The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft App-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft App-V over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
London / City of London
Rank 146 138 172
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +34
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 8 13 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.42% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 2.64% 4.28% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 17
Median daily rate £403 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.29% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £375 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £320 £347
% change year-on-year
-4.29% -7.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
303 304 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.29% 9.90% 9.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 233 324
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 32
Median hourly rate £21.75 £16.00 £17.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.93% -9.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.80 £22.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.75% -

Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing Microsoft App-V as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Microsoft App-V Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the City of London region.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the City of London region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the City of London region.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) SCCM
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) Citrix
3 7 (58.33%) Migration
3 7 (58.33%) Application Packaging
3 7 (58.33%) Windows 10
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (50.00%) XenApp
4 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (41.67%) VMware ESX
5 5 (41.67%) MSI
5 5 (41.67%) DNS
5 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
5 5 (41.67%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (33.33%) Application Discovery
6 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
6 4 (33.33%) Finance
6 4 (33.33%) DHCP
7 3 (25.00%) ITIL
7 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (25.00%) Patch Management
8 2 (16.67%) Degree
8 2 (16.67%) Release Management
8 2 (16.67%) MS Office
8 2 (16.67%) Service Management

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MSI
2 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Applications Packager
2 5 (41.67%) Applications Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Migration Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows 10
3 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Application Packaging
1 7 (58.33%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Application Discovery
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) ITSM
5 1 (8.33%) Logistics
5 1 (8.33%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
5 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) VB
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) HNC
2 1 (8.33%) ISEB
2 1 (8.33%) MCDST
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
2 1 (8.33%) MCTS
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) XenApp
3 5 (41.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (41.67%) VMware ESX
3 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (91.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Sysprep
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Citrix
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Apple
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec