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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 424 325 309
Rank change year-on-year
-99 -16
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 154 252 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.52% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 3.15% 5.33% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 146 124
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£375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £323
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 19
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% +26.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.82 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £43.28 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +13.71%

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
4895 4726 4233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.65% 9.70% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2689 2440 1966
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £168 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 550 754
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -86 149 £375 +2.17% 42
London -46 53 £388 -0.64% 24
South East -22 40 £414 +18.21% 7
South West -6 22 £300 -25.00%
Berkshire +16 20 £425 +117.94% 6
City of London +2 17 £388 +16.54% 12
North West -23 12 £395 +66.31% 3
Reading +15 8 £425 - 4
West Midlands -6 7 £295 +1.72% 3
Dorset - 7 £300 -
East of England +2 6 £221 -41.77%
Yorkshire -6 5 £265 - 1
Buckinghamshire -8 5 £347 +27.51%
Manchester -10 5 £400 +77.77% 1
Surrey -13 5 £394 +12.50%
Cheshire -1 4 £350 +16.66% 2
Milton Keynes -4 4 £347 +27.51%
Kent -7 4 £458 -
Hampshire -22 4 £300 -
West Yorkshire +1 3 £265 - 1
Essex -1 3 £180 -53.39%
Tyne and Wear -8 3 - -
Wiltshire -9 3 £420 +68.00%
North East -10 3 - -
Leeds -11 3 £265 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
Chelmsford - 2 £180 -
Portsmouth -2 1 £300 -
Glasgow -10 1 - -
West Sussex -10 1 £210 -12.50%

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 287 (75.33%) Windows
2 203 (53.28%) SCCM
3 197 (51.71%) Citrix
4 196 (51.44%) Windows 7
5 176 (46.19%) Microsoft
6 142 (37.27%) MSI
7 137 (35.96%) Active Directory
8 129 (33.86%) XenApp
9 126 (33.07%) Application Packaging
10 102 (26.77%) VMware
11 101 (26.51%) AppSense
12 99 (25.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 93 (24.41%) XenDesktop
14 76 (19.95%) Windows XP
15 72 (18.90%) VMware Infrastructure
16 69 (18.11%) Migration
17 66 (17.32%) Finance
17 66 (17.32%) Security Cleared
18 56 (14.70%) PowerShell
19 54 (14.17%) DNS
20 49 (12.86%) Windows Server 2003
21 46 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
22 43 (11.29%) XenServer
22 43 (11.29%) ITIL
23 40 (10.50%) MS Excel
23 40 (10.50%) MS Office
24 39 (10.24%) SC Cleared
25 38 (9.97%) VBScript
26 37 (9.71%) DHCP
27 36 (9.45%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (8.66%) MS Exchange
2 18 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
2 18 (4.72%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.94%) Lync
4 9 (2.36%) IIS
4 9 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (1.31%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.52%) Apache
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 40 (10.50%) MS Excel
1 40 (10.50%) MS Office
2 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.10%) Office 365
2 3 (0.79%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (14.17%) DNS
2 37 (9.71%) DHCP
3 35 (9.19%) NetScaler
4 20 (5.25%) Firewall
5 13 (3.41%) SMS
6 10 (2.62%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.62%) VPN
7 9 (2.36%) LAN
7 9 (2.36%) SAN
8 8 (2.10%) WAN
9 5 (1.31%) SSL
9 5 (1.31%) Internet
9 5 (1.31%) NAS
10 3 (0.79%) VoIP
10 3 (0.79%) iSCSI
10 3 (0.79%) Network Security
10 3 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.52%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.52%) SNMP
11 2 (0.52%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.52%) DB2
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.26%) MS Access
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 142 (37.27%) MSI
2 21 (5.51%) AdminStudio
3 18 (4.72%) InstallShield
4 7 (1.84%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.26%) WinDbg
General
1 66 (17.32%) Finance
2 23 (6.04%) Banking
3 14 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.10%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.05%) Legal
6 3 (0.79%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.79%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.79%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.52%) Publishing
8 1 (0.26%) Law
8 1 (0.26%) Front Office
8 1 (0.26%) Retail
8 1 (0.26%) French Language
8 1 (0.26%) German Language
8 1 (0.26%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 101 (26.51%) Applications Packager
2 49 (12.86%) Consultant
3 27 (7.09%) Analyst
4 25 (6.56%) Support Engineer
5 23 (6.04%) Architect
6 21 (5.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (5.51%) Desktop Engineer
7 18 (4.72%) Desktop Support
8 14 (3.67%) Citrix Engineer
9 12 (3.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 11 (2.89%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (2.89%) Citrix Consultant
11 9 (2.36%) Technical Analyst
11 9 (2.36%) Wintel Engineer
12 8 (2.10%) SCCM Consultant
12 8 (2.10%) Technical Consultant
12 8 (2.10%) Technical Support
13 7 (1.84%) Applications Specialist
14 6 (1.57%) Build Engineer
14 6 (1.57%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (33.07%) Application Packaging
2 7 (1.84%) WSH
3 5 (1.31%) Middleware
4 4 (1.05%) Software Packaging
4 4 (1.05%) XML
4 4 (1.05%) .NET
5 3 (0.79%) ODBC
5 3 (0.79%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.52%) JSP
7 1 (0.26%) COM
7 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.04%) Thin Client
1 23 (6.04%) Fat Client
2 22 (5.77%) Blackberry
3 13 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.10%) Clustering
5 7 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.05%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.05%) NHS
6 4 (1.05%) PKI
6 4 (1.05%) Replication
7 3 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.79%) CMDB
8 2 (0.52%) iPhone
8 2 (0.52%) iPad
8 2 (0.52%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.52%) SecurID
9 1 (0.26%) Equities
9 1 (0.26%) Symmetrix
9 1 (0.26%) AS400
9 1 (0.26%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 287 (75.33%) Windows
2 196 (51.44%) Windows 7
3 99 (25.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 76 (19.95%) Windows XP
5 49 (12.86%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (6.82%) Windows Vista
8 22 (5.77%) Windows 8
9 13 (3.41%) UNIX
10 11 (2.89%) Linux
11 4 (1.05%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.79%) AIX
13 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.52%) Solaris
14 1 (0.26%) Windows CE
14 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (18.11%) Migration
2 43 (11.29%) ITIL
3 17 (4.46%) Change Management
4 14 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (3.41%) Software Deployment
5 13 (3.41%) Incident Management
6 12 (3.15%) Service Delivery
6 12 (3.15%) Service Management
7 11 (2.89%) System Testing
8 10 (2.62%) Asset Management
9 9 (2.36%) Project Management
9 9 (2.36%) Configuration Management
9 9 (2.36%) Problem Management
10 8 (2.10%) Compatibility Testing
10 8 (2.10%) Software Distribution
11 6 (1.57%) Use Case
11 6 (1.57%) Time Management
11 6 (1.57%) Change Control
11 6 (1.57%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (1.31%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 56 (14.70%) PowerShell
2 38 (9.97%) VBScript
3 35 (9.19%) SQL
4 23 (6.04%) VB
5 6 (1.57%) C#
6 5 (1.31%) Java
7 3 (0.79%) C
7 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.26%) REXX
8 1 (0.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 66 (17.32%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.24%) SC Cleared
3 36 (9.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (5.51%) MCSE
5 14 (3.67%) Citrix Certification
5 14 (3.67%) DV Cleared
6 12 (3.15%) MCITP
7 11 (2.89%) Degree
8 7 (1.84%) MCTS
8 7 (1.84%) CCEA
8 7 (1.84%) CCA
8 7 (1.84%) CCEE
9 5 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.31%) MCSA
10 3 (0.79%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.79%) VCP5
11 2 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.26%) PMP
12 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.26%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.72%) SLA
2 11 (2.89%) QA
3 4 (1.05%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 137 (35.96%) Active Directory
2 129 (33.86%) XenApp
3 93 (24.41%) XenDesktop
4 72 (18.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 43 (11.29%) XenServer
6 33 (8.66%) Hyper-V
7 20 (5.25%) vSphere
8 17 (4.46%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.84%) UAG
9 7 (1.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (1.57%) VMware ESX
11 4 (1.05%) Firmware
12 3 (0.79%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.52%) IAG
14 1 (0.26%) Squid
14 1 (0.26%) NFS
14 1 (0.26%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.26%) Xen
14 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 203 (53.28%) SCCM
2 32 (8.40%) SCOM
3 25 (6.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 16 (4.20%) WSUS
5 14 (3.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 13 (3.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 13 (3.41%) EdgeSight
7 8 (2.10%) SCOrch
7 8 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.57%) SCVMM
8 6 (1.57%) HP SIM
8 6 (1.57%) WMI
9 4 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.05%) AppDNA
9 4 (1.05%) SCSM
10 3 (0.79%) Nessus
10 3 (0.79%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.79%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 197 (51.71%) Citrix
2 176 (46.19%) Microsoft
3 102 (26.77%) VMware
4 101 (26.51%) AppSense
5 26 (6.82%) Altiris
6 23 (6.04%) HP
7 18 (4.72%) Symantec
8 15 (3.94%) CA
9 14 (3.67%) Wyse
10 12 (3.15%) Lumension
11 11 (2.89%) Cisco
11 11 (2.89%) Oracle
11 11 (2.89%) McAfee
12 9 (2.36%) Dell
13 8 (2.10%) LANDesk
14 7 (1.84%) EMC
15 6 (1.57%) IBM
16 5 (1.31%) Sophos
16 5 (1.31%) NetApp
16 5 (1.31%) Novell
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £370.00 - £425.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Brunel University
Rate: From £37,422 to £48,120 per annum incl. of London Weighting
Posted: 16 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £175.00 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago