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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 347 273 275
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 267 366 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.70% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 4.93% 7.27% 7.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 206 179
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £259 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £345 £335
% change year-on-year
-8.69% +2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 14
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.75 £18.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.36% +25.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.48 £11.15 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £38.28 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.13 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.56% +0.56%

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
5415 5031 4848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.62% 9.59% 8.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3047 2590 2346
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 574 598
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -81 244 £325 -7.14% 36
London -5 90 £325 -7.14% 19
South East -42 47 £325 - 6
North West -20 36 £280 -18.54% 3
City of London +8 24 £325 -5.79% 6
Berkshire +11 21 £380 -1.93% 1
East Midlands +17 18 £318 -16.72% 2
Scotland -17 14 £325 -6.20% 1
East of England -49 13 £350 - 3
Hampshire -25 10 £315 -3.07%
Buckinghamshire -9 9 £400 +20.30%
Yorkshire +7 8 £174 -61.38% 1
Milton Keynes -4 8 £400 +20.30%
Reading +4 7 £290 -22.66%
Essex -10 4 £350 +7.69% 1
Surrey -32 4 £400 +23.07% 2
Kent - 3 £350 -
Fife - 3 £360 -
Glenrothes - 3 £360 -
Manchester -16 2 £280 - 2
West Midlands -32 2 £263 -24.46% 1
Harlow - 2 £350 -
Bedfordshire -40 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £350 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £355 -
Northampton - 1 £355 -
Coventry - 1 £263 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Midlands - - - -

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 464 (71.94%) Windows
2 348 (53.95%) Citrix
3 325 (50.39%) Windows 7
4 305 (47.29%) SCCM
5 259 (40.16%) Microsoft
6 250 (38.76%) MSI
7 198 (30.70%) Application Packaging
8 187 (28.99%) XenApp
9 179 (27.75%) Active Directory
10 166 (25.74%) AppSense
11 164 (25.43%) Security Cleared
12 142 (22.02%) Windows XP
13 126 (19.53%) SC Cleared
14 116 (17.98%) XenDesktop
15 101 (15.66%) VMware
16 99 (15.35%) Windows Server 2008
17 89 (13.80%) Migration
18 87 (13.49%) VB
19 86 (13.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
20 78 (12.09%) Finance
21 76 (11.78%) PowerShell
22 75 (11.63%) MS Office
23 67 (10.39%) ITIL
24 63 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
25 60 (9.30%) VBScript
25 60 (9.30%) MS Excel
25 60 (9.30%) Hyper-V
26 59 (9.15%) Windows Server 2003
27 56 (8.68%) SQL
27 56 (8.68%) InstallShield

