Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 17 August 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.

Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
UK > England
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 467 550 528
Rank change year-on-year +83 -22 -73
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 446 272 375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.31% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 3.29% 2.58% 3.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 162 230
England median daily rate £400 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +25.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £273 £235 £219
90th Percentile £543 £532 £488
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £310
% change year-on-year - +20.97% -11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 6 28
England median hourly rate £18.50 £14.22 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.14% -49.23% +72.31%
10th Percentile £14.80 £13.01 £20.00
90th Percentile £48.34 £15.33 £34.13
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £14.22 £28.50
% change year-on-year +30.14% -50.12% +75.38%

Microsoft App-V is in the System Software 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 system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13,547 10,532 12,165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.39% 11.93% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,824 6,801 7,751
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +15.71%
10th Percentile £185 £175 £181
90th Percentile £625 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 806 598 809
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +1.59% -4.55%
10th Percentile £11.09 £10.34 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.19 £45.55 £38.00
UK median hourly rate £16.36 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.23% -3.03% +2.68%

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft App-V as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft App-V in England

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft App-V in England

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in England over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft App-V in England

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft App-V in England

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in England over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft App-V in England

Microsoft App-V
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 Microsoft App-V within the England region over the 6 months to 17 August 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 +109 219 £425 +8.97% 14
South East +11 91 £393 -1.88% 2
North of England +3 61 £350 +16.67% 2
Midlands +4 48 £320 +9.36% 2
North West +5 38 £375 +20.00%
West Midlands -30 26 £301 -3.84% 1
East Midlands +17 22 £361 +52.11% 1
South West +5 18 £384 +9.64% 3
North East -11 13 £225 -19.64%
Yorkshire -8 10 £350 - 2
East of England -38 7 £303 -32.78% 6
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V 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 Microsoft App-V.

1 389 (87.22%) Windows
2 323 (72.42%) SCCM
3 265 (59.42%) Microsoft
4 241 (54.04%) Windows 10
5 225 (50.45%) Citrix
6 224 (50.22%) Active Directory
7 198 (44.39%) PowerShell
8 177 (39.69%) VMware
9 173 (38.79%) XenApp
10 165 (37.00%) Windows Server
11 149 (33.41%) Application Packaging
12 146 (32.74%) Windows 7
13 132 (29.60%) XenDesktop
13 132 (29.60%) VMware Infrastructure
14 122 (27.35%) MSI
15 120 (26.91%) Ivanti
16 95 (21.30%) Hyper-V
16 95 (21.30%) Microsoft Azure
17 90 (20.18%) Office 365
18 87 (19.51%) Migration
19 83 (18.61%) Windows Server 2008
20 76 (17.04%) Application Virtualisation
21 71 (15.92%) Finance
22 69 (15.47%) Windows Server 2012
23 67 (15.02%) ITIL
24 65 (14.57%) VBScript
25 64 (14.35%) DHCP
25 64 (14.35%) DNS
26 60 (13.45%) Security Cleared
26 60 (13.45%) Infrastructure Engineering

