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 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 376 274 263
Rank change year-on-year
-102 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 247 378 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.72% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 4.63% 7.55% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 217 188
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £219 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £434 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 16
Average hourly rate £16.25 £21.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +11.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £18.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.70 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-29.41% +11.84%

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
5332 5007 4441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.84% 9.51% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2998 2669 2133
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 619 619
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.12 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £33.50 £32.50
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

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 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
England -84 225 £338 +3.84% 35
London -40 88 £338 - 13
South East -20 66 £344 +10.88% 7
Berkshire +18 43 £417 -4.13% 4
Reading +33 32 £417 -12.21% 2
North West -53 24 £650 +147.61% 5
City of London -7 21 £338 -2.17% 5
Scotland -25 18 £335 +8.06% 1
West Midlands -15 12 £315 +50.00%
Cheshire -7 11 £700 -
Warrington -1 10 £700 -
East of England -3 10 £400 +8.10% 1
Hampshire -5 10 £275 -12.69%
Erskine 0 9 £388 +31.35%
Renfrewshire -1 9 £388 +31.35%
South West +7 8 £385 +18.46% 2
Yorkshire -19 8 £300 +27.65% 6
Glasgow -4 7 £260 -23.57% 1
Shropshire -2 6 £335 -
Essex +5 5 £413 +3.12%
North East -6 5 - -
Manchester -11 5 £323 +20.56% 3
Lewes -3 4 £350 -6.66%
Surrey -3 4 £273 -44.81% 1
East Midlands -7 4 £325 -23.52% 1
East Sussex -11 4 £350 -6.66%
Winchester - 4 £238 -
Cambridgeshire -5 3 £288 -20.13%
Birmingham -7 3 £400 +21.21%
West Yorkshire -13 3 £313 -

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 316 (72.64%) Windows
2 222 (51.03%) Citrix
3 203 (46.67%) SCCM
4 198 (45.52%) Microsoft
5 184 (42.30%) Windows 7
6 142 (32.64%) Active Directory
7 140 (32.18%) XenApp
8 132 (30.34%) MSI
9 122 (28.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 122 (28.05%) Application Packaging
10 121 (27.82%) VMware
11 119 (27.36%) Security Cleared
12 101 (23.22%) AppSense
13 73 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
14 70 (16.09%) Migration
15 67 (15.40%) SC Cleared
16 65 (14.94%) XenDesktop
16 65 (14.94%) Windows Server 2003
17 59 (13.56%) PowerShell
18 57 (13.10%) Finance
19 50 (11.49%) Windows Server 2012
20 48 (11.03%) DNS
20 48 (11.03%) ITIL
21 47 (10.80%) Windows XP
22 45 (10.34%) vSphere
23 44 (10.11%) HP
24 39 (8.97%) .NET
25 38 (8.74%) DV Cleared
26 35 (8.05%) SQL
26 35 (8.05%) DHCP

