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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 71 63 71
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 2 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.19% 0.91% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 1.80% 7.14% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 6
Average daily rate - £465 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.74% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £14.36 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+53.20% -17.94%
System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
111 98 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 10.34% 12.69% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 42 68
Average daily rate £350 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 14
Average hourly rate £15.25 £20.75 £15.31
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.50% +35.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £17.50 £14.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £32.50 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Microsoft App-V
Berkshire

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
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 18 April 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Software Distribution
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) FrontRange
3 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (33.33%) Royalblue
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (33.33%) Unicenter

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Software Distribution
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) FrontRange
2 1 (33.33%) Royalblue
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) CA
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy