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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 388 304 297
Rank change year-on-year
-84 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 201 289 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.59% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 4.13% 6.37% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 128 151
Average daily rate
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£388 £345 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% +1.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £417 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+28.30% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 21
Average hourly rate £18.91 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.07% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £12.29 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.60 £49.60 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 £31.56 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-30.85% +106.91%

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
4863 4538 4260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.54% 9.19% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2700 2227 2052
Average daily rate £380 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 507 673
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -72 192 £400 +15.94% 38
London -48 62 £375 +2.17% 17
South East -8 61 £395 +21.53% 7
Berkshire +24 33 £417 +22.64% 4
North West -33 32 £675 +159.61% 6
City of London +5 17 £365 +8.95% 5
Cheshire +4 17 £713 +137.50% 2
Reading - 16 £417 - 2
South West -1 15 £388 -3.12% 2
Warrington - 13 £725 - 2
Hampshire -12 9 £250 -16.66% 2
East of England +9 8 £375 -1.63%
West Midlands -1 7 £329 -29.67% 2
Manchester -21 7 £475 +82.69% 2
Dorset - 7 £419 - 1
Buckinghamshire -5 6 £339 +30.28%
Surrey -22 6 £438 +26.81%
East Midlands +1 5 £375 +7.14% 2
Milton Keynes -7 5 £339 +30.28%
Scotland -32 5 £123 -63.87%
Birmingham -4 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -8 2 £750 +108.33% 2
Nottinghamshire -8 2 £375 +7.14% 2
West Yorkshire -14 2 £535 +48.61% 2
Leeds -22 2 £535 +48.61%
Portsmouth -4 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £275 -
Nottingham -6 1 £375 +7.14% 2
Edinburgh -9 1 £320 -1.53%
West Sussex -21 1 £210 -12.50%

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 269 (69.51%) Windows
2 201 (51.94%) Citrix
3 192 (49.61%) Microsoft
4 191 (49.35%) SCCM
5 177 (45.74%) Windows 7
6 144 (37.21%) Active Directory
7 138 (35.66%) XenApp
8 130 (33.59%) MSI
9 129 (33.33%) Application Packaging
10 107 (27.65%) VMware
11 101 (26.10%) AppSense
12 99 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
13 82 (21.19%) Security Cleared
14 81 (20.93%) XenDesktop
15 75 (19.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 72 (18.60%) Migration
17 62 (16.02%) Finance
18 58 (14.99%) Windows XP
19 53 (13.70%) PowerShell
20 52 (13.44%) DNS
20 52 (13.44%) Windows Server 2003
21 44 (11.37%) Windows Server 2012
22 42 (10.85%) SC Cleared
23 41 (10.59%) DHCP
24 40 (10.34%) ITIL
25 38 (9.82%) XenServer
26 37 (9.56%) MS Excel
27 36 (9.30%) NetScaler
28 33 (8.53%) MS Office
29 32 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 32 (8.27%) MS Exchange
2 20 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (4.13%) Lync
4 14 (3.62%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.58%) IBM Notes
5 10 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (2.33%) IIS
7 8 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.03%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.26%) Apache
Applications
1 37 (9.56%) MS Excel
2 33 (8.53%) MS Office
3 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.10%) Office 365
2 2 (0.52%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (13.44%) DNS
2 41 (10.59%) DHCP
3 36 (9.30%) NetScaler
4 24 (6.20%) Firewall
5 12 (3.10%) SAN
6 11 (2.84%) TCP/IP
6 11 (2.84%) VPN
7 10 (2.58%) WAN
8 8 (2.07%) SMS
8 8 (2.07%) NAS
9 6 (1.55%) LAN
9 6 (1.55%) Internet
10 4 (1.03%) SSL
10 4 (1.03%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.78%) DMZ
11 3 (0.78%) Network Security
12 2 (0.52%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.52%) Intranet
12 2 (0.52%) SNMP
12 2 (0.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.81%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.26%) Big Data
5 1 (0.26%) DB2
Development Applications
1 130 (33.59%) MSI
2 16 (4.13%) InstallShield
2 16 (4.13%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.78%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 62 (16.02%) Finance
2 22 (5.68%) Banking
3 8 (2.07%) Financial Institution
3 8 (2.07%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.81%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.03%) Local Government
7 3 (0.78%) Publishing
8 2 (0.52%) Legal
8 2 (0.52%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.26%) French Language
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
9 1 (0.26%) Retail
9 1 (0.26%) Electronics
9 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 115 (29.72%) Applications Packager
2 41 (10.59%) Consultant
3 33 (8.53%) Architect
4 28 (7.24%) Analyst
5 23 (5.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (5.17%) Citrix Engineer
7 14 (3.62%) Support Engineer
7 14 (3.62%) Desktop Support
8 12 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (3.10%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (2.84%) Administrator
10 10 (2.58%) Citrix Consultant
10 10 (2.58%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (2.33%) Wintel Engineer
12 8 (2.07%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (2.07%) Desktop Analyst
13 7 (1.81%) Technical Analyst
