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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 378 298 269
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -29
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 253 325 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.62% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 4.60% 6.53% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 188 194
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 18
Average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +39.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £11.30 £15.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £31.56 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +36.36%

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
5498 4975 4864
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 9.44% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3068 2639 2339
Average daily rate £345 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 566 607
Average hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +4.61%
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 £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.45%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -67 231 £325 -4.41% 41
London +1 89 £404 +15.28% 18
South East -43 37 £325 - 3
North West -10 35 £300 -11.11% 3
South West -3 29 £275 -27.86% 1
City of London +14 28 £410 +15.61% 7
Scotland -1 17 £260 -38.82% 1
East Midlands +12 14 £323 -16.77%
Wiltshire +1 14 £290 -34.64%
Buckinghamshire +6 13 £325 -
Yorkshire +13 12 £185 -58.88% 5
Milton Keynes +10 12 £325 -
East of England -43 10 £375 +6.38% 1
Berkshire +11 9 £331 -11.66% 1
Hampshire -32 9 £300 -8.39%
Swindon +1 8 £290 -34.64%
Essex -6 5 - -
Reading +9 4 £289 -23.00% 1
West Yorkshire -5 3 £151 -66.38% 2
Manchester -12 3 £300 - 1
Kent - 3 £350 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 2
Surrey -32 2 - - 1
Leeds - 2 £151 - 1
Devon - 2 £275 -
Cheshire -4 1 £300 +50.00% 1
West Midlands -36 1 - - 5
North East -37 1 - - 1
Fife - 1 £370 -
Warrington - 1 £300 - 1

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 429 (72.10%) Windows
2 317 (53.28%) Citrix
3 299 (50.25%) SCCM
4 295 (49.58%) Windows 7
5 240 (40.34%) Microsoft
6 236 (39.66%) MSI
7 194 (32.61%) Application Packaging
8 178 (29.92%) Active Directory
9 172 (28.91%) XenApp
10 144 (24.20%) Security Cleared
11 137 (23.03%) AppSense
12 122 (20.50%) Windows XP
13 118 (19.83%) XenDesktop
14 111 (18.66%) VMware
15 108 (18.15%) SC Cleared
16 90 (15.13%) Migration
17 87 (14.62%) Windows Server 2008
18 83 (13.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 76 (12.77%) VB
20 74 (12.44%) VMware Infrastructure
21 68 (11.43%) Finance
22 65 (10.92%) PowerShell
23 59 (9.92%) Hyper-V
24 57 (9.58%) ITIL
25 56 (9.41%) VBScript
26 55 (9.24%) MS Office
27 53 (8.91%) MS Excel
28 49 (8.24%) SQL
28 49 (8.24%) InstallShield
28 49 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 29 (4.87%) MS Exchange
2 23 (3.87%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.69%) Lync
4 14 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (1.18%) IIS
6 6 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.50%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.50%) Apache
8 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 55 (9.24%) MS Office
2 53 (8.91%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.34%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.17%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.67%) assyst
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.18%) Office 365
2 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.50%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (8.07%) DNS
2 44 (7.39%) NetScaler
3 37 (6.22%) DHCP
4 32 (5.38%) SMS
5 29 (4.87%) Firewall
6 17 (2.86%) SAN
7 14 (2.35%) Internet
8 13 (2.18%) WAN
9 11 (1.85%) LAN
10 8 (1.34%) VPN
11 6 (1.01%) NAS
11 6 (1.01%) Unified Communications
11 6 (1.01%) TCP/IP
12 5 (0.84%) VLAN
12 5 (0.84%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.67%) Nortel Meridian
14 3 (0.50%) iSCSI
14 3 (0.50%) Reverse Proxy
14 3 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.84%) MS Access
4 3 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.34%) DB2
5 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 236 (39.66%) MSI
2 49 (8.24%) InstallShield
3 43 (7.23%) AdminStudio
4 42 (7.06%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.50%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.50%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.17%) WinDbg
General
1 68 (11.43%) Finance
2 42 (7.06%) Banking
3 26 (4.37%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.02%) Publishing
5 8 (1.34%) Retail
6 7 (1.18%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.01%) Law
8 5 (0.84%) Legal
9 4 (0.67%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.50%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.34%) Local Government
11 2 (0.34%) Front Office
11 2 (0.34%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Advertising
12 1 (0.17%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.17%) French Language
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 200 (33.61%) Applications Packager
2 51 (8.57%) Consultant
3 43 (7.23%) Analyst
4 35 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 35 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 34 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 32 (5.38%) Citrix Engineer
7 30 (5.04%) Architect
8 19 (3.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 18 (3.03%) Administrator
10 14 (2.35%) Citrix Administrator
11 12 (2.02%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (1.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (1.68%) SCCM Consultant
14 9 (1.51%) Technical Support
14 9 (1.51%) Technical Analyst
14 9 (1.51%) Server Engineer
15 8 (1.34%) Citrix Consultant
15 8 (1.34%) Infrastructure Architect
15 8 (1.34%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (32.61%) Application Packaging
2 33 (5.55%) WSH
3 13 (2.18%) Software Packaging
4 11 (1.85%) Middleware
5 7 (1.18%) JSP
6 5 (0.84%) .NET
7 3 (0.50%) ODBC
8 2 (0.34%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.17%) HTML
9 1 (0.17%) COM
9 1 (0.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 25 (4.20%) Thin Client
2 25 (4.20%) Fat Client
3 15 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (1.85%) Clustering
5 8 (1.34%) PKI
6 6 (1.01%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.01%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.84%) Computer Science
7 5 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.67%) Replication
8 4 (0.67%) CMDB
8 4 (0.67%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.67%) NHS
9 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.34%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.34%) User Experience
11 1 (0.17%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.17%) Equities
11 1 (0.17%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 429 (72.10%) Windows
2 295 (49.58%) Windows 7
3 122 (20.50%) Windows XP
4 87 (14.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (7.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (7.23%) Windows Vista
8 38 (6.39%) Windows 8
9 13 (2.18%) Windows 2000
10 10 (1.68%) Linux
11 9 (1.51%) UNIX
12 3 (0.50%) Windows NT
12 3 (0.50%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.34%) AIX
13 2 (0.34%) Solaris
14 1 (0.17%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (15.13%) Migration
2 57 (9.58%) ITIL
3 32 (5.38%) Software Deployment
4 31 (5.21%) Service Delivery
5 26 (4.37%) User Acceptance Testing
6 18 (3.03%) Software Distribution
7 15 (2.52%) Service Management
8 11 (1.85%) Compatibility Testing
9 10 (1.68%) Workflow
9 10 (1.68%) Change Management
9 10 (1.68%) Project Management
10 9 (1.51%) Information Security
10 9 (1.51%) Incident Management
10 9 (1.51%) ITIL V3
11 8 (1.34%) Configuration Management
11 8 (1.34%) TQM
12 7 (1.18%) ITSM
12 7 (1.18%) Enterprise Architecture
12 7 (1.18%) Problem Management
12 7 (1.18%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (12.77%) VB
2 65 (10.92%) PowerShell
3 56 (9.41%) VBScript
4 49 (8.24%) SQL
5 9 (1.51%) C
6 4 (0.67%) C#
7 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.34%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.34%) REXX
8 2 (0.34%) Tcl
9 1 (0.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 144 (24.20%) Security Cleared
2 108 (18.15%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (5.04%) Citrix Certification
5 28 (4.71%) DV Cleared
6 19 (3.19%) MCSE
7 17 (2.86%) CCEA
8 16 (2.69%) CCEE
9 12 (2.02%) CCA
10 10 (1.68%) MCITP
11 8 (1.34%) Degree
11 8 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.18%) MCP
13 6 (1.01%) MCSA
14 2 (0.34%) CISSP
14 2 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.34%) MCTS
14 2 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.34%) CCAA
15 1 (0.17%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.21%) SLA
2 12 (2.02%) QA
3 6 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 178 (29.92%) Active Directory
2 172 (28.91%) XenApp
3 118 (19.83%) XenDesktop
4 74 (12.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 59 (9.92%) Hyper-V
6 45 (7.56%) XenServer
7 22 (3.70%) vSphere
7 22 (3.70%) Terminal Services
8 11 (1.85%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 5 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.50%) Xen
11 3 (0.50%) UAG
12 2 (0.34%) IAG
12 2 (0.34%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.17%) Squid
13 1 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 299 (50.25%) SCCM
2 83 (13.95%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 20 (3.36%) SCOM
4 18 (3.03%) AppDNA
5 8 (1.34%) ZENworks
6 7 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (1.01%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (0.84%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.67%) WMI
9 4 (0.67%) WSUS
9 4 (0.67%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.67%) SCSM
9 4 (0.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 4 (0.67%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 3 (0.50%) XenMobile
10 3 (0.50%) OpenView
10 3 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 317 (53.28%) Citrix
2 240 (40.34%) Microsoft
3 137 (23.03%) AppSense
4 111 (18.66%) VMware
5 45 (7.56%) Altiris
6 36 (6.05%) HP
7 34 (5.71%) CA
8 32 (5.38%) Lumension
9 22 (3.70%) Wyse
10 21 (3.53%) Dell
11 20 (3.36%) Cisco
12 14 (2.35%) Oracle
13 9 (1.51%) Symantec
14 8 (1.34%) McAfee
14 8 (1.34%) EMC
15 6 (1.01%) IBM
16 5 (0.84%) Remedy
17 4 (0.67%) Apple
17 4 (0.67%) Nortel
18 3 (0.50%) Lotus
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