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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 387 348 264
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -84
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 253 283 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.52% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 4.54% 5.37% 7.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 184 210
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 15
Average hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.45% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.15 £20.65 £11.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.08 £39.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.68 £22.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +7.31%

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
5573 5273 5039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.79% 9.65% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3199 2915 2566
Average daily rate £350 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 613 618
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £27.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.57%

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 4 August 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
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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 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 -40 232 £350 +7.69% 22
London -37 66 £369 +13.46% 13
South East -16 64 £409 +8.93% 4
North West -5 50 £310 +10.71%
Berkshire +15 40 £417 +6.92% 2
Reading +14 29 £417 +43.79% 1
Manchester +8 22 £475 +63.79%
East of England -7 17 £313 -10.71%
Scotland -2 16 £300 -7.69% 3
City of London -30 13 £363 +11.53% 3
Essex -4 10 £400 +14.28%
Merseyside -6 10 £313 -10.71%
South West -19 10 £363 -5.84% 2
North East - 10 £275 -
Glasgow - 10 £325 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £275 -
Tyne and Wear - 10 £275 -
Liverpool -5 9 £313 -
Wiltshire -5 8 £475 +63.79%
West Midlands +11 7 £375 +26.58%
Swindon -3 7 £550 +89.65%
Hampshire -7 7 £313 -2.34%
Lancashire -8 7 £275 +3.77%
Yorkshire -26 6 £325 +58.53% 2
Lewes +10 4 £325 -13.33%
Blackpool +1 4 £235 -11.32%
East Sussex -5 4 £325 -13.33%
Cambridgeshire -8 4 £288 -22.29%
Croydon - 4 £463 - 1
Erskine +8 3 £300 +6.38%

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 381 (73.84%) Windows
2 308 (59.69%) Citrix
3 246 (47.67%) Microsoft
4 239 (46.32%) SCCM
5 201 (38.95%) Windows 7
6 179 (34.69%) XenApp
7 174 (33.72%) Active Directory
8 170 (32.95%) VMware
9 162 (31.40%) Security Cleared
10 140 (27.13%) MSI
11 136 (26.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 116 (22.48%) Application Packaging
13 113 (21.90%) AppSense
14 108 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 87 (16.86%) Migration
16 82 (15.89%) SC Cleared
16 82 (15.89%) XenDesktop
17 70 (13.57%) ITIL
18 63 (12.21%) Windows Server 2003
19 60 (11.63%) DV Cleared
20 59 (11.43%) Windows XP
21 55 (10.66%) DNS
22 54 (10.47%) Hyper-V
22 54 (10.47%) Finance
22 54 (10.47%) vSphere
22 54 (10.47%) Windows Server 2012
23 53 (10.27%) PowerShell
24 52 (10.08%) Data Centre
25 51 (9.88%) .NET
26 48 (9.30%) DHCP

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 41 (7.95%) MS Exchange
2 32 (6.20%) Lync
3 31 (6.01%) SharePoint
4 24 (4.65%) IBM Notes
5 20 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (3.49%) IIS
7 17 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.97%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.58%) OpenEdge
12 3 (0.58%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.19%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.19%) FileNet
14 1 (0.19%) SAS
14 1 (0.19%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 45 (8.72%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.62%) MS Office
3 7 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.19%) SPSS
4 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.78%) RMDS
1 4 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.58%) JDE OneWorld
3 1 (0.19%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 36 (6.98%) Office 365
2 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.19%) SaaS
4 1 (0.19%) PaaS
4 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (10.66%) DNS
2 48 (9.30%) DHCP
3 44 (8.53%) NetScaler
4 33 (6.40%) Firewall
5 29 (5.62%) SAN
6 18 (3.49%) WAN
7 17 (3.29%) VPN
8 15 (2.91%) TCP/IP
9 13 (2.52%) NAS
10 10 (1.94%) LAN
11 9 (1.74%) Internet
11 9 (1.74%) VLAN
12 8 (1.55%) Network Security
13 7 (1.36%) SSL
14 6 (1.16%) HTTPS
15 5 (0.97%) SMS
16 4 (0.78%) VoIP
16 4 (0.78%) DMZ
17 3 (0.58%) IPv4
17 3 (0.58%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.07%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (0.78%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.19%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.19%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.19%) OLAP
6 1 (0.19%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.19%) Big Data
6 1 (0.19%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.19%) OLAP Cube
6 1 (0.19%) KNIME
Development Applications
1 140 (27.13%) MSI
2 20 (3.88%) AdminStudio
3 17 (3.29%) InstallShield
4 7 (1.36%) Wise Package Studio
5 5 (0.97%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.78%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.58%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.19%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.19%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.19%) ERwin
8 1 (0.19%) StarTeam
General
1 54 (10.47%) Finance
2 22 (4.26%) Banking
3 13 (2.52%) Local Government
4 11 (2.13%) Law
5 8 (1.55%) Publishing
6 7 (1.36%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.97%) Legal
7 5 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.58%) Retail
9 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.39%) Advertising
9 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.19%) Front Office
10 1 (0.19%) Back Office
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Marketing
10 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.19%) French Language
Job Titles
1 142 (27.52%) Applications Packager
2 48 (9.30%) Consultant
3 46 (8.91%) Analyst
3 46 (8.91%) Citrix Engineer
4 42 (8.14%) Architect
5 29 (5.62%) Citrix Consultant
6 27 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 23 (4.46%) Solutions Architect
8 15 (2.91%) Administrator
9 14 (2.71%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (2.71%) Technical Analyst
10 13 (2.52%) Desktop Support
11 11 (2.13%) Support Analyst
11 11 (2.13%) Support Engineer
11 11 (2.13%) Desktop Engineer
12 10 (1.94%) Project Manager
12 10 (1.94%) Citrix Support
13 9 (1.74%) Wintel Engineer
13 9 (1.74%) Systems Administrator
13 9 (1.74%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (22.48%) Application Packaging
2 51 (9.88%) .NET
3 11 (2.13%) Web Services
4 10 (1.94%) Software Packaging
5 7 (1.36%) X-Windows
6 5 (0.97%) J2EE
7 3 (0.58%) WCF
8 2 (0.39%) WSH
8 2 (0.39%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.19%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.08%) Data Centre
2 36 (6.98%) Thin Client
2 36 (6.98%) Fat Client
3 15 (2.91%) PKI
4 14 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.52%) User Experience
6 12 (2.33%) Clustering
7 11 (2.13%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.74%) BYOD
9 6 (1.16%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.16%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.78%) CESG
10 4 (0.78%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.58%) CESG CLAS
11 3 (0.58%) Blackberry
11 3 (0.58%) Life Science
12 2 (0.39%) CMDB
12 2 (0.39%) NHS
12 2 (0.39%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 381 (73.84%) Windows
2 201 (38.95%) Windows 7
3 136 (26.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 63 (12.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 59 (11.43%) Windows XP
6 54 (10.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (5.23%) Windows 8
8 11 (2.13%) Linux
9 9 (1.74%) UNIX
10 8 (1.55%) Windows Vista
11 7 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.58%) Android
12 3 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.39%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.19%) Debian
14 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.19%) Solaris
14 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (16.86%) Migration
2 70 (13.57%) ITIL
3 33 (6.40%) Application Discovery
4 29 (5.62%) Service Management
5 25 (4.84%) Project Management
6 21 (4.07%) Capacity Planning
7 19 (3.68%) Data Protection
8 15 (2.91%) Patch Management
9 14 (2.71%) Change Management
10 12 (2.33%) Change Control
10 12 (2.33%) Enterprise Architecture
11 11 (2.13%) Incident Management
11 11 (2.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 11 (2.13%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (2.13%) PRINCE2
12 10 (1.94%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (1.94%) Server Building
12 10 (1.94%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 10 (1.94%) Business Transformation
13 9 (1.74%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 53 (10.27%) PowerShell
2 35 (6.78%) SQL
3 34 (6.59%) C#
4 29 (5.62%) VBScript
5 22 (4.26%) VB
6 3 (0.58%) C
7 2 (0.39%) REXX
7 2 (0.39%) Tcl
7 2 (0.39%) Java
8 1 (0.19%) R
8 1 (0.19%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 162 (31.40%) Security Cleared
2 82 (15.89%) SC Cleared
3 60 (11.63%) DV Cleared
4 28 (5.43%) Citrix Certification
4 28 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (3.68%) MCSE
6 14 (2.71%) CCEE
7 13 (2.52%) MCP
8 12 (2.33%) CCA
9 11 (2.13%) Degree
9 11 (2.13%) CCEA
10 9 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (1.16%) MCITP
11 6 (1.16%) CCIA
12 5 (0.97%) MCSA
13 4 (0.78%) VCP5
14 3 (0.58%) VCDX
14 3 (0.58%) VCAP
14 3 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
14 3 (0.58%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.10%) SLA
2 10 (1.94%) QA
3 2 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 179 (34.69%) XenApp
2 174 (33.72%) Active Directory
3 108 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 82 (15.89%) XenDesktop
5 54 (10.47%) vSphere
5 54 (10.47%) Hyper-V
6 31 (6.01%) Xen
7 27 (5.23%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (4.46%) XenServer
9 16 (3.10%) VMware ESX
10 11 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 10 (1.94%) Terminal Server
12 8 (1.55%) DFS Replication
13 6 (1.16%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.97%) ISA Server
14 5 (0.97%) VirtualBox
14 5 (0.97%) UAG
15 3 (0.58%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
16 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 239 (46.32%) SCCM
2 23 (4.46%) EdgeSight
3 22 (4.26%) SCOM
4 18 (3.49%) WSUS
5 14 (2.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 11 (2.13%) SCVMM
6 11 (2.13%) SCSM
7 8 (1.55%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (0.97%) SCDPM
10 4 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 4 (0.78%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.78%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.58%) ZENworks
11 3 (0.58%) Backup Exec
11 3 (0.58%) WMI
11 3 (0.58%) Puppet
11 3 (0.58%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 308 (59.69%) Citrix
2 246 (47.67%) Microsoft
3 170 (32.95%) VMware
4 113 (21.90%) AppSense
5 45 (8.72%) HP
6 35 (6.78%) Oracle
7 28 (5.43%) Symantec
8 25 (4.84%) Lotus
9 23 (4.46%) Cisco
10 22 (4.26%) EMC
11 19 (3.68%) SAP
12 15 (2.91%) Wyse
13 14 (2.71%) Altiris
13 14 (2.71%) NetApp
14 11 (2.13%) Dell
15 8 (1.55%) IBM
16 7 (1.36%) McAfee
16 7 (1.36%) ArcSight
16 7 (1.36%) Lumension
17 6 (1.16%) Remedy
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