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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 327 253 314
Rank change year-on-year
-74 +61
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 285 376 319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.74% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 5.47% 7.54% 6.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 211 159
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 10
Average hourly rate £21.88 £20.75 £19.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% +7.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £11.15 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.08 £38.28 £31.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £20.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+6.09% -33.87%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5209 4984 4738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.75% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2872 2527 2264
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £188 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 611 633
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.32% +7.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -90 258 £325 -7.14% 40
London +12 106 £325 -4.41% 16
South East -56 54 £375 +15.38% 9
City of London -4 32 £325 -4.41% 7
North West -18 27 £280 -20.00% 6
South West -1 26 £325 -38.09%
Berkshire -1 23 £390 +11.42% 5
Scotland -21 19 £325 -10.65%
East Midlands +14 18 £318 -15.33% 1
East of England -31 17 £350 +2.94% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 16 £300 -11.11% 2
Milton Keynes +1 15 £300 -11.11% 2
Reading -7 7 £290 -22.66% 5
Surrey -20 7 £400 +23.07%
Hampshire -26 7 £315 -3.07%
Yorkshire +8 6 £205 -54.44% 2
Essex -5 5 £350 +7.69%
Bedfordshire -30 4 £375 +7.14%
West Midlands -29 3 £296 -18.83% 3
Manchester -9 2 £290 - 4
Harlow - 2 £350 -
Birmingham -4 1 £330 - 2
Southampton -14 1 £305 -10.29%
Sheffield - 1 £350 - 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £355 - 1
Coventry - 1 £263 -
Northampton - 1 £355 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Midlands - - - -

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 507 (72.53%) Windows
2 375 (53.65%) Citrix
3 367 (52.50%) Windows 7
4 323 (46.21%) SCCM
5 304 (43.49%) Microsoft
6 275 (39.34%) MSI
7 226 (32.33%) Application Packaging
8 205 (29.33%) XenApp
9 198 (28.33%) Active Directory
10 181 (25.89%) AppSense
11 173 (24.75%) Security Cleared
12 151 (21.60%) Windows XP
13 133 (19.03%) SC Cleared
14 120 (17.17%) XenDesktop
15 109 (15.59%) Migration
16 105 (15.02%) VB
17 104 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
18 101 (14.45%) VMware
19 91 (13.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
20 90 (12.88%) PowerShell
21 83 (11.87%) Finance
22 81 (11.59%) MS Office
23 73 (10.44%) ITIL
24 69 (9.87%) VBScript
25 67 (9.59%) MS Excel
25 67 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
26 66 (9.44%) Hyper-V
27 65 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
28 59 (8.44%) Wise Package Studio
29 58 (8.30%) InstallShield

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 36 (5.15%) MS Exchange
2 17 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 14 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (1.86%) Lync
4 13 (1.86%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.43%) CloudStack
6 6 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (0.57%) IIS
9 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.14%) SAS
11 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.14%) Apache
11 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 81 (11.59%) MS Office
2 67 (9.59%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.72%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.43%) MS Project
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.57%) assyst
2 1 (0.14%) Khalix
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.29%) Office 365
2 5 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (7.73%) NetScaler
2 39 (5.58%) Firewall
3 36 (5.15%) DNS
4 32 (4.58%) DHCP
5 28 (4.01%) SMS
6 23 (3.29%) SAN
7 18 (2.58%) Internet
8 16 (2.29%) WAN
9 15 (2.15%) VPN
10 11 (1.57%) LAN
11 7 (1.00%) NAS
11 7 (1.00%) Unified Communications
11 7 (1.00%) TCP/IP
12 5 (0.72%) VLAN
13 4 (0.57%) Nortel Meridian
14 3 (0.43%) Wireshark
14 3 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
15 2 (0.29%) FTP
15 2 (0.29%) VoIP
15 2 (0.29%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (4.01%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (0.57%) MS Access
5 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.29%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 275 (39.34%) MSI
2 59 (8.44%) Wise Package Studio
3 58 (8.30%) InstallShield
4 43 (6.15%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.43%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.14%) Subversion
6 1 (0.14%) Maven
6 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.14%) Ant
General
1 83 (11.87%) Finance
2 46 (6.58%) Banking
3 22 (3.15%) Publishing
4 17 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.86%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.29%) Local Government
7 8 (1.14%) Retail
7 8 (1.14%) Law
8 7 (1.00%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.86%) Legal
10 4 (0.57%) Back Office
11 3 (0.43%) Front Office
12 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 263 (37.63%) Applications Packager