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 34 (7.82%) MS Exchange
2 22 (5.06%) SharePoint
3 19 (4.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (3.91%) Lync
5 15 (3.45%) IIS
6 11 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (2.30%) IBM Notes
8 7 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.92%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.69%) OpenEdge
12 2 (0.46%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.46%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.23%) SAS
13 1 (0.23%) FileNet
13 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.23%) WorkSite
13 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (8.05%) MS Excel
2 30 (6.90%) MS Office
3 5 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) SPSS
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) RMDS
2 3 (0.69%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.23%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 21 (4.83%) Office 365
2 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (11.03%) DNS
2 35 (8.05%) DHCP
3 32 (7.36%) NetScaler
4 24 (5.52%) Firewall
5 22 (5.06%) SAN
6 15 (3.45%) VPN
7 12 (2.76%) NAS
7 12 (2.76%) TCP/IP
7 12 (2.76%) WAN
8 9 (2.07%) SSL
9 8 (1.84%) LAN
10 7 (1.61%) Internet
11 5 (1.15%) SMS
12 4 (0.92%) VoIP
13 3 (0.69%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.69%) DMZ
13 3 (0.69%) Wireshark
13 3 (0.69%) iSCSI
14 2 (0.46%) Network Security
14 2 (0.46%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (5.75%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.84%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.23%) OLAP
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.23%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.23%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.23%) Big Data
5 1 (0.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.23%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 132 (30.34%) MSI
2 21 (4.83%) InstallShield
3 19 (4.37%) AdminStudio
4 5 (1.15%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.69%) WinDbg
6 2 (0.46%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.23%) ERwin
General
1 57 (13.10%) Finance
2 20 (4.60%) Banking
3 10 (2.30%) Law
4 7 (1.61%) Publishing
5 6 (1.38%) Legal
5 6 (1.38%) Financial Institution
5 6 (1.38%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.15%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.92%) Local Government
7 4 (0.92%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.23%) Retail
8 1 (0.23%) Electronics
8 1 (0.23%) Front Office
8 1 (0.23%) Back Office
8 1 (0.23%) Advertising
8 1 (0.23%) Marketing
8 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 133 (30.57%) Applications Packager
2 39 (8.97%) Analyst
3 36 (8.28%) Consultant
4 31 (7.13%) Architect
5 29 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 26 (5.98%) Citrix Engineer
7 19 (4.37%) Desktop Support
8 14 (3.22%) Citrix Consultant
9 13 (2.99%) Support Analyst
10 12 (2.76%) Administrator
10 12 (2.76%) Desktop Engineer
11 11 (2.53%) Technical Analyst
11 11 (2.53%) Desktop Analyst
11 11 (2.53%) Solutions Architect
12 9 (2.07%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 9 (2.07%) 3rd Line Support
13 8 (1.84%) Wintel Engineer
13 8 (1.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 8 (1.84%) Support Engineer
13 8 (1.84%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 122 (28.05%) Application Packaging
2 39 (8.97%) .NET
3 10 (2.30%) Web Services
4 8 (1.84%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.92%) X-Windows
5 4 (0.92%) J2EE
6 3 (0.69%) WCF
7 2 (0.46%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.46%) WSH
8 1 (0.23%) XML
8 1 (0.23%) Middleware
8 1 (0.23%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.21%) Thin Client
1 27 (6.21%) Fat Client
2 11 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (1.84%) Clustering
4 7 (1.61%) BYOD
5 5 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 4 (0.92%) PKI
6 4 (0.92%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.69%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.69%) CESG
8 2 (0.46%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.46%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.46%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.46%) User Experience
8 2 (0.46%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (0.23%) NHS
9 1 (0.23%) DTV
9 1 (0.23%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 316 (72.64%) Windows
2 184 (42.30%) Windows 7
3 122 (28.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 65 (14.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 50 (11.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (10.80%) Windows XP
7 32 (7.36%) Windows 8
8 10 (2.30%) Windows Vista
9 7 (1.61%) Linux
10 5 (1.15%) UNIX
11 4 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.69%) Android
12 3 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.46%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.23%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.23%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (16.09%) Migration
2 48 (11.03%) ITIL
3 23 (5.29%) Service Management
4 17 (3.91%) Change Management
5 15 (3.45%) Project Management
5 15 (3.45%) Incident Management
6 12 (2.76%) Enterprise Architecture
6 12 (2.76%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (2.30%) Change Control
7 10 (2.30%) Business Transformation
7 10 (2.30%) Asset Management
8 8 (1.84%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (1.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (1.61%) PRINCE2
9 7 (1.61%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (1.61%) Problem Management
10 6 (1.38%) Data Protection
10 6 (1.38%) High Availability
10 6 (1.38%) Service Delivery
11 5 (1.15%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (13.56%) PowerShell
2 35 (8.05%) SQL
3 32 (7.36%) VBScript
4 26 (5.98%) C#
5 18 (4.14%) VB
6 6 (1.38%) C
6 6 (1.38%) Java
7 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.46%) REXX
7 2 (0.46%) Tcl
8 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.23%) R
8 1 (0.23%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 119 (27.36%) Security Cleared
2 67 (15.40%) SC Cleared
3 38 (8.74%) DV Cleared
4 26 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (4.37%) MCSE
6 12 (2.76%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (1.38%) Degree
7 6 (1.38%) MCTS
7 6 (1.38%) MCITP
7 6 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (1.38%) MCSA
8 5 (1.15%) CCA
8 5 (1.15%) CCEE
9 4 (0.92%) CCIA
9 4 (0.92%) MCP
10 3 (0.69%) CCEA
10 3 (0.69%) VCP5
11 2 (0.46%) VCAP
11 2 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.99%) QA
2 10 (2.30%) SLA
3 2 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 142 (32.64%) Active Directory
2 140 (32.18%) XenApp
3 73 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 65 (14.94%) XenDesktop
5 45 (10.34%) vSphere
6 26 (5.98%) XenServer
6 26 (5.98%) Hyper-V
7 13 (2.99%) VMware ESX
8 10 (2.30%) Xen
9 9 (2.07%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (1.61%) UAG
11 6 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (1.15%) ISA Server
12 5 (1.15%) BitLocker
13 4 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (0.92%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.92%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 203 (46.67%) SCCM
2 23 (5.29%) SCOM
3 20 (4.60%) WSUS
3 20 (4.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 19 (4.37%) EdgeSight
5 9 (2.07%) SCVMM
6 6 (1.38%) SCOrch
7 5 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (1.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (1.15%) SCSM
7 5 (1.15%) WMI
8 3 (0.69%) Nessus
8 3 (0.69%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.69%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.69%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.46%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.46%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 222 (51.03%) Citrix
2 198 (45.52%) Microsoft
3 121 (27.82%) VMware
4 101 (23.22%) AppSense
5 44 (10.11%) HP
6 17 (3.91%) Cisco
7 16 (3.68%) Oracle
8 15 (3.45%) Symantec
9 14 (3.22%) Dell
10 13 (2.99%) Altiris
11 10 (2.30%) Wyse
11 10 (2.30%) NetApp
11 10 (2.30%) Lotus
11 10 (2.30%) EMC
12 7 (1.61%) SAP
12 7 (1.61%) Reuters
12 7 (1.61%) Bloomberg
13 6 (1.38%) McAfee
13 6 (1.38%) CheckPoint
13 6 (1.38%) CA
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