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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 190 165 173
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 13 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.64% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 2.41% 7.32% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 32
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£363 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £274 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £433 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £348
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -10.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.03 £21.50 £19.04
% change year-on-year
-39.38% +12.92%
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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
539 519 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.22% 8.80% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 378 361
Average daily rate £388 £335 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.67% -13.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £175 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 27 45
Average hourly rate £22.42 £19.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.44% +1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.25 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -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 30 June 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 30 June 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 29 (78.38%) Windows
2 24 (64.86%) Citrix
3 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
3 19 (51.35%) SCCM
4 17 (45.95%) Windows 7
5 15 (40.54%) XenApp
5 15 (40.54%) VMware
6 14 (37.84%) AppSense
7 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
8 10 (27.03%) Finance
8 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (24.32%) NetScaler
10 8 (21.62%) XenDesktop
10 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
11 6 (16.22%) vSphere
11 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
11 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (16.22%) HP
11 6 (16.22%) ITIL
11 6 (16.22%) MSI
12 5 (13.51%) SQL
12 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
12 5 (13.51%) Service Management
12 5 (13.51%) Migration
12 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
13 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (10.81%) Legal
13 4 (10.81%) Banking
13 4 (10.81%) Asset Management
13 4 (10.81%) Application Packaging

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Office
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
1 3 (8.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (24.32%) NetScaler
2 3 (8.11%) LAN
2 3 (8.11%) WAN
2 3 (8.11%) DNS
2 3 (8.11%) VLAN
3 2 (5.41%) Wireshark
3 2 (5.41%) SAN
4 1 (2.70%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) NAS
4 1 (2.70%) SSL
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MSI
2 2 (5.41%) WinDbg
General
1 10 (27.03%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Legal
2 4 (10.81%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (13.51%) Analyst
1 5 (13.51%) Consultant
2 4 (10.81%) Architect
2 4 (10.81%) Applications Packager
2 4 (10.81%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (8.11%) Citrix Consultant
3 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Desktop Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.41%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
5 1 (2.70%) Management Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) Technical Architect
5 1 (2.70%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.41%) WCF
2 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) PKI
3 2 (5.41%) User Experience
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) BYOD
4 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.70%) HP Storage
4 1 (2.70%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (78.38%) Windows
2 17 (45.95%) Windows 7
3 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.70%) Debian
7 1 (2.70%) Linux
7 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) ITIL
2 5 (13.51%) Service Management
2 5 (13.51%) Migration
3 4 (10.81%) Project Management
3 4 (10.81%) Change Management
3 4 (10.81%) Asset Management
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.41%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (5.41%) Use Case
6 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.70%) Time Management
6 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.70%) Change Control
6 1 (2.70%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.70%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.70%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) VBScript
3 3 (8.11%) C#
4 2 (5.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (10.81%) CCEA
3 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) MCP
3 3 (8.11%) CCEE
4 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) VCAP
5 1 (2.70%) MCSE
5 1 (2.70%) MCSA
5 1 (2.70%) CCNA
5 1 (2.70%) CCA
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.70%) PMP
5 1 (2.70%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 15 (40.54%) XenApp
3 8 (21.62%) XenDesktop
4 6 (16.22%) vSphere
4 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (5.41%) XenServer
7 1 (2.70%) vCloud
7 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (51.35%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) SCOM
2 3 (8.11%) EdgeSight
3 2 (5.41%) BladeLogic
3 2 (5.41%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (2.70%) WMI
4 1 (2.70%) WSUS
4 1 (2.70%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.70%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.70%) XenMobile
4 1 (2.70%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Citrix
2 15 (40.54%) VMware
3 14 (37.84%) AppSense
4 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
5 6 (16.22%) HP
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco
7 2 (5.41%) Wyse
7 2 (5.41%) CommVault
7 2 (5.41%) Reuters
7 2 (5.41%) Bloomberg
7 2 (5.41%) Symantec
7 2 (5.41%) Remedy
8 1 (2.70%) Websense
8 1 (2.70%) NetApp
8 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.70%) Dell
8 1 (2.70%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.70%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.70%) MobileIron