Period
to 5 May 2021

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 5 May 2021 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
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 510 437 524
Rank change year-on-year -73 +87 +19
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 90 185 339
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.39% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 1.39% 2.47% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 116 219
10th Percentile £240 £278 £275
25th Percentile £363 £319 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £385
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% +10.39% +2.67%
75th Percentile £570 £488 £438
90th Percentile £585 £541 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £385
% change year-on-year +5.88% +10.39% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 12
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £15.43
Median % change year-on-year - +6.93% -38.28%
UK median hourly rate £66.00 £17.36 £15.43
% change year-on-year +280.29% +12.48% -38.28%

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 6,482 7,500 13,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.60% 15.63% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,514 5,096 9,042
10th Percentile £225 £175 £193
25th Percentile £375 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £468 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.22% -1.53% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £660 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +8.33% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 236 376 558
10th Percentile £11.29 £11.21 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.07 £13.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.95 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +15.04% +2.73% +4.04%
75th Percentile £43.81 £21.00 £25.50
90th Percentile £60.00 £43.90 £47.69
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +15.94% +4.55% +4.04%

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 5 May 2021.

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
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 5 May 2021. 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
South East +56 26 £545 +36.25% 4
London -48 22 £475 +11.76% 6
South West +26 12 £413 -2.94% 1
North of England +22 10 £303 -3.97% 2
North West +11 10 £303 -1.22% 2
Midlands +1 10 £401 -5.59% 1
West Midlands +4 8 £403 -5.29% 1
East Midlands +4 2 £350 -16.42%
East of England +15 1 - -
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 5 May 2021, 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 72 (80.00%) Windows
2 62 (68.89%) Microsoft
3 47 (52.22%) Active Directory
4 42 (46.67%) Citrix
5 41 (45.56%) SCCM
6 40 (44.44%) VMware
7 39 (43.33%) Windows Server
8 38 (42.22%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (40.00%) PowerShell
10 33 (36.67%) Hyper-V
10 33 (36.67%) Windows 10
11 32 (35.56%) SQL
12 29 (32.22%) Azure
12 29 (32.22%) Social Skills
13 27 (30.00%) AWS
13 27 (30.00%) Application Packaging
14 26 (28.89%) XenApp
15 24 (26.67%) Network Design
16 23 (25.56%) Migration
17 22 (24.44%) Oracle
18 21 (23.33%) MSI
18 21 (23.33%) Azure Active Directory
18 21 (23.33%) Windows 7
19 20 (22.22%) Security Cleared
20 19 (21.11%) Data Centre
20 19 (21.11%) Virtual Desktop
21 18 (20.00%) DevOps
21 18 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
22 16 (17.78%) ITIL
23 15 (16.67%) Application Virtualisation

