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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 207 174 182
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 36 74 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.39% 0.85% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 3.28% 7.01% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 57 37
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£325 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £249 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £338 £329
% change year-on-year
-8.14% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +36.36%
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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
1098 1055 902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.83% 12.08% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 526 402
Average daily rate £325 £328 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 123 136
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.60 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 September 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 September 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
Buckinghamshire +7 13 £325 -
Hampshire -34 9 £300 -8.39%
Berkshire +8 8 £325 -13.33% 2
Kent - 3 £350 -
Surrey -33 2 - - 1
Sussex - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
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Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 61 (54.95%) Windows
2 51 (45.95%) Citrix
2 51 (45.95%) Windows 7
3 48 (43.24%) Microsoft
4 43 (38.74%) SCCM
5 39 (35.14%) Security Cleared
6 35 (31.53%) Application Packaging
7 33 (29.73%) XenDesktop
8 32 (28.83%) MSI
9 30 (27.03%) Active Directory
10 27 (24.32%) XenApp
11 22 (19.82%) AppSense
12 21 (18.92%) DV Cleared
13 19 (17.12%) SC Cleared
14 16 (14.41%) Windows XP
15 15 (13.51%) VMware
15 15 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (12.61%) Windows 8
17 13 (11.71%) Hyper-V
17 13 (11.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 12 (10.81%) Migration
19 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2003
20 10 (9.01%) Firewall
21 9 (8.11%) MS Exchange
21 9 (8.11%) VB
21 9 (8.11%) Terminal Services
21 9 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
21 9 (8.11%) PowerShell
21 9 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
22 8 (7.21%) XenServer

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 9 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (4.50%) Lync
3 5 (4.50%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.80%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.01%) Firewall
2 8 (7.21%) DNS
3 7 (6.31%) DHCP
4 4 (3.60%) NAS
5 3 (2.70%) NetScaler
6 2 (1.80%) Internet
6 2 (1.80%) SAN
7 1 (0.90%) VPN
7 1 (0.90%) LAN
7 1 (0.90%) SMS
7 1 (0.90%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.90%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (5.41%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (28.83%) MSI
2 8 (7.21%) InstallShield
2 8 (7.21%) Wise Package Studio
3 6 (5.41%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (5.41%) Finance
2 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.80%) Legal
4 1 (0.90%) Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (34.23%) Applications Packager
2 13 (11.71%) Analyst
3 10 (9.01%) Consultant
4 6 (5.41%) Architect
5 4 (3.60%) Support Engineer
5 4 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (2.70%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (2.70%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (2.70%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (2.70%) Contracts Manager
7 2 (1.80%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (1.80%) Citrix Consultant
7 2 (1.80%) Network Support
7 2 (1.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (1.80%) Citrix Specialist
7 2 (1.80%) Citrix Administrator
7 2 (1.80%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (31.53%) Application Packaging
2 8 (7.21%) WSH
3 2 (1.80%) Middleware
4 1 (0.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.80%) Fat Client
2 2 (1.80%) Thin Client
2 2 (1.80%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.90%) Blackberry
3 1 (0.90%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 61 (54.95%) Windows
2 51 (45.95%) Windows 7
3 16 (14.41%) Windows XP
4 15 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (12.61%) Windows 8
6 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (10.81%) Migration
2 9 (8.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 5 (4.50%) ITIL
4 4 (3.60%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (3.60%) Software Deployment
5 3 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (2.70%) High Availability
5 3 (2.70%) Service Delivery
5 3 (2.70%) Information Security
6 2 (1.80%) Programme Management
6 2 (1.80%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (1.80%) Problem Management
6 2 (1.80%) Change Management
6 2 (1.80%) Configuration Management
6 2 (1.80%) Software Distribution
7 1 (0.90%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (0.90%) Service Management
7 1 (0.90%) Identity Management
7 1 (0.90%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.11%) VB
1 9 (8.11%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.50%) SQL
3 4 (3.60%) VBScript
3 4 (3.60%) C
4 3 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (35.14%) Security Cleared
2 21 (18.92%) DV Cleared
3 19 (17.12%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.80%) MCITP
5 2 (1.80%) MCSE
6 1 (0.90%) CCA
6 1 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.90%) Degree
6 1 (0.90%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (29.73%) XenDesktop
2 30 (27.03%) Active Directory
3 27 (24.32%) XenApp
4 13 (11.71%) Hyper-V
5 9 (8.11%) Terminal Services
5 9 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (7.21%) XenServer
7 4 (3.60%) vSphere
7 4 (3.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 43 (38.74%) SCCM
2 13 (11.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (3.60%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 2 (1.80%) SCOM
5 1 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 51 (45.95%) Citrix
2 48 (43.24%) Microsoft
3 22 (19.82%) AppSense
4 15 (13.51%) VMware
5 5 (4.50%) Cisco
5 5 (4.50%) Oracle
5 5 (4.50%) Altiris
6 4 (3.60%) Lumension
7 2 (1.80%) NetIQ
7 2 (1.80%) HP
7 2 (1.80%) CA
8 1 (0.90%) Novell
8 1 (0.90%) Apple
8 1 (0.90%) Wyse
8 1 (0.90%) Symantec