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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 355 288 312
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +24
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 69 125 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.30% 0.55% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 3.21% 6.18% 5.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 86 73
Average daily rate
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£350 £348 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +6.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £210 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.03 £21.50 £19.04
% change year-on-year
-39.38% +12.92%
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
2152 2022 1790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.22% 8.82% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1445 1265 1047
Average daily rate £375 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.31% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 140 149
Average hourly rate £17.98 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.37% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £13.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.50 £32.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -34 12 £369 +13.46% 1
Croydon - 3 £463 - 3
Hounslow - 2 £313 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £250 - 1
Microsoft App-V
England

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 115 (71.88%) Windows
2 101 (63.13%) Citrix
3 69 (43.13%) Microsoft
3 69 (43.13%) Active Directory
3 69 (43.13%) VMware
3 69 (43.13%) XenApp
4 62 (38.75%) SCCM
5 52 (32.50%) Windows 7
6 43 (26.88%) AppSense
7 42 (26.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 41 (25.63%) Finance
9 40 (25.00%) Application Packaging
10 39 (24.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (21.25%) MSI
12 33 (20.63%) XenDesktop
12 33 (20.63%) NetScaler
13 30 (18.75%) vSphere
14 28 (17.50%) ITIL
14 28 (17.50%) MS Excel
15 25 (15.63%) PowerShell
16 24 (15.00%) Migration
17 22 (13.75%) Citrix Certification
18 21 (13.13%) Banking
19 20 (12.50%) Security Cleared
19 20 (12.50%) Fat Client
19 20 (12.50%) Thin Client
20 18 (11.25%) HP
21 16 (10.00%) DNS
21 16 (10.00%) SAN
22 15 (9.38%) Data Centre

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 12 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.75%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.13%) IIS
3 5 (3.13%) OpenStack
3 5 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.88%) OpenEdge
4 3 (1.88%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.63%) WorkSite
6 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 28 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.25%) MS Office
3 5 (3.13%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) RMDS
2 3 (1.88%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.63%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.00%) Office 365
2 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.63%) SaaS
3 1 (0.63%) PaaS
3 1 (0.63%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (20.63%) NetScaler
2 16 (10.00%) DNS
2 16 (10.00%) SAN
3 10 (6.25%) VPN
3 10 (6.25%) DHCP
4 9 (5.63%) NAS
5 8 (5.00%) VLAN
6 7 (4.38%) SSL
7 5 (3.13%) Firewall
8 4 (2.50%) DMZ
8 4 (2.50%) WAN
8 4 (2.50%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.50%) LAN
9 3 (1.88%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.25%) Network Security
10 2 (1.25%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.25%) Internet
10 2 (1.25%) VoIP
11 1 (0.63%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.63%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 34 (21.25%) MSI
2 8 (5.00%) InstallShield
3 5 (3.13%) AdminStudio
4 3 (1.88%) WinDbg
General
1 41 (25.63%) Finance
2 21 (13.13%) Banking
3 7 (4.38%) Law
4 6 (3.75%) Legal
4 6 (3.75%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.13%) Publishing
6 3 (1.88%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.63%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 32 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 27 (16.88%) Applications Packager
3 19 (11.88%) Consultant
4 14 (8.75%) Architect
4 14 (8.75%) Analyst
5 13 (8.13%) Citrix Consultant
6 8 (5.00%) Support Analyst
6 8 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (5.00%) Technical Architect
6 8 (5.00%) Applications Manager
7 7 (4.38%) Desktop Support
7 7 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.13%) Administrator
8 5 (3.13%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 5 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (3.13%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (2.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (2.50%) Citrix Support
10 3 (1.88%) Service Management Analyst
10 3 (1.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 9 (5.63%) .NET
2 9 (5.63%) Web Services
3 5 (3.13%) J2EE
4 4 (2.50%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.88%) WCF
5 3 (1.88%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 20 (12.50%) Fat Client
2 15 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 11 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.00%) PKI
5 7 (4.38%) BYOD
6 4 (2.50%) User Experience
6 4 (2.50%) CESG
7 3 (1.88%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.25%) Clustering
8 2 (1.25%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.25%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.63%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.63%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.63%) CMDB
9 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 115 (71.88%) Windows
2 52 (32.50%) Windows 7
3 39 (24.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (8.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (6.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.38%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.88%) UNIX
7 3 (1.88%) Windows Vista
7 3 (1.88%) Android
8 2 (1.25%) Linux
9 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.63%) Solaris
9 1 (0.63%) Debian
9 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.50%) ITIL
2 24 (15.00%) Migration
3 11 (6.88%) Service Management
4 10 (6.25%) Project Management
5 9 (5.63%) Change Management
6 8 (5.00%) Change Control
7 6 (3.75%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (3.75%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (3.75%) PRINCE2
7 6 (3.75%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (3.13%) Asset Management
8 5 (3.13%) Workflow
8 5 (3.13%) SDLC
9 4 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (2.50%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (2.50%) Problem Management
9 4 (2.50%) TOGAF
9 4 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 25 (15.63%) PowerShell
2 13 (8.13%) SQL
2 13 (8.13%) VBScript
3 9 (5.63%) VB
4 4 (2.50%) C#
5 1 (0.63%) C
5 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (13.75%) Citrix Certification
2 20 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 14 (8.75%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.88%) CCEE
4 11 (6.88%) MCSE
4 11 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (6.25%) CCEA
6 9 (5.63%) MCP
7 8 (5.00%) CCA
8 5 (3.13%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.50%) CCIA
9 4 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.88%) MCITP
10 3 (1.88%) Degree
11 2 (1.25%) MCTS
11 2 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.25%) CCNA
11 2 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.25%) MCSA
11 2 (1.25%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.13%) SLA
2 2 (1.25%) QA
3 1 (0.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 69 (43.13%) Active Directory
1 69 (43.13%) XenApp
2 42 (26.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (20.63%) XenDesktop
4 30 (18.75%) vSphere
5 8 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 6 (3.75%) XenServer
7 5 (3.13%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.25%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.63%) vCloud
9 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 62 (38.75%) SCCM
2 13 (8.13%) EdgeSight
3 7 (4.38%) SCOM
4 4 (2.50%) BladeLogic
5 3 (1.88%) WMI
5 3 (1.88%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (1.88%) XenMobile
6 2 (1.25%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (1.25%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.25%) SCSM
6 2 (1.25%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.63%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.63%) Puppet
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.63%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.63%) WSUS
7 1 (0.63%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.63%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 101 (63.13%) Citrix
2 69 (43.13%) Microsoft
2 69 (43.13%) VMware
3 43 (26.88%) AppSense
4 18 (11.25%) HP
5 11 (6.88%) Cisco
6 9 (5.63%) Wyse
7 8 (5.00%) Dell
8 6 (3.75%) CommVault
8 6 (3.75%) NetApp
9 5 (3.13%) Oracle
9 5 (3.13%) Reuters
9 5 (3.13%) Bloomberg
9 5 (3.13%) Remedy
9 5 (3.13%) Pega
10 4 (2.50%) Symantec
10 4 (2.50%) Mercator
10 4 (2.50%) Apple
10 4 (2.50%) Juniper
11 3 (1.88%) JD Edwards
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