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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 371 306 266
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -40
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 260 338 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.64% 0.74%
As % of the System Software category 4.80% 6.50% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 218 206
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £219 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.34% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 19
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £20.01
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.79% +7.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £20.11 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.48 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £21.50 £19.04
% change year-on-year
-36.23% +12.92%

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
5414 5202 4914
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.87% 9.83% 9.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3078 2831 2411
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 619 632
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.78 £28.63 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 7 July 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.

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Rank Change
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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 -65 235 £338 +3.84% 24
London -62 72 £350 +1.44% 12
South East -20 65 £363 +7.40% 5
North West 0 48 £310 +9.92% 4
Berkshire +22 42 £417 +6.92% 2
Reading +21 29 £417 -12.21% 1
Manchester +4 20 £475 +63.79% 1
Scotland -16 20 £323 +8.49% 7
South West -22 13 £325 +5.69%
City of London -33 11 £363 +11.53% 1
Merseyside - 11 £300 - 2
Yorkshire -16 10 £313 +56.25% 1
Liverpool - 10 £300 - 2
Glasgow 0 9 £323 - 4
East of England -14 9 £288 -17.85%
Wiltshire +5 8 £475 +68.14%
Renfrewshire +5 8 £335 +19.64%
West Midlands +4 8 £325 +9.70%
Erskine +3 8 £335 +19.64%
Lancashire -9 8 £270 -3.91% 1
North East - 7 £275 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £275 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 7 £275 - 2
Swindon +1 6 £550 +94.69%
Essex -8 6 £394 +12.50%
Lewes +2 5 £325 -13.33%
Blackpool 0 5 £270 +1.88%
Hampshire -1 5 £313 -0.79% 1
East Sussex -9 5 £325 -13.33%
West Yorkshire - 5 £326 -

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 375 (73.39%) Windows
2 293 (57.34%) Citrix
3 248 (48.53%) Microsoft
4 238 (46.58%) SCCM
5 201 (39.33%) Windows 7
6 173 (33.86%) XenApp
7 170 (33.27%) Active Directory
8 166 (32.49%) VMware
9 154 (30.14%) Security Cleared
10 141 (27.59%) MSI
11 134 (26.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 122 (23.87%) AppSense
13 120 (23.48%) Application Packaging
14 108 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
15 91 (17.81%) Migration
16 85 (16.63%) SC Cleared
17 70 (13.70%) XenDesktop
18 67 (13.11%) ITIL
19 63 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
20 59 (11.55%) Finance
21 57 (11.15%) Windows XP
22 55 (10.76%) PowerShell
23 53 (10.37%) Windows Server 2012
24 52 (10.18%) vSphere
24 52 (10.18%) DNS
25 51 (9.98%) DV Cleared
26 50 (9.78%) HP
27 49 (9.59%) .NET
27 49 (9.59%) Hyper-V
27 49 (9.59%) Data Centre