13 7 (1.81%) Technical Architect
13 7 (1.81%) Support Analyst
13 7 (1.81%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 18 (4.65%) .NET
3 6 (1.55%) Web Services
4 4 (1.03%) XML
4 4 (1.03%) J2EE
4 4 (1.03%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.78%) WSH
5 3 (0.78%) Middleware
5 3 (0.78%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.98%) Thin Client
1 27 (6.98%) Fat Client
2 17 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (2.33%) Blackberry
4 7 (1.81%) Clustering
5 6 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.29%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.03%) PKI
8 3 (0.78%) NHS
8 3 (0.78%) CESG
9 2 (0.52%) CESG CLAS
9 2 (0.52%) SecurID
9 2 (0.52%) CMDB
9 2 (0.52%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.52%) iPhone
9 2 (0.52%) iPad
10 1 (0.26%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.26%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.26%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.26%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 269 (69.51%) Windows
2 177 (45.74%) Windows 7
3 99 (25.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (14.99%) Windows XP
5 52 (13.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (11.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (7.24%) Windows 8
8 16 (4.13%) Windows Vista
9 11 (2.84%) UNIX
10 10 (2.58%) Linux
11 4 (1.03%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.52%) AIX
12 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.26%) Solaris
13 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.26%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (18.60%) Migration
2 40 (10.34%) ITIL
3 16 (4.13%) Change Management
4 15 (3.88%) Service Management
4 15 (3.88%) Enterprise Architecture
5 14 (3.62%) Incident Management
6 13 (3.36%) Asset Management
7 12 (3.10%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (2.84%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (2.58%) Business Transformation
9 10 (2.58%) Service Delivery
10 9 (2.33%) Project Management
10 9 (2.33%) Software Deployment
10 9 (2.33%) System Testing
10 9 (2.33%) Problem Management
11 8 (2.07%) Configuration Management
12 7 (1.81%) Change Control
12 7 (1.81%) High Availability
12 7 (1.81%) Mobile Device Management
13 6 (1.55%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 53 (13.70%) PowerShell
2 30 (7.75%) SQL
2 30 (7.75%) VBScript
3 14 (3.62%) VB
4 10 (2.58%) C#
5 6 (1.55%) Java
6 4 (1.03%) C
7 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 82 (21.19%) Security Cleared
2 42 (10.85%) SC Cleared
3 32 (8.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (6.46%) DV Cleared
5 24 (6.20%) VCP4
6 17 (4.39%) MCSE
7 11 (2.84%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (2.58%) MCITP
9 9 (2.33%) Degree
10 7 (1.81%) CCEA
11 6 (1.55%) MCSA
11 6 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.55%) MCTS
11 6 (1.55%) CCEE
12 5 (1.29%) CCA
13 3 (0.78%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.78%) VCP5
14 1 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.26%) MCP
14 1 (0.26%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.84%) SLA
1 11 (2.84%) QA
2 4 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 144 (37.21%) Active Directory
2 138 (35.66%) XenApp
3 81 (20.93%) XenDesktop
4 75 (19.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 38 (9.82%) XenServer
6 30 (7.75%) vSphere
7 29 (7.49%) Hyper-V
8 19 (4.91%) Terminal Services
9 8 (2.07%) Xen
10 6 (1.55%) VMware ESX
10 6 (1.55%) UAG
11 5 (1.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (1.03%) Firmware
12 4 (1.03%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.52%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.52%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 191 (49.35%) SCCM
2 32 (8.27%) SCOM
3 19 (4.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 17 (4.39%) WSUS
5 15 (3.88%) EdgeSight
6 12 (3.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (2.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 8 (2.07%) SCVMM
9 7 (1.81%) HP SIM
10 6 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (1.55%) SCSM
11 5 (1.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (1.03%) SCOrch
13 3 (0.78%) Nessus
13 3 (0.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
14 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
14 2 (0.52%) WMI
14 2 (0.52%) ZENworks
14 2 (0.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 201 (51.94%) Citrix
2 192 (49.61%) Microsoft
3 107 (27.65%) VMware
4 101 (26.10%) AppSense
5 29 (7.49%) HP
6 23 (5.94%) Altiris
7 16 (4.13%) Oracle
8 13 (3.36%) Symantec
9 11 (2.84%) Wyse
9 11 (2.84%) Cisco
9 11 (2.84%) EMC
9 11 (2.84%) McAfee
10 10 (2.58%) Lotus
11 9 (2.33%) Dell
12 7 (1.81%) SAP
12 7 (1.81%) LANDesk
13 6 (1.55%) Mercator
13 6 (1.55%) NetApp
14 5 (1.29%) Novell
14 5 (1.29%) CA
West London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Connectus
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £400 - £430 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £420 - £430 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Liverpool and Manchester
Lewis Paige
Rate: Contractor Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
SLS Recruitment
Rate: Contractor Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £417 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
University of Bath
Rate: Starting from £31,342, rising to £37,394
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £325.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 18 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200 - £225.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £401 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago