Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 456 493 584
Rank change year-on-year +37 +91 -12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 252 381 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.41% 0.42% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 2.61% 2.71% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 248 185
England median daily rate £413 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.10% +4.67% +10.21%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £264
90th Percentile £538 £500 £525
UK median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 8
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.60 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -30.67% -
10th Percentile £16.03 £13.50 £15.11
90th Percentile £30.06 £21.75 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.45% -31.11% +41.87%

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 9,637 14,035 11,803
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.60% 15.59% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,376 9,322 7,789
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £171 £185 £165
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -4.86% +5.11% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 668 626
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -0.88% +0.89%
10th Percentile £11.26 £10.55 £10.50
90th Percentile £44.61 £47.00 £47.06
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.81% - -

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +87 64 £425 +3.03% 8
South West +11 63 £425 - 4
North of England +45 36 £315 -10.00% 6
South East +24 34 £406 +2.85% 7
East of England +42 27 £375 +25.00% 2
Midlands +42 26 £425 +25.93% 6
North West +13 26 £308 -18.54% 4
East Midlands +43 14 £388 +11.51% 1
West Midlands +45 12 £425 +25.93% 5
Yorkshire +43 10 £450 +50.00% 2
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 217 (86.11%) Windows
2 178 (70.63%) SCCM
3 135 (53.57%) PowerShell
4 129 (51.19%) Windows 10
5 124 (49.21%) Microsoft
6 121 (48.02%) Windows 7
7 117 (46.43%) Active Directory
8 100 (39.68%) Citrix
9 98 (38.89%) Application Packaging
10 91 (36.11%) MSI
11 86 (34.13%) ITIL
12 82 (32.54%) Security Cleared
13 71 (28.17%) VMware
14 62 (24.60%) Windows Server 2008
15 58 (23.02%) SC Cleared
16 57 (22.62%) XenApp
17 51 (20.24%) Office 365
18 49 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
19 46 (18.25%) Windows Server
20 43 (17.06%) Ivanti
21 42 (16.67%) Migration
21 42 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
22 39 (15.48%) XenDesktop
23 37 (14.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 36 (14.29%) Software Distribution
24 36 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
24 36 (14.29%) InstallShield
25 34 (13.49%) DV Cleared
25 34 (13.49%) Hyper-V
25 34 (13.49%) VMware ESXi

