Period
to 19 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 19 January 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 505 491 515
Rank change year-on-year -14 +24 -33
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 132 141 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.30% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.91% 2.40% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 96 76
London median daily rate £418 £350 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.29% -4.76% -8.13%
10th Percentile £313 £278 £208
90th Percentile £489 £488 £538
England median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
London median hourly rate £15.20 - -
England median hourly rate £15.80 £20.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -21.00% -24.53% +32.50%

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 6,907 5,870 5,149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.64% 12.63% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,069 4,268 3,551
London median daily rate £525 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £205 £185 £200
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
England median daily rate £475 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +7.95% +6.67% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 141 148
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% +16.13%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.81 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.09 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.15
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.17% +4.19%

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft App-V as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft App-V in London

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft App-V in London

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in London over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft App-V in London

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft App-V in London

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Central London -7 41 £423 +2.42% 6
West London - 5 £335 - 1
South London -2 3 £475 +46.15%
North London -9 2 - -
East London -31 2 £238 -13.64%
Microsoft App-V
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 120 (90.91%) Windows
2 98 (74.24%) SCCM
3 82 (62.12%) Windows 10
4 79 (59.85%) Microsoft
5 73 (55.30%) Active Directory
6 68 (51.52%) PowerShell
7 61 (46.21%) Citrix
8 56 (42.42%) XenApp
9 49 (37.12%) MSI
10 47 (35.61%) Windows 7
11 46 (34.85%) Ivanti
12 45 (34.09%) XenDesktop
13 42 (31.82%) VMware
14 35 (26.52%) Finance
15 31 (23.48%) VMware Infrastructure
16 30 (22.73%) Migration
17 28 (21.21%) Application Packaging
18 27 (20.45%) Windows Server
18 27 (20.45%) Application Virtualisation
19 25 (18.94%) VBScript
20 20 (15.15%) Office 365
21 18 (13.64%) ITIL
22 17 (12.88%) DHCP
22 17 (12.88%) AdminStudio
23 16 (12.12%) Wyse
23 16 (12.12%) DNS
23 16 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
24 15 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
25 14 (10.61%) Virtual Desktop
25 14 (10.61%) Internet

Microsoft App-V
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 6 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.52%) IIS
3 1 (0.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (3.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.76%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.15%) Office 365
2 8 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.27%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.88%) DHCP
2 16 (12.12%) DNS
3 14 (10.61%) Internet
4 9 (6.82%) NetScaler
5 8 (6.06%) Remote Desktop
5 8 (6.06%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.30%) Firewall
6 7 (5.30%) VPN
7 6 (4.55%) MPLS
8 5 (3.79%) Wireless
9 2 (1.52%) LAN
9 2 (1.52%) NAS
9 2 (1.52%) SAN
9 2 (1.52%) WAN
10 1 (0.76%) VoIP
10 1 (0.76%) VSAN
10 1 (0.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.76%) Power BI
2 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 49 (37.12%) MSI
2 17 (12.88%) AdminStudio
3 13 (9.85%) InstallShield
4 11 (8.33%) WinDbg
5 5 (3.79%) IDA Disassembler
5 5 (3.79%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.03%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.52%) AutoIt
8 1 (0.76%) Metasploit
General
1 35 (26.52%) Finance
2 9 (6.82%) Publishing
3 5 (3.79%) Banking
4 2 (1.52%) French Language
5 1 (0.76%) Advertising
5 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (26.52%) Applications Packager
2 23 (17.42%) Citrix Engineer
3 14 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (9.85%) Desktop Engineer
5 10 (7.58%) Windows Engineer
6 8 (6.06%) Applications Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) Analyst
7 7 (5.30%) SCCM Engineer
7 7 (5.30%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.55%) PowerShell Engineer
9 5 (3.79%) C++ Developer
9 5 (3.79%) Citrix Specialist
9 5 (3.79%) Desktop Support
9 5 (3.79%) Developer
9 5 (3.79%) Operations Engineer
10 4 (3.03%) Active Directory Engineer
10 4 (3.03%) Applications Specialist
10 4 (3.03%) Consultant
10 4 (3.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 4 (3.03%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.55%) ATL
2 5 (3.79%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.52%) COM+
4 1 (0.76%) DCOM
4 1 (0.76%) HTML
4 1 (0.76%) LDAP
4 1 (0.76%) OCX
4 1 (0.76%) XML
4 1 (0.76%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.30%) Fat Client
2 7 (5.30%) Thin Client
3 5 (3.79%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.79%) Clustering
3 5 (3.79%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.03%) User Experience
5 2 (1.52%) CMDB
5 2 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 120 (90.91%) Windows
2 82 (62.12%) Windows 10
3 47 (35.61%) Windows 7
4 27 (20.45%) Windows Server
5 16 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (6.06%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.27%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.52%) Linux
9 2 (1.52%) Unix
10 1 (0.76%) VMS
10 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.73%) Migration
2 28 (21.21%) Application Packaging
3 27 (20.45%) Application Virtualisation
4 18 (13.64%) ITIL
5 14 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 12 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 10 (7.58%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (6.82%) Change Management
8 9 (6.82%) Personalization
9 8 (6.06%) Capacity Management
9 8 (6.06%) Patch Management
9 8 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (6.06%) Service Management
10 7 (5.30%) Investment Management
10 7 (5.30%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (5.30%) Virtual Environments
11 6 (4.55%) Load Balancing
11 6 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (3.79%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 5 (3.79%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (51.52%) PowerShell
2 25 (18.94%) VBScript
3 6 (4.55%) C
3 6 (4.55%) C++
3 6 (4.55%) VBA
4 4 (3.03%) SQL
4 4 (3.03%) VB
5 3 (2.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.82%) MCSE
3 5 (3.79%) DV Cleared
3 5 (3.79%) MCDST
4 4 (3.03%) Degree
5 2 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.52%) HNC
6 1 (0.76%) CCA
6 1 (0.76%) MCP
6 1 (0.76%) MCSA
6 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 73 (55.30%) Active Directory
2 56 (42.42%) XenApp
3 45 (34.09%) XenDesktop
4 31 (23.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (10.61%) Virtual Desktop
6 12 (9.09%) vSphere
7 7 (5.30%) DFS Replication
7 7 (5.30%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (5.30%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (4.55%) Hyper-V
9 4 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (2.27%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.52%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.76%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 98 (74.24%) SCCM
2 9 (6.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 9 (6.82%) WSUS
3 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (3.79%) Perfmon
4 5 (3.79%) SCOM
4 5 (3.79%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.52%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.52%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.76%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.76%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.76%) Nmap
6 1 (0.76%) SafeCom
6 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 79 (59.85%) Microsoft
2 61 (46.21%) Citrix
3 46 (34.85%) Ivanti
4 42 (31.82%) VMware
5 16 (12.12%) Wyse
6 8 (6.06%) Altiris
6 8 (6.06%) Symantec
7 7 (5.30%) McAfee
8 6 (4.55%) Dell
9 5 (3.79%) Adobe
9 5 (3.79%) Veritas
10 4 (3.03%) Cisco
11 3 (2.27%) HP
11 3 (2.27%) Novell
12 1 (0.76%) Apple
12 1 (0.76%) CommVault
12 1 (0.76%) IBM
12 1 (0.76%) NetApp
12 1 (0.76%) Oracle
12 1 (0.76%) Sun