The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft App-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 220 187 186
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 37 50 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.59% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 2.97% 4.43% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 23
Average daily rate
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£414 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.21% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £263 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.14% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £14.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +12.69%
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 South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1247 1128 814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.58% 13.23% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 523 367
Average daily rate £360 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 159 176
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £27.32 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft App-V Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Berkshire +8 13 £450 +31.38% 2
Hampshire -10 12 £200 -40.74%
Kent -5 5 £458 +22.81% 3
Buckinghamshire -11 5 £347 +24.10% 1
Surrey -24 2 £354 +2.53%
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
Microsoft App-V
England

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 45 (61.64%) Citrix
2 43 (58.90%) Windows
3 37 (50.68%) SCCM
4 35 (47.95%) Windows 7
5 34 (46.58%) Microsoft
6 31 (42.47%) Active Directory
7 21 (28.77%) MSI
7 21 (28.77%) Security Cleared
8 20 (27.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (27.40%) VMware
9 19 (26.03%) XenApp
10 18 (24.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (24.66%) AppSense
10 18 (24.66%) Application Packaging
11 17 (23.29%) Windows XP
12 15 (20.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
13 13 (17.81%) PowerShell
13 13 (17.81%) XenDesktop
14 12 (16.44%) Hyper-V
14 12 (16.44%) Firewall
15 10 (13.70%) SQL
15 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (12.33%) MS Office
16 9 (12.33%) Terminal Services
17 8 (10.96%) AdminStudio
17 8 (10.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 8 (10.96%) MS Exchange
17 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
17 8 (10.96%) Migration

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (10.96%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.48%) Lync
2 4 (5.48%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.11%) IIS
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) MS Office
2 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Office 365
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.44%) Firewall
2 7 (9.59%) DNS
3 5 (6.85%) DHCP
4 3 (4.11%) LAN
5 2 (2.74%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.74%) NAS
5 2 (2.74%) SAN
5 2 (2.74%) WAN
6 1 (1.37%) Internet
6 1 (1.37%) VPN
6 1 (1.37%) SMS
6 1 (1.37%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.37%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (28.77%) MSI
2 8 (10.96%) AdminStudio
3 5 (6.85%) InstallShield
4 2 (2.74%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (24.66%) Applications Packager
2 6 (8.22%) Architect
2 6 (8.22%) Consultant
3 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
4 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (5.48%) Analyst
5 3 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Field Engineer
5 3 (4.11%) Technical Architect
5 3 (4.11%) Contracts Manager
5 3 (4.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) Software Packager
6 2 (2.74%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (2.74%) Citrix Administrator
6 2 (2.74%) Citrix Support
6 2 (2.74%) Deskside Support
6 2 (2.74%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (2.74%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.66%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.74%) WSH
3 1 (1.37%) Middleware
3 1 (1.37%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.74%) NHS
3 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.37%) Clustering
3 1 (1.37%) PKI
3 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (58.90%) Windows
2 35 (47.95%) Windows 7
3 20 (27.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (23.29%) Windows XP
5 15 (20.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.96%) Migration
2 5 (6.85%) ITIL
3 4 (5.48%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (5.48%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (5.48%) QMS
3 4 (5.48%) Service Management
4 3 (4.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.74%) High Availability
5 2 (2.74%) Software Distribution
5 2 (2.74%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (2.74%) Change Management
5 2 (2.74%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.37%) BCP
6 1 (1.37%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.37%) Identity Management
6 1 (1.37%) Supplier Management
6 1 (1.37%) Time Management
6 1 (1.37%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.37%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.81%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.70%) SQL
3 6 (8.22%) VBScript
3 6 (8.22%) VB
4 3 (4.11%) C
5 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (28.77%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.55%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (8.22%) DV Cleared
5 4 (5.48%) MCTS
5 4 (5.48%) MCITP
5 4 (5.48%) Degree
6 1 (1.37%) CCA
6 1 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (42.47%) Active Directory
2 19 (26.03%) XenApp
3 18 (24.66%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (17.81%) XenDesktop
5 12 (16.44%) Hyper-V
6 9 (12.33%) Terminal Services
7 7 (9.59%) XenServer
8 3 (4.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (4.11%) vSphere
9 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.37%) UAG
Systems Management
1 37 (50.68%) SCCM
2 8 (10.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (9.59%) SCOM
4 5 (6.85%) EdgeSight
5 3 (4.11%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 2 (2.74%) WSUS
7 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 45 (61.64%) Citrix
2 34 (46.58%) Microsoft
3 20 (27.40%) VMware
4 18 (24.66%) AppSense
5 5 (6.85%) HP
6 4 (5.48%) Altiris
6 4 (5.48%) Dell
6 4 (5.48%) McAfee
7 3 (4.11%) Oracle
8 2 (2.74%) Wyse
8 2 (2.74%) Cisco
8 2 (2.74%) Reuters
8 2 (2.74%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.37%) Mercator
9 1 (1.37%) NetIQ
9 1 (1.37%) Symantec
9 1 (1.37%) CA
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