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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 355 282 270
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 243 316 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.47% 0.66% 0.67%
As % of the System Software category 4.88% 6.69% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 188 176
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £254 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
-7.35% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 15
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% +13.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £11.24 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £32.90 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £23.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +7.95%
Microsoft App-V
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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
4980 4720 4525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.73% 9.81% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2806 2469 2231
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £176 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 562 560
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +7.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 86 £369 +5.35% 12
South East -57 48 £325 -0.76% 5
North West -16 38 £282 -16.44%
East Midlands +12 17 £315 -18.70% 1
East of England -50 12 £350 -1.40% 2
Yorkshire +7 9 £174 -61.38% 1
West Midlands -30 2 £263 -16.66%
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Microsoft App-V
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Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 398 (71.58%) Windows
2 301 (54.14%) Citrix
3 290 (52.16%) Windows 7
4 268 (48.20%) SCCM
5 214 (38.49%) Microsoft
6 211 (37.95%) MSI
7 171 (30.76%) XenApp
8 156 (28.06%) Active Directory
9 150 (26.98%) Application Packaging
10 134 (24.10%) AppSense
11 132 (23.74%) Security Cleared
12 126 (22.66%) Windows XP
13 111 (19.96%) XenDesktop
14 97 (17.45%) SC Cleared
15 87 (15.65%) VMware
16 78 (14.03%) Migration
17 75 (13.49%) Windows Server 2008
18 68 (12.23%) VB
18 68 (12.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 65 (11.69%) MS Office
19 65 (11.69%) Finance
20 57 (10.25%) Hyper-V
21 56 (10.07%) PowerShell
22 52 (9.35%) MS Excel
23 51 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
24 49 (8.81%) NetScaler
24 49 (8.81%) Windows Server 2003
25 47 (8.45%) Wise Package Studio
25 47 (8.45%) XenServer
26 46 (8.27%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 29 (5.22%) MS Exchange
2 19 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.06%) Lync
4 14 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.08%) CloudStack
8 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.54%) IIS
10 2 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.18%) Apache
11 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 65 (11.69%) MS Office
2 52 (9.35%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (0.72%) assyst
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.16%) Office 365
2 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (8.81%) NetScaler
2 33 (5.94%) DNS
3 30 (5.40%) SMS
4 29 (5.22%) Firewall
5 26 (4.68%) DHCP
6 14 (2.52%) WAN
7 12 (2.16%) LAN
8 11 (1.98%) SAN
9 7 (1.26%) Internet
9 7 (1.26%) VPN
9 7 (1.26%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.90%) NAS
10 5 (0.90%) VLAN
10 5 (0.90%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.72%) Nortel Meridian
12 3 (0.54%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.54%) VoIP
12 3 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (0.36%) BIG-IP
13 2 (0.36%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (0.90%) MS Access
5 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.36%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 211 (37.95%) MSI
2 47 (8.45%) Wise Package Studio
3 45 (8.09%) InstallShield
4 41 (7.37%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.54%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 65 (11.69%) Finance
2 33 (5.94%) Banking
3 20 (3.60%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.80%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.08%) Law
6 5 (0.90%) Publishing
7 4 (0.72%) Legal
7 4 (0.72%) Local Government
8 3 (0.54%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.54%) Front Office
8 3 (0.54%) Back Office
9 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.18%) Advertising
9 1 (0.18%) Retail
9 1 (0.18%) Czech Language
9 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 195 (35.07%) Applications Packager
2 42 (7.55%) Analyst
3 41 (7.37%) Consultant
4 35 (6.29%) Desktop Support
4 35 (6.29%) Support Engineer
5 32 (5.76%) Desktop Engineer
6 29 (5.22%) Citrix Engineer
7 25 (4.50%) Architect
8 18 (3.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 16 (2.88%) Administrator