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 31 (4.81%) MS Exchange
2 16 (2.48%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.33%) Lync
4 14 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (0.93%) CloudStack
7 5 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.78%) IIS
8 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.16%) Apache
10 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 75 (11.63%) MS Office
2 60 (9.30%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.09%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.62%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.47%) MS Project
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) assyst
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.71%) Office 365
2 6 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 49 (7.60%) NetScaler
2 38 (5.89%) DNS
3 34 (5.27%) SMS
4 33 (5.12%) Firewall
5 32 (4.96%) DHCP
6 20 (3.10%) SAN
7 16 (2.48%) Internet
8 15 (2.33%) WAN
9 10 (1.55%) LAN
9 10 (1.55%) VPN
10 7 (1.09%) Unified Communications
11 5 (0.78%) VLAN
11 5 (0.78%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.62%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.62%) Nortel Meridian
12 4 (0.62%) NAS
13 3 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (0.31%) BIG-IP
14 2 (0.31%) FTP
14 2 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.62%) MS Access
5 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.31%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 250 (38.76%) MSI
2 56 (8.68%) InstallShield
3 52 (8.06%) Wise Package Studio
4 42 (6.51%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.47%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 78 (12.09%) Finance
2 43 (6.67%) Banking
3 20 (3.10%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.33%) Publishing
5 10 (1.55%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.24%) Law
6 8 (1.24%) Retail
7 6 (0.93%) Legal
8 4 (0.62%) Local Government
9 3 (0.47%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.47%) Front Office
9 3 (0.47%) Back Office
10 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Czech Language
11 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.16%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 227 (35.19%) Applications Packager
2 48 (7.44%) Consultant
3 46 (7.13%) Analyst
4 40 (6.20%) Desktop Support
4 40 (6.20%) Support Engineer
5 39 (6.05%) Desktop Engineer
6 36 (5.58%) Citrix Engineer
7 22 (3.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 22 (3.41%) Architect
8 17 (2.64%) Administrator
9 16 (2.48%) Citrix Administrator
10 12 (1.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (1.71%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (1.71%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (1.71%) Server Engineer
11 11 (1.71%) SCCM Consultant
12 10 (1.55%) Citrix Support
13 9 (1.40%) Citrix Specialist
13 9 (1.40%) SCCM Engineer
13 9 (1.40%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 198 (30.70%) Application Packaging
2 41 (6.36%) WSH
3 19 (2.95%) Software Packaging
4 8 (1.24%) Middleware
4 8 (1.24%) JSP
5 6 (0.93%) .NET
6 2 (0.31%) ODBC
7 1 (0.16%) HTML
7 1 (0.16%) XML
7 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.44%) Blackberry
2 29 (4.50%) Thin Client
2 29 (4.50%) Fat Client
3 10 (1.55%) Clustering
4 9 (1.40%) Hedge funds
5 8 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.09%) CMDB
6 7 (1.09%) PKI
7 6 (0.93%) NHS
8 5 (0.78%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.78%) iPad
8 5 (0.78%) iPhone
9 4 (0.62%) Replication
9 4 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.47%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.31%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.31%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.31%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.16%) LIMS
12 1 (0.16%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 464 (71.94%) Windows
2 325 (50.39%) Windows 7
3 142 (22.02%) Windows XP
4 99 (15.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 59 (9.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (7.29%) Windows Vista
7 46 (7.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (5.12%) Windows 8
9 11 (1.71%) Windows 2000
10 5 (0.78%) Linux
10 5 (0.78%) UNIX
11 3 (0.47%) Windows NT
11 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (13.80%) Migration
2 67 (10.39%) ITIL
3 41 (6.36%) Software Deployment
4 30 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (3.88%) Service Delivery
6 18 (2.79%) Project Management
7 17 (2.64%) Service Management
8 16 (2.48%) Software Distribution
9 13 (2.02%) Integration Testing
10 12 (1.86%) Compatibility Testing
10 12 (1.86%) TQM
10 12 (1.86%) ITSM
10 12 (1.86%) Workflow
11 10 (1.55%) Change Management
11 10 (1.55%) PRINCE2
12 9 (1.40%) Information Security
12 9 (1.40%) Incident Management
13 7 (1.09%) ITIL V3
14 6 (0.93%) Performance Testing
14 6 (0.93%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 87 (13.49%) VB
2 76 (11.78%) PowerShell
3 60 (9.30%) VBScript
4 56 (8.68%) SQL
5 9 (1.40%) C
6 4 (0.62%) C#
6 4 (0.62%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.31%) Java
9 1 (0.16%) REXX
9 1 (0.16%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 164 (25.43%) Security Cleared
2 126 (19.53%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.81%) Citrix Certification
4 29 (4.50%) DV Cleared
5 24 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (2.95%) CCEA
7 16 (2.48%) CCA
8 15 (2.33%) CCEE
9 13 (2.02%) MCSE
10 10 (1.55%) MCITP
11 9 (1.40%) MCP
12 7 (1.09%) MCSA
13 6 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.78%) Degree
15 3 (0.47%) CCAA
16 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 2 (0.31%) CISSP
17 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 1 (0.16%) BC Cleared
17 1 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.27%) SLA
2 23 (3.57%) QA
3 6 (0.93%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) COBIT
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 187 (28.99%) XenApp
2 179 (27.75%) Active Directory
3 116 (17.98%) XenDesktop
4 63 (9.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 60 (9.30%) Hyper-V
6 49 (7.60%) XenServer
7 22 (3.41%) Terminal Services
8 19 (2.95%) vSphere
9 12 (1.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 11 (1.71%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.62%) Xen
13 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.16%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.16%) Squid
13 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 305 (47.29%) SCCM
2 86 (13.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 23 (3.57%) AppDNA
4 17 (2.64%) SCOM
5 13 (2.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (1.55%) ZENworks
7 6 (0.93%) SCVMM
7 6 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.78%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.78%) WMI
9 4 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.31%) SAP Afaria
11 2 (0.31%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 2 (0.31%) OpenView
12 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.16%) ARCserve
12 1 (0.16%) Norton AntiVirus
12 1 (0.16%) DameWare
Vendors
1 348 (53.95%) Citrix
2 259 (40.16%) Microsoft
3 166 (25.74%) AppSense
4 101 (15.66%) VMware
5 44 (6.82%) Altiris
6 42 (6.51%) HP
7 41 (6.36%) CA
8 40 (6.20%) Lumension
9 23 (3.57%) Dell
10 20 (3.10%) Cisco
11 19 (2.95%) Wyse
12 12 (1.86%) McAfee
13 9 (1.40%) Apple
14 7 (1.09%) Oracle
15 6 (0.93%) EMC
15 6 (0.93%) LANDesk
16 5 (0.78%) Symantec
17 4 (0.62%) Nortel
17 4 (0.62%) NetApp
18 3 (0.47%) Novell
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