The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft App-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 320 293 276
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 82 111 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.50% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 4.46% 6.34% 6.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 75 81
Average daily rate
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£370 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.00 £69.19 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.87% +207.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £22.00 £14.36
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +53.20%
Microsoft App-V
England

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

System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1838 1751 1700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.60% 7.82% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1209 1041 1030
Average daily rate £413 £390 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 138 156
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.40 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £38.88 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Microsoft App-V Jobs Demand Trend in London

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Trend in London

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the London region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Histogram in London

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the London region.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Trend in London

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
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City of London +13 24 £338 +1.50% 5
Microsoft App-V
England

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 111 (78.17%) Windows
2 80 (56.34%) Citrix
3 68 (47.89%) Microsoft
4 65 (45.77%) Active Directory
4 65 (45.77%) Windows 7
5 63 (44.37%) XenApp
6 59 (41.55%) VMware
7 55 (38.73%) SCCM
8 54 (38.03%) Finance
9 48 (33.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 48 (33.80%) XenDesktop
10 41 (28.87%) MSI
11 40 (28.17%) Application Packaging
12 38 (26.76%) AppSense
13 35 (24.65%) VMware Infrastructure
14 34 (23.94%) NetScaler
15 29 (20.42%) ITIL
16 26 (18.31%) Migration
17 25 (17.61%) PowerShell
18 24 (16.90%) DNS
19 23 (16.20%) Windows Server 2003
20 22 (15.49%) Thin Client
20 22 (15.49%) Fat Client
20 22 (15.49%) vSphere
21 21 (14.79%) Banking
21 21 (14.79%) MS Excel
21 21 (14.79%) Windows Server 2012
22 20 (14.08%) MS Exchange
23 19 (13.38%) Security Cleared
24 18 (12.68%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 20 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.52%) Lync
6 4 (2.82%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.11%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.11%) IIS
8 2 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (14.79%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.45%) MS Office
3 6 (4.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.82%) RMDS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (23.94%) NetScaler
2 24 (16.90%) DNS
3 18 (12.68%) DHCP
4 12 (8.45%) SAN
5 10 (7.04%) NAS
6 7 (4.93%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.93%) VPN
7 6 (4.23%) SSL
8 4 (2.82%) Firewall
9 3 (2.11%) Internet
9 3 (2.11%) DMZ
10 1 (0.70%) Network Security
10 1 (0.70%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.70%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.70%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.70%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.70%) FTP
10 1 (0.70%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.70%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 41 (28.87%) MSI
2 6 (4.23%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.41%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.70%) WinDbg
General
1 54 (38.03%) Finance
2 21 (14.79%) Banking
3 8 (5.63%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.23%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.82%) Legal
6 3 (2.11%) Law
7 1 (0.70%) Retail
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
7 1 (0.70%) Front Office
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (17.61%) Applications Packager
2 18 (12.68%) Citrix Engineer
3 17 (11.97%) Analyst
4 16 (11.27%) Consultant
5 13 (9.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.04%) Architect
6 10 (7.04%) Desktop Support
7 9 (6.34%) Applications Manager
8 7 (4.93%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (4.93%) Citrix Consultant
8 7 (4.93%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 5 (3.52%) Desktop Analyst
10 5 (3.52%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 5 (3.52%) Technical Architect
10 5 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (2.82%) Citrix Analyst
11 4 (2.82%) Support Engineer
11 4 (2.82%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (28.17%) Application Packaging
2 6 (4.23%) .NET
3 5 (3.52%) Web Services
4 4 (2.82%) J2EE
4 4 (2.82%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.70%) WCF
5 1 (0.70%) XML
5 1 (0.70%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.49%) Thin Client
1 22 (15.49%) Fat Client
2 8 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.52%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.11%) CESG
5 2 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.41%) SecurID
5 2 (1.41%) Clustering
5 2 (1.41%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (1.41%) iPad
5 2 (1.41%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.41%) iPhone
6 1 (0.70%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.70%) Replication
6 1 (0.70%) Symmetrix
6 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 111 (78.17%) Windows
2 65 (45.77%) Windows 7
3 48 (33.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (16.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (14.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (7.75%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.23%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.52%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.11%) Linux
10 2 (1.41%) UNIX
11 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.70%) AIX
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.70%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.42%) ITIL
2 26 (18.31%) Migration
3 12 (8.45%) Service Management
4 11 (7.75%) Change Management
5 9 (6.34%) Project Management
6 8 (5.63%) Asset Management
6 8 (5.63%) Problem Management
7 7 (4.93%) Change Control
8 6 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (3.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (3.52%) Knowledge Management
9 5 (3.52%) PRINCE2
9 5 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (2.82%) Workflow
10 4 (2.82%) Incident Management
10 4 (2.82%) Time Management
11 3 (2.11%) TOGAF
11 3 (2.11%) Information Security
11 3 (2.11%) ITSM
11 3 (2.11%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (17.61%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.75%) SQL
3 10 (7.04%) VBScript
4 3 (2.11%) C#
4 3 (2.11%) Java
5 2 (1.41%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.41%) C
6 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.70%) VB
6 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (13.38%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.63%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (4.93%) CCEA
6 6 (4.23%) MCSE
7 5 (3.52%) CCA
8 4 (2.82%) CCEE
8 4 (2.82%) MCSA
8 4 (2.82%) Degree
8 4 (2.82%) MCITP
8 4 (2.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.82%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.11%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.11%) VCP5
10 2 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.70%) VCAP
11 1 (0.70%) MCTS
11 1 (0.70%) PMP
11 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.11%) ISO 9001
1 3 (2.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.70%) COBIT
2 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 65 (45.77%) Active Directory
2 63 (44.37%) XenApp
3 48 (33.80%) XenDesktop
4 35 (24.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (15.49%) vSphere
6 13 (9.15%) XenServer
7 6 (4.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (2.82%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.82%) VirtualBox
9 3 (2.11%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.41%) Firmware
11 1 (0.70%) NFS
11 1 (0.70%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 55 (38.73%) SCCM
2 13 (9.15%) SCOM
3 10 (7.04%) EdgeSight
4 9 (6.34%) WSUS
5 5 (3.52%) HP SIM
5 5 (3.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (2.82%) SCOrch
7 3 (2.11%) Nessus
8 2 (1.41%) AppDNA
8 2 (1.41%) ZENworks
8 2 (1.41%) WMI
8 2 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.70%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.70%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.70%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.70%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 80 (56.34%) Citrix
2 68 (47.89%) Microsoft
3 59 (41.55%) VMware
4 38 (26.76%) AppSense
5 18 (12.68%) HP
6 14 (9.86%) Altiris
7 10 (7.04%) Cisco
8 9 (6.34%) Dell
9 5 (3.52%) LANDesk
9 5 (3.52%) Mercator
9 5 (3.52%) Reuters
9 5 (3.52%) Bloomberg
9 5 (3.52%) McAfee
10 4 (2.82%) Wyse
10 4 (2.82%) Sophos
10 4 (2.82%) CommVault
10 4 (2.82%) Veritas
10 4 (2.82%) Oracle
10 4 (2.82%) Pega
11 3 (2.11%) NetApp
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