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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 387 303 300
Rank change year-on-year
-84 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 194 300 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.60% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 3.88% 6.37% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 138 140
Average daily rate
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£380 £336 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% +2.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £199 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £318 £308
% change year-on-year
+18.11% +3.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 19 19
Average hourly rate £21.82 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.85% +57.77%
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
4999 4712 4267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.37% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 2782 2306 2021
Average daily rate £385 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 559 540 709
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 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 -85 185 £388 +13.97% 36
London -57 68 £388 +7.63% 15
South East -33 57 £417 +27.32% 6
Berkshire +25 32 £417 +55.88% 4
North West -41 20 £488 +95.00% 8
City of London +10 18 £388 +16.54% 5
South West -13 16 £344 -14.06% 2
Reading +17 15 £417 - 3
East of England -2 8 £375 +20.96%
West Midlands -7 8 £308 +6.03% 2
Buckinghamshire -4 6 £339 +30.28%
Cheshire -8 6 £725 +141.66% 6
Manchester -20 6 £475 +90.00% 1
Hampshire -20 6 £300 - 2
Surrey -21 6 £438 +25.00%
Dorset - 6 £388 - 2
Milton Keynes -8 5 £339 +30.28%
East Midlands +4 4 £375 +7.14% 1
Kent -9 4 £458 -
Scotland -30 4 £94 -71.23%
Staines -14 3 - -
Warrington - 3 £750 - 6
Birmingham -1 2 - - 1
Leeds -11 2 £535 +48.61%
Yorkshire -16 2 £750 +108.33% 1
West Yorkshire -18 2 £535 +48.61% 1
Runcorn - 2 £375 -
Cambridgeshire -6 1 £275 -
Nottinghamshire -9 1 £375 +7.14%
Nottingham -11 1 £375 +7.14%

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 274 (71.73%) Windows
2 195 (51.05%) SCCM
3 194 (50.79%) Microsoft
4 193 (50.52%) Citrix
5 184 (48.17%) Windows 7
6 142 (37.17%) Active Directory
7 138 (36.13%) MSI
8 135 (35.34%) Application Packaging
9 126 (32.98%) XenApp
10 112 (29.32%) VMware
11 102 (26.70%) Windows Server 2008
12 93 (24.35%) AppSense
13 83 (21.73%) VMware Infrastructure
14 81 (21.20%) XenDesktop
15 77 (20.16%) Security Cleared
16 76 (19.90%) Migration
17 65 (17.02%) Finance
18 64 (16.75%) Windows XP
19 56 (14.66%) DNS
20 54 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
20 54 (14.14%) PowerShell
21 44 (11.52%) ITIL
22 42 (10.99%) DHCP
23 41 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
24 39 (10.21%) SC Cleared
24 39 (10.21%) XenServer
25 38 (9.95%) NetScaler
26 37 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
26 37 (9.69%) MS Excel
27 34 (8.90%) MS Office

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (8.64%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (4.19%) Lync
4 15 (3.93%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.88%) IBM Notes
6 10 (2.62%) IIS
6 10 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.05%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.52%) Apache
12 1 (0.26%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 37 (9.69%) MS Excel
2 34 (8.90%) MS Office
3 4 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.14%) Office 365
2 3 (0.79%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 56 (14.66%) DNS
2 42 (10.99%) DHCP
3 38 (9.95%) NetScaler
4 25 (6.54%) Firewall
5 14 (3.66%) SAN
6 12 (3.14%) TCP/IP
6 12 (3.14%) VPN
7 11 (2.88%) WAN
8 9 (2.36%) NAS
9 8 (2.09%) LAN
9 8 (2.09%) SMS
10 6 (1.57%) Internet
11 5 (1.31%) SSL
12 4 (1.05%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.79%) DMZ
13 3 (0.79%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (0.79%) Network Security
14 2 (0.52%) iSCSI
14 2 (0.52%) Wireless
14 2 (0.52%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.83%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.52%) DB2
5 1 (0.26%) MS Access
5 1 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 138 (36.13%) MSI
2 18 (4.71%) InstallShield
3 17 (4.45%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.79%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.52%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.26%) WinDbg
General
1 65 (17.02%) Finance
2 23 (6.02%) Banking
3 10 (2.62%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.09%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.05%) Local Government
7 4 (1.05%) Legal
8 3 (0.79%) Publishing
9 2 (0.52%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.26%) French Language
10 1 (0.26%) Marketing
10 1 (0.26%) Retail
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 116 (30.37%) Applications Packager
2 40 (10.47%) Consultant
3 34 (8.90%) Architect
4 25 (6.54%) Analyst
5 21 (5.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 19 (4.97%) Citrix Engineer
7 15 (3.93%) Support Engineer
8 12 (3.14%) Desktop Support
8 12 (3.14%) Solutions Architect
8 12 (3.14%) Desktop Engineer
9 10 (2.62%) Citrix Consultant
9 10 (2.62%) Administrator
