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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft App-V over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 433 474 470
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 182 175 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 2.88% 3.15% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 121 122
Median daily rate £340 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 11
Median hourly rate - £36.28 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.55 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +85.16%

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
6317 5562 5728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.75% 10.11% 10.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3924 3239 3158
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
- +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 617 716
Median hourly rate £16.29 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.27% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.50 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.78
% change year-on-year
- -4.64%

Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 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 10 December 2016.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +23 160 £325 -13.33% 13
London -13 53 £365 -12.04% 3
South East +33 36 £335 +3.07% 4
North East +4 33 £225 -
Tyne and Wear -6 27 £263 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 27 £263 -
Scotland +3 15 £388 +127.94%
Hampshire +30 14 £338 +50.00% 1
City of London -16 12 £388 -18.42%
North West -21 10 £650 +85.71% 1
South West +9 9 £325 +32.65% 1
Havant +7 9 £250 +11.11%
Renfrewshire +6 8 £375 +120.58%
Oxfordshire -5 8 £400 +45.45% 1
Bristol +12 7 £325 - 1
Wales +4 7 £525 +50.00%
West Midlands -16 7 £340 +6.25% 1
Erskine - 7 £380 -
Edinburgh +18 6 £425 -11.82%
Kent +9 6 £325 -23.52%
East of England +3 6 £375 -6.25%
Swansea -17 6 £575 +64.28%
West Wales -17 6 £575 +64.28%
Tunbridge Wells - 6 £325 -
Yorkshire +22 5 £300 -42.85% 3
Oxford -4 5 £400 +45.45% 1
Manchester -8 5 £197 -43.71% 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £300 -
York - 4 £300 -
Surrey +23 3 £350 -17.64%

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, 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 with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 290 (78.38%) Windows
2 247 (66.76%) Microsoft
3 243 (65.68%) SCCM
4 236 (63.78%) Active Directory
5 212 (57.30%) Citrix
6 181 (48.92%) VMware
7 168 (45.41%) XenApp
8 139 (37.57%) AppSense
9 125 (33.78%) Windows 7
9 125 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 120 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 111 (30.00%) Windows Server
12 110 (29.73%) XenDesktop
13 109 (29.46%) DNS
14 103 (27.84%) PowerShell
15 101 (27.30%) DHCP
15 101 (27.30%) ITIL
16 87 (23.51%) Security Cleared
16 87 (23.51%) Application Packaging
17 86 (23.24%) Windows 10
18 85 (22.97%) MSI
19 71 (19.19%) Windows Server 2012
20 68 (18.38%) SC Cleared
21 62 (16.76%) Migration
22 58 (15.68%) Office 365
23 56 (15.14%) HP
24 52 (14.05%) SQL Server
24 52 (14.05%) Hyper-V
25 49 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
26 47 (12.70%) SQL

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Application Platforms
1 40 (10.81%) Skype for Business
2 34 (9.19%) IIS
2 34 (9.19%) MS Exchange
3 20 (5.41%) Apache
4 18 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (4.05%) OpenStack
6 13 (3.51%) WebLogic
7 12 (3.24%) SharePoint
8 10 (2.70%) IBM Notes
9 7 (1.89%) Confluence
10 4 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.27%) CMS
Applications
1 39 (10.54%) MS Excel
2 31 (8.38%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 58 (15.68%) Office 365
2 34 (9.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (7.57%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.81%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.54%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 109 (29.46%) DNS
2 101 (27.30%) DHCP
3 35 (9.46%) NetScaler
4 16 (4.32%) Firewall
4 16 (4.32%) Skype
5 14 (3.78%) LDAP
5 14 (3.78%) TCP/IP
5 14 (3.78%) VPN
6 13 (3.51%) HTTPS
7 12 (3.24%) HTTP
8 11 (2.97%) Kerberos
9 10 (2.70%) 3G
9 10 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (1.62%) SAN
11 4 (1.08%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (1.08%) VLAN
11 4 (1.08%) WAN
12 3 (0.81%) MPLS
12 3 (0.81%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (0.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (1.89%) MongoDB
3 7 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.62%) MySQL
4 6 (1.62%) OLTP
5 4 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 85 (22.97%) MSI
2 14 (3.78%) InstallShield
3 12 (3.24%) JIRA
4 9 (2.43%) AdminStudio
5 7 (1.89%) Jenkins
5 7 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.54%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 41 (11.08%) Finance
2 12 (3.24%) Publishing
3 8 (2.16%) Banking
4 4 (1.08%) Law
5 3 (0.81%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.81%) Retail
5 3 (0.81%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.54%) Advertising
6 2 (0.54%) Back Office
6 2 (0.54%) Electronics
6 2 (0.54%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.54%) Legal
6 2 (0.54%) Local Government
6 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 58 (15.68%) Applications Packager
2 35 (9.46%) Analyst
3 34 (9.19%) Architect
3 34 (9.19%) Citrix Engineer
4 32 (8.65%) Support Engineer
5 26 (7.03%) Consultant
6 24 (6.49%) Desktop Engineer
7 23 (6.22%) Applications Engineer
8 20 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 18 (4.86%) Support Analyst
9 18 (4.86%) Windows Engineer
10 16 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (4.05%) Desktop Support
12 14 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
13 13 (3.51%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 12 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
15 11 (2.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 10 (2.70%) Administrator
16 10 (2.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.86%) Middleware
2 15 (4.05%) Software Packaging
3 7 (1.89%) MCollective
4 6 (1.62%) ELK Stack
4 6 (1.62%) SAML
5 4 (1.08%) Web Services
6 2 (0.54%) Apache Axis
6 2 (0.54%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.27%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.46%) Computer Science
2 32 (8.65%) Fat Client
2 32 (8.65%) Thin Client
3 29 (7.84%) Data Centre
4 26 (7.03%) Enterprise Software
5 25 (6.76%) Management Information System
6 24 (6.49%) PKI
7 23 (6.22%) Clustering
8 18 (4.86%) BYOD
9 15 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.89%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.62%) Blackberry
11 6 (1.62%) Mobile Payment
12 5 (1.35%) CMDB
12 5 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.35%) User Experience
13 3 (0.81%) Driving Licence
14 2 (0.54%) Mobile Computing
14 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 290 (78.38%) Windows
2 125 (33.78%) Windows 7
3 120 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 111 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 86 (23.24%) Windows 10
6 71 (19.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 49 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (7.03%) Windows 8
9 18 (4.86%) Windows XP
10 17 (4.59%) Linux
11 13 (3.51%) Mac OS X
12 10 (2.70%) Unix
13 9 (2.43%) Solaris
14 8 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (1.89%) AIX
16 4 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (1.08%) Windows Phone
16 4 (1.08%) Windows Phone 8
17 3 (0.81%) Windows 2000
18 2 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (27.30%) ITIL
2 87 (23.51%) Application Packaging
3 62 (16.76%) Migration
4 43 (11.62%) Software Delivery
5 35 (9.46%) Problem Management
6 34 (9.19%) Application Virtualisation
6 34 (9.19%) Service Delivery
7 31 (8.38%) Service Design
8 28 (7.57%) Software Distribution
9 26 (7.03%) Project Management
10 24 (6.49%) Change Management
10 24 (6.49%) Root Cause Analysis
11 23 (6.22%) High Availability
11 23 (6.22%) Virtual Environments
12 21 (5.68%) Service Management
13 19 (5.14%) Incident Management
14 17 (4.59%) Patch Management
15 16 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (4.32%) Release Management
16 15 (4.05%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (27.84%) PowerShell
2 47 (12.70%) SQL
3 45 (12.16%) VBScript
4 34 (9.19%) VB
5 14 (3.78%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.89%) Java
7 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (23.51%) Security Cleared
2 68 (18.38%) SC Cleared
3 43 (11.62%) Degree
4 35 (9.46%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (6.76%) BPSS Clearance
6 15 (4.05%) Citrix Certification
7 12 (3.24%) DV Cleared
8 11 (2.97%) CCA
8 11 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (2.16%) MCSE
10 7 (1.89%) HNC
11 4 (1.08%) MCP
12 3 (0.81%) MCITP
12 3 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.54%) CCEA
13 2 (0.54%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.54%) GISP
13 2 (0.54%) MCSA
13 2 (0.54%) RHCE
13 2 (0.54%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 20 (5.41%) SLA
3 3 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 236 (63.78%) Active Directory
2 168 (45.41%) XenApp
3 125 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 110 (29.73%) XenDesktop
5 52 (14.05%) Hyper-V
6 41 (11.08%) XenServer
7 32 (8.65%) Virtual Desktop
8 31 (8.38%) VMware ESX
9 26 (7.03%) vSphere
10 19 (5.14%) BitLocker
11 14 (3.78%) Terminal Services
12 7 (1.89%) PowerHA
13 6 (1.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 5 (1.35%) Firmware
15 4 (1.08%) ISA Server
15 4 (1.08%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
16 3 (0.81%) VMware Server
17 2 (0.54%) MetaFrame
18 1 (0.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 243 (65.68%) SCCM
2 34 (9.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 29 (7.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 26 (7.03%) SCOM
5 22 (5.95%) EdgeSight
6 17 (4.59%) SafeCom
7 16 (4.32%) OpenView
8 15 (4.05%) XenMobile
9 14 (3.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 13 (3.51%) Tivoli
10 13 (3.51%) WSUS
11 12 (3.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 10 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
12 10 (2.70%) Perfmon
13 9 (2.43%) Zenoss
14 7 (1.89%) Ansible
14 7 (1.89%) HP SIM
14 7 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
14 7 (1.89%) Nessus
14 7 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 247 (66.76%) Microsoft
2 212 (57.30%) Citrix
3 181 (48.92%) VMware
4 139 (37.57%) AppSense
5 56 (15.14%) HP
6 26 (7.03%) Oracle
7 25 (6.76%) Symantec
8 24 (6.49%) ThinPrint
9 16 (4.32%) Cisco
9 16 (4.32%) IBM
9 16 (4.32%) SAP
10 13 (3.51%) CA
10 13 (3.51%) Wyse
11 10 (2.70%) Lotus
12 9 (2.43%) Dell
12 9 (2.43%) Red Hat
13 8 (2.16%) Intel Security
14 7 (1.89%) CheckPoint
14 7 (1.89%) NetApp
14 7 (1.89%) Sonatype
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