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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 398 311 245
Rank change year-on-year
-87 -66
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 225 299 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.57% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 3.99% 5.87% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 172 217
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £331 £328
% change year-on-year
-9.43% +1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 20
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.77% +38.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.62 £12.50 £15.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £116.40 £33.81 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.78 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-18.77% +36.78%

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
5646 5095 4756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.67% 9.71% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3158 2627 2288
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 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 698 635 625
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.30 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% -1.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -79 209 £350 +0.71% 40
London -32 85 £425 +17.24% 22
South East -45 36 £300 -7.69% 8
North West -6 35 £300 +27.65% 4
City of London +23 31 £425 +17.64% 11
South West -15 27 £365 +5.03%
Wiltshire -2 13 £450 +24.13%
Scotland -4 13 £168 -60.58% 1
Swindon +4 11 £450 +24.13%
Yorkshire +4 9 £208 -37.12% 1
East of England -28 8 £375 +6.38% 2
Berkshire +11 7 £325 -16.93% 4
Milton Keynes +3 7 £315 -30.00%
Buckinghamshire 0 7 £315 -30.00%
West Yorkshire - 5 £164 - 1
East Midlands +2 4 £320 -17.41%
Manchester -3 4 £350 - 3
Kent -5 4 £350 -6.04%
Essex -12 4 - -
Leeds - 4 £164 - 1
Cheshire -7 3 £300 +50.00%
South Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
Reading +8 2 £288 -21.50% 3
Devon -14 2 £275 -
Bedfordshire -30 2 - -
Surrey -40 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £131 - 1
West Midlands -35 1 £310 -4.61% 2
North East -38 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 - - 1

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 385 (73.19%) Windows
2 278 (52.85%) Citrix
3 274 (52.09%) SCCM
4 266 (50.57%) Windows 7
5 225 (42.78%) Microsoft
6 204 (38.78%) MSI
7 169 (32.13%) Active Directory
8 167 (31.75%) Application Packaging
9 165 (31.37%) XenApp
10 125 (23.76%) AppSense
11 122 (23.19%) Security Cleared
12 121 (23.00%) XenDesktop
13 109 (20.72%) Windows XP
14 107 (20.34%) VMware
15 88 (16.73%) SC Cleared
16 81 (15.40%) Windows Server 2008
17 78 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
18 77 (14.64%) Migration
19 69 (13.12%) PowerShell
20 65 (12.36%) Finance
21 59 (11.22%) VB
22 57 (10.84%) ITIL
23 55 (10.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
24 54 (10.27%) MS Office
25 50 (9.51%) Windows Server 2003
26 49 (9.32%) DNS
26 49 (9.32%) Hyper-V
27 48 (9.13%) VBScript
27 48 (9.13%) MS Excel
28 44 (8.37%) NetScaler

