Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 469 535 539
Rank change year-on-year +66 +4 -40
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 426 321 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.35% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 2.97% 2.83% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 189 241
England median daily rate £413 £370 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.49% +15.26% -8.29%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £213
90th Percentile £560 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 9 24
England median hourly rate £15.60 £15.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.65% -44.64% -30.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.31 £26.33
90th Percentile £28.25 £21.00 £34.63
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% -45.61% -28.75%

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 14,339 11,342 12,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.19% 12.41% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,406 7,369 7,653
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +13.01%
10th Percentile £185 £163 £180
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 814 623 808
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.48% +8.06% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £37.33
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% +4.13% -

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 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +92 204 £425 +13.33% 13
South East -3 85 £425 +11.84% 4
Midlands -34 45 £370 +35.67% 8
North of England -28 39 £340 +13.33% 9
South West +7 32 £425 +30.77% 6
West Midlands -40 28 £300 +4.76% 8
North West -10 24 £335 +8.58% 8
East Midlands +28 17 £400 +49.53%
East of England -20 10 £319 -29.17% 3
Yorkshire -12 8 £358 +2.36% 1
North East -5 7 £325 +17.12%
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 382 (89.67%) Windows
2 309 (72.54%) SCCM
3 245 (57.51%) Microsoft
4 233 (54.69%) Windows 10
5 202 (47.42%) Citrix
6 190 (44.60%) PowerShell
7 188 (44.13%) Active Directory
8 170 (39.91%) VMware
9 169 (39.67%) XenApp
10 163 (38.26%) Windows 7
11 137 (32.16%) Windows Server
11 137 (32.16%) Application Packaging
12 130 (30.52%) XenDesktop
13 128 (30.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 124 (29.11%) MSI
15 104 (24.41%) Ivanti
16 95 (22.30%) Migration
17 93 (21.83%) Hyper-V
18 82 (19.25%) ITIL
19 78 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
20 76 (17.84%) VBScript
21 73 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
21 73 (17.14%) Office 365
22 66 (15.49%) Application Virtualisation
23 60 (14.08%) Finance
24 58 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
25 57 (13.38%) SQL
26 55 (12.91%) Security Cleared
27 53 (12.44%) NetScaler
27 53 (12.44%) Windows Server 2012

