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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
UK / England
Rank 453 463 400
Rank change year-on-year +10 -63  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 130 156 206
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.32% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 2.77% 2.95% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 105 129
Median daily rate £384 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.57% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £563 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +17.64% -9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
Median hourly rate £14.20 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.00% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £20.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -20.70% -13.97%  

Microsoft App-V is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4688 5290 5001
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.22% 10.83% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2994 3256 2766
Median daily rate £410 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.12% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 426 578
Median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.05 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Microsoft App-V as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V in England.

Contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +43 39 £425 +25.00% 3
London +2 38 £363 -3.33% 7
South West +4 25 £525 +84.21% 1
West Midlands +9 12 £600 +103.38% 1
East of England -2 9 £288 -23.33% 2
North East -13 4 £225 -10.00%
East Midlands -3 2 £381 - 2
Yorkshire +10 1 - - 1
Microsoft App-V
UK

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 225 (81.82%) Windows
2 172 (62.55%) Citrix
3 171 (62.18%) SCCM
4 163 (59.27%) Active Directory
5 149 (54.18%) Microsoft
6 132 (48.00%) XenApp
7 113 (41.09%) VMware
8 100 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 98 (35.64%) Windows 7
10 93 (33.82%) AppSense
11 90 (32.73%) Windows Server
12 85 (30.91%) XenDesktop
13 81 (29.45%) Security Cleared
14 79 (28.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 76 (27.64%) Windows 10
16 75 (27.27%) DNS
17 63 (22.91%) Windows Server 2012
18 62 (22.55%) MSI
19 61 (22.18%) PowerShell
20 59 (21.45%) Migration
21 53 (19.27%) ITIL
22 49 (17.82%) DHCP
22 49 (17.82%) Thin Client
22 49 (17.82%) Fat Client
23 46 (16.73%) SC Cleared
24 43 (15.64%) Office 365
25 41 (14.91%) Skype for Business
26 38 (13.82%) Application Packaging
27 34 (12.36%) Finance
28 33 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft App-V
Top Related 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 41 (14.91%) Skype for Business
2 14 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (4.73%) MS Exchange
4 11 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (3.27%) IIS
6 9 (3.27%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.09%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.73%) OpenStack
Applications
1 29 (10.55%) MS Office
2 24 (8.73%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (15.64%) Office 365
2 15 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.09%) IaaS
4 3 (1.09%) PaaS
5 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 75 (27.27%) DNS
2 49 (17.82%) DHCP
3 31 (11.27%) NetScaler
4 22 (8.00%) Skype
5 15 (5.45%) Remote Desktop
6 14 (5.09%) TCP/IP
7 12 (4.36%) BIG-IP
8 11 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (4.00%) VPN
9 10 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (2.55%) 3G
10 7 (2.55%) Unified Communications
10 7 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (2.18%) Firewall
12 5 (1.82%) SAN
12 5 (1.82%) VLAN
13 4 (1.45%) SMS
13 4 (1.45%) WAN
14 3 (1.09%) Ethernet
14 3 (1.09%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 62 (22.55%) MSI
2 9 (3.27%) InstallShield
3 5 (1.82%) JIRA
4 4 (1.45%) AdminStudio
5 3 (1.09%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.36%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 34 (12.36%) Finance
2 9 (3.27%) Banking
3 6 (2.18%) Retail
4 4 (1.45%) Investment Banking
4 4 (1.45%) Publishing
5 3 (1.09%) Electronics
5 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.09%) Marketing
5 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.73%) Advertising
6 2 (0.73%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.36%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Law
Job Titles
1 42 (15.27%) Applications Packager
2 40 (14.55%) Architect
3 31 (11.27%) Analyst
4 22 (8.00%) Consultant
5 21 (7.64%) Citrix Engineer
6 18 (6.55%) Technical Architect
7 15 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 14 (5.09%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (5.09%) Citrix Analyst
9 13 (4.73%) Desktop Engineer
9 13 (4.73%) Support Engineer
10 12 (4.36%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (4.00%) Support Analyst
