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 25 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
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 85 85
Rank change year-on-year +7 0  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 4 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.34% 0.83% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 4.04% 6.40% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £428 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.41% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £280 £335
% change year-on-year +16.07% -16.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £28.88 £13.71
% change year-on-year -50.77% +110.61%  

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 99 172 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 8.32% 12.98% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 63 38
Median daily rate £400 £375 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +29.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £118 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £48.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (90.00%) Citrix
2 8 (80.00%) XenApp
2 8 (80.00%) XenDesktop
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (70.00%) Internet
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) DHCP
5 4 (40.00%) DNS
5 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (40.00%) ITIL V3
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
6 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (30.00%) SCCM
6 3 (30.00%) IIS
6 3 (30.00%) VMware
7 2 (20.00%) Linux
7 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
7 2 (20.00%) WSUS
7 2 (20.00%) DevOps
7 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning

Microsoft App-V
Co-occurring 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 (30.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Internet
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) NetScaler
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Financial Institution
2 1 (10.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Analyst
1 6 (60.00%) Systems Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (50.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 4 (40.00%) Desktop Support
4 3 (30.00%) IT Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix Support
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 2 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 2 (20.00%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 2 (20.00%) Support Specialist
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Support
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (10.00%) Server Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Control
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) XenApp
2 8 (80.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) WSUS
3 1 (10.00%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Citrix
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Remedy
4 1 (10.00%) Sophos