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 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 400 313 245
Rank change year-on-year
-87 -68
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 227 298 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.58% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 4.03% 5.93% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 171 217
Average daily rate
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£343 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% -
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 £330 £328
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +0.76%
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
5636 5022 4756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.65% 9.73% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3163 2589 2289
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 692 626 624
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.95 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.25% -3.12%

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 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 23 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 23 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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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 -83 211 £350 +1.08% 39
London -24 85 £425 +17.24% 21
North West -8 36 £300 +27.65% 6
South East -52 36 £300 -7.69% 5
City of London +31 33 £425 +17.64% 11
South West -16 28 £365 +5.03%
Wiltshire -4 14 £413 +13.79%
Scotland -2 13 £168 -60.58% 1
Swindon +3 12 £413 +13.79%
Yorkshire -5 9 £208 -37.12% 1
East of England -37 8 £375 +6.38% 3
Berkshire +10 7 £325 -16.93% 4
Buckinghamshire +1 7 £315 -30.00%
Milton Keynes -3 7 £315 -30.00%
West Yorkshire - 5 £164 - 1
Kent +1 4 £350 -6.04%
East Midlands -1 4 £320 -17.41%
Essex -12 4 - -
Leeds - 4 £164 - 1
Cheshire -5 3 £300 +50.00% 2
Manchester -16 3 £300 - 3
South Yorkshire - 3 £375 -
Reading +9 2 £288 -21.50% 3
Devon -17 2 £275 -
Bedfordshire -33 2 - -
Surrey -35 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 23 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.

1 384 (73.14%) Windows
2 277 (52.76%) Citrix
3 272 (51.81%) SCCM
4 266 (50.67%) Windows 7
5 226 (43.05%) Microsoft
6 204 (38.86%) MSI
7 169 (32.19%) Active Directory
7 169 (32.19%) Application Packaging
8 163 (31.05%) XenApp
9 124 (23.62%) AppSense
10 122 (23.24%) Security Cleared
11 119 (22.67%) XenDesktop
12 109 (20.76%) Windows XP
13 106 (20.19%) VMware
14 88 (16.76%) SC Cleared
15 82 (15.62%) Windows Server 2008
16 77 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
16 77 (14.67%) Migration
17 69 (13.14%) PowerShell
18 67 (12.76%) Finance
19 59 (11.24%) VB
20 57 (10.86%) ITIL
21 55 (10.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
22 53 (10.10%) MS Office
23 52 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
24 49 (9.33%) DNS
24 49 (9.33%) Hyper-V
25 48 (9.14%) VBScript
25 48 (9.14%) MS Excel
26 43 (8.19%) Windows Vista

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (5.52%) MS Exchange
2 21 (4.00%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.24%) Lync
4 14 (2.67%) 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%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.38%) Office Communications Server
8 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 53 (10.10%) MS Office
2 48 (9.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.10%) Office 365
2 5 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.57%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (9.33%) DNS
2 42 (8.00%) NetScaler
3 36 (6.86%) DHCP
4 30 (5.71%) Firewall
5 25 (4.76%) SMS
6 17 (3.24%) SAN
7 9 (1.71%) WAN
7 9 (1.71%) LAN
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%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (0.57%) VoIP
11 3 (0.57%) FTP
11 3 (0.57%) SSL
11 3 (0.57%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.57%) iSCSI
11 3 (0.57%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (0.95%) MS Access
4 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.38%) DB2
5 2 (0.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 204 (38.86%) MSI
2 34 (6.48%) InstallShield
2 34 (6.48%) AdminStudio
3 30 (5.71%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (0.57%) ClearCase
4 3 (0.57%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.19%) WinDbg
General
1 67 (12.76%) Finance
2 39 (7.43%) Banking
3 23 (4.38%) 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%) Local Government
8 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.19%) Front Office
8 1 (0.19%) Czech Language
8 1 (0.19%) French Language
8 1 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 160 (30.48%) Applications Packager
2 63 (12.00%) Consultant
3 36 (6.86%) Analyst
4 35 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 32 (6.10%) Support Engineer
5 32 (6.10%) Citrix Engineer
6 28 (5.33%) Architect
6 28 (5.33%) Desktop Support
7 18 (3.43%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 14 (2.67%) Administrator
9 12 (2.29%) Citrix Consultant
10 10 (1.90%) SCCM Consultant
10 10 (1.90%) Citrix Administrator
10 10 (1.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (1.90%) Technical Analyst
11 8 (1.52%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (1.52%) Technical Consultant
11 8 (1.52%) Citrix Support
12 7 (1.33%) Server Engineer
12 7 (1.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (32.19%) Application Packaging
2 24 (4.57%) WSH
3 9 (1.71%) Middleware
4 7 (1.33%) JSP
4 7 (1.33%) Software Packaging
5 3 (0.57%) .NET
5 3 (0.57%) ODBC
6 2 (0.38%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.19%) COM
7 1 (0.19%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 24 (4.57%) Thin Client
2 24 (4.57%) Fat Client
3 14 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.10%) Clustering
5 7 (1.33%) PKI
6 6 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.95%) Replication
7 5 (0.95%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.95%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.76%) CMDB
9 3 (0.57%) NHS
9 3 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.38%) User Experience
10 2 (0.38%) SecurID
11 1 (0.19%) Equities
11 1 (0.19%) AS400
11 1 (0.19%) LIMS
11 1 (0.19%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.19%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 384 (73.14%) Windows
2 266 (50.67%) Windows 7
3 109 (20.76%) Windows XP
4 82 (15.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (8.19%) Windows Vista
7 42 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (5.71%) Windows 8
9 13 (2.48%) UNIX
10 11 (2.10%) Linux
10 11 (2.10%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.57%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.57%) AIX
12 2 (0.38%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.38%) Solaris
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (14.67%) Migration
2 57 (10.86%) ITIL
3 28 (5.33%) Software Deployment
4 26 (4.95%) Service Delivery
4 26 (4.95%) User Acceptance Testing
5 16 (3.05%) Software Distribution
6 13 (2.48%) Compatibility Testing
7 12 (2.29%) System Testing
8 10 (1.90%) Problem Management
8 10 (1.90%) Incident Management
8 10 (1.90%) Configuration Management
8 10 (1.90%) Information Security
8 10 (1.90%) Service Management
8 10 (1.90%) Change 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 (13.14%) PowerShell
2 59 (11.24%) VB
3 48 (9.14%) VBScript
4 40 (7.62%) 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%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 122 (23.24%) Security Cleared
2 88 (16.76%) SC Cleared
3 33 (6.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (5.33%) Citrix Certification
5 25 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 19 (3.62%) MCSE
7 14 (2.67%) CCA
7 14 (2.67%) CCEA
8 13 (2.48%) CCEE
9 12 (2.29%) MCITP
10 10 (1.90%) Degree
11 8 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.14%) MCSA
13 4 (0.76%) MCP
13 4 (0.76%) MCTS
14 3 (0.57%) CCAA
15 2 (0.38%) CISSP
15 2 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 1 (0.19%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
16 1 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.52%) SLA
2 9 (1.71%) QA
3 4 (0.76%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.76%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 169 (32.19%) Active Directory
2 163 (31.05%) XenApp
3 119 (22.67%) XenDesktop
4 77 (14.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 49 (9.33%) Hyper-V
6 42 (8.00%) XenServer
7 24 (4.57%) vSphere
8 23 (4.38%) Terminal Services
9 12 (2.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 9 (1.71%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.76%) UAG
11 4 (0.76%) Firmware
12 3 (0.57%) MetaFrame
12 3 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.38%) IAG
14 1 (0.19%) Squid
14 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.19%) Xen
Systems Management
1 272 (51.81%) SCCM
2 55 (10.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 21 (4.00%) SCOM
4 18 (3.43%) AppDNA
5 14 (2.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 13 (2.48%) 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%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 4 (0.76%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.76%) SCSM
11 4 (0.76%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.76%) WMI
12 3 (0.57%) OpenView
12 3 (0.57%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 277 (52.76%) Citrix
2 226 (43.05%) Microsoft
3 124 (23.62%) AppSense
4 106 (20.19%) VMware
5 41 (7.81%) Altiris
6 31 (5.90%) CA
7 30 (5.71%) Lumension
8 27 (5.14%) HP
9 22 (4.19%) Wyse
10 18 (3.43%) Symantec
11 14 (2.67%) Dell
11 14 (2.67%) Oracle
12 13 (2.48%) Cisco
13 11 (2.10%) McAfee
14 7 (1.33%) EMC
14 7 (1.33%) LANDesk
15 6 (1.14%) IBM
16 5 (0.95%) Remedy
17 4 (0.76%) Apple
17 4 (0.76%) Sophos
Manchester
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Blackpool
Interquest - IQ ESM
Rate: £236 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £360 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £280.00 - £340.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
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