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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 278 273 322
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +49
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 335 283 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.64% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 6.85% 6.94% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 171 164
Average daily rate £313 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.08% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.86 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.18% -31.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £12.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £36.75 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £14.36 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+53.20% -17.94%
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4887 4079 4348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.33% 9.29% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2523 2003 2148
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 610 540
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -30 117 £345 -8.00% 10
North West +18 72 £260 -8.77% 6
South East -34 71 £325 +8.33% 10
Yorkshire 0 19 £243 - 1
West Midlands -4 18 £210 -42.06% 4
East of England -25 17 £330 +7.31% 4
South West -15 9 £400 +23.07% 3
Midlands +7 6 - -
East Midlands -9 3 £425 +2.40% 2
Microsoft App-V
UK

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 421 (76.68%) Windows
2 320 (58.29%) Windows 7
3 298 (54.28%) Citrix
4 243 (44.26%) SCCM
5 240 (43.72%) Microsoft
6 217 (39.53%) MSI
7 205 (37.34%) XenApp
8 184 (33.52%) Application Packaging
9 162 (29.51%) Active Directory
10 160 (29.14%) AppSense
11 133 (24.23%) Windows XP
12 119 (21.68%) Migration
13 111 (20.22%) XenDesktop
14 101 (18.40%) VMware
15 88 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
16 82 (14.94%) Security Cleared
17 76 (13.84%) VB
18 72 (13.11%) PowerShell
19 69 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
19 69 (12.57%) SC Cleared
19 69 (12.57%) ITIL
19 69 (12.57%) MS Excel
20 63 (11.48%) InstallShield
21 62 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
21 62 (11.29%) MS Office
22 59 (10.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
22 59 (10.75%) Finance
23 57 (10.38%) VBScript
24 56 (10.20%) Hyper-V
25 48 (8.74%) XenServer

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 44 (8.01%) MS Exchange
2 22 (4.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 18 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.55%) Lync
5 12 (2.19%) CloudStack
6 10 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.55%) IIS
8 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.18%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.18%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 69 (12.57%) MS Excel
2 62 (11.29%) MS Office
3 6 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.73%) MS Project
4 4 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) assyst
1 4 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.36%) Khalix
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.18%) Office 365
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 42 (7.65%) NetScaler
2 27 (4.92%) Firewall
3 23 (4.19%) DNS
4 22 (4.01%) DHCP
5 17 (3.10%) VPN
6 15 (2.73%) SAN
7 12 (2.19%) Internet
8 11 (2.00%) WAN
9 10 (1.82%) LAN
9 10 (1.82%) SMS
10 9 (1.64%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.91%) NAS
12 4 (0.73%) Nortel Meridian
12 4 (0.73%) Unified Communications
13 3 (0.55%) Ethernet
14 2 (0.36%) LDAP
14 2 (0.36%) VLAN
14 2 (0.36%) BIG-IP
14 2 (0.36%) Reverse Proxy
15 1 (0.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.19%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.91%) MS Access
4 4 (0.73%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 217 (39.53%) MSI
2 63 (11.48%) InstallShield
3 42 (7.65%) Wise Package Studio
4 39 (7.10%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.18%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.18%) Subversion
5 1 (0.18%) Maven
5 1 (0.18%) Ant
General
1 59 (10.75%) Finance
2 33 (6.01%) Banking
3 20 (3.64%) Local Government
4 17 (3.10%) Financial Institution
5 15 (2.73%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.00%) Publishing
7 6 (1.09%) Legal
8 5 (0.91%) Law
9 4 (0.73%) Back Office
10 3 (0.55%) Front Office
10 3 (0.55%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
11 1 (0.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 230 (41.89%) Applications Packager
2 58 (10.56%) Consultant
3 44 (8.01%) Analyst
4 35 (6.38%) Support Engineer
5 29 (5.28%) Architect
5 29 (5.28%) Desktop Support
6 26 (4.74%) Citrix Engineer
7 21 (3.83%) Desktop Engineer
8 19 (3.46%) Citrix Consultant
9 15 (2.73%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 14 (2.55%) Citrix Support
11 13 (2.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 12 (2.19%) Support Analyst
