The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 338 248 295
Rank change year-on-year
-90 +47
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 258 349 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.52% 0.75% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 5.40% 7.58% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 196 154
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 10
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.75 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.02% +7.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £11.15 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £38.28 £31.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £20.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+6.09% -33.87%
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4782 4605 4437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.69% 9.88% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2662 2356 2157
Average daily rate £325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 581 592 604
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.88 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.25% +7.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £11.00 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
Microsoft App-V
UK

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014. 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 +12 106 £325 -4.41% 17
South East -56 54 £375 +15.38% 10
North West -18 27 £280 -20.00% 6
South West -1 26 £325 -38.09%
East Midlands +14 18 £318 -15.33% 1
East of England -31 17 £350 +2.94% 1
Yorkshire +8 6 £205 -54.44% 2
West Midlands -29 3 £296 -18.83% 3
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Microsoft App-V
UK

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 442 (72.82%) Windows
2 335 (55.19%) Citrix
3 333 (54.86%) Windows 7
4 285 (46.95%) SCCM
5 258 (42.50%) Microsoft
6 234 (38.55%) MSI
7 197 (32.45%) XenApp
8 183 (30.15%) Application Packaging
9 172 (28.34%) Active Directory
10 159 (26.19%) AppSense
11 148 (24.38%) Security Cleared
12 138 (22.73%) Windows XP
13 115 (18.95%) XenDesktop
14 110 (18.12%) SC Cleared
15 95 (15.65%) Migration
16 88 (14.50%) VB
17 86 (14.17%) VMware
18 81 (13.34%) Windows Server 2008
19 76 (12.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
20 75 (12.36%) MS Office
21 70 (11.53%) PowerShell
22 69 (11.37%) Finance
23 63 (10.38%) MS Excel
23 63 (10.38%) Hyper-V
24 57 (9.39%) Windows Server 2003
25 55 (9.06%) Wise Package Studio
26 53 (8.73%) NetScaler
27 52 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
27 52 (8.57%) VBScript
27 52 (8.57%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 34 (5.60%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.14%) Lync
4 12 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.65%) CloudStack
6 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.49%) IIS
8 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.16%) SAS
10 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.16%) Apache
10 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 75 (12.36%) MS Office
2 63 (10.38%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.49%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) assyst
2 1 (0.16%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.48%) Office 365
2 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 53 (8.73%) NetScaler
2 35 (5.77%) Firewall
3 29 (4.78%) DNS
4 26 (4.28%) DHCP
5 25 (4.12%) SMS
6 15 (2.47%) VPN
7 13 (2.14%) SAN
7 13 (2.14%) WAN
8 10 (1.65%) LAN
9 7 (1.15%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.99%) NAS
10 6 (0.99%) Internet
10 6 (0.99%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.82%) VLAN
12 4 (0.66%) Nortel Meridian
13 3 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
14 2 (0.33%) Wireshark
14 2 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
14 2 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.66%) MS Access
5 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 234 (38.55%) MSI
2 55 (9.06%) Wise Package Studio
3 47 (7.74%) InstallShield
4 42 (6.92%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.49%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.16%) Maven
6 1 (0.16%) Subversion
6 1 (0.16%) Ant
6 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 69 (11.37%) Finance
2 36 (5.93%) Banking
3 17 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.14%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.48%) Local Government
5 9 (1.48%) Publishing
6 8 (1.32%) Law
7 7 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.66%) Back Office
8 4 (0.66%) Legal
9 3 (0.49%) Front Office
10 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Retail
10 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 233 (38.39%) Applications Packager
2 47 (7.74%) Analyst
