The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 277 284 339
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +55
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 393 311 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.64% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 7.37% 7.00% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 181 177
Average daily rate £313 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.97% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.86 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.18% -31.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £12.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £36.75 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £14.36 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+53.20% -17.94%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5334 4443 4683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.28% 9.14% 7.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2721 2142 2302
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 633 566
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -5 335 £313 -8.08% 41
London -30 117 £345 -8.00% 10
North West +18 72 £260 -8.77% 6
South East -34 71 £325 +8.33% 10
Scotland +13 41 £313 -13.38% 1
Surrey -19 24 £388 +24.00% 1
City of London -21 24 £375 -2.28% 4
Yorkshire 0 19 £243 - 1
West Midlands -4 18 £210 -42.06% 4
Hampshire -2 17 £325 -5.79% 1
East of England -25 17 £330 +7.31% 4
Edinburgh -19 16 £325 -
Cheshire -17 15 - - 3
Manchester -2 14 £264 - 3
Glasgow +19 13 £384 +14.55% 1
West Yorkshire -5 12 £360 - 1
Chester -7 12 - -
Leeds - 12 £360 -
Milton Keynes -11 11 £260 -25.71% 1
Buckinghamshire -17 11 £260 -25.71% 1
South West -15 9 £400 +23.07% 3
Somerset - 8 £400 - 1
Coventry +1 7 £200 - 2
Berkshire -6 7 £400 -20.79% 5
Midlands +7 6 - -
Cambridgeshire -15 5 £350 +13.82%
Andover - 5 - -
Essex -15 4 £400 +52.38% 2
Hertfordshire - 4 £300 - 1
Bracknell - 4 £400 - 1

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 484 (76.34%) Windows
2 362 (57.10%) Windows 7
3 326 (51.42%) Citrix
4 281 (44.32%) SCCM
5 279 (44.01%) Microsoft
6 258 (40.69%) MSI
7 222 (35.02%) XenApp
8 218 (34.38%) Application Packaging
9 182 (28.71%) Active Directory
10 175 (27.60%) AppSense
11 155 (24.45%) Windows XP
12 144 (22.71%) Migration
13 120 (18.93%) VMware
14 118 (18.61%) XenDesktop
15 102 (16.09%) Windows Server 2008
16 93 (14.67%) VB
17 92 (14.51%) Security Cleared
18 90 (14.20%) PowerShell
19 85 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
20 83 (13.09%) VBScript
21 81 (12.78%) InstallShield
22 80 (12.62%) ITIL
22 80 (12.62%) Finance
23 79 (12.46%) SC Cleared
24 71 (11.20%) MS Excel
25 67 (10.57%) MS Office
25 67 (10.57%) Windows Server 2003
26 66 (10.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
27 58 (9.15%) Hyper-V
28 52 (8.20%) HP

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 51 (8.04%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 20 (3.15%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.21%) Lync
5 12 (1.89%) CloudStack
5 12 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (0.63%) IIS
7 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.16%) SAS
9 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 71 (11.20%) MS Excel
2 67 (10.57%) MS Office
3 6 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.63%) MS Project
4 4 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.63%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.63%) assyst
2 2 (0.32%) Khalix
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.16%) Office 365
1 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.78%) NetScaler
2 34 (5.36%) Firewall
3 26 (4.10%) DNS
4 25 (3.94%) Internet
5 24 (3.79%) DHCP
6 19 (3.00%) SAN
7 17 (2.68%) VPN
8 14 (2.21%) WAN
9 13 (2.05%) SMS
10 11 (1.74%) LAN
10 11 (1.74%) TCP/IP
11 5 (0.79%) NAS
12 4 (0.63%) Unified Communications
12 4 (0.63%) Ethernet
12 4 (0.63%) ATM
12 4 (0.63%) Nortel Meridian
13 2 (0.32%) VLAN
13 2 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (0.32%) LDAP
13 2 (0.32%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (4.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.79%) MS Access
4 4 (0.63%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 258 (40.69%) MSI
2 81 (12.78%) InstallShield
3 48 (7.57%) Wise Package Studio
4 39 (6.15%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.16%) Maven
5 1 (0.16%) Subversion
5 1 (0.16%) Ant
5 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.16%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 80 (12.62%) Finance
2 42 (6.62%) Banking
3 21 (3.31%) Financial Institution
4 20 (3.15%) Publishing
4 20 (3.15%) Local Government
5 15 (2.37%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.26%) Legal
6 8 (1.26%) Retail
7 5 (0.79%) Law
8 4 (0.63%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.63%) Back Office
9 3 (0.47%) Front Office
9 3 (0.47%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.16%) Automotive
10 1 (0.16%) Advertising
10 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 259 (40.85%) Applications Packager
2 66 (10.41%) Consultant
3 50 (7.89%) Analyst
4 35 (5.52%) Support Engineer
5 31 (4.89%) Desktop Support
6 30 (4.73%) Architect
7 27 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
8 26 (4.10%) Citrix Engineer
9 19 (3.00%) Citrix Consultant
10 16 (2.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 14 (2.21%) Citrix Support
11 14 (2.21%) Support Analyst
12 13 (2.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 11 (1.74%) Project Manager
14 10 (1.58%) 2nd Line Support
15 9 (1.42%) Administrator
15 9 (1.42%) Test Analyst
15 9 (1.42%) Systems Engineer
15 9 (1.42%) Solutions Architect
16 8 (1.26%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 218 (34.38%) Application Packaging
2 32 (5.05%) WSH
3 25 (3.94%) Software Packaging
4 15 (2.37%) XML
5 9 (1.42%) .NET
6 5 (0.79%) JSP
7 4 (0.63%) Middleware
8 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.31%) Blackberry
2 29 (4.57%) Thin Client
2 29 (4.57%) Fat Client
3 23 (3.63%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (3.31%) Hedge funds
5 11 (1.74%) Clustering
6 10 (1.58%) CMDB
7 8 (1.26%) iPhone
8 7 (1.10%) iPad
8 7 (1.10%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.95%) NHS
10 5 (0.79%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.47%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.47%) PKI
12 2 (0.32%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.32%) Replication
13 1 (0.16%) Freedom of Information
13 1 (0.16%) Fixed Income
13 1 (0.16%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 484 (76.34%) Windows
2 362 (57.10%) Windows 7
3 155 (24.45%) Windows XP
4 102 (16.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (10.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (6.15%) Windows Vista
7 31 (4.89%) Windows 8
8 23 (3.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (2.05%) UNIX
10 11 (1.74%) Linux
11 6 (0.95%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (22.71%) Migration
2 80 (12.62%) ITIL
3 37 (5.84%) Software Deployment
4 34 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (3.94%) Service Management
6 22 (3.47%) Service Delivery
7 19 (3.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 18 (2.84%) Project Management
9 16 (2.52%) Change Management
10 14 (2.21%) PRINCE2
10 14 (2.21%) Software Distribution
11 12 (1.89%) Workflow
11 12 (1.89%) Integration Testing
12 10 (1.58%) Problem Management
13 9 (1.42%) Release Management
13 9 (1.42%) Incident Management
13 9 (1.42%) ITSM
13 9 (1.42%) CAD
14 8 (1.26%) Stakeholder Management
15 7 (1.10%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 93 (14.67%) VB
2 90 (14.20%) PowerShell
3 83 (13.09%) VBScript
4 44 (6.94%) SQL
5 9 (1.42%) Perl
6 8 (1.26%) VB.NET
7 5 (0.79%) C#
8 4 (0.63%) C
9 3 (0.47%) Java
10 2 (0.32%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.32%) VB6
11 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 92 (14.51%) Security Cleared
2 79 (12.46%) SC Cleared
3 41 (6.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (3.47%) Citrix Certification
4 22 (3.47%) MCSE
5 19 (3.00%) MCITP
6 16 (2.52%) CCEA
6 16 (2.52%) CCA
7 13 (2.05%) MCP
8 9 (1.42%) Degree
9 8 (1.26%) CCEE
10 7 (1.10%) MCSA
11 6 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.63%) CCAA
12 4 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.47%) CCNA
13 3 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.47%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.16%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.42%) SLA
2 22 (3.47%) QA
3 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 222 (35.02%) XenApp
2 182 (28.71%) Active Directory
3 118 (18.61%) XenDesktop
4 85 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 58 (9.15%) Hyper-V
6 50 (7.89%) XenServer
7 25 (3.94%) vSphere
8 16 (2.52%) IAG
8 16 (2.52%) UAG
9 11 (1.74%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (1.10%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.47%) Xen
14 1 (0.16%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.16%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 281 (44.32%) SCCM
2 66 (10.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 48 (7.57%) AppDNA
4 32 (5.05%) SCOM
4 32 (5.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 14 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
6 13 (2.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 13 (2.05%) ZENworks
7 11 (1.74%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.10%) WMI
9 5 (0.79%) WSUS
10 4 (0.63%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.32%) SCSM
12 2 (0.32%) SAP Afaria
12 2 (0.32%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.32%) Unicenter
12 2 (0.32%) OpenView
13 1 (0.16%) MIIS
13 1 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 326 (51.42%) Citrix
2 279 (44.01%) Microsoft
3 175 (27.60%) AppSense
4 120 (18.93%) VMware
5 52 (8.20%) HP
6 39 (6.15%) Altiris
7 29 (4.57%) Wyse
8 27 (4.26%) Symantec
9 21 (3.31%) Lumension
10 19 (3.00%) Dell
11 17 (2.68%) NetApp
11 17 (2.68%) McAfee
11 17 (2.68%) Cisco
12 16 (2.52%) CA
13 11 (1.74%) Apple
14 9 (1.42%) Novell
15 7 (1.10%) EMC
15 7 (1.10%) Remedy
16 6 (0.95%) Mercator
17 5 (0.79%) Oracle
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £220 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: very good
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Colchester, Chelmsford, Essex
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £330 per day
Posted: 30+ days ago