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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
UK
Rank 464 497 433
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -64
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 137 139 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.27% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 2.65% 2.63% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 100 119
Median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.76% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 3
Median hourly rate £15.86 £20.00 £21.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.70% -8.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £20.00 £21.82
% change year-on-year
-20.70% -8.34%

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
5176 5295 5277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.38% 10.34% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3257 3165 2924
Median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 471 581
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.95 £44.00 £32.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.45% +3.12%

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +3 119 £356 +1.78% 12
London +5 45 £363 +3.57% 3
South West +20 29 £500 +119.78%
Bristol +22 25 £325 +25.00%
South East +22 19 £323 -0.76% 4
Scotland +24 15 £400 +317.97%
Edinburgh +35 14 £400 -11.11%
City of London 0 12 £382 -7.95% 1
West Midlands +12 11 £600 +100.00%
Hampshire +14 9 £325 -24.85% 1
East of England -3 7 £288 -28.12% 2
North East -9 7 £225 -35.71%
Herefordshire - 6 £650 -
Surrey +13 5 £350 -6.66% 1
Hertfordshire -3 5 £200 -68.00% 2
Kingston Upon Thames -4 5 £350 -
Havant -2 4 £325 -26.13%
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 4 £225 -35.71%
Tyne and Wear -14 4 £225 -35.71%
Woking - 4 £325 - 1
Shropshire - 3 £425 -
Hereford - 3 £600 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £295 -
Portsmouth - 3 £363 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £295 -
Telford - 3 £425 -
Reading +14 2 £300 -11.76%
Berkshire +8 2 £300 -11.76% 1
Essex -6 2 £363 -3.33%
Birmingham -6 2 £246 -17.91%

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 261 (80.06%) Windows
2 204 (62.58%) SCCM
3 198 (60.74%) Active Directory
4 193 (59.20%) Citrix
4 193 (59.20%) Microsoft
5 152 (46.63%) VMware
5 152 (46.63%) XenApp
6 129 (39.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 122 (37.42%) Windows 7
8 108 (33.13%) VMware Infrastructure
9 104 (31.90%) AppSense
10 101 (30.98%) DNS
11 97 (29.75%) Windows Server
12 96 (29.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 95 (29.14%) XenDesktop
14 85 (26.07%) Security Cleared
15 84 (25.77%) Windows 10
16 81 (24.85%) PowerShell
17 70 (21.47%) DHCP
18 66 (20.25%) ITIL
19 61 (18.71%) MSI
20 55 (16.87%) SC Cleared
21 52 (15.95%) Migration
22 48 (14.72%) Finance
22 48 (14.72%) Application Packaging
23 47 (14.42%) Office 365
23 47 (14.42%) VMware ESX
24 45 (13.80%) Skype for Business
25 44 (13.50%) Fat Client
25 44 (13.50%) Thin Client

