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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft App-V over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 156 196 175
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 6 13 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.22% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 1.60% 2.26% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 21
Median daily rate £401 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.55% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £460 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-21.48% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £23.68 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+20.36% +8.86%
Microsoft App-V
London

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
375 574 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.16% 9.65% 9.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 414 397
Median daily rate £475 £413 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +19.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 32 44
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.83 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.24% +23.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

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

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft App-V as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 13 (92.86%) SCCM
2 12 (85.71%) Citrix
3 10 (71.43%) Windows
4 9 (64.29%) VMware
5 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (50.00%) XenDesktop
6 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
8 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
8 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
8 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (35.71%) MSI
8 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
8 5 (35.71%) XenApp
9 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
9 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
9 4 (28.57%) Change Management
9 4 (28.57%) Finance
9 4 (28.57%) ITIL
9 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
10 3 (21.43%) Migration
10 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
10 3 (21.43%) User Experience
10 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
10 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (14.29%) Use Case
11 2 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DHCP
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) LAN
1 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
2 1 (7.14%) SNMP
2 1 (7.14%) SSL
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MSI
2 2 (14.29%) AdminStudio
2 2 (14.29%) InstallShield
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Applications Packager
2 3 (21.43%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Mobility Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Strategy Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Applications Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (21.43%) User Experience
3 2 (14.29%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Application Discovery
4 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
4 2 (14.29%) Use Case
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) MCSA
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) XenApp
4 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (7.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (92.86%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) EdgeSight
2 1 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Citrix
2 9 (64.29%) VMware
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) AppSense
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
4 2 (14.29%) Wyse
5 1 (7.14%) Altiris