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 12 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.57%) IBM Notes
3 5 (1.98%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.19%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.76%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 51 (20.24%) Office 365
2 23 (9.13%) Azure
3 13 (5.16%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (4.37%) OneDrive
5 10 (3.97%) AWS
6 6 (2.38%) SaaS
7 5 (1.98%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (0.79%) IaaS
8 2 (0.79%) PaaS
9 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.92%) DHCP
2 24 (9.52%) NetScaler
3 13 (5.16%) DNS
4 12 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 9 (3.57%) Firewall
5 9 (3.57%) LAN
6 7 (2.78%) SAN
7 5 (1.98%) VoIP
8 3 (1.19%) WAAS
9 2 (0.79%) NAS
9 2 (0.79%) Network Security
9 2 (0.79%) Skype
9 2 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.19%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.79%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.79%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.40%) Big Data
4 1 (0.40%) MS Access
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 91 (36.11%) MSI
2 36 (14.29%) InstallShield
3 28 (11.11%) AdminStudio
4 6 (2.38%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.40%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 23 (9.13%) Finance
2 17 (6.75%) Public Sector
3 6 (2.38%) Local Government
4 4 (1.59%) Advertising
4 4 (1.59%) Banking
4 4 (1.59%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.59%) Retail
5 2 (0.79%) Law
5 2 (0.79%) Publishing
6 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 87 (34.52%) Applications Packager
2 29 (11.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (11.11%) SC Cleared Application Packager
4 20 (7.94%) Citrix Engineer
5 16 (6.35%) Administrator
5 16 (6.35%) Architect
5 16 (6.35%) Consultant
6 15 (5.95%) DV Cleared Application Packager
7 14 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 13 (5.16%) Systems Administrator
9 12 (4.76%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.37%) Citrix Specialist
10 11 (4.37%) Support Engineer
11 10 (3.97%) Analyst
12 7 (2.78%) Desktop Support
12 7 (2.78%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (2.78%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (2.78%) Windows Engineer
13 6 (2.38%) Desktop Engineer
13 6 (2.38%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.54%) Software Packaging
2 7 (2.78%) Middleware
2 7 (2.78%) Universal Windows Platform
3 2 (0.79%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.35%) Data Centre
3 13 (5.16%) Clustering
3 13 (5.16%) User Experience
4 9 (3.57%) Blackberry
5 8 (3.17%) Enterprise Storage
6 5 (1.98%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.98%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.98%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.59%) Cloud Native
8 3 (1.19%) Device Driver
9 2 (0.79%) CMDB
9 2 (0.79%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.79%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Equities
10 1 (0.40%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.40%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.40%) Reinsurance
10 1 (0.40%) Replication
10 1 (0.40%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 217 (86.11%) Windows
2 129 (51.19%) Windows 10
3 121 (48.02%) Windows 7
4 62 (24.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (18.25%) Windows Server
6 42 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.97%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.98%) Android
9 4 (1.59%) AIX
9 4 (1.59%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.59%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.19%) Linux
11 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (38.89%) Application Packaging
2 86 (34.13%) ITIL
3 42 (16.67%) Migration
4 37 (14.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 36 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
5 36 (14.29%) Software Distribution
6 33 (13.10%) Application Virtualisation
6 33 (13.10%) Service Management
7 30 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
8 25 (9.92%) Mentoring
9 24 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
10 23 (9.13%) ITIL V3
11 20 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (7.54%) Asset Management
13 14 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
13 14 (5.56%) Patch Management
14 13 (5.16%) Infrastructure Management
14 13 (5.16%) Project Management
15 12 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (3.97%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 135 (53.57%) PowerShell
2 32 (12.70%) SQL
3 22 (8.73%) VB
3 22 (8.73%) VBScript
4 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 82 (32.54%) Security Cleared
2 58 (23.02%) SC Cleared
3 34 (13.49%) DV Cleared
4 22 (8.73%) Citrix Certification
5 19 (7.54%) MCSE
5 19 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (3.97%) CCA
7 6 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.19%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (1.19%) Degree
10 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.40%) CCIE
10 1 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.40%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.40%) MCSA
10 1 (0.40%) VCAP
10 1 (0.40%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.35%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) GDPR
2 1 (0.40%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.40%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.40%) SLA
System Software
1 117 (46.43%) Active Directory
2 57 (22.62%) XenApp
3 49 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (15.48%) XenDesktop
5 34 (13.49%) Hyper-V
5 34 (13.49%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (7.54%) Virtual Desktop
7 17 (6.75%) vSphere
8 16 (6.35%) DFS Replication
9 14 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (3.57%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.59%) BitLocker
11 4 (1.59%) Xen
12 3 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 178 (70.63%) SCCM
2 33 (13.10%) WSUS
3 20 (7.94%) ThinApp
4 16 (6.35%) AppDNA
4 16 (6.35%) SCOM
5 15 (5.95%) Microsoft Intune
6 13 (5.16%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (5.16%) NetBackup
6 13 (5.16%) XenMobile
7 12 (4.76%) Failover Clustering
7 12 (4.76%) SCVMM
8 10 (3.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 10 (3.97%) SCDPM
8 10 (3.97%) SCSM
9 9 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (2.38%) Jamf Pro
11 4 (1.59%) Perfmon
12 3 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 2 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (0.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 124 (49.21%) Microsoft
2 100 (39.68%) Citrix
3 71 (28.17%) VMware
4 43 (17.06%) Ivanti
5 24 (9.52%) McAfee
6 18 (7.14%) Symantec
7 16 (6.35%) Dell
8 13 (5.16%) Veritas
9 11 (4.37%) ArcSight
9 11 (4.37%) Lotus
9 11 (4.37%) NetApp
10 10 (3.97%) Oracle
11 9 (3.57%) Altiris
12 8 (3.17%) ServiceNow
13 7 (2.78%) Apple
13 7 (2.78%) HP
13 7 (2.78%) IBM
14 6 (2.38%) Lumension
15 4 (1.59%) Dell KACE
15 4 (1.59%) Novell