Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 489 527 545
Rank change year-on-year +38 +18 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 407 351 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.42% 0.37% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 2.73% 2.88% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 226 233
England median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -13.33%
10th Percentile £281 £258 £208
90th Percentile £525 £519 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +6.67% +11.11% -8.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 15
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.13% -30.36% +33.33%
10th Percentile £13.76 £13.51 £25.95
90th Percentile £28.25 £60.00 £29.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% -30.36% +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 14,932 12,175 11,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.50% 12.80% 12.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,862 7,987 7,490
England median daily rate £465 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.14% +4.24% +10.00%
10th Percentile £184 £161 £175
90th Percentile £638 £615 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 788 638 784
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.25 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

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 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +26 159 £425 +13.33% 14
South East -6 83 £413 +6.45% 9
South West +12 53 £425 -19.05% 9
North of England -22 52 £335 +9.92% 9
North West -6 38 £335 -10.60% 5
Midlands -21 38 £370 +17.93% 2
West Midlands -31 28 £185 -41.27% 2
East of England -21 11 £293 -35.00% 4
East Midlands +14 10 £400 +49.53%
Yorkshire -14 10 £346 +21.49% 4
North East -17 4 £325 +14.04%
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 361 (88.70%) Windows
2 303 (74.45%) SCCM
3 234 (57.49%) Microsoft
4 233 (57.25%) Windows 10
5 200 (49.14%) PowerShell
6 184 (45.21%) Citrix
7 169 (41.52%) Active Directory
7 169 (41.52%) Windows 7
8 154 (37.84%) XenApp
9 148 (36.36%) VMware
10 144 (35.38%) Application Packaging
11 135 (33.17%) MSI
12 119 (29.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 111 (27.27%) XenDesktop
14 110 (27.03%) Windows Server
15 97 (23.83%) ITIL
16 89 (21.87%) Ivanti
17 85 (20.88%) Migration
17 85 (20.88%) Hyper-V
18 82 (20.15%) VBScript
19 79 (19.41%) Windows Server 2008
20 77 (18.92%) Office 365
21 65 (15.97%) Application Virtualisation
22 64 (15.72%) Security Cleared
23 62 (15.23%) Microsoft Azure
24 59 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
25 53 (13.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 52 (12.78%) User Acceptance Testing
26 52 (12.78%) SQL
27 49 (12.04%) Finance

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 21 (5.16%) Skype for Business
2 17 (4.18%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.95%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (1.47%) IIS
6 4 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.25%) JBoss
8 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.25%) WildFly
Applications
1 42 (10.32%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.46%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.49%) NUKE
4 2 (0.49%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 77 (18.92%) Office 365
2 62 (15.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (4.91%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (4.67%) SaaS
5 16 (3.93%) IaaS
6 15 (3.69%) PaaS
7 8 (1.97%) Yammer
8 6 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (1.23%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (12.04%) NetScaler
2 36 (8.85%) DNS
3 34 (8.35%) DHCP
4 25 (6.14%) SAN
5 22 (5.41%) Skype
6 20 (4.91%) Firewall
7 18 (4.42%) Internet
8 10 (2.46%) TCP/IP
8 10 (2.46%) VLAN
8 10 (2.46%) VPN
9 8 (1.97%) Fibre Channel
9 8 (1.97%) iSCSI
9 8 (1.97%) Remote Desktop
9 8 (1.97%) Wireless
10 6 (1.47%) MPLS
11 3 (0.74%) LAN
11 3 (0.74%) WebEx
12 2 (0.49%) NAS
12 2 (0.49%) WAAS
12 2 (0.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.74%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.49%) MySQL
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.49%) Power BI
3 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 135 (33.17%) MSI
2 47 (11.55%) AdminStudio
3 30 (7.37%) InstallShield
4 13 (3.19%) WinDbg
5 10 (2.46%) Wise Package Studio
6 5 (1.23%) IDA Disassembler
6 5 (1.23%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.98%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.74%) WiX
9 2 (0.49%) Android Studio
9 2 (0.49%) AutoIt
10 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
General
1 49 (12.04%) Finance
2 10 (2.46%) Publishing
3 8 (1.97%) Banking
3 8 (1.97%) Billing
4 7 (1.72%) Local Government
5 3 (0.74%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.49%) Advertising
6 2 (0.49%) French Language
6 2 (0.49%) Law
7 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.25%) Military
7 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 126 (30.96%) Applications Packager
2 49 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 36 (8.85%) Architect
3 36 (8.85%) Consultant
4 33 (8.11%) Citrix Engineer
5 28 (6.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 26 (6.39%) Desktop Engineer
6 26 (6.39%) Windows Engineer
7 25 (6.14%) Support Engineer
8 22 (5.41%) Analyst
9 19 (4.67%) Applications Engineer
