The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 115 123 129
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 8 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.33% 0.31% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 2.94% 3.54% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £375 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +22.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £375 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £404 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £338 £329
% change year-on-year
-8.14% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +36.36%
Microsoft App-V
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
272 226 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.08% 8.76% 8.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 94 120
Average daily rate £338 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £196 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 24 26
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £37.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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
Reading +13 4 £289 -23.00% 2
Slough - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Microsoft App-V
South East

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
2 23 (60.53%) Security Cleared
3 22 (57.89%) Citrix
4 20 (52.63%) Windows
4 20 (52.63%) DV Cleared
4 20 (52.63%) XenDesktop
5 16 (42.11%) Windows 7
5 16 (42.11%) SCCM
6 15 (39.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
7 14 (36.84%) Application Packaging
8 10 (26.32%) Windows 8
9 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (21.05%) DNS
10 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
11 7 (18.42%) DHCP
11 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
11 7 (18.42%) AppSense
11 7 (18.42%) XenApp
12 6 (15.79%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
12 6 (15.79%) Migration
12 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (13.16%) Firewall
13 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
13 5 (13.16%) Cisco
13 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) DNS
2 7 (18.42%) DHCP
3 5 (13.16%) Firewall
4 2 (5.26%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
5 1 (2.63%) SAN
5 1 (2.63%) Internet
5 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MSI
General
1 4 (10.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Applications Packager
2 7 (18.42%) Consultant
3 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (7.89%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Network Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Network Support
5 1 (2.63%) Environment Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Applications Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (2.63%) Support Consultant
5 1 (2.63%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Release Analyst
5 1 (2.63%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Digital Media
1 2 (5.26%) Thin Client
1 2 (5.26%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Windows
2 16 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 15 (39.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (26.32%) Windows 8
5 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (15.79%) Migration
3 3 (7.89%) Information Security
3 3 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (7.89%) High Availability
4 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (2.63%) Unit Testing
5 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.63%) Service Management
5 1 (2.63%) Time Management
5 1 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (60.53%) Security Cleared
2 20 (52.63%) DV Cleared
3 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) MCTS
4 1 (2.63%) MCITP
4 1 (2.63%) CCA
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (52.63%) XenDesktop
2 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
3 7 (18.42%) XenApp
4 4 (10.53%) vSphere
4 4 (10.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.63%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.63%) XenServer
6 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (42.11%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.63%) SCOM
2 1 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 25 (65.79%) Microsoft
2 22 (57.89%) Citrix
3 7 (18.42%) AppSense
4 5 (13.16%) Cisco
5 4 (10.53%) Lumension
5 4 (10.53%) VMware
6 2 (5.26%) NetIQ
6 2 (5.26%) CA
6 2 (5.26%) HP
6 2 (5.26%) Altiris
7 1 (2.63%) Symantec