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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 381 275 283
Rank change year-on-year
-106 +8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 232 348 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.67% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 4.54% 7.27% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 160 171
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £224 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 23 20
Average hourly rate £16.25 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.13% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.30 £13.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £44.70 £36.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £22.00 £14.36
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +53.20%

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
5111 4785 4314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.22% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2806 2381 2081
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £170 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 609 564 652
Average hourly rate £16.00 £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 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £34.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +4.00%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -81 215 £375 +15.38% 35
London -27 82 £370 +9.62% 16
South East -46 57 £338 +3.84% 9
Berkshire +19 35 £417 +22.64% 2
North West -41 33 £688 +186.45% 4
City of London +13 24 £338 +1.50% 5
Reading +20 21 £417 -
Cheshire -1 16 £725 -
South West +5 15 £404 +0.93%
Warrington +6 13 £725 -
East of England +4 12 £400 +33.33% 2
Scotland -30 11 £320 -6.02% 2
Hampshire -17 10 £238 -18.80% 7
West Midlands -9 8 £308 +46.42% 2
Manchester -18 8 £450 +70.61% 3
Surrey -19 7 £375 -3.22%
East Midlands -3 6 £350 -17.64%
Dorset - 6 £450 -
Hertfordshire +3 5 £488 +62.50% 1
Wiltshire - 4 £420 -
West Yorkshire -15 2 £535 +48.61% 1
Edinburgh -21 2 £329 +1.15%
Yorkshire -29 2 £750 +200.00% 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 £375 -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £375 -
Cambridgeshire -2 1 £275 - 1
Portsmouth -7 1 - -
West Sussex -22 1 £210 -24.32%
Guildford - 1 £295 -
Cambridge - 1 £275 -

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 283 (70.57%) Windows
2 211 (52.62%) Citrix
3 194 (48.38%) Microsoft
4 192 (47.88%) SCCM
5 178 (44.39%) Windows 7
6 146 (36.41%) Active Directory
7 140 (34.91%) XenApp
8 124 (30.92%) MSI
9 120 (29.93%) Application Packaging
10 118 (29.43%) VMware
11 105 (26.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 102 (25.44%) AppSense
13 90 (22.44%) Security Cleared
14 78 (19.45%) XenDesktop
15 74 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
16 68 (16.96%) Migration
17 66 (16.46%) Finance
18 58 (14.46%) Windows Server 2003
19 56 (13.97%) Windows XP
20 55 (13.72%) PowerShell
21 51 (12.72%) ITIL
22 48 (11.97%) SC Cleared
23 46 (11.47%) Windows Server 2012
24 45 (11.22%) DNS
25 38 (9.48%) MS Excel
26 37 (9.23%) MS Exchange
26 37 (9.23%) NetScaler
26 37 (9.23%) vSphere
27 35 (8.73%) DHCP
28 33 (8.23%) Thin Client

