Period
to 1 June 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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 425 508 528
Rank change year-on-year +83 +20 +54
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 157 345 347
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.41% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 2.45% 2.64% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 215 234
Median daily rate £425 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £270 £275 £258
90th Percentile £538 £488 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £395 £370
% change year-on-year +7.59% +6.76% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 12
Median hourly rate £30.80 £14.80 £19.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +108.16% -22.35% +34.14%
10th Percentile £21.10 £12.93 £15.01
90th Percentile £50.21 £15.49 £58.54
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £19.06
% change year-on-year +150.00% -26.54% +34.07%

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 6,413 13,046 12,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.62% 15.62% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,153 8,784 8,222
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £185 £190 £185
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £465 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 350 528 732
Median hourly rate £18.60 £16.95 £16.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.73% +4.53% +1.34%
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.55 £47.88 £45.83
Median hourly rate £19.08 £16.74 £15.86
% change year-on-year +13.98% +5.56% -0.88%

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft App-V as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft App-V in England.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft App-V in England

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft App-V in England over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft App-V in England

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft App-V in England.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft App-V in England

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft App-V in England over the 6 months to 1 June 2020.

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 1 June 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 +94 46 £375 - 3
North of England +93 33 £308 -19.08% 1
South West +16 27 £430 +1.18% 2
North West +57 24 £306 -20.45%
Midlands +84 20 £438 +29.63% 3
South East +82 16 £375 -5.18%
East of England +67 14 £450 -5.26% 1
West Midlands +64 10 £438 +29.63% 2
East Midlands +47 10 £419 +28.85% 1
Yorkshire +68 9 £450 +20.00% 1
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 1 June 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.

1 132 (84.08%) Windows
2 102 (64.97%) SCCM
3 84 (53.50%) Windows 10
4 82 (52.23%) Citrix
5 81 (51.59%) Microsoft
6 78 (49.68%) PowerShell
7 77 (49.04%) Active Directory
8 75 (47.77%) Windows 7
9 54 (34.39%) Security Cleared
9 54 (34.39%) Application Packaging
10 46 (29.30%) MSI
11 42 (26.75%) ITIL
12 40 (25.48%) VMware
13 37 (23.57%) Windows Server 2016
14 35 (22.29%) XenApp
15 34 (21.66%) Windows Server 2012
15 34 (21.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 33 (21.02%) VMware ESXi
16 33 (21.02%) Windows Server 2008
16 33 (21.02%) SC Cleared
17 32 (20.38%) Office 365
18 30 (19.11%) Application Virtualisation
19 26 (16.56%) Windows Server
19 26 (16.56%) VMware Infrastructure
19 26 (16.56%) XenDesktop
20 23 (14.65%) ITIL V3
20 23 (14.65%) NetScaler
21 22 (14.01%) Citrix Certification
22 21 (13.38%) Virtual Desktop
23 20 (12.74%) Migration