13 10 (1.82%) 2nd Line Support
14 9 (1.64%) Test Analyst
14 9 (1.64%) Systems Engineer
15 8 (1.46%) Solutions Architect
15 8 (1.46%) 3rd Line Support
15 8 (1.46%) Project Manager
15 8 (1.46%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (33.52%) Application Packaging
2 32 (5.83%) WSH
3 16 (2.91%) Software Packaging
4 11 (2.00%) XML
5 5 (0.91%) JSP
6 2 (0.36%) Middleware
7 1 (0.18%) RESTful
7 1 (0.18%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.29%) Blackberry
2 26 (4.74%) Thin Client
2 26 (4.74%) Fat Client
3 23 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
4 17 (3.10%) Hedge funds
5 11 (2.00%) Clustering
6 10 (1.82%) CMDB
7 8 (1.46%) iPhone
8 7 (1.28%) iPad
8 7 (1.28%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (0.91%) NHS
9 5 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.55%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.55%) PKI
11 2 (0.36%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.18%) Freedom of Information Act
12 1 (0.18%) Replication
12 1 (0.18%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.18%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 421 (76.68%) Windows
2 320 (58.29%) Windows 7
3 133 (24.23%) Windows XP
4 88 (16.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 62 (11.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (5.46%) Windows Vista
7 28 (5.10%) Windows 8
8 20 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (2.37%) UNIX
10 11 (2.00%) Linux
11 6 (1.09%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.73%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (21.68%) Migration
2 69 (12.57%) ITIL
3 33 (6.01%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (4.74%) Software Deployment
5 21 (3.83%) Service Management
6 19 (3.46%) Compatibility Testing
7 18 (3.28%) Service Delivery
8 14 (2.55%) Software Distribution
9 13 (2.37%) Change Management
10 12 (2.19%) Integration Testing
11 11 (2.00%) Project Management
12 10 (1.82%) PRINCE2
13 9 (1.64%) Problem Management
14 8 (1.46%) ITSM
15 7 (1.28%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (1.28%) TQM
15 7 (1.28%) Workflow
15 7 (1.28%) Project Planning
15 7 (1.28%) CAD
15 7 (1.28%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 76 (13.84%) VB
2 72 (13.11%) PowerShell
3 57 (10.38%) VBScript
4 41 (7.47%) SQL
5 9 (1.64%) Perl
6 3 (0.55%) Java
7 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.18%) VB6
8 1 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 82 (14.94%) Security Cleared
2 69 (12.57%) SC Cleared
3 38 (6.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (4.01%) MCSE
5 20 (3.64%) Citrix Certification
6 18 (3.28%) MCITP
7 16 (2.91%) CCEA
8 14 (2.55%) CCA
9 13 (2.37%) MCP
10 8 (1.46%) Degree
10 8 (1.46%) CCEE
11 6 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.91%) MCSA
13 4 (0.73%) CCAA
14 3 (0.55%) DV Cleared
14 3 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.55%) CCNA
15 1 (0.18%) BC Cleared
15 1 (0.18%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.74%) SLA
2 15 (2.73%) QA
3 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 205 (37.34%) XenApp
2 162 (29.51%) Active Directory
3 111 (20.22%) XenDesktop
4 69 (12.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 56 (10.20%) Hyper-V
6 48 (8.74%) XenServer
7 21 (3.83%) vSphere
8 14 (2.55%) IAG
8 14 (2.55%) UAG
9 9 (1.64%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.73%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.55%) Xen
14 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.18%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 243 (44.26%) SCCM
2 59 (10.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 48 (8.74%) AppDNA
4 31 (5.65%) SCOM
5 29 (5.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 12 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 11 (2.00%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.46%) ZENworks
9 4 (0.73%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.55%) WSUS
10 3 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.36%) OpenView
11 2 (0.36%) Unicenter
11 2 (0.36%) SCSM
11 2 (0.36%) SAP Afaria
11 2 (0.36%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Intune
12 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 298 (54.28%) Citrix
2 240 (43.72%) Microsoft
3 160 (29.14%) AppSense
4 101 (18.40%) VMware
5 46 (8.38%) HP
6 37 (6.74%) Altiris
7 28 (5.10%) Wyse
8 25 (4.55%) Symantec
9 21 (3.83%) Lumension
10 17 (3.10%) Dell
11 16 (2.91%) CA
12 15 (2.73%) NetApp
12 15 (2.73%) Cisco
13 11 (2.00%) Apple
14 9 (1.64%) McAfee
15 7 (1.28%) Remedy
16 6 (1.09%) EMC
16 6 (1.09%) Mercator
17 5 (0.91%) LANDesk
17 5 (0.91%) Oracle
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Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Rate: £0 - £220 per day
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Rate: very good
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Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 30+ days ago