The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft App-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 30 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 406 334 300
Rank change year-on-year
-72 -34
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 153 220 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.50% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 3.35% 5.22% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 122 122
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 20
Average hourly rate £21.82 £32.81 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.48% +31.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.91 £32.81 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-21.01% +13.12%
Microsoft App-V
UK

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

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4567 4213 3891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.83% 9.58% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2506 2206 1804
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 502 716
Average hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.31 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Microsoft App-V Jobs Demand Trend in England

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Trend in England

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Histogram in England

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Trend in England

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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
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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
London -50 59 £380 -0.32% 19
South East +6 39 £415 +38.33% 13
South West -2 22 £300 -25.00%
North West -35 10 £395 +58.00% 3
West Midlands -4 8 £308 +6.03% 4
East of England -7 6 £221 -41.77% 1
Yorkshire -6 4 £280 - 1
North East -12 4 - -
East Midlands - - - - 2
Microsoft App-V
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Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 268 (76.35%) Windows
2 179 (51.00%) Windows 7
3 177 (50.43%) SCCM
3 177 (50.43%) Citrix
4 162 (46.15%) Microsoft
5 131 (37.32%) MSI
6 126 (35.90%) XenApp
7 125 (35.61%) Active Directory
8 114 (32.48%) Application Packaging
9 99 (28.21%) VMware
10 95 (27.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 92 (26.21%) AppSense
12 85 (24.22%) XenDesktop
13 70 (19.94%) VMware Infrastructure
14 67 (19.09%) Windows XP
15 66 (18.80%) Migration
16 65 (18.52%) Finance
17 57 (16.24%) PowerShell
17 57 (16.24%) Security Cleared
18 52 (14.81%) DNS
19 49 (13.96%) Windows Server 2003
20 44 (12.54%) Windows Server 2012
21 41 (11.68%) XenServer
22 38 (10.83%) VBScript
23 37 (10.54%) ITIL
23 37 (10.54%) MS Excel
24 36 (10.26%) DHCP
25 35 (9.97%) MS Office
25 35 (9.97%) NetScaler
26 33 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 32 (9.12%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (4.56%) SharePoint
4 15 (4.27%) Lync
5 9 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.99%) IIS
7 6 (1.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.42%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.57%) Apache
11 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 37 (10.54%) MS Excel
2 35 (9.97%) MS Office
3 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.56%) Office 365
2 3 (0.85%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (14.81%) DNS
2 36 (10.26%) DHCP
3 35 (9.97%) NetScaler
4 17 (4.84%) Firewall
5 12 (3.42%) SMS
6 10 (2.85%) TCP/IP
7 9 (2.56%) VPN
8 8 (2.28%) LAN
9 7 (1.99%) WAN
9 7 (1.99%) SAN
10 5 (1.42%) SSL
11 4 (1.14%) Internet
11 4 (1.14%) NAS
12 3 (0.85%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (0.57%) VoIP
13 2 (0.57%) Broadband
13 2 (0.57%) SNMP
13 2 (0.57%) Ethernet
13 2 (0.57%) Wireshark
13 2 (0.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.57%) DB2
4 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 131 (37.32%) MSI
2 18 (5.13%) AdminStudio
3 15 (4.27%) InstallShield
4 5 (1.42%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.28%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (18.52%) Finance
2 25 (7.12%) Banking
3 12 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.28%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.42%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.14%) Legal
7 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.28%) Front Office
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.28%) German Language
8 1 (0.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 101 (28.77%) Applications Packager
2 42 (11.97%) Consultant
3 23 (6.55%) Architect
4 21 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (5.98%) Support Engineer
5 20 (5.70%) Analyst
6 19 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
7 15 (4.27%) Citrix Engineer
8 14 (3.99%) Desktop Support
9 10 (2.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 10 (2.85%) Citrix Consultant
10 9 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (2.28%) Technical Consultant
11 8 (2.28%) Wintel Engineer
12 7 (1.99%) Technical Analyst
12 7 (1.99%) Applications Specialist
13 6 (1.71%) Systems Engineer
13 6 (1.71%) SCCM Consultant
14 5 (1.42%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 5 (1.42%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (32.48%) Application Packaging
2 5 (1.42%) WSH
3 4 (1.14%) Middleware
3 4 (1.14%) XML
3 4 (1.14%) Software Packaging
4 3 (0.85%) ODBC
4 3 (0.85%) X-Windows
5 2 (0.57%) .NET
6 1 (0.28%) COM
6 1 (0.28%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.27%) Thin Client
1 22 (6.27%) Fat Client
2 17 (4.84%) Blackberry
3 13 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.28%) Clustering
5 7 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.14%) PKI
7 3 (0.85%) Replication
7 3 (0.85%) CMDB
7 3 (0.85%) NHS
8 2 (0.57%) SecurID
8 2 (0.57%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.57%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.57%) iPad
8 2 (0.57%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.57%) iPhone
9 1 (0.28%) AS400
9 1 (0.28%) Equities
9 1 (0.28%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 268 (76.35%) Windows
2 179 (51.00%) Windows 7
3 95 (27.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (19.09%) Windows XP
5 49 (13.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (12.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (5.70%) Windows Vista
8 19 (5.41%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.85%) UNIX
10 8 (2.28%) Linux
11 4 (1.14%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.85%) AIX
13 2 (0.57%) Solaris
13 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.28%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.28%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.80%) Migration
2 37 (10.54%) ITIL
3 17 (4.84%) Change Management
4 13 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (3.42%) Service Delivery
6 11 (3.13%) Service Management
6 11 (3.13%) Incident Management
7 10 (2.85%) Asset Management
7 10 (2.85%) System Testing
8 9 (2.56%) Problem Management
8 9 (2.56%) Configuration Management
9 8 (2.28%) Project Management
9 8 (2.28%) Software Deployment
10 7 (1.99%) Compatibility Testing
11 6 (1.71%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (1.71%) Software Distribution
11 6 (1.71%) Use Case
11 6 (1.71%) Time Management
12 5 (1.42%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (1.42%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 57 (16.24%) PowerShell
2 38 (10.83%) VBScript
3 32 (9.12%) SQL
4 19 (5.41%) VB
5 6 (1.71%) C#
6 4 (1.14%) Java
7 3 (0.85%) C
7 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (16.24%) Security Cleared
2 33 (9.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (8.55%) SC Cleared
4 18 (5.13%) MCSE
5 15 (4.27%) DV Cleared
6 13 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
7 11 (3.13%) MCITP
8 9 (2.56%) Degree
9 7 (1.99%) CCEE
9 7 (1.99%) MCTS
9 7 (1.99%) CCEA
9 7 (1.99%) CCA
10 5 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (1.42%) MCSA
11 3 (0.85%) VCP5
11 3 (0.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.28%) CCAA
13 1 (0.28%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.70%) SLA
2 11 (3.13%) QA
3 4 (1.14%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 126 (35.90%) XenApp
2 125 (35.61%) Active Directory
3 85 (24.22%) XenDesktop
4 70 (19.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 41 (11.68%) XenServer
6 28 (7.98%) Hyper-V
7 20 (5.70%) vSphere
8 15 (4.27%) Terminal Services
9 6 (1.71%) UAG
9 6 (1.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (1.42%) VMware ESX
11 4 (1.14%) Firmware
12 3 (0.85%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.28%) IAG
13 1 (0.28%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.28%) Xen
13 1 (0.28%) Squid
13 1 (0.28%) NFS
13 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 177 (50.43%) SCCM
2 27 (7.69%) SCOM
3 23 (6.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 15 (4.27%) WSUS
5 13 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 13 (3.70%) EdgeSight
6 10 (2.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 8 (2.28%) SCOrch
8 7 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (1.71%) WMI
9 6 (1.71%) HP SIM
10 5 (1.42%) SCVMM
11 4 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.85%) AppDNA
12 3 (0.85%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 3 (0.85%) Nessus
12 3 (0.85%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.57%) OpenView
13 2 (0.57%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 177 (50.43%) Citrix
2 162 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 99 (28.21%) VMware
4 92 (26.21%) AppSense
5 25 (7.12%) Altiris
6 23 (6.55%) HP
7 14 (3.99%) Wyse
7 14 (3.99%) Symantec
8 11 (3.13%) Oracle
8 11 (3.13%) McAfee
9 10 (2.85%) Cisco
10 9 (2.56%) Dell
10 9 (2.56%) CA
11 7 (1.99%) LANDesk
11 7 (1.99%) EMC
12 6 (1.71%) IBM
13 5 (1.42%) Lumension
13 5 (1.42%) Sophos
13 5 (1.42%) NetApp
13 5 (1.42%) Novell
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