Period
to 19 February 2018

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 19 February 2018 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 537 543 550
Rank change year-on-year +6 +7 -32
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 302 280 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 2.53% 2.64% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 226 212
England median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £264 £215 £250
90th Percentile £525 £581 £550
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 30
England median hourly rate £20.00 £26.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.53% +32.50% -33.33%
10th Percentile £15.53 £26.25 £13.54
90th Percentile £60.00 £26.75 £55.55
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £21.18 £20.00
% change year-on-year -5.57% +5.90% -33.33%

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 11,914 10,619 10,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.89% 12.12% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,840 6,671 5,947
England median daily rate £450 £418 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +7.74% +7.64%
10th Percentile £163 £165 £158
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK median daily rate £450 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 749 1,060
England median hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.53% +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.10 £43.75 £40.25
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -2.57%

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018.

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 19 February 2018. 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 +2 138 £350 -3.45% 25
South East -12 52 £380 +11.76% 4
Midlands +20 42 £378 +3.42% 3
West Midlands +26 35 £390 -1.27% 2
North of England +5 31 £375 +25.00% 2
East of England -3 25 £450 +56.52% 1
North West +23 19 £375 -42.31% 1
South West -11 12 £550 +69.23% 1
East Midlands +3 7 £268 -9.32% 1
North East +3 7 £273 -0.91%
Yorkshire +1 5 £220 -26.67% 1
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, 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.

1 239 (79.14%) Windows
2 219 (72.52%) SCCM
3 151 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 151 (50.00%) Citrix
4 148 (49.01%) Windows 10
5 145 (48.01%) Active Directory
6 140 (46.36%) PowerShell
7 129 (42.72%) VMware
8 102 (33.77%) Windows 7
9 90 (29.80%) XenApp
10 82 (27.15%) MSI
11 80 (26.49%) XenDesktop
12 77 (25.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 75 (24.83%) Application Packaging
13 75 (24.83%) Ivanti
14 68 (22.52%) Office 365
15 66 (21.85%) Finance
16 61 (20.20%) VBScript
17 51 (16.89%) MS Exchange
17 51 (16.89%) DHCP
18 50 (16.56%) Migration
19 49 (16.23%) DNS
20 45 (14.90%) Windows Server 2008
21 39 (12.91%) Skype for Business
22 38 (12.58%) Security Cleared
22 38 (12.58%) Windows Server
23 37 (12.25%) HP
24 36 (11.92%) Windows Server 2012
25 33 (10.93%) Cisco
25 33 (10.93%) Change Management

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 51 (16.89%) MS Exchange
2 39 (12.91%) Skype for Business
3 16 (5.30%) SharePoint
4 10 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.99%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.99%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.66%) IIS
10 1 (0.33%) Confluence
10 1 (0.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 32 (10.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.33%) NUKE
3 1 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 16 (5.30%) RMDS
2 1 (0.33%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 68 (22.52%) Office 365
2 23 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.63%) OneDrive
4 10 (3.31%) PaaS
5 9 (2.98%) IaaS
6 8 (2.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (1.32%) SaaS
8 1 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 51 (16.89%) DHCP
2 49 (16.23%) DNS
3 31 (10.26%) Skype
4 30 (9.93%) NetScaler
5 20 (6.62%) SSL
6 12 (3.97%) Kerberos
6 12 (3.97%) SAN
7 11 (3.64%) VPN
8 10 (3.31%) Unified Communications
9 9 (2.98%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (2.65%) Firewall
10 8 (2.65%) TCP/IP
11 7 (2.32%) LAN
11 7 (2.32%) WAN
12 6 (1.99%) Wireshark
13 5 (1.66%) Internet
13 5 (1.66%) MPLS
13 5 (1.66%) NAS
14 4 (1.32%) SMTP
15 3 (0.99%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (1.99%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.33%) DB2
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 82 (27.15%) MSI
2 15 (4.97%) AdminStudio
3 7 (2.32%) WinDbg
4 5 (1.66%) InstallShield
4 5 (1.66%) Visual Studio
5 4 (1.32%) WiX
6 1 (0.33%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.33%) JIRA
General
1 66 (21.85%) Finance
2 22 (7.28%) Banking
3 7 (2.32%) Publishing
4 6 (1.99%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.66%) Back Office
5 5 (1.66%) Law
6 3 (0.99%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.66%) Local Government
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
8 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Retail
8 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (21.19%) Applications Packager
2 37 (12.25%) Consultant
3 36 (11.92%) Desktop Support
4 31 (10.26%) Architect
5 28 (9.27%) Analyst
6 27 (8.94%) Applications Engineer
7 23 (7.62%) Citrix Engineer
8 22 (7.28%) Desktop Engineer
9 21 (6.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 18 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 18 (5.96%) Support Engineer
11 16 (5.30%) SCCM Consultant
12 15 (4.97%) Windows Engineer
13 13 (4.30%) SCCM Engineer
13 13 (4.30%) Service Analyst
14 12 (3.97%) Senior Analyst
15 10 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support
15 10 (3.31%) Service Management Analyst
16 9 (2.98%) Applications Support
16 9 (2.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.30%) WSH
2 12 (3.97%) LDAP
3 9 (2.98%) .NET
4 7 (2.32%) .NET Framework
5 6 (1.99%) REST
6 5 (1.66%) XML
7 4 (1.32%) Web Services
8 2 (0.66%) Angular 2
8 2 (0.66%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (0.66%) CSS
8 2 (0.66%) Dapper ORM
8 2 (0.66%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.66%) HTML
8 2 (0.66%) MFC
8 2 (0.66%) NHibernate
8 2 (0.66%) OCX
8 2 (0.66%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.66%) WCF
8 2 (0.66%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.96%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.30%) CESG
3 14 (4.64%) User Experience
4 11 (3.64%) Blackberry
4 11 (3.64%) Fat Client
4 11 (3.64%) Management Information System
4 11 (3.64%) Thin Client
5 5 (1.66%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.32%) BYOD
6 4 (1.32%) Wiki
7 3 (0.99%) PKI
7 3 (0.99%) Replication
8 2 (0.66%) Clustering
8 2 (0.66%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.66%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.33%) FMCG
9 1 (0.33%) PMI
9 1 (0.33%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 239 (79.14%) Windows
2 148 (49.01%) Windows 10
3 102 (33.77%) Windows 7
4 45 (14.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (12.58%) Windows Server
6 36 (11.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.31%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.66%) Windows Vista
10 4 (1.32%) Linux
11 3 (0.99%) Unix
12 1 (0.33%) Android
12 1 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.33%) Solaris
12 1 (0.33%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (24.83%) Application Packaging
2 50 (16.56%) Migration
3 33 (10.93%) Change Management
4 32 (10.60%) ITIL
5 25 (8.28%) Disk Encryption
6 24 (7.95%) Service Management
6 24 (7.95%) Validation
7 22 (7.28%) Project Management
8 20 (6.62%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 19 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (5.96%) Customer Requirements
10 18 (5.96%) Problem Management
11 17 (5.63%) Change Control
11 17 (5.63%) Release Management
11 17 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
12 16 (5.30%) Application Virtualisation
13 15 (4.97%) Application Discovery
14 13 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (3.97%) Root Cause Analysis
16 11 (3.64%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 140 (46.36%) PowerShell
2 61 (20.20%) VBScript
3 15 (4.97%) VB
4 12 (3.97%) SQL
5 7 (2.32%) C#
6 5 (1.66%) Python
7 2 (0.66%) Java
7 2 (0.66%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.33%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 38 (12.58%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.29%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.64%) CCIE
3 14 (4.64%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (4.30%) Citrix Certification
5 11 (3.64%) DV Cleared
6 10 (3.31%) Degree
7 8 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.32%) MCSE
9 6 (1.99%) CCEA
10 5 (1.66%) CCDP
10 5 (1.66%) CCNP
10 5 (1.66%) Chartered Engineer
10 5 (1.66%) CISM
10 5 (1.66%) CISSP
10 5 (1.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 5 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.32%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.95%) QA
2 4 (1.32%) SLA
3 3 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 145 (48.01%) Active Directory
2 90 (29.80%) XenApp
3 80 (26.49%) XenDesktop
4 77 (25.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (9.93%) BitLocker
6 27 (8.94%) Hyper-V
7 22 (7.28%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (6.29%) vSphere
9 18 (5.96%) XenServer
10 15 (4.97%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (1.66%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.32%) Terminal Server
12 4 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.99%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.66%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.66%) Xen
15 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 219 (72.52%) SCCM
2 22 (7.28%) Norton AntiVirus
3 21 (6.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (6.95%) SCOM
4 18 (5.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 13 (4.30%) WMI
6 12 (3.97%) WSUS
7 8 (2.65%) AppDNA
8 6 (1.99%) EdgeSight
9 5 (1.66%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.32%) AirWatch
10 4 (1.32%) SafeCom
10 4 (1.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.99%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.99%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.99%) vCenter Server
12 2 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (0.66%) XenMobile
13 1 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
13 1 (0.33%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 151 (50.00%) Citrix
1 151 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 129 (42.72%) VMware
3 75 (24.83%) Ivanti
4 37 (12.25%) HP
5 33 (10.93%) Cisco
6 26 (8.61%) Dell
7 22 (7.28%) Altiris
7 22 (7.28%) Symantec
8 21 (6.95%) Bloomberg
9 20 (6.62%) Reuters
10 14 (4.64%) McAfee
11 8 (2.65%) IBM
11 8 (2.65%) Wyse
12 7 (2.32%) SAP
13 5 (1.66%) MobileIron
13 5 (1.66%) NetApp
13 5 (1.66%) Remedy
14 4 (1.32%) Qualys
15 3 (0.99%) Blue Prism