Period
to 10 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Application Virtualisation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Application Virtualisation over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 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.

Application Virtualization
UK > England
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 780 804 814
Rank change year-on-year +24 +10 -18
Contract jobs citing Application Virtualisation 96 42 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.100% 0.045% 0.045%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.052% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 33 29
England median daily rate £425 £450 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +34.33% -29.47%
10th Percentile £307 £258 £262
90th Percentile £494 £685 £430
UK median daily rate £425 £448 £325
% change year-on-year -5.03% +37.69% -31.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £23.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £23.50 - -

Application Virtualisation is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 83,390 81,175 81,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.77% 86.06% 85.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,927 54,662 54,273
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £283 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,095 1,892 2,265
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.98 £47.79
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

Application Virtualisation
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Application Virtualisation as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Application Virtualisation in England

Application Virtualisation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Application Virtualisation in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Application Virtualisation in England

Application Virtualisation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Application Virtualisation in England over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Application Virtualisation in England

Application Virtualisation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Application Virtualisation in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Application Virtualisation in England

Application Virtualisation
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Application Virtualisation within the England region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +54 59 £450 +12.50% 4
South West -19 14 £425 +88.89% 5
North of England -11 11 £384 -46.33% 2
North West -10 9 £354 -50.52% 2
South East -22 9 £324 -10.55% 2
Midlands -8 2 £300 -33.33% 3
Yorkshire - 2 £413 -
East Midlands +9 1 £300 -33.33% 1
East of England -12 1 £265 -40.78%
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Application Virtualisation
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Application Virtualisation also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Application Virtualisation.

1 82 (85.42%) Windows
2 68 (70.83%) Microsoft
3 64 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 60 (62.50%) SCCM
5 57 (59.38%) Windows 10
5 57 (59.38%) Citrix
6 43 (44.79%) Windows 7
7 41 (42.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 41 (42.71%) VMware
8 40 (41.67%) PowerShell
9 37 (38.54%) XenApp
10 35 (36.46%) Finance
11 34 (35.42%) Active Directory
12 32 (33.33%) XenDesktop
13 29 (30.21%) VBScript
14 26 (27.08%) Ivanti
15 25 (26.04%) Application Packaging
15 25 (26.04%) Migration
15 25 (26.04%) MSI
16 24 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
17 23 (23.96%) AdminStudio
17 23 (23.96%) NetScaler
18 21 (21.88%) Windows Server
19 18 (18.75%) Office 365
19 18 (18.75%) ITIL
20 15 (15.63%) Thin Client
20 15 (15.63%) Fat Client
20 15 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
21 14 (14.58%) Wyse
21 14 (14.58%) Virtual Environments