Microsoft App-V
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 24 (5.38%) MS Exchange
2 20 (4.48%) Skype for Business
3 13 (2.91%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.35%) IIS
6 4 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.67%) Confluence
8 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.22%) JBoss
9 1 (0.22%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 52 (11.66%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.67%) NUKE
3 3 (0.67%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 95 (21.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 90 (20.18%) Office 365
3 29 (6.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 29 (6.50%) IaaS
4 22 (4.93%) PaaS
4 22 (4.93%) SaaS
5 21 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (2.24%) Yammer
7 3 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.45%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.45%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 64 (14.35%) DHCP
1 64 (14.35%) DNS
2 54 (12.11%) NetScaler
3 37 (8.30%) SAN
4 25 (5.61%) Remote Desktop
5 24 (5.38%) Firewall
6 23 (5.16%) VPN
7 19 (4.26%) Internet
8 18 (4.04%) Skype
9 12 (2.69%) MPLS
9 12 (2.69%) NAS
9 12 (2.69%) VLAN
10 11 (2.47%) 3G
10 11 (2.47%) TCP/IP
10 11 (2.47%) VSAN
10 11 (2.47%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (2.24%) Fibre Channel
11 10 (2.24%) iSCSI
12 8 (1.79%) Wireless
13 5 (1.12%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.93%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.26%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (0.67%) Power BI
6 1 (0.22%) MySQL
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 122 (27.35%) MSI
2 41 (9.19%) AdminStudio
3 34 (7.62%) InstallShield
4 5 (1.12%) WiX
5 4 (0.90%) JIRA
6 3 (0.67%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.45%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.45%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.45%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.45%) JMeter
7 2 (0.45%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.45%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.22%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.22%) Hudson
8 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
8 1 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 71 (15.92%) Finance
2 12 (2.69%) Law
2 12 (2.69%) Publishing
3 11 (2.47%) Banking
4 5 (1.12%) Advertising
5 4 (0.90%) Local Government
6 3 (0.67%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.67%) Legal
6 3 (0.67%) Retail
7 1 (0.22%) Billing
7 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 92 (20.63%) Applications Packager
2 67 (15.02%) Desktop Support
3 56 (12.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 42 (9.42%) Citrix Engineer
5 40 (8.97%) Architect
6 39 (8.74%) Windows Engineer
7 36 (8.07%) Consultant
8 32 (7.17%) Desktop Engineer
9 31 (6.95%) Analyst
10 29 (6.50%) Support Engineer
11 28 (6.28%) Infrastructure Architect
12 23 (5.16%) Applications Engineer
13 17 (3.81%) SCCM Engineer
14 16 (3.59%) 2nd Line Support
14 16 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
15 14 (3.14%) Citrix Specialist
16 13 (2.91%) Citrix Consultant
17 12 (2.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
17 12 (2.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 11 (2.47%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.16%) Middleware
2 20 (4.48%) Software Packaging
3 19 (4.26%) Web Services
4 9 (2.02%) .NET
5 6 (1.35%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.12%) LDAP
7 4 (0.90%) Angular 2
7 4 (0.90%) AngularJS
7 4 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (0.90%) CSS
7 4 (0.90%) Dapper ORM
7 4 (0.90%) Entity Framework
7 4 (0.90%) HTML
7 4 (0.90%) MFC
7 4 (0.90%) NHibernate
7 4 (0.90%) OCX
7 4 (0.90%) WCF
7 4 (0.90%) WPF
8 3 (0.67%) Swagger
8 3 (0.67%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.43%) Fat Client
1 51 (11.43%) Thin Client
2 38 (8.52%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (6.73%) Data Centre
4 24 (5.38%) Clustering
5 14 (3.14%) PKI
6 11 (2.47%) Blackberry
7 9 (2.02%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.79%) User Experience
9 7 (1.57%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.12%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
12 4 (0.90%) Wiki
13 3 (0.67%) CMDB
13 3 (0.67%) Management Information System
13 3 (0.67%) Replication
13 3 (0.67%) RSA SecurID
13 3 (0.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 2 (0.45%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 389 (87.22%) Windows
2 241 (54.04%) Windows 10
3 165 (37.00%) Windows Server
4 146 (32.74%) Windows 7
5 83 (18.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (15.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (4.48%) Mac OS
8 20 (4.48%) Windows 8
8 20 (4.48%) Windows XP
9 19 (4.26%) Linux
10 16 (3.59%) Apple iOS
11 14 (3.14%) AIX
11 14 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (3.14%) Unix
12 3 (0.67%) Android
13 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (33.41%) Application Packaging
2 87 (19.51%) Migration
3 76 (17.04%) Application Virtualisation
4 67 (15.02%) ITIL
5 60 (13.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 50 (11.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 30 (6.73%) Problem Management
8 27 (6.05%) Mobile Device Management
9 26 (5.83%) Network Design
10 22 (4.93%) Runbook
11 21 (4.71%) Data Protection
12 20 (4.48%) Change Management
13 19 (4.26%) Service Delivery
14 18 (4.04%) Service Management
15 17 (3.81%) Capacity Management
15 17 (3.81%) Deployment Automation
15 17 (3.81%) High Availability
15 17 (3.81%) Mentoring
16 16 (3.59%) Problem-Solving
16 16 (3.59%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 198 (44.39%) PowerShell
2 65 (14.57%) VBScript
3 54 (12.11%) SQL
4 27 (6.05%) VB
5 6 (1.35%) VBA
6 5 (1.12%) T-SQL
7 4 (0.90%) C#
7 4 (0.90%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.67%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.45%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.45%) Perl
9 2 (0.45%) Python
10 1 (0.22%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (13.45%) Security Cleared
2 45 (10.09%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (3.81%) Citrix Certification
4 17 (3.81%) Degree
5 12 (2.69%) DV Cleared
6 11 (2.47%) CCA
6 11 (2.47%) MCSE
7 7 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (1.57%) MCP
8 6 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.12%) MCSA
10 4 (0.90%) A+ Certification
10 4 (0.90%) MCDST
10 4 (0.90%) MCTS
11 3 (0.67%) Chartered Engineer
11 3 (0.67%) CISSP
11 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.04%) QA
2 15 (3.36%) GDPR
3 8 (1.79%) SLA
4 6 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.45%) WCAG
6 1 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 224 (50.22%) Active Directory
2 173 (38.79%) XenApp
3 132 (29.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (29.60%) XenDesktop
4 95 (21.30%) Hyper-V
5 47 (10.54%) VMware ESXi
6 40 (8.97%) Virtual Desktop
7 24 (5.38%) BitLocker
7 24 (5.38%) vSphere
8 23 (5.16%) XenServer
9 22 (4.93%) VMware Workstation
10 18 (4.04%) DFS Replication
11 14 (3.14%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (2.91%) Terminal Services
13 10 (2.24%) VMware NSX
14 8 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.67%) Xen
16 2 (0.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 323 (72.42%) SCCM
2 50 (11.21%) Microsoft Intune
3 33 (7.40%) WSUS
4 22 (4.93%) SCOM
4 22 (4.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 15 (3.36%) McAfee ePO
6 14 (3.14%) Data Guard
7 12 (2.69%) Failover Clustering
8 11 (2.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 11 (2.47%) vCenter Server
9 9 (2.02%) SCOrch
10 7 (1.57%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (1.57%) SafeCom
11 6 (1.35%) AirWatch
11 6 (1.35%) XenMobile
12 5 (1.12%) EdgeSight
12 5 (1.12%) Nagios
13 4 (0.90%) Jamf Pro
13 4 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 265 (59.42%) Microsoft
2 225 (50.45%) Citrix
3 177 (39.69%) VMware
4 120 (26.91%) Ivanti
5 40 (8.97%) Wyse
6 35 (7.85%) HP
7 30 (6.73%) Dell
8 28 (6.28%) Cisco
9 26 (5.83%) Oracle
10 23 (5.16%) Apple
11 19 (4.26%) IBM
11 19 (4.26%) McAfee
12 15 (3.36%) 3PAR
12 15 (3.36%) Red Hat
13 13 (2.91%) Symantec
14 12 (2.69%) Adobe
15 11 (2.47%) ServiceNow
15 11 (2.47%) ThinPrint
16 9 (2.02%) Altiris
17 8 (1.79%) NetApp