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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 487 449 341
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -108
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 139 163 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.31% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 2.77% 3.18% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 100 133
Average daily rate £340 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £209 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 16
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.82 £32.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.34% -33.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £21.82 £12.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.55 £49.60 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.82 £32.81
% change year-on-year
-8.34% -33.48%

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
5022 5132 4851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.76% 9.91% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2976 2790 2420
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 599 555
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -30 126 £350 -6.66% 14
London -4 51 £363 -6.45% 6
North West +1 28 £350 -12.50% 1
South East -6 19 £333 -20.07% 7
Manchester 0 17 £350 -22.22% 1
Scotland +4 12 £96 +2.35% 1
City of London +25 11 £415 +3.75% 1
Berkshire -8 9 £340 -20.00% 2
West Midlands -11 9 £305 -0.81%
Birmingham - 9 £305 -
Glasgow +14 8 £96 -22.19%
West Yorkshire -3 8 £538 +102.83%
Leeds -4 8 £538 +102.83%
Yorkshire -14 8 £538 +102.83%
South West -8 7 £235 -21.66%
Lancashire +4 6 £315 -30.00%
Reading -8 6 £395 -7.05% 1
Bristol - 6 £260 -
East Sussex +15 5 £313 -16.66% 2
Lewes +6 5 £313 -16.66% 2
Chorley - 5 £350 -
Paisley - 4 £167 -
Merseyside - 4 £375 -
Renfrewshire - 4 £167 -
Hampshire +7 3 £433 +44.16%
Preston +4 3 - -
Essex +1 3 £375 +108.33%
East of England -1 3 £375 +42.85%
East Midlands -12 3 - -
Chesterfield - 3 - -

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 251 (72.75%) Windows
2 209 (60.58%) Citrix
3 200 (57.97%) SCCM
4 184 (53.33%) Microsoft
5 161 (46.67%) XenApp
6 146 (42.32%) Active Directory
7 140 (40.58%) VMware
8 126 (36.52%) XenDesktop
9 120 (34.78%) Windows 7
10 104 (30.14%) Windows Server
11 84 (24.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 82 (23.77%) AppSense
13 81 (23.48%) VMware Infrastructure
14 72 (20.87%) ITIL
15 62 (17.97%) MSI
16 61 (17.68%) Application Packaging
17 60 (17.39%) PowerShell
17 60 (17.39%) Security Cleared
18 54 (15.65%) DNS
19 53 (15.36%) NetScaler
20 51 (14.78%) Windows Server 2012
20 51 (14.78%) Finance
21 45 (13.04%) MS Excel
21 45 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
21 45 (13.04%) Data Centre
22 41 (11.88%) Hyper-V
23 40 (11.59%) vSphere
24 39 (11.30%) MS Office
25 38 (11.01%) MS Exchange
26 37 (10.72%) Migration

