Period
to 18 March 2019

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 18 March 2019 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
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 512 544 558
Rank change year-on-year +32 +14 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 352 328 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.35% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 2.54% 2.74% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 208 206
England median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -4.76%
10th Percentile £272 £248 £210
90th Percentile £488 £516 £581
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 1
England median hourly rate £15.80 £25.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.80% +76.06% -29.00%
10th Percentile £14.08 £15.11 £14.10
90th Percentile £22.28 £60.00 £14.30
UK median hourly rate £15.55 £25.00 £15.03
% change year-on-year -37.80% +66.33% -24.85%

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 13,838 11,990 10,427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.65% 12.94% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,226 7,887 6,545
England median daily rate £475 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% +3.75%
10th Percentile £188 £172 £165
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £403
% change year-on-year +5.56% +11.80% +3.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 633 725
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.88% -0.88% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.73 £15.85
% change year-on-year +1.72% -0.76% +2.26%

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 18 March 2019.

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 18 March 2019.

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 18 March 2019. 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 -32 104 £390 +4.00% 16
South East +28 82 £395 +5.33% 13
South West +24 64 £425 -24.44% 4
North of England -7 54 £350 -6.67% 3
North West +12 38 £383 +2.00% 2
Midlands -19 27 £331 -5.36% 4
West Midlands -23 19 £338 -13.46% 2
Yorkshire -6 12 £258 +17.05% 1
East of England +2 9 £300 -33.33% 2
East Midlands +22 8 £325 +21.50% 2
North East -14 4 £325 +19.27%
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, 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.

1 300 (85.23%) Windows
2 268 (76.14%) SCCM
3 212 (60.23%) Microsoft
4 191 (54.26%) PowerShell
5 185 (52.56%) Windows 10
6 161 (45.74%) Active Directory
7 155 (44.03%) Citrix
8 145 (41.19%) Application Packaging
9 127 (36.08%) ITIL
10 126 (35.80%) MSI
11 119 (33.81%) Windows 7
12 108 (30.68%) XenApp
13 101 (28.69%) Windows Server
14 100 (28.41%) VMware
15 93 (26.42%) Office 365
16 81 (23.01%) XenDesktop
17 79 (22.44%) Windows Server 2008
17 79 (22.44%) VMware Infrastructure
18 69 (19.60%) Microsoft Azure
19 68 (19.32%) Ivanti
20 67 (19.03%) VBScript
21 65 (18.47%) Security Cleared
22 60 (17.05%) Migration
23 59 (16.76%) Hyper-V
24 53 (15.06%) Application Virtualisation
25 48 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
26 43 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
27 42 (11.93%) Azure Active Directory
28 41 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
28 41 (11.65%) 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 28 (7.95%) Skype for Business
2 17 (4.83%) MS Exchange
2 17 (4.83%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.26%) WebLogic
4 10 (2.84%) IIS
5 6 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.85%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 31 (8.81%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 93 (26.42%) Office 365
2 69 (19.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (11.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (5.40%) IaaS
5 19 (5.40%) PaaS
6 16 (4.55%) SaaS
7 9 (2.56%) Yammer
8 4 (1.14%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 36 (10.23%) DHCP
1 36 (10.23%) DNS
2 34 (9.66%) NetScaler
3 29 (8.24%) Firewall
4 27 (7.67%) Skype
5 20 (5.68%) SAN
6 15 (4.26%) VLAN
7 14 (3.98%) iSCSI
8 13 (3.69%) Fibre Channel
9 11 (3.13%) LAN
9 11 (3.13%) TCP/IP
10 9 (2.56%) VPN
11 7 (1.99%) WAN
12 6 (1.70%) Internet
13 3 (0.85%) HTTP
13 3 (0.85%) HTTPS
13 3 (0.85%) NAS
14 2 (0.57%) FTP
14 2 (0.57%) Intranet
14 2 (0.57%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.69%) Oracle Database
2 12 (3.41%) Oracle Database 12c
3 11 (3.13%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.85%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.85%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.57%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.28%) MySQL
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 126 (35.80%) MSI
2 38 (10.80%) AdminStudio
3 29 (8.24%) InstallShield
4 15 (4.26%) WinDbg
5 13 (3.69%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.85%) IDA Disassembler
6 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 41 (11.65%) Finance
2 11 (3.13%) Billing
3 8 (2.27%) Local Government
4 7 (1.99%) Banking
5 5 (1.42%) Publishing
5 5 (1.42%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.85%) Law
7 2 (0.57%) French Language
8 1 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 115 (32.67%) Applications Packager
2 46 (13.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (7.67%) Architect
4 24 (6.82%) Applications Engineer
4 24 (6.82%) Consultant
5 23 (6.53%) Support Engineer
6 22 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
7 21 (5.97%) Analyst
7 21 (5.97%) Windows Engineer
8 20 (5.68%) Citrix Engineer
9 18 (5.11%) Desktop Engineer
10 14 (3.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 12 (3.41%) Windows Specialist
12 11 (3.13%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (2.84%) 3rd Line Support
13 10 (2.84%) Deployment Consultant
13 10 (2.84%) DV Cleared Application Packager
13 10 (2.84%) Infrastructure Architect
13 10 (2.84%) SC Cleared Application Packager
14 9 (2.56%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.68%) Middleware
2 18 (5.11%) Software Packaging
3 12 (3.41%) OCX
3 12 (3.41%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (1.42%) HTML
5 4 (1.14%) ATL
5 4 (1.14%) XML
6 3 (0.85%) Web Services
6 3 (0.85%) XML Schema
7 2 (0.57%) COM+
8 1 (0.28%) .NET
8 1 (0.28%) DCOM
8 1 (0.28%) JSON
8 1 (0.28%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 32 (9.09%) Thin Client
3 18 (5.11%) Public Cloud
4 16 (4.55%) Clustering
4 16 (4.55%) PKI
5 14 (3.98%) Data Centre
6 12 (3.41%) DataPower
7 10 (2.84%) Blackberry
8 9 (2.56%) User Experience
9 8 (2.27%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.70%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.85%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.85%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.85%) CMDB
12 2 (0.57%) BYOD
12 2 (0.57%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.57%) NHS
12 2 (0.57%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.57%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 300 (85.23%) Windows
2 185 (52.56%) Windows 10
3 119 (33.81%) Windows 7
4 101 (28.69%) Windows Server
5 79 (22.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (11.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (7.10%) Windows 8
8 20 (5.68%) Windows XP
9 15 (4.26%) AIX
9 15 (4.26%) Linux
10 12 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (3.41%) Unix
11 7 (1.99%) Android
12 6 (1.70%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.14%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.85%) Solaris
15 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (41.19%) Application Packaging
2 127 (36.08%) ITIL
3 60 (17.05%) Migration
4 53 (15.06%) Application Virtualisation
5 48 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 40 (11.36%) Service Management
6 40 (11.36%) User Acceptance Testing
7 30 (8.52%) Compatibility Testing
7 30 (8.52%) ITIL V3
8 28 (7.95%) Service Delivery
8 28 (7.95%) Software Distribution
9 27 (7.67%) Change Management
10 23 (6.53%) Personalization
11 21 (5.97%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (5.68%) High Availability
13 19 (5.40%) Data Protection
13 19 (5.40%) Load Balancing
14 17 (4.83%) Mentoring
14 17 (4.83%) Network Design
15 16 (4.55%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 191 (54.26%) PowerShell
2 67 (19.03%) VBScript
3 40 (11.36%) SQL
4 36 (10.23%) VB
5 12 (3.41%) C#
6 5 (1.42%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.14%) C++
7 4 (1.14%) Java
8 3 (0.85%) C
8 3 (0.85%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 65 (18.47%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.51%) DV Cleared
3 29 (8.24%) SC Cleared
4 17 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
5 16 (4.55%) MCSE
6 12 (3.41%) CCA
7 8 (2.27%) Degree
8 4 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.85%) HNC
9 3 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.57%) MCP
10 2 (0.57%) MCSA
11 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.28%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.53%) SLA
2 18 (5.11%) QA
3 3 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 161 (45.74%) Active Directory
2 108 (30.68%) XenApp
3 81 (23.01%) XenDesktop
4 79 (22.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 59 (16.76%) Hyper-V
6 35 (9.94%) Virtual Desktop
7 30 (8.52%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (5.68%) XenServer
9 19 (5.40%) BitLocker
10 12 (3.41%) Oracle RAC
11 10 (2.84%) DFS Replication
12 8 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (2.27%) vSphere
13 7 (1.99%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.85%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
16 1 (0.28%) Firmware
16 1 (0.28%) VMware NSX
16 1 (0.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 268 (76.14%) SCCM
2 39 (11.08%) Microsoft Intune
3 24 (6.82%) WSUS
4 15 (4.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 12 (3.41%) Data Guard
5 12 (3.41%) SCOM
6 11 (3.13%) Perfmon
7 9 (2.56%) ThinApp
8 7 (1.99%) SCVMM
9 6 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.85%) AppDNA
11 3 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.85%) SafeCom
11 3 (0.85%) SCDPM
11 3 (0.85%) SCSM
12 2 (0.57%) Puppet
12 2 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 212 (60.23%) Microsoft
2 155 (44.03%) Citrix
3 100 (28.41%) VMware
4 68 (19.32%) Ivanti
5 28 (7.95%) McAfee
6 25 (7.10%) Oracle
7 23 (6.53%) Symantec
8 22 (6.25%) Wyse
9 18 (5.11%) Dell
10 15 (4.26%) IBM
11 13 (3.69%) Altiris
12 12 (3.41%) Red Hat
13 11 (3.13%) Google
13 11 (3.13%) Xerox
14 9 (2.56%) Cisco
15 6 (1.70%) CA
16 5 (1.42%) HP
16 5 (1.42%) Novell
17 4 (1.14%) Computacenter
18 3 (0.85%) Adobe