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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 170 197 178
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 32 27 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.37% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 5.58% 4.00% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 27
Average daily rate
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£425 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £235 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £326
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-21.66% +34.83%
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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
573 675 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.65% 9.26% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 433 374
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 51 48
Average hourly rate £18.25 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.75 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.60 £36.00 £23.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 51 (78.46%) Windows
2 45 (69.23%) Citrix
3 40 (61.54%) XenApp
4 35 (53.85%) SCCM
5 32 (49.23%) Microsoft
6 27 (41.54%) Finance
6 27 (41.54%) Windows 7
7 23 (35.38%) Banking
8 21 (32.31%) XenDesktop
8 21 (32.31%) MSI
9 19 (29.23%) Active Directory
10 16 (24.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (24.62%) Application Packaging
10 16 (24.62%) NetScaler
11 15 (23.08%) Citrix Certification
12 12 (18.46%) Migration
12 12 (18.46%) VMware
13 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (15.38%) Wyse
15 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (13.85%) CCEA
15 9 (13.85%) MS Excel
15 9 (13.85%) PowerShell
15 9 (13.85%) Altiris
16 8 (12.31%) XenServer
16 8 (12.31%) MS Office
16 8 (12.31%) ITIL
16 8 (12.31%) VBScript
16 8 (12.31%) CCEE
17 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (4.62%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (13.85%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.31%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (24.62%) NetScaler
2 6 (9.23%) DNS
3 4 (6.15%) SAN
4 3 (4.62%) DHCP
5 2 (3.08%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.08%) SNMP
5 2 (3.08%) Internet
6 1 (1.54%) Firewall
6 1 (1.54%) VLAN
6 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.54%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.54%) VPN
6 1 (1.54%) LAN
6 1 (1.54%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) MS Access
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (32.31%) MSI
2 1 (1.54%) InstallShield
2 1 (1.54%) AdminStudio
General
1 27 (41.54%) Finance
2 23 (35.38%) Banking
3 2 (3.08%) Law
4 1 (1.54%) Publishing
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (21.54%) Citrix Engineer
2 7 (10.77%) Citrix Administrator
2 7 (10.77%) Consultant
2 7 (10.77%) Administrator
3 6 (9.23%) Applications Packager
4 5 (7.69%) Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) Architect
5 4 (6.15%) Citrix Support
6 3 (4.62%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.08%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Applications Consultant
7 2 (3.08%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) SCCM Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 1 (1.54%) Wintel Engineer
8 1 (1.54%) Operations Engineer
8 1 (1.54%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 1 (1.54%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (24.62%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.15%) Blackberry
1 4 (6.15%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.54%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.54%) Replication
2 1 (1.54%) Clustering
2 1 (1.54%) PKI
2 1 (1.54%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (78.46%) Windows
2 27 (41.54%) Windows 7
3 16 (24.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.15%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.46%) Migration
2 8 (12.31%) ITIL
3 6 (9.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 5 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.62%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (4.62%) Software Deployment
5 3 (4.62%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (4.62%) Software Asset Management
6 2 (3.08%) Performance Management
6 2 (3.08%) Network Management
6 2 (3.08%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.08%) Use Case
6 2 (3.08%) Service Management
6 2 (3.08%) Process Management
6 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.08%) Change Management
6 2 (3.08%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.54%) Workflow
7 1 (1.54%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.85%) PowerShell
2 8 (12.31%) VBScript
3 5 (7.69%) SQL
4 2 (3.08%) C#
5 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (23.08%) Citrix Certification
2 9 (13.85%) CCEA
3 8 (12.31%) CCEE
4 7 (10.77%) CCA
5 4 (6.15%) MCSA
5 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.08%) MCSE
7 1 (1.54%) MCP
7 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.08%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (61.54%) XenApp
2 21 (32.31%) XenDesktop
3 19 (29.23%) Active Directory
4 11 (16.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (12.31%) XenServer
6 4 (6.15%) vSphere
7 3 (4.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
7 3 (4.62%) Firmware
7 3 (4.62%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.54%) Xen
8 1 (1.54%) MetaFrame
8 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 35 (53.85%) SCCM
2 3 (4.62%) WSUS
2 3 (4.62%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (4.62%) AppDNA
3 2 (3.08%) SCOrch
3 2 (3.08%) WMI
3 2 (3.08%) SCOM
4 1 (1.54%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.54%) ZENworks
4 1 (1.54%) DameWare
4 1 (1.54%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.54%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.54%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 45 (69.23%) Citrix
2 32 (49.23%) Microsoft
3 12 (18.46%) VMware
4 10 (15.38%) Wyse
5 9 (13.85%) Altiris
6 7 (10.77%) LANDesk
7 6 (9.23%) AppSense
8 3 (4.62%) McAfee
8 3 (4.62%) EMC
9 2 (3.08%) HP
10 1 (1.54%) Cisco
10 1 (1.54%) NetApp
10 1 (1.54%) Remedy
10 1 (1.54%) F5
10 1 (1.54%) MobileIron
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