Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 747 797 817
Rank change year-on-year +50 +20 -12
Contract jobs citing Application Virtualisation 110 40 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.045% 0.051%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.052% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 31 28
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £309 £256 £282
90th Percentile £553 £688 £583
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £360
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.27% -10.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
England median hourly rate £15.50 - £17.00
10th Percentile £15.25 - £15.50
90th Percentile £15.75 - £18.50
UK median hourly rate £15.50 - £17.00

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 80,340 76,807 84,212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.22% 85.80% 85.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 53,637 51,096 56,247
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,184 1,866 2,140
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.14 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.25% +1.34% +4.99%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.60 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.55 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.38% +6.67% +2.69%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +51 74 £450 +12.50% 5
South West 0 11 £400 +77.78% 1
South East -11 11 £375 +7.14% 2
North of England -32 7 £325 -23.53% 1
Midlands - 6 £310 - 2
North West -25 5 £300 -29.41%
West Midlands - 4 £320 - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £413 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £300 -
East of England -5 1 £265 -40.45%
Application Virtualisation
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 91 (82.73%) Windows
2 71 (64.55%) Microsoft
2 71 (64.55%) Microsoft App-V
3 64 (58.18%) Citrix
4 58 (52.73%) Windows 10
5 57 (51.82%) SCCM
6 53 (48.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 53 (48.18%) VMware
7 50 (45.45%) XenApp
8 45 (40.91%) XenDesktop
9 44 (40.00%) PowerShell
9 44 (40.00%) Finance
9 44 (40.00%) Active Directory
10 38 (34.55%) Windows 7
11 35 (31.82%) Virtual Desktop
12 33 (30.00%) Ivanti
13 31 (28.18%) Windows Server
14 29 (26.36%) Migration
15 28 (25.45%) NetScaler
16 25 (22.73%) VBScript
17 24 (21.82%) Wyse
18 23 (20.91%) Windows Server 2008
19 21 (19.09%) Fat Client
19 21 (19.09%) DNS
19 21 (19.09%) Thin Client
20 20 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
21 19 (17.27%) Data Centre
22 18 (16.36%) Security Cleared
22 18 (16.36%) Application Packaging
23 17 (15.45%) SAN

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 12 (10.91%) Skype for Business
2 11 (10.00%) IIS
3 7 (6.36%) Apache
4 6 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.91%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (13.64%) Office 365
2 9 (8.18%) IaaS
3 2 (1.82%) PaaS
3 2 (1.82%) SaaS
4 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.91%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (25.45%) NetScaler
2 21 (19.09%) DNS
3 17 (15.45%) SAN
3 17 (15.45%) VPN
4 16 (14.55%) DHCP
5 14 (12.73%) MPLS
6 12 (10.91%) Skype
7 10 (9.09%) Internet
7 10 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
8 9 (8.18%) Firewall
8 9 (8.18%) NAS
8 9 (8.18%) VSAN
9 5 (4.55%) WebEx
10 2 (1.82%) LAN
10 2 (1.82%) Wireless
11 1 (0.91%) CTI
11 1 (0.91%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.91%) Intranet
11 1 (0.91%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.91%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.36%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.91%) Big Data
4 1 (0.91%) Power BI
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (14.55%) MSI
2 15 (13.64%) AdminStudio
3 3 (2.73%) InstallShield
4 2 (1.82%) AutoIt
4 2 (1.82%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 44 (40.00%) Finance
2 14 (12.73%) Banking
3 7 (6.36%) Investment Banking
4 6 (5.45%) Publishing
5 2 (1.82%) Billing
5 2 (1.82%) Legal
5 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.91%) Advertising
6 1 (0.91%) Automotive
6 1 (0.91%) Electronics
6 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.91%) Marketing
6 1 (0.91%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (23.64%) Analyst
2 14 (12.73%) Applications Packager
3 12 (10.91%) Business Analyst
3 12 (10.91%) Citrix Engineer
3 12 (10.91%) Desktop Support
4 11 (10.00%) Citrix Analyst
4 11 (10.00%) Consultant
5 8 (7.27%) Business IT Analyst
5 8 (7.27%) IT Analyst
5 8 (7.27%) IT Business Analyst
5 8 (7.27%) Service Analyst
