The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge and experience of AppSense products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AppSense over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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.

AppSense
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 579 452 530
Rank change year-on-year -127 +78  
Contract jobs citing AppSense 36 196 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.36% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 0.18% 0.81% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 119 72
Median daily rate £375 £288 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -14.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £423 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £281 £300
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 7
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +34.61%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year - +37.25%  

AppSense is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 20543 24211 25040
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.83% 44.90% 44.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 12469 14933 14677
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £569 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 824 1120
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.39 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.26% +7.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.50 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

AppSense
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing AppSense as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for AppSense in the UK

AppSense
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AppSense in the UK

AppSense
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AppSense over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AppSense in the UK

AppSense
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for AppSense in the UK

AppSense
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AppSense within the UK over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -77 36 £375 +33.92% 7
London +8 16 £443 +18.00% 4
South East +18 6 £275 -15.38% 1
East of England 0 6 £518 +61.71%
Surrey +4 4 £275 -34.32%
North East -17 4 £208 -23.14%
Hertfordshire +2 3 £550 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £485 -
Cheshire +21 2 £350 +14.75%
North West +11 2 £350 +5.66%
City of London +3 2 £380 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 2 £308 +13.88%
Tyne and Wear -9 2 £308 +13.88%
Knutsford - 2 £350 -
Huntingdon - 2 £485 -
Guildford - 2 £275 -
Staines +5 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -14 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 - -
Welwyn - 1 £550 -
Reigate - 1 £325 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing AppSense also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for AppSense.

1 91 (87.50%) Citrix
2 79 (75.96%) XenApp
3 64 (61.54%) Windows
4 63 (60.58%) XenDesktop
5 58 (55.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 57 (54.81%) VMware
7 55 (52.88%) Microsoft
8 46 (44.23%) Active Directory
9 39 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
10 38 (36.54%) SCCM
11 37 (35.58%) Windows 7
12 31 (29.81%) Fat Client
12 31 (29.81%) Thin Client
13 30 (28.85%) Security Cleared
14 28 (26.92%) Windows 10
15 27 (25.96%) Office 365
16 26 (25.00%) Application Packaging
17 22 (21.15%) Finance
17 22 (21.15%) Windows Server
18 21 (20.19%) SC Cleared
19 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2008
20 17 (16.35%) PowerShell
20 17 (16.35%) Wyse
21 16 (15.38%) Cisco
22 15 (14.42%) DNS
22 15 (14.42%) NetScaler
22 15 (14.42%) Skype for Business
23 14 (13.46%) VMware ESXi
23 14 (13.46%) AppDNA
23 14 (13.46%) Dell

AppSense
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (14.42%) Skype for Business
2 9 (8.65%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.85%) IIS
5 2 (1.92%) Apache
5 2 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (25.96%) Office 365
2 10 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.88%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.96%) Dropbox
4 1 (0.96%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.96%) SaaS
4 1 (0.96%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.42%) DNS
1 15 (14.42%) NetScaler
2 12 (11.54%) DHCP
3 10 (9.62%) BIG-IP
3 10 (9.62%) Cisco ASA
3 10 (9.62%) Cisco Nexus
4 6 (5.77%) SAN
4 6 (5.77%) Skype
4 6 (5.77%) VPN
5 5 (4.81%) Firewall
5 5 (4.81%) WAN
6 3 (2.88%) 3G
6 3 (2.88%) LAN
6 3 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.92%) SMTP
7 2 (1.92%) SSL
8 1 (0.96%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.96%) Internet
8 1 (0.96%) SMS
8 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (12.50%) MSI
2 2 (1.92%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.96%) AdminStudio
General
1 22 (21.15%) Finance
2 5 (4.81%) Banking
2 5 (4.81%) Law
3 1 (0.96%) Back Office
3 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.96%) Publishing
3 1 (0.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (25.00%) Architect
2 15 (14.42%) Analyst
3 11 (10.58%) Citrix Analyst
3 11 (10.58%) Citrix Engineer
3 11 (10.58%) Consultant
3 11 (10.58%) Enterprise Architect
4 8 (7.69%) Technical Leader
5 7 (6.73%) Applications Packager
5 7 (6.73%) Citrix Architect
5 7 (6.73%) Citrix Consultant
5 7 (6.73%) Desktop Support
6 6 (5.77%) Citrix Support
6 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (4.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) Senior Architect
7 5 (4.81%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.85%) Citrix Specialist
8 4 (3.85%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.85%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) .NET
1 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.92%) LAMP
2 2 (1.92%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.92%) Web Services
3 1 (0.96%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 31 (29.81%) Fat Client
1 31 (29.81%) Thin Client
2 9 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (6.73%) BYOD
3 7 (6.73%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.81%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.85%) User Experience
6 3 (2.88%) Clustering
7 2 (1.92%) CESG
7 2 (1.92%) Digital Signage
7 2 (1.92%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.92%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.96%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.96%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 64 (61.54%) Windows
2 37 (35.58%) Windows 7
3 28 (26.92%) Windows 10
4 22 (21.15%) Windows Server
5 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (6.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.77%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.81%) Android
10 4 (3.85%) Windows Phone
11 3 (2.88%) Linux
12 2 (1.92%) CentOS
13 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.96%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.96%) Unix
13 1 (0.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 13 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 12 (11.54%) DevOps
4 11 (10.58%) Protective Monitoring
5 8 (7.69%) TOGAF
6 6 (5.77%) ITIL
7 5 (4.81%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.81%) Project Management
8 4 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (3.85%) Data Analysis
8 4 (3.85%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 4 (3.85%) Migration
8 4 (3.85%) Personalization
8 4 (3.85%) Software Delivery
8 4 (3.85%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (2.88%) Application Virtualisation
9 3 (2.88%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (2.88%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (2.88%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.88%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.35%) PowerShell
2 10 (9.62%) VBScript
3 6 (5.77%) SQL
4 4 (3.85%) C
4 4 (3.85%) VB
5 3 (2.88%) C#
5 3 (2.88%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.96%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 21 (20.19%) SC Cleared
3 13 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (9.62%) MCSE
5 9 (8.65%) DV Cleared
5 9 (8.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 4 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.92%) Degree
9 1 (0.96%) CCA
9 1 (0.96%) CCEA
9 1 (0.96%) CCNA
9 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.96%) EMC Certification
9 1 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.96%) MCITP
9 1 (0.96%) MCP
9 1 (0.96%) MCTS
9 1 (0.96%) VCP4
9 1 (0.96%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.58%) GPG13
2 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.96%) PMO
System Software
1 79 (75.96%) XenApp
2 63 (60.58%) XenDesktop
3 58 (55.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 46 (44.23%) Active Directory
5 39 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (13.46%) Virtual Desktop
6 14 (13.46%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (12.50%) vSphere
8 11 (10.58%) Hyper-V
9 8 (7.69%) BitLocker
10 4 (3.85%) Terminal Server
10 4 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (3.85%) XenServer
11 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (2.88%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.96%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 38 (36.54%) SCCM
2 14 (13.46%) AppDNA
3 7 (6.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 4 (3.85%) EdgeSight
5 3 (2.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (2.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.92%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.92%) vMotion
6 2 (1.92%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.96%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.96%) SafeCom
7 1 (0.96%) SCOM
7 1 (0.96%) SCSM
7 1 (0.96%) Simpana
7 1 (0.96%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 91 (87.50%) Citrix
2 57 (54.81%) VMware
3 55 (52.88%) Microsoft
4 17 (16.35%) Wyse
5 16 (15.38%) Cisco
6 14 (13.46%) Dell
7 12 (11.54%) Palo Alto
8 11 (10.58%) HP
8 11 (10.58%) ThinPrint
9 10 (9.62%) F5
9 10 (9.62%) Symantec
10 6 (5.77%) Altiris
11 5 (4.81%) CA
11 5 (4.81%) EMC
12 4 (3.85%) Apple
12 4 (3.85%) CommVault
12 4 (3.85%) Xerox
13 3 (2.88%) IBM
14 2 (1.92%) NetApp
14 2 (1.92%) Red Hat