The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft App-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 33 32 42
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 5 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.74% 1.88% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 12.50% 10.87% 3.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate
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£458 £373 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.81% +49.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £356 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £385 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.14% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +12.69%
Microsoft App-V
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent region.

System Software Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
40 46 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.94% 17.29% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 25
Average daily rate £425 £300 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £158 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £478 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 18
Average hourly rate £10.20 £13.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -28.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Microsoft App-V Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Kent region.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Tunbridge Wells - 1 - -
Microsoft App-V
South East

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 8 (100.00%) SCCM
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
3 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (75.00%) XenApp
3 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (62.50%) XenDesktop
4 5 (62.50%) VBScript
4 5 (62.50%) MS Office
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) Finance
4 5 (62.50%) Banking
5 4 (50.00%) Application Packaging
5 4 (50.00%) VMware
5 4 (50.00%) AdminStudio
5 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (25.00%) MSI
7 2 (25.00%) Wyse
7 2 (25.00%) vSphere
7 2 (25.00%) Software Distribution
7 2 (25.00%) SQL
7 2 (25.00%) Change Management
7 2 (25.00%) WSUS
7 2 (25.00%) LAN
7 2 (25.00%) WAN
7 2 (25.00%) Reuters
7 2 (25.00%) Bloomberg
8 1 (12.50%) BCP

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 1 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) AdminStudio
2 2 (25.00%) MSI
3 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Applications Packager
1 2 (25.00%) Software Packager
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM Specialist
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
1 2 (25.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (12.50%) Coaching
2 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
2 1 (12.50%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (62.50%) VBScript
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) XenApp
3 5 (62.50%) XenDesktop
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) vSphere
6 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) WSUS
3 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Reuters
4 2 (25.00%) Bloomberg
4 2 (25.00%) Wyse
5 1 (12.50%) Mercator