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 9 (5.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.55%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (1.91%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.91%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 32 (20.38%) Office 365
2 17 (10.83%) Azure
3 9 (5.73%) OneDrive
4 6 (3.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.55%) AWS
5 4 (2.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 4 (2.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.65%) NetScaler
2 15 (9.55%) DHCP
3 9 (5.73%) DNS
4 7 (4.46%) Firewall
5 3 (1.91%) Skype
6 2 (1.27%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.64%) Internet
7 1 (0.64%) NAS
7 1 (0.64%) SAN
7 1 (0.64%) VPN
7 1 (0.64%) WAAS
7 1 (0.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.82%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.27%) MS Access
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 46 (29.30%) MSI
2 11 (7.01%) InstallShield
3 6 (3.82%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.64%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 18 (11.46%) Finance
2 9 (5.73%) Public Sector
3 6 (3.82%) Banking
4 4 (2.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 53 (33.76%) Applications Packager
2 31 (19.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (13.38%) Citrix Engineer
4 16 (10.19%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (9.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (8.28%) SC Cleared Application Packager
7 12 (7.64%) Consultant
8 9 (5.73%) Citrix Specialist
9 7 (4.46%) Applications Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) Analyst
10 6 (3.82%) Automation Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) Process Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) SCCM Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) Support Engineer
11 5 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (3.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (3.18%) Architect
11 5 (3.18%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.55%) DV Cleared Application Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.19%) Software Packaging
2 4 (2.55%) Middleware
3 2 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.64%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.46%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.37%) Clustering
2 10 (6.37%) User Experience
3 9 (5.73%) Fat Client
3 9 (5.73%) Thin Client
4 6 (3.82%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.55%) Cloud Native
5 4 (2.55%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.91%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.27%) CMDB
7 2 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.64%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.64%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.64%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.64%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 132 (84.08%) Windows
2 84 (53.50%) Windows 10
3 75 (47.77%) Windows 7
4 37 (23.57%) Windows Server 2016
5 34 (21.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (21.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (16.56%) Windows Server
8 8 (5.10%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.91%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.27%) AIX
11 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (34.39%) Application Packaging
2 42 (26.75%) ITIL
3 34 (21.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 30 (19.11%) Application Virtualisation
5 23 (14.65%) ITIL V3
6 20 (12.74%) Migration
7 16 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (8.92%) Compatibility Testing
8 14 (8.92%) Software Distribution
9 9 (5.73%) Data Protection
9 9 (5.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (5.10%) Infrastructure Management
10 8 (5.10%) Workload Management
11 7 (4.46%) Asset Management
11 7 (4.46%) Performance Monitoring
11 7 (4.46%) Service Management
12 6 (3.82%) Customer Engagement
12 6 (3.82%) Infrastructure Automation
12 6 (3.82%) Mentoring
12 6 (3.82%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 78 (49.68%) PowerShell
2 16 (10.19%) SQL
3 13 (8.28%) VBScript
4 9 (5.73%) VB
5 2 (1.27%) VBA
6 1 (0.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 54 (34.39%) Security Cleared
2 33 (21.02%) SC Cleared
3 22 (14.01%) Citrix Certification
4 19 (12.10%) DV Cleared
5 15 (9.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (8.28%) MCSE
7 12 (7.64%) CCA
8 3 (1.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.27%) A+ Certification
9 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.64%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (12.10%) QA
System Software
1 77 (49.04%) Active Directory
2 35 (22.29%) XenApp
3 33 (21.02%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (16.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (16.56%) XenDesktop
5 21 (13.38%) Virtual Desktop
6 17 (10.83%) Hyper-V
7 11 (7.01%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (5.73%) DFS Replication
9 7 (4.46%) Terminal Services
10 5 (3.18%) vSphere
11 2 (1.27%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 102 (64.97%) SCCM
2 15 (9.55%) AppDNA
2 15 (9.55%) WSUS
3 13 (8.28%) SCOM
4 10 (6.37%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (5.73%) Failover Clustering
5 9 (5.73%) XenMobile
6 8 (5.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 8 (5.10%) SCDPM
6 8 (5.10%) SCSM
6 8 (5.10%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.91%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.27%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.27%) ThinApp
9 1 (0.64%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.64%) Simpana
9 1 (0.64%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 82 (52.23%) Citrix
2 81 (51.59%) Microsoft
3 40 (25.48%) VMware
4 17 (10.83%) Ivanti
5 16 (10.19%) Dell
6 12 (7.64%) McAfee
7 10 (6.37%) Symantec
8 9 (5.73%) Altiris
8 9 (5.73%) ArcSight
9 6 (3.82%) UiPath
10 5 (3.18%) NetApp
10 5 (3.18%) Oracle
11 4 (2.55%) Cisco
11 4 (2.55%) Lotus
11 4 (2.55%) Wyse
12 3 (1.91%) Brocade
12 3 (1.91%) Dell KACE
12 3 (1.91%) HP
12 3 (1.91%) IBM
12 3 (1.91%) Novell