The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft App-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft App-V over the 3 months to 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Berkshire region.

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.

Location
3 months to
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 84 88 131
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +43
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 33 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.34% 1.20% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 12.69% 9.12% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 2
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£390 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £139 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £453 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.38 £19.04 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+12.26% -42.30%
System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
260 318 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.57% 13.16% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 127 88
Average daily rate £380 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £140 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 33
Average hourly rate £17.07 £26.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.58% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.95 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Microsoft App-V
South East

Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Microsoft App-V Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Berkshire region.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 14 July 2014.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Berkshire region.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 14 July 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
Reading -12 11 £438 +16.66% 8
Maidenhead +1 5 £338 +3.84%
Bracknell - - - -
Slough - - - -
Microsoft App-V
South East

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Microsoft App-V 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 Microsoft App-V.

1 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
2 27 (65.85%) Security Cleared
3 23 (56.10%) Windows
4 22 (53.66%) Citrix
5 21 (51.22%) DV Cleared
6 19 (46.34%) XenDesktop
7 18 (43.90%) Windows 7
8 17 (41.46%) SCCM
9 15 (36.59%) Application Packaging
10 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
11 11 (26.83%) Windows 8
12 10 (24.39%) AppSense
13 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
13 9 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
14 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
15 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
15 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
16 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (14.63%) DNS
16 6 (14.63%) Migration
16 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2005
17 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2003
17 5 (12.20%) Firewall
17 5 (12.20%) DHCP
17 5 (12.20%) Amazon RDS
17 5 (12.20%) Lumension
17 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
17 5 (12.20%) Amazon AWS

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Microsoft App-V 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 Microsoft App-V. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (14.63%) DNS
2 5 (12.20%) Firewall
2 5 (12.20%) DHCP
3 1 (2.44%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.44%) SAN
3 1 (2.44%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (12.20%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MSI
2 1 (2.44%) AdminStudio
2 1 (2.44%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Applications Packager
2 9 (21.95%) Consultant
3 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
3 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
4 2 (4.88%) Implementation Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) Network Support
4 2 (4.88%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (4.88%) Network Consultant
5 1 (2.44%) Platform Engineer
5 1 (2.44%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.44%) Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (2.44%) Support Consultant
5 1 (2.44%) Release Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (2.44%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (36.59%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
1 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
1 2 (4.88%) Digital Media
2 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (56.10%) Windows
2 18 (43.90%) Windows 7
3 13 (31.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (26.83%) Windows 8
5 8 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (14.63%) Migration
3 3 (7.32%) Information Security
3 3 (7.32%) ITIL
3 3 (7.32%) High Availability
3 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.88%) Service Management
5 1 (2.44%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.44%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.44%) Perl
3 1 (2.44%) SQL
3 1 (2.44%) VBScript
3 1 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (65.85%) Security Cleared
2 21 (51.22%) DV Cleared
3 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.44%) MCTS
4 1 (2.44%) MCITP
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (46.34%) XenDesktop
2 11 (26.83%) Active Directory
3 4 (9.76%) vSphere
3 4 (9.76%) XenApp
4 2 (4.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (41.46%) SCCM
2 2 (4.88%) SCOM
3 1 (2.44%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.44%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 29 (70.73%) Microsoft
2 22 (53.66%) Citrix
3 10 (24.39%) AppSense
4 5 (12.20%) Lumension
5 4 (9.76%) VMware
6 3 (7.32%) Cisco
7 2 (4.88%) NetIQ
7 2 (4.88%) Symantec
7 2 (4.88%) CA
7 2 (4.88%) HP
7 2 (4.88%) Altiris
8 1 (2.44%) NetApp