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 3 months to 26 March 2017 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
London / City of London
Rank 145 145 172
Rank change year-on-year 0 +27  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 9 13 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.39% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 3.01% 4.09% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 17
Median daily rate £389 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.66% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £339 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £620 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +17.64% -9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £20.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -20.70% -13.97%  

Microsoft App-V is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 299 318 479
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 9.99% 9.56% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 247 351
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 24
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.13 £19.30 £24.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Microsoft App-V as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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

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

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

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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

Microsoft App-V
Contractor 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 in the City of London.

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

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Citrix
3 14 (70.00%) SCCM
4 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (55.00%) VMware
6 10 (50.00%) MSI
6 10 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 10 (50.00%) XenApp
7 9 (45.00%) XenDesktop
7 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
7 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (45.00%) Windows 10
8 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (40.00%) Application Packaging
8 8 (40.00%) Finance
9 7 (35.00%) Migration
9 7 (35.00%) AppSense
9 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (25.00%) VBScript
11 4 (20.00%) Altiris
11 4 (20.00%) Application Discovery
11 4 (20.00%) ITIL
11 4 (20.00%) Dell
11 4 (20.00%) DNS
11 4 (20.00%) Symantec
11 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
11 4 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (15.00%) Windows Server

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (15.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Office 365
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (5.00%) Internet
4 1 (5.00%) SSL
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (50.00%) MSI
2 1 (5.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (15.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Back Office
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Applications Packager
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Applications Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Applications Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Build Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) BYOD
1 2 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.00%) Hedge funds
2 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 10
2 9 (45.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Application Packaging
2 7 (35.00%) Migration
3 4 (20.00%) Application Discovery
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Patch Management
4 3 (15.00%) Release Management
4 3 (15.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
5 2 (10.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Change Management
6 1 (5.00%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (5.00%) Functional Testing
6 1 (5.00%) ITSM
6 1 (5.00%) Personalization
6 1 (5.00%) Security Hardening
6 1 (5.00%) Security Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (5.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (10.00%) Degree
3 2 (10.00%) MCSE
4 1 (5.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) HNC
4 1 (5.00%) ISEB
4 1 (5.00%) MCDST
4 1 (5.00%) MCP
4 1 (5.00%) MCSA
4 1 (5.00%) MCTS
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (50.00%) XenApp
3 9 (45.00%) XenDesktop
4 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (15.00%) vSphere
7 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
8 1 (5.00%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 14 (70.00%) SCCM
2 3 (15.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.00%) SCOM
4 1 (5.00%) Sysprep
4 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (75.00%) Citrix
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (55.00%) VMware
4 7 (35.00%) AppSense
5 4 (20.00%) Altiris
5 4 (20.00%) Dell
5 4 (20.00%) Symantec
6 3 (15.00%) EMC
7 1 (5.00%) Apple
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco
7 1 (5.00%) F5
7 1 (5.00%) LANDesk
7 1 (5.00%) Wyse