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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 373 338 250
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -88
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 231 259 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.52% 0.75%
As % of the System Software category 4.45% 5.35% 7.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 169 196
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £449 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 16
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% +6.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £20.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £38.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.68 £21.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+8.86% +6.09%
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
5187 4838 4635
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.05% 9.79% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3033 2702 2372
Average daily rate £353 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 582 600
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.38 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £27.90 £32.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -54 66 £363 +11.53% 12
South East -7 64 £409 +8.21% 4
North West +3 50 £310 +13.76%
East of England +2 16 £313 -10.71%
South West -17 10 £363 +11.53% 2
North East - 10 £275 - 1
West Midlands +9 7 £375 +26.58%
Yorkshire -20 6 £325 +58.53% 2
Midlands - 1 £300 -
Microsoft App-V
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Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 341 (72.71%) Windows
2 286 (60.98%) Citrix
3 230 (49.04%) Microsoft
4 211 (44.99%) SCCM
5 174 (37.10%) XenApp
6 173 (36.89%) Windows 7
7 159 (33.90%) VMware
8 154 (32.84%) Active Directory
9 139 (29.64%) Security Cleared
10 120 (25.59%) MSI
11 115 (24.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 105 (22.39%) Application Packaging
13 101 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
14 100 (21.32%) AppSense
15 83 (17.70%) Migration
16 77 (16.42%) XenDesktop
17 70 (14.93%) SC Cleared
18 56 (11.94%) DV Cleared
19 55 (11.73%) ITIL
20 53 (11.30%) Windows Server 2003
21 52 (11.09%) vSphere
22 51 (10.87%) Windows XP
23 50 (10.66%) DNS
23 50 (10.66%) PowerShell
24 49 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
25 48 (10.23%) Data Centre
25 48 (10.23%) Finance
26 47 (10.02%) Hyper-V
27 46 (9.81%) .NET
28 44 (9.38%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 36 (7.68%) MS Exchange
2 29 (6.18%) Lync
3 24 (5.12%) IBM Notes
3 24 (5.12%) SharePoint
4 18 (3.84%) IIS
5 15 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.07%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.64%) OpenEdge
9 3 (0.64%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.21%) FileNet
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.21%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.21%) SAS
Applications
1 44 (9.38%) MS Excel
2 28 (5.97%) MS Office
3 7 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) SPSS
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.85%) RMDS
1 4 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.64%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.21%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.46%) Office 365
2 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.21%) SaaS
3 1 (0.21%) PaaS
3 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (10.66%) DNS
2 43 (9.17%) DHCP
3 41 (8.74%) NetScaler
4 29 (6.18%) Firewall
5 23 (4.90%) SAN
6 18 (3.84%) WAN
7 17 (3.62%) VPN
8 15 (3.20%) TCP/IP
9 11 (2.35%) NAS
10 10 (2.13%) LAN
11 9 (1.92%) Internet
11 9 (1.92%) VLAN
12 7 (1.49%) SSL
13 6 (1.28%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.85%) DMZ
14 4 (0.85%) VoIP
14 4 (0.85%) Network Security
15 3 (0.64%) Wireshark
15 3 (0.64%) SMS
15 3 (0.64%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.48%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.85%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.21%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.21%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.21%) OLAP
6 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.21%) Big Data
6 1 (0.21%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.21%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.21%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 120 (25.59%) MSI
2 12 (2.56%) InstallShield
3 10 (2.13%) AdminStudio
4 6 (1.28%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (0.85%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.64%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.21%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.21%) ERwin
General
1 48 (10.23%) Finance
2 19 (4.05%) Banking
3 13 (2.77%) Local Government
4 11 (2.35%) Law
5 8 (1.71%) Publishing
6 7 (1.49%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.07%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.07%) Legal
8 3 (0.64%) Retail
9 2 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 130 (27.72%) Applications Packager
2 46 (9.81%) Consultant
2 46 (9.81%) Citrix Engineer
3 42 (8.96%) Architect
3 42 (8.96%) Analyst
4 29 (6.18%) Citrix Consultant
5 23 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (4.90%) Solutions Architect
6 14 (2.99%) Administrator
