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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 319 256 309
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +53
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 264 341 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.74% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 5.67% 7.43% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 193 144
Average daily rate
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£325 £348 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.47% +2.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 8
Average hourly rate £23.75 £20.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.26% +6.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.09 £11.70 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.51 £30.00 £28.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.38 £19.52 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -40.84%
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4652 4592 4455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.71% 9.91% 8.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2572 2343 2138
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 £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 580 594 629
Average hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.42% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +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 22 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
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 22 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 +19 111 £325 - 16
South East -41 60 £375 +10.29% 10
South West -12 24 £325 -29.72%
North West -31 23 £290 -17.14% 4
East of England -31 20 £350 +7.69% 4
East Midlands +7 15 £315 -16.00% 1
Yorkshire -1 6 £205 -54.44% 5
West Midlands -26 4 £296 -21.00% 5
Midlands - - - -
Microsoft App-V
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Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 446 (73.72%) Windows
2 332 (54.88%) Windows 7
3 327 (54.05%) Citrix
4 277 (45.79%) SCCM
5 258 (42.64%) Microsoft
6 234 (38.68%) MSI
7 199 (32.89%) XenApp
8 186 (30.74%) Application Packaging
9 171 (28.26%) Active Directory
10 155 (25.62%) AppSense
11 140 (23.14%) Security Cleared
12 135 (22.31%) Windows XP
13 112 (18.51%) XenDesktop
14 102 (16.86%) SC Cleared
15 98 (16.20%) Migration
16 88 (14.55%) VB
17 87 (14.38%) VMware
18 85 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
19 77 (12.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
20 70 (11.57%) MS Office
20 70 (11.57%) PowerShell
21 69 (11.40%) Finance
22 64 (10.58%) MS Excel
22 64 (10.58%) Hyper-V
23 59 (9.75%) Windows Server 2003
24 56 (9.26%) Wise Package Studio
25 54 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
26 52 (8.60%) VBScript
27 51 (8.43%) InstallShield
27 51 (8.43%) NetScaler

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 36 (5.95%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (2.31%) Lync
4 13 (2.15%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.65%) CloudStack
7 5 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.50%) IIS
9 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.17%) SAS
11 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.17%) Apache
11 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 70 (11.57%) MS Office
2 64 (10.58%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.16%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.50%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) assyst
2 1 (0.17%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.49%) Office 365
2 5 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 51 (8.43%) NetScaler
2 35 (5.79%) Firewall
3 29 (4.79%) DNS
4 27 (4.46%) DHCP
5 23 (3.80%) SMS
6 15 (2.48%) VPN
7 14 (2.31%) WAN
7 14 (2.31%) SAN
8 11 (1.82%) LAN
9 7 (1.16%) Unified Communications
9 7 (1.16%) NAS
10 6 (0.99%) Internet
10 6 (0.99%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.83%) VLAN
12 4 (0.66%) Nortel Meridian
13 3 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.33%) Wireshark
14 2 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
14 2 (0.33%) Cisco ASA
14 2 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.66%) MS Access
5 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 234 (38.68%) MSI
2 56 (9.26%) Wise Package Studio
3 51 (8.43%) InstallShield
4 41 (6.78%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.50%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.17%) Maven
6 1 (0.17%) Subversion
6 1 (0.17%) Ant
6 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 69 (11.40%) Finance
2 38 (6.28%) Banking
3 15 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.15%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.49%) Publishing
5 9 (1.49%) Local Government
6 8 (1.32%) Law
7 7 (1.16%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.83%) Legal
9 4 (0.66%) Back Office
10 3 (0.50%) Front Office
11 1 (0.17%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.17%) Advertising
11 1 (0.17%) Retail
11 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 243 (40.17%) Applications Packager
2 45 (7.44%) Consultant
3 43 (7.11%) Analyst
4 35 (5.79%) Citrix Engineer
4 35 (5.79%) Desktop Engineer
5 34 (5.62%) Support Engineer
6 33 (5.45%) Desktop Support
7 21 (3.47%) Architect
8 17 (2.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 14 (2.31%) Citrix Administrator
9 14 (2.31%) Administrator
10 12 (1.98%) 2nd Line Support
11 10 (1.65%) SCCM Consultant
11 10 (1.65%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (1.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (1.65%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (1.49%) Infrastructure Architect
12 9 (1.49%) Citrix Consultant
12 9 (1.49%) Citrix Support
12 9 (1.49%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (30.74%) Application Packaging
2 46 (7.60%) WSH
3 13 (2.15%) Software Packaging
4 10 (1.65%) JSP
5 2 (0.33%) Middleware
6 1 (0.17%) XML
6 1 (0.17%) HTML
6 1 (0.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.78%) Blackberry
2 28 (4.63%) Thin Client
2 28 (4.63%) Fat Client
3 12 (1.98%) Hedge funds
3 12 (1.98%) Clustering
4 11 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.32%) iPhone
6 7 (1.16%) PKI
6 7 (1.16%) CMDB
6 7 (1.16%) iPad
7 5 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.66%) NHS
8 4 (0.66%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.33%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.33%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.17%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.17%) Replication
11 1 (0.17%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 446 (73.72%) Windows
2 332 (54.88%) Windows 7
3 135 (22.31%) Windows XP
4 85 (14.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (9.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (6.12%) Windows Vista
7 36 (5.95%) Windows 8
7 36 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.82%) UNIX
9 10 (1.65%) Linux
10 6 (0.99%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.50%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (16.20%) Migration
2 50 (8.26%) ITIL
3 36 (5.95%) Software Deployment
4 30 (4.96%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (3.47%) Service Delivery
6 19 (3.14%) Compatibility Testing
6 19 (3.14%) Software Distribution
7 13 (2.15%) TQM
8 12 (1.98%) Project Management
9 10 (1.65%) Integration Testing
9 10 (1.65%) ITSM
10 9 (1.49%) Information Security
10 9 (1.49%) Incident Management
11 8 (1.32%) Service Management
11 8 (1.32%) Change Management
12 6 (0.99%) Configuration Management
12 6 (0.99%) PRINCE2
12 6 (0.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 5 (0.83%) Workflow
13 5 (0.83%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 88 (14.55%) VB
2 70 (11.57%) PowerShell
3 52 (8.60%) VBScript
4 43 (7.11%) SQL
5 8 (1.32%) C
6 3 (0.50%) Java
6 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 140 (23.14%) Security Cleared
2 102 (16.86%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.63%) Citrix Certification
4 27 (4.46%) DV Cleared
5 25 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (3.14%) CCEA
7 15 (2.48%) MCSE
7 15 (2.48%) CCEE
8 13 (2.15%) CCA
9 9 (1.49%) MCP
10 8 (1.32%) MCSA
10 8 (1.32%) MCITP
11 5 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.66%) Degree
13 3 (0.50%) CCAA
14 2 (0.33%) CISSP
15 1 (0.17%) MCTS
15 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
15 1 (0.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.12%) SLA
2 17 (2.81%) QA
3 5 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 199 (32.89%) XenApp
2 171 (28.26%) Active Directory
3 112 (18.51%) XenDesktop
4 64 (10.58%) Hyper-V
5 54 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 48 (7.93%) XenServer
7 21 (3.47%) Terminal Services
8 15 (2.48%) vSphere
9 10 (1.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.66%) Xen
11 4 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.66%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.17%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.17%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.17%) IAG
12 1 (0.17%) UAG
Systems Management
1 277 (45.79%) SCCM
2 77 (12.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 32 (5.29%) AppDNA
4 17 (2.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 14 (2.31%) SCOM
6 9 (1.49%) 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%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.33%) OpenView
10 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.17%) DameWare
10 1 (0.17%) WMI
10 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 327 (54.05%) Citrix
2 258 (42.64%) Microsoft
3 155 (25.62%) AppSense
4 87 (14.38%) VMware
5 36 (5.95%) HP
6 33 (5.45%) Altiris
7 29 (4.79%) CA
8 27 (4.46%) Lumension
9 26 (4.30%) Wyse
10 21 (3.47%) Dell
11 20 (3.31%) Cisco
12 11 (1.82%) McAfee
12 11 (1.82%) Apple
13 7 (1.16%) EMC
14 6 (0.99%) LANDesk
15 5 (0.83%) Oracle
15 5 (0.83%) IBM
16 4 (0.66%) Nortel
17 3 (0.50%) NetIQ
17 3 (0.50%) Symantec
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