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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 118 103 111
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 27 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.80% 0.37% 0.84%
As % of the System Software category 7.52% 3.70% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 18
Average daily rate
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£365 £348 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.03% +15.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £336 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £331 £328
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.08 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-18.77% +36.78%
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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
359 216 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.65% 10.05% 9.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 107 127
Average daily rate £350 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £164 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £465 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 48 42
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.00 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.41% +10.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.50 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £27.50 £27.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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
Wiltshire -2 13 £450 +24.13%
Devon -14 2 £275 -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 43 (82.69%) Windows
2 36 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 32 (61.54%) MSI
4 31 (59.62%) SCCM
5 21 (40.38%) Application Packaging
6 20 (38.46%) Windows XP
7 17 (32.69%) Security Cleared
8 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
9 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
10 13 (25.00%) XenDesktop
11 12 (23.08%) System Testing
12 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
13 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
13 10 (19.23%) Citrix
14 9 (17.31%) Symantec
14 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
14 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (17.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 8 (15.38%) Migration
16 7 (13.46%) Compatibility Testing
16 7 (13.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 7 (13.46%) JSP
16 7 (13.46%) ITIL
16 7 (13.46%) Software Distribution
16 7 (13.46%) Windows Vista
16 7 (13.46%) ITIL V3
16 7 (13.46%) AppDNA
17 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
17 6 (11.54%) DNS
17 6 (11.54%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) DHCP
1 6 (11.54%) DNS
2 3 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (5.77%) LAN
2 3 (5.77%) WAN
3 2 (3.85%) SMS
Development Applications
1 32 (61.54%) MSI
2 5 (9.62%) AdminStudio
3 3 (5.77%) ClearCase
4 2 (3.85%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (1.92%) InstallShield
General
1 11 (21.15%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.54%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Applications Packager
2 13 (25.00%) Consultant
3 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) SCCM Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Technical Design Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Design Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Technical Leader
5 2 (3.85%) Auditor
5 2 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (1.92%) Technical Team Leader
6 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (1.92%) Environment Manager
6 1 (1.92%) Architect
6 1 (1.92%) Support Engineer
6 1 (1.92%) Desktop Team Leader
6 1 (1.92%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (40.38%) Application Packaging
2 7 (13.46%) JSP
3 2 (3.85%) WSH
4 1 (1.92%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Thin Client
1 3 (5.77%) Fat Client
1 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 43 (82.69%) Windows
2 36 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 20 (38.46%) Windows XP
4 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (13.46%) Windows Vista
6 3 (5.77%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) System Testing
2 8 (15.38%) Migration
3 7 (13.46%) ITIL
3 7 (13.46%) ITIL V3
3 7 (13.46%) Compatibility Testing
3 7 (13.46%) Software Distribution
4 3 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (5.77%) Unit Testing
4 3 (5.77%) Test Scripting
4 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
4 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.92%) Information Security
5 1 (1.92%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.92%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.92%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.77%) SQL
2 3 (5.77%) VBScript
2 3 (5.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (32.69%) Security Cleared
2 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.62%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.92%) MCITP
5 1 (1.92%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 13 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.85%) XenApp
5 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (59.62%) SCCM
2 9 (17.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (13.46%) AppDNA
3 7 (13.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (7.69%) SCOM
6 3 (5.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.92%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
2 10 (19.23%) Citrix
3 9 (17.31%) Symantec
4 4 (7.69%) VMware
5 3 (5.77%) Dell
5 3 (5.77%) Altiris
6 2 (3.85%) AppSense
7 1 (1.92%) McAfee
7 1 (1.92%) Sophos
7 1 (1.92%) Lumension