The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 South East 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 176 140 213
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +73
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 74 99 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.76% 1.18% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 6.77% 10.26% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 54 26
Average daily rate £325 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £261 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £393 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.74% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 0
Average hourly rate £21.50 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.16% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £14.36 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+53.20% -17.94%
System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1093 965 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.28% 11.53% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 453 361
Average daily rate £325 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 176 117
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Microsoft App-V
England

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 18 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the South East region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Surrey -17 22 £388 +29.16%
Hampshire +5 17 £325 -5.79%
Buckinghamshire -10 15 £260 -25.71% 1
Berkshire -8 7 £400 -13.97% 6
East Sussex - 4 £348 -
West Sussex -3 3 £278 -30.62%
Kent -9 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
Microsoft App-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 78 (69.64%) Windows
2 66 (58.93%) Citrix
3 62 (55.36%) Microsoft
4 55 (49.11%) Windows 7
5 41 (36.61%) MSI
6 38 (33.93%) AppSense
7 37 (33.04%) SCCM
8 36 (32.14%) XenApp
9 35 (31.25%) Active Directory
10 30 (26.79%) XenDesktop
11 28 (25.00%) PowerShell
11 28 (25.00%) VMware
12 25 (22.32%) Application Packaging
13 24 (21.43%) XenServer
14 23 (20.54%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (19.64%) Security Cleared
16 21 (18.75%) SC Cleared
17 19 (16.96%) Migration
17 19 (16.96%) Windows XP
17 19 (16.96%) ITIL
18 18 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
19 17 (15.18%) SQL
20 16 (14.29%) Wise Package Studio
21 13 (11.61%) VB
22 12 (10.71%) Hyper-V
23 11 (9.82%) SCOM
23 11 (9.82%) NetBackup
23 11 (9.82%) SQL Server
23 11 (9.82%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (8.93%) CloudStack
2 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.79%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.82%) NetScaler
2 10 (8.93%) Firewall
3 4 (3.57%) SAN
4 2 (1.79%) LAN
4 2 (1.79%) WAN
4 2 (1.79%) Ethernet
4 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
4 2 (1.79%) VPN
4 2 (1.79%) Internet
5 1 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.82%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 41 (36.61%) MSI
2 16 (14.29%) Wise Package Studio
3 9 (8.04%) InstallShield
4 6 (5.36%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (1.79%) Finance
1 2 (1.79%) Publishing
2 1 (0.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (41.96%) Applications Packager
2 18 (16.07%) Consultant
3 14 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 13 (11.61%) Citrix Consultant
5 11 (9.82%) Citrix Engineer
6 9 (8.04%) Citrix Support
7 8 (7.14%) Analyst
7 8 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
8 7 (6.25%) Citrix Support Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (5.36%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Architect
11 3 (2.68%) MSI Packager
11 3 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 3 (2.68%) Citrix Architect
11 3 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support
12 2 (1.79%) Service Analyst
12 2 (1.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 2 (1.79%) Desktop Support
12 2 (1.79%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.32%) Application Packaging
2 10 (8.93%) XML
3 9 (8.04%) WSH
4 5 (4.46%) JSP
5 1 (0.89%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.36%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.57%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 78 (69.64%) Windows
2 55 (49.11%) Windows 7
3 22 (19.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (16.96%) Windows XP
5 18 (16.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 6 (5.36%) Linux
7 6 (5.36%) UNIX
8 2 (1.79%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.79%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.96%) Migration
1 19 (16.96%) ITIL
2 10 (8.93%) Software Distribution
3 8 (7.14%) Service Management
4 5 (4.46%) Compatibility Testing
5 3 (2.68%) User Experience Design
6 2 (1.79%) DNA
6 2 (1.79%) CAD
6 2 (1.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (1.79%) Service Delivery
6 2 (1.79%) Software Deployment
7 1 (0.89%) Programme Management
7 1 (0.89%) Change Management
7 1 (0.89%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 17 (15.18%) SQL
3 13 (11.61%) VB
4 9 (8.04%) Perl
5 6 (5.36%) VBScript
6 1 (0.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (19.64%) Security Cleared
2 21 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.68%) MCSE
5 2 (1.79%) CCNA
5 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.79%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (32.14%) XenApp
2 35 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 30 (26.79%) XenDesktop
4 24 (21.43%) XenServer
5 23 (20.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (10.71%) Hyper-V
7 10 (8.93%) vSphere
8 9 (8.04%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 37 (33.04%) SCCM
2 11 (9.82%) SCOM
2 11 (9.82%) NetBackup
3 8 (7.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (7.14%) AppDNA
4 2 (1.79%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.89%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (0.89%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 66 (58.93%) Citrix
2 62 (55.36%) Microsoft
3 38 (33.93%) AppSense
4 28 (25.00%) VMware
5 11 (9.82%) Symantec
5 11 (9.82%) NetApp
6 9 (8.04%) Lumension
7 4 (3.57%) HP
7 4 (3.57%) Wyse
8 2 (1.79%) Cisco
8 2 (1.79%) Royalblue
8 2 (1.79%) Remedy
8 2 (1.79%) McAfee
8 2 (1.79%) CA
8 2 (1.79%) Novell
8 2 (1.79%) StorageTek
8 2 (1.79%) FrontRange
9 1 (0.89%) DataCore
9 1 (0.89%) Mercator
9 1 (0.89%) SAP
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