The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 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 West 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 114 102 108
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 24 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.82% 0.37% 0.83%
As % of the System Software category 7.69% 3.59% 11.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £463 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.72% +54.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £336 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.01 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.38 £19.52 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -40.84%
System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
312 223 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.66% 10.33% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 134 110
Average daily rate £353 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £206 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £523 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 23
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.21 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £23.75 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Microsoft App-V
England

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 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.

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 23 (69.70%) Windows
2 19 (57.58%) Security Cleared
3 18 (54.55%) MSI
3 18 (54.55%) SCCM
4 16 (48.48%) Windows 7
5 13 (39.39%) SC Cleared
6 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 11 (33.33%) Application Packaging
7 10 (30.30%) Telecoms
7 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
7 10 (30.30%) Windows XP
8 9 (27.27%) Citrix
9 7 (21.21%) Altiris
10 6 (18.18%) VMware
10 6 (18.18%) ITIL
10 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
11 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (15.15%) Compatibility Testing
11 5 (15.15%) ITIL V3
11 5 (15.15%) Software Distribution
11 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (15.15%) AppDNA
11 5 (15.15%) XenDesktop
11 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
11 5 (15.15%) JSP
12 4 (12.12%) Nortel
12 4 (12.12%) MS Office
12 4 (12.12%) Internet
12 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
12 4 (12.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 (12.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (12.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Internet
1 4 (12.12%) Nortel Meridian
2 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (9.09%) LAN
2 3 (9.09%) WAN
Development Applications
1 18 (54.55%) MSI
2 3 (9.09%) AdminStudio
2 3 (9.09%) ClearCase
3 2 (6.06%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 10 (30.30%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Applications Packager
2 4 (12.12%) Desktop Support
3 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (6.06%) Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) Consultant
3 2 (6.06%) Support Technician
3 2 (6.06%) Support Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Design Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Technician
3 2 (6.06%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Technical Leader
3 2 (6.06%) Auditor
3 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) Technical Design Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Desktop Technician
3 2 (6.06%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (3.03%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (3.03%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 5 (15.15%) JSP
3 2 (6.06%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (12.12%) Blackberry
2 4 (12.12%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (6.06%) Thin Client
4 2 (6.06%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.03%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Windows 7
3 10 (30.30%) Windows XP
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) ITIL
2 5 (15.15%) Compatibility Testing
2 5 (15.15%) ITIL V3
2 5 (15.15%) Software Distribution
3 4 (12.12%) Service Management
4 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Test Scripting
6 1 (3.03%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.03%) System Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Information Security
6 1 (3.03%) Migration
6 1 (3.03%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
3 2 (6.06%) VB
4 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (57.58%) Security Cleared
2 13 (39.39%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) DV Cleared
4 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.03%) MCP
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) XenDesktop
3 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.06%) XenApp
6 1 (3.03%) vSphere
6 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 18 (54.55%) SCCM
2 5 (15.15%) AppDNA
3 3 (9.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 3 (9.09%) SCOM
4 2 (6.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (3.03%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) Citrix
3 7 (21.21%) Altiris
4 6 (18.18%) VMware
5 4 (12.12%) Nortel
6 3 (9.09%) Dell
7 2 (6.06%) Sophos
7 2 (6.06%) AppSense
8 1 (3.03%) Lumension
8 1 (3.03%) McAfee