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 29 (5.51%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.99%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.23%) Lync
4 14 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.33%) IIS
5 7 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.57%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.57%) Apache
8 2 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 54 (10.27%) MS Office
2 48 (9.13%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.28%) Office 365
2 3 (0.57%) IBM SmartCloud
2 3 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (9.32%) DNS
2 44 (8.37%) NetScaler
3 36 (6.84%) DHCP
4 30 (5.70%) Firewall
5 25 (4.75%) SMS
6 17 (3.23%) SAN
7 9 (1.71%) LAN
7 9 (1.71%) WAN
8 8 (1.52%) NAS
9 6 (1.14%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.14%) VPN
10 5 (0.95%) Internet
10 5 (0.95%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.57%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.57%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.57%) VLAN
11 3 (0.57%) SSL
11 3 (0.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.95%) MS Access
4 3 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 204 (38.78%) MSI
2 34 (6.46%) InstallShield
2 34 (6.46%) AdminStudio
3 30 (5.70%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (0.57%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.57%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.19%) WinDbg
General
1 65 (12.36%) Finance
2 37 (7.03%) Banking
3 23 (4.37%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.14%) Law
5 4 (0.76%) Legal
5 4 (0.76%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.76%) Publishing
5 4 (0.76%) Retail
6 3 (0.57%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.38%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.19%) Front Office
8 1 (0.19%) French Language
8 1 (0.19%) German Language
8 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.19%) Local Government
8 1 (0.19%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 160 (30.42%) Applications Packager
2 63 (11.98%) Consultant
3 36 (6.84%) Analyst
4 35 (6.65%) Desktop Engineer
5 32 (6.08%) Support Engineer
6 31 (5.89%) Citrix Engineer
7 29 (5.51%) Architect
8 28 (5.32%) Desktop Support
9 18 (3.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 14 (2.66%) Administrator
11 12 (2.28%) Citrix Consultant
12 10 (1.90%) Technical Analyst
12 10 (1.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (1.90%) Citrix Administrator
12 10 (1.90%) SCCM Consultant
13 8 (1.52%) Citrix Support
13 8 (1.52%) Technical Consultant
13 8 (1.52%) 3rd Line Support
14 7 (1.33%) Technical Support
15 6 (1.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (31.75%) Application Packaging
2 24 (4.56%) WSH
3 9 (1.71%) Middleware
4 7 (1.33%) Software Packaging
4 7 (1.33%) JSP
5 3 (0.57%) ODBC
5 3 (0.57%) .NET
6 2 (0.38%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.19%) COM
7 1 (0.19%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.70%) Blackberry
2 24 (4.56%) Thin Client
2 24 (4.56%) Fat Client
3 14 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.09%) Clustering
5 7 (1.33%) PKI
6 6 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.95%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.95%) Replication
7 5 (0.95%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.76%) CMDB
9 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.57%) NHS
10 2 (0.38%) User Experience
10 2 (0.38%) SecurID
11 1 (0.19%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.19%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.19%) LIMS
11 1 (0.19%) AS400
11 1 (0.19%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 385 (73.19%) Windows
2 266 (50.57%) Windows 7
3 109 (20.72%) Windows XP
4 81 (15.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (9.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (8.17%) Windows Vista
7 42 (7.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (5.70%) Windows 8
9 13 (2.47%) UNIX
10 11 (2.09%) Linux
11 9 (1.71%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.57%) AIX
12 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.38%) Solaris
13 2 (0.38%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (14.64%) Migration
2 57 (10.84%) ITIL
3 28 (5.32%) Software Deployment
4 26 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
4 26 (4.94%) Service Delivery
5 16 (3.04%) Software Distribution
6 13 (2.47%) Compatibility Testing
7 12 (2.28%) System Testing
8 10 (1.90%) Problem Management
8 10 (1.90%) Change Management
8 10 (1.90%) Service Management
8 10 (1.90%) Configuration Management
8 10 (1.90%) Information Security
8 10 (1.90%) Incident Management
9 9 (1.71%) ITIL V3
10 8 (1.52%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (1.52%) Asset Management
11 7 (1.33%) TQM
12 6 (1.14%) Enterprise Architecture
12 6 (1.14%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 69 (13.12%) PowerShell
2 59 (11.22%) VB
3 48 (9.13%) VBScript
4 40 (7.60%) SQL
5 9 (1.71%) C
6 4 (0.76%) C#
6 4 (0.76%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.38%) REXX
7 2 (0.38%) Tcl
8 1 (0.19%) Java
8 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 122 (23.19%) Security Cleared
2 88 (16.73%) SC Cleared
3 34 (6.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (5.51%) Citrix Certification
5 25 (4.75%) DV Cleared
6 19 (3.61%) MCSE
7 15 (2.85%) CCEA
8 14 (2.66%) CCA
8 14 (2.66%) CCEE
9 12 (2.28%) MCITP
10 10 (1.90%) Degree
11 8 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.33%) MCSA
13 4 (0.76%) MCP
13 4 (0.76%) MCTS
14 3 (0.57%) CCAA
15 2 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.38%) CISSP
16 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 1 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.51%) SLA
2 9 (1.71%) QA
3 4 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 169 (32.13%) Active Directory
2 165 (31.37%) XenApp
3 121 (23.00%) XenDesktop
4 78 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 49 (9.32%) Hyper-V
6 43 (8.17%) XenServer
7 24 (4.56%) vSphere
8 23 (4.37%) Terminal Services
9 12 (2.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (1.71%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.76%) Firmware
11 4 (0.76%) UAG
12 3 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.57%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.38%) IAG
14 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.19%) Squid
14 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 274 (52.09%) SCCM
2 55 (10.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 22 (4.18%) SCOM
4 18 (3.42%) AppDNA
5 14 (2.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 13 (2.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.52%) WSUS
9 6 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.14%) ZENworks
10 5 (0.95%) HP SIM
11 4 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 4 (0.76%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.76%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.76%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.76%) SCSM
11 4 (0.76%) WMI
12 3 (0.57%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 3 (0.57%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 278 (52.85%) Citrix
2 225 (42.78%) Microsoft
3 125 (23.76%) AppSense
4 107 (20.34%) VMware
5 40 (7.60%) Altiris
6 31 (5.89%) CA
7 30 (5.70%) Lumension
8 27 (5.13%) HP
9 22 (4.18%) Wyse
10 18 (3.42%) Symantec
11 14 (2.66%) Dell
11 14 (2.66%) Oracle
12 13 (2.47%) Cisco
13 11 (2.09%) McAfee
14 7 (1.33%) LANDesk
14 7 (1.33%) EMC
15 6 (1.14%) IBM
16 5 (0.95%) Remedy
17 4 (0.76%) Apple
17 4 (0.76%) Sophos
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £236 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £360 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280.00 - £340.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
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