The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft App-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 124 123 117
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 3 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.23% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 1.04% 1.80% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Average daily rate £375 £263 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -15.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £180 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £365 £383
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
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
289 334 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.13% 13.05% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 153 152
Average daily rate £325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 83 45
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.58% +10.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.74 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £34.13 £43.55
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 East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Microsoft App-V Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the East of England region.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the East of England region.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V within the East of England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +1 3 £375 +108.33%
Microsoft App-V
England

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 26 (86.67%) Windows
2 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
3 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 20 (66.67%) Citrix
4 16 (53.33%) SCCM
5 14 (46.67%) MSI
6 13 (43.33%) DNS
6 13 (43.33%) XenDesktop
7 12 (40.00%) XenApp
7 12 (40.00%) vSphere
8 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
8 11 (36.67%) PowerShell
9 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (33.33%) MCSE
9 10 (33.33%) Firewall
10 8 (26.67%) Wyse
10 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (26.67%) VB
10 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
11 7 (23.33%) Windows 8
11 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
12 6 (20.00%) AppSense
12 6 (20.00%) Application Packaging
13 5 (16.67%) SQL
13 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
13 5 (16.67%) IIS
13 5 (16.67%) ITIL
13 5 (16.67%) DHCP
13 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (16.67%) IIS
1 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (43.33%) DNS
2 10 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (16.67%) DHCP
3 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 4 (13.33%) NetScaler
5 3 (10.00%) HTTPS
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
6 2 (6.67%) Internet
6 2 (6.67%) LAN
6 2 (6.67%) SAN
6 2 (6.67%) WAN
7 1 (3.33%) Network Security
7 1 (3.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (46.67%) MSI
2 2 (6.67%) HP UFT
2 2 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (3.33%) AdminStudio
3 1 (3.33%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Local Government
3 1 (3.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Applications Packager
2 5 (16.67%) Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) Citrix Packager
4 3 (10.00%) Applications Specialist
4 3 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Team Leader
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Active Directory Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Applications Support
5 2 (6.67%) Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Development Specialist
5 2 (6.67%) Implementation Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Network Team Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Build Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Development Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
1 2 (6.67%) Software Packaging
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 26 (86.67%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (23.33%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.67%) Linux
6 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 5 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (6.67%) Application Discovery
3 2 (6.67%) Critical Success Factor
3 2 (6.67%) Defect Management
3 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
3 2 (6.67%) High Availability
3 2 (6.67%) Migration
3 2 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
3 2 (6.67%) Software Delivery
3 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
3 2 (6.67%) Workflow
4 1 (3.33%) Coaching
4 1 (3.33%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (3.33%) Functional Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.33%) Release Management
4 1 (3.33%) Software Licensing
4 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (26.67%) VB
3 5 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) MCSE
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.33%) MCITP
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (10.00%) MCDST
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.33%) ISEB
5 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.33%) MCP
5 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (43.33%) XenDesktop
3 12 (40.00%) vSphere
3 12 (40.00%) XenApp
4 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
5 3 (10.00%) Terminal Server
6 2 (6.67%) VMware ESX
6 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (53.33%) SCCM
2 4 (13.33%) XenMobile
3 3 (10.00%) AppDNA
3 3 (10.00%) SCOM
4 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (6.67%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.33%) EdgeSight
5 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (66.67%) Citrix
3 8 (26.67%) Wyse
4 6 (20.00%) AppSense
5 4 (13.33%) HP
5 4 (13.33%) VMware
6 3 (10.00%) IBM
6 3 (10.00%) Symantec
6 3 (10.00%) ThinPrint
7 2 (6.67%) Cisco
7 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.67%) Remedy
8 1 (3.33%) Altiris
8 1 (3.33%) LANDesk