7 13 (2.77%) Technical Analyst
8 12 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (2.35%) Support Engineer
9 11 (2.35%) Desktop Support
9 11 (2.35%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (2.13%) Support Analyst
10 10 (2.13%) Citrix Support
11 9 (1.92%) Applications Support
11 9 (1.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 9 (1.92%) Project Manager
12 8 (1.71%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (22.39%) Application Packaging
2 46 (9.81%) .NET
3 11 (2.35%) Web Services
4 10 (2.13%) Software Packaging
5 7 (1.49%) X-Windows
6 5 (1.07%) J2EE
7 3 (0.64%) WCF
8 2 (0.43%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.23%) Data Centre
2 32 (6.82%) Thin Client
2 32 (6.82%) Fat Client
3 15 (3.20%) PKI
4 13 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.56%) Clustering
6 11 (2.35%) Client/Server
6 11 (2.35%) User Experience
7 8 (1.71%) BYOD
8 5 (1.07%) Management Information System
9 4 (0.85%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.85%) CESG
9 4 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.64%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (0.64%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.64%) Life Science
11 2 (0.43%) CMDB
11 2 (0.43%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.43%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.21%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 341 (72.71%) Windows
2 173 (36.89%) Windows 7
3 115 (24.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (11.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 51 (10.87%) Windows XP
6 49 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (4.69%) Windows 8
8 11 (2.35%) Linux
9 7 (1.49%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.28%) UNIX
11 4 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.64%) Android
12 3 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.43%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.21%) Solaris
14 1 (0.21%) Debian
14 1 (0.21%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (17.70%) Migration
2 55 (11.73%) ITIL
3 29 (6.18%) Application Discovery
4 24 (5.12%) Project Management
5 22 (4.69%) Service Management
6 21 (4.48%) Capacity Planning
7 19 (4.05%) Data Protection
8 13 (2.77%) Change Management
9 12 (2.56%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (2.56%) Patch Management
10 11 (2.35%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (2.35%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 11 (2.35%) PRINCE2
10 11 (2.35%) Incident Management
11 10 (2.13%) Business Transformation
11 10 (2.13%) Server Building
11 10 (2.13%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 9 (1.92%) Change Control
12 9 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
13 8 (1.71%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (10.66%) PowerShell
2 33 (7.04%) C#
3 27 (5.76%) VBScript
4 26 (5.54%) SQL
5 18 (3.84%) VB
6 3 (0.64%) C
7 1 (0.21%) R
7 1 (0.21%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 139 (29.64%) Security Cleared
2 70 (14.93%) SC Cleared
3 56 (11.94%) DV Cleared
4 28 (5.97%) Citrix Certification
5 27 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (4.05%) MCSE
7 14 (2.99%) CCEE
8 12 (2.56%) MCP
8 12 (2.56%) CCA
9 11 (2.35%) CCEA
10 9 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.71%) Degree
12 6 (1.28%) MCITP
12 6 (1.28%) CCIA
13 4 (0.85%) VCP5
13 4 (0.85%) MCSA
14 3 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.64%) CCNA
14 3 (0.64%) MCTS
14 3 (0.64%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.41%) SLA
2 10 (2.13%) QA
3 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 174 (37.10%) XenApp
2 154 (32.84%) Active Directory
3 101 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 77 (16.42%) XenDesktop
5 52 (11.09%) vSphere
6 47 (10.02%) Hyper-V
7 31 (6.61%) Xen
8 24 (5.12%) VMware ESXi
9 23 (4.90%) XenServer
10 13 (2.77%) VMware ESX
11 11 (2.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 10 (2.13%) Terminal Server
13 6 (1.28%) Terminal Services
13 6 (1.28%) DFS Replication
14 5 (1.07%) ISA Server
14 5 (1.07%) VirtualBox
15 4 (0.85%) UAG
16 3 (0.64%) BitLocker
17 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 2 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 211 (44.99%) SCCM
2 23 (4.90%) EdgeSight
3 18 (3.84%) SCOM
4 16 (3.41%) WSUS
5 10 (2.13%) SCVMM
6 9 (1.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (1.71%) SCSM
7 8 (1.71%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (1.07%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (0.85%) SCDPM
10 4 (0.85%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.85%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.64%) ZENworks
11 3 (0.64%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.64%) Puppet
11 3 (0.64%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 3 (0.64%) ServiceCenter
11 3 (0.64%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 286 (60.98%) Citrix
2 230 (49.04%) Microsoft
3 159 (33.90%) VMware
4 100 (21.32%) AppSense
5 39 (8.32%) HP
6 33 (7.04%) Oracle
7 24 (5.12%) Lotus
8 23 (4.90%) Cisco
8 23 (4.90%) Symantec
9 22 (4.69%) EMC
10 19 (4.05%) SAP
11 15 (3.20%) Wyse
12 13 (2.77%) Altiris
13 12 (2.56%) NetApp
14 9 (1.92%) Dell
15 7 (1.49%) McAfee
16 6 (1.28%) CheckPoint
16 6 (1.28%) Remedy
16 6 (1.28%) IBM
17 5 (1.07%) Reuters
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