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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 331 329 287
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -42
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 89 105 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.36% 0.42% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 3.92% 4.92% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 65 60
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £247 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £519 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £338 £329
% change year-on-year
-8.14% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +36.36%
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
2271 2135 1991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.27% 8.49% 7.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1446 1319 1146
Average daily rate £388 £363 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 151 168
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +21 27 £405 +15.77% 11
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Microsoft App-V
England

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 157 (75.85%) Windows
2 130 (62.80%) Citrix
3 111 (53.62%) SCCM
4 105 (50.72%) XenApp
5 100 (48.31%) Windows 7
6 85 (41.06%) Microsoft
7 77 (37.20%) MSI
8 60 (28.99%) Application Packaging
9 56 (27.05%) Active Directory
10 52 (25.12%) XenDesktop
11 46 (22.22%) Finance
12 43 (20.77%) Migration
12 43 (20.77%) Windows Server 2008
13 41 (19.81%) NetScaler
13 41 (19.81%) VMware
14 37 (17.87%) Windows XP
15 33 (15.94%) Banking
16 31 (14.98%) VMware Infrastructure
17 27 (13.04%) XenServer
17 27 (13.04%) AppSense
18 25 (12.08%) Citrix Certification
19 24 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
19 24 (11.59%) Hyper-V
20 23 (11.11%) Altiris
21 21 (10.14%) SQL
22 19 (9.18%) VBScript
22 19 (9.18%) Windows Server 2012
23 18 (8.70%) VB
23 18 (8.70%) MS Office
23 18 (8.70%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.31%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.93%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.45%) Lync
4 2 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (0.97%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.48%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (8.70%) MS Office
1 18 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.38%) Office 365
2 3 (1.45%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (19.81%) NetScaler
2 14 (6.76%) DNS
3 12 (5.80%) Firewall
4 8 (3.86%) SAN
4 8 (3.86%) DHCP
5 7 (3.38%) Unified Communications
6 5 (2.42%) VLAN
6 5 (2.42%) WAN
6 5 (2.42%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.42%) VPN
7 4 (1.93%) LAN
8 3 (1.45%) Wireshark
8 3 (1.45%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (1.45%) SSL
9 2 (0.97%) FTP
10 1 (0.48%) Internet
10 1 (0.48%) IPv4
10 1 (0.48%) IPv6
10 1 (0.48%) HTTP
10 1 (0.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.42%) SQL Server
1 5 (2.42%) MS Access
2 3 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.97%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 77 (37.20%) MSI
2 11 (5.31%) InstallShield
3 10 (4.83%) Wise Package Studio
4 9 (4.35%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.48%) WinDbg
General
1 46 (22.22%) Finance
2 33 (15.94%) Banking
3 7 (3.38%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.90%) Law
5 5 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.97%) Front Office
7 2 (0.97%) Back Office
7 2 (0.97%) Publishing
7 2 (0.97%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.48%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.48%) German Language
8 1 (0.48%) Retail
8 1 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 57 (27.54%) Applications Packager
2 24 (11.59%) Citrix Engineer
3 21 (10.14%) Consultant
3 21 (10.14%) Architect
4 17 (8.21%) Analyst
5 12 (5.80%) Administrator
5 12 (5.80%) Citrix Administrator
6 9 (4.35%) Desktop Support
7 8 (3.86%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (3.38%) Desktop Engineer
8 7 (3.38%) Citrix Support
9 6 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (2.90%) SCCM Engineer
9 6 (2.90%) Citrix Consultant
9 6 (2.90%) Enterprise Architect
10 5 (2.42%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (1.93%) Senior Consultant
11 4 (1.93%) Citrix Architect
12 3 (1.45%) Citrix Specialist
12 3 (1.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (28.99%) Application Packaging
2 9 (4.35%) WSH
3 2 (0.97%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.48%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (3.86%) PKI
1 8 (3.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.90%) Thin Client
2 6 (2.90%) Hedge funds
2 6 (2.90%) Fat Client
2 6 (2.90%) Clustering
3 2 (0.97%) Management Information System
3 2 (0.97%) Replication
3 2 (0.97%) Blackberry
3 2 (0.97%) NHS
3 2 (0.97%) CMDB
3 2 (0.97%) Computer Science
3 2 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (0.97%) User Experience
4 1 (0.48%) Equities
4 1 (0.48%) Firmware
4 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.48%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 157 (75.85%) Windows
2 100 (48.31%) Windows 7
3 43 (20.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (17.87%) Windows XP
5 24 (11.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (9.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.90%) Windows Vista
8 5 (2.42%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.42%) Linux
8 5 (2.42%) Windows 2000
8 5 (2.42%) UNIX
9 3 (1.45%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.48%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (20.77%) Migration
2 12 (5.80%) Service Delivery
3 11 (5.31%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (3.38%) ITIL
5 5 (2.42%) TOGAF
5 5 (2.42%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (2.42%) Load Balancing
5 5 (2.42%) Asset Management
5 5 (2.42%) ITSM
6 4 (1.93%) Change Management
6 4 (1.93%) Risk Management
6 4 (1.93%) Integration Testing
6 4 (1.93%) Use Case
6 4 (1.93%) Incident Management
7 3 (1.45%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (1.45%) Software Distribution
7 3 (1.45%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (1.45%) Logistics
7 3 (1.45%) Information Security
7 3 (1.45%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.14%) SQL
2 19 (9.18%) VBScript
3 18 (8.70%) VB
4 16 (7.73%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (12.08%) Citrix Certification
2 16 (7.73%) CCEA
2 16 (7.73%) CCEE
3 10 (4.83%) CCA
4 8 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.90%) MCP
5 6 (2.90%) MCSE
6 5 (2.42%) Security Cleared
6 5 (2.42%) MCSA
7 4 (1.93%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.45%) Degree
8 3 (1.45%) MCITP
9 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.48%) MCTS
9 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.48%) CCAA
9 1 (0.48%) CCIA
9 1 (0.48%) PMP
9 1 (0.48%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.48%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.42%) QA
2 3 (1.45%) SLA
3 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 105 (50.72%) XenApp
2 56 (27.05%) Active Directory
3 52 (25.12%) XenDesktop
4 31 (14.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 27 (13.04%) XenServer
6 24 (11.59%) Hyper-V
7 12 (5.80%) vSphere
8 7 (3.38%) Terminal Services
9 5 (2.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (1.93%) Xen
11 1 (0.48%) Squid
11 1 (0.48%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 111 (53.62%) SCCM
2 12 (5.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (5.31%) AppDNA
4 6 (2.90%) SCOM
5 4 (1.93%) ZENworks
5 4 (1.93%) WMI
5 4 (1.93%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (1.45%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.45%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 3 (1.45%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.48%) WSUS
7 1 (0.48%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (0.48%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.48%) PureDisk
7 1 (0.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.48%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.48%) DameWare
Vendors
1 130 (62.80%) Citrix
2 85 (41.06%) Microsoft
3 41 (19.81%) VMware
4 27 (13.04%) AppSense
5 23 (11.11%) Altiris
6 13 (6.28%) Cisco
7 12 (5.80%) Wyse
8 11 (5.31%) HP
9 8 (3.86%) Dell
10 7 (3.38%) EMC
11 3 (1.45%) MobileIron
11 3 (1.45%) LANDesk
11 3 (1.45%) Splunk
11 3 (1.45%) IBM
11 3 (1.45%) Apple
11 3 (1.45%) McAfee
12 2 (0.97%) Remedy
12 2 (0.97%) CA
12 2 (0.97%) NetApp
13 1 (0.48%) Intel
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