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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 392 371 288
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -83
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 252 259 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.47% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 4.40% 4.82% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 169 200
Average daily rate
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£354 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £210 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 10
Average hourly rate £23.68 £22.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.62% -7.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.62 £18.50 £11.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.74 £47.00 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.68 £21.88 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.24% -7.89%

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
5727 5375 5148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.78% 9.67% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3232 3008 2659
Average daily rate £360 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 623 594
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.50 £32.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
England -18 230 £355 +9.23% 28
London -3 62 £378 +4.13% 8
South East -7 57 £375 +15.38% 4
North West -19 51 £310 +10.07% 3
East of England +23 32 £325 -7.14% 2
Berkshire +9 31 £475 +40.74% 3
Reading +10 25 £475 +63.79% 2
Manchester +1 22 £475 +69.64% 2
Essex +13 20 £400 +14.28%
Scotland -4 15 £300 -7.69% 2
South West -28 12 £363 +11.53% 4
Merseyside -1 11 £325 -7.14% 1
Liverpool +4 10 £325 - 1
City of London -8 10 £350 +7.69% 1
Lancashire -32 10 £290 +3.20%
Tyne and Wear - 10 £275 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £275 - 1
North East - 10 £275 - 1
Wiltshire -7 9 £550 +89.65%
Glasgow - 9 £325 - 1
Swindon -7 8 £550 +89.65%
Blackpool -26 8 £300 +9.09%
Croydon - 7 £463 -
Hampshire -11 6 £275 -10.56%
Hertfordshire - 6 £210 - 2
Surrey -3 5 £363 -14.70% 1
Buckinghamshire -15 5 £325 -18.75%
Brentwood - 5 - -
Guildford - 5 £363 - 1
Wales -1 4 £388 -

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 391 (78.20%) Windows
2 299 (59.80%) Citrix
3 245 (49.00%) Microsoft
4 238 (47.60%) SCCM
5 197 (39.40%) Windows 7
6 178 (35.60%) Active Directory
7 175 (35.00%) XenApp
8 168 (33.60%) VMware
9 153 (30.60%) Security Cleared
10 141 (28.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 131 (26.20%) MSI
12 108 (21.60%) AppSense
13 103 (20.60%) Application Packaging
14 97 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
14 97 (19.40%) XenDesktop
15 75 (15.00%) SC Cleared
15 75 (15.00%) ITIL
16 71 (14.20%) Migration
17 67 (13.40%) vSphere
18 66 (13.20%) DNS
19 62 (12.40%) PowerShell
20 61 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
21 58 (11.60%) DV Cleared
22 56 (11.20%) Finance
23 55 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
24 54 (10.80%) Data Centre
25 53 (10.60%) Windows XP
26 52 (10.40%) DHCP
27 51 (10.20%) Hyper-V
28 49 (9.80%) MS Excel

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 46 (9.20%) MS Exchange
2 32 (6.40%) Lync
3 26 (5.20%) SharePoint
4 23 (4.60%) IIS
4 23 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (3.80%) IBM Notes
5 19 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.60%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.20%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.20%) GroupWise
10 1 (0.20%) FileNet
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.20%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 49 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.80%) MS Office
3 5 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.20%) SPSS
5 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.80%) RMDS
2 3 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.60%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.20%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.80%) Office 365
2 8 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (13.20%) DNS
2 52 (10.40%) DHCP
3 46 (9.20%) NetScaler
4 30 (6.00%) Firewall
5 27 (5.40%) SAN
6 17 (3.40%) TCP/IP
7 14 (2.80%) VPN
7 14 (2.80%) WAN
8 11 (2.20%) VLAN
9 10 (2.00%) LAN
10 9 (1.80%) Internet
10 9 (1.80%) Network Security
11 8 (1.60%) SMS
12 7 (1.40%) SSL
12 7 (1.40%) NAS
13 6 (1.20%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.80%) VoIP
14 4 (0.80%) Ethernet
14 4 (0.80%) IPv4
15 3 (0.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (7.80%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.80%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.80%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.20%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.20%) OLAP
6 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.20%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.20%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 131 (26.20%) MSI
2 20 (4.00%) AdminStudio
3 12 (2.40%) InstallShield
4 8 (1.60%) Wise Package Studio
5 5 (1.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.60%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.20%) ERwin
8 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
General
1 56 (11.20%) Finance
2 20 (4.00%) Banking
3 11 (2.20%) Law
4 10 (2.00%) Local Government
5 7 (1.40%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.40%) Publishing
6 5 (1.00%) Legal
7 4 (0.80%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.60%) Retail
9 2 (0.40%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.20%) Front Office
10 1 (0.20%) Back Office
10 1 (0.20%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) Marketing
10 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 126 (25.20%) Applications Packager
2 51 (10.20%) Consultant
3 46 (9.20%) Citrix Engineer
4 45 (9.00%) Analyst
5 32 (6.40%) Architect
6 29 (5.80%) Citrix Consultant
7 28 (5.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (3.20%) Applications Support
8 16 (3.20%) Solutions Architect
9 15 (3.00%) Technical Analyst
10 14 (2.80%) Support Engineer
11 13 (2.60%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (2.40%) Desktop Support
12 12 (2.40%) Desktop Engineer
13 10 (2.00%) Project Manager
13 10 (2.00%) Support Analyst
13 10 (2.00%) Wintel Engineer
14 9 (1.80%) Citrix Support
14 9 (1.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 9 (1.80%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (20.60%) Application Packaging
2 44 (8.80%) .NET
3 9 (1.80%) Software Packaging
4 8 (1.60%) X-Windows
5 7 (1.40%) Web Services
6 3 (0.60%) WCF
7 2 (0.40%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.40%) WSH
8 1 (0.20%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 54 (10.80%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.60%) Thin Client
2 33 (6.60%) Fat Client
3 17 (3.40%) PKI
3 17 (3.40%) Client/Server
4 16 (3.20%) User Experience
5 14 (2.80%) Clustering
6 13 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (1.80%) BYOD
8 7 (1.40%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.00%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.80%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.60%) NHS
12 3 (0.60%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.40%) Life Science
13 2 (0.40%) CMDB
14 1 (0.20%) Data Integration
14 1 (0.20%) HP Storage
14 1 (0.20%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 391 (78.20%) Windows
2 197 (39.40%) Windows 7
3 141 (28.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
5 55 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (10.60%) Windows XP
7 28 (5.60%) Windows 8
8 12 (2.40%) Linux
9 9 (1.80%) UNIX
10 7 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.20%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.60%) Android
12 3 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.40%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.20%) Solaris
14 1 (0.20%) Debian
14 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (15.00%) ITIL
2 71 (14.20%) Migration
3 33 (6.60%) Application Discovery
4 29 (5.80%) Project Management
5 28 (5.60%) Service Management
6 16 (3.20%) Data Protection
7 14 (2.80%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (2.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 13 (2.60%) Change Management
8 13 (2.60%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 12 (2.40%) Change Control
10 11 (2.20%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (2.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 9 (1.80%) PRINCE2
12 9 (1.80%) Server Building
13 8 (1.60%) Patch Management
13 8 (1.60%) Incident Management
13 8 (1.60%) Enterprise Architecture
14 7 (1.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (1.40%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 62 (12.40%) PowerShell
2 34 (6.80%) SQL
3 32 (6.40%) C#
4 29 (5.80%) VB
5 28 (5.60%) VBScript
6 2 (0.40%) REXX
6 2 (0.40%) Tcl
6 2 (0.40%) C
7 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.20%) SAS Macro
7 1 (0.20%) VBA
7 1 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 153 (30.60%) Security Cleared
2 75 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 58 (11.60%) DV Cleared
4 34 (6.80%) Citrix Certification
5 32 (6.40%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (4.60%) MCSE
7 17 (3.40%) CCEE
8 15 (3.00%) MCP
9 14 (2.80%) CCA
10 12 (2.40%) Degree
10 12 (2.40%) CCEA
11 11 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.60%) MCITP
12 8 (1.60%) CCIA
13 6 (1.20%) VCP5
14 5 (1.00%) VCAP
14 5 (1.00%) MCSA
15 4 (0.80%) CCAA
16 3 (0.60%) VCDX
16 3 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.20%) SLA
2 9 (1.80%) QA
3 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 178 (35.60%) Active Directory
2 175 (35.00%) XenApp
3 97 (19.40%) XenDesktop
3 97 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
4 67 (13.40%) vSphere
5 51 (10.20%) Hyper-V
6 27 (5.40%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (5.00%) Xen
8 24 (4.80%) XenServer
9 17 (3.40%) VMware ESX
10 11 (2.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (1.80%) DFS Replication
12 8 (1.60%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.80%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.60%) UAG
15 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.40%) BitLocker
16 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
16 1 (0.20%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 238 (47.60%) SCCM
2 23 (4.60%) SCOM
3 19 (3.80%) WSUS
4 18 (3.60%) EdgeSight
5 12 (2.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 11 (2.20%) SCSM
7 10 (2.00%) SCVMM
8 9 (1.80%) SCOrch
9 6 (1.20%) XenMobile
9 6 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (1.00%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.80%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.60%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.60%) WMI
12 3 (0.60%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.60%) Puppet
12 3 (0.60%) AppDNA
12 3 (0.60%) vMotion
Vendors
1 299 (59.80%) Citrix
2 245 (49.00%) Microsoft
3 168 (33.60%) VMware
4 108 (21.60%) AppSense
5 42 (8.40%) HP
6 28 (5.60%) Symantec
7 25 (5.00%) Cisco
8 23 (4.60%) Wyse
9 21 (4.20%) Oracle
10 20 (4.00%) Lotus
11 19 (3.80%) EMC
12 13 (2.60%) SAP
13 12 (2.40%) NetApp
14 11 (2.20%) Altiris
15 10 (2.00%) IBM
16 9 (1.80%) Dell
17 7 (1.40%) Remedy
17 7 (1.40%) McAfee
17 7 (1.40%) ArcSight
17 7 (1.40%) Lumension
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