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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 125 132 105
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -27
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 8 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.37% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 2.89% 3.43% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 4
Average daily rate
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£385 £325 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +2.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £195 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-29.41% +11.84%
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
277 321 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.29% 10.71% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 180 122
Average daily rate £313 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 41 36
Average hourly rate £20.19 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.17% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £36.45 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 May 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 22 May 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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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 - 3 £290 -
Dorset - 3 £450 - 1
Wiltshire +4 2 £364 - 1
Microsoft App-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (52.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (40.00%) Application Packaging
4 10 (40.00%) Citrix
4 10 (40.00%) Windows XP
5 8 (32.00%) MSI
5 8 (32.00%) AppSense
5 8 (32.00%) SCCM
6 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (24.00%) Finance
7 6 (24.00%) Migration
8 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
8 5 (20.00%) XenApp
8 5 (20.00%) XenDesktop
8 5 (20.00%) Symantec
8 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
8 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
9 4 (16.00%) Lync
9 4 (16.00%) VMware
9 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
10 3 (12.00%) Wyse
10 3 (12.00%) Xen
10 3 (12.00%) QA
10 3 (12.00%) Fat Client
10 3 (12.00%) Information Security
10 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (16.00%) Lync
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) VPN
1 2 (8.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MSI
2 1 (4.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.00%) Applications Specialist
1 5 (20.00%) Applications Packager
2 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Project Coordinator
5 1 (4.00%) Build Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Support Specialist
5 1 (4.00%) Coordinator
5 1 (4.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (4.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (12.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Migration
2 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (12.00%) Information Security
4 2 (8.00%) Programme Management
4 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.00%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) Change Management
5 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) QA
2 2 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (20.00%) XenApp
2 5 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (12.00%) Xen
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.00%) ISA Server
4 2 (8.00%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (8.00%) UAG
4 2 (8.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (8.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) SCCM
2 3 (12.00%) SCVMM
3 2 (8.00%) SCOM
3 2 (8.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (40.00%) Citrix
3 8 (32.00%) AppSense
4 5 (20.00%) Symantec
5 4 (16.00%) VMware
6 3 (12.00%) Wyse
6 3 (12.00%) Novell
7 2 (8.00%) Cisco
7 2 (8.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (8.00%) CA
7 2 (8.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.00%) Acronis
8 1 (4.00%) Lotus