Period
to 27 October 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 27 October 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 648 437 493
Rank change year-on-year -211 +56 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 98 67 295
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.24% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 1.01% 1.68% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 42 175
10th Percentile £320 £257 £278
25th Percentile £411 £306 £328
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £413 £388
Median % change year-on-year +21.21% +6.45% -5.49%
75th Percentile £577 £494 £450
90th Percentile £588 £575 £502
UK median daily rate £490 £450 £388
% change year-on-year +8.89% +16.13% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £16.66
Median % change year-on-year - +155.14% +5.09%
UK median hourly rate - £42.50 £16.62
% change year-on-year - +155.79% +8.59%

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 9,708 3,983 11,987
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.23% 14.36% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,971 2,698 8,175
10th Percentile £200 £225 £170
25th Percentile £383 £363 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £481 £463
Median % change year-on-year +4.00% +3.95% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 155 546
10th Percentile £12.06 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.71 £13.23
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.23% +10.94% -
75th Percentile £26.00 £35.38 £23.33
90th Percentile £63.00 £50.60 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +3.13%

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 27 October 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 27 October 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
London -186 44 £521 +6.92% 10
South East -70 23 £564 +29.54% 1
North of England -69 9 £430 +95.45% 3
South West -45 8 £450 +4.35%
East of England -53 5 £500 +37.93% 2
North West -56 5 - - 2
West Midlands -69 4 £426 +3.33% 2
Midlands -87 4 £426 +3.33% 4
Yorkshire - 4 £430 - 1
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 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 75 (76.53%) Windows
2 64 (65.31%) Active Directory
3 61 (62.24%) Microsoft
4 56 (57.14%) Citrix
5 53 (54.08%) PowerShell
6 52 (53.06%) Azure
7 50 (51.02%) SCCM
8 49 (50.00%) Windows 10
9 43 (43.88%) Application Packaging
10 37 (37.76%) VMware
11 35 (35.71%) Social Skills
12 34 (34.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 33 (33.67%) XenApp
14 32 (32.65%) AWS
15 30 (30.61%) Ivanti
16 29 (29.59%) Microsoft 365
17 26 (26.53%) MSI
18 22 (22.45%) Azure Active Directory
19 21 (21.43%) Microsoft Intune
19 21 (21.43%) Migration
20 20 (20.41%) Degree
20 20 (20.41%) Windows Server
20 20 (20.41%) Application Virtualisation
20 20 (20.41%) Windows Server 2016
21 19 (19.39%) Virtual Desktop
22 18 (18.37%) Hyper-V
23 17 (17.35%) ITIL
24 16 (16.33%) XenDesktop
24 16 (16.33%) GDPR
25 15 (15.31%) C

