Period
to 15 October 2018

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 15 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
England > London
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 426 528 525
Rank change year-on-year +102 -3 -48
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 209 102 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 2.94% 1.96% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 76 73
London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £236
90th Percentile £525 £488 £520
England median daily rate £413 £375 £315
% change year-on-year +10.00% +19.05% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
London median hourly rate £14.80 - -
England median hourly rate £15.55 £15.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +0.32% -44.64% -30.00%

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 7,113 5,200 5,276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.42% 11.67% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,241 3,656 3,669
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +14.65%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £200
90th Percentile £650 £638 £607
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 132 143
London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +28.79% -2.94%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.25 £57.00 £39.05
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £15.75
% change year-on-year -4.79% +6.70% -1.56%

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 15 October 2018.

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 15 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
Central London +10 63 £425 +9.68% 4
South London -11 14 £475 +46.15% 2
West London - 5 £400 - 1
East London -21 3 £256 -6.82% 1
North London -2 2 - -
Microsoft App-V
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 193 (92.34%) Windows
2 147 (70.33%) SCCM
3 133 (63.64%) Windows 10
4 124 (59.33%) Microsoft
5 105 (50.24%) Active Directory
5 105 (50.24%) PowerShell
6 96 (45.93%) Citrix
7 85 (40.67%) Windows 7
8 84 (40.19%) XenApp
9 79 (37.80%) Ivanti
10 77 (36.84%) VMware
11 75 (35.89%) XenDesktop
12 65 (31.10%) MSI
13 54 (25.84%) Finance
14 52 (24.88%) Windows Server
15 47 (22.49%) Migration
15 47 (22.49%) Application Virtualisation
16 45 (21.53%) VMware Infrastructure
17 44 (21.05%) Application Packaging
18 42 (20.10%) VBScript
19 28 (13.40%) InstallShield
19 28 (13.40%) AdminStudio
19 28 (13.40%) Wyse
20 26 (12.44%) Windows Server 2008
21 25 (11.96%) Office 365
21 25 (11.96%) Virtual Desktop
22 24 (11.48%) