The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Scotland / Edinburgh
Rank 66 90 83
Rank change year-on-year +24 -7  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.68% 0.33% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 8.70% 3.14% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
Median daily rate £400 £450 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +36.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £370 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £339 £388
% change year-on-year +25.46% -12.58%  
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 Edinburgh with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 69 159 90
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 7.83% 10.45% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 65 30
Median daily rate £395 £450 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.22% +26.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £343 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £37.50
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 Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft App-V in Edinburgh

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
1 18 (90.00%) Citrix
1 18 (90.00%) XenApp
2 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows 7
3 16 (80.00%) XenDesktop
4 15 (75.00%) Windows 10
4 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
5 14 (70.00%) DHCP
5 14 (70.00%) DNS
5 14 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (70.00%) VMware
5 14 (70.00%) VMware ESX
6 10 (50.00%) SCCM
7 9 (45.00%) Finance
8 7 (35.00%) Internet
8 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
8 7 (35.00%) NetScaler
9 6 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (25.00%) SCOM
10 5 (25.00%) ITIL
11 4 (20.00%) Law
11 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 3 (15.00%) Translating Business Requirements
12 3 (15.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 3 (15.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
12 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (70.00%) DHCP
1 14 (70.00%) DNS
2 7 (35.00%) Internet
2 7 (35.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) WinDbg
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Analyst
2 6 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix Support
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 3 (15.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 3 (15.00%) IT Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) Support Specialist
6 2 (10.00%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Applications Packager
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix Architect
6 2 (10.00%) Consultant
6 2 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
1 17 (85.00%) Windows 7
1 17 (85.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 15 (75.00%) Windows 10
2 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (15.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Application Discovery
4 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Change Control
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Release Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Management
5 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (15.00%) SQL
System Software
1 18 (90.00%) XenApp
2 16 (80.00%) XenDesktop
3 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 14 (70.00%) VMware ESX
4 14 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) SCCM
2 5 (25.00%) SCOM
3 3 (15.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (15.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (10.00%) WSUS
5 1 (5.00%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Citrix
1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (70.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) CA
3 3 (15.00%) Symantec
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Varonis
5 1 (5.00%) Remedy
5 1 (5.00%) Sophos