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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 362 296 265
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 249 330 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.63% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 4.61% 6.54% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 194 193
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.08% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 17
Average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £11.30 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £31.56 £38.30
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
5399 5049 4846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.57% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3016 2676 2344
Average daily rate £338 £338 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 655 561 592
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +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 £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +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 17 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 17 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 17 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 -78 226 £325 -4.41% 36
London -8 84 £400 +14.28% 16
South East -38 37 £325 - 5
North West -13 36 £300 -11.11% 2
South West 0 29 £290 -27.50% 1
City of London +12 24 £363 +4.31% 9
Scotland -4 18 £271 -36.23% 1
East Midlands +17 15 £320 -17.41%
Buckinghamshire +9 13 £325 -
Yorkshire +10 11 £174 -61.38% 3
Berkshire +11 9 £325 -13.33% 2
Hampshire -29 9 £300 -8.39%
East of England -39 9 £345 -2.12% 1
Reading +9 5 £289 -23.00% 2
Essex -6 4 - -
West Yorkshire 0 3 £151 -66.38% 1
Manchester -10 3 £300 - 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £375 - 2
Surrey -30 2 - - 1
Devon - 2 £275 -
Cheshire -5 1 £300 +50.00% 1
North East -33 1 - - 1
West Midlands -38 1 - - 4
Fife - 1 £370 -
Warrington - 1 £300 - 1
Glenrothes - 1 £370 -
Harlow - 1 - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Knutsford - - - -

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 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.

1 437 (71.76%) Windows
2 328 (53.86%) Citrix
3 304 (49.92%) SCCM
4 300 (49.26%) Windows 7
5 249 (40.89%) Microsoft
6 239 (39.24%) MSI
7 193 (31.69%) Application Packaging
8 181 (29.72%) Active Directory
9 175 (28.74%) XenApp
10 150 (24.63%) Security Cleared
11 143 (23.48%) AppSense
12 128 (21.02%) Windows XP
13 116 (19.05%) XenDesktop
14 114 (18.72%) SC Cleared
15 113 (18.56%) VMware
16 94 (15.44%) Windows Server 2008
17 89 (14.61%) Migration
18 85 (13.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 79 (12.97%) VB
20 76 (12.48%) VMware Infrastructure
21 68 (11.17%) Finance
22 66 (10.84%) PowerShell
23 64 (10.51%) Hyper-V
24 60 (9.85%) MS Office
25 57 (9.36%) VBScript
26 55 (9.03%) ITIL
27 53 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
28 52 (8.54%) InstallShield
28 52 (8.54%) MS Excel
29 51 (8.37%) SQL