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 45 (13.80%) Skype for Business
2 24 (7.36%) MS Exchange
3 14 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (3.99%) OpenStack
5 12 (3.68%) SharePoint
6 11 (3.37%) IIS
7 9 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (2.76%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.15%) Apache
8 7 (2.15%) Confluence
9 3 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.92%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.31%) CMS
Applications
1 30 (9.20%) MS Office
2 26 (7.98%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 47 (14.42%) Office 365
2 21 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 101 (30.98%) DNS
2 70 (21.47%) DHCP
3 37 (11.35%) NetScaler
4 22 (6.75%) Skype
5 18 (5.52%) TCP/IP
6 14 (4.29%) Remote Desktop
7 12 (3.68%) HTTPS
8 11 (3.37%) HTTP
8 11 (3.37%) VPN
9 10 (3.07%) Internet
10 7 (2.15%) 3G
10 7 (2.15%) Unified Communications
10 7 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (1.84%) Firewall
12 5 (1.53%) LDAP
12 5 (1.53%) SAN
12 5 (1.53%) WAN
13 4 (1.23%) Kerberos
13 4 (1.23%) LAN
13 4 (1.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.15%) MongoDB
2 7 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.61%) MySQL
5 2 (0.61%) OLTP
6 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 61 (18.71%) MSI
2 12 (3.68%) JIRA
3 10 (3.07%) InstallShield
4 7 (2.15%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.15%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (1.84%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.92%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.61%) WinDbg
General
1 48 (14.72%) Finance
2 10 (3.07%) Banking
3 7 (2.15%) Publishing
4 6 (1.84%) Retail
5 5 (1.53%) Electronics
5 5 (1.53%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.53%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.53%) Marketing
5 5 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.23%) Law
7 2 (0.61%) Advertising
7 2 (0.61%) Back Office
8 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (16.26%) Applications Packager
2 42 (12.88%) Analyst
3 29 (8.90%) Architect
3 29 (8.90%) Consultant
4 22 (6.75%) Citrix Engineer
5 18 (5.52%) Desktop Engineer
6 17 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (4.91%) Citrix Analyst
7 16 (4.91%) Support Analyst
8 15 (4.60%) Applications Engineer
8 15 (4.60%) Support Engineer
9 13 (3.99%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 13 (3.99%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (3.68%) Citrix Specialist
11 11 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (3.37%) Citrix Consultant
11 11 (3.37%) Desktop Support
11 11 (3.37%) Technical Architect
11 11 (3.37%) Windows Engineer
12 10 (3.07%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.67%) Software Packaging
2 7 (2.15%) MCollective
3 6 (1.84%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.23%) Middleware
4 4 (1.23%) Web Services
5 3 (0.92%) Java SE
6 2 (0.61%) SAML
7 1 (0.31%) Flash
7 1 (0.31%) OCX
7 1 (0.31%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.31%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 44 (13.50%) Fat Client
1 44 (13.50%) Thin Client
2 28 (8.59%) Data Centre
3 23 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (5.21%) Computer Science
6 15 (4.60%) Client/Server
6 15 (4.60%) PKI
7 14 (4.29%) Clustering
8 10 (3.07%) BYOD
9 8 (2.45%) Management Information System
10 7 (2.15%) User Experience
10 7 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.53%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.61%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.61%) EMC VNX
13 2 (0.61%) Mobile Payment
14 1 (0.31%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 261 (80.06%) Windows
2 129 (39.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 122 (37.42%) Windows 7
4 97 (29.75%) Windows Server
5 96 (29.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 84 (25.77%) Windows 10
7 36 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (7.06%) Linux
9 21 (6.44%) Windows 8
10 18 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (4.91%) Windows XP
12 8 (2.45%) Unix
13 7 (2.15%) AIX
14 5 (1.53%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.92%) Solaris
15 3 (0.92%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.31%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (20.25%) ITIL
2 52 (15.95%) Migration
3 48 (14.72%) Application Packaging
4 25 (7.67%) Application Virtualisation
4 25 (7.67%) Service Design
5 23 (7.06%) Change Management
5 23 (7.06%) Problem Management
5 23 (7.06%) Software Delivery
6 21 (6.44%) Incident Management
6 21 (6.44%) Software Distribution
6 21 (6.44%) Virtual Environments
7 20 (6.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 19 (5.83%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (5.83%) Personalization
8 19 (5.83%) Service Delivery
8 19 (5.83%) Service Management
9 12 (3.68%) Patch Management
10 11 (3.37%) Analytics
10 11 (3.37%) High Availability
10 11 (3.37%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (24.85%) PowerShell
2 26 (7.98%) VBScript
3 21 (6.44%) SQL
4 15 (4.60%) VB
5 3 (0.92%) Java
5 3 (0.92%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 85 (26.07%) Security Cleared
2 55 (16.87%) SC Cleared
3 26 (7.98%) Degree
4 22 (6.75%) DV Cleared
5 18 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (5.21%) Citrix Certification
7 13 (3.99%) BPSS Clearance
7 13 (3.99%) CCA
8 10 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (2.45%) HNC
10 4 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.92%) MCP
11 3 (0.92%) MCSE
12 2 (0.61%) CCEA
12 2 (0.61%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.61%) MCITP
12 2 (0.61%) MCTS
12 2 (0.61%) RHCE
12 2 (0.61%) RHCSA
13 1 (0.31%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.91%) SLA
2 11 (3.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.61%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 198 (60.74%) Active Directory
2 152 (46.63%) XenApp
3 108 (33.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 95 (29.14%) XenDesktop
5 47 (14.42%) VMware ESX
6 37 (11.35%) Hyper-V
7 36 (11.04%) Virtual Desktop
8 22 (6.75%) vSphere
9 19 (5.83%) BitLocker
10 15 (4.60%) XenServer
11 11 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (2.15%) DFS Replication
12 7 (2.15%) Firmware
12 7 (2.15%) PowerHA
13 6 (1.84%) Terminal Server
13 6 (1.84%) Terminal Services
14 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.92%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 204 (62.58%) SCCM
2 18 (5.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 15 (4.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 15 (4.60%) SCOM
3 15 (4.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 15 (4.60%) WSUS
4 14 (4.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 13 (3.99%) EdgeSight
6 9 (2.76%) Tivoli
7 8 (2.45%) Ansible
7 8 (2.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 8 (2.45%) XenMobile
7 8 (2.45%) Zenoss
8 7 (2.15%) Nessus
8 7 (2.15%) Packer
8 7 (2.15%) Puppet
8 7 (2.15%) Rundeck
8 7 (2.15%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 6 (1.84%) AppDNA
9 6 (1.84%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 193 (59.20%) Citrix
1 193 (59.20%) Microsoft
2 152 (46.63%) VMware
3 104 (31.90%) AppSense
4 32 (9.82%) Symantec
5 27 (8.28%) HP
6 24 (7.36%) Cisco
6 24 (7.36%) Wyse
7 19 (5.83%) Red Hat
8 15 (4.60%) CA
9 14 (4.29%) Dell
10 12 (3.68%) IBM
11 11 (3.37%) ThinPrint
12 10 (3.07%) Oracle
13 8 (2.45%) CheckPoint
14 7 (2.15%) Sonatype
15 6 (1.84%) Altiris
15 6 (1.84%) SAP
16 5 (1.53%) Computacenter
16 5 (1.53%) Sophos