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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 315 275 290
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 88 123 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.40% 0.54% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 4.38% 6.61% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 87 85
Average daily rate
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£338 £338 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £234 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-29.41% +11.84%
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
2009 1862 1698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.06% 8.23% 7.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1184 1009
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £180 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £498 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 145 150
Average hourly rate £18.24 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.22% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -7 21 £338 -2.17% 5
Croydon - 3 £425 -
Hounslow - 2 £313 -
Kingston Upon Thames 0 1 £250 +47.05% 1
Uxbridge - 1 £375 -
Microsoft App-V
England

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 113 (72.44%) Windows
2 90 (57.69%) Citrix
3 65 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 64 (41.03%) VMware
5 63 (40.38%) Active Directory
6 61 (39.10%) Windows 7
7 60 (38.46%) SCCM
8 57 (36.54%) XenApp
9 45 (28.85%) Application Packaging
10 43 (27.56%) Windows Server 2008
10 43 (27.56%) Finance
11 41 (26.28%) MSI
11 41 (26.28%) VMware Infrastructure
12 36 (23.08%) XenDesktop
13 35 (22.44%) AppSense
14 28 (17.95%) Migration
15 27 (17.31%) vSphere
15 27 (17.31%) PowerShell
16 25 (16.03%) NetScaler
17 24 (15.38%) DNS
18 22 (14.10%) ITIL
19 21 (13.46%) MS Excel
20 20 (12.82%) Security Cleared
21 18 (11.54%) HP
22 17 (10.90%) Fat Client
22 17 (10.90%) Thin Client
22 17 (10.90%) SQL
22 17 (10.90%) Windows Server 2003
23 16 (10.26%) VBScript
23 16 (10.26%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (8.97%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (3.21%) IIS
4 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.56%) OpenStack
5 3 (1.92%) OpenEdge
5 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.64%) WorkSite
7 1 (0.64%) Lync
Applications
1 21 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 13 (8.33%) MS Office
3 5 (3.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.56%) RMDS
2 3 (1.92%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.64%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.13%) Office 365
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.03%) NetScaler
2 24 (15.38%) DNS
3 15 (9.62%) DHCP
4 13 (8.33%) SAN
5 11 (7.05%) VPN
6 9 (5.77%) SSL
7 8 (5.13%) NAS
8 7 (4.49%) TCP/IP
9 5 (3.21%) Firewall
10 3 (1.92%) Internet
10 3 (1.92%) DMZ
10 3 (1.92%) Wireshark
11 2 (1.28%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.28%) VoIP
12 1 (0.64%) Ethernet
12 1 (0.64%) WAN
12 1 (0.64%) LAN
12 1 (0.64%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.64%) Network Security
12 1 (0.64%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.64%) Big Data
2 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 41 (26.28%) MSI
2 9 (5.77%) InstallShield
3 4 (2.56%) AdminStudio
4 3 (1.92%) WinDbg
General
1 43 (27.56%) Finance
2 16 (10.26%) Banking
3 8 (5.13%) Law
4 6 (3.85%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.85%) Legal
5 5 (3.21%) Publishing
5 5 (3.21%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.64%) Advertising
6 1 (0.64%) Front Office
6 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (19.23%) Applications Packager
2 19 (12.18%) Consultant
3 18 (11.54%) Citrix Engineer
4 17 (10.90%) Analyst
5 14 (8.97%) Architect
6 13 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 10 (6.41%) Desktop Support
8 9 (5.77%) Citrix Consultant
9 8 (5.13%) Applications Manager
9 8 (5.13%) Support Analyst
10 7 (4.49%) Technical Architect
10 7 (4.49%) Desktop Engineer
11 5 (3.21%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (3.21%) Desktop Analyst
11 5 (3.21%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 5 (3.21%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 4 (2.56%) Technical Analyst
12 4 (2.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 4 (2.56%) Administrator
12 4 (2.56%) Citrix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (28.85%) Application Packaging
2 9 (5.77%) .NET
3 8 (5.13%) Web Services
4 4 (2.56%) Software Packaging
4 4 (2.56%) J2EE
5 3 (1.92%) WCF
6 1 (0.64%) XML
6 1 (0.64%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.90%) Fat Client
1 17 (10.90%) Thin Client
2 7 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.49%) BYOD
3 3 (1.92%) CESG
4 2 (1.28%) Clustering
4 2 (1.28%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (1.28%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.28%) User Experience
4 2 (1.28%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.64%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.64%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.64%) CMDB
5 1 (0.64%) PKI
5 1 (0.64%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 113 (72.44%) Windows
2 61 (39.10%) Windows 7
3 43 (27.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (10.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.56%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.92%) UNIX
8 3 (1.92%) Windows XP
8 3 (1.92%) Android
9 2 (1.28%) Linux
10 1 (0.64%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.64%) Debian
10 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.95%) Migration
2 22 (14.10%) ITIL
3 11 (7.05%) Change Management
3 11 (7.05%) Service Management
4 9 (5.77%) Project Management
5 8 (5.13%) Change Control
6 7 (4.49%) Asset Management
7 6 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (3.21%) PRINCE2
8 5 (3.21%) Knowledge Management
9 4 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (2.56%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.56%) ITSM
9 4 (2.56%) Workflow
10 3 (1.92%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (1.92%) Infrastructure Management
10 3 (1.92%) Protective Monitoring
10 3 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.31%) PowerShell
2 17 (10.90%) SQL
3 16 (10.26%) VBScript
4 8 (5.13%) VB
5 5 (3.21%) C#
6 3 (1.92%) Java
7 2 (1.28%) C
8 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (7.05%) MCSE
5 9 (5.77%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (3.85%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.56%) CCEE
8 3 (1.92%) CCIA
8 3 (1.92%) CCEA
8 3 (1.92%) MCSA
8 3 (1.92%) MCTS
8 3 (1.92%) MCITP
8 3 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.28%) Degree
9 2 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.28%) CCA
9 2 (1.28%) VCP5
10 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.64%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.56%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) COBIT
System Software
1 63 (40.38%) Active Directory
2 57 (36.54%) XenApp
3 41 (26.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (23.08%) XenDesktop
5 27 (17.31%) vSphere
6 7 (4.49%) XenServer
7 6 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (3.21%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.56%) VirtualBox
10 3 (1.92%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.28%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.64%) vCloud
12 1 (0.64%) NFS
Systems Management
1 60 (38.46%) SCCM
2 11 (7.05%) EdgeSight
3 7 (4.49%) SCOM
3 7 (4.49%) WSUS
4 5 (3.21%) SCOrch
5 4 (2.56%) WMI
5 4 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.92%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.92%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (1.92%) Nessus
7 2 (1.28%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.28%) BMC Marimba
7 2 (1.28%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.28%) SCSM
7 2 (1.28%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.64%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.64%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 90 (57.69%) Citrix
2 65 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 64 (41.03%) VMware
4 35 (22.44%) AppSense
5 18 (11.54%) HP
6 10 (6.41%) Dell
7 9 (5.77%) Cisco
8 6 (3.85%) CommVault
8 6 (3.85%) NetApp
9 5 (3.21%) Mercator
9 5 (3.21%) Reuters
9 5 (3.21%) Bloomberg
9 5 (3.21%) Symantec
10 4 (2.56%) Pega
10 4 (2.56%) Wyse
10 4 (2.56%) Oracle
10 4 (2.56%) Juniper
11 3 (1.92%) Apple
11 3 (1.92%) JD Edwards
11 3 (1.92%) McAfee
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