10 18 (4.42%) Desktop Support
11 13 (3.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 13 (3.19%) DV Cleared Application Packager
12 12 (2.95%) Citrix Consultant
13 11 (2.70%) Citrix Specialist
13 11 (2.70%) Deployment Consultant
13 11 (2.70%) Windows Specialist
14 10 (2.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 10 (2.46%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.35%) Middleware
2 13 (3.19%) Software Packaging
3 11 (2.70%) OCX
4 6 (1.47%) ATL
5 4 (0.98%) .NET
6 2 (0.49%) COM+
6 2 (0.49%) HTML
6 2 (0.49%) JSON
6 2 (0.49%) Web Services
6 2 (0.49%) XML
6 2 (0.49%) XMPP
7 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.25%) DCOM
7 1 (0.25%) LDAP
7 1 (0.25%) Swagger
7 1 (0.25%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 59 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (11.06%) Fat Client
2 45 (11.06%) Thin Client
3 21 (5.16%) Blackberry
4 18 (4.42%) Data Centre
5 15 (3.69%) Clustering
6 10 (2.46%) PKI
7 5 (1.23%) Cloud Native
7 5 (1.23%) CMDB
7 5 (1.23%) User Experience
8 4 (0.98%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.74%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.49%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.49%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.25%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.25%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.25%) NHS
11 1 (0.25%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.25%) Replication
11 1 (0.25%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 361 (88.70%) Windows
2 233 (57.25%) Windows 10
3 169 (41.52%) Windows 7
4 110 (27.03%) Windows Server
5 79 (19.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 37 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (7.62%) Windows XP
8 30 (7.37%) Windows 8
9 18 (4.42%) Linux
10 15 (3.69%) Unix
11 14 (3.44%) AIX
11 14 (3.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.74%) Android
13 2 (0.49%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.25%) VMS
14 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (35.38%) Application Packaging
2 97 (23.83%) ITIL
3 85 (20.88%) Migration
4 65 (15.97%) Application Virtualisation
5 53 (13.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 52 (12.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 36 (8.85%) Service Management
8 34 (8.35%) Network Design
9 27 (6.63%) Compatibility Testing
9 27 (6.63%) Software Distribution
10 25 (6.14%) Service Delivery
11 23 (5.65%) ITIL V3
12 21 (5.16%) Personalization
13 20 (4.91%) Mentoring
13 20 (4.91%) Virtual Environments
14 19 (4.67%) Customer Engagement
15 18 (4.42%) Desktop Virtualisation
15 18 (4.42%) Disk Encryption
16 16 (3.93%) Asset Management
17 15 (3.69%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 200 (49.14%) PowerShell
2 82 (20.15%) VBScript
3 52 (12.78%) SQL
4 31 (7.62%) VB
5 9 (2.21%) VBA
6 7 (1.72%) C#
7 6 (1.47%) C
7 6 (1.47%) C++
8 3 (0.74%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.49%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.49%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.49%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 64 (15.72%) Security Cleared
2 36 (8.85%) SC Cleared
3 28 (6.88%) DV Cleared
4 21 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (4.42%) MCSE
6 13 (3.19%) Citrix Certification
7 9 (2.21%) Degree
8 8 (1.97%) CCA
9 6 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (1.47%) MCP
10 5 (1.23%) MCDST
11 2 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.49%) MCSA
12 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.25%) HNC
12 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.91%) QA
2 15 (3.69%) SLA
System Software
1 169 (41.52%) Active Directory
2 154 (37.84%) XenApp
3 119 (29.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 111 (27.27%) XenDesktop
5 85 (20.88%) Hyper-V
6 34 (8.35%) Virtual Desktop
7 33 (8.11%) BitLocker
8 32 (7.86%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (3.93%) DFS Replication
10 15 (3.69%) VMware Workstation
11 14 (3.44%) Oracle RAC
12 13 (3.19%) XenServer
13 12 (2.95%) vSphere
14 9 (2.21%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.49%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.49%) Xen
16 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
16 1 (0.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 303 (74.45%) SCCM
2 30 (7.37%) WSUS
3 29 (7.13%) Microsoft Intune
4 17 (4.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 14 (3.44%) Data Guard
5 14 (3.44%) SCOM
6 9 (2.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 9 (2.21%) SafeCom
7 7 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (1.72%) Perfmon
8 6 (1.47%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (1.47%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.23%) ThinApp
10 3 (0.74%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.74%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.74%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.74%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 234 (57.49%) Microsoft
2 184 (45.21%) Citrix
3 148 (36.36%) VMware
4 89 (21.87%) Ivanti
5 47 (11.55%) Wyse
6 37 (9.09%) Oracle
7 24 (5.90%) HP
8 20 (4.91%) Dell
8 20 (4.91%) IBM
9 18 (4.42%) McAfee
10 17 (4.18%) Symantec
11 16 (3.93%) Altiris
12 15 (3.69%) 3PAR
12 15 (3.69%) Red Hat
13 14 (3.44%) Cisco
14 10 (2.46%) Adobe
15 9 (2.21%) Veritas
16 8 (1.97%) CA
16 8 (1.97%) Xerox
17 7 (1.72%) NetApp