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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 130 132 117
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 13 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 0.28% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 4.26% 2.68% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 6
Average daily rate
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£369 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £195 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-31.81% +15.78%
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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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
305 336 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.81% 10.58% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 181 113
Average daily rate £300 £375 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £195 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 36 40
Average hourly rate £20.06 £14.00 £13.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.28% +2.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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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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
Dorset - 4 £450 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £420 - 1
Bristol - 3 £290 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £165 -
Microsoft App-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 26 (74.29%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Application Packaging
3 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
3 17 (48.57%) Windows 7
4 16 (45.71%) Windows XP
5 14 (40.00%) Citrix
5 14 (40.00%) MSI
6 12 (34.29%) SCCM
7 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 9 (25.71%) Migration
8 9 (25.71%) AppSense
8 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
9 8 (22.86%) XenApp
10 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (17.14%) Thin Client
11 6 (17.14%) Finance
11 6 (17.14%) Fat Client
11 6 (17.14%) XenDesktop
11 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
12 5 (14.29%) Windows 8
12 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (14.29%) QA
12 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
12 5 (14.29%) VMware
12 5 (14.29%) Novell
12 5 (14.29%) Symantec
12 5 (14.29%) MCSE
12 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 4 (11.43%) Lync
2 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) VPN
1 2 (5.71%) DNS
Development Applications
1 14 (40.00%) MSI
2 1 (2.86%) InstallShield
2 1 (2.86%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (17.14%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Applications Packager
2 6 (17.14%) Applications Specialist
3 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Build Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Consultant
7 1 (2.86%) Coordinator
7 1 (2.86%) Project Coordinator
7 1 (2.86%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (54.29%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.86%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Thin Client
1 6 (17.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.86%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (74.29%) Windows
2 17 (48.57%) Windows 7
3 16 (45.71%) Windows XP
4 5 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.57%) Windows Vista
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Migration
2 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 3 (8.57%) Information Security
4 2 (5.71%) Programme Management
4 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.71%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.86%) Project Management
5 1 (2.86%) Service Management
5 1 (2.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (14.29%) MCSE
4 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) CCEE
5 1 (2.86%) CCA
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
2 2 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.86%) XenApp
3 6 (17.14%) XenDesktop
3 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
4 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (8.57%) Xen
6 2 (5.71%) ISA Server
6 2 (5.71%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.71%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (5.71%) UAG
6 2 (5.71%) BitLocker
7 1 (2.86%) vSphere
7 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (34.29%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) SCVMM
3 2 (5.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (5.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (48.57%) Microsoft
2 14 (40.00%) Citrix
3 9 (25.71%) AppSense
4 5 (14.29%) VMware
4 5 (14.29%) Novell
4 5 (14.29%) Symantec
5 3 (8.57%) Wyse
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco
6 2 (5.71%) CA
6 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.86%) Acronis
7 1 (2.86%) BMC
7 1 (2.86%) Lotus