The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 323 253 325
Rank change year-on-year
-70 +72
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 300 380 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.74% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 5.78% 7.59% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 215 154
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 9
Average hourly rate £21.88 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.70% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.39 £11.18 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.08 £30.00 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £20.01 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+8.72% -36.49%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5194 5006 4763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.50% 9.81% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2863 2535 2269
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 621 648
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 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.

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
England -70 270 £325 -7.14% 44
London +9 112 £325 -2.98% 17
South East -43 61 £375 +10.29% 10
City of London -1 34 £325 -4.41% 7
Berkshire +4 28 £390 +4.00% 7
North West -22 28 £281 -19.71% 6
South West -9 25 £325 -38.09%
Scotland -20 22 £325 -10.65% 1
East of England -37 18 £350 +6.87% 1
Buckinghamshire -6 17 £300 -11.11% 2
Milton Keynes -2 16 £300 -11.11% 2
East Midlands +9 15 £315 -16.00% 1
Reading -4 11 £400 +6.66% 7
Hampshire -31 8 £315 -3.07%
Surrey -19 7 £400 +23.07%
Yorkshire +9 6 £205 -54.44% 3
Essex -3 5 £350 +7.69%
Bedfordshire -26 4 £375 +10.29%
West Midlands -30 4 £296 -21.00% 4
Birmingham -2 2 £330 -26.66% 1
Manchester -8 2 £290 -35.55% 3
Harlow - 2 £350 -
Maidenhead -4 1 £310 -4.61%
Coventry -14 1 £263 - 2
Southampton -15 1 £305 -10.29%
Sheffield - 1 £350 - 1
Northampton - 1 £355 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £355 - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 517 (73.13%) Windows
2 377 (53.32%) Citrix
3 372 (52.62%) Windows 7
4 324 (45.83%) SCCM
5 307 (43.42%) Microsoft
6 277 (39.18%) MSI
7 227 (32.11%) Application Packaging
8 210 (29.70%) XenApp
9 198 (28.01%) Active Directory
10 182 (25.74%) AppSense
11 170 (24.05%) Security Cleared
12 151 (21.36%) Windows XP
13 130 (18.39%) SC Cleared
14 119 (16.83%) XenDesktop
15 114 (16.12%) Migration
16 110 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
17 107 (15.13%) VB
18 104 (14.71%) VMware
19 92 (13.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 92 (13.01%) PowerShell
20 83 (11.74%) Finance
21 80 (11.32%) MS Office
22 73 (10.33%) ITIL
23 71 (10.04%) VBScript
24 69 (9.76%) MS Excel
24 69 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
25 68 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
26 67 (9.48%) Hyper-V
27 61 (8.63%) InstallShield
28 60 (8.49%) Wise Package Studio

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 37 (5.23%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.84%) Lync
4 13 (1.84%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.41%) CloudStack
6 6 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.57%) IIS
9 3 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.14%) Apache
11 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.14%) SAS
11 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 80 (11.32%) MS Office
2 69 (9.76%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.71%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.42%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.57%) assyst
2 1 (0.14%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.27%) Office 365
2 5 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (7.50%) NetScaler
2 39 (5.52%) Firewall
3 37 (5.23%) DNS
4 33 (4.67%) DHCP
5 28 (3.96%) SMS
6 24 (3.39%) SAN
7 20 (2.83%) Internet
8 17 (2.40%) WAN
9 15 (2.12%) VPN
10 12 (1.70%) LAN
11 8 (1.13%) NAS
12 7 (0.99%) Unified Communications
12 7 (0.99%) TCP/IP
13 5 (0.71%) VLAN
14 4 (0.57%) Nortel Meridian
15 3 (0.42%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (0.42%) Wireshark
15 3 (0.42%) Cisco Nexus
15 3 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
16 2 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (3.96%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.57%) MS Access
5 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 277 (39.18%) MSI
2 61 (8.63%) InstallShield
3 60 (8.49%) Wise Package Studio
4 43 (6.08%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.42%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.14%) Ant
6 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.14%) Subversion
6 1 (0.14%) Maven
6 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 83 (11.74%) Finance
2 48 (6.79%) Banking
3 23 (3.25%) Publishing
4 17 (2.40%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.84%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.27%) Local Government
7 8 (1.13%) Retail
7 8 (1.13%) Law
8 7 (0.99%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.85%) Legal
10 4 (0.57%) Back Office
11 3 (0.42%) Front Office
12 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.14%) Advertising
12 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 270 (38.19%) Applications Packager
2 52 (7.36%) Consultant
3 50 (7.07%) Analyst
4 44 (6.22%) Desktop Engineer
5 41 (5.80%) Support Engineer
6 40 (5.66%) Desktop Support
6 40 (5.66%) Citrix Engineer
7 23 (3.25%) Architect
8 22 (3.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 16 (2.26%) Administrator
10 15 (2.12%) Citrix Administrator
11 12 (1.70%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (1.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (1.56%) Applications Support
12 11 (1.56%) Server Engineer
13 10 (1.41%) 3rd Line Support
13 10 (1.41%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (1.41%) SCCM Consultant
14 9 (1.27%) SCCM Engineer
14 9 (1.27%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 227 (32.11%) Application Packaging
2 46 (6.51%) WSH
3 21 (2.97%) Software Packaging
4 11 (1.56%) JSP
5 8 (1.13%) Middleware
6 6 (0.85%) .NET
7 1 (0.14%) HTML
7 1 (0.14%) XML
7 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.14%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.79%) Blackberry
2 36 (5.09%) Thin Client
2 36 (5.09%) Fat Client
3 12 (1.70%) Clustering
3 12 (1.70%) Hedge funds
4 11 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.13%) iPhone
6 7 (0.99%) CMDB
6 7 (0.99%) iPad
6 7 (0.99%) PKI
7 5 (0.71%) NHS
7 5 (0.71%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.57%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.42%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.28%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.28%) Replication
11 1 (0.14%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.14%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 517 (73.13%) Windows
2 372 (52.62%) Windows 7
3 151 (21.36%) Windows XP
4 110 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (6.22%) Windows Vista
7 39 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (5.37%) Windows 8
9 11 (1.56%) UNIX
9 11 (1.56%) Windows 2000
10 10 (1.41%) Linux
11 3 (0.42%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (16.12%) Migration
2 73 (10.33%) ITIL
3 50 (7.07%) Software Deployment
4 31 (4.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (4.24%) Service Delivery
6 21 (2.97%) Software Distribution
7 20 (2.83%) Project Management
7 20 (2.83%) Compatibility Testing
8 16 (2.26%) Service Management
9 13 (1.84%) TQM
9 13 (1.84%) Workflow
9 13 (1.84%) Integration Testing
9 13 (1.84%) Incident Management
10 11 (1.56%) Change Management
10 11 (1.56%) ITSM
11 9 (1.27%) PRINCE2
11 9 (1.27%) Information Security
11 9 (1.27%) Release Management
12 7 (0.99%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (0.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (15.13%) VB
2 92 (13.01%) PowerShell
3 71 (10.04%) VBScript
4 51 (7.21%) SQL
5 8 (1.13%) C
6 5 (0.71%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.42%) Java
7 3 (0.42%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.14%) VB6
8 1 (0.14%) Ruby
8 1 (0.14%) C#
8 1 (0.14%) REXX
8 1 (0.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 170 (24.05%) Security Cleared
2 130 (18.39%) SC Cleared
3 30 (4.24%) Citrix Certification
4 28 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (3.96%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.69%) CCEA
6 16 (2.26%) MCSE
7 15 (2.12%) CCA
7 15 (2.12%) CCEE
8 10 (1.41%) MCITP
8 10 (1.41%) MCSA
9 9 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.27%) MCP
10 6 (0.85%) Degree
11 3 (0.42%) CCAA
12 2 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.28%) CISSP
13 1 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
13 1 (0.14%) CCNP
13 1 (0.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.66%) SLA
2 26 (3.68%) QA
3 5 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) COBIT
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 210 (29.70%) XenApp
2 198 (28.01%) Active Directory
3 119 (16.83%) XenDesktop
4 68 (9.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 67 (9.48%) Hyper-V
6 51 (7.21%) XenServer
7 24 (3.39%) Terminal Services
8 20 (2.83%) vSphere
9 12 (1.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 11 (1.56%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.57%) Xen
12 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.14%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 324 (45.83%) SCCM
2 92 (13.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 33 (4.67%) AppDNA
4 19 (2.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 16 (2.26%) SCOM
6 11 (1.56%) ZENworks
7 6 (0.85%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.42%) WSUS
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.28%) OpenView
10 2 (0.28%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.28%) SAP Afaria
11 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.14%) SCSM
11 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.14%) Nagios
11 1 (0.14%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 377 (53.32%) Citrix
2 307 (43.42%) Microsoft
3 182 (25.74%) AppSense
4 104 (14.71%) VMware
5 49 (6.93%) HP
6 44 (6.22%) Altiris
7 37 (5.23%) CA
8 34 (4.81%) Lumension
9 29 (4.10%) Dell
10 27 (3.82%) Wyse
11 23 (3.25%) Cisco
12 16 (2.26%) McAfee
13 11 (1.56%) Apple
14 8 (1.13%) EMC
15 6 (0.85%) LANDesk
16 5 (0.71%) IBM
16 5 (0.71%) Oracle
17 4 (0.57%) Nortel
17 4 (0.57%) NetApp
17 4 (0.57%) Novell
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