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 41 (8.02%) MS Exchange
2 31 (6.07%) Lync
3 29 (5.68%) SharePoint
4 24 (4.70%) IBM Notes
5 21 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 15 (2.94%) IIS
8 11 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.98%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.59%) OpenEdge
12 3 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.20%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.20%) FileNet
14 1 (0.20%) SAS
14 1 (0.20%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 45 (8.81%) MS Excel
2 30 (5.87%) MS Office
3 6 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.20%) SPSS
4 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.78%) RMDS
1 4 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.59%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.20%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 36 (7.05%) Office 365
2 7 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) SaaS
4 1 (0.20%) PaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (10.18%) DNS
2 46 (9.00%) NetScaler
3 42 (8.22%) DHCP
4 31 (6.07%) Firewall
5 29 (5.68%) SAN
6 18 (3.52%) VPN
7 17 (3.33%) WAN
8 14 (2.74%) TCP/IP
9 13 (2.54%) NAS
10 10 (1.96%) Internet
11 9 (1.76%) LAN
11 9 (1.76%) VLAN
12 7 (1.37%) SSL
13 6 (1.17%) HTTPS
13 6 (1.17%) Network Security
14 5 (0.98%) SMS
15 4 (0.78%) VoIP
15 4 (0.78%) DMZ
16 3 (0.59%) IPv4
16 3 (0.59%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (6.46%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.11%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.39%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.20%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.20%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.20%) OLAP
6 1 (0.20%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.20%) Big Data
6 1 (0.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.20%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.20%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 141 (27.59%) MSI
2 21 (4.11%) InstallShield
3 19 (3.72%) AdminStudio
4 5 (0.98%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.98%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.59%) WinDbg
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.39%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.20%) ERwin
7 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
General
1 59 (11.55%) Finance
2 26 (5.09%) Banking
3 13 (2.54%) Local Government
4 10 (1.96%) Law
5 9 (1.76%) Publishing
6 7 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.17%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.98%) Legal
9 4 (0.78%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.59%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.39%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Front Office
12 1 (0.20%) Back Office
12 1 (0.20%) Electronics
12 1 (0.20%) Marketing
12 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.20%) French Language
Job Titles
1 147 (28.77%) Applications Packager
2 44 (8.61%) Architect
2 44 (8.61%) Citrix Engineer
3 43 (8.41%) Analyst
4 41 (8.02%) Consultant
5 28 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 25 (4.89%) Citrix Consultant
7 22 (4.31%) Solutions Architect
8 16 (3.13%) Desktop Support
9 15 (2.94%) Administrator
10 14 (2.74%) Support Analyst
11 13 (2.54%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (2.35%) Technical Analyst
12 12 (2.35%) Wintel Engineer
13 11 (2.15%) Desktop Engineer
13 11 (2.15%) Desktop Analyst
14 9 (1.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 9 (1.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 9 (1.76%) Project Manager
14 9 (1.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (23.48%) Application Packaging
2 49 (9.59%) .NET
3 11 (2.15%) Web Services
4 10 (1.96%) Software Packaging
5 5 (0.98%) J2EE
6 4 (0.78%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.59%) WCF
8 2 (0.39%) WSH
8 2 (0.39%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.20%) Middleware
9 1 (0.20%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.59%) Data Centre
2 37 (7.24%) Thin Client
2 37 (7.24%) Fat Client
3 16 (3.13%) PKI
3 16 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (2.15%) User Experience
5 9 (1.76%) Client/Server
5 9 (1.76%) Clustering
6 7 (1.37%) BYOD
7 6 (1.17%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.98%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.78%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.78%) CESG
9 4 (0.78%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.59%) CESG CLAS
10 3 (0.59%) Life Science
11 2 (0.39%) CMDB
11 2 (0.39%) Data Integration
12 1 (0.20%) HP Storage
12 1 (0.20%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 375 (73.39%) Windows
2 201 (39.33%) Windows 7
3 134 (26.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 57 (11.15%) Windows XP
6 53 (10.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (5.87%) Windows 8
8 9 (1.76%) UNIX
8 9 (1.76%) Linux
8 9 (1.76%) Windows Vista
9 7 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.59%) Android
10 3 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.39%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.39%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.20%) Solaris
12 1 (0.20%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (17.81%) Migration
2 67 (13.11%) ITIL
3 26 (5.09%) Service Management
4 24 (4.70%) Capacity Planning
5 21 (4.11%) Project Management
6 18 (3.52%) Data Protection
7 16 (3.13%) Patch Management
8 13 (2.54%) Change Control
8 13 (2.54%) Change Management
9 12 (2.35%) Incident Management
9 12 (2.35%) Enterprise Architecture
9 12 (2.35%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (2.15%) PRINCE2
10 11 (2.15%) Server Building
11 10 (1.96%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 10 (1.96%) Business Transformation
11 10 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (1.76%) Mobile Device Management
13 8 (1.57%) Asset Management
13 8 (1.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (10.76%) PowerShell
2 39 (7.63%) SQL
3 32 (6.26%) C#
4 30 (5.87%) VBScript
5 17 (3.33%) VB
6 5 (0.98%) C
7 3 (0.59%) Java
8 2 (0.39%) REXX
8 2 (0.39%) Tcl
9 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.20%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.20%) R
Qualifications
1 154 (30.14%) Security Cleared
2 85 (16.63%) SC Cleared
3 51 (9.98%) DV Cleared
4 26 (5.09%) Citrix Certification
5 24 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (3.33%) MCSE
7 13 (2.54%) MCP
7 13 (2.54%) CCEE
8 11 (2.15%) CCEA
8 11 (2.15%) CCA
9 8 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (1.57%) Degree
10 5 (0.98%) MCSA
10 5 (0.98%) CCIA
11 4 (0.78%) MCITP
12 3 (0.59%) MCTS
12 3 (0.59%) CCNA
12 3 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.59%) VCP5
13 2 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.13%) SLA
2 11 (2.15%) QA
3 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 173 (33.86%) XenApp
2 170 (33.27%) Active Directory
3 108 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 70 (13.70%) XenDesktop
5 52 (10.18%) vSphere
6 49 (9.59%) Hyper-V
7 32 (6.26%) Xen
8 24 (4.70%) XenServer
9 19 (3.72%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (1.96%) VMware ESX
10 10 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 10 (1.96%) Terminal Server
11 7 (1.37%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.37%) UAG
12 6 (1.17%) DFS Replication
13 5 (0.98%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.98%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.59%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 238 (46.58%) SCCM
2 23 (4.50%) SCOM
3 22 (4.31%) EdgeSight
4 18 (3.52%) WSUS
5 16 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 11 (2.15%) SCVMM
7 10 (1.96%) SCSM
8 8 (1.57%) SCOrch
9 6 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.98%) HP SIM
10 5 (0.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.78%) SCDPM
11 4 (0.78%) WMI
11 4 (0.78%) BladeLogic
12 3 (0.59%) ZENworks
12 3 (0.59%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.59%) Puppet
12 3 (0.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 293 (57.34%) Citrix
2 248 (48.53%) Microsoft
3 166 (32.49%) VMware
4 122 (23.87%) AppSense
5 50 (9.78%) HP
6 33 (6.46%) Oracle
7 26 (5.09%) Symantec
8 25 (4.89%) Lotus
9 22 (4.31%) Cisco
10 21 (4.11%) EMC
11 19 (3.72%) SAP
12 14 (2.74%) Wyse
13 13 (2.54%) NetApp
14 11 (2.15%) Altiris
15 10 (1.96%) Dell
16 7 (1.37%) IBM
16 7 (1.37%) McAfee
17 6 (1.17%) Remedy
17 6 (1.17%) CheckPoint
17 6 (1.17%) CommVault
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