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 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 357 278 267
Rank change year-on-year
-79 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 265 343 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.64% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 4.92% 6.66% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 201 182
Average daily rate
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£325 £343 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
-7.35% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 15
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% +13.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £11.24 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £32.90 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £23.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +7.95%

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
5388 5153 4826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.65% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3032 2669 2339
Average daily rate £325 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 585 588
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -66 244 £325 -4.41% 24
London -7 86 £369 +6.11% 13
South East -49 48 £325 -1.51% 5
North West -5 37 £291 -13.77% 1
City of London +4 24 £325 -9.72% 5
Berkshire +17 18 £338 -12.90% 1
East Midlands +14 17 £315 -18.70% 1
Scotland -18 14 £325 -15.58%
Buckinghamshire +1 12 £350 +5.26% 1
East of England -48 12 £350 -1.40% 2
Milton Keynes -6 11 £350 +5.26% 1
Yorkshire +10 9 £174 -61.38% 1
Hampshire -32 9 £308 -6.10%
Reading +3 7 £290 -25.16%
Surrey -29 5 £425 +30.76%
Essex -9 4 £350 +7.69% 2
West Yorkshire +4 3 £151 -66.38% 1
Fife - 3 £360 -
Kent - 3 £350 -
Glenrothes - 3 £360 -
Manchester -10 2 £280 - 1
West Midlands -31 2 £263 -16.66% 1
Harlow - 2 £350 - 1
Cheshire -1 1 £300 +50.00%
Midlands -11 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Sheffield - 1 £350 -
Warrington - 1 £300 -
Coventry - 1 £263 -
Doncaster - - - -

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 455 (71.99%) Windows
2 338 (53.48%) Citrix
3 322 (50.95%) Windows 7
4 303 (47.94%) SCCM
5 249 (39.40%) Microsoft
6 244 (38.61%) MSI
7 193 (30.54%) Application Packaging
8 181 (28.64%) XenApp
9 179 (28.32%) Active Directory
10 158 (25.00%) AppSense
11 153 (24.21%) Security Cleared
12 138 (21.84%) Windows XP
13 120 (18.99%) XenDesktop
14 117 (18.51%) SC Cleared
15 101 (15.98%) VMware
16 94 (14.87%) Windows Server 2008
17 93 (14.72%) Migration
18 83 (13.13%) VB
18 83 (13.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 75 (11.87%) Finance
20 71 (11.23%) PowerShell
21 68 (10.76%) MS Office
22 64 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
23 61 (9.65%) Hyper-V
24 60 (9.49%) ITIL
25 56 (8.86%) VBScript
25 56 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
26 55 (8.70%) SQL
26 55 (8.70%) MS Excel
27 53 (8.39%) InstallShield

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 31 (4.91%) MS Exchange
2 20 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 17 (2.69%) Lync
4 15 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (1.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 7 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (0.95%) CloudStack
8 5 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.79%) IIS
9 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.32%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.16%) Apache
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 68 (10.76%) MS Office
2 55 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.47%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) assyst
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.90%) Office 365
2 6 (0.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (7.91%) NetScaler
2 39 (6.17%) DNS
3 33 (5.22%) SMS
4 32 (5.06%) Firewall
5 31 (4.91%) DHCP
6 20 (3.16%) SAN
7 16 (2.53%) WAN
8 15 (2.37%) Internet
9 12 (1.90%) LAN
10 7 (1.11%) VPN
10 7 (1.11%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.79%) NAS
11 5 (0.79%) VLAN
11 5 (0.79%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.63%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.63%) Nortel Meridian
13 3 (0.47%) VoIP
13 3 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.32%) BIG-IP
14 2 (0.32%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (0.79%) MS Access
5 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 244 (38.61%) MSI
2 53 (8.39%) InstallShield
3 51 (8.07%) Wise Package Studio
4 42 (6.65%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.47%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 75 (11.87%) Finance
2 41 (6.49%) Banking
3 21 (3.32%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.22%) Publishing
5 10 (1.58%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.27%) Retail
7 6 (0.95%) Law
7 6 (0.95%) Legal
8 4 (0.63%) Local Government
9 3 (0.47%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.47%) Front Office
9 3 (0.47%) Back Office
10 2 (0.32%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 223 (35.28%) Applications Packager
2 51 (8.07%) Consultant
3 46 (7.28%) Analyst
4 39 (6.17%) Desktop Support
5 38 (6.01%) Support Engineer
6 35 (5.54%) Desktop Engineer
7 33 (5.22%) Citrix Engineer
8 25 (3.96%) Architect
9 21 (3.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 17 (2.69%) Administrator
11 16 (2.53%) Citrix Administrator
12 12 (1.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (1.74%) Server Engineer
13 11 (1.74%) 3rd Line Support
13 11 (1.74%) SCCM Consultant
14 10 (1.58%) Citrix Support
14 10 (1.58%) 2nd Line Support
15 9 (1.42%) Applications Support
15 9 (1.42%) Citrix Consultant
15 9 (1.42%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (30.54%) Application Packaging
2 40 (6.33%) WSH
3 18 (2.85%) Software Packaging
4 9 (1.42%) Middleware
5 7 (1.11%) JSP
6 5 (0.79%) .NET
7 2 (0.32%) ODBC
8 1 (0.16%) HTML
8 1 (0.16%) XML
8 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 43 (6.80%) Blackberry
2 25 (3.96%) Thin Client
2 25 (3.96%) Fat Client
3 9 (1.42%) Clustering
3 9 (1.42%) Hedge funds
4 7 (1.11%) CMDB
4 7 (1.11%) PKI
5 6 (0.95%) NHS
5 6 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 4 (0.63%) Replication
7 4 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.32%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.32%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.32%) iPad
9 2 (0.32%) iPhone
9 2 (0.32%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.16%) LIMS
10 1 (0.16%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 455 (71.99%) Windows
2 322 (50.95%) Windows 7
3 138 (21.84%) Windows XP
4 94 (14.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (8.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (7.44%) Windows Vista
7 46 (7.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (5.38%) Windows 8
9 11 (1.74%) Windows 2000
10 5 (0.79%) Linux
11 4 (0.63%) UNIX
12 3 (0.47%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (14.72%) Migration
2 60 (9.49%) ITIL
3 39 (6.17%) Software Deployment
4 30 (4.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (3.80%) Service Delivery
6 16 (2.53%) Service Management
7 15 (2.37%) Software Distribution
8 14 (2.22%) Project Management
9 13 (2.06%) Integration Testing
10 12 (1.90%) ITSM
11 11 (1.74%) Workflow
11 11 (1.74%) Compatibility Testing
12 10 (1.58%) TQM
13 9 (1.42%) Change Management
13 9 (1.42%) Information Security
13 9 (1.42%) Incident Management
14 7 (1.11%) ITIL V3
14 7 (1.11%) PRINCE2
15 6 (0.95%) Configuration Management
15 6 (0.95%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 83 (13.13%) VB
2 71 (11.23%) PowerShell
3 56 (8.86%) VBScript
4 55 (8.70%) SQL
5 9 (1.42%) C
6 4 (0.63%) C#
7 3 (0.47%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.16%) REXX
8 1 (0.16%) Tcl
8 1 (0.16%) Java
Qualifications
1 153 (24.21%) Security Cleared
2 117 (18.51%) SC Cleared
3 29 (4.59%) DV Cleared
4 28 (4.43%) Citrix Certification
5 20 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (2.53%) CCEA
7 14 (2.22%) CCA
7 14 (2.22%) CCEE
8 11 (1.74%) MCSE
9 8 (1.27%) MCP
10 7 (1.11%) MCSA
10 7 (1.11%) MCITP
10 7 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.79%) Degree
12 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.32%) CISSP
12 2 (0.32%) CCAA
13 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.91%) SLA
2 21 (3.32%) QA
3 6 (0.95%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 181 (28.64%) XenApp
2 179 (28.32%) Active Directory
3 120 (18.99%) XenDesktop
4 64 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 61 (9.65%) Hyper-V
6 50 (7.91%) XenServer
7 22 (3.48%) Terminal Services
8 19 (3.01%) vSphere
9 12 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 11 (1.74%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.63%) Xen
13 3 (0.47%) UAG
14 2 (0.32%) IAG
15 1 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.16%) MetaFrame
15 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.16%) Squid
Systems Management
1 303 (47.94%) SCCM
2 83 (13.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 20 (3.16%) AppDNA
4 16 (2.53%) SCOM
5 12 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (1.58%) ZENworks
7 6 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (0.79%) SCVMM
8 5 (0.79%) WMI
9 4 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.63%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.47%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.47%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.32%) OpenView
12 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.16%) ARCserve
12 1 (0.16%) DameWare
12 1 (0.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 338 (53.48%) Citrix
2 249 (39.40%) Microsoft
3 158 (25.00%) AppSense
4 101 (15.98%) VMware
5 44 (6.96%) Altiris
6 39 (6.17%) CA
7 38 (6.01%) Lumension
8 35 (5.54%) HP
9 23 (3.64%) Dell
10 19 (3.01%) Cisco
10 19 (3.01%) Wyse
11 11 (1.74%) McAfee
12 9 (1.42%) Oracle
13 7 (1.11%) Symantec
14 6 (0.95%) LANDesk
14 6 (0.95%) EMC
14 6 (0.95%) Apple
15 4 (0.63%) Nortel
16 3 (0.47%) NetIQ
16 3 (0.47%) Sophos
London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Hays London City Projects
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £630.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago