Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 534 585 540
Rank change year-on-year +51 -45 -73
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 340 235 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.28% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 2.74% 2.47% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 168 211
England median daily rate £375 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +13.46% -10.65%
10th Percentile £253 £261 £220
90th Percentile £550 £600 £525
UK median daily rate £373 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -0.67% +15.38% -8.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 25
England median hourly rate £19.06 £14.20 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.21% -29.00% -8.34%
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £15.03 £20.50
% change year-on-year +26.80% -26.68% -6.05%

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 12,393 9,525 11,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.46% 11.32% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,060 6,099 6,822
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £185 £166 £174
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £421 £400
% change year-on-year +7.02% +5.13% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 720 594 867
England median hourly rate £16.43 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.69% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.13 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £43.75 £41.00
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.88% - -

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +18 160 £400 +8.47% 25
South East -13 61 £352 -4.47% 7
North of England +27 57 £375 +66.67% 4
Midlands +1 39 £350 -9.68% 3
North West +18 36 £400 +6.67% 1
West Midlands -17 26 £378 -2.58% 1
East of England -2 16 £325 -10.34% 2
East Midlands +12 13 £288 -24.46% 2
North East +7 11 £223 +1.14%
Yorkshire -5 10 £450 - 3
South West -18 5 £325 -23.53%
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 281 (82.65%) Windows
2 243 (71.47%) SCCM
3 192 (56.47%) Microsoft
4 180 (52.94%) Active Directory
5 176 (51.76%) Citrix
6 174 (51.18%) Windows 10
7 154 (45.29%) PowerShell
8 132 (38.82%) VMware
9 111 (32.65%) XenApp
10 109 (32.06%) Application Packaging
11 106 (31.18%) Ivanti
12 104 (30.59%) Windows Server
13 99 (29.12%) XenDesktop
14 96 (28.24%) MSI
15 95 (27.94%) Windows 7
16 91 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
17 73 (21.47%) Office 365
18 67 (19.71%) Finance
19 65 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
20 59 (17.35%) DNS
21 58 (17.06%) DHCP
22 56 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
23 53 (15.59%) Hyper-V
24 52 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
25 50 (14.71%) ITIL
25 50 (14.71%) Application Virtualisation
26 49 (14.41%) Migration
27 47 (13.82%) VBScript
28 42 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
29 41 (12.06%) Microsoft Intune