12 10 (3.64%) Applications Engineer
12 10 (3.64%) Citrix Consultant
12 10 (3.64%) Enterprise Architect
13 9 (3.27%) Desktop Support
13 9 (3.27%) Technical Analyst
14 8 (2.91%) Citrix Specialist
14 8 (2.91%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.73%) Software Packaging
2 4 (1.45%) Web Services
3 3 (1.09%) Java SE
4 2 (0.73%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 49 (17.82%) Fat Client
1 49 (17.82%) Thin Client
2 22 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.09%) Client/Server
4 12 (4.36%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.55%) BYOD
5 7 (2.55%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.55%) User Experience
5 7 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.18%) Clustering
7 5 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.09%) PKI
9 2 (0.73%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.73%) Digital Signage
9 2 (0.73%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.73%) EMC VNX
10 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.36%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.36%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 225 (81.82%) Windows
2 100 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 98 (35.64%) Windows 7
4 90 (32.73%) Windows Server
5 76 (27.64%) Windows 10
6 63 (22.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (8.00%) Windows 8
9 15 (5.45%) Linux
10 14 (5.09%) Windows XP
11 12 (4.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (3.27%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.36%) Solaris
13 1 (0.36%) Unix
13 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.36%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (21.45%) Migration
2 53 (19.27%) ITIL
3 38 (13.82%) Application Packaging
4 29 (10.55%) Application Virtualisation
5 23 (8.36%) Software Delivery
6 21 (7.64%) Change Management
6 21 (7.64%) Incident Management
7 19 (6.91%) Problem Management
8 16 (5.82%) Service Delivery
9 15 (5.45%) Root Cause Analysis
10 14 (5.09%) Personalization
10 14 (5.09%) Service Management
11 12 (4.36%) Protective Monitoring
12 11 (4.00%) Application Discovery
12 11 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (3.64%) DevOps
13 10 (3.64%) Performance Management
13 10 (3.64%) Release Management
14 8 (2.91%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 61 (22.18%) PowerShell
2 23 (8.36%) VBScript
3 20 (7.27%) SQL
4 14 (5.09%) VB
5 5 (1.82%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.36%) Java
Qualifications
1 81 (29.45%) Security Cleared
2 46 (16.73%) SC Cleared
3 31 (11.27%) DV Cleared
4 19 (6.91%) Degree
5 16 (5.82%) Citrix Certification
6 11 (4.00%) CCA
7 9 (3.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (2.91%) HNC
9 7 (2.55%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.82%) MCSE
11 4 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (1.09%) CCEA
12 3 (1.09%) MCITP
12 3 (1.09%) MCP
12 3 (1.09%) MCTS
13 2 (0.73%) ISTQB
13 2 (0.73%) RHCE
13 2 (0.73%) RHCSA
14 1 (0.36%) CCAA
14 1 (0.36%) GISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.00%) GPG13
2 10 (3.64%) SLA
3 8 (2.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.73%) QA
5 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 163 (59.27%) Active Directory
2 132 (48.00%) XenApp
3 85 (30.91%) XenDesktop
4 79 (28.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 32 (11.64%) Virtual Desktop
6 30 (10.91%) VMware ESX
7 25 (9.09%) Hyper-V
8 21 (7.64%) vSphere
9 17 (6.18%) BitLocker
10 16 (5.82%) XenServer
11 9 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (2.55%) DFS Replication
13 6 (2.18%) Firmware
14 5 (1.82%) Terminal Services
15 4 (1.45%) Terminal Server
15 4 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
16 3 (1.09%) ISA Server
16 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
17 2 (0.73%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 171 (62.18%) SCCM
2 17 (6.18%) AppDNA
3 16 (5.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 15 (5.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 13 (4.73%) WSUS
6 12 (4.36%) EdgeSight
7 9 (3.27%) XenMobile
8 6 (2.18%) SCOM
8 6 (2.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (1.82%) SafeCom
9 5 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (1.82%) Sysprep
10 2 (0.73%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.36%) Nagios
11 1 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.36%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 172 (62.55%) Citrix
2 149 (54.18%) Microsoft
3 113 (41.09%) VMware
4 93 (33.82%) AppSense
5 31 (11.27%) Cisco
6 25 (9.09%) Wyse
7 22 (8.00%) HP
7 22 (8.00%) Symantec
8 12 (4.36%) CA
8 12 (4.36%) Dell
8 12 (4.36%) F5
8 12 (4.36%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.64%) Palo Alto
9 10 (3.64%) ThinPrint
10 8 (2.91%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.18%) Altiris
12 5 (1.82%) Infoblox
12 5 (1.82%) LANDesk
13 4 (1.45%) EMC
13 4 (1.45%) Xerox
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