The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 City of London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 186 162 182
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 24 35 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.37% 0.56% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 4.77% 6.72% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 32
Average daily rate £345 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.21% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.74% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £14.36 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+53.20% -17.94%
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
503 521 582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 7.79% 8.36% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 322 357
Average daily rate £385 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 45 59
Average hourly rate £18.85 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.78% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.85 £135.00 £34.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Microsoft App-V
London

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014, 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 41 (82.00%) Windows
2 38 (76.00%) Citrix
3 34 (68.00%) XenApp
4 30 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 24 (48.00%) SCCM
6 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
6 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
7 17 (34.00%) Migration
8 14 (28.00%) XenDesktop
9 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (24.00%) Application Packaging
10 11 (22.00%) VMware
10 11 (22.00%) Banking
10 11 (22.00%) NetScaler
10 11 (22.00%) AppDNA
11 9 (18.00%) AppSense
11 9 (18.00%) XenServer
12 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (16.00%) Finance
12 8 (16.00%) HP
13 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
14 6 (12.00%) Windows XP
14 6 (12.00%) MSI
14 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 5 (10.00%) SAN
15 5 (10.00%) Firewall
15 5 (10.00%) SQL
15 5 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
15 5 (10.00%) Hyper-V
16 4 (8.00%) VMware ESXi

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.00%) Lync
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) NetScaler
2 5 (10.00%) SAN
2 5 (10.00%) Firewall
3 4 (8.00%) Unified Communications
3 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.00%) LAN
4 3 (6.00%) WAN
4 3 (6.00%) DNS
5 2 (4.00%) DHCP
5 2 (4.00%) VPN
6 1 (2.00%) VLAN
6 1 (2.00%) SMS
6 1 (2.00%) HTTP
6 1 (2.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MSI
2 3 (6.00%) InstallShield
3 2 (4.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 11 (22.00%) Banking
2 8 (16.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Advertising
3 1 (2.00%) Publishing
3 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Applications Packager
2 5 (10.00%) Architect
2 5 (10.00%) Analyst
2 5 (10.00%) Administrator
3 4 (8.00%) Consultant
3 4 (8.00%) Citrix Administrator
3 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (6.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (6.00%) Citrix Support
4 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (4.00%) Desktop Support
6 1 (2.00%) Citrix Support Consultant
6 1 (2.00%) SCCM Consultant
6 1 (2.00%) SCCM Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) SCCM Specialist
6 1 (2.00%) Technical Leader
6 1 (2.00%) Senior Desktop Support
6 1 (2.00%) Desktop Support Team Leader
6 1 (2.00%) Implementation Specialist
6 1 (2.00%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (24.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Clustering
2 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.00%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (2.00%) PKI
3 1 (2.00%) Fixed Income
3 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.00%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.00%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 41 (82.00%) Windows
2 30 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) Migration
2 6 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (8.00%) ITIL
4 3 (6.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.00%) Release Management
4 3 (6.00%) Change Management
5 2 (4.00%) Software Deployment
5 2 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.00%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.00%) Data Management
6 1 (2.00%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.00%) Equity Research
6 1 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.00%) SQL
2 4 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.00%) VBScript
3 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (8.00%) CCEE
2 4 (8.00%) CCEA
3 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.00%) CCA
4 2 (4.00%) MCP
4 2 (4.00%) MCSE
4 2 (4.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.00%) CCAA
5 1 (2.00%) MCITP
5 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (68.00%) XenApp
2 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (28.00%) XenDesktop
4 9 (18.00%) XenServer
5 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (10.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (6.00%) Xen
9 1 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (2.00%) vSphere
9 1 (2.00%) IAG
9 1 (2.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 24 (48.00%) SCCM
2 11 (22.00%) AppDNA
3 3 (6.00%) SCOM
4 2 (4.00%) WSUS
5 1 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (76.00%) Citrix
2 18 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.00%) VMware
4 9 (18.00%) AppSense
5 8 (16.00%) HP
6 3 (6.00%) EMC
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco
7 2 (4.00%) Bloomberg
7 2 (4.00%) Altiris
8 1 (2.00%) Wyse
8 1 (2.00%) Symantec
8 1 (2.00%) Remedy
8 1 (2.00%) McAfee
8 1 (2.00%) NetApp
8 1 (2.00%) Novell
8 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.00%) Reuters
8 1 (2.00%) Dell
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