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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 172 188 169
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 23 25 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.40% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 4.63% 5.03% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 25
Average daily rate
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£338 £348 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.87% -8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £318 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-28.40% +15.78%
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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
497 497 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.16% 7.90% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 332 328
Average daily rate £400 £383 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% -4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 48
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.92% +3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.15 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.40 £29.95 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 34 (85.00%) Windows
2 23 (57.50%) Windows 7
3 22 (55.00%) Citrix
4 19 (47.50%) SCCM
5 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
5 17 (42.50%) Finance
6 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (32.50%) VMware
8 12 (30.00%) MSI
8 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 12 (30.00%) XenDesktop
9 11 (27.50%) XenApp
9 11 (27.50%) AppSense
10 9 (22.50%) Application Packaging
11 8 (20.00%) PowerShell
12 7 (17.50%) vSphere
12 7 (17.50%) Migration
12 7 (17.50%) ITIL
12 7 (17.50%) SQL
12 7 (17.50%) HP
13 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
13 6 (15.00%) DNS
13 6 (15.00%) Change Management
13 6 (15.00%) Banking
13 6 (15.00%) NetScaler
13 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
13 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (12.50%) Service Management
14 5 (12.50%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) IIS
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) Lync
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Visio
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) DNS
1 6 (15.00%) NetScaler
2 5 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (5.00%) SAN
3 2 (5.00%) Internet
3 2 (5.00%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) SSL
4 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.50%) NAS
4 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (30.00%) MSI
2 2 (5.00%) WinDbg
General
1 17 (42.50%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Legal
4 3 (7.50%) Law
5 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.50%) Retail
6 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Analyst
2 6 (15.00%) Applications Packager
3 4 (10.00%) Architect
3 4 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (5.00%) Support Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Applications Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Service Management Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Service Management Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix Specialist
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) Application Packaging
2 3 (7.50%) .NET
3 2 (5.00%) Web Services
3 2 (5.00%) WCF
4 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (5.00%) Hedge funds
1 2 (5.00%) Private Cloud
1 2 (5.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) Symmetrix
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) BYOD
2 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 34 (85.00%) Windows
2 23 (57.50%) Windows 7
3 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.00%) Linux
8 1 (2.50%) Debian
8 1 (2.50%) Windows CE
8 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) Migration
1 7 (17.50%) ITIL
2 6 (15.00%) Change Management
3 5 (12.50%) Service Management
4 4 (10.00%) Project Management
4 4 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (5.00%) Use Case
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.50%) Information Security
7 1 (2.50%) ITSM
7 1 (2.50%) Information Security Management
7 1 (2.50%) Security Management
7 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.50%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 7 (17.50%) SQL
3 5 (12.50%) VBScript
4 4 (10.00%) C#
5 2 (5.00%) VB
6 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.50%) CCA
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.50%) CCEA
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.50%) PMP
4 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.50%) MCSE
4 1 (2.50%) MCSA
4 1 (2.50%) CCNA
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.50%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.00%) XenDesktop
3 11 (27.50%) XenApp
4 7 (17.50%) vSphere
5 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.50%) NFS
6 1 (2.50%) vCloud
6 1 (2.50%) XenServer
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 19 (47.50%) SCCM
2 3 (7.50%) SCOM
3 2 (5.00%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (5.00%) AppDNA
3 2 (5.00%) SCOrch
3 2 (5.00%) WMI
3 2 (5.00%) WSUS
4 1 (2.50%) Nessus
4 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.50%) XenMobile
4 1 (2.50%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.50%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 22 (55.00%) Citrix
2 13 (32.50%) VMware
3 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (27.50%) AppSense
5 7 (17.50%) HP
6 3 (7.50%) Symantec
6 3 (7.50%) Dell
6 3 (7.50%) Cisco
7 2 (5.00%) CommVault
7 2 (5.00%) NetApp
7 2 (5.00%) Reuters
7 2 (5.00%) Bloomberg
7 2 (5.00%) Altiris
7 2 (5.00%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.50%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.50%) BT
8 1 (2.50%) Websense
8 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.50%) McAfee