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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 330 306 265
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -41
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 85 113 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.45% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 3.88% 5.20% 7.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 77 84
Average daily rate
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£425 £363 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £233 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £460 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £328
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-18.77% +36.78%
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
2188 2172 1913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.86% 8.71% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1412 1335 1137
Average daily rate £390 £368 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.12% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 138 153
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.05 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £30.25 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.25% -3.12%

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 23 October 2014.

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 23 October 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
City of London +31 33 £425 +17.64% 11
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Microsoft App-V
England

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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.

1 148 (75.13%) Windows
2 110 (55.84%) Citrix
3 102 (51.78%) SCCM
4 101 (51.27%) XenApp
5 89 (45.18%) Windows 7
6 84 (42.64%) Microsoft
7 78 (39.59%) MSI
8 64 (32.49%) Active Directory
9 63 (31.98%) Application Packaging
10 57 (28.93%) XenDesktop
11 46 (23.35%) Finance
12 41 (20.81%) VMware
13 40 (20.30%) Windows Server 2008
14 38 (19.29%) Migration
14 38 (19.29%) NetScaler
15 34 (17.26%) VMware Infrastructure
15 34 (17.26%) Banking
16 32 (16.24%) Windows XP
17 29 (14.72%) AppSense
18 27 (13.71%) Windows Server 2003
18 27 (13.71%) Altiris
19 24 (12.18%) XenServer
20 23 (11.68%) Citrix Certification
20 23 (11.68%) PowerShell
21 21 (10.66%) MS Excel
21 21 (10.66%) VBScript
21 21 (10.66%) MS Office
22 19 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
23 18 (9.14%) Hyper-V
24 16 (8.12%) VB

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 8 (4.06%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.55%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.54%) Lync
3 5 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.02%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (1.02%) IIS
5 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (10.66%) MS Office
1 21 (10.66%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.55%) Office 365
2 3 (1.52%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 38 (19.29%) NetScaler
2 16 (8.12%) DNS
3 9 (4.57%) Firewall
3 9 (4.57%) DHCP
4 7 (3.55%) SAN
5 5 (2.54%) VPN
6 4 (2.03%) TCP/IP
7 3 (1.52%) FTP
7 3 (1.52%) SSL
7 3 (1.52%) Unified Communications
7 3 (1.52%) VLAN
7 3 (1.52%) Wireshark
7 3 (1.52%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (1.02%) NAS
8 2 (1.02%) Internet
8 2 (1.02%) SNMP
8 2 (1.02%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.02%) WAN
9 1 (0.51%) LAN
9 1 (0.51%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.55%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.54%) MS Access
3 3 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.02%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 78 (39.59%) MSI
2 8 (4.06%) InstallShield
2 8 (4.06%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (2.03%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.51%) WinDbg
General
1 46 (23.35%) Finance
2 34 (17.26%) Banking
3 6 (3.05%) Law
3 6 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.51%) Front Office
6 1 (0.51%) Legal
6 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Czech Language
6 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.51%) German Language
6 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (26.40%) Applications Packager
2 25 (12.69%) Citrix Engineer
3 24 (12.18%) Consultant
4 17 (8.63%) Analyst
4 17 (8.63%) Architect
5 10 (5.08%) Citrix Consultant
6 9 (4.57%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (4.06%) Administrator
7 8 (4.06%) Citrix Administrator
8 6 (3.05%) Citrix Support
8 6 (3.05%) SCCM Engineer
8 6 (3.05%) Enterprise Architect
8 6 (3.05%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (3.05%) Desktop Support
9 4 (2.03%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (2.03%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (2.03%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (2.03%) Citrix Architect
9 4 (2.03%) Wintel Engineer
10 3 (1.52%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (31.98%) Application Packaging
2 7 (3.55%) WSH
3 1 (0.51%) COM
3 1 (0.51%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.06%) Thin Client
1 8 (4.06%) Fat Client
1 8 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.05%) PKI
3 5 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.54%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.03%) Clustering
5 3 (1.52%) Replication
6 2 (1.02%) SecurID
6 2 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.02%) User Experience
7 1 (0.51%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.51%) CMDB
7 1 (0.51%) Equities
7 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.51%) NHS
7 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.51%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 148 (75.13%) Windows
2 89 (45.18%) Windows 7
3 40 (20.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (16.24%) Windows XP
5 27 (13.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.06%) UNIX
8 7 (3.55%) Windows Vista
9 6 (3.05%) Linux
9 6 (3.05%) Windows 2000
10 5 (2.54%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.52%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.51%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.51%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (19.29%) Migration
2 15 (7.61%) ITIL
3 13 (6.60%) Service Delivery
3 13 (6.60%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (3.55%) Problem Management
4 7 (3.55%) Asset Management
5 6 (3.05%) Change Management
6 5 (2.54%) Risk Management
6 5 (2.54%) Incident Management
6 5 (2.54%) Load Balancing
6 5 (2.54%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (2.03%) Software Deployment
7 4 (2.03%) SIEM
7 4 (2.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (2.03%) Software Asset Management
7 4 (2.03%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (2.03%) TOGAF
7 4 (2.03%) Information Security
7 4 (2.03%) Use Case
7 4 (2.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.68%) PowerShell
2 21 (10.66%) VBScript
3 16 (8.12%) VB
3 16 (8.12%) SQL
4 4 (2.03%) C#
5 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (11.68%) Citrix Certification
2 13 (6.60%) CCEA
2 13 (6.60%) CCEE
3 12 (6.09%) CCA
4 10 (5.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (4.06%) Security Cleared
6 7 (3.55%) MCSE
7 6 (3.05%) MCSA
7 6 (3.05%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.03%) MCITP
8 4 (2.03%) Degree
8 4 (2.03%) MCP
9 2 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.02%) CCAA
10 1 (0.51%) CCIA
10 1 (0.51%) VCP5
10 1 (0.51%) MCTS
10 1 (0.51%) CISSP
10 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.03%) ISO 9001
1 4 (2.03%) SLA
2 3 (1.52%) QA
3 2 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 101 (51.27%) XenApp
2 64 (32.49%) Active Directory
3 57 (28.93%) XenDesktop
4 34 (17.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (12.18%) XenServer
6 18 (9.14%) Hyper-V
7 16 (8.12%) vSphere
8 8 (4.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 8 (4.06%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.03%) Firmware
10 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.51%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.51%) Squid
11 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 102 (51.78%) SCCM
2 11 (5.58%) AppDNA
3 10 (5.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (3.55%) SCOM
5 6 (3.05%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.54%) ZENworks
6 5 (2.54%) WSUS
7 4 (2.03%) WMI
7 4 (2.03%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.52%) XenMobile
8 3 (1.52%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 3 (1.52%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.02%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.02%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.51%) PureDisk
10 1 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.51%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.51%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.51%) DameWare
10 1 (0.51%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 110 (55.84%) Citrix
2 84 (42.64%) Microsoft
3 41 (20.81%) VMware
4 29 (14.72%) AppSense
5 27 (13.71%) Altiris
6 14 (7.11%) Wyse
7 9 (4.57%) HP
8 8 (4.06%) Cisco
9 7 (3.55%) LANDesk
10 6 (3.05%) McAfee
11 5 (2.54%) EMC
12 3 (1.52%) Apple
12 3 (1.52%) IBM
12 3 (1.52%) Dell
12 3 (1.52%) NetApp
12 3 (1.52%) Splunk
12 3 (1.52%) MobileIron
13 2 (1.02%) Veritas
13 2 (1.02%) Sophos
13 2 (1.02%) CA
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