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 29 June 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.

Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
London > City of London
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 157 195
Rank change year-on-year -3 +38  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 9 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.28% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 2.74% 1.68% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 15
City of London median daily rate £325 £403 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.25% +11.03%  
10th Percentile £312 £382 £270
90th Percentile £397 £495 £501
London median daily rate £363 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -6.45% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate - £17.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -57.50%  

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 329 358 566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.07% 10.71% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 534 682
City of London median daily rate £463 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +26.66%  
10th Percentile £185 £235 £215
90th Percentile £638 £603 £550
London median daily rate £455 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +1.11% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 32 62
City of London median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% -16.77%  
10th Percentile £13.55 £11.25 £13.25
90th Percentile £152.25 £22.00 £28.30
London median hourly rate £21.33 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.44% -10.52%  

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

Job postings citing Microsoft App-V as a percentage 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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) Citrix
3 14 (73.68%) SCCM
4 11 (57.89%) MSI
5 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
5 9 (47.37%) VMware
5 9 (47.37%) AppSense
6 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
6 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
6 8 (42.11%) XenApp
6 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
6 8 (42.11%) Windows 10
7 7 (36.84%) Finance
8 6 (31.58%) VBScript
8 6 (31.58%) Office 365
8 6 (31.58%) XenDesktop
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (26.32%) Application Packaging
10 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (21.05%) Altiris
10 4 (21.05%) Dell
10 4 (21.05%) InstallShield
10 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (15.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (15.79%) BYOD
11 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
11 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (15.79%) Symantec
11 3 (15.79%) ITIL
11 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification

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 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Office 365
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
2 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) Internet
2 1 (5.26%) SSL
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (57.89%) MSI
2 4 (21.05%) InstallShield
3 1 (5.26%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
2 2 (10.53%) Law
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Applications Packager
2 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) SCCM Architect
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Build Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Deployment Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Desktop Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) BYOD
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) EMC VNX
3 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.26%) Hedge funds
3 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows 10
2 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Application Packaging
2 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
3 2 (10.53%) Application Discovery
3 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (10.53%) High Availability
3 2 (10.53%) Investment Management
3 2 (10.53%) Personalization
3 2 (10.53%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.26%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.26%) Release Management
4 1 (5.26%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Security Patching
4 1 (5.26%) Server Building
4 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) PowerShell
2 6 (31.58%) VBScript
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) MCSE
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certified Architect
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (42.11%) Active Directory
1 8 (42.11%) XenApp
2 6 (31.58%) XenDesktop
3 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (10.53%) vSphere
5 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
5 1 (5.26%) Terminal Server
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (73.68%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (10.53%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (5.26%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Citrix
2 9 (47.37%) AppSense
2 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) Altiris
3 4 (21.05%) Dell
4 3 (15.79%) EMC
4 3 (15.79%) Symantec
5 2 (10.53%) Bloomberg
5 2 (10.53%) FactSet
5 2 (10.53%) Wyse
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco