Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 490 470 543
Rank change year-on-year -20 +73 +20
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 295 413 346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.44% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 2.48% 2.86% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 279 210
England median daily rate £381 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.74% +10.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £271 £291 £256
90th Percentile £503 £543 £500
UK median daily rate £379 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -5.34% +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 10
England median hourly rate £16.62 £17.05 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.55% -2.57% -37.50%
10th Percentile £14.43 £13.50 £13.41
90th Percentile £24.84 £28.25 £24.90
UK median hourly rate £16.62 £15.85 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.83% -9.43% -37.50%

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 11,879 14,450 11,805
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.51% 15.37% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,934 9,507 7,715
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £170 £185 £161
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 587 794 648
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.79% +8.42%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year +6.25% -4.79% +6.70%

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 12 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in England over the 6 months to 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 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 -12 110 £400 -5.88% 9
South West +28 63 £425 - 4
South East +16 60 £375 -9.91% 11
North of England +18 24 £350 +4.40% 9
Midlands +16 17 £425 +14.86% 7
North West +14 17 £310 -8.82% 7
East of England +43 16 £375 +15.38%
West Midlands +25 13 £425 +129.73% 3
Yorkshire +21 6 £363 +4.69% 2
East Midlands +5 4 - - 4
North East +12 1 £400 +23.08%
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 240 (81.36%) Windows
2 221 (74.92%) SCCM
3 154 (52.20%) MSI
4 152 (51.53%) Microsoft
5 139 (47.12%) Windows 10
6 138 (46.78%) PowerShell
7 133 (45.08%) Windows 7
8 123 (41.69%) Application Packaging
9 121 (41.02%) Active Directory
10 113 (38.31%) Citrix
11 104 (35.25%) Security Cleared
12 83 (28.14%) ITIL
13 72 (24.41%) XenApp
14 71 (24.07%) VMware
15 70 (23.73%) InstallShield
16 64 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
17 57 (19.32%) Ivanti
18 55 (18.64%) Windows Server
19 54 (18.31%) Migration
20 53 (17.97%) SC Cleared
21 52 (17.63%) DV Cleared
22 48 (16.27%) Office 365
23 44 (14.92%) Windows Server 2008
24 43 (14.58%) Hyper-V
24 43 (14.58%) Application Virtualisation
25 41 (13.90%) User Acceptance Testing
26 40 (13.56%) XenDesktop
27 36 (12.20%) WSUS
28 35 (11.86%) Compatibility Testing
28 35 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification

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 8 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.37%) IBM Notes
2 7 (2.37%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.69%) IBM Domino
4 3 (1.02%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.34%) Confluence
5 1 (0.34%) IIS
5 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
Applications
1 26 (8.81%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.37%) Microsoft Project
2 7 (2.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 48 (16.27%) Office 365
2 31 (10.51%) Azure
3 15 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (4.75%) AWS
5 7 (2.37%) SaaS
6 6 (2.03%) GCP
7 5 (1.69%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.68%) IaaS
8 2 (0.68%) PaaS
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon EKS
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.34%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.34%) Route 53
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.47%) DHCP
2 14 (4.75%) NetScaler
3 12 (4.07%) SAN
4 11 (3.73%) DNS
5 8 (2.71%) TCP/IP
6 7 (2.37%) VoIP
7 6 (2.03%) Firewall
7 6 (2.03%) LAN
8 3 (1.02%) Skype
9 2 (0.68%) NAS
9 2 (0.68%) Network Security
9 2 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.34%) RTSP
10 1 (0.34%) WAAS
10 1 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.71%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (2.37%) Big Data
4 5 (1.69%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.34%) MS Access
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 154 (52.20%) MSI
2 70 (23.73%) InstallShield
3 31 (10.51%) AdminStudio
4 10 (3.39%) WinDbg
5 3 (1.02%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.02%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.02%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.68%) IDA Disassembler
7 1 (0.34%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.34%) JIRA
7 1 (0.34%) TestRail
7 1 (0.34%) Zephyr
General
1 25 (8.47%) Finance
2 16 (5.42%) Public Sector
3 7 (2.37%) Advertising
3 7 (2.37%) Local Government
4 6 (2.03%) Publishing
5 5 (1.69%) Retail
6 4 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.02%) Banking
8 2 (0.68%) Law
8 2 (0.68%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.68%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.34%) Back Office
9 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (43.39%) Applications Packager
2 22 (7.46%) SC Cleared Application Packager
3 19 (6.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 18 (6.10%) DV Cleared Application Packager
5 16 (5.42%) Analyst
6 15 (5.08%) Support Engineer
7 14 (4.75%) Architect
8 13 (4.41%) Administrator
8 13 (4.41%) Applications Specialist
9 12 (4.07%) MSI Packager
10 11 (3.73%) Applications Engineer
10 11 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 9 (3.05%) Consultant
11 9 (3.05%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (2.71%) Citrix Architect
12 8 (2.71%) Citrix Engineer
12 8 (2.71%) Desktop Engineer
12 8 (2.71%) Technical Architect
13 7 (2.37%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.10%) Software Packaging
2 6 (2.03%) Universal Windows Platform
3 5 (1.69%) React
4 3 (1.02%) .NET
4 3 (1.02%) ATL
5 2 (0.68%) Middleware
5 2 (0.68%) SAML
6 1 (0.34%) COM+
6 1 (0.34%) DCOM
6 1 (0.34%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.10%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.42%) User Experience
3 15 (5.08%) Clustering
4 12 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.73%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.71%) Fat Client
6 8 (2.71%) Thin Client
7 7 (2.37%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.69%) Cloud Native
9 5 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 5 (1.69%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.69%) Replication
10 3 (1.02%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.68%) BYOD
11 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
12 1 (0.34%) Reinsurance
12 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 240 (81.36%) Windows
2 139 (47.12%) Windows 10
3 133 (45.08%) Windows 7
4 55 (18.64%) Windows Server
5 44 (14.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (10.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (7.80%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.37%) Android
8 7 (2.37%) Linux
9 5 (1.69%) Mac OS
9 5 (1.69%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.02%) VMS
11 2 (0.68%) AIX
11 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.34%) Unix
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (41.69%) Application Packaging
2 83 (28.14%) ITIL
3 54 (18.31%) Migration
4 43 (14.58%) Application Virtualisation
5 41 (13.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 35 (11.86%) Compatibility Testing
7 34 (11.53%) Software Distribution
8 31 (10.51%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (9.49%) Service Management
10 26 (8.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 22 (7.46%) Service Delivery
12 20 (6.78%) Customer Engagement
12 20 (6.78%) Mentoring
13 18 (6.10%) Customer Requirements
14 16 (5.42%) ITIL V3
15 15 (5.08%) Asset Management
16 14 (4.75%) Data Protection
16 14 (4.75%) Disaster Recovery
16 14 (4.75%) Infrastructure Management
17 12 (4.07%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (46.78%) PowerShell
2 31 (10.51%) SQL
2 31 (10.51%) VBScript
3 26 (8.81%) VB
4 5 (1.69%) T-SQL
5 3 (1.02%) C
5 3 (1.02%) C#
5 3 (1.02%) C++
6 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.34%) Korn
6 1 (0.34%) PHP
6 1 (0.34%) Python
6 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 104 (35.25%) Security Cleared
2 53 (17.97%) SC Cleared
3 52 (17.63%) DV Cleared
4 35 (11.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (10.85%) MCSE
6 7 (2.37%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.36%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (1.36%) Degree
7 4 (1.36%) MCP
7 4 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.02%) MCTS
9 2 (0.68%) CCA
9 2 (0.68%) CCNA
9 2 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.34%) CCIE
10 1 (0.34%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.34%) VCAP
10 1 (0.34%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.83%) QA
2 17 (5.76%) SLA
3 2 (0.68%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.34%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) PMO
System Software
1 121 (41.02%) Active Directory
2 72 (24.41%) XenApp
3 64 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (14.58%) Hyper-V
5 40 (13.56%) XenDesktop
6 31 (10.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 30 (10.17%) vSphere
8 23 (7.80%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (6.10%) DFS Replication
9 18 (6.10%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (4.41%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (2.71%) BitLocker
12 6 (2.03%) Xen
13 4 (1.36%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.34%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.34%) Docker
15 1 (0.34%) Samba
15 1 (0.34%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 221 (74.92%) SCCM
2 36 (12.20%) WSUS
3 31 (10.51%) Microsoft Intune
4 21 (7.12%) SCOM
5 20 (6.78%) ThinApp
6 16 (5.42%) SCVMM
7 15 (5.08%) Microsoft Clustering
7 15 (5.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 15 (5.08%) NetBackup
8 14 (4.75%) Failover Clustering
8 14 (4.75%) SCDPM
8 14 (4.75%) SCSM
9 7 (2.37%) AppDNA
9 7 (2.37%) Perfmon
10 6 (2.03%) Jamf Pro
10 6 (2.03%) Kubernetes
11 5 (1.69%) Istio
11 5 (1.69%) Terraform
11 5 (1.69%) XenMobile
12 4 (1.36%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 152 (51.53%) Microsoft
2 113 (38.31%) Citrix
3 71 (24.07%) VMware
4 57 (19.32%) Ivanti
5 23 (7.80%) Novell
6 17 (5.76%) NetApp
7 13 (4.41%) Veritas
8 12 (4.07%) HP
8 12 (4.07%) McAfee
9 11 (3.73%) Cisco
9 11 (3.73%) Dell
10 10 (3.39%) Apple
10 10 (3.39%) Lotus
11 9 (3.05%) Symantec
12 8 (2.71%) ServiceNow
13 6 (2.03%) ArcSight
13 6 (2.03%) IBM
14 5 (1.69%) Google
15 4 (1.36%) EMC
15 4 (1.36%) Lumension