2 54 (7.73%) Consultant
3 51 (7.30%) Analyst
4 44 (6.29%) Desktop Engineer
5 41 (5.87%) Desktop Support
5 41 (5.87%) Support Engineer
6 39 (5.58%) Citrix Engineer
7 22 (3.15%) Architect
7 22 (3.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 16 (2.29%) Administrator
9 15 (2.15%) Citrix Administrator
10 12 (1.72%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (1.57%) SCCM Consultant
11 11 (1.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (1.57%) Server Engineer
12 10 (1.43%) Citrix Consultant
12 10 (1.43%) Applications Support
12 10 (1.43%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (1.43%) Systems Engineer
13 9 (1.29%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (32.33%) Application Packaging
2 46 (6.58%) WSH
3 20 (2.86%) Software Packaging
4 11 (1.57%) JSP
5 8 (1.14%) Middleware
6 6 (0.86%) .NET
7 1 (0.14%) RESTful
7 1 (0.14%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.14%) HTML
7 1 (0.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (7.01%) Blackberry
2 35 (5.01%) Thin Client
2 35 (5.01%) Fat Client
3 12 (1.72%) Hedge funds
4 11 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (1.57%) Clustering
5 8 (1.14%) iPhone
6 7 (1.00%) PKI
6 7 (1.00%) CMDB
6 7 (1.00%) iPad
7 5 (0.72%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.72%) NHS
8 4 (0.57%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.43%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.29%) Replication
10 2 (0.29%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.14%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 507 (72.53%) Windows
2 367 (52.50%) Windows 7
3 151 (21.60%) Windows XP
4 104 (14.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (9.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 45 (6.44%) Windows Vista
7 38 (5.44%) Windows 8
7 38 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.57%) Windows 2000
9 10 (1.43%) UNIX
10 9 (1.29%) Linux
11 3 (0.43%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.43%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (15.59%) Migration
2 73 (10.44%) ITIL
3 49 (7.01%) Software Deployment
4 31 (4.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (4.29%) Service Delivery
6 21 (3.00%) Software Distribution
7 20 (2.86%) Compatibility Testing
7 20 (2.86%) Project Management
8 16 (2.29%) Service Management
9 13 (1.86%) Incident Management
9 13 (1.86%) Integration Testing
9 13 (1.86%) Workflow
9 13 (1.86%) TQM
10 11 (1.57%) Change Management
10 11 (1.57%) ITSM
11 9 (1.29%) Information Security
11 9 (1.29%) PRINCE2
12 6 (0.86%) Configuration Management
12 6 (0.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (0.86%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 105 (15.02%) VB
2 90 (12.88%) PowerShell
3 69 (9.87%) VBScript
4 51 (7.30%) SQL
5 8 (1.14%) C
6 5 (0.72%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.43%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.43%) Java
8 1 (0.14%) Ruby
8 1 (0.14%) VB6
8 1 (0.14%) REXX
8 1 (0.14%) Tcl
8 1 (0.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 173 (24.75%) Security Cleared
2 133 (19.03%) SC Cleared
3 30 (4.29%) Citrix Certification
4 28 (4.01%) DV Cleared
5 27 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (2.72%) CCEA
7 15 (2.15%) CCEE
7 15 (2.15%) MCSE
7 15 (2.15%) CCA
8 10 (1.43%) MCITP
9 9 (1.29%) MCP
9 9 (1.29%) MCSA
10 8 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.86%) Degree
12 3 (0.43%) CCAA
13 2 (0.29%) CISSP
13 2 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 1 (0.14%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.14%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.72%) SLA
2 25 (3.58%) QA
3 5 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) COBIT
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 205 (29.33%) XenApp
2 198 (28.33%) Active Directory
3 120 (17.17%) XenDesktop
4 66 (9.44%) Hyper-V
5 65 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 51 (7.30%) XenServer
7 24 (3.43%) Terminal Services
8 20 (2.86%) vSphere
9 12 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 11 (1.57%) VMware ESX
11 6 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.57%) Xen
13 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.14%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.14%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 323 (46.21%) SCCM
2 91 (13.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 32 (4.58%) AppDNA
4 19 (2.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 16 (2.29%) SCOM
6 10 (1.43%) ZENworks
7 6 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (0.86%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.43%) WSUS
10 2 (0.29%) OpenView
10 2 (0.29%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.29%) SAP Afaria
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.14%) PureDisk
11 1 (0.14%) BladeLogic
11 1 (0.14%) WMI
11 1 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 1 (0.14%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 375 (53.65%) Citrix
2 304 (43.49%) Microsoft
3 181 (25.89%) AppSense
4 101 (14.45%) VMware
5 48 (6.87%) HP
6 44 (6.29%) Altiris
7 38 (5.44%) CA
8 35 (5.01%) Lumension
9 27 (3.86%) Dell
10 25 (3.58%) Wyse
11 22 (3.15%) Cisco
12 16 (2.29%) McAfee
13 11 (1.57%) Apple
14 8 (1.14%) EMC
15 7 (1.00%) LANDesk
16 5 (0.72%) Oracle
17 4 (0.57%) IBM
17 4 (0.57%) Nortel
17 4 (0.57%) NetApp
18 3 (0.43%) Speakerbus
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