The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft App-V skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 423 322 302
Rank change year-on-year
-101 -20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 171 273 287
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.53% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 3.26% 5.25% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 170 149
Average daily rate
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£375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £201 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.14% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 17
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% +19.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.82 £12.66 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.40 £42.38 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +12.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5242 5201 4496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.66% 10.16% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2903 2678 2109
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 622 757
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.52 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Microsoft App-V Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V within the UK.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V within the UK.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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
England -82 168 £375 +2.45% 29
London -35 61 £413 +8.55% 9
South East -41 36 £413 +17.85% 10
South West -8 31 £365 -8.75%
City of London +9 23 £388 +1.30% 6
North West -24 16 £305 +10.90% 5
Berkshire +3 12 £450 +31.38% 4
Hampshire -11 12 £200 -40.74% 1
Swindon -3 11 £375 +50.00%
Wiltshire -8 11 £375 +50.00%
Yorkshire -7 7 £265 -19.69% 1
East of England -16 7 £221 -41.77% 1
Reading +21 6 £425 +30.76% 1
Cheshire -2 6 £350 +16.66%
Dorset - 6 £290 -
Kent -1 5 £458 +22.81%
Portsmouth -2 5 £239 - 1
West Midlands -11 5 £240 -17.24% 3
Manchester -14 5 £400 +77.77% 4
Buckinghamshire -15 5 £347 +24.10%
Leeds - 5 £265 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £265 -
Coventry -6 4 £230 +17.94%
Milton Keynes -12 4 £347 +24.10%
Tyne and Wear -28 3 - -
North East -29 3 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
Essex -12 2 £180 -53.39%
Surrey -22 2 £354 +2.16%
Chelmsford - 2 £180 -

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 313 (75.42%) Windows
2 221 (53.25%) SCCM
3 215 (51.81%) Citrix
4 214 (51.57%) Windows 7
5 177 (42.65%) Microsoft
6 161 (38.80%) MSI
7 147 (35.42%) Active Directory
8 144 (34.70%) Application Packaging
9 140 (33.73%) XenApp
10 106 (25.54%) AppSense
11 101 (24.34%) XenDesktop
12 98 (23.61%) VMware
13 91 (21.93%) Windows Server 2008
14 90 (21.69%) Windows XP
15 83 (20.00%) Security Cleared
16 72 (17.35%) VMware Infrastructure
17 66 (15.90%) Migration
18 64 (15.42%) Finance
19 63 (15.18%) PowerShell
20 61 (14.70%) SC Cleared
21 51 (12.29%) DNS
22 48 (11.57%) Windows Server 2003
23 47 (11.33%) ITIL
24 44 (10.60%) MS Office
25 43 (10.36%) XenServer
26 42 (10.12%) MS Excel
27 41 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
28 40 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
29 39 (9.40%) Hyper-V
29 39 (9.40%) VBScript

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 31 (7.47%) MS Exchange
2 21 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 17 (4.10%) Lync
4 16 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.41%) IIS
6 8 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (1.45%) IBM Notes
7 6 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.72%) Apache
9 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 44 (10.60%) MS Office
2 42 (10.12%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.41%) Office 365
2 3 (0.72%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (12.29%) DNS
2 36 (8.67%) DHCP
3 33 (7.95%) NetScaler
4 27 (6.51%) Firewall
5 15 (3.61%) SMS
6 11 (2.65%) LAN
6 11 (2.65%) WAN
7 10 (2.41%) TCP/IP
7 10 (2.41%) VPN
7 10 (2.41%) SAN
8 6 (1.45%) NAS
9 5 (1.20%) SSL
10 4 (0.96%) VoIP
10 4 (0.96%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.96%) Internet
10 4 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.72%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (0.72%) Network Security
12 2 (0.48%) Wireless
12 2 (0.48%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.34%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.48%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.48%) DB2
4 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.24%) MS Access
5 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 161 (38.80%) MSI
2 27 (6.51%) AdminStudio
3 21 (5.06%) InstallShield
4 15 (3.61%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.72%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.24%) WinDbg
General
1 64 (15.42%) Finance
2 25 (6.02%) Banking
3 21 (5.06%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.72%) Legal
6 3 (0.72%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.48%) Law
8 1 (0.24%) Front Office
8 1 (0.24%) Publishing
8 1 (0.24%) French Language
8 1 (0.24%) German Language
8 1 (0.24%) Retail
8 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.24%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 111 (26.75%) Applications Packager
2 51 (12.29%) Consultant
3 28 (6.75%) Analyst
3 28 (6.75%) Support Engineer
4 26 (6.27%) Architect
5 25 (6.02%) Desktop Engineer
