Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 757 758 819
Rank change year-on-year +1 +61 -76
Contract jobs citing Application Virtualisation 88 41 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.096% 0.049% 0.050%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.11% 0.057% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 33 30
England median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -7.41%
10th Percentile £312 £271 £227
90th Percentile £554 £525 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -8.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
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 78,510 71,514 82,732
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.80% 84.96% 84.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,117 47,044 55,192
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,147 1,888 2,048
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.08% - +19.05%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +3 56 £475 +24.18% 1
South East -23 15 £380 +8.57% 1
South West +7 6 £375 +20.00% 1
Midlands -2 5 £320 -24.71%
North West -26 5 £400 +14.29% 1
North of England -29 5 £400 +14.29% 1
West Midlands -23 4 £320 -24.71%
East of England -1 1 £265 -40.78% 1
East Midlands -2 1 - -
Application Virtualisation
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 69 (78.41%) Windows
2 55 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 53 (60.23%) Citrix
3 53 (60.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 45 (51.14%) VMware
4 45 (51.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 44 (50.00%) Windows 10
6 40 (45.45%) Active Directory
7 38 (43.18%) XenApp
8 37 (42.05%) XenDesktop
9 33 (37.50%) SCCM
10 32 (36.36%) PowerShell
11 25 (28.41%) Windows 7
11 25 (28.41%) Ivanti
11 25 (28.41%) Virtual Desktop
12 24 (27.27%) Windows Server
13 22 (25.00%) Data Centre
14 21 (23.86%) DNS
15 20 (22.73%) SAN
15 20 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
16 19 (21.59%) Office 365
16 19 (21.59%) NetScaler
16 19 (21.59%) Wyse
16 19 (21.59%) Migration
17 18 (20.45%) Finance
17 18 (20.45%) vSphere
18 17 (19.32%) Security Cleared
18 17 (19.32%) DHCP
19 16 (18.18%) VPN
19 16 (18.18%) Performance Tuning

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 9 (10.23%) IIS
1 9 (10.23%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.82%) Apache
2 6 (6.82%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.14%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (21.59%) Office 365
3 15 (17.05%) IaaS
4 8 (9.09%) G Suite
5 2 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.27%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (2.27%) SaaS
6 1 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.86%) DNS
2 20 (22.73%) SAN
3 19 (21.59%) NetScaler
4 17 (19.32%) DHCP
5 16 (18.18%) VPN
6 15 (17.05%) MPLS
7 13 (14.77%) NAS
7 13 (14.77%) VSAN
8 11 (12.50%) Firewall
9 9 (10.23%) Internet
10 6 (6.82%) Skype
11 3 (3.41%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (2.27%) WebEx
12 2 (2.27%) Wireless
12 2 (2.27%) Wireshark
13 1 (1.14%) CTI
13 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
13 1 (1.14%) Intranet
13 1 (1.14%) LAN
13 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.82%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (13.64%) MSI
2 10 (11.36%) AdminStudio
General
1 18 (20.45%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Banking
2 7 (7.95%) Publishing
3 6 (6.82%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.27%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Advertising
5 1 (1.14%) Electronics
5 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
5 1 (1.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (15.91%) Desktop Support
2 13 (14.77%) Analyst
3 12 (13.64%) Technical Leader
4 10 (11.36%) Applications Packager
5 7 (7.95%) Citrix Analyst
6 6 (6.82%) Citrix Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Designer
7 5 (5.68%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (5.68%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.68%) Solutions Designer
8 4 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.55%) Architect
8 4 (4.55%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Citrix Specialist
9 3 (3.41%) Consultant
9 3 (3.41%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.95%) .NET
1 7 (7.95%) Middleware
2 6 (6.82%) J2EE
3 2 (2.27%) LDAP
4 1 (1.14%) JSON
4 1 (1.14%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.14%) Swagger
4 1 (1.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.23%) Clustering
2 9 (10.23%) Fat Client
2 9 (10.23%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.41%) User Experience
4 2 (2.27%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.14%) PKI
5 1 (1.14%) Replication
5 1 (1.14%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 69 (78.41%) Windows
2 44 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 25 (28.41%) Windows 7
4 24 (27.27%) Windows Server
5 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (10.23%) Mac OS
8 8 (9.09%) Android
8 8 (9.09%) Apple iOS
8 8 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (6.82%) Linux
9 6 (6.82%) Solaris
9 6 (6.82%) Unix
10 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.14%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (21.59%) Migration
2 16 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (14.77%) Capacity Management
3 13 (14.77%) ITIL
3 13 (14.77%) Load Balancing
4 11 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (11.36%) Mentoring
5 10 (11.36%) PRINCE2
5 10 (11.36%) Virtual Environments
6 9 (10.23%) Application Packaging
7 7 (7.95%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (7.95%) IT Strategy
8 6 (6.82%) Project Management
8 6 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (5.68%) Decision-Making
9 5 (5.68%) Identity Management
9 5 (5.68%) Scrum
10 4 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 32 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 15 (17.05%) VBScript
3 3 (3.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (19.32%) Security Cleared
2 12 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.68%) DV Cleared
4 4 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.14%) CCNA
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.14%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.14%) Degree
6 1 (1.14%) MCP
6 1 (1.14%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) SLA
2 3 (3.41%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) P3O
System Software
1 53 (60.23%) Microsoft App-V
2 45 (51.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 38 (43.18%) XenApp
5 37 (42.05%) XenDesktop
6 25 (28.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 18 (20.45%) vSphere
8 12 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (13.64%) VMware NSX
9 9 (10.23%) Hyper-V
10 7 (7.95%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (6.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 5 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (4.55%) DFS Replication
14 3 (3.41%) XenServer
15 1 (1.14%) BitLocker
15 1 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
15 1 (1.14%) VMware Server
15 1 (1.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 33 (37.50%) SCCM
2 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (7.95%) SCOM
4 5 (5.68%) WSUS
5 4 (4.55%) SCVMM
6 3 (3.41%) EdgeSight
6 3 (3.41%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (3.41%) SCDPM
6 3 (3.41%) SCSM
7 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.27%) Nagios
7 2 (2.27%) Opsview
7 2 (2.27%) vCenter Server
7 2 (2.27%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.14%) AirWatch
8 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 55 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 53 (60.23%) Citrix
3 45 (51.14%) VMware
4 25 (28.41%) Ivanti
5 19 (21.59%) Wyse
6 7 (7.95%) SAP
7 6 (6.82%) Oracle
8 4 (4.55%) Symantec
9 3 (3.41%) Altiris
9 3 (3.41%) Cisco
9 3 (3.41%) Dell
9 3 (3.41%) Juniper
10 2 (2.27%) F5
10 2 (2.27%) Gemalto
10 2 (2.27%) Google
10 2 (2.27%) IBM
10 2 (2.27%) LogRhythm
10 2 (2.27%) Meraki
10 2 (2.27%) Q1 Labs
10 2 (2.27%) Splunk