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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 362 284 263
Rank change year-on-year
-78 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 226 311 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.65% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 4.52% 6.58% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 181 188
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £247 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £433 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.08% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 17
Average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £11.30 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £31.56 £38.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +36.36%
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
5005 4727 4534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.74% 9.81% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2797 2531 2240
Average daily rate £340 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £179 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 548 557
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -8 84 £400 +14.28% 16
South East -38 37 £325 - 5
North West -13 36 £300 -11.11% 2
South West 0 29 £290 -27.50% 1
East Midlands +17 15 £320 -17.41%
Yorkshire +10 11 £174 -61.38% 3
East of England -39 9 £345 -2.12% 1
North East -33 1 - - 1
West Midlands -38 1 - - 4
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Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 381 (71.75%) Windows
2 290 (54.61%) Citrix
3 271 (51.04%) Windows 7
4 264 (49.72%) SCCM
5 209 (39.36%) MSI
6 208 (39.17%) Microsoft
7 167 (31.45%) XenApp
8 152 (28.63%) Active Directory
9 150 (28.25%) Application Packaging
10 127 (23.92%) Security Cleared
11 124 (23.35%) AppSense
12 120 (22.60%) Windows XP
13 109 (20.53%) XenDesktop
14 99 (18.64%) VMware
15 93 (17.51%) SC Cleared
16 77 (14.50%) Migration
17 73 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
18 69 (12.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 65 (12.24%) VB
20 63 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
21 62 (11.68%) Hyper-V
22 59 (11.11%) Finance
23 57 (10.73%) MS Office
24 50 (9.42%) PowerShell
25 48 (9.04%) XenServer
25 48 (9.04%) MS Excel
26 46 (8.66%) Windows Server 2003
27 44 (8.29%) InstallShield
27 44 (8.29%) NetScaler
27 44 (8.29%) Windows Vista

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 27 (5.08%) MS Exchange
2 22 (4.14%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.01%) Lync
4 13 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.56%) IIS
8 2 (0.38%) Apache
8 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 57 (10.73%) MS Office
2 48 (9.04%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.75%) assyst
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.45%) Office 365
2 6 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.56%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.29%) NetScaler
2 39 (7.34%) DNS
3 31 (5.84%) SMS
4 29 (5.46%) DHCP
5 28 (5.27%) Firewall
6 15 (2.82%) WAN
7 13 (2.45%) LAN
8 9 (1.69%) SAN
9 7 (1.32%) Unified Communications
9 7 (1.32%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.32%) VPN
9 7 (1.32%) Internet
10 5 (0.94%) VLAN
11 4 (0.75%) Nortel Meridian
11 4 (0.75%) Wireshark
11 4 (0.75%) NAS
12 3 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.56%) VoIP
13 2 (0.38%) SSL
13 2 (0.38%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.94%) MS Access
4 3 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.38%) DB2
5 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 209 (39.36%) MSI
2 44 (8.29%) InstallShield
3 41 (7.72%) Wise Package Studio
4 40 (7.53%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.56%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.19%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 59 (11.11%) Finance
2 34 (6.40%) Banking
3 24 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.32%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.13%) Law
6 5 (0.94%) Publishing
7 4 (0.75%) Legal
7 4 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.38%) Local Government
8 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.38%) Front Office
8 2 (0.38%) Back Office
9 1 (0.19%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.19%) German Language
9 1 (0.19%) Advertising
9 1 (0.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 184 (34.65%) Applications Packager
2 41 (7.72%) Analyst
3 39 (7.34%) Consultant
4 33 (6.21%) Desktop Support
5 32 (6.03%) Support Engineer
6 31 (5.84%) Desktop Engineer
6 31 (5.84%) Architect
7 26 (4.90%) Citrix Engineer
8 16 (3.01%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 14 (2.64%) Administrator
9 14 (2.64%) Citrix Administrator
10 10 (1.88%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (1.88%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (1.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (1.69%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (1.69%) Infrastructure Architect
12 8 (1.51%) SCCM Consultant
13 7 (1.32%) Support Analyst
13 7 (1.32%) Citrix Support
13 7 (1.32%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (28.25%) Application Packaging
2 35 (6.59%) WSH
3 8 (1.51%) Software Packaging
4 7 (1.32%) JSP
5 4 (0.75%) Middleware
6 3 (0.56%) ODBC
7 1 (0.19%) COM
7 1 (0.19%) HTML
7 1 (0.19%) .NET
7 1 (0.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (6.78%) Blackberry
2 18 (3.39%) Fat Client
2 18 (3.39%) Thin Client
3 13 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.26%) Clustering
5 8 (1.51%) PKI
6 6 (1.13%) Hedge funds
7 5 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.94%) CMDB
8 4 (0.75%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.75%) Replication
8 4 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.56%) NHS
10 2 (0.38%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.38%) User Experience
11 1 (0.19%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.19%) Equities
11 1 (0.19%) AS400
11 1 (0.19%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 381 (71.75%) Windows
2 271 (51.04%) Windows 7
3 120 (22.60%) Windows XP
4 73 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (8.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (8.29%) Windows Vista
7 43 (8.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (6.03%) Windows 8
9 8 (1.51%) Windows 2000
10 7 (1.32%) Linux
11 6 (1.13%) UNIX
12 3 (0.56%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.56%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.38%) AIX
13 2 (0.38%) Solaris
14 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (14.50%) Migration
2 36 (6.78%) ITIL
3 31 (5.84%) Software Deployment
4 27 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 19 (3.58%) Service Delivery
6 16 (3.01%) Software Distribution
7 11 (2.07%) Compatibility Testing
8 9 (1.69%) Information Security
9 8 (1.51%) Change Management
9 8 (1.51%) TQM
9 8 (1.51%) ITIL V3
10 7 (1.32%) Incident Management
10 7 (1.32%) ITSM
10 7 (1.32%) Configuration Management
11 6 (1.13%) Project Management
11 6 (1.13%) Validation
11 6 (1.13%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (1.13%) Problem Management
11 6 (1.13%) Integration Testing
12 5 (0.94%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 65 (12.24%) VB
2 50 (9.42%) PowerShell
3 43 (8.10%) VBScript
4 40 (7.53%) SQL
5 9 (1.69%) C
6 4 (0.75%) C#
7 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 127 (23.92%) Security Cleared
2 93 (17.51%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (5.08%) Citrix Certification
3 27 (5.08%) DV Cleared
4 16 (3.01%) CCEA
4 16 (3.01%) MCSE
5 15 (2.82%) CCEE
6 12 (2.26%) CCA
7 8 (1.51%) MCITP
8 7 (1.32%) MCP
9 4 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.75%) MCSA
10 3 (0.56%) Degree
11 2 (0.38%) CISSP
11 2 (0.38%) MCTS
11 2 (0.38%) CCAA
12 1 (0.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.19%) CCIA
12 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.46%) SLA
2 8 (1.51%) QA
3 6 (1.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 167 (31.45%) XenApp
2 152 (28.63%) Active Directory
3 109 (20.53%) XenDesktop
4 63 (11.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 62 (11.68%) Hyper-V
6 48 (9.04%) XenServer
7 23 (4.33%) Terminal Services
8 19 (3.58%) vSphere
9 10 (1.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.75%) Xen
12 3 (0.56%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.38%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.38%) UAG
14 1 (0.19%) IAG
14 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.19%) Squid
Systems Management
1 264 (49.72%) SCCM
2 69 (12.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 18 (3.39%) AppDNA
4 13 (2.45%) SCOM
5 7 (1.32%) ZENworks
6 6 (1.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (0.94%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.75%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.75%) WMI
8 4 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (0.75%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.56%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 3 (0.56%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.38%) OpenView
10 2 (0.38%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.19%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 290 (54.61%) Citrix
2 208 (39.17%) Microsoft
3 124 (23.35%) AppSense
4 99 (18.64%) VMware
5 35 (6.59%) Altiris
6 34 (6.40%) CA
7 31 (5.84%) Lumension
8 24 (4.52%) HP
9 19 (3.58%) Cisco
10 18 (3.39%) Wyse
11 15 (2.82%) Dell
12 13 (2.45%) Oracle
13 8 (1.51%) EMC
14 6 (1.13%) McAfee
14 6 (1.13%) IBM
15 5 (0.94%) Remedy
16 4 (0.75%) Symantec
16 4 (0.75%) Apple
16 4 (0.75%) Nortel
16 4 (0.75%) LANDesk
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