3 46 (7.58%) Consultant
4 38 (6.26%) Support Engineer
5 37 (6.10%) Desktop Support
5 37 (6.10%) Desktop Engineer
6 34 (5.60%) Citrix Engineer
7 21 (3.46%) Architect
8 19 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 15 (2.47%) Citrix Administrator
9 15 (2.47%) Administrator
10 12 (1.98%) 2nd Line Support
11 10 (1.65%) SCCM Consultant
11 10 (1.65%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (1.65%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (1.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (1.65%) Citrix Consultant
12 9 (1.48%) Infrastructure Architect
12 9 (1.48%) Citrix Support
12 9 (1.48%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 183 (30.15%) Application Packaging
2 46 (7.58%) WSH
3 12 (1.98%) Software Packaging
4 11 (1.81%) JSP
5 2 (0.33%) Middleware
6 1 (0.16%) XML
6 1 (0.16%) HTML
6 1 (0.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.58%) Blackberry
2 27 (4.45%) Thin Client
2 27 (4.45%) Fat Client
3 12 (1.98%) Hedge funds
4 11 (1.81%) Clustering
4 11 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.32%) iPhone
6 7 (1.15%) PKI
6 7 (1.15%) iPad
6 7 (1.15%) CMDB
7 5 (0.82%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.66%) NHS
8 4 (0.66%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.33%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.33%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.33%) Replication
11 1 (0.16%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.16%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 442 (72.82%) Windows
2 333 (54.86%) Windows 7
3 138 (22.73%) Windows XP
4 81 (13.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (9.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (6.75%) Windows Vista
7 35 (5.77%) Windows 8
7 35 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.65%) UNIX
9 9 (1.48%) Linux
10 6 (0.99%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.49%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (15.65%) Migration
2 52 (8.57%) ITIL
3 40 (6.59%) Software Deployment
4 30 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (3.46%) Service Delivery
6 20 (3.29%) Compatibility Testing
6 20 (3.29%) Software Distribution
7 13 (2.14%) TQM
8 12 (1.98%) Project Management
9 10 (1.65%) Integration Testing
9 10 (1.65%) ITSM
10 9 (1.48%) Incident Management
10 9 (1.48%) Information Security
11 8 (1.32%) Change Management
11 8 (1.32%) Service Management
12 6 (0.99%) ITIL V3
12 6 (0.99%) Configuration Management
12 6 (0.99%) PRINCE2
12 6 (0.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (0.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 88 (14.50%) VB
2 70 (11.53%) PowerShell
3 52 (8.57%) VBScript
4 43 (7.08%) SQL
5 8 (1.32%) C
6 3 (0.49%) Java
6 3 (0.49%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 148 (24.38%) Security Cleared
2 110 (18.12%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.61%) Citrix Certification
4 27 (4.45%) DV Cleared
5 25 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (3.13%) CCEA
7 15 (2.47%) CCEE
7 15 (2.47%) MCSE
8 13 (2.14%) CCA
9 9 (1.48%) MCITP
9 9 (1.48%) MCP
10 7 (1.15%) MCSA
11 4 (0.66%) Degree
11 4 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.49%) CCAA
13 2 (0.33%) CISSP
14 1 (0.16%) MCTS
14 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
14 1 (0.16%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.77%) SLA
2 16 (2.64%) QA
3 5 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 197 (32.45%) XenApp
2 172 (28.34%) Active Directory
3 115 (18.95%) XenDesktop
4 63 (10.38%) Hyper-V
5 52 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 49 (8.07%) XenServer
7 22 (3.62%) Terminal Services
8 16 (2.64%) vSphere
9 11 (1.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.66%) Xen
11 4 (0.66%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.16%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 285 (46.95%) SCCM
2 76 (12.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 32 (5.27%) AppDNA
4 16 (2.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 15 (2.47%) SCOM
6 9 (1.48%) ZENworks
7 6 (0.99%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.33%) SAP Afaria
9 2 (0.33%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.33%) OpenView
10 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.16%) DameWare
10 1 (0.16%) WMI
10 1 (0.16%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 335 (55.19%) Citrix
2 258 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 159 (26.19%) AppSense
4 86 (14.17%) VMware
5 35 (5.77%) Altiris
5 35 (5.77%) HP
6 34 (5.60%) CA
7 32 (5.27%) Lumension
8 21 (3.46%) Wyse
9 20 (3.29%) Dell
9 20 (3.29%) Cisco
10 11 (1.81%) Apple
10 11 (1.81%) McAfee
11 7 (1.15%) EMC
11 7 (1.15%) LANDesk
12 5 (0.82%) Oracle
13 4 (0.66%) Nortel
13 4 (0.66%) IBM
14 3 (0.49%) NetIQ
14 3 (0.49%) MobileIron
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