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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 322 252 312
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +60
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 270 347 284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.75% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 5.67% 7.50% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 199 148
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 £212 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 9
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.13 £11.18 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.00 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £20.01 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+8.72% -36.49%
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4764 4629 4448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.65% 9.95% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2650 2372 2160
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 £173 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 600 618
Average hourly rate £15.89 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £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 25 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 25 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 25 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 +9 112 £325 -2.98% 18
South East -43 61 £375 +10.29% 10
North West -22 28 £281 -19.71% 6
South West -9 25 £325 -38.09%
East of England -37 18 £350 +6.87% 1
East Midlands +9 15 £315 -16.00% 1
Yorkshire +9 6 £205 -54.44% 3
West Midlands -30 4 £296 -21.00% 4
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Microsoft App-V
UK

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 450 (73.41%) Windows
2 337 (54.98%) Citrix
3 336 (54.81%) Windows 7
4 285 (46.49%) SCCM
5 259 (42.25%) Microsoft
6 235 (38.34%) MSI
7 202 (32.95%) XenApp
8 185 (30.18%) Application Packaging
9 172 (28.06%) Active Directory
10 160 (26.10%) AppSense
11 145 (23.65%) Security Cleared
12 137 (22.35%) Windows XP
13 114 (18.60%) XenDesktop
14 107 (17.46%) SC Cleared
15 99 (16.15%) Migration
16 89 (14.52%) VB
17 88 (14.36%) VMware
18 86 (14.03%) Windows Server 2008
19 77 (12.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
20 74 (12.07%) MS Office
21 71 (11.58%) PowerShell
22 70 (11.42%) Finance
23 65 (10.60%) MS Excel
24 64 (10.44%) Hyper-V
25 59 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
26 55 (8.97%) Wise Package Studio
27 54 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
28 53 (8.65%) VBScript
29 52 (8.48%) ITIL
29 52 (8.48%) NetScaler

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 35 (5.71%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 13 (2.12%) Lync
3 13 (2.12%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.63%) CloudStack
6 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.49%) IIS
8 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.16%) Apache
10 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.16%) SAS
10 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 74 (12.07%) MS Office
2 65 (10.60%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.49%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.65%) assyst
2 1 (0.16%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.47%) Office 365
2 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 52 (8.48%) NetScaler
2 35 (5.71%) Firewall
3 30 (4.89%) DNS
4 27 (4.40%) DHCP
5 25 (4.08%) SMS
6 15 (2.45%) VPN
7 14 (2.28%) WAN
7 14 (2.28%) SAN
8 11 (1.79%) LAN
9 7 (1.14%) NAS
9 7 (1.14%) Unified Communications
10 6 (0.98%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.98%) Internet
11 5 (0.82%) VLAN
12 4 (0.65%) Nortel Meridian
13 3 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (0.49%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.33%) FTP
14 2 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.65%) MS Access
5 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 235 (38.34%) MSI
2 55 (8.97%) Wise Package Studio
3 49 (7.99%) InstallShield
4 42 (6.85%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.49%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.16%) Ant
6 1 (0.16%) Subversion
6 1 (0.16%) Maven
6 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 70 (11.42%) Finance
2 38 (6.20%) Banking
3 17 (2.77%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.12%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.47%) Publishing
5 9 (1.47%) Local Government
6 8 (1.31%) Law
7 7 (1.14%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.65%) Legal
8 4 (0.65%) Back Office
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
1 238 (38.83%) Applications Packager
2 46 (7.50%) Analyst
3 45 (7.34%) Consultant
4 38 (6.20%) Support Engineer
5 37 (6.04%) Desktop Engineer
6 36 (5.87%) Desktop Support
7 35 (5.71%) Citrix Engineer
8 22 (3.59%) Architect
9 19 (3.10%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 15 (2.45%) Administrator
10 15 (2.45%) Citrix Administrator
11 12 (1.96%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (1.63%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (1.63%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (1.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 9 (1.47%) Infrastructure Architect
13 9 (1.47%) Citrix Consultant
13 9 (1.47%) Citrix Support
13 9 (1.47%) SCCM Consultant
13 9 (1.47%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (30.18%) Application Packaging
2 46 (7.50%) WSH
3 13 (2.12%) Software Packaging
4 11 (1.79%) JSP
5 2 (0.33%) Middleware
6 1 (0.16%) XML
6 1 (0.16%) RESTful
6 1 (0.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 45 (7.34%) Blackberry
2 28 (4.57%) Thin Client
2 28 (4.57%) Fat Client
3 12 (1.96%) Clustering
3 12 (1.96%) Hedge funds
4 11 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.31%) iPhone
6 7 (1.14%) iPad
6 7 (1.14%) CMDB
6 7 (1.14%) PKI
7 5 (0.82%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.65%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.65%) NHS
8 4 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.33%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.33%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.33%) Replication
11 1 (0.16%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.16%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 450 (73.41%) Windows
2 336 (54.81%) Windows 7
3 137 (22.35%) Windows XP
4 86 (14.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (6.53%) Windows Vista
7 36 (5.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (5.71%) Windows 8
9 11 (1.79%) UNIX
10 10 (1.63%) Linux
11 6 (0.98%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.49%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (16.15%) Migration
2 52 (8.48%) ITIL
3 40 (6.53%) Software Deployment
4 30 (4.89%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (3.43%) Service Delivery
6 20 (3.26%) Compatibility Testing
6 20 (3.26%) Software Distribution
7 13 (2.12%) TQM
8 12 (1.96%) Project Management
9 10 (1.63%) ITSM
9 10 (1.63%) Integration Testing
10 9 (1.47%) Information Security
10 9 (1.47%) Incident Management
11 8 (1.31%) Change Management
11 8 (1.31%) Service Management
12 7 (1.14%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (0.98%) Configuration Management
13 6 (0.98%) PRINCE2
13 6 (0.98%) ITIL V3
14 5 (0.82%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 89 (14.52%) VB
2 71 (11.58%) PowerShell
3 53 (8.65%) VBScript
4 43 (7.01%) SQL
5 8 (1.31%) C
6 3 (0.49%) Java
6 3 (0.49%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 145 (23.65%) Security Cleared
2 107 (17.46%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.57%) Citrix Certification
4 27 (4.40%) DV Cleared
5 26 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (3.10%) CCEA
7 16 (2.61%) MCSE
8 15 (2.45%) CCEE
9 13 (2.12%) CCA
10 9 (1.47%) MCP
10 9 (1.47%) MCITP
11 8 (1.31%) MCSA
12 5 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.65%) Degree
14 3 (0.49%) CCAA
15 2 (0.33%) CISSP
16 1 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
16 1 (0.16%) CCNP
16 1 (0.16%) CCNA
16 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.71%) SLA
2 17 (2.77%) QA
3 5 (0.82%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) COBIT
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 202 (32.95%) XenApp
2 172 (28.06%) Active Directory
3 114 (18.60%) XenDesktop
4 64 (10.44%) Hyper-V
5 54 (8.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 49 (7.99%) XenServer
7 22 (3.59%) Terminal Services
8 16 (2.61%) vSphere
9 11 (1.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.65%) Xen
11 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.65%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.16%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 285 (46.49%) SCCM
2 77 (12.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 33 (5.38%) AppDNA
4 16 (2.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 15 (2.45%) SCOM
6 9 (1.47%) ZENworks
7 6 (0.98%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.33%) OpenView
9 2 (0.33%) SAP Afaria
9 2 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (0.33%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.16%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.16%) SCSM
10 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.16%) Nagios
10 1 (0.16%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 337 (54.98%) Citrix
2 259 (42.25%) Microsoft
3 160 (26.10%) AppSense
4 88 (14.36%) VMware
5 36 (5.87%) HP
6 35 (5.71%) Altiris
7 33 (5.38%) CA
8 31 (5.06%) Lumension
9 23 (3.75%) Wyse
10 21 (3.43%) Dell
10 21 (3.43%) Cisco
11 11 (1.79%) Apple
11 11 (1.79%) McAfee
12 7 (1.14%) EMC
13 6 (0.98%) LANDesk
14 5 (0.82%) IBM
14 5 (0.82%) Oracle
15 4 (0.65%) Nortel
16 3 (0.49%) Mercator
16 3 (0.49%) Speakerbus
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