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 3 months to 23 June 2017 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 467 419 393
Rank change year-on-year -48 -26  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 121 206 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.28% 0.42% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 2.49% 3.38% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 128 157
Median daily rate £350 £280 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -17.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £222 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £450 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £280 £335
% change year-on-year +20.53% -16.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 17 5
Median hourly rate £14.22 £28.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.12% +72.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £29.00 £13.71
% change year-on-year -50.98% +111.52%  

Microsoft App-V is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4863 6089 5550
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.31% 12.32% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3133 3875 3184
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 430 595
Median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.20 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Microsoft App-V as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 34 £363 -9.37% 5
West Midlands +36 24 £313 -17.05% 3
East of England +3 21 £480 +12.94% 2
South East +10 18 £350 +1.44% 5
North West +24 12 £344 +1.85%
Yorkshire +28 5 £350 -
North East -18 4 £208 -21.69%
South West +2 1 - - 1
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 202 (80.80%) Windows
2 154 (61.60%) SCCM
3 148 (59.20%) Citrix
4 142 (56.80%) Microsoft
5 119 (47.60%) Active Directory
6 101 (40.40%) Windows 7
7 98 (39.20%) Windows 10
8 89 (35.60%) XenApp
9 84 (33.60%) Security Cleared
10 82 (32.80%) VMware
11 69 (27.60%) MSI
12 67 (26.80%) VMware Infrastructure
12 67 (26.80%) Office 365
13 64 (25.60%) Windows Server 2008
14 61 (24.40%) XenDesktop
15 59 (23.60%) SC Cleared
16 57 (22.80%) AppSense
17 55 (22.00%) Migration
17 55 (22.00%) Windows Server
18 44 (17.60%) Windows Server 2012
19 43 (17.20%) ITIL
19 43 (17.20%) PowerShell
20 41 (16.40%) Microsoft Office
21 36 (14.40%) Skype for Business
22 35 (14.00%) DNS
23 34 (13.60%) Thin Client
23 34 (13.60%) Fat Client
23 34 (13.60%) Application Packaging
24 30 (12.00%) Remote Desktop
25 29 (11.60%) Cisco

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 36 (14.40%) Skype for Business
2 21 (8.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 19 (7.60%) MS Exchange
4 18 (7.20%) SharePoint
5 15 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (3.60%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (2.00%) IIS
8 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.20%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 41 (16.40%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.80%) Eikon
2 2 (0.80%) Primavera
2 2 (0.80%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 67 (26.80%) Office 365
2 10 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.20%) OneDrive
4 4 (1.60%) IaaS
4 4 (1.60%) PaaS
5 3 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.40%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (14.00%) DNS
2 30 (12.00%) Remote Desktop
3 28 (11.20%) Skype
4 26 (10.40%) NetScaler
5 22 (8.80%) DHCP
6 10 (4.00%) BIG-IP
6 10 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 8 (3.20%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.20%) Unified Communications
8 7 (2.80%) SAN
9 6 (2.40%) Firewall
9 6 (2.40%) LAN
10 5 (2.00%) VPN
11 4 (1.60%) WAN
12 3 (1.20%) 3G
12 3 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (1.20%) Wireshark
13 2 (0.80%) SMTP
13 2 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.80%) MySQL
2 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 69 (27.60%) MSI
2 9 (3.60%) InstallShield
3 8 (3.20%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.40%) JIRA
4 1 (0.40%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 26 (10.40%) Finance
2 8 (3.20%) Banking
3 3 (1.20%) Electronics
3 3 (1.20%) Law
3 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.20%) Marketing
3 3 (1.20%) Retail
3 3 (1.20%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.80%) Back Office
4 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.80%) Local Government
5 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.40%) Legal
5 1 (0.40%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (21.20%) Architect
2 39 (15.60%) Applications Packager
3 29 (11.60%) Desktop Support
4 24 (9.60%) Consultant
5 22 (8.80%) Analyst
6 18 (7.20%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (7.20%) Citrix Engineer
6 18 (7.20%) Technical Architect
7 15 (6.00%) Support Engineer
8 10 (4.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 10 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (4.00%) Applications Engineer