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 23 (5.40%) Skype for Business
2 19 (4.46%) MS Exchange
3 12 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.64%) IIS
6 5 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.23%) Confluence
9 1 (0.23%) JBoss
9 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.23%) WildFly
Applications
1 45 (10.56%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.17%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.94%) NUKE
3 4 (0.94%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 73 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 73 (17.14%) Office 365
2 21 (4.93%) Azure Active Directory
3 20 (4.69%) IaaS
4 19 (4.46%) SaaS
5 16 (3.76%) PaaS
6 10 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (1.88%) Yammer
8 5 (1.17%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.94%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.47%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 53 (12.44%) NetScaler
2 49 (11.50%) DNS
3 46 (10.80%) DHCP
4 27 (6.34%) SAN
5 22 (5.16%) Firewall
6 21 (4.93%) Skype
7 19 (4.46%) Internet
8 16 (3.76%) VPN
9 13 (3.05%) Remote Desktop
10 11 (2.58%) TCP/IP
11 10 (2.35%) VLAN
12 9 (2.11%) MPLS
13 8 (1.88%) Fibre Channel
13 8 (1.88%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.64%) Wireless
15 5 (1.17%) LAN
15 5 (1.17%) WebEx
16 4 (0.94%) 3G
16 4 (0.94%) NAS
16 4 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.70%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (0.70%) Power BI
3 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.47%) MySQL
4 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 124 (29.11%) MSI
2 40 (9.39%) AdminStudio
3 38 (8.92%) InstallShield
4 8 (1.88%) WinDbg
5 5 (1.17%) WiX
6 4 (0.94%) Android Studio
7 3 (0.70%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.47%) AutoIt
8 2 (0.47%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.47%) IDA Disassembler
8 2 (0.47%) JIRA
8 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.23%) Burp Suite
9 1 (0.23%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.23%) Hudson
9 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.23%) JMeter
9 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.23%) Metasploit
General
1 60 (14.08%) Finance
2 12 (2.82%) Banking
3 10 (2.35%) Publishing
4 4 (0.94%) Law
4 4 (0.94%) Local Government
5 3 (0.70%) Legal
6 2 (0.47%) Advertising
6 2 (0.47%) Billing
6 2 (0.47%) French Language
6 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.23%) Military
7 1 (0.23%) Retail
7 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 108 (25.35%) Applications Packager
2 60 (14.08%) Desktop Support
3 42 (9.86%) Consultant
3 42 (9.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (9.39%) Architect
5 38 (8.92%) Windows Engineer
6 34 (7.98%) Citrix Engineer
6 34 (7.98%) Desktop Engineer
7 31 (7.28%) Infrastructure Architect
8 26 (6.10%) Analyst
9 24 (5.63%) Support Engineer
10 21 (4.93%) Applications Engineer
11 14 (3.29%) Citrix Specialist
11 14 (3.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 12 (2.82%) Applications Specialist
12 12 (2.82%) Citrix Consultant
12 12 (2.82%) Citrix Packager
13 11 (2.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 11 (2.58%) Deployment Consultant
13 11 (2.58%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.45%) Middleware
2 18 (4.23%) Software Packaging
3 7 (1.64%) .NET
4 5 (1.17%) OCX
4 5 (1.17%) Web Services
5 3 (0.70%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.70%) XMPP
6 2 (0.47%) ATL
6 2 (0.47%) JSON
6 2 (0.47%) LDAP
7 1 (0.23%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.23%) COM
7 1 (0.23%) CSS
7 1 (0.23%) Entity Framework
7 1 (0.23%) HTML
7 1 (0.23%) MFC
7 1 (0.23%) NHibernate
7 1 (0.23%) REST
7 1 (0.23%) WCF
7 1 (0.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (13.62%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (10.56%) Fat Client
2 45 (10.56%) Thin Client
3 25 (5.87%) Data Centre
4 19 (4.46%) Clustering
5 17 (3.99%) Blackberry
6 12 (2.82%) PKI
7 7 (1.64%) CMDB
8 6 (1.41%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.41%) User Experience
9 5 (1.17%) Cloud Native
10 4 (0.94%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.70%) RSA SecurID
12 2 (0.47%) Self-Motivation
13 1 (0.23%) CESG
13 1 (0.23%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.23%) Fintech
13 1 (0.23%) Greenfield Project
13 1 (0.23%) Private Cloud
13 1 (0.23%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 382 (89.67%) Windows
2 233 (54.69%) Windows 10
3 163 (38.26%) Windows 7
4 137 (32.16%) Windows Server
5 78 (18.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 53 (12.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (5.87%) Windows 8
8 22 (5.16%) Windows XP
9 18 (4.23%) Linux
10 15 (3.52%) Unix
11 14 (3.29%) AIX
11 14 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (2.11%) Mac OS
13 8 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.41%) Apple iOS
15 5 (1.17%) Android
16 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.23%) VMS
16 1 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (32.16%) Application Packaging
2 95 (22.30%) Migration
3 82 (19.25%) ITIL
4 66 (15.49%) Application Virtualisation
5 48 (11.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 46 (10.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 36 (8.45%) Network Design
8 29 (6.81%) Service Management
9 23 (5.40%) Service Delivery
10 19 (4.46%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 19 (4.46%) Disk Encryption
10 19 (4.46%) ITIL V3
10 19 (4.46%) Mentoring
11 18 (4.23%) Software Distribution
11 18 (4.23%) Virtual Environments
12 16 (3.76%) Capacity Management
12 16 (3.76%) Compatibility Testing
12 16 (3.76%) Patch Management
12 16 (3.76%) Problem Management
12 16 (3.76%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 190 (44.60%) PowerShell
2 76 (17.84%) VBScript
3 57 (13.38%) SQL
4 19 (4.46%) VB
5 8 (1.88%) VBA
6 4 (0.94%) MATLAB
7 3 (0.70%) C
7 3 (0.70%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.47%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.47%) C++
8 2 (0.47%) Perl
8 2 (0.47%) Python
9 1 (0.23%) C#
9 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 55 (12.91%) Security Cleared
2 33 (7.75%) SC Cleared
3 24 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (4.69%) DV Cleared
5 16 (3.76%) MCSE
6 15 (3.52%) Degree
7 13 (3.05%) Citrix Certification
8 9 (2.11%) CCA
9 7 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (1.64%) MCP
10 5 (1.17%) MCDST
11 4 (0.94%) MCTS
12 3 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.47%) MCSA
13 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 2 (0.47%) Microsoft Certified Master
14 1 (0.23%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
14 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.69%) QA
2 8 (1.88%) SLA
3 4 (0.94%) GDPR
4 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 188 (44.13%) Active Directory
2 169 (39.67%) XenApp
3 130 (30.52%) XenDesktop
4 128 (30.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 93 (21.83%) Hyper-V
6 39 (9.15%) BitLocker
7 38 (8.92%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (8.69%) Virtual Desktop
9 20 (4.69%) DFS Replication
10 17 (3.99%) vSphere
11 16 (3.76%) VMware Workstation
12 15 (3.52%) XenServer
13 14 (3.29%) Oracle RAC
14 13 (3.05%) Terminal Services
15 6 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
16 4 (0.94%) VMware NSX
17 3 (0.70%) Xen
18 2 (0.47%) VMware Server
19 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 309 (72.54%) SCCM
2 33 (7.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (7.28%) WSUS
4 22 (5.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 17 (3.99%) SCOM
6 14 (3.29%) Data Guard
7 12 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (2.35%) vCenter Server
9 9 (2.11%) SafeCom
10 8 (1.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 8 (1.88%) SCOrch
11 7 (1.64%) AirWatch
11 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (1.64%) XenMobile
12 6 (1.41%) Perfmon
12 6 (1.41%) ThinApp
13 5 (1.17%) EdgeSight
13 5 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
14 4 (0.94%) Failover Clustering
14 4 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 245 (57.51%) Microsoft
2 202 (47.42%) Citrix
3 170 (39.91%) VMware
4 104 (24.41%) Ivanti
5 47 (11.03%) Wyse
6 34 (7.98%) Oracle
7 28 (6.57%) HP
8 23 (5.40%) Dell
9 20 (4.69%) Cisco
9 20 (4.69%) IBM
10 18 (4.23%) McAfee
11 16 (3.76%) Altiris
11 16 (3.76%) Symantec
12 15 (3.52%) 3PAR
12 15 (3.52%) Red Hat
13 12 (2.82%) Adobe
14 10 (2.35%) Apple
14 10 (2.35%) ServiceNow
15 9 (2.11%) NetApp
15 9 (2.11%) Veritas