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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 311 251 324
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +73
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 298 384 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.75% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 5.79% 7.66% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 217 152
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 9
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.09% -6.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.13 £11.18 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.09 £30.00 £31.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.38 £20.01 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+6.84% -36.49%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5148 5015 4769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.56% 9.84% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2824 2536 2263
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 £191 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 617 652
Average hourly rate £15.81 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.52% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £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 23 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
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 23 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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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 -66 267 £325 -7.14% 48
London +4 112 £325 - 16
South East -45 61 £375 +12.78% 12
City of London +13 33 £325 -1.51% 5
Berkshire +3 28 £390 +4.00% 8
South West -11 24 £325 -38.09%
North West -28 24 £286 -18.28% 5
Scotland -15 23 £325 -10.65% 2
East of England -28 20 £350 +7.69% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 17 £300 -11.11% 2
Milton Keynes 0 16 £300 -11.11% 2
East Midlands +14 15 £315 -16.00% 1
Reading -5 10 £438 +16.66% 8
Hampshire -33 8 £315 -3.07%
Surrey -17 7 £400 +23.07%
Yorkshire +6 6 £205 -54.44% 5
Essex -6 5 £350 +7.69%
Bedfordshire -25 4 £375 +7.14%
West Midlands -31 4 £296 -21.00% 5
Birmingham +1 2 £330 -26.66% 1
Maidenhead -4 2 £324 -0.38%
Manchester -4 2 £290 -35.55% 2
Harlow - 2 £350 -
Coventry -12 1 £263 - 3
Southampton -15 1 £305 -10.29%
Sheffield - 1 £350 - 2
Northampton - 1 £355 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 2
Northamptonshire - 1 £355 - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 515 (73.36%) Windows
2 370 (52.71%) Windows 7
3 369 (52.56%) Citrix
4 317 (45.16%) SCCM
5 306 (43.59%) Microsoft
6 277 (39.46%) MSI
7 229 (32.62%) Application Packaging
8 209 (29.77%) XenApp
9 197 (28.06%) Active Directory
10 179 (25.50%) AppSense
11 166 (23.65%) Security Cleared
12 150 (21.37%) Windows XP
13 126 (17.95%) SC Cleared
14 118 (16.81%) XenDesktop
15 113 (16.10%) Migration
16 109 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
17 107 (15.24%) VB
18 103 (14.67%) VMware
19 92 (13.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
20 91 (12.96%) PowerShell
21 82 (11.68%) Finance
22 76 (10.83%) MS Office
23 72 (10.26%) ITIL
24 71 (10.11%) VBScript
25 69 (9.83%) Windows Server 2003
26 68 (9.69%) MS Excel
26 68 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
27 67 (9.54%) Hyper-V
28 63 (8.97%) InstallShield
29 61 (8.69%) Wise Package Studio

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 38 (5.41%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (1.99%) Lync
3 14 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.85%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.42%) CloudStack
6 6 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.57%) IIS
9 3 (0.43%) 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 76 (10.83%) MS Office
2 68 (9.69%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.71%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.43%) 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 (1.28%) Office 365
2 5 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (7.41%) NetScaler
2 39 (5.56%) Firewall
3 36 (5.13%) DNS
4 33 (4.70%) DHCP
5 27 (3.85%) SMS
6 24 (3.42%) SAN
7 20 (2.85%) Internet
8 17 (2.42%) WAN
9 15 (2.14%) VPN
10 12 (1.71%) LAN
11 8 (1.14%) NAS
12 7 (1.00%) Unified Communications
12 7 (1.00%) TCP/IP
13 5 (0.71%) VLAN
14 4 (0.57%) Nortel Meridian
15 3 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
15 3 (0.43%) Wireshark
16 2 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
16 2 (0.28%) iSCSI
16 2 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.57%) MS Access
5 2 (0.28%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 277 (39.46%) MSI
2 63 (8.97%) InstallShield
3 61 (8.69%) Wise Package Studio
4 42 (5.98%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.43%) 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 82 (11.68%) Finance
2 48 (6.84%) Banking
3 23 (3.28%) Publishing
4 15 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.85%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.28%) Local Government
7 8 (1.14%) Retail
7 8 (1.14%) Law
8 7 (1.00%) Legal
8 7 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.57%) Back Office
10 3 (0.43%) Front Office
11 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.14%) Advertising
11 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 276 (39.32%) Applications Packager
2 52 (7.41%) Consultant
3 47 (6.70%) Analyst
4 42 (5.98%) Desktop Engineer
5 40 (5.70%) Citrix Engineer
6 37 (5.27%) Desktop Support
6 37 (5.27%) Support Engineer
7 22 (3.13%) Architect
8 20 (2.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 16 (2.28%) Administrator
10 15 (2.14%) Citrix Administrator
11 12 (1.71%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (1.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (1.57%) Applications Support
12 11 (1.57%) Server Engineer
12 11 (1.57%) SCCM Consultant
13 10 (1.42%) 3rd Line Support
13 10 (1.42%) Systems Engineer
14 9 (1.28%) Project Manager
14 9 (1.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 229 (32.62%) Application Packaging
2 46 (6.55%) WSH
3 21 (2.99%) Software Packaging
4 10 (1.42%) JSP
5 8 (1.14%) 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 44 (6.27%) Blackberry
2 36 (5.13%) Thin Client
2 36 (5.13%) Fat Client
3 12 (1.71%) Clustering
3 12 (1.71%) Hedge funds
4 11 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.14%) iPhone
6 7 (1.00%) CMDB
6 7 (1.00%) iPad
6 7 (1.00%) 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 (0.43%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.28%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.14%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.14%) Statistics
11 1 (0.14%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 515 (73.36%) Windows
2 370 (52.71%) Windows 7
3 150 (21.37%) Windows XP
4 109 (15.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (9.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (5.84%) Windows Vista
7 39 (5.56%) Windows 8
7 39 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.57%) UNIX
8 11 (1.57%) Windows 2000
9 10 (1.42%) Linux
10 3 (0.43%) Windows NT
10 3 (0.43%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (16.10%) Migration
2 72 (10.26%) ITIL
3 46 (6.55%) Software Deployment
4 31 (4.42%) Service Delivery
4 31 (4.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (2.85%) Project Management
5 20 (2.85%) Software Distribution
6 19 (2.71%) Compatibility Testing
7 16 (2.28%) Service Management
8 13 (1.85%) TQM
8 13 (1.85%) Workflow
8 13 (1.85%) Integration Testing
8 13 (1.85%) Incident Management
9 11 (1.57%) Change Management
9 11 (1.57%) ITSM
10 9 (1.28%) PRINCE2
10 9 (1.28%) Information Security
10 9 (1.28%) Release Management
11 6 (0.85%) Problem Management
11 6 (0.85%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 107 (15.24%) VB
2 91 (12.96%) PowerShell
3 71 (10.11%) VBScript
4 51 (7.26%) SQL
5 8 (1.14%) C
6 5 (0.71%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.43%) Java
7 3 (0.43%) 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
1 166 (23.65%) Security Cleared
2 126 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 30 (4.27%) Citrix Certification
4 28 (3.99%) DV Cleared
5 27 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (2.71%) CCEA
7 15 (2.14%) MCSE
7 15 (2.14%) CCA
7 15 (2.14%) CCEE
8 10 (1.42%) MCSA
9 9 (1.28%) MCP
9 9 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.28%) MCITP
10 6 (0.85%) Degree
11 3 (0.43%) 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 36 (5.13%) SLA
2 26 (3.70%) QA
3 5 (0.71%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) COBIT
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 209 (29.77%) XenApp
2 197 (28.06%) Active Directory
3 118 (16.81%) XenDesktop
4 68 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 67 (9.54%) Hyper-V
6 50 (7.12%) XenServer
7 23 (3.28%) Terminal Services
8 19 (2.71%) vSphere
9 11 (1.57%) VMware ESX
9 11 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.57%) Xen
11 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.14%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.14%) IAG
12 1 (0.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 317 (45.16%) SCCM
2 92 (13.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 32 (4.56%) AppDNA
4 20 (2.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 15 (2.14%) SCOM
6 11 (1.57%) ZENworks
7 6 (0.85%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.43%) WSUS
10 2 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 2 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.28%) OpenView
10 2 (0.28%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.28%) SAP Afaria
11 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.14%) SCSM
11 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 369 (52.56%) Citrix
2 306 (43.59%) Microsoft
3 179 (25.50%) AppSense
4 103 (14.67%) VMware
5 49 (6.98%) HP
6 43 (6.13%) Altiris
7 33 (4.70%) CA
8 30 (4.27%) Wyse
8 30 (4.27%) Lumension
9 29 (4.13%) Dell
10 22 (3.13%) Cisco
11 16 (2.28%) McAfee
12 11 (1.57%) Apple
13 8 (1.14%) EMC
14 6 (0.85%) LANDesk
15 5 (0.71%) IBM
15 5 (0.71%) Oracle
16 4 (0.57%) Nortel
16 4 (0.57%) NetApp
16 4 (0.57%) Novell
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Lancashire
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TEKsystems
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LA International
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Reading, Berkshire
Cititec Associates Limited
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: £250 - 325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Computer People
Rate: £200.00 - £220.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Worcester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
York
Computer Futures
Rate: £170 - £200 per day + competitive
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Selby
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Rate: £200 - £250 per annum
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