8 10 (4.00%) Enterprise Architect
8 10 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
8 10 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (3.60%) Citrix Analyst
10 8 (3.20%) Administrator
10 8 (3.20%) Citrix Architect
11 7 (2.80%) Citrix Consultant
11 7 (2.80%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.40%) Software Packaging
2 3 (1.20%) Java SE
3 1 (0.40%) COM
3 1 (0.40%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 34 (13.60%) Fat Client
1 34 (13.60%) Thin Client
2 22 (8.80%) Blackberry
3 15 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.00%) Client/Server
3 15 (6.00%) Data Centre
4 7 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (2.40%) CESG
6 5 (2.00%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.00%) User Experience
7 4 (1.60%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.60%) PKI
8 3 (1.20%) BYOD
8 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.80%) Digital Signage
9 2 (0.80%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.40%) Clustering
10 1 (0.40%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.40%) iPad
10 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 202 (80.80%) Windows
2 101 (40.40%) Windows 7
3 98 (39.20%) Windows 10
4 64 (25.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (22.00%) Windows Server
6 44 (17.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (6.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (5.60%) Windows 8
9 13 (5.20%) Linux
10 10 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (3.60%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.60%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (22.00%) Migration
2 43 (17.20%) ITIL
3 34 (13.60%) Application Packaging
4 23 (9.20%) Incident Management
5 19 (7.60%) Application Virtualisation
6 17 (6.80%) Knowledge Management
7 16 (6.40%) Change Management
8 12 (4.80%) Customer Requirements
9 11 (4.40%) Protective Monitoring
10 10 (4.00%) Application Discovery
10 10 (4.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 10 (4.00%) DevOps
10 10 (4.00%) Personalization
11 9 (3.60%) Project Management
11 9 (3.60%) Service Delivery
11 9 (3.60%) Software Deployment
12 8 (3.20%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (3.20%) High Availability
12 8 (3.20%) Validation
13 7 (2.80%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (17.20%) PowerShell
2 25 (10.00%) VBScript
3 18 (7.20%) SQL
4 9 (3.60%) VB
5 5 (2.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.40%) C
6 1 (0.40%) Java
Qualifications
1 84 (33.60%) Security Cleared
2 59 (23.60%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.40%) DV Cleared
4 19 (7.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (5.60%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (4.80%) MCSE
7 7 (2.80%) CCA
7 7 (2.80%) Degree
8 6 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.20%) HNC
9 3 (1.20%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.20%) MCITP
9 3 (1.20%) MCSA
9 3 (1.20%) MCTS
10 2 (0.80%) CCEA
10 2 (0.80%) VCAP
11 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 1 (0.40%) VCP4
11 1 (0.40%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.40%) GPG13
2 5 (2.00%) SLA
3 2 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.80%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) JSP 440
System Software
1 119 (47.60%) Active Directory
2 89 (35.60%) XenApp
3 67 (26.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (24.40%) XenDesktop
5 21 (8.40%) Virtual Desktop
5 21 (8.40%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (8.00%) Hyper-V
7 13 (5.20%) XenServer
8 12 (4.80%) BitLocker
9 7 (2.80%) DFS Replication
9 7 (2.80%) vSphere
10 6 (2.40%) Terminal Services
11 5 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (2.00%) Terminal Server
11 5 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.80%) Firmware
13 2 (0.80%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 154 (61.60%) SCCM
2 17 (6.80%) AppDNA
3 14 (5.60%) WSUS
4 12 (4.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 11 (4.40%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (2.40%) EdgeSight
6 6 (2.40%) Microsoft Intune
6 6 (2.40%) ThinApp
6 6 (2.40%) XenMobile
7 5 (2.00%) SafeCom
8 4 (1.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (1.20%) BladeLogic
9 3 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.80%) ZENworks
11 1 (0.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.40%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.40%) SCSM
Vendors
1 148 (59.20%) Citrix
2 142 (56.80%) Microsoft
3 82 (32.80%) VMware
4 57 (22.80%) AppSense
5 29 (11.60%) Cisco
6 20 (8.00%) Symantec
7 17 (6.80%) Altiris
7 17 (6.80%) Wyse
8 12 (4.80%) Dell
9 10 (4.00%) F5
9 10 (4.00%) HP
9 10 (4.00%) Palo Alto
9 10 (4.00%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.80%) LANDesk
10 7 (2.80%) NetApp
11 5 (2.00%) Bloomberg
11 5 (2.00%) ThinPrint
12 4 (1.60%) IBM
12 4 (1.60%) McAfee
12 4 (1.60%) Xerox
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