6 19 (4.58%) Desktop Support
6 19 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (4.34%) Citrix Engineer
8 13 (3.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 11 (2.65%) Citrix Consultant
9 11 (2.65%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (1.93%) Technical Analyst
10 8 (1.93%) SCCM Consultant
11 7 (1.69%) Administrator
11 7 (1.69%) Technical Support
11 7 (1.69%) Technical Consultant
11 7 (1.69%) Applications Specialist
12 6 (1.45%) Test Analyst
12 6 (1.45%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (34.70%) Application Packaging
2 14 (3.37%) WSH
3 5 (1.20%) Middleware
3 5 (1.20%) JSP
3 5 (1.20%) Software Packaging
4 4 (0.96%) XML
4 4 (0.96%) .NET
5 3 (0.72%) ODBC
5 3 (0.72%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.48%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.24%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 25 (6.02%) Thin Client
1 25 (6.02%) Fat Client
2 22 (5.30%) Blackberry
3 11 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.41%) Clustering
5 6 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.20%) Replication
6 5 (1.20%) PKI
6 5 (1.20%) Computer Science
7 4 (0.96%) NHS
7 4 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.72%) CMDB
8 3 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.48%) SecurID
9 2 (0.48%) iPhone
9 2 (0.48%) iPad
9 2 (0.48%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.24%) AS400
10 1 (0.24%) LIMS
10 1 (0.24%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 313 (75.42%) Windows
2 214 (51.57%) Windows 7
3 91 (21.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 90 (21.69%) Windows XP
5 48 (11.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (6.99%) Windows Vista
8 25 (6.02%) Windows 8
9 13 (3.13%) UNIX
10 12 (2.89%) Linux
11 4 (0.96%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.72%) AIX
13 2 (0.48%) Solaris
14 1 (0.24%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.24%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (15.90%) Migration
2 47 (11.33%) ITIL
3 17 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
4 16 (3.86%) Change Management
5 14 (3.37%) Service Delivery
5 14 (3.37%) Software Deployment
6 12 (2.89%) Software Distribution
6 12 (2.89%) Incident Management
6 12 (2.89%) System Testing
7 11 (2.65%) Compatibility Testing
7 11 (2.65%) Service Management
8 9 (2.17%) Configuration Management
8 9 (2.17%) Asset Management
8 9 (2.17%) Problem Management
9 7 (1.69%) ITIL V3
9 7 (1.69%) Project Management
10 6 (1.45%) Change Control
10 6 (1.45%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (1.20%) Time Management
11 5 (1.20%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 63 (15.18%) PowerShell
2 39 (9.40%) VBScript
3 36 (8.67%) SQL
4 35 (8.43%) VB
5 5 (1.20%) C
5 5 (1.20%) C#
6 4 (0.96%) Java
7 2 (0.48%) REXX
7 2 (0.48%) Tcl
7 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 61 (14.70%) SC Cleared
3 41 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (5.30%) MCSE
5 20 (4.82%) Citrix Certification
6 14 (3.37%) MCITP
7 13 (3.13%) Degree
7 13 (3.13%) DV Cleared
8 11 (2.65%) CCA
9 9 (2.17%) CCEE
10 8 (1.93%) CCEA
11 7 (1.69%) MCTS
12 5 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.20%) MCSA
13 3 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.72%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.72%) VCP5
14 2 (0.48%) MCP
15 1 (0.24%) PMP
15 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.58%) SLA
2 13 (3.13%) QA
3 4 (0.96%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 147 (35.42%) Active Directory
2 140 (33.73%) XenApp
3 101 (24.34%) XenDesktop
4 72 (17.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 43 (10.36%) XenServer
6 39 (9.40%) Hyper-V
7 20 (4.82%) Terminal Services
8 18 (4.34%) vSphere
9 8 (1.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (1.69%) VMware ESX
11 5 (1.20%) UAG
12 4 (0.96%) Firmware
13 3 (0.72%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.48%) IAG
15 1 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.24%) NFS
15 1 (0.24%) Squid
Systems Management
1 221 (53.25%) SCCM
2 33 (7.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 31 (7.47%) SCOM
4 16 (3.86%) WSUS
5 14 (3.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 14 (3.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 14 (3.37%) EdgeSight
6 10 (2.41%) AppDNA
7 9 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (1.69%) HP SIM
8 7 (1.69%) SCOrch
9 6 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.20%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.20%) WMI
11 4 (0.96%) SCSM
12 3 (0.72%) XenMobile
12 3 (0.72%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 3 (0.72%) Nessus
12 3 (0.72%) OpenView
12 3 (0.72%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 215 (51.81%) Citrix
2 177 (42.65%) Microsoft
3 106 (25.54%) AppSense
4 98 (23.61%) VMware
5 30 (7.23%) Altiris
6 25 (6.02%) HP
7 19 (4.58%) Symantec
8 18 (4.34%) CA
8 18 (4.34%) Wyse
9 13 (3.13%) Lumension
9 13 (3.13%) Dell
9 13 (3.13%) McAfee
10 12 (2.89%) Oracle
11 11 (2.65%) Cisco
12 8 (1.93%) LANDesk
13 7 (1.69%) EMC
14 6 (1.45%) IBM
14 6 (1.45%) Lotus
15 5 (1.20%) Remedy
15 5 (1.20%) Sophos
Berkshire
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £420.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South East England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
South East England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Blackpool
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £230 per day
Posted: 25 days ago