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 4 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (4.08%) MS Exchange
1 4 (4.08%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.02%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 52 (53.06%) Azure
2 32 (32.65%) AWS
3 29 (29.59%) Microsoft 365
4 22 (22.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (9.18%) SaaS
6 7 (7.14%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (4.08%) GCP
8 1 (1.02%) Azure Sentinel
8 1 (1.02%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.27%) DHCP
2 10 (10.20%) Firewall
2 10 (10.20%) Unified Communications
3 8 (8.16%) DNS
4 7 (7.14%) NetScaler
4 7 (7.14%) SAN
5 4 (4.08%) IPv4
5 4 (4.08%) Network Security
6 3 (3.06%) iSCSI
6 3 (3.06%) NAS
6 3 (3.06%) Wireshark
7 2 (2.04%) Skype
7 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.04%) VoIP
8 1 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.02%) HTTP
8 1 (1.02%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.02%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 26 (26.53%) MSI
2 8 (8.16%) AdminStudio
2 8 (8.16%) InstallShield
3 3 (3.06%) Fiddler
General
1 35 (35.71%) Social Skills
2 14 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.18%) Digital Economy
4 8 (8.16%) Finance
5 4 (4.08%) Banking
5 4 (4.08%) Documentation Skills
6 3 (3.06%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.02%) Law
7 1 (1.02%) Legal
7 1 (1.02%) Publishing
7 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (16.33%) Architect
2 14 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
3 11 (11.22%) Cloud Architect
4 10 (10.20%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (10.20%) Infrastructure Architect
4 10 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (9.18%) Windows Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) Applications Packager
6 8 (8.16%) Citrix Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Azure Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Applications Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Applications Specialist
10 4 (4.08%) Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Lead Developer
10 4 (4.08%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Wintel Engineer
11 3 (3.06%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.20%) Middleware
2 9 (9.18%) OAuth
2 9 (9.18%) SAML
3 5 (5.10%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.02%) PostGIS
4 1 (1.02%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.12%) Cloud Native
2 6 (6.12%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.10%) User Experience
4 3 (3.06%) Clustering
4 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.06%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.04%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.04%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.04%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.02%) BYOD
6 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.02%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.02%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.02%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.02%) Legacy Applications
6 1 (1.02%) PKI
6 1 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.02%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 75 (76.53%) Windows
2 49 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 20 (20.41%) Windows Server
3 20 (20.41%) Windows Server 2016
4 12 (12.24%) Windows 7
4 12 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (3.06%) Linux
9 2 (2.04%) Android
9 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.04%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.04%) MVS
9 2 (2.04%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.02%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (43.88%) Application Packaging
2 21 (21.43%) Migration
3 20 (20.41%) Application Virtualisation
4 17 (17.35%) ITIL
5 14 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 11 (11.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 10 (10.20%) Network Design
7 10 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (9.18%) Patch Management
8 9 (9.18%) Technical Leadership
9 7 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
10 6 (6.12%) Change Management
10 6 (6.12%) Data Protection
10 6 (6.12%) DevOps
11 5 (5.10%) Change Control
11 5 (5.10%) Compatibility Testing
11 5 (5.10%) Configuration Management
11 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (5.10%) Software Distribution
11 5 (5.10%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 53 (54.08%) PowerShell
2 15 (15.31%) C
3 14 (14.29%) SQL
3 14 (14.29%) VBScript
4 12 (12.24%) VB
5 3 (3.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (20.41%) Degree
2 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.16%) MCSE
3 8 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.12%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.08%) CCA
5 4 (4.08%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (4.08%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.06%) MCP
6 3 (3.06%) MCTS
7 2 (2.04%) MCITP
7 2 (2.04%) MCSA
7 2 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.02%) CISSP
8 1 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.02%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.33%) GDPR
2 4 (4.08%) SLA
3 2 (2.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (65.31%) Active Directory
2 34 (34.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (33.67%) XenApp
4 19 (19.39%) Virtual Desktop
5 18 (18.37%) Hyper-V
6 16 (16.33%) XenDesktop
7 6 (6.12%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (5.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 5 (5.10%) vSphere
9 4 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (3.06%) DFS Replication
10 3 (3.06%) NFS
11 1 (1.02%) BitLocker
11 1 (1.02%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 50 (51.02%) SCCM
2 21 (21.43%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (12.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 10 (10.20%) Single Sign-On
5 9 (9.18%) Terraform
6 5 (5.10%) SCOM
7 4 (4.08%) NetBackup
8 3 (3.06%) Ansible
8 3 (3.06%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (3.06%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (3.06%) SCDPM
8 3 (3.06%) SCSM
8 3 (3.06%) SCVMM
8 3 (3.06%) WSUS
9 2 (2.04%) AppDNA
9 2 (2.04%) EdgeSight
10 1 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 61 (62.24%) Microsoft
2 56 (57.14%) Citrix
3 37 (37.76%) VMware
4 30 (30.61%) Ivanti
5 11 (11.22%) Oracle
6 5 (5.10%) Symantec
7 4 (4.08%) Dell
7 4 (4.08%) EMC
7 4 (4.08%) HP
7 4 (4.08%) McAfee
7 4 (4.08%) NetApp
7 4 (4.08%) Shavlik
8 3 (3.06%) Adobe
8 3 (3.06%) ArcSight
8 3 (3.06%) Kofax
8 3 (3.06%) LexisNexis
8 3 (3.06%) Qualys
8 3 (3.06%) Snow
9 2 (2.04%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.02%) Teradici