The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft App-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 28 January 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 166 174 166
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 20 27 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.40% 0.45% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 4.68% 5.27% 5.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 17
Average daily rate
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£388 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.54% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £216 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £446 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.91 £32.81 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-21.01% +13.12%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
427 512 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.61% 8.56% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 331 277
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £229 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 67
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.85 £24.30 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Microsoft App-V Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 44 (88.00%) Windows
2 30 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 27 (54.00%) Citrix
4 25 (50.00%) XenApp
5 23 (46.00%) SCCM
6 22 (44.00%) Finance
6 22 (44.00%) XenDesktop
7 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
8 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
8 18 (36.00%) MSI
9 16 (32.00%) Application Packaging
10 12 (24.00%) AppSense
11 11 (22.00%) Banking
11 11 (22.00%) VMware
11 11 (22.00%) DNS
12 10 (20.00%) Migration
12 10 (20.00%) Altiris
12 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (20.00%) PowerShell
13 8 (16.00%) NetScaler
13 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
13 8 (16.00%) ITIL
13 8 (16.00%) SQL
13 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (14.00%) VBScript
14 7 (14.00%) MS Office
14 7 (14.00%) DHCP
14 7 (14.00%) LANDesk
15 6 (12.00%) MS Excel

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 5 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.00%) Lync
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Office
2 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) DNS
2 8 (16.00%) NetScaler
3 7 (14.00%) DHCP
4 3 (6.00%) Internet
5 2 (4.00%) SNMP
5 2 (4.00%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.00%) SAN
6 1 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.00%) Firewall
6 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) MS Access
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (36.00%) MSI
General
1 22 (44.00%) Finance
2 11 (22.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (16.00%) Analyst
2 6 (12.00%) Consultant
3 5 (10.00%) Applications Packager
4 4 (8.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Applications Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) SCCM Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Citrix Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Senior Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) VMware Specialist
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Wintel Consultant
7 1 (2.00%) SCCM Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) SCCM Specialist
7 1 (2.00%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.00%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (32.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.00%) XML
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.00%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.00%) Symmetrix
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (88.00%) Windows
2 30 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.00%) Windows CE
8 1 (2.00%) Linux
8 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Migration
2 8 (16.00%) ITIL
3 5 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 4 (8.00%) Use Case
4 4 (8.00%) Change Management
5 3 (6.00%) Software Asset Management
5 3 (6.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (6.00%) Software Deployment
5 3 (6.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (6.00%) Process Management
5 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.00%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.00%) Service Management
6 2 (4.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (4.00%) Network Management
7 1 (2.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.00%) SQL
3 7 (14.00%) VBScript
4 4 (8.00%) C#
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (4.00%) CCEA
1 2 (4.00%) MCSA
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.00%) CCEE
2 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (50.00%) XenApp
2 22 (44.00%) XenDesktop
3 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (8.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (8.00%) vSphere
6 3 (6.00%) XenServer
6 3 (6.00%) Firmware
7 2 (4.00%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.00%) NFS
8 1 (2.00%) MetaFrame
8 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (46.00%) SCCM
2 5 (10.00%) SCOM
2 5 (10.00%) WSUS
3 4 (8.00%) WMI
3 4 (8.00%) SCOrch
4 3 (6.00%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (4.00%) AppDNA
6 1 (2.00%) XenMobile
6 1 (2.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (2.00%) ZENworks
6 1 (2.00%) Nessus
6 1 (2.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 27 (54.00%) Citrix
2 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (24.00%) AppSense
4 11 (22.00%) VMware
5 10 (20.00%) Altiris
6 7 (14.00%) LANDesk
7 4 (8.00%) McAfee
8 3 (6.00%) NetApp
8 3 (6.00%) EMC
8 3 (6.00%) Wyse
9 2 (4.00%) HP
9 2 (4.00%) Dell
9 2 (4.00%) F5
10 1 (2.00%) Infoblox
10 1 (2.00%) Leostream
10 1 (2.00%) MobileIron
10 1 (2.00%) Symantec
10 1 (2.00%) CommVault
10 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.00%) Websense
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