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 37 (9.23%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (3.99%) Lync
4 15 (3.74%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.49%) IIS
5 10 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (2.24%) IBM Notes
7 8 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.00%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 38 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 31 (7.73%) MS Office
3 6 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.00%) RMDS
2 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (11.22%) DNS
2 37 (9.23%) NetScaler
3 35 (8.73%) DHCP
4 27 (6.73%) Firewall
5 19 (4.74%) SAN
6 14 (3.49%) NAS
7 11 (2.74%) TCP/IP
8 10 (2.49%) WAN
9 9 (2.24%) VPN
10 7 (1.75%) Internet
10 7 (1.75%) SMS
11 6 (1.50%) LAN
11 6 (1.50%) SSL
12 3 (0.75%) iSCSI
12 3 (0.75%) VoIP
12 3 (0.75%) Ethernet
12 3 (0.75%) DMZ
13 2 (0.50%) Intranet
14 1 (0.25%) 3G
14 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 124 (30.92%) MSI
2 19 (4.74%) AdminStudio
3 18 (4.49%) InstallShield
4 4 (1.00%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.50%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.25%) WinDbg
General
1 66 (16.46%) Finance
2 25 (6.23%) Banking
3 9 (2.24%) Financial Institution
4 6 (1.50%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.25%) Legal
5 5 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.00%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.00%) Local Government
7 3 (0.75%) Publishing
7 3 (0.75%) Law
8 1 (0.25%) Front Office
8 1 (0.25%) Electronics
8 1 (0.25%) Advertising
8 1 (0.25%) Marketing
8 1 (0.25%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 121 (30.17%) Applications Packager
2 41 (10.22%) Consultant
3 35 (8.73%) Analyst
4 31 (7.73%) Architect
5 25 (6.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 21 (5.24%) Citrix Engineer
7 18 (4.49%) Desktop Support
8 14 (3.49%) Support Engineer
9 11 (2.74%) Support Analyst
9 11 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
9 11 (2.74%) Citrix Consultant
10 10 (2.49%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (2.49%) Desktop Analyst
11 9 (2.24%) Applications Manager
11 9 (2.24%) Wintel Engineer
12 8 (2.00%) Administrator
12 8 (2.00%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (2.00%) Technical Architect
12 8 (2.00%) Technical Analyst
12 8 (2.00%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (29.93%) Application Packaging
2 25 (6.23%) .NET
3 7 (1.75%) Web Services
4 5 (1.25%) X-Windows
4 5 (1.25%) Software Packaging
5 4 (1.00%) J2EE
5 4 (1.00%) XML
5 4 (1.00%) WSH
6 2 (0.50%) Middleware
6 2 (0.50%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.25%) WCF
7 1 (0.25%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.23%) Thin Client
1 33 (8.23%) Fat Client
2 12 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.00%) Blackberry
4 6 (1.50%) Clustering
5 5 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.75%) CESG
6 3 (0.75%) PKI
6 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.50%) NHS
7 2 (0.50%) iPhone
7 2 (0.50%) iPad
7 2 (0.50%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.50%) CESG CLAS
7 2 (0.50%) SecurID
8 1 (0.25%) Replication
8 1 (0.25%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.25%) DTV
8 1 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.25%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 283 (70.57%) Windows
2 178 (44.39%) Windows 7
3 105 (26.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (14.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 56 (13.97%) Windows XP
6 46 (11.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (5.99%) Windows 8
8 15 (3.74%) Windows Vista
9 6 (1.50%) Linux
10 4 (1.00%) UNIX
11 3 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.50%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.25%) AIX
13 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.25%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.25%) Debian
13 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (16.96%) Migration
2 51 (12.72%) ITIL
3 24 (5.99%) Service Management
4 19 (4.74%) Change Management
5 17 (4.24%) Incident Management
6 16 (3.99%) Project Management
7 13 (3.24%) Capacity Planning
8 12 (2.99%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (2.74%) Asset Management
10 10 (2.49%) Change Control
10 10 (2.49%) Business Transformation
10 10 (2.49%) Problem Management
11 8 (2.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (2.00%) System Testing
11 8 (2.00%) Configuration Management
12 7 (1.75%) Service Delivery
12 7 (1.75%) Software Deployment
12 7 (1.75%) High Availability
13 6 (1.50%) Mobile Device Management
13 6 (1.50%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 55 (13.72%) PowerShell
2 33 (8.23%) SQL
3 29 (7.23%) VBScript
4 17 (4.24%) VB
5 15 (3.74%) C#
6 6 (1.50%) Java
7 4 (1.00%) C
8 3 (0.75%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.50%) REXX
9 2 (0.50%) Tcl
10 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (22.44%) Security Cleared
2 48 (11.97%) SC Cleared
3 30 (7.48%) DV Cleared
4 27 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (3.74%) MCSE
6 9 (2.24%) MCITP
6 9 (2.24%) Degree
6 9 (2.24%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (1.75%) CCEA
7 7 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (1.75%) MCSA
8 6 (1.50%) CCA
8 6 (1.50%) MCTS
9 5 (1.25%) CCEE
10 3 (0.75%) VCP5
10 3 (0.75%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.50%) MCP
11 2 (0.50%) CCNA
11 2 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.24%) QA
2 11 (2.74%) SLA
3 3 (0.75%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.25%) COBIT
System Software
1 146 (36.41%) Active Directory
2 140 (34.91%) XenApp
3 78 (19.45%) XenDesktop
4 74 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 37 (9.23%) vSphere
6 33 (8.23%) XenServer
7 28 (6.98%) Hyper-V
8 16 (3.99%) Terminal Services
9 8 (2.00%) VMware ESX
9 8 (2.00%) Xen
10 7 (1.75%) UAG
11 6 (1.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (1.00%) VirtualBox
12 4 (1.00%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.50%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.50%) Firmware
14 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
15 1 (0.25%) vCloud
15 1 (0.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 192 (47.88%) SCCM
2 28 (6.98%) SCOM
3 17 (4.24%) WSUS
4 16 (3.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 15 (3.74%) EdgeSight
6 11 (2.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (2.24%) SCVMM
8 8 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 6 (1.50%) HP SIM
10 5 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (1.00%) SCOrch
12 3 (0.75%) SCSM
12 3 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
12 3 (0.75%) ZENworks
12 3 (0.75%) Nessus
12 3 (0.75%) WMI
12 3 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Manager
13 2 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.50%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 211 (52.62%) Citrix
2 194 (48.38%) Microsoft
3 118 (29.43%) VMware
4 102 (25.44%) AppSense
5 33 (8.23%) HP
6 18 (4.49%) Altiris
7 16 (3.99%) Cisco
8 15 (3.74%) Symantec
9 14 (3.49%) Oracle
10 13 (3.24%) Dell
11 10 (2.49%) EMC
11 10 (2.49%) McAfee
12 9 (2.24%) Lotus
13 8 (2.00%) Wyse
14 7 (1.75%) Reuters
14 7 (1.75%) Bloomberg
14 7 (1.75%) SAP
15 6 (1.50%) CA
15 6 (1.50%) NetApp
15 6 (1.50%) Mercator
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Berkshire
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Evermore Global
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £410 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £100 - £180 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Inverness
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
West Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Northgate Public Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Liverpool and Manchester
Lewis Paige
Rate: Contractor Rates
Posted: 24 days ago