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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 21 May 2022 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
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 639 532 447
Rank change year-on-year -107 -85 +87
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 115 87 165
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.16% 0.19% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 1.18% 1.30% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 60 105
10th Percentile £305 £228 £272
25th Percentile £375 £376 £315
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £491 £425
Median % change year-on-year -5.85% +15.59% +9.68%
75th Percentile £583 £578 £488
90th Percentile £650 £586 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
10th Percentile £15.94 - £17.53
25th Percentile £17.28 - £18.61
Median hourly rate £19.93 - £22.00
75th Percentile £22.17 - £35.08
90th Percentile £23.27 - £50.89
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £66.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year -73.48% +200.00% +48.67%

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 9,768 6,698 6,760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.76% 14.41% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,080 4,691 4,640
10th Percentile £195 £220 £181
25th Percentile £398 £376 £345
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £633 £575 £575
90th Percentile £704 £663 £644
UK median daily rate £525 £490 £463
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.95% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 235 319
10th Percentile £13.06 £11.34 £11.16
25th Percentile £14.84 £13.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.68 £20.00 £16.85
Median % change year-on-year -6.63% +18.73% +2.09%
75th Percentile £28.75 £45.42 £21.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.15 £42.90
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.63% +22.86% +7.97%

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft App-V as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft App-V in England.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft App-V in England

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft App-V in England over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft App-V in England

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft App-V in England.

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 6 months to 21 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -89 50 £425 -17.48% 5
South East -47 19 £625 +9.94%
East of England -17 15 £400 - 2
North of England -38 14 £473 +26.00% 1
South West -26 12 £450 - 2
North West -34 10 £406 +8.33% 1
Midlands -51 4 £350 -12.77% 2
West Midlands -57 4 £350 -13.04% 2
Yorkshire - 3 £473 -
North East - 1 - -
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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 99 (86.09%) Windows
2 87 (75.65%) Microsoft
3 79 (68.70%) Active Directory
3 79 (68.70%) Citrix
4 64 (55.65%) SCCM
5 57 (49.57%) VMware
5 57 (49.57%) Windows Server
6 55 (47.83%) Windows 10
7 54 (46.96%) XenApp
8 53 (46.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 42 (36.52%) Hyper-V
9 42 (36.52%) Ivanti
10 37 (32.17%) PowerShell
10 37 (32.17%) Azure
11 35 (30.43%) Windows Server 2016
12 32 (27.83%) Social Skills
12 32 (27.83%) XenDesktop
13 30 (26.09%) Migration
14 29 (25.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 26 (22.61%) Microsoft 365
15 26 (22.61%) Azure Active Directory
15 26 (22.61%) Firewall
16 25 (21.74%) Finance
16 25 (21.74%) HP
16 25 (21.74%) ITIL
16 25 (21.74%) Patch Management
17 24 (20.87%) Exchange Server 2010
17 24 (20.87%) Application Packaging
17 24 (20.87%) DNS
17 24 (20.87%) MS Exchange

