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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 364 256 285
Rank change year-on-year
-108 +29
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 259 406 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.75% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 4.78% 7.86% 6.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 211 176
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.91% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 16
Average hourly rate £15.50 £21.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.73% +14.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £16.78 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £44.55 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £21.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-31.03% +14.47%

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
5417 5166 4554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.71% 9.48% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3020 2680 2197
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 610 631
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.01% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
- +3.93%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 -76 238 £350 +7.69% 29
London -28 86 £350 - 14
South East -24 67 £338 +3.84% 5
Berkshire +16 38 £417 +4.25% 4
North West -53 34 £663 +154.80% 2
Reading +17 28 £417 -12.21% 2
City of London -4 19 £338 -10.00% 2
Cheshire -4 16 £725 -
Scotland -32 16 £335 +7.20% 1
Hampshire -1 14 £275 -15.38%
South West +7 13 £369 -7.81% 1
Warrington -2 13 £725 -
East of England -4 13 £388 +7.63% 2
West Midlands -21 10 £325 +54.76% 1
Renfrewshire +2 9 £388 +46.22%
Erskine +1 9 £388 +46.22%
Manchester -14 9 £388 +46.91% 1
East Midlands 0 7 £375 -11.76%
Surrey -9 7 £273 -29.67% 1
Yorkshire -18 7 £316 +30.41% 4
Hertfordshire +4 5 £488 +62.50%
Essex +3 5 £413 +3.12%
North East +1 5 £750 -
Croydon +1 5 £425 -15.00%
Havant -1 5 £410 +26.15%
Glasgow -14 5 £210 -42.85% 1
West Yorkshire -16 5 £320 -11.11%
Leeds -21 5 £320 -11.11%
Winchester - 5 £225 -
Wiltshire +8 4 £420 - 1

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 300 (71.43%) Windows
2 210 (50.00%) Citrix
3 196 (46.67%) SCCM
4 188 (44.76%) Microsoft
5 180 (42.86%) Windows 7
6 137 (32.62%) Active Directory
7 133 (31.67%) MSI
8 131 (31.19%) XenApp
9 127 (30.24%) Application Packaging
10 113 (26.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 109 (25.95%) VMware
12 108 (25.71%) Security Cleared
13 97 (23.10%) AppSense
14 69 (16.43%) Migration
15 65 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
16 63 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
17 62 (14.76%) XenDesktop
18 61 (14.52%) Finance
19 60 (14.29%) SC Cleared
20 58 (13.81%) PowerShell
21 53 (12.62%) Windows XP
22 49 (11.67%) ITIL
22 49 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
23 44 (10.48%) HP
24 42 (10.00%) DNS
24 42 (10.00%) vSphere
25 38 (9.05%) MS Excel
26 36 (8.57%) .NET
26 36 (8.57%) DV Cleared
27 35 (8.33%) VBScript