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 38 (11.01%) MS Exchange
2 25 (7.25%) Skype for Business
3 22 (6.38%) IIS
4 14 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.74%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.16%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.87%) Confluence
7 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.58%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 45 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 39 (11.30%) MS Office
3 3 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.45%) RMDS
2 4 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.58%) assyst
3 2 (0.58%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.58%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.35%) IaaS
1 15 (4.35%) PaaS
2 13 (3.77%) SaaS
3 9 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.32%) Office 365
5 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 54 (15.65%) DNS
2 53 (15.36%) NetScaler
3 36 (10.43%) DHCP
4 28 (8.12%) SAN
5 21 (6.09%) Firewall
6 20 (5.80%) LAN
7 16 (4.64%) WAN
8 13 (3.77%) Remote Desktop
9 12 (3.48%) VoIP
10 10 (2.90%) SMS
10 10 (2.90%) TCP/IP
11 9 (2.61%) H.323
11 9 (2.61%) SSL
12 7 (2.03%) VPN
13 6 (1.74%) CTI
13 6 (1.74%) Internet
13 6 (1.74%) NAS
13 6 (1.74%) VLAN
14 5 (1.45%) HTTPS
15 4 (1.16%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.58%) Data Mining
2 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.29%) MS Access
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 62 (17.97%) MSI
2 7 (2.03%) InstallShield
3 5 (1.45%) AdminStudio
3 5 (1.45%) JIRA
3 5 (1.45%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (0.87%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.58%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.29%) WiX
General
1 51 (14.78%) Finance
2 8 (2.32%) Banking
3 7 (2.03%) Publishing
4 6 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.45%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.16%) Legal
6 4 (1.16%) Local Government
7 3 (0.87%) Advertising
7 3 (0.87%) Back Office
7 3 (0.87%) Law
7 3 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 64 (18.55%) Applications Packager
2 56 (16.23%) Analyst
3 39 (11.30%) Consultant
4 37 (10.72%) Citrix Engineer
5 25 (7.25%) Citrix Consultant
6 24 (6.96%) Architect
7 19 (5.51%) DV Cleared Application Packager
8 17 (4.93%) Support Analyst
9 15 (4.35%) Desktop Support
10 14 (4.06%) Applications Support
10 14 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (4.06%) Senior Analyst
11 13 (3.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 13 (3.77%) Technical Analyst
11 13 (3.77%) VMware Engineer
12 12 (3.48%) Applications Engineer
12 12 (3.48%) Desktop Engineer
13 11 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (3.19%) Citrix Specialist
13 11 (3.19%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.51%) .NET
2 11 (3.19%) Web Services
3 5 (1.45%) Software Packaging
4 4 (1.16%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 45 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.93%) PKI
3 16 (4.64%) Fat Client
3 16 (4.64%) Thin Client
4 15 (4.35%) User Experience
5 13 (3.77%) NHS
6 10 (2.90%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.32%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.74%) BYOD
8 6 (1.74%) Data Integration
9 5 (1.45%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.45%) Clustering
9 5 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.45%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.16%) Social Media
11 3 (0.87%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.87%) Replication
11 3 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 251 (72.75%) Windows
2 120 (34.78%) Windows 7
3 104 (30.14%) Windows Server
4 84 (24.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (14.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 45 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (9.86%) Windows 8
8 27 (7.83%) Windows XP
9 18 (5.22%) Linux
10 16 (4.64%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.16%) Unix
12 2 (0.58%) Android
12 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.58%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (20.87%) ITIL
2 61 (17.68%) Application Packaging
3 37 (10.72%) Migration
4 28 (8.12%) Service Management
5 27 (7.83%) Project Management
6 21 (6.09%) Service Delivery
7 20 (5.80%) Application Discovery
8 15 (4.35%) Configuration Management
9 13 (3.77%) ITSM
10 12 (3.48%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (3.19%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (3.19%) Open Source
12 9 (2.61%) Change Control
12 9 (2.61%) Change Management
12 9 (2.61%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 9 (2.61%) SOA
12 9 (2.61%) Technical Architecture
13 8 (2.32%) Problem Management
13 8 (2.32%) Release Management
14 7 (2.03%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 23 (6.67%) SQL
3 22 (6.38%) VB
4 19 (5.51%) VBScript
5 16 (4.64%) C#
6 1 (0.29%) C
6 1 (0.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 35 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (7.25%) DV Cleared
3 25 (7.25%) SC Cleared
4 24 (6.96%) Citrix Certification
5 23 (6.67%) MCSE
6 13 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (3.19%) CCEE
7 11 (3.19%) Degree
8 9 (2.61%) CCEA
8 9 (2.61%) MCP
9 5 (1.45%) MCITP
10 4 (1.16%) CCA
10 4 (1.16%) MCSA
10 4 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.87%) CCAA
11 3 (0.87%) MCDST
11 3 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.32%) SLA
2 3 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (0.87%) QA
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 161 (46.67%) XenApp
2 146 (42.32%) Active Directory
3 126 (36.52%) XenDesktop
4 81 (23.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 41 (11.88%) Hyper-V
6 40 (11.59%) vSphere
7 35 (10.14%) XenServer
8 15 (4.35%) VMware ESX
9 8 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (2.03%) BitLocker
10 7 (2.03%) Terminal Server
11 3 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.87%) MetaFrame
11 3 (0.87%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.29%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.29%) Firmware
12 1 (0.29%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.29%) UAG
Systems Management
1 200 (57.97%) SCCM
2 28 (8.12%) SCOM
3 16 (4.64%) EdgeSight
4 13 (3.77%) XenMobile
5 11 (3.19%) CFEngine
5 11 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.03%) SCOrch
6 7 (2.03%) SCSM
6 7 (2.03%) WSUS
7 5 (1.45%) Nagios
7 5 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.16%) AppDNA
9 3 (0.87%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.58%) Dollar Universe
10 2 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.58%) Ionix
10 2 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.58%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.58%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.58%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 209 (60.58%) Citrix
2 184 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 140 (40.58%) VMware
4 82 (23.77%) AppSense
5 28 (8.12%) Cisco
6 27 (7.83%) HP
6 27 (7.83%) Wyse
7 11 (3.19%) Altiris
7 11 (3.19%) Avaya
8 10 (2.90%) Remedy
9 8 (2.32%) IBM
10 7 (2.03%) Bloomberg
11 6 (1.74%) Dell
11 6 (1.74%) Genesys
11 6 (1.74%) Reuters
11 6 (1.74%) Symantec
12 5 (1.45%) Oracle
12 5 (1.45%) ThinPrint
13 4 (1.16%) Lumension
13 4 (1.16%) Polycom
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