9 10 (2.62%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (2.36%) Wintel Engineer
11 7 (1.83%) Build Engineer
11 7 (1.83%) Technical Support
11 7 (1.83%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (1.83%) Technical Architect
11 7 (1.83%) Technical Analyst
12 6 (1.57%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (35.34%) Application Packaging
2 17 (4.45%) .NET
3 6 (1.57%) Web Services
4 5 (1.31%) Middleware
5 4 (1.05%) X-Windows
5 4 (1.05%) XML
5 4 (1.05%) J2EE
5 4 (1.05%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.79%) WSH
7 1 (0.26%) COM
7 1 (0.26%) ODBC
7 1 (0.26%) Windows SharePoint Services
7 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.07%) Thin Client
1 27 (7.07%) Fat Client
2 17 (4.45%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (2.62%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.36%) Clustering
5 6 (1.57%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.05%) PKI
7 3 (0.79%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.79%) NHS
7 3 (0.79%) CMDB
7 3 (0.79%) CESG
8 2 (0.52%) CESG CLAS
8 2 (0.52%) SecurID
8 2 (0.52%) iPhone
8 2 (0.52%) iPad
9 1 (0.26%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.26%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.26%) Data Integration
9 1 (0.26%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 274 (71.73%) Windows
2 184 (48.17%) Windows 7
3 102 (26.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (16.75%) Windows XP
5 54 (14.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (10.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (7.07%) Windows 8
8 17 (4.45%) Windows Vista
9 13 (3.40%) Linux
9 13 (3.40%) UNIX
10 5 (1.31%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.79%) AIX
12 2 (0.52%) Solaris
12 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.26%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (19.90%) Migration
2 44 (11.52%) ITIL
3 18 (4.71%) Change Management
4 16 (4.19%) Incident Management
5 15 (3.93%) Service Management
6 13 (3.40%) Service Delivery
7 12 (3.14%) Asset Management
7 12 (3.14%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (2.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (2.62%) Problem Management
10 9 (2.36%) System Testing
10 9 (2.36%) Configuration Management
10 9 (2.36%) Project Management
11 8 (2.09%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (2.09%) Software Deployment
12 7 (1.83%) High Availability
13 6 (1.57%) Data Protection
13 6 (1.57%) Change Control
13 6 (1.57%) Compatibility Testing
13 6 (1.57%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (14.14%) PowerShell
2 32 (8.38%) SQL
2 32 (8.38%) VBScript
3 16 (4.19%) VB
4 8 (2.09%) C#
5 6 (1.57%) Java
6 4 (1.05%) C
7 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.26%) REXX
8 1 (0.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 77 (20.16%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.21%) SC Cleared
3 37 (9.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (6.28%) DV Cleared
5 22 (5.76%) MCSE
6 16 (4.19%) VCP4
7 13 (3.40%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (2.88%) MCITP
9 10 (2.62%) Degree
10 7 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.83%) MCTS
10 7 (1.83%) CCEE
10 7 (1.83%) CCEA
11 6 (1.57%) CCA
12 5 (1.31%) MCSA
13 3 (0.79%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.79%) VCP5
14 1 (0.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.26%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.66%) SLA
2 12 (3.14%) QA
3 4 (1.05%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) COBIT
System Software
1 142 (37.17%) Active Directory
2 126 (32.98%) XenApp
3 83 (21.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 81 (21.20%) XenDesktop
5 39 (10.21%) XenServer
6 34 (8.90%) Hyper-V
7 28 (7.33%) vSphere
8 19 (4.97%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.83%) VMware ESX
9 7 (1.83%) Xen
10 6 (1.57%) UAG
11 5 (1.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (1.05%) Firmware
12 4 (1.05%) VirtualBox
13 3 (0.79%) MetaFrame
13 3 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.52%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 195 (51.05%) SCCM
2 31 (8.12%) SCOM
3 23 (6.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 17 (4.45%) WSUS
4 17 (4.45%) EdgeSight
5 12 (3.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 9 (2.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 8 (2.09%) SCVMM
7 8 (2.09%) HP SIM
8 6 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (1.31%) SCSM
10 4 (1.05%) SCOrch
10 4 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.79%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 3 (0.79%) Nessus
11 3 (0.79%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Manager
12 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
12 2 (0.52%) OpenView
Vendors
1 194 (50.79%) Microsoft
2 193 (50.52%) Citrix
3 112 (29.32%) VMware
4 93 (24.35%) AppSense
5 34 (8.90%) HP
6 24 (6.28%) Altiris
7 20 (5.24%) Oracle
8 16 (4.19%) Symantec
9 13 (3.40%) Wyse
10 12 (3.14%) EMC
10 12 (3.14%) Cisco
11 11 (2.88%) Lotus
11 11 (2.88%) McAfee
12 10 (2.62%) Dell
13 7 (1.83%) SAP
13 7 (1.83%) LANDesk
14 6 (1.57%) Mercator
14 6 (1.57%) IBM
14 6 (1.57%) CA
15 5 (1.31%) NetApp
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