6 7 (6.36%) Architect
6 7 (6.36%) Citrix Consultant
6 7 (6.36%) Citrix Specialist
6 7 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (6.36%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.45%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.45%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (5.45%) Solutions Designer
7 6 (5.45%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.27%) .NET
1 8 (7.27%) Middleware
2 7 (6.36%) J2EE
3 4 (3.64%) Software Packaging
4 3 (2.73%) LDAP
4 3 (2.73%) XMPP
5 2 (1.82%) JSON
5 2 (1.82%) OCX
5 2 (1.82%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.09%) Fat Client
1 21 (19.09%) Thin Client
2 19 (17.27%) Data Centre
3 10 (9.09%) Clustering
4 3 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.73%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (2.73%) User Experience
5 2 (1.82%) CMDB
5 2 (1.82%) PKI
5 2 (1.82%) Replication
6 1 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.91%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 91 (82.73%) Windows
2 58 (52.73%) Windows 10
3 38 (34.55%) Windows 7
4 31 (28.18%) Windows Server
5 23 (20.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (8.18%) Linux
8 8 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (6.36%) Solaris
9 7 (6.36%) Unix
10 3 (2.73%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.73%) Windows 8
10 3 (2.73%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.91%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (26.36%) Migration
2 18 (16.36%) Application Packaging
3 16 (14.55%) Performance Tuning
3 16 (14.55%) Virtual Environments
4 15 (13.64%) ITIL
5 13 (11.82%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (10.91%) Capacity Management
6 12 (10.91%) Load Balancing
7 11 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (8.18%) Acceptance Criteria
8 9 (8.18%) BCP
8 9 (8.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (7.27%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 8 (7.27%) PRINCE2
10 7 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 7 (6.36%) Investment Management
11 6 (5.45%) Asset Management
11 6 (5.45%) Patch Management
12 5 (4.55%) Business Analysis
12 5 (4.55%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 44 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 25 (22.73%) VBScript
3 6 (5.45%) SQL
3 6 (5.45%) VB
4 1 (0.91%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.91%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (16.36%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.18%) Degree
4 5 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 4 (3.64%) ISEB
6 3 (2.73%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.91%) CCNA
8 1 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.91%) MCP
8 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.36%) SLA
2 5 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.91%) P3O
System Software
1 71 (64.55%) Microsoft App-V
2 53 (48.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (45.45%) XenApp
4 45 (40.91%) XenDesktop
5 44 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 35 (31.82%) Virtual Desktop
7 20 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (14.55%) vSphere
9 8 (7.27%) VMware NSX
10 7 (6.36%) Hyper-V
10 7 (6.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 7 (6.36%) Virtual Machines
10 7 (6.36%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (3.64%) DFS Replication
12 3 (2.73%) Xen
13 2 (1.82%) BitLocker
13 2 (1.82%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (1.82%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.91%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 57 (51.82%) SCCM
2 6 (5.45%) WSUS
3 5 (4.55%) SCOM
4 4 (3.64%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.64%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (3.64%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.73%) EdgeSight
5 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (2.73%) SCDPM
5 3 (2.73%) SCSM
6 2 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.82%) Nagios
6 2 (1.82%) Opsview
6 2 (1.82%) ThinApp
6 2 (1.82%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.82%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.91%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 71 (64.55%) Microsoft
2 64 (58.18%) Citrix
3 53 (48.18%) VMware
4 33 (30.00%) Ivanti
5 24 (21.82%) Wyse
6 8 (7.27%) SAP
7 7 (6.36%) CA
7 7 (6.36%) Oracle
8 5 (4.55%) Cisco
9 4 (3.64%) Altiris
9 4 (3.64%) Symantec
10 3 (2.73%) Adobe
10 3 (2.73%) Apple
10 3 (2.73%) Dell
10 3 (2.73%) Gemalto
10 3 (2.73%) Juniper
11 2 (1.82%) F5
11 2 (1.82%) LogRhythm
11 2 (1.82%) Q1 Labs
11 2 (1.82%) Splunk