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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 142 167 180
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 11 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.41% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 4.04% 4.55% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 16
Average daily rate £415 £400 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +20.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £291 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £425 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.82 £32.81
% change year-on-year
-8.34% -33.48%
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
272 462 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.65% 8.99% 8.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 318 331
Average daily rate £408 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £547
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 32 29
Average hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £18.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% -0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.20 £23.34 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 24 (92.31%) Citrix
2 21 (80.77%) SCCM
2 21 (80.77%) XenApp
3 19 (73.08%) Windows
4 17 (65.38%) XenDesktop
5 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
6 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
7 14 (53.85%) VMware
8 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (46.15%) PowerShell
9 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
10 9 (34.62%) NetScaler
10 9 (34.62%) VBScript
11 8 (30.77%) AppSense
12 7 (26.92%) Finance
12 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
12 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (19.23%) SCOM
13 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
13 5 (19.23%) MS Office
13 5 (19.23%) ITIL
13 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
14 4 (15.38%) VB
14 4 (15.38%) XenServer
14 4 (15.38%) Investment Management
14 4 (15.38%) PKI
15 3 (11.54%) Altiris
15 3 (11.54%) Wyse
15 3 (11.54%) Release Management

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (7.69%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
1 5 (19.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) IaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) PaaS
2 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) NetScaler
2 3 (11.54%) LAN
2 3 (11.54%) SAN
2 3 (11.54%) SSL
2 3 (11.54%) VPN
3 2 (7.69%) DHCP
3 2 (7.69%) DNS
3 2 (7.69%) Firewall
3 2 (7.69%) Internet
3 2 (7.69%) LDAP
3 2 (7.69%) SNMP
4 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.85%) VoIP
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
4 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MSI
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Citrix Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Architect
3 3 (11.54%) Support Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix Support
4 2 (7.69%) Citrix Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (7.69%) Mobility Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Strategy Architect
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Server Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) XenServer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) PKI
2 3 (11.54%) BYOD
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) User Experience
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.85%) PDA
3 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.85%) Social Media
3 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.85%) Android
7 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.85%) Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Investment Management
3 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (11.54%) Patch Management
3 3 (11.54%) Release Management
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Coaching
4 2 (7.69%) Network Management
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Management
4 2 (7.69%) Security Management
4 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Service Management
4 2 (7.69%) Use Case
5 1 (3.85%) Application Packaging
5 1 (3.85%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.85%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 9 (34.62%) VBScript
3 4 (15.38%) VB
4 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.85%) CCEA
3 1 (3.85%) CCEE
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) MCSA
3 1 (3.85%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (80.77%) XenApp
2 17 (65.38%) XenDesktop
3 15 (57.69%) Active Directory
4 12 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
6 4 (15.38%) XenServer
7 3 (11.54%) BitLocker
8 2 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (3.85%) Firmware
9 1 (3.85%) MetaFrame
9 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 21 (80.77%) SCCM
2 5 (19.23%) SCOM
3 2 (7.69%) EdgeSight
4 1 (3.85%) CFEngine
4 1 (3.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Nagios
4 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.85%) Opsview
4 1 (3.85%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.85%) SCSM
4 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.85%) XenMobile
4 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
4 1 (3.85%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Citrix
2 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 14 (53.85%) VMware
4 8 (30.77%) AppSense
5 3 (11.54%) Altiris
5 3 (11.54%) Wyse
6 1 (3.85%) Apple
6 1 (3.85%) BMC
6 1 (3.85%) F5
6 1 (3.85%) Gemalto
6 1 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper
6 1 (3.85%) NetApp
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle
6 1 (3.85%) Q1 Labs
6 1 (3.85%) Remedy
6 1 (3.85%) SAP
6 1 (3.85%) Splunk
6 1 (3.85%) TOWER Software