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 24 (20.87%) Exchange Server 2010
1 24 (20.87%) MS Exchange
2 18 (15.65%) Exchange Server 2007
2 18 (15.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (8.70%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (12.17%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.87%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.87%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 37 (32.17%) Azure
2 26 (22.61%) Azure Active Directory
2 26 (22.61%) Microsoft 365
3 20 (17.39%) AWS
4 18 (15.65%) SaaS
5 12 (10.43%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (4.35%) Amazon GuardDuty
6 5 (4.35%) AWS Control Tower
7 2 (1.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.87%) AWS IoT
8 1 (0.87%) IaaS
8 1 (0.87%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.87%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (22.61%) Firewall
2 24 (20.87%) DHCP
2 24 (20.87%) DNS
3 18 (15.65%) IPv4
3 18 (15.65%) Network Security
4 9 (7.83%) NetScaler
5 5 (4.35%) SAN
6 4 (3.48%) iSCSI
6 4 (3.48%) NAS
6 4 (3.48%) Skype
6 4 (3.48%) VPN
7 2 (1.74%) Wireless
8 1 (0.87%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.87%) VoIP
8 1 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.87%) MySQL
2 1 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (10.43%) MSI
2 11 (9.57%) InstallShield
3 3 (2.61%) AdminStudio
General
1 32 (27.83%) Social Skills
2 25 (21.74%) Finance
3 20 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.09%) Banking
4 7 (6.09%) Documentation Skills
5 4 (3.48%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.48%) Front Office
5 4 (3.48%) Law
5 4 (3.48%) Public Sector
5 4 (3.48%) Publishing
6 3 (2.61%) Local Government
6 3 (2.61%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 22 (19.13%) Architect
2 19 (16.52%) Infrastructure Architect
3 18 (15.65%) Wintel Engineer
4 16 (13.91%) Support Engineer
5 15 (13.04%) Cloud Architect
5 15 (13.04%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
6 13 (11.30%) Wintel Support
6 13 (11.30%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 9 (7.83%) Analyst
8 8 (6.96%) Azure Architect
8 8 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) Applications Packager
9 6 (5.22%) AWS Architect
9 6 (5.22%) Citrix Engineer
9 6 (5.22%) SCCM Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Desktop Support
10 5 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.35%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.35%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.43%) Middleware
2 6 (5.22%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.74%) SailPoint
3 2 (1.74%) WSH
4 1 (0.87%) Kafka
4 1 (0.87%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.65%) Cloud Native
2 10 (8.70%) BYOD
3 9 (7.83%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.22%) iPad
4 6 (5.22%) iPhone
4 6 (5.22%) User Experience
5 5 (4.35%) Blackberry
5 5 (4.35%) Fat Client
5 5 (4.35%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.74%) Clustering
6 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.74%) IoT
7 1 (0.87%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.87%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 99 (86.09%) Windows
2 57 (49.57%) Windows Server
3 55 (47.83%) Windows 10
4 35 (30.43%) Windows Server 2016
5 29 (25.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (14.78%) Windows 7
7 11 (9.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (5.22%) Android
9 2 (1.74%) Linux
10 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.87%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (26.09%) Migration
2 25 (21.74%) ITIL
2 25 (21.74%) Patch Management
3 24 (20.87%) Application Packaging
4 20 (17.39%) Network Design
5 19 (16.52%) Application Virtualisation
6 18 (15.65%) DevOps
6 18 (15.65%) RBAC
7 16 (13.91%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (8.70%) Change Management
10 9 (7.83%) Software Deployment
11 7 (6.09%) ITIL V3
11 7 (6.09%) Release Management
11 7 (6.09%) Software Testing
11 7 (6.09%) Virtual Environments
12 6 (5.22%) Compatibility Testing
12 6 (5.22%) Decision-Making
12 6 (5.22%) Problem Management
12 6 (5.22%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (32.17%) PowerShell
2 23 (20.00%) SQL
3 7 (6.09%) VBScript
4 3 (2.61%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.87%) Python
5 1 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (15.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (13.04%) MCSE
3 12 (10.43%) Security Cleared
4 10 (8.70%) MCITP
4 10 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 10 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (7.83%) CCA
5 9 (7.83%) Citrix Certification
5 9 (7.83%) MCP
5 9 (7.83%) MCSA
5 9 (7.83%) MCTS
6 8 (6.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (4.35%) Degree
8 1 (0.87%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.87%) CCNP
8 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.87%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.87%) HND
8 1 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.87%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.52%) SLA
2 4 (3.48%) QA
3 3 (2.61%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.74%) PMO
5 1 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.87%) GDPR
System Software
1 79 (68.70%) Active Directory
2 54 (46.96%) XenApp
3 53 (46.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (36.52%) Hyper-V
5 32 (27.83%) XenDesktop
6 18 (15.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 18 (15.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 15 (13.04%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (6.96%) vSphere
9 6 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (3.48%) NFS
11 3 (2.61%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.87%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 64 (55.65%) SCCM
2 19 (16.52%) NetBackup
3 16 (13.91%) Microsoft Intune
4 6 (5.22%) Terraform
5 5 (4.35%) AirWatch
6 4 (3.48%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 4 (3.48%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (3.48%) WSUS
7 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.74%) Nessus
7 2 (1.74%) SCOM
7 2 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.74%) Sysprep
7 2 (1.74%) WMI
8 1 (0.87%) Ansible
8 1 (0.87%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.87%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.87%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 87 (75.65%) Microsoft
2 79 (68.70%) Citrix
3 57 (49.57%) VMware
4 42 (36.52%) Ivanti
5 25 (21.74%) HP
6 20 (17.39%) Oracle
7 18 (15.65%) Shavlik
8 8 (6.96%) Cisco
9 7 (6.09%) Altiris
9 7 (6.09%) Apple
10 6 (5.22%) ServiceNow
11 5 (4.35%) EMC
11 5 (4.35%) McAfee
11 5 (4.35%) Symantec
12 4 (3.48%) Dell
12 4 (3.48%) Wyse
13 3 (2.61%) Bloomberg
13 3 (2.61%) Reuters
14 2 (1.74%) Carbon Black
14 2 (1.74%) Panasonic