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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 421 321 258
Rank change year-on-year
-100 -63
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 179 252 343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.34% 0.53% 0.74%
As % of the System Software category 3.50% 5.15% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 149 175
Average daily rate
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£353 £368 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.08% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £349 £335
% change year-on-year
-13.97% +4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 19
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% +19.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £11.95 £15.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £37.96 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +15.79%
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
5116 4892 4243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.70% 10.33% 9.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2811 2595 2038
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 656 616 665
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.05 £31.56 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -5.30%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -42 69 £425 +13.33% 14
South West -5 31 £325 -2.25% 2
South East -50 28 £300 -13.66% 3
North West -6 19 £300 -7.69% 7
East of England -4 12 £221 -38.11% 1
Yorkshire +1 11 £265 -19.69% 4
West Midlands -23 4 £275 -5.17% 1
East Midlands 0 1 - -
North East -35 1 - - 1
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Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 315 (75.72%) Windows
2 218 (52.40%) Windows 7
3 215 (51.68%) Citrix
4 213 (51.20%) SCCM
5 169 (40.63%) MSI
6 167 (40.14%) Microsoft
7 138 (33.17%) XenApp
8 134 (32.21%) Application Packaging
9 131 (31.49%) Active Directory
10 102 (24.52%) XenDesktop
11 101 (24.28%) AppSense
12 100 (24.04%) Windows XP
13 96 (23.08%) Security Cleared
14 92 (22.12%) VMware
15 69 (16.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 68 (16.35%) SC Cleared
17 65 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
18 60 (14.42%) Migration
19 56 (13.46%) Finance
20 54 (12.98%) PowerShell
21 45 (10.82%) ITIL
21 45 (10.82%) MS Office
22 44 (10.58%) Windows Server 2003
22 44 (10.58%) Hyper-V
23 42 (10.10%) VB
23 42 (10.10%) DNS
24 41 (9.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
24 41 (9.86%) XenServer
25 39 (9.38%) MS Excel
26 37 (8.89%) VBScript

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 28 (6.73%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.57%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.09%) Lync
4 15 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (1.44%) IBM Notes
7 5 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.20%) IIS
8 4 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.72%) Apache
10 2 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 45 (10.82%) MS Office
2 39 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.88%) Office 365
2 3 (0.72%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (10.10%) DNS
2 34 (8.17%) NetScaler
3 28 (6.73%) DHCP
4 24 (5.77%) Firewall
5 20 (4.81%) SMS
6 9 (2.16%) LAN
6 9 (2.16%) WAN
7 8 (1.92%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.92%) VPN
7 8 (1.92%) SAN
8 4 (0.96%) VoIP
8 4 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (0.96%) NAS
9 3 (0.72%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (0.72%) Internet
9 3 (0.72%) FTP
9 3 (0.72%) SSL
10 2 (0.48%) SNMP
10 2 (0.48%) Broadband
10 2 (0.48%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.48%) DB2
4 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.24%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 169 (40.63%) MSI
2 26 (6.25%) AdminStudio
3 25 (6.01%) InstallShield
4 24 (5.77%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.72%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.24%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (13.46%) Finance
2 26 (6.25%) Banking
3 23 (5.53%) Telecoms
4 4 (0.96%) Legal
4 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
4 4 (0.96%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.24%) Czech Language
5 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.24%) German Language
5 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.24%) Front Office
5 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 133 (31.97%) Applications Packager
2 44 (10.58%) Consultant
3 28 (6.73%) Analyst
4 26 (6.25%) Architect
4 26 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 23 (5.53%) Desktop Engineer
6 19 (4.57%) Desktop Support
6 19 (4.57%) Citrix Engineer
7 12 (2.88%) Citrix Consultant
7 12 (2.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 10 (2.40%) Technical Analyst
8 10 (2.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (1.68%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (1.44%) Test Analyst