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 33 (7.86%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.52%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (3.57%) Lync
5 14 (3.33%) IIS
6 10 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (2.14%) IBM Notes
8 8 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.95%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.48%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 38 (9.05%) MS Excel
2 30 (7.14%) MS Office
3 5 (1.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.95%) RMDS
2 2 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.24%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 20 (4.76%) Office 365
2 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 42 (10.00%) DNS
2 30 (7.14%) DHCP
3 26 (6.19%) NetScaler
4 24 (5.71%) Firewall
5 20 (4.76%) SAN
6 13 (3.10%) TCP/IP
6 13 (3.10%) WAN
7 12 (2.86%) VPN
7 12 (2.86%) NAS
8 9 (2.14%) LAN
9 7 (1.67%) Internet
10 6 (1.43%) SMS
10 6 (1.43%) SSL
11 3 (0.71%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.71%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.71%) DMZ
11 3 (0.71%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.71%) VoIP
12 2 (0.48%) Intranet
13 1 (0.24%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.29%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.90%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.24%) Big Data
5 1 (0.24%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 133 (31.67%) MSI
2 21 (5.00%) InstallShield
3 20 (4.76%) AdminStudio
4 7 (1.67%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.71%) WinDbg
6 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.48%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
General
1 61 (14.52%) Finance
2 20 (4.76%) Banking
3 8 (1.90%) Financial Institution
4 7 (1.67%) Law
5 6 (1.43%) Legal
5 6 (1.43%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.19%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.95%) Local Government
8 3 (0.71%) Publishing
9 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.24%) Marketing
9 1 (0.24%) Retail
9 1 (0.24%) Front Office
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 136 (32.38%) Applications Packager
2 37 (8.81%) Analyst
3 30 (7.14%) Architect
3 30 (7.14%) Consultant
4 27 (6.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (5.95%) Citrix Engineer
6 17 (4.05%) Desktop Support
7 13 (3.10%) Support Analyst
8 11 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (2.38%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (2.38%) Desktop Analyst
9 10 (2.38%) Wintel Engineer
10 9 (2.14%) Applications Manager
10 9 (2.14%) Applications Specialist
10 9 (2.14%) Administrator
10 9 (2.14%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (2.14%) Desktop Engineer
10 9 (2.14%) Citrix Consultant
11 8 (1.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 8 (1.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (30.24%) Application Packaging
2 36 (8.57%) .NET
3 10 (2.38%) Web Services
4 7 (1.67%) Software Packaging
5 5 (1.19%) X-Windows
6 4 (0.95%) J2EE
6 4 (0.95%) WSH
7 3 (0.71%) WCF
8 2 (0.48%) XML
8 2 (0.48%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.24%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 1 (0.24%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.10%) Thin Client
1 34 (8.10%) Fat Client
2 11 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (1.67%) BYOD
3 7 (1.67%) Clustering
4 5 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 4 (0.95%) Blackberry
5 4 (0.95%) PKI
6 3 (0.71%) CESG
6 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.48%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (0.48%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.48%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.48%) User Experience
8 1 (0.24%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.24%) iPhone
8 1 (0.24%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.24%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.24%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 300 (71.43%) Windows
2 180 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 113 (26.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 53 (12.62%) Windows XP
6 49 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (6.90%) Windows 8
8 10 (2.38%) Windows Vista
9 5 (1.19%) Linux
10 3 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.24%) Debian
11 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.24%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.24%) UNIX
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (16.43%) Migration
2 49 (11.67%) ITIL
3 23 (5.48%) Service Management
4 18 (4.29%) Change Management
5 17 (4.05%) Project Management
6 16 (3.81%) Incident Management
7 12 (2.86%) Enterprise Architecture
7 12 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
7 12 (2.86%) Change Control
8 10 (2.38%) Asset Management
8 10 (2.38%) Business Transformation
9 8 (1.90%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (1.67%) High Availability
10 7 (1.67%) Problem Management
10 7 (1.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (1.43%) PRINCE2
11 6 (1.43%) Configuration Management
11 6 (1.43%) Service Delivery
11 6 (1.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (1.43%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 58 (13.81%) PowerShell
2 35 (8.33%) VBScript
3 32 (7.62%) SQL
4 23 (5.48%) C#
5 21 (5.00%) VB
6 6 (1.43%) Java
6 6 (1.43%) C
7 2 (0.48%) REXX
7 2 (0.48%) Tcl
7 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 108 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 60 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 36 (8.57%) DV Cleared
4 26 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (4.29%) MCSE
6 9 (2.14%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (1.43%) MCSA
7 6 (1.43%) CCA
7 6 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (1.43%) MCITP
7 6 (1.43%) Degree
8 5 (1.19%) MCTS
9 4 (0.95%) CCEA
10 3 (0.71%) MCP
11 2 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.48%) CCNA
11 2 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.48%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.48%) CCEE
11 2 (0.48%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.33%) QA
2 10 (2.38%) SLA
3 2 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.24%) COBIT
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 137 (32.62%) Active Directory
2 131 (31.19%) XenApp
3 65 (15.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 62 (14.76%) XenDesktop
5 42 (10.00%) vSphere
6 28 (6.67%) Hyper-V
7 25 (5.95%) XenServer
8 11 (2.62%) VMware ESX
9 10 (2.38%) Terminal Services
9 10 (2.38%) Xen
10 8 (1.90%) UAG
11 5 (1.19%) BitLocker
11 5 (1.19%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.95%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.95%) Forefront TMG
12 4 (0.95%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.24%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 196 (46.67%) SCCM
2 23 (5.48%) SCOM
3 20 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 17 (4.05%) WSUS
5 15 (3.57%) EdgeSight
6 8 (1.90%) SCVMM
7 6 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.19%) SCOrch
8 5 (1.19%) WMI
8 5 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.95%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.71%) SCSM
10 3 (0.71%) ServiceCenter
10 3 (0.71%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 3 (0.71%) Nessus
10 3 (0.71%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.48%) ZENworks
11 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.48%) BMC Marimba
11 2 (0.48%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 210 (50.00%) Citrix
2 188 (44.76%) Microsoft
3 109 (25.95%) VMware
4 97 (23.10%) AppSense
5 44 (10.48%) HP
6 18 (4.29%) Cisco
7 16 (3.81%) Oracle
8 15 (3.57%) Symantec
9 14 (3.33%) Dell
10 11 (2.62%) Altiris
11 10 (2.38%) EMC
12 9 (2.14%) NetApp
12 9 (2.14%) Lotus
12 9 (2.14%) Wyse
13 7 (1.67%) CA
13 7 (1.67%) Reuters
13 7 (1.67%) Bloomberg
13 7 (1.67%) SAP
14 6 (1.43%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.19%) Mercator
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LA International
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South Wales
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £200 - £300 per day + DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Posted: 4 days ago
North Yorkshire
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Telford
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £340 - £360 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Cambridge
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
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