The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft App-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 138 125 120
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 6 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.69% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 1.84% 7.41% 3.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 6
Average daily rate £228 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.16% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.82 £32.81
% change year-on-year
-8.34% -33.48%
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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
326 297 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.84% 9.30% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 141 97
Average daily rate £335 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 45 39
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.25 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% +18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £10.17 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft App-V Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol - 5 £235 -
Gloucestershire +3 1 £125 -3.84%
Microsoft App-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (56.25%) SCCM
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (43.75%) Citrix
5 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
5 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
6 6 (37.50%) XenApp
6 6 (37.50%) XenDesktop
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (37.50%) VMware
7 5 (31.25%) MS Office
7 5 (31.25%) AppSense
7 5 (31.25%) Lync
8 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (25.00%) Application Packaging
8 4 (25.00%) Fat Client
8 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
8 4 (25.00%) CA
8 4 (25.00%) Thin Client
8 4 (25.00%) VMware ESX
8 4 (25.00%) Migration
8 4 (25.00%) Wyse
8 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (25.00%) MSI
9 3 (18.75%) Cisco
9 3 (18.75%) VPN
9 3 (18.75%) DNS
9 3 (18.75%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (31.25%) Lync
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) GroupWise
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
1 3 (18.75%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
2 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (6.25%) VoIP
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MSI
2 1 (6.25%) AdminStudio
2 1 (6.25%) InstallShield
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (6.25%) WiX
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Applications Packager
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) MSI Packager
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared Application Packager
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 4 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Application Packaging
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) DNA
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) ITSM
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) VBScript
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB
2 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) XenApp
2 6 (37.50%) XenDesktop
3 4 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (18.75%) BitLocker
5 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
5 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
5 1 (6.25%) UAG
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (6.25%) AppDNA
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (6.25%) SCDPM
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
3 1 (6.25%) SCSM
3 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
3 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) Citrix
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) AppSense
5 4 (25.00%) CA
5 4 (25.00%) Wyse
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco
7 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
7 2 (12.50%) Polycom
7 2 (12.50%) SAP
7 2 (12.50%) Symantec
8 1 (6.25%) Altiris
8 1 (6.25%) Canon
8 1 (6.25%) Lotus
8 1 (6.25%) Lumension
8 1 (6.25%) Sophos