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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 320 287 282
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 86 118 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.38% 0.51% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 4.44% 6.24% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 77 85
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £308
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £69.19 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.87% +245.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +15.78%
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
1938 1891 1729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.65% 8.10% 7.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1301 1168 1055
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 143 150
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.32 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% -8.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.45%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 +16 21 £344 -1.07% 1
Croydon +2 5 £425 -15.00%
Hounslow - 2 £313 -
Twickenham - 2 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £375 -
Microsoft App-V
England

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 April 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.

1 105 (72.92%) Windows
2 83 (57.64%) Citrix
3 62 (43.06%) Windows 7
4 59 (40.97%) Microsoft
5 57 (39.58%) Active Directory
6 56 (38.89%) SCCM
7 54 (37.50%) VMware
8 53 (36.81%) XenApp
9 48 (33.33%) Finance
10 40 (27.78%) MSI
10 40 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (27.78%) Application Packaging
11 37 (25.69%) XenDesktop
12 36 (25.00%) AppSense
13 31 (21.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 27 (18.75%) ITIL
15 26 (18.06%) PowerShell
16 25 (17.36%) NetScaler
17 23 (15.97%) vSphere
17 23 (15.97%) Migration
18 21 (14.58%) Thin Client
18 21 (14.58%) Fat Client
19 20 (13.89%) MS Excel
19 20 (13.89%) DNS
20 18 (12.50%) HP
20 18 (12.50%) Security Cleared
21 17 (11.81%) MS Exchange
22 16 (11.11%) Banking
23 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
23 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 17 (11.81%) MS Exchange
2 6 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.78%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.08%) IIS
4 3 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.08%) Lync
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 13 (9.03%) MS Office
3 5 (3.47%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.78%) RMDS
2 1 (0.69%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.36%) NetScaler
2 20 (13.89%) DNS
3 14 (9.72%) DHCP
4 11 (7.64%) SAN
5 8 (5.56%) NAS
5 8 (5.56%) VPN
6 6 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.17%) SSL
7 4 (2.78%) Firewall
8 3 (2.08%) Wireshark
8 3 (2.08%) DMZ
9 2 (1.39%) Internet
10 1 (0.69%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.69%) Network Security
10 1 (0.69%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 40 (27.78%) MSI
2 8 (5.56%) InstallShield
3 4 (2.78%) AdminStudio
4 3 (2.08%) WinDbg
General
1 48 (33.33%) Finance
2 16 (11.11%) Banking
3 7 (4.86%) Financial Institution
3 7 (4.86%) Law
4 6 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.47%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Advertising
6 1 (0.69%) Publishing
6 1 (0.69%) Front Office
6 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (19.44%) Applications Packager
2 18 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
3 17 (11.81%) Analyst
4 13 (9.03%) Consultant
5 12 (8.33%) Architect
5 12 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.94%) Desktop Support
7 9 (6.25%) Support Analyst
7 9 (6.25%) Applications Manager
8 6 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.47%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 5 (3.47%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Technical Architect
9 5 (3.47%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 5 (3.47%) Desktop Analyst
9 5 (3.47%) Wintel Engineer
10 4 (2.78%) Citrix Consultant
10 4 (2.78%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 4 (2.78%) Citrix Analyst
11 3 (2.08%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (27.78%) Application Packaging
2 8 (5.56%) .NET
3 7 (4.86%) Web Services
4 4 (2.78%) J2EE
4 4 (2.78%) Software Packaging
5 3 (2.08%) WCF
6 1 (0.69%) XML
6 1 (0.69%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.58%) Thin Client
1 21 (14.58%) Fat Client
2 7 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.86%) BYOD
3 3 (2.08%) CESG
3 3 (2.08%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.39%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (1.39%) Private Cloud
4 2 (1.39%) iPhone
4 2 (1.39%) iPad
4 2 (1.39%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.39%) User Experience
5 1 (0.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.69%) CMDB
5 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.69%) Symmetrix
5 1 (0.69%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 105 (72.92%) Windows
2 62 (43.06%) Windows 7
3 40 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (7.64%) Windows 8
6 5 (3.47%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.78%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.39%) Linux
9 1 (0.69%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.69%) Debian
9 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.75%) ITIL
2 23 (15.97%) Migration
3 11 (7.64%) Project Management
3 11 (7.64%) Service Management
3 11 (7.64%) Change Management
4 9 (6.25%) Change Control
5 7 (4.86%) Asset Management
6 6 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (3.47%) Knowledge Management
7 5 (3.47%) Problem Management
7 5 (3.47%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.78%) ITSM
8 4 (2.78%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (2.78%) Workflow
8 4 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.08%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (2.08%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.08%) Protective Monitoring
9 3 (2.08%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.06%) PowerShell
2 14 (9.72%) VBScript
3 13 (9.03%) SQL
4 6 (4.17%) VB
5 5 (3.47%) C#
6 3 (2.08%) Java
7 2 (1.39%) C
8 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.86%) MCSE
5 6 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (3.47%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.78%) CCEA
8 3 (2.08%) MCITP
8 3 (2.08%) Degree
8 3 (2.08%) CCA
8 3 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.39%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.39%) MCSA
9 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.39%) CCIA
9 2 (1.39%) VCP5
10 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.69%) VCAP
10 1 (0.69%) CCEE
10 1 (0.69%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) COBIT
2 1 (0.69%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 57 (39.58%) Active Directory
2 53 (36.81%) XenApp
3 37 (25.69%) XenDesktop
4 31 (21.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (15.97%) vSphere
6 10 (6.94%) XenServer
7 4 (2.78%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.78%) VirtualBox
8 3 (2.08%) BitLocker
8 3 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.39%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.69%) NFS
10 1 (0.69%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 56 (38.89%) SCCM
2 8 (5.56%) SCOM
2 8 (5.56%) EdgeSight
3 6 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (4.17%) WSUS
4 4 (2.78%) WMI
4 4 (2.78%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.08%) HP SIM
5 3 (2.08%) Nessus
5 3 (2.08%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (1.39%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (1.39%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.39%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.69%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.69%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 83 (57.64%) Citrix
2 59 (40.97%) Microsoft
3 54 (37.50%) VMware
4 36 (25.00%) AppSense
5 18 (12.50%) HP
6 10 (6.94%) Dell
7 8 (5.56%) Cisco
8 5 (3.47%) Altiris
8 5 (3.47%) Mercator
8 5 (3.47%) Reuters
8 5 (3.47%) Bloomberg
8 5 (3.47%) Symantec
9 4 (2.78%) Pega
9 4 (2.78%) Oracle
9 4 (2.78%) CommVault
9 4 (2.78%) NetApp
9 4 (2.78%) Apple
10 3 (2.08%) McAfee
10 3 (2.08%) Wyse
11 2 (1.39%) ServiceNow
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