Period
to 2 August 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Microsoft App-V skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft App-V over the 6 months to 2 August 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Central London > City of London
6 months to
2 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 157 123 215
Rank change year-on-year -34 +92 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 6 13 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.56% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 1.24% 3.59% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 22
10th Percentile £359 £417 £294
25th Percentile £521 £423 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £543 £475 £413
Median % change year-on-year +14.21% +15.15% -2.94%
75th Percentile £564 £517 £488
90th Percentile £622 £588 £525
Central London median daily rate £543 £475 £400
% change year-on-year +14.21% +18.75% -5.88%

Microsoft App-V is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 485 362 1,178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.18% 15.52% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 344 296 919
10th Percentile £370 £255 £213
25th Percentile £450 £417 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £520
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £593
90th Percentile £713 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £541 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +8.25% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 24
Median hourly rate £23.00 £13.08 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +75.91% -37.74% +9.09%
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.44 £21.00
% change year-on-year +48.81% -36.00% +5.00%

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Microsoft App-V as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft App-V in the City of London

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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft App-V in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft App-V in the City of London

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

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft App-V in the City of London over the 6 months to 2 August 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft App-V in the City of London

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

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft App-V in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft App-V in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 August 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 5 (83.33%) XenApp
2 5 (83.33%) XenDesktop
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (66.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (33.33%) Banking
5 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
6 1 (16.67%) Disk Encryption
6 1 (16.67%) GDPR
6 1 (16.67%) Master's Degree
6 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree

Microsoft App-V
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 1 (16.67%) International Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Legal
3 1 (16.67%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) EMC VNX
1 1 (16.67%) Hedge funds
1 1 (16.67%) Symmetrix
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 10
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (16.67%) Android
5 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Maintenance
3 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
3 1 (16.67%) Product Roadmap
3 1 (16.67%) Project Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Security Management
3 1 (16.67%) Security Patching
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) XenApp
1 5 (83.33%) XenDesktop
2 4 (66.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) BitLocker
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Altiris
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Infoblox
3 1 (16.67%) Ivanti
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec