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 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 415 320 256
Rank change year-on-year
-95 -64
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 189 284 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.55% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 3.48% 5.44% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 174 198
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£350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £225 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 18
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% +15.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £11.76 £18.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £38.59 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +12.69%

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
5438 5220 4694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 10.07% 8.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2988 2725 2244
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 646 694
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £31.56 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 25 November 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 -100 177 £360 -1.36% 29
London -53 66 £425 +13.33% 11
South East -43 31 £300 -13.35% 4
South West -7 30 £325 -2.25% 3
City of London +29 26 £425 +13.33% 7
North West -13 19 £300 -7.69% 5
Hampshire -13 14 £200 -39.39%
Yorkshire 0 12 £265 -19.69% 3
East of England -6 11 £263 -26.57% 1
Wiltshire -6 11 £375 - 2
Swindon - 11 £375 - 1
Scotland -18 9 £168 -44.16%
Dorset - 9 £255 -
Milton Keynes -5 7 £315 +12.50%
Buckinghamshire -10 7 £315 +12.50%
Manchester -10 6 £350 - 3
West Yorkshire - 6 £265 - 2
Cheshire +3 5 £390 - 1
Essex -9 5 £180 -56.36%
Leeds - 5 £265 - 2
Berkshire -1 4 £500 +33.33% 2
Surrey -21 4 £354 +10.11%
South Yorkshire - 4 £388 - 1
Bedfordshire -12 3 £263 -20.45%
West Midlands -22 3 £310 +5.08% 1
Glasgow -6 2 £131 -
Coventry -7 2 - -
Norfolk - 2 - -
Reading +11 1 £500 +36.51% 1
Kent -1 1 - - 1

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 336 (74.01%) Windows
2 239 (52.64%) SCCM
3 234 (51.54%) Windows 7
3 234 (51.54%) Citrix
4 186 (40.97%) Microsoft
5 180 (39.65%) MSI
6 157 (34.58%) Application Packaging
7 147 (32.38%) Active Directory
8 143 (31.50%) XenApp
9 110 (24.23%) XenDesktop
10 108 (23.79%) AppSense
11 107 (23.57%) Security Cleared
12 103 (22.69%) Windows XP
13 96 (21.15%) VMware
14 74 (16.30%) SC Cleared
15 72 (15.86%) Windows Server 2008
16 71 (15.64%) VMware Infrastructure
17 69 (15.20%) Migration
18 62 (13.66%) PowerShell
19 58 (12.78%) Finance
20 55 (12.11%) ITIL
21 52 (11.45%) VB
22 48 (10.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
23 46 (10.13%) Hyper-V
24 45 (9.91%) MS Office
25 43 (9.47%) DNS
26 42 (9.25%) Windows Server 2003
27 41 (9.03%) MS Excel
27 41 (9.03%) XenServer
28 39 (8.59%) VBScript