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 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 5 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.11%) IIS
5 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 29 (32.22%) Azure
2 27 (30.00%) AWS
3 21 (23.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (16.67%) SaaS
5 11 (12.22%) Microsoft 365
6 8 (8.89%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 8 (8.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (6.67%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (3.33%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.33%) NetScaler
2 10 (11.11%) DHCP
3 7 (7.78%) Firewall
4 4 (4.44%) VPN
5 3 (3.33%) WAAS
6 2 (2.22%) DNS
6 2 (2.22%) HTTP
6 2 (2.22%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.22%) Skype
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.11%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.11%) Internet
7 1 (1.11%) Intranet
7 1 (1.11%) NAS
7 1 (1.11%) Network Security
7 1 (1.11%) SAN
7 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.11%) VoIP
7 1 (1.11%) WAN
7 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.11%) GIS
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (23.33%) MSI
2 4 (4.44%) InstallShield
3 3 (3.33%) AdminStudio
4 2 (2.22%) JIRA
General
1 29 (32.22%) Social Skills
2 18 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (12.22%) Finance
4 5 (5.56%) Banking
5 2 (2.22%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (2.22%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.11%) International Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Legal
6 1 (1.11%) Local Government
6 1 (1.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (30.00%) Architect
1 27 (30.00%) Cloud Architect
2 23 (25.56%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 23 (25.56%) Infrastructure Architect
3 11 (12.22%) Applications Packager
4 8 (8.89%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (7.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Azure Architect
6 6 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
6 6 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.56%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (3.33%) Build Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.33%) DV Cleared Application Packager
8 3 (3.33%) Security Architect
8 3 (3.33%) Windows Build Engineer
9 2 (2.22%) SCCM Expert
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.33%) Middleware
2 4 (4.44%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.11%) Azure Blueprints
3 1 (1.11%) HTML
3 1 (1.11%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.11%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.22%) Cloud Native
3 9 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 8 (8.89%) Clustering
4 8 (8.89%) User Experience
5 5 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (4.44%) Fat Client
6 4 (4.44%) Thin Client
7 3 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.33%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (2.22%) BYOD
8 2 (2.22%) iPad
8 2 (2.22%) iPhone
8 2 (2.22%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.11%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (1.11%) EMC VNX
9 1 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (1.11%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.11%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 72 (80.00%) Windows
2 39 (43.33%) Windows Server
3 33 (36.67%) Windows 10
4 21 (23.33%) Windows 7
5 14 (15.56%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (14.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.44%) Android
7 4 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.22%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.11%) Linux
9 1 (1.11%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.11%) Unix
9 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.00%) Application Packaging
2 24 (26.67%) Network Design
3 23 (25.56%) Migration
4 18 (20.00%) DevOps
5 16 (17.78%) ITIL
6 15 (16.67%) Application Virtualisation
7 11 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (11.11%) Data Protection
8 10 (11.11%) Infrastructure as Code
8 10 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (8.89%) Scrum
9 8 (8.89%) Virtual Environments
10 7 (7.78%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (6.67%) Storage Virtualisation
12 5 (5.56%) Patch Management
12 5 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (4.44%) Incident Management
13 4 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
13 4 (4.44%) Software Distribution
14 3 (3.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 36 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 32 (35.56%) SQL
3 13 (14.44%) VBScript
4 6 (6.67%) VB
5 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.11%) C++
5 1 (1.11%) PHP
5 1 (1.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.44%) DV Cleared
3 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.22%) CCA
5 2 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.22%) MCSE
6 1 (1.11%) CCNA
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.11%) MCSA
6 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.11%) GDPR
2 1 (1.11%) PMO
2 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 47 (52.22%) Active Directory
2 38 (42.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (36.67%) Hyper-V
4 26 (28.89%) XenApp
5 19 (21.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 14 (15.56%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (13.33%) XenDesktop
8 11 (12.22%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (8.89%) DFS Replication
10 5 (5.56%) vSphere
11 1 (1.11%) BitLocker
11 1 (1.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (1.11%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (45.56%) SCCM
2 15 (16.67%) WSUS
3 10 (11.11%) SCOM
3 10 (11.11%) Terraform
4 8 (8.89%) Failover Clustering
4 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (8.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 8 (8.89%) SCDPM
4 8 (8.89%) SCSM
4 8 (8.89%) SCVMM
5 4 (4.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.11%) Ansible
7 1 (1.11%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (1.11%) Nagios
7 1 (1.11%) Nessus
7 1 (1.11%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.11%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.11%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 62 (68.89%) Microsoft
2 42 (46.67%) Citrix
3 40 (44.44%) VMware
4 22 (24.44%) Oracle
5 15 (16.67%) Ivanti
6 10 (11.11%) Dell
7 8 (8.89%) ArcSight
8 6 (6.67%) Altiris
9 5 (5.56%) Apple
10 4 (4.44%) Cisco
11 3 (3.33%) Wyse
12 2 (2.22%) CA
12 2 (2.22%) CommVault
12 2 (2.22%) EMC
12 2 (2.22%) F5
12 2 (2.22%) ServiceNow
13 1 (1.11%) Aruba
13 1 (1.11%) Infoblox
13 1 (1.11%) Isilon
13 1 (1.11%) Veeam