10 6 (1.44%) Applications Specialist
10 6 (1.44%) Enterprise Architect
10 6 (1.44%) Wintel Engineer
11 5 (1.20%) Citrix Analyst
11 5 (1.20%) Build Engineer
11 5 (1.20%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (32.21%) Application Packaging
2 22 (5.29%) WSH
3 6 (1.44%) JSP
4 5 (1.20%) Middleware
5 3 (0.72%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.72%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.72%) XML
5 3 (0.72%) ODBC
6 1 (0.24%) .NET
6 1 (0.24%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.49%) Thin Client
1 27 (6.49%) Fat Client
2 24 (5.77%) Blackberry
3 12 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.40%) Clustering
5 6 (1.44%) PKI
5 6 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.20%) Replication
7 4 (0.96%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.96%) CMDB
8 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.72%) NHS
9 2 (0.48%) SecurID
9 2 (0.48%) iPad
9 2 (0.48%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.48%) iPhone
10 1 (0.24%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.24%) AS400
10 1 (0.24%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 315 (75.72%) Windows
2 218 (52.40%) Windows 7
3 100 (24.04%) Windows XP
4 69 (16.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (10.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (7.45%) Windows Vista
8 15 (3.61%) Windows 8
9 10 (2.40%) UNIX
10 8 (1.92%) Linux
11 4 (0.96%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.72%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.72%) AIX
13 2 (0.48%) Solaris
14 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.24%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (14.42%) Migration
2 45 (10.82%) ITIL
3 20 (4.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 16 (3.85%) Software Deployment
5 14 (3.37%) Configuration Management
6 13 (3.13%) Incident Management
7 12 (2.88%) Compatibility Testing
7 12 (2.88%) System Testing
8 11 (2.64%) Change Management
9 10 (2.40%) Problem Management
9 10 (2.40%) Software Distribution
10 8 (1.92%) Project Management
10 8 (1.92%) ITIL V3
11 7 (1.68%) Asset Management
11 7 (1.68%) Service Management
12 6 (1.44%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (1.44%) Load Balancing
12 6 (1.44%) Kalman Filter
13 5 (1.20%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (12.98%) PowerShell
2 42 (10.10%) VB
3 37 (8.89%) VBScript
4 31 (7.45%) SQL
5 7 (1.68%) C
6 4 (0.96%) C#
7 2 (0.48%) Java
8 1 (0.24%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 68 (16.35%) SC Cleared
3 34 (8.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (5.29%) Citrix Certification
5 18 (4.33%) MCSE
5 18 (4.33%) DV Cleared
6 15 (3.61%) CCA
7 12 (2.88%) MCITP
8 10 (2.40%) CCEA
9 8 (1.92%) Degree
9 8 (1.92%) CCEE
10 5 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.96%) MCSA
11 4 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.96%) MCTS
12 3 (0.72%) CCAA
12 3 (0.72%) VCP5
12 3 (0.72%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.48%) MCP
14 1 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.05%) SLA
2 10 (2.40%) QA
3 4 (0.96%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 138 (33.17%) XenApp
2 131 (31.49%) Active Directory
3 102 (24.52%) XenDesktop
4 65 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 44 (10.58%) Hyper-V
6 41 (9.86%) XenServer
7 21 (5.05%) Terminal Services
8 15 (3.61%) vSphere
9 12 (2.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (0.96%) Firmware
10 4 (0.96%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.96%) UAG
11 3 (0.72%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.24%) IAG
12 1 (0.24%) Squid
12 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 213 (51.20%) SCCM
2 41 (9.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 25 (6.01%) SCOM
4 14 (3.37%) EdgeSight
5 12 (2.88%) AppDNA
6 11 (2.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 11 (2.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 8 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (1.68%) HP SIM
9 6 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.44%) WSUS
10 5 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.96%) ZENworks
11 4 (0.96%) WMI
11 4 (0.96%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.96%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.72%) XenMobile
12 3 (0.72%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 3 (0.72%) OpenView
12 3 (0.72%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 215 (51.68%) Citrix
2 167 (40.14%) Microsoft
3 101 (24.28%) AppSense
4 92 (22.12%) VMware
5 36 (8.65%) Altiris
6 22 (5.29%) HP
7 19 (4.57%) CA
8 17 (4.09%) Wyse
9 16 (3.85%) Lumension
10 13 (3.13%) Symantec
11 12 (2.88%) Oracle
12 11 (2.64%) McAfee
13 10 (2.40%) Cisco
14 9 (2.16%) Dell
15 8 (1.92%) LANDesk
16 6 (1.44%) IBM
16 6 (1.44%) EMC
16 6 (1.44%) Sophos
16 6 (1.44%) Apple
16 6 (1.44%) Lotus
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