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 37 (10.88%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.41%) Skype for Business
3 12 (3.53%) SharePoint
4 6 (1.76%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.88%) Confluence
6 3 (0.88%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.88%) IIS
7 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 42 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.88%) NUKE
2 3 (0.88%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (3.82%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 73 (21.47%) Office 365
2 65 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (5.88%) IaaS
4 19 (5.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (4.41%) PaaS
7 7 (2.06%) SaaS
8 6 (1.76%) Yammer
9 4 (1.18%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.59%) Slack
12 1 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 59 (17.35%) DNS
2 58 (17.06%) DHCP
3 41 (12.06%) NetScaler
4 26 (7.65%) SAN
5 24 (7.06%) VPN
6 19 (5.59%) Remote Desktop
7 17 (5.00%) SSL
8 15 (4.41%) Firewall
8 15 (4.41%) MPLS
8 15 (4.41%) NAS
9 13 (3.82%) VSAN
10 12 (3.53%) Skype
11 10 (2.94%) 3G
11 10 (2.94%) Internet
11 10 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (2.06%) TCP/IP
13 6 (1.76%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (1.76%) iSCSI
13 6 (1.76%) VLAN
13 6 (1.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.59%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.76%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (1.76%) SAP Data Services
4 4 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.29%) DB2
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.29%) Power BI
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 96 (28.24%) MSI
2 22 (6.47%) AdminStudio
2 22 (6.47%) InstallShield
3 8 (2.35%) WinDbg
4 7 (2.06%) WiX
5 4 (1.18%) JIRA
5 4 (1.18%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.88%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.59%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.59%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.59%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.59%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.59%) JMeter
7 2 (0.59%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.29%) Hudson
General
1 67 (19.71%) Finance
2 12 (3.53%) Banking
2 12 (3.53%) Law
3 8 (2.35%) Publishing
4 5 (1.47%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.18%) Back Office
5 4 (1.18%) Local Government
6 3 (0.88%) Advertising
6 3 (0.88%) Legal
7 2 (0.59%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 63 (18.53%) Applications Packager
2 60 (17.65%) Desktop Support
3 37 (10.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 34 (10.00%) Analyst
5 29 (8.53%) Citrix Engineer
6 26 (7.65%) Windows Engineer
7 25 (7.35%) Desktop Engineer
8 24 (7.06%) Consultant
8 24 (7.06%) Support Engineer
9 22 (6.47%) Architect
10 16 (4.71%) SCCM Engineer
10 16 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support
11 13 (3.82%) Service Analyst
11 13 (3.82%) Technical Leader
12 12 (3.53%) Applications Engineer
12 12 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (3.53%) Server Engineer
13 11 (3.24%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (3.24%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.18%) Web Services
2 14 (4.12%) .NET
3 12 (3.53%) Software Packaging
4 11 (3.24%) .NET Framework
5 7 (2.06%) REST
6 6 (1.76%) Angular 2
6 6 (1.76%) AngularJS
6 6 (1.76%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (1.76%) CSS
6 6 (1.76%) Dapper ORM
6 6 (1.76%) Entity Framework
6 6 (1.76%) HTML
6 6 (1.76%) MFC
6 6 (1.76%) NHibernate
6 6 (1.76%) WCF
6 6 (1.76%) WPF
7 4 (1.18%) LDAP
7 4 (1.18%) XML
8 2 (0.59%) JSON
8 2 (0.59%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.76%) Data Centre
1 23 (6.76%) Fat Client
1 23 (6.76%) Thin Client
2 17 (5.00%) Clustering
3 12 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (2.65%) PKI
4 9 (2.65%) User Experience
5 7 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.06%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.06%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (1.47%) CESG
7 5 (1.47%) Wiki
8 4 (1.18%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (0.59%) CMDB
10 2 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.59%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.59%) PMI
10 2 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 281 (82.65%) Windows
2 174 (51.18%) Windows 10
3 104 (30.59%) Windows Server
4 95 (27.94%) Windows 7
5 56 (16.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (6.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (5.29%) Mac OS
9 17 (5.00%) Windows 8
10 16 (4.71%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.18%) Windows Vista
11 4 (1.18%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.88%) Android
12 3 (0.88%) Linux
13 1 (0.29%) SUSE
13 1 (0.29%) Unix
13 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (32.06%) Application Packaging
2 50 (14.71%) Application Virtualisation
2 50 (14.71%) ITIL
3 49 (14.41%) Migration
4 36 (10.59%) User Acceptance Testing
5 35 (10.29%) Problem Management
6 30 (8.82%) Change Management
7 25 (7.35%) Service Management
8 22 (6.47%) Project Management
9 20 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
9 20 (5.88%) Runbook
10 18 (5.29%) Data Protection
11 17 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
11 17 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
12 16 (4.71%) Capacity Management
12 16 (4.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (4.12%) Change Control
14 14 (4.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 154 (45.29%) PowerShell
2 47 (13.82%) VBScript
3 24 (7.06%) SQL
4 18 (5.29%) VB
5 10 (2.94%) C#
6 6 (1.76%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.76%) Python
7 5 (1.47%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.88%) MATLAB
9 2 (0.59%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 38 (11.18%) Security Cleared
2 27 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.71%) Degree
4 15 (4.41%) Citrix Certification
5 10 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (2.35%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.06%) CCA
7 7 (2.06%) CCDP
7 7 (2.06%) CCIE
7 7 (2.06%) CCNP
7 7 (2.06%) Chartered Engineer
7 7 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.06%) CISM
7 7 (2.06%) CISSP
7 7 (2.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 7 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.47%) MCSE
9 4 (1.18%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.41%) GDPR
2 8 (2.35%) QA
3 5 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.47%) SLA
4 2 (0.59%) WCAG
5 1 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 180 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 111 (32.65%) XenApp
3 99 (29.12%) XenDesktop
4 91 (26.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 53 (15.59%) Hyper-V
6 38 (11.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 31 (9.12%) VMware ESXi
8 26 (7.65%) vSphere
9 20 (5.88%) XenServer
10 17 (5.00%) BitLocker
11 14 (4.12%) VMware Workstation
12 12 (3.53%) VMware NSX
13 10 (2.94%) DFS Replication
14 7 (2.06%) Terminal Services
14 7 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.59%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
16 1 (0.29%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 243 (71.47%) SCCM
2 41 (12.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (5.88%) WSUS
4 16 (4.71%) SCOM
5 12 (3.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 11 (3.24%) vCenter Server
7 10 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
8 8 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (2.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (1.76%) SCOrch
11 5 (1.47%) EdgeSight
11 5 (1.47%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (1.18%) HP ALM
12 4 (1.18%) Jamf Pro
12 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (1.18%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.18%) SCVMM
13 3 (0.88%) Nagios
13 3 (0.88%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 192 (56.47%) Microsoft
2 176 (51.76%) Citrix
3 132 (38.82%) VMware
4 106 (31.18%) Ivanti
5 31 (9.12%) Cisco
6 30 (8.82%) Dell
7 28 (8.24%) HP
8 21 (6.18%) Apple
9 18 (5.29%) Bloomberg
9 18 (5.29%) Reuters
10 17 (5.00%) Wyse
11 13 (3.82%) McAfee
12 12 (3.53%) Symantec
13 10 (2.94%) ThinPrint
14 8 (2.35%) ServiceNow
15 7 (2.06%) Altiris
16 6 (1.76%) Adobe
16 6 (1.76%) Remedy
16 6 (1.76%) SAP
17 3 (0.88%) Autodesk