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 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 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 23 (3.78%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.63%) Lync
4 14 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (0.99%) IIS
7 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (0.33%) Apache
9 2 (0.33%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 60 (9.85%) MS Office
2 52 (8.54%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.49%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.66%) assyst
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.13%) Office 365
2 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.49%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (7.55%) DNS
2 44 (7.22%) NetScaler
3 35 (5.75%) DHCP
4 34 (5.58%) SMS
5 32 (5.25%) Firewall
6 19 (3.12%) SAN
7 16 (2.63%) WAN
8 15 (2.46%) Internet
9 13 (2.13%) LAN
10 7 (1.15%) TCP/IP
10 7 (1.15%) VPN
10 7 (1.15%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.99%) NAS
12 5 (0.82%) VLAN
12 5 (0.82%) Wireshark
13 4 (0.66%) Nortel Meridian
14 3 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (0.49%) VoIP
14 3 (0.49%) iSCSI
15 2 (0.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
2 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (0.82%) MS Access
4 3 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 239 (39.24%) MSI
2 52 (8.54%) InstallShield
3 44 (7.22%) Wise Package Studio
4 43 (7.06%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.49%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.16%) WinDbg
General
1 68 (11.17%) Finance
2 42 (6.90%) Banking
3 24 (3.94%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.30%) Publishing
5 8 (1.31%) Retail
6 7 (1.15%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.99%) Law
8 5 (0.82%) Legal
9 4 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.49%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.33%) Front Office
11 2 (0.33%) Back Office
11 2 (0.33%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.33%) Local Government
12 1 (0.16%) Advertising
12 1 (0.16%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Czech Language
Job Titles
1 209 (34.32%) Applications Packager
2 48 (7.88%) Consultant
3 43 (7.06%) Analyst
4 37 (6.08%) Desktop Support
5 35 (5.75%) Support Engineer
6 34 (5.58%) Desktop Engineer
7 31 (5.09%) Citrix Engineer
7 31 (5.09%) Architect
8 19 (3.12%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 18 (2.96%) Administrator
10 14 (2.30%) Citrix Administrator
11 12 (1.97%) 3rd Line Support
12 10 (1.64%) SCCM Consultant
12 10 (1.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (1.64%) Technical Support
12 10 (1.64%) 2nd Line Support
12 10 (1.64%) Server Engineer
13 9 (1.48%) Infrastructure Architect
13 9 (1.48%) Technical Analyst
14 8 (1.31%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (31.69%) Application Packaging
2 35 (5.75%) WSH
3 13 (2.13%) Software Packaging
4 10 (1.64%) Middleware
5 7 (1.15%) JSP
6 6 (0.99%) .NET
7 3 (0.49%) ODBC
8 2 (0.33%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.16%) COM
9 1 (0.16%) HTML
9 1 (0.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.40%) Blackberry
2 26 (4.27%) Fat Client
2 26 (4.27%) Thin Client
3 14 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (1.97%) Clustering
5 8 (1.31%) PKI
6 6 (0.99%) Hedge funds
7 5 (0.82%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.82%) NHS
7 5 (0.82%) CMDB
7 5 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.66%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.66%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.66%) Replication
9 3 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.33%) Digital Media
10 2 (0.33%) User Experience
11 1 (0.16%) Equities
11 1 (0.16%) AS400
11 1 (0.16%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 437 (71.76%) Windows
2 300 (49.26%) Windows 7
3 128 (21.02%) Windows XP
4 94 (15.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (7.88%) Windows Vista
6 48 (7.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (6.24%) Windows 8
8 13 (2.13%) Windows 2000
9 10 (1.64%) Linux
10 9 (1.48%) UNIX
11 3 (0.49%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.49%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.33%) AIX
12 2 (0.33%) Solaris
13 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (14.61%) Migration
2 55 (9.03%) ITIL
3 37 (6.08%) Software Deployment
4 28 (4.60%) Service Delivery
4 28 (4.60%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (2.96%) Software Distribution
6 14 (2.30%) Service Management
7 11 (1.81%) Workflow
7 11 (1.81%) Project Management
7 11 (1.81%) Compatibility Testing
8 9 (1.48%) Change Management
8 9 (1.48%) ITSM
8 9 (1.48%) Information Security
8 9 (1.48%) Incident Management
8 9 (1.48%) Integration Testing
9 8 (1.31%) ITIL V3
9 8 (1.31%) TQM
10 7 (1.15%) Configuration Management
11 6 (0.99%) Mentoring
11 6 (0.99%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 79 (12.97%) VB
2 66 (10.84%) PowerShell
3 57 (9.36%) VBScript
4 51 (8.37%) SQL
5 9 (1.48%) C
6 4 (0.66%) C#
7 3 (0.49%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.33%) REXX
8 2 (0.33%) Tcl
9 1 (0.16%) Java
Qualifications
1 150 (24.63%) Security Cleared
2 114 (18.72%) SC Cleared
3 30 (4.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
5 28 (4.60%) DV Cleared
6 18 (2.96%) MCSE
7 16 (2.63%) CCEA
8 15 (2.46%) CCEE
9 13 (2.13%) CCA
10 9 (1.48%) MCITP
11 8 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.15%) MCP
12 7 (1.15%) Degree
13 5 (0.82%) MCSA
14 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.33%) CCAA
14 2 (0.33%) CISSP
14 2 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.33%) MCTS
15 1 (0.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.42%) SLA
2 14 (2.30%) QA
3 6 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 181 (29.72%) Active Directory
2 175 (28.74%) XenApp
3 116 (19.05%) XenDesktop
4 76 (12.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 64 (10.51%) Hyper-V
6 49 (8.05%) XenServer
7 24 (3.94%) Terminal Services
8 21 (3.45%) vSphere
9 11 (1.81%) VMware ESX
10 10 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 6 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.66%) Xen
13 3 (0.49%) UAG
14 2 (0.33%) IAG
14 2 (0.33%) MetaFrame
15 1 (0.16%) Squid
15 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 304 (49.92%) SCCM
2 85 (13.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 18 (2.96%) SCOM
3 18 (2.96%) AppDNA
4 8 (1.31%) ZENworks
5 7 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (0.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (0.66%) SCSM
8 4 (0.66%) SCOrch
8 4 (0.66%) WMI
8 4 (0.66%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (0.66%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.49%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.49%) WSUS
9 3 (0.49%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.49%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 2 (0.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 328 (53.86%) Citrix
2 249 (40.89%) Microsoft
3 143 (23.48%) AppSense
4 113 (18.56%) VMware
5 44 (7.22%) Altiris
6 39 (6.40%) CA
7 38 (6.24%) HP
8 36 (5.91%) Lumension
9 22 (3.61%) Dell
9 22 (3.61%) Wyse
10 20 (3.28%) Cisco
11 13 (2.13%) Oracle
12 9 (1.48%) McAfee
12 9 (1.48%) Symantec
13 8 (1.31%) EMC
14 6 (0.99%) IBM
15 5 (0.82%) Remedy
16 4 (0.66%) LANDesk
16 4 (0.66%) Apple
16 4 (0.66%) Nortel
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