Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 528 546 499
Rank change year-on-year +18 -47 -42
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 349 335 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.34% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 2.88% 2.77% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 238 256
England median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £256 £206 £258
90th Percentile £494 £488 £525
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £369
% change year-on-year +15.38% -11.86% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 21 13
England median hourly rate £19.50 £28.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.36% +64.71% -33.33%
10th Percentile £13.51 £26.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £29.38 £55.55
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £28.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -30.36% +64.71% -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 12120 12087 10622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.77% 12.34% 10.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7940 7649 6146
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £161 £175 £160
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £368
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 663 810 1158
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.21
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.41 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 22 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in England over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -5 125 £375 - 14
South East +27 71 £380 -1.94% 12
Midlands +60 54 £313 -11.35% 4
West Midlands +64 49 £314 -20.57% 4
North of England -5 49 £300 +15.38% 1
East of England -3 32 £450 +16.13% 2
North West +24 26 £331 -1.85%
North East -12 16 £280 +7.69%
South West +7 14 £525 +64.06% 2
Yorkshire +20 7 £285 -5.00% 1
East Midlands -4 5 £268 -2.73%
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 293 (83.95%) Windows
2 267 (76.50%) SCCM
3 197 (56.45%) Microsoft
4 180 (51.58%) Citrix
5 166 (47.56%) Windows 10
6 165 (47.28%) Active Directory
7 146 (41.83%) VMware
8 140 (40.11%) PowerShell
9 134 (38.40%) Windows 7
10 111 (31.81%) XenApp
11 110 (31.52%) Office 365
12 96 (27.51%) VMware Infrastructure
13 88 (25.21%) XenDesktop
14 85 (24.36%) Application Packaging
15 84 (24.07%) MSI
16 78 (22.35%) Migration
17 74 (21.20%) AppSense
18 69 (19.77%) DNS
18 69 (19.77%) Security Cleared
19 66 (18.91%) DHCP
20 63 (18.05%) VBScript
21 62 (17.77%) MS Exchange
21 62 (17.77%) Skype for Business
22 57 (16.33%) Finance
23 53 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
24 49 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
25 47 (13.47%) SC Cleared
26 43 (12.32%) NetScaler
26 43 (12.32%) Windows Server
27 42 (12.03%) Skype

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 62 (17.77%) MS Exchange
1 62 (17.77%) Skype for Business
2 30 (8.60%) SharePoint
3 24 (6.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 20 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.57%) IIS
8 1 (0.29%) Confluence
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.29%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 53 (15.19%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.87%) Eikon
2 4 (1.15%) RMDS
3 2 (0.57%) Primavera
3 2 (0.57%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 110 (31.52%) Office 365
2 22 (6.30%) OneDrive
3 21 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.86%) IaaS
5 3 (0.86%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 69 (19.77%) DNS
2 66 (18.91%) DHCP
3 43 (12.32%) NetScaler
4 42 (12.03%) Skype
5 22 (6.30%) LDAP
6 21 (6.02%) Kerberos
7 16 (4.58%) LAN
7 16 (4.58%) Remote Desktop
8 14 (4.01%) WAN
9 13 (3.72%) Unified Communications
10 10 (2.87%) SSL
10 10 (2.87%) TCP/IP
10 10 (2.87%) VPN
11 9 (2.58%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (2.58%) SMS
12 6 (1.72%) Firewall
12 6 (1.72%) SAN
13 4 (1.15%) Internet
13 4 (1.15%) SMTP
14 2 (0.57%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.57%) MySQL
2 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 84 (24.07%) MSI
2 13 (3.72%) AdminStudio
3 10 (2.87%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.86%) WiX
5 1 (0.29%) JIRA
General
1 57 (16.33%) Finance
2 21 (6.02%) Banking
3 12 (3.44%) Publishing
4 9 (2.58%) Law
5 7 (2.01%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.01%) Legal
6 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.57%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 61 (17.48%) Applications Packager
2 50 (14.33%) Desktop Support
3 42 (12.03%) Applications Engineer
4 40 (11.46%) Consultant
5 39 (11.17%) Architect
6 35 (10.03%) Desktop Engineer
7 29 (8.31%) Windows Engineer
8 28 (8.02%) Citrix Engineer
9 26 (7.45%) Support Engineer
10 23 (6.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 20 (5.73%) SCCM Engineer
12 17 (4.87%) Analyst
13 14 (4.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 14 (4.01%) SCCM Consultant
14 13 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
15 11 (3.15%) 3rd Line Support
15 11 (3.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 10 (2.87%) Application Integration Engineer
16 10 (2.87%) Integration Engineer
16 10 (2.87%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.73%) WSH
2 10 (2.87%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.57%) OCX
3 2 (0.57%) Web Services
4 1 (0.29%) .NET
4 1 (0.29%) Middleware
4 1 (0.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.46%) Blackberry
2 26 (7.45%) Fat Client
2 26 (7.45%) Thin Client
3 22 (6.30%) Data Centre
4 20 (5.73%) CESG
5 16 (4.58%) User Experience
6 12 (3.44%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.87%) BYOD
8 7 (2.01%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (1.15%) Virtual Team
11 3 (0.86%) PKI
11 3 (0.86%) PMI
11 3 (0.86%) Wiki
12 2 (0.57%) Clustering
12 2 (0.57%) Replication
13 1 (0.29%) CMDB
13 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.29%) FMCG
13 1 (0.29%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 293 (83.95%) Windows
2 166 (47.56%) Windows 10
3 134 (38.40%) Windows 7
4 49 (14.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (12.32%) Windows Server
6 34 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.01%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.86%) Linux
8 3 (0.86%) Unix
8 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.57%) Android
9 2 (0.57%) Windows Phone
9 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.29%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (24.36%) Application Packaging
2 78 (22.35%) Migration
3 40 (11.46%) ITIL
4 26 (7.45%) Disk Encryption
5 25 (7.16%) Change Management
6 24 (6.88%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 23 (6.59%) Release Management
8 22 (6.30%) Application Discovery
8 22 (6.30%) Customer Requirements
9 17 (4.87%) Presales
10 16 (4.58%) Application Virtualisation
10 16 (4.58%) Knowledge Management
10 16 (4.58%) Project Management
10 16 (4.58%) Task Automation
10 16 (4.58%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (4.30%) Service Design
11 15 (4.30%) Validation
12 14 (4.01%) Software Deployment
13 13 (3.72%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 13 (3.72%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 140 (40.11%) PowerShell
2 63 (18.05%) VBScript
3 12 (3.44%) VB
4 11 (3.15%) SQL
5 2 (0.57%) C#
5 2 (0.57%) Java
6 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.29%) C
Qualifications
1 69 (19.77%) Security Cleared
2 47 (13.47%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (4.58%) Citrix Certification
4 16 (4.58%) MCSE
5 15 (4.30%) Degree
6 12 (3.44%) DV Cleared
7 11 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (2.87%) CCIE
8 10 (2.87%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 9 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.29%) CCEA
11 7 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (1.72%) CCA
13 3 (0.86%) MCSA
13 3 (0.86%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.57%) VCAP
15 1 (0.29%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.17%) QA
2 9 (2.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.43%) SLA
4 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 165 (47.28%) Active Directory
2 111 (31.81%) XenApp
3 96 (27.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (25.21%) XenDesktop
5 41 (11.75%) Hyper-V
6 33 (9.46%) XenServer
7 28 (8.02%) BitLocker
8 21 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (4.30%) vSphere
10 13 (3.72%) Terminal Services
11 10 (2.87%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (1.15%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.57%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.57%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.57%) Xen
16 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 267 (76.50%) SCCM
2 32 (9.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 29 (8.31%) SCOM
4 24 (6.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 22 (6.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 21 (6.02%) WSUS
7 20 (5.73%) WMI
8 11 (3.15%) AppDNA
9 10 (2.87%) SafeCom
10 9 (2.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 7 (2.01%) EdgeSight
12 6 (1.72%) AirWatch
13 4 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (1.15%) SCOrch
13 4 (1.15%) XenMobile
14 3 (0.86%) ThinApp
14 3 (0.86%) Tivoli
15 2 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 2 (0.57%) ZENworks
16 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 197 (56.45%) Microsoft
2 180 (51.58%) Citrix
3 146 (41.83%) VMware
4 74 (21.20%) AppSense
5 37 (10.60%) Cisco
6 33 (9.46%) Symantec
7 29 (8.31%) Altiris
8 24 (6.88%) LANDesk
9 17 (4.87%) HP
9 17 (4.87%) McAfee
10 14 (4.01%) Bloomberg
10 14 (4.01%) IBM
10 14 (4.01%) NetApp
11 12 (3.44%) Wyse
12 10 (2.87%) FactSet
13 9 (2.58%) Dell
14 6 (1.72%) MobileIron
15 4 (1.15%) Computacenter
15 4 (1.15%) Meraki
15 4 (1.15%) Reuters