Period
to 15 July 2019

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 15 July 2019 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 499 475 584
Rank change year-on-year -24 +109 -56
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 335 396 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.42% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 2.53% 2.98% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 257 161
England median daily rate £385 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.32% +1.33% +17.19%
10th Percentile £277 £263 £234
90th Percentile £488 £543 £600
UK median daily rate £386 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.00% - +17.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 4
England median hourly rate £14.83 £18.50 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.84% +30.14% -49.23%
10th Percentile £12.99 £14.80 £13.51
90th Percentile £17.52 £51.26 £15.50
UK median hourly rate £14.26 £18.50 £14.22
% change year-on-year -22.93% +30.14% -49.68%

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 13,235 13,272 10,134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.60% 14.02% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,910 8,663 6,483
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £185 £185 £170
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 518 787 632
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.73%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.17 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.59%

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 15 July 2019.

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
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 15 July 2019. 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 +5 144 £375 -11.76% 10
South East +38 80 £380 - 17
South West +18 51 £425 +30.77% 3
North of England -3 31 £375 +7.14% 8
Midlands -13 21 £338 -3.57% 5
North West -4 17 £375 - 6
West Midlands +2 14 £371 +10.00% 4
Yorkshire +24 9 £375 -16.67% 2
East Midlands -2 7 £325 -7.14% 1
North East +21 5 £375 +66.67%
East of England +9 3 £475 +49.02% 5
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 15 July 2019, 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.

1 270 (80.60%) Windows
2 244 (72.84%) SCCM
3 195 (58.21%) Microsoft
4 158 (47.16%) Active Directory
5 155 (46.27%) PowerShell
6 154 (45.97%) Citrix
7 147 (43.88%) Windows 10
8 140 (41.79%) MSI
9 127 (37.91%) Application Packaging
10 111 (33.13%) Windows Server
11 108 (32.24%) Windows 7
12 99 (29.55%) XenApp
13 83 (24.78%) VMware
14 80 (23.88%) ITIL
15 73 (21.79%) Security Cleared
16 72 (21.49%) Office 365
17 67 (20.00%) XenDesktop
17 67 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
18 65 (19.40%) Migration
19 64 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
20 63 (18.81%) Hyper-V
21 61 (18.21%) Application Virtualisation
22 56 (16.72%) Windows Server 2008
23 54 (16.12%) Ivanti
24 47 (14.03%) InstallShield
24 47 (14.03%) Windows Server 2012
25 44 (13.13%) Finance
26 41 (12.24%) Azure Active Directory
27 40 (11.94%) DHCP
27 40 (11.94%) Data Protection

