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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 366 328 339
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 58 88 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.24% 0.36% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 2.70% 4.00% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 57 64
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.68 £21.88 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.24% -7.89%
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
2145 2202 2150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.06% 9.09% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1428 1398 1305
Average daily rate £398 £380 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.60% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 149 156
Average hourly rate £17.80 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £11.00 £13.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 September 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 September 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 -2 10 £350 +7.69% 1
Croydon - 7 £463 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £336 -
Microsoft App-V
England

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 118 (77.12%) Windows
2 112 (73.20%) Citrix
3 81 (52.94%) XenApp
4 75 (49.02%) Active Directory
5 72 (47.06%) Microsoft
6 66 (43.14%) VMware
7 62 (40.52%) SCCM
8 46 (30.07%) XenDesktop
9 44 (28.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 43 (28.10%) Windows 7
11 41 (26.80%) AppSense
12 35 (22.88%) VMware Infrastructure
13 31 (20.26%) vSphere
13 31 (20.26%) Finance
14 30 (19.61%) Application Packaging
14 30 (19.61%) NetScaler
15 29 (18.95%) MSI
16 28 (18.30%) MS Excel
16 28 (18.30%) ITIL
17 26 (16.99%) PowerShell
18 24 (15.69%) Citrix Certification
19 17 (11.11%) Fat Client
19 17 (11.11%) Project Management
19 17 (11.11%) Thin Client
19 17 (11.11%) DNS
19 17 (11.11%) Data Centre
20 16 (10.46%) SQL Server
20 16 (10.46%) Migration
21 15 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
21 15 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 11 (7.19%) IIS
2 8 (5.23%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.58%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (1.96%) OpenEdge
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (0.65%) WorkSite
5 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.65%) Lync
5 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (18.30%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.88%) MS Office
3 2 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.61%) RMDS
2 3 (1.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.96%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.65%) Agresso
3 1 (0.65%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.88%) Office 365
2 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) SaaS
3 1 (0.65%) PaaS
3 1 (0.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (19.61%) NetScaler
2 17 (11.11%) DNS
3 13 (8.50%) SAN
4 12 (7.84%) DHCP
5 10 (6.54%) VLAN
6 8 (5.23%) TCP/IP
7 7 (4.58%) VPN
7 7 (4.58%) SSL
8 5 (3.27%) WAN
8 5 (3.27%) Firewall
8 5 (3.27%) LAN
8 5 (3.27%) NAS
9 3 (1.96%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.96%) Wireshark
10 2 (1.31%) Network Security
10 2 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.31%) VoIP
10 2 (1.31%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.31%) Internet
11 1 (0.65%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 29 (18.95%) MSI
2 4 (2.61%) InstallShield
2 4 (2.61%) AdminStudio
3 3 (1.96%) WinDbg
General
1 31 (20.26%) Finance
2 14 (9.15%) Banking
3 8 (5.23%) Law
4 5 (3.27%) Legal
5 4 (2.61%) Publishing
6 2 (1.31%) Advertising
7 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.65%) Front Office
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 34 (22.22%) Citrix Engineer
2 23 (15.03%) Consultant
3 18 (11.76%) Citrix Consultant
4 16 (10.46%) Applications Packager
5 15 (9.80%) Analyst
6 11 (7.19%) Architect
7 9 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 8 (5.23%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.23%) Applications Manager
9 7 (4.58%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.58%) Applications Support
10 6 (3.92%) Desktop Support
10 6 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) Administrator
11 5 (3.27%) Applications Support Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) Citrix Support
12 4 (2.61%) Technical Analyst
12 4 (2.61%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 4 (2.61%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 4 (2.61%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (19.61%) Application Packaging
2 7 (4.58%) X-Windows
3 5 (3.27%) Web Services
3 5 (3.27%) .NET
4 4 (2.61%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.96%) WCF
6 1 (0.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.11%) Thin Client
1 17 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 17 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.50%) PKI
3 11 (7.19%) BYOD
4 9 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.58%) User Experience
6 6 (3.92%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.31%) SecurID
7 2 (1.31%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.31%) Clustering
8 1 (0.65%) CESG
8 1 (0.65%) CESG CLAS
8 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) 3D Graphics
8 1 (0.65%) CMDB
8 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.65%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.65%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 118 (77.12%) Windows
2 44 (28.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (28.10%) Windows 7
4 15 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (9.80%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.58%) Windows 8
6 5 (3.27%) Android
7 3 (1.96%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.96%) UNIX
8 2 (1.31%) Linux
8 2 (1.31%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.65%) Solaris
9 1 (0.65%) Debian
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.30%) ITIL
2 17 (11.11%) Project Management
3 16 (10.46%) Migration
4 10 (6.54%) Service Management
5 9 (5.88%) Change Management
6 8 (5.23%) Change Control
7 6 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (3.92%) ITSM
8 5 (3.27%) ITIL V3
8 5 (3.27%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (2.61%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (2.61%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (2.61%) Problem Management
10 3 (1.96%) Release Management
10 3 (1.96%) Load Balancing
10 3 (1.96%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (1.96%) PRINCE2
10 3 (1.96%) Asset Management
10 3 (1.96%) Performance Monitoring
11 2 (1.31%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.99%) PowerShell
2 13 (8.50%) VB
3 12 (7.84%) VBScript
4 9 (5.88%) SQL
5 3 (1.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (15.69%) Citrix Certification
2 13 (8.50%) CCEE
3 12 (7.84%) CCEA
4 11 (7.19%) MCP
4 11 (7.19%) Security Cleared
5 10 (6.54%) MCSE
5 10 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (5.23%) CCA
7 6 (3.92%) SC Cleared
8 5 (3.27%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (2.61%) CCIA
10 3 (1.96%) Degree
11 2 (1.31%) VCP5
11 2 (1.31%) MCTS
11 2 (1.31%) MCITP
11 2 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.31%) CCNA
11 2 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (1.31%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 81 (52.94%) XenApp
2 75 (49.02%) Active Directory
3 46 (30.07%) XenDesktop
4 35 (22.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (20.26%) vSphere
6 9 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (5.23%) XenServer
8 5 (3.27%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.96%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.96%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.65%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.65%) vCloud
11 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.65%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 62 (40.52%) SCCM
2 15 (9.80%) EdgeSight
3 7 (4.58%) SCOM
4 4 (2.61%) BladeLogic
4 4 (2.61%) XenMobile
5 3 (1.96%) SCSM
5 3 (1.96%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (1.96%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.31%) BMC Marimba
6 2 (1.31%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.31%) WSUS
6 2 (1.31%) WMI
7 1 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.65%) Ionix
7 1 (0.65%) Puppet
7 1 (0.65%) AppDNA
7 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.65%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 112 (73.20%) Citrix
2 72 (47.06%) Microsoft
3 66 (43.14%) VMware
4 41 (26.80%) AppSense
5 13 (8.50%) HP
6 12 (7.84%) Cisco
7 11 (7.19%) Wyse
8 10 (6.54%) Remedy
9 6 (3.92%) Dell
9 6 (3.92%) NetApp
9 6 (3.92%) Apple
10 5 (3.27%) Reuters
10 5 (3.27%) Bloomberg
10 5 (3.27%) BMC
11 3 (1.96%) CommVault
11 3 (1.96%) Symantec
11 3 (1.96%) JD Edwards
11 3 (1.96%) Juniper
12 2 (1.31%) EMC
13 1 (0.65%) IBM
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