The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft App-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 25 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 Reading 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 58 54 77
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +23
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 11 24 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.22% 2.49% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 8.46% 21.82% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £136 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £463 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £20.01 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+8.72% -36.49%
System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
130 110 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.43% 11.41% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 46 57
Average daily rate £350 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 12
Average hourly rate £17.07 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.92% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.65 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Microsoft App-V
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Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Microsoft App-V Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Reading region.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Reading region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Reading region.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 9 (64.29%) SCCM
4 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
5 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (35.71%) Citrix
6 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
7 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) XenApp
7 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) Migration
8 3 (21.43%) Finance
8 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
8 3 (21.43%) MSI
8 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
8 3 (21.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (21.43%) AppSense
8 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
8 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (21.43%) High Availability
9 2 (14.29%) Altiris
9 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
9 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (14.29%) ITIL
9 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
9 2 (14.29%) NetIQ

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MSI
General
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Applications Packager
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Support Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Release Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
1 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) High Availability
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (7.14%) MCTS
4 1 (7.14%) MCITP
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) XenApp
3 3 (21.43%) XenDesktop
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) AppSense
4 2 (14.29%) Altiris
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) CA
4 2 (14.29%) NetIQ
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec