The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the London region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 294 308 287
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 107 110 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.45% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 5.07% 5.78% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 75 62
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £270 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £469 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +87.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £20.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+6.09% -33.87%
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2109 1902 2096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.97% 7.84% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1328 1134 1166
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £206 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 163 197
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
Microsoft App-V
England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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City of London +4 31 £325 -4.41% 6
Microsoft App-V
England

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 174 (78.38%) Windows
2 137 (61.71%) Citrix
3 123 (55.41%) Windows 7
4 107 (48.20%) XenApp
5 97 (43.69%) SCCM
6 95 (42.79%) Microsoft
7 74 (33.33%) MSI
8 63 (28.38%) Application Packaging
9 62 (27.93%) Active Directory
10 59 (26.58%) Finance
11 51 (22.97%) Windows XP
12 49 (22.07%) XenDesktop
13 44 (19.82%) Migration
14 40 (18.02%) AppSense
15 39 (17.57%) NetScaler
16 38 (17.12%) Windows Server 2008
17 36 (16.22%) Banking
18 35 (15.77%) VMware
19 28 (12.61%) MS Office
19 28 (12.61%) VB
20 25 (11.26%) Citrix Certification
20 25 (11.26%) Hyper-V
21 23 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
21 23 (10.36%) Altiris
22 22 (9.91%) MS Excel
22 22 (9.91%) Windows Server 2003
23 20 (9.01%) XenServer
24 18 (8.11%) SQL
24 18 (8.11%) AppDNA
25 17 (7.66%) VBScript

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 11 (4.95%) MS Exchange
2 8 (3.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (3.60%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.35%) Lync
3 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.90%) CloudStack
4 2 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
4 2 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.45%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 28 (12.61%) MS Office
2 22 (9.91%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.15%) Office 365
2 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 39 (17.57%) NetScaler
2 15 (6.76%) Firewall
3 11 (4.95%) DNS
4 10 (4.50%) VPN
5 9 (4.05%) DHCP
5 9 (4.05%) SAN
6 7 (3.15%) Unified Communications
7 6 (2.70%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.25%) WAN
8 5 (2.25%) VLAN
9 4 (1.80%) LAN
10 2 (0.90%) FTP
10 2 (0.90%) Wireshark
10 2 (0.90%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.45%) NAS
11 1 (0.45%) DMZ
11 1 (0.45%) Wireless
11 1 (0.45%) HTTP
11 1 (0.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.80%) MS Access
2 3 (1.35%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.90%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 74 (33.33%) MSI
2 17 (7.66%) Wise Package Studio
3 10 (4.50%) InstallShield
4 9 (4.05%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.45%) Subversion
5 1 (0.45%) Maven
5 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.45%) Ant
General
1 59 (26.58%) Finance
2 36 (16.22%) Banking
3 13 (5.86%) Financial Institution
4 8 (3.60%) Law
5 7 (3.15%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.80%) Back Office
7 3 (1.35%) Front Office
7 3 (1.35%) Legal
8 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.90%) Publishing
9 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.45%) Retail
9 1 (0.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 74 (33.33%) Applications Packager
2 25 (11.26%) Citrix Engineer
3 19 (8.56%) Analyst
4 17 (7.66%) Consultant
5 13 (5.86%) Architect
5 13 (5.86%) Desktop Support
5 13 (5.86%) Administrator
5 13 (5.86%) Citrix Administrator
6 11 (4.95%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (3.15%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (3.15%) Citrix Support
8 6 (2.70%) SCCM Engineer
8 6 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (2.25%) Support Engineer
10 4 (1.80%) Citrix Consultant
10 4 (1.80%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (1.80%) Citrix Specialist
11 3 (1.35%) Senior Desktop Engineer
11 3 (1.35%) Senior Desktop Support
11 3 (1.35%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (28.38%) Application Packaging
2 16 (7.21%) WSH
3 2 (0.90%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.41%) Hedge funds
2 9 (4.05%) Fat Client
2 9 (4.05%) Thin Client
2 9 (4.05%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.15%) Clustering
3 7 (3.15%) PKI
4 6 (2.70%) CMDB
5 4 (1.80%) iPhone
5 4 (1.80%) iPad
5 4 (1.80%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.80%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.90%) NHS
8 1 (0.45%) Statistics
8 1 (0.45%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 174 (78.38%) Windows
2 123 (55.41%) Windows 7
3 51 (22.97%) Windows XP
4 38 (17.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (9.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (5.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.25%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.35%) UNIX
8 3 (1.35%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.35%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.35%) Linux
8 3 (1.35%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.45%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (19.82%) Migration
2 15 (6.76%) ITIL
2 15 (6.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (4.50%) Service Delivery
4 9 (4.05%) Project Management
4 9 (4.05%) ITSM
5 8 (3.60%) Integration Testing
6 6 (2.70%) Incident Management
7 4 (1.80%) WFM
7 4 (1.80%) Functional Testing
7 4 (1.80%) Change Management
7 4 (1.80%) Business Analysis
8 3 (1.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (1.35%) Workflow
8 3 (1.35%) Information Security
8 3 (1.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (1.35%) Software Distribution
8 3 (1.35%) SIEM
9 2 (0.90%) Data Migration
9 2 (0.90%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 28 (12.61%) VB
2 18 (8.11%) SQL
3 17 (7.66%) VBScript
3 17 (7.66%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.90%) Java
5 1 (0.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (11.26%) Citrix Certification
2 16 (7.21%) CCEA
3 15 (6.76%) CCEE
4 11 (4.95%) Security Cleared
5 10 (4.50%) CCA
6 9 (4.05%) SC Cleared
7 8 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (3.60%) MCP
8 6 (2.70%) MCSE
9 5 (2.25%) MCSA
10 3 (1.35%) MCITP
11 2 (0.90%) CCAA
12 1 (0.45%) Degree
12 1 (0.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.05%) QA
2 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.45%) SLA
3 1 (0.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 107 (48.20%) XenApp
2 62 (27.93%) Active Directory
3 49 (22.07%) XenDesktop
4 25 (11.26%) Hyper-V
5 23 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (9.01%) XenServer
7 7 (3.15%) vSphere
7 7 (3.15%) Terminal Services
8 6 (2.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.80%) Xen
11 3 (1.35%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.45%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.45%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 97 (43.69%) SCCM
2 18 (8.11%) AppDNA
3 16 (7.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (4.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (2.70%) SCOM
6 5 (2.25%) ZENworks
7 3 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.90%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.90%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.45%) PureDisk
9 1 (0.45%) DameWare
9 1 (0.45%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.45%) WMI
9 1 (0.45%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.45%) WSUS
9 1 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.45%) SCSM
9 1 (0.45%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 137 (61.71%) Citrix
2 95 (42.79%) Microsoft
3 40 (18.02%) AppSense
4 35 (15.77%) VMware
5 23 (10.36%) Altiris
6 12 (5.41%) HP
6 12 (5.41%) Cisco
7 10 (4.50%) Dell
8 9 (4.05%) Wyse
9 7 (3.15%) Apple
10 6 (2.70%) EMC
10 6 (2.70%) LANDesk
11 4 (1.80%) McAfee
12 3 (1.35%) Speakerbus
12 3 (1.35%) MobileIron
13 2 (0.90%) Remedy
13 2 (0.90%) Oracle
14 1 (0.45%) SAP
14 1 (0.45%) Reuters
14 1 (0.45%) Bloomberg
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