9 16 (2.88%) Citrix Administrator
10 11 (1.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (1.80%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (1.80%) 2nd Line Support
11 10 (1.80%) Citrix Support
12 9 (1.62%) Citrix Specialist
12 9 (1.62%) SCCM Consultant
12 9 (1.62%) Infrastructure Architect
13 8 (1.44%) Citrix Consultant
13 8 (1.44%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (26.98%) Application Packaging
2 40 (7.19%) WSH
3 10 (1.80%) Software Packaging
4 7 (1.26%) JSP
5 3 (0.54%) Middleware
6 2 (0.36%) ODBC
7 1 (0.18%) XML
7 1 (0.18%) HTML
7 1 (0.18%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.19%) Blackberry
2 18 (3.24%) Thin Client
2 18 (3.24%) Fat Client
3 9 (1.62%) Hedge funds
3 9 (1.62%) Clustering
4 7 (1.26%) PKI
4 7 (1.26%) CMDB
4 7 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (0.90%) Management Information System
5 5 (0.90%) NHS
6 4 (0.72%) Replication
6 4 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.36%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.36%) iPhone
8 2 (0.36%) iPad
8 2 (0.36%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.18%) AS400
9 1 (0.18%) Equities
9 1 (0.18%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 398 (71.58%) Windows
2 290 (52.16%) Windows 7
3 126 (22.66%) Windows XP
4 75 (13.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (8.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (7.73%) Windows Vista
6 43 (7.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (5.58%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.08%) Windows 2000
9 5 (0.90%) Linux
10 4 (0.72%) UNIX
11 3 (0.54%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (14.03%) Migration
2 42 (7.55%) ITIL
3 33 (5.94%) Software Deployment
4 29 (5.22%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (2.70%) Service Delivery
6 14 (2.52%) Software Distribution
7 11 (1.98%) Compatibility Testing
8 10 (1.80%) Integration Testing
8 10 (1.80%) Project Management
8 10 (1.80%) TQM
8 10 (1.80%) ITSM
9 9 (1.62%) Information Security
10 8 (1.44%) Service Management
11 7 (1.26%) Change Management
11 7 (1.26%) ITIL V3
12 6 (1.08%) Configuration Management
13 5 (0.90%) Workflow
13 5 (0.90%) Asset Management
13 5 (0.90%) Incident Management
14 4 (0.72%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 68 (12.23%) VB
2 56 (10.07%) PowerShell
3 46 (8.27%) SQL
4 41 (7.37%) VBScript
5 9 (1.62%) C
6 4 (0.72%) C#
7 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 132 (23.74%) Security Cleared
2 97 (17.45%) SC Cleared
3 28 (5.04%) DV Cleared
4 27 (4.86%) Citrix Certification
5 19 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (3.06%) CCEA
7 14 (2.52%) CCEE
8 13 (2.34%) CCA
9 12 (2.16%) MCSE
10 8 (1.44%) MCP
11 7 (1.26%) MCITP
12 5 (0.90%) MCSA
13 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.36%) Degree
14 2 (0.36%) CISSP
14 2 (0.36%) CCAA
15 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.18%) PMP
15 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.68%) SLA
2 13 (2.34%) QA
3 6 (1.08%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) COBIT
4 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 171 (30.76%) XenApp
2 156 (28.06%) Active Directory
3 111 (19.96%) XenDesktop
4 57 (10.25%) Hyper-V
5 51 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 47 (8.45%) XenServer
7 20 (3.60%) Terminal Services
8 16 (2.88%) vSphere
9 12 (2.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.72%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.72%) Xen
12 2 (0.36%) UAG
13 1 (0.18%) IAG
13 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.18%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.18%) Squid
13 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 268 (48.20%) SCCM
2 68 (12.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 20 (3.60%) AppDNA
4 15 (2.70%) SCOM
5 9 (1.62%) ZENworks
6 8 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (1.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.90%) WMI
8 5 (0.90%) SCVMM
9 4 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.72%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (0.72%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.54%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.36%) OpenView
12 1 (0.18%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.18%) ARCserve
12 1 (0.18%) DameWare
12 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 301 (54.14%) Citrix
2 214 (38.49%) Microsoft
3 134 (24.10%) AppSense
4 87 (15.65%) VMware
5 35 (6.29%) Altiris
5 35 (6.29%) CA
6 33 (5.94%) Lumension
7 24 (4.32%) HP
8 17 (3.06%) Cisco
9 16 (2.88%) Dell
10 15 (2.70%) Wyse
11 10 (1.80%) Oracle
12 8 (1.44%) McAfee
13 6 (1.08%) LANDesk
13 6 (1.08%) EMC
13 6 (1.08%) Apple
14 4 (0.72%) Nortel
15 3 (0.54%) MobileIron
15 3 (0.54%) Sophos
15 3 (0.54%) NetIQ
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