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 25 (7.46%) Skype for Business
2 14 (4.18%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.88%) IIS
4 10 (2.99%) WebLogic
5 9 (2.69%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.90%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.30%) Confluence
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (8.66%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 72 (21.49%) Office 365
2 64 (19.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (12.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (4.18%) SaaS
6 13 (3.88%) IaaS
6 13 (3.88%) PaaS
7 6 (1.79%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 5 (1.49%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.60%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.60%) Yammer
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.30%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.30%) Route 53
10 1 (0.30%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.94%) DHCP
2 27 (8.06%) DNS
3 26 (7.76%) NetScaler
4 18 (5.37%) Skype
5 16 (4.78%) SAN
6 15 (4.48%) Firewall
7 11 (3.28%) LAN
8 10 (2.99%) TCP/IP
9 6 (1.79%) VLAN
9 6 (1.79%) VPN
9 6 (1.79%) WAN
10 5 (1.49%) iSCSI
10 5 (1.49%) NAS
10 5 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (0.90%) Internet
13 2 (0.60%) FTP
13 2 (0.60%) HTTP
13 2 (0.60%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.60%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.09%) Oracle Database
2 7 (2.09%) Oracle Database 12c
3 5 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.90%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.90%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 140 (41.79%) MSI
2 47 (14.03%) InstallShield
3 25 (7.46%) AdminStudio
4 5 (1.49%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.90%) WinDbg
6 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.30%) JIRA
7 1 (0.30%) TestRail
7 1 (0.30%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (13.13%) Finance
2 7 (2.09%) Publishing
3 5 (1.49%) Advertising
4 4 (1.19%) Banking
4 4 (1.19%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.19%) Local Government
5 3 (0.90%) Billing
5 3 (0.90%) Law
6 2 (0.60%) Legal
6 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.30%) Back Office
7 1 (0.30%) Marketing
7 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 115 (34.33%) Applications Packager
2 34 (10.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (8.96%) Applications Engineer
4 26 (7.76%) Architect
5 25 (7.46%) Support Engineer
6 20 (5.97%) Desktop Engineer
6 20 (5.97%) Windows Engineer
7 18 (5.37%) Consultant
8 17 (5.07%) Analyst
9 16 (4.78%) Systems Engineer
10 15 (4.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 15 (4.48%) SCCM Engineer
11 13 (3.88%) Applications Specialist
11 13 (3.88%) MSI Packager
11 13 (3.88%) SC Cleared Application Packager
12 12 (3.58%) Citrix Engineer
13 11 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
13 11 (3.28%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
14 10 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 9 (2.69%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.07%) Software Packaging
2 16 (4.78%) Middleware
3 7 (2.09%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (1.79%) HTML
5 5 (1.49%) XML
6 3 (0.90%) .NET
6 3 (0.90%) OCX
6 3 (0.90%) Universal Windows Platform
6 3 (0.90%) XML Schema
7 2 (0.60%) Web Services
8 1 (0.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 26 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.16%) Clustering
3 20 (5.97%) Data Centre
3 20 (5.97%) User Experience
4 16 (4.78%) Fat Client
4 16 (4.78%) Thin Client
5 13 (3.88%) Public Cloud
6 7 (2.09%) DataPower
6 7 (2.09%) PKI
6 7 (2.09%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.79%) BYOD
7 6 (1.79%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.49%) NHS
9 3 (0.90%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.60%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.60%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.60%) Tandem
11 1 (0.30%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.30%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 270 (80.60%) Windows
2 147 (43.88%) Windows 10
3 111 (33.13%) Windows Server
4 108 (32.24%) Windows 7
5 56 (16.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (14.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (5.97%) Windows 8
8 14 (4.18%) Linux
9 10 (2.99%) AIX
10 8 (2.39%) Unix
11 7 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.79%) Android
13 5 (1.49%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.49%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.19%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.90%) Solaris
16 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (37.91%) Application Packaging
2 80 (23.88%) ITIL
3 65 (19.40%) Migration
4 61 (18.21%) Application Virtualisation
5 40 (11.94%) Data Protection
6 36 (10.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 32 (9.55%) User Acceptance Testing
8 30 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (7.16%) Service Delivery
10 21 (6.27%) Change Management
10 21 (6.27%) ITIL V3
11 20 (5.97%) Compatibility Testing
12 19 (5.67%) Service Management
13 18 (5.37%) Application Discovery
13 18 (5.37%) Customer Requirements
14 17 (5.07%) Software Distribution
15 14 (4.18%) Personalization
16 13 (3.88%) Network Design
17 12 (3.58%) High Availability
17 12 (3.58%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 155 (46.27%) PowerShell
2 32 (9.55%) SQL
3 31 (9.25%) VBScript
4 26 (7.76%) VB
5 7 (2.09%) C#
6 6 (1.79%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.19%) Java
8 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.60%) VBA
9 1 (0.30%) Korn
9 1 (0.30%) PHP
9 1 (0.30%) Python
9 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 73 (21.79%) Security Cleared
2 38 (11.34%) DV Cleared
3 28 (8.36%) SC Cleared
4 26 (7.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (7.16%) MCSE
6 6 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (1.79%) Degree
7 5 (1.49%) CCA
8 3 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.90%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.60%) MCTS
10 1 (0.30%) CCNA
10 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.30%) HNC
10 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.30%) MCP
10 1 (0.30%) MCSA
10 1 (0.30%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.16%) QA
2 21 (6.27%) SLA
3 3 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 158 (47.16%) Active Directory
2 99 (29.55%) XenApp
3 67 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 63 (18.81%) Hyper-V
5 37 (11.04%) Virtual Desktop
6 32 (9.55%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (5.37%) DFS Replication
8 18 (5.37%) vSphere
9 13 (3.88%) BitLocker
10 11 (3.28%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 10 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (2.09%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.60%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.60%) Xen
15 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 244 (72.84%) SCCM
2 38 (11.34%) Microsoft Intune
3 28 (8.36%) WSUS
4 24 (7.16%) SCVMM
5 22 (6.57%) SCOM
6 15 (4.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 14 (4.18%) Failover Clustering
7 14 (4.18%) Microsoft Clustering
7 14 (4.18%) SCDPM
7 14 (4.18%) SCSM
8 8 (2.39%) ThinApp
9 7 (2.09%) Data Guard
10 6 (1.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (1.19%) NetBackup
12 3 (0.90%) AppDNA
12 3 (0.90%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.90%) Perfmon
13 2 (0.60%) OfficeScan
13 2 (0.60%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 195 (58.21%) Microsoft
2 154 (45.97%) Citrix
3 83 (24.78%) VMware
4 54 (16.12%) Ivanti
5 18 (5.37%) Novell
5 18 (5.37%) Oracle
6 14 (4.18%) Wyse
7 13 (3.88%) McAfee
8 12 (3.58%) HP
8 12 (3.58%) IBM
8 12 (3.58%) Symantec
9 10 (2.99%) Dell
10 8 (2.39%) Cisco
10 8 (2.39%) Red Hat
11 7 (2.09%) Google
12 4 (1.19%) CA
13 3 (0.90%) Altiris
13 3 (0.90%) NetApp
13 3 (0.90%) SAP
13 3 (0.90%) Xerox