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (6.39%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.74%) Lync
4 15 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (1.54%) IIS
6 5 (1.10%) IBM Notes
6 5 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.66%) Apache
8 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 45 (9.91%) MS Office
2 41 (9.03%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.64%) Office 365
2 3 (0.66%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (9.47%) DNS
2 35 (7.71%) NetScaler
3 30 (6.61%) DHCP
4 27 (5.95%) Firewall
5 20 (4.41%) SMS
6 12 (2.64%) SAN
7 9 (1.98%) LAN
7 9 (1.98%) WAN
8 8 (1.76%) VPN
9 7 (1.54%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.32%) NAS
11 4 (0.88%) VoIP
11 4 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.66%) FTP
12 3 (0.66%) SSL
12 3 (0.66%) Internet
12 3 (0.66%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (0.66%) Wireshark
12 3 (0.66%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (4.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.44%) Data Mining
4 2 (0.44%) DB2
5 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.22%) MS Access
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 180 (39.65%) MSI
2 29 (6.39%) AdminStudio
3 28 (6.17%) InstallShield
4 26 (5.73%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.66%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.22%) WinDbg
General
1 58 (12.78%) Finance
2 26 (5.73%) Banking
3 23 (5.07%) Telecoms
4 4 (0.88%) Legal
4 4 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 4 (0.88%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.66%) Retail
5 3 (0.66%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.22%) Front Office
6 1 (0.22%) Publishing
6 1 (0.22%) Law
6 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.22%) French Language
6 1 (0.22%) German Language
6 1 (0.22%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 147 (32.38%) Applications Packager
2 52 (11.45%) Consultant
3 28 (6.17%) Analyst
4 26 (5.73%) Architect
5 25 (5.51%) Support Engineer
6 22 (4.85%) Desktop Engineer
7 21 (4.63%) Citrix Engineer
8 19 (4.19%) Desktop Support
9 12 (2.64%) Citrix Consultant
10 11 (2.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 10 (2.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (1.98%) Technical Analyst
13 8 (1.76%) SCCM Consultant
13 8 (1.76%) 3rd Line Support
13 8 (1.76%) Administrator
13 8 (1.76%) Technical Support
14 6 (1.32%) Wintel Engineer
14 6 (1.32%) Test Analyst
14 6 (1.32%) Enterprise Architect
14 6 (1.32%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (34.58%) Application Packaging
2 23 (5.07%) WSH
3 7 (1.54%) Middleware
4 6 (1.32%) JSP
5 4 (0.88%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.66%) .NET
6 3 (0.66%) XML
6 3 (0.66%) ODBC
7 2 (0.44%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.44%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.83%) Fat Client
1 31 (6.83%) Thin Client
2 24 (5.29%) Blackberry
3 13 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.20%) Clustering
5 7 (1.54%) PKI
6 6 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.10%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.10%) Replication
7 5 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.88%) CMDB
8 4 (0.88%) NHS
9 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.44%) iPad
10 2 (0.44%) iPhone
10 2 (0.44%) SecurID
11 1 (0.22%) AS400
11 1 (0.22%) Equities
11 1 (0.22%) LIMS
11 1 (0.22%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 336 (74.01%) Windows
2 234 (51.54%) Windows 7
3 103 (22.69%) Windows XP
4 72 (15.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (9.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (7.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (7.05%) Windows Vista
8 20 (4.41%) Windows 8
9 13 (2.86%) UNIX
10 11 (2.42%) Linux
11 4 (0.88%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.66%) AIX
12 3 (0.66%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.44%) Solaris
14 1 (0.22%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (15.20%) Migration
2 55 (12.11%) ITIL
3 24 (5.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 17 (3.74%) Software Deployment
4 17 (3.74%) Service Delivery
5 13 (2.86%) Configuration Management
6 12 (2.64%) Software Distribution
6 12 (2.64%) System Testing
6 12 (2.64%) Compatibility Testing
7 11 (2.42%) Incident Management
8 9 (1.98%) Change Management
8 9 (1.98%) Service Management
8 9 (1.98%) Problem Management
9 8 (1.76%) ITIL V3
9 8 (1.76%) Project Management
10 7 (1.54%) Asset Management
11 6 (1.32%) Change Control
11 6 (1.32%) Load Balancing
11 6 (1.32%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (1.32%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 62 (13.66%) PowerShell
2 52 (11.45%) VB
3 39 (8.59%) VBScript
4 37 (8.15%) SQL
5 7 (1.54%) C
6 4 (0.88%) C#
7 2 (0.44%) REXX
7 2 (0.44%) Tcl
8 1 (0.22%) Java
8 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 107 (23.57%) Security Cleared
2 74 (16.30%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (5.51%) Citrix Certification
5 23 (5.07%) DV Cleared
6 19 (4.19%) MCSE
7 16 (3.52%) CCA
8 12 (2.64%) MCITP
9 11 (2.42%) CCEA
9 11 (2.42%) Degree
10 9 (1.98%) CCEE
11 8 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.88%) MCSA
13 4 (0.88%) MCTS
14 3 (0.66%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.66%) MCP
14 3 (0.66%) VCP5
14 3 (0.66%) CCAA
15 1 (0.22%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.63%) SLA
2 10 (2.20%) QA
3 4 (0.88%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 147 (32.38%) Active Directory
2 143 (31.50%) XenApp
3 110 (24.23%) XenDesktop
4 71 (15.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 46 (10.13%) Hyper-V
6 41 (9.03%) XenServer
7 20 (4.41%) Terminal Services
8 15 (3.30%) vSphere
9 11 (2.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (1.54%) VMware ESX
11 5 (1.10%) UAG
12 4 (0.88%) Firmware
13 3 (0.66%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.44%) IAG
15 1 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.22%) Squid
15 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 239 (52.64%) SCCM
2 48 (10.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 28 (6.17%) SCOM
4 14 (3.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 14 (3.08%) EdgeSight
5 12 (2.64%) AppDNA
5 12 (2.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (1.98%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (1.76%) WSUS
8 7 (1.54%) HP SIM
9 6 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.10%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (1.10%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.88%) SCSM
11 4 (0.88%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.88%) ZENworks
11 4 (0.88%) WMI
12 3 (0.66%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.66%) OpenView
12 3 (0.66%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 234 (51.54%) Citrix
2 186 (40.97%) Microsoft
3 108 (23.79%) AppSense
4 96 (21.15%) VMware
5 35 (7.71%) Altiris
6 26 (5.73%) HP
7 22 (4.85%) Wyse
7 22 (4.85%) CA
8 18 (3.96%) Symantec
8 18 (3.96%) Lumension
9 14 (3.08%) Dell
10 12 (2.64%) Oracle
11 11 (2.42%) McAfee
12 10 (2.20%) Cisco
13 8 (1.76%) LANDesk
14 6 (1.32%) Apple
14 6 (1.32%) Sophos
14 6 (1.32%) IBM
14 6 (1.32%) EMC
15 5 (1.10%) Remedy
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