB
5 5 (2.34%) Python
5 5 (2.34%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.34%) Perl
6 3 (1.40%) C
6 3 (1.40%) C#
Qualifications
1 47 (21.96%) Security Cleared
2 31 (14.49%) Citrix Certification
3 29 (13.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (12.15%) SC Cleared
4 26 (12.15%) CCEE
5 20 (9.35%) MCSE
6 17 (7.94%) CCEA
7 12 (5.61%) CCIA
8 11 (5.14%) DV Cleared
9 10 (4.67%) MCITP
9 10 (4.67%) VCP5
9 10 (4.67%) MCP
9 10 (4.67%) CCA
9 10 (4.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (4.21%) Degree
11 8 (3.74%) CCAA
11 8 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (3.27%) MOS
13 6 (2.80%) MCSA
14 5 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 20 (9.35%) QA
2 16 (7.48%) SLA
3 3 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) COBIT
4 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 121 (56.54%) XenApp
2 117 (54.67%) Active Directory
3 108 (50.47%) Microsoft App-V
4 70 (32.71%) XenDesktop
5 47 (21.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 36 (16.82%) vSphere
7 20 (9.35%) Hyper-V
8 19 (8.88%) XenServer
9 16 (7.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 16 (7.48%) BitLocker
10 12 (5.61%) VMware ESX
11 10 (4.67%) MetaFrame
12 9 (4.21%) Terminal Server
13 7 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (2.34%) HDFS
15 2 (0.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 2 (0.93%) Xen
16 1 (0.47%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 77 (35.98%) SCCM
2 8 (3.74%) SCOM
2 8 (3.74%) XenMobile
3 6 (2.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (2.34%) Zenoss
4 5 (2.34%) Nagios
5 4 (1.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (1.87%) EdgeSight
6 3 (1.40%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (1.40%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.40%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 2 (0.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.93%) SCVMM
7 2 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.93%) DameWare
7 2 (0.93%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.93%) WMI
7 2 (0.93%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.93%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 186 (86.92%) Citrix
2 112 (52.34%) VMware
3 106 (49.53%) Microsoft
4 22 (10.28%) Wyse
5 16 (7.48%) Altiris
6 14 (6.54%) Symantec
7 12 (5.61%) HP
8 10 (4.67%) Oracle
9 9 (4.21%) Splunk
10 7 (3.27%) NetApp
11 6 (2.80%) Cisco
11 6 (2.80%) Remedy
12 5 (2.34%) Interwoven
13 4 (1.87%) EMC
13 4 (1.87%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.87%) Apple
14 3 (1.40%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.40%) CA
14 3 (1.40%) Dell
14 3 (1.40%) Lumension
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