The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of AppSense products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AppSense over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
AppSense
Rank 128 115 93
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -22
Contract jobs citing AppSense 3 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.043% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 0.22% 0.084% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£350 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £310 £369
% change year-on-year
+16.93% -15.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £32.81 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-20.74% +38.12%
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England

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

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1346 1197 875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.28% 50.89% 50.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 764 574 370
Average daily rate £360 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 79 107
Average hourly rate £23.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.87% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%

AppSense
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

AppSense Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

AppSense
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing AppSense across the West Midlands region.

AppSense Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

AppSense
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing AppSense across the West Midlands region.

AppSense Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

AppSense
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AppSense within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 5 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham - 2 £350 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
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England

AppSense
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Citrix
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) XenApp
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (30.00%) Retail
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) EdgeSight
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (20.00%) Change Management
6 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (20.00%) VBScript
6 2 (20.00%) MetaFrame
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) LAN
6 2 (20.00%) WAN
6 2 (20.00%) VPN
6 2 (20.00%) SLA
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Marketing
6 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
6 2 (20.00%) QA

AppSense
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) LAN
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
1 2 (20.00%) VPN
1 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 2 (20.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Packager
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Support
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Change Management
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 2 (20.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) VBScript
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) XenApp
3 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (20.00%) vSphere
4 2 (20.00%) MetaFrame
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) VMware