Application Virtualisation
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 8 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 6 (6.25%) IIS
3 4 (4.17%) Apache
3 4 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.75%) Office 365
2 8 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.08%) IaaS
3 2 (2.08%) PaaS
3 2 (2.08%) SaaS
4 1 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.04%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.96%) NetScaler
2 13 (13.54%) VPN
3 11 (11.46%) Internet
4 9 (9.38%) Skype
5 8 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (7.29%) DNS
6 7 (7.29%) MPLS
6 7 (7.29%) SAN
7 6 (6.25%) DHCP
8 5 (5.21%) Firewall
8 5 (5.21%) VPLS
9 3 (3.13%) WebEx
9 3 (3.13%) Wireless
10 2 (2.08%) NAS
11 1 (1.04%) Ethernet
11 1 (1.04%) Intranet
11 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
11 1 (1.04%) Unified Communications
11 1 (1.04%) VLAN
11 1 (1.04%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.04%) Big Data
3 1 (1.04%) MySQL
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.04%) Power BI
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 25 (26.04%) MSI
2 23 (23.96%) AdminStudio
3 8 (8.33%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (3.13%) InstallShield
5 2 (2.08%) AutoIt
General
1 35 (36.46%) Finance
2 11 (11.46%) Banking
3 9 (9.38%) Publishing
4 7 (7.29%) Billing
5 4 (4.17%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Advertising
6 1 (1.04%) Automotive
6 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (27.08%) Applications Packager
2 16 (16.67%) Analyst
3 12 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 12 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
4 9 (9.38%) Consultant
4 9 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) Business IT Analyst
5 8 (8.33%) IT Analyst
5 8 (8.33%) IT Business Analyst
5 8 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Citrix Consultant
6 7 (7.29%) Citrix Specialist
6 7 (7.29%) Infrastructure Support
7 6 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Finance Business Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Financial Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Financial Business Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) OCX
1 7 (7.29%) Software Packaging
2 5 (5.21%) .NET
2 5 (5.21%) Middleware
3 4 (4.17%) J2EE
4 2 (2.08%) JSON
4 2 (2.08%) XMPP
5 1 (1.04%) HTML
5 1 (1.04%) LDAP
5 1 (1.04%) Swagger
5 1 (1.04%) XML
5 1 (1.04%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) Fat Client
1 15 (15.63%) Thin Client
2 5 (5.21%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.17%) Clustering
4 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.08%) CMDB
4 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.08%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) PKI
5 1 (1.04%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) Replication
5 1 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 82 (85.42%) Windows
2 57 (59.38%) Windows 10
3 43 (44.79%) Windows 7
4 21 (21.88%) Windows Server
5 13 (13.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (8.33%) Windows XP
8 6 (6.25%) Linux
8 6 (6.25%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.17%) Solaris
9 4 (4.17%) Unix
10 2 (2.08%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.04%) Application Packaging
1 25 (26.04%) Migration
2 18 (18.75%) ITIL
3 15 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (14.58%) Virtual Environments
5 12 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (10.42%) Load Balancing
7 9 (9.38%) Acceptance Criteria
7 9 (9.38%) Change Management
8 8 (8.33%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 8 (8.33%) BCP
8 8 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (7.29%) Investment Management
9 7 (7.29%) Personalization
9 7 (7.29%) Software Distribution
9 7 (7.29%) Software Testing
9 7 (7.29%) Visualisation
9 7 (7.29%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 40 (41.67%) PowerShell
2 29 (30.21%) VBScript
3 11 (11.46%) VB
4 5 (5.21%) C#
4 5 (5.21%) SQL
5 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.04%) C
5 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (13.54%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.33%) Degree
3 6 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.21%) MCSE
4 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.17%) CCA
5 4 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.17%) ISEB
5 4 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (4.17%) MCSA
6 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.04%) CCNA
7 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.50%) SLA
2 10 (10.42%) QA
3 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 64 (66.67%) Microsoft App-V
2 41 (42.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (38.54%) XenApp
4 34 (35.42%) Active Directory
5 32 (33.33%) XenDesktop
6 24 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (10.42%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (9.38%) VMware Workstation
9 6 (6.25%) vSphere
10 4 (4.17%) Hyper-V
10 4 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (4.17%) XenServer
11 2 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (2.08%) Xen
12 1 (1.04%) BitLocker
12 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
12 1 (1.04%) VMware NSX
12 1 (1.04%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 60 (62.50%) SCCM
2 3 (3.13%) AirWatch
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.08%) ThinApp
3 2 (2.08%) WSUS
4 1 (1.04%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.04%) BMC Marimba
4 1 (1.04%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 68 (70.83%) Microsoft
2 57 (59.38%) Citrix
3 41 (42.71%) VMware
4 26 (27.08%) Ivanti
5 14 (14.58%) Wyse
6 8 (8.33%) CA
7 7 (7.29%) Xerox
8 5 (5.21%) Cisco
8 5 (5.21%) Oracle
9 4 (4.17%) NVIDIA
9 4 (4.17%) SAP
10 2 (2.08%) Apple
10 2 (2.08%) Dell
11 1 (1.04%) Altiris
11 1 (1.04%) BMC
11 1 (1.04%) Dell Compellent
11 1 (1.04%) Gemalto
11 1 (1.04%) Northgate
11 1 (1.04%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.04%) Symantec