The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 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
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 117 133
Rank change year-on-year +5 +16  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 21 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.91% 0.47% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 6.12% 3.31% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 8
Median daily rate £480 £425 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.94% +36.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £392 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £458 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £280 £335
% change year-on-year +16.07% -16.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £29.00 £13.71
% change year-on-year -50.98% +111.52%  

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 East of England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 343 362 450
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 14.91% 14.29% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 198 239
Median daily rate £338 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £155 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 75 80
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -28.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.84 £13.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £43.00 £42.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft App-V in the East of England

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft App-V in the East of England

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft App-V in the East of England

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
Cambridgeshire +9 9 £518 +29.37%
Hertfordshire - 8 £488 - 2
Essex -21 2 £200 -52.94%
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Microsoft App-V
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East of England region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (66.67%) Citrix
3 19 (63.33%) Windows
4 15 (50.00%) SCCM
5 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (40.00%) XenApp
5 12 (40.00%) VMware
5 12 (40.00%) Skype
6 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
6 11 (36.67%) Skype for Business
6 11 (36.67%) Office 365
7 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
9 8 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (26.67%) Windows 10
9 8 (26.67%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (23.33%) MCSE
10 7 (23.33%) XenDesktop
10 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
11 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
11 6 (20.00%) MSI
11 6 (20.00%) AppSense
11 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
11 6 (20.00%) OneDrive
12 5 (16.67%) Service Design
12 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
12 5 (16.67%) VBScript
12 5 (16.67%) NetScaler
13 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Intune

Microsoft App-V
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 11 (36.67%) Skype for Business
2 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 3 (10.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Office 365
2 6 (20.00%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) Skype
2 5 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 4 (13.33%) Unified Communications
4 3 (10.00%) LAN
4 3 (10.00%) WAN
5 2 (6.67%) SAN
5 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.67%) Wireshark
6 1 (3.33%) BIG-IP
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.33%) Legal
1 1 (3.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Architect
2 5 (16.67%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Applications Packager
3 4 (13.33%) Consultant
3 4 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Architect
4 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Support
4 3 (10.00%) Technical Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.67%) IT Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Security Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Windows Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.33%) CESG
2 4 (13.33%) User Experience
3 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (6.67%) Fat Client
4 2 (6.67%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (26.67%) Windows 10
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
5 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Customer Requirements
2 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (16.67%) Service Design
3 4 (13.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 4 (13.33%) Disk Encryption
3 4 (13.33%) Migration
3 4 (13.33%) Presales
4 3 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
4 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.00%) Software Deployment
5 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
5 2 (6.67%) Business Transformation
5 2 (6.67%) Defect Management
5 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (6.67%) Functional Testing
5 2 (6.67%) SDLC
5 2 (6.67%) Software Testing
5 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
5 2 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (16.67%) VBScript
3 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (26.67%) Citrix Certification
3 7 (23.33%) MCSE
4 2 (6.67%) CCA
4 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
4 2 (6.67%) MCSA
4 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) VCAP
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.33%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) PCI DSS
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) GPG13
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (40.00%) XenApp
2 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (23.33%) XenDesktop
4 4 (13.33%) BitLocker
4 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (13.33%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (13.33%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.33%) Terminal Server
6 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (50.00%) SCCM
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (13.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (10.00%) AppDNA
4 2 (6.67%) BladeLogic
4 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (6.67%) ZENworks
5 1 (3.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 23 (76.67%) Microsoft
2 20 (66.67%) Citrix
3 12 (40.00%) VMware
4 6 (20.00%) AppSense
5 4 (13.33%) Altiris
5 4 (13.33%) LANDesk
5 4 (13.33%) Symantec
6 3 (10.00%) Lotus
7 2 (6.67%) BMC
7 2 (6.67%) HP
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco
8 1 (3.33%) Computacenter
8 1 (3.33%) F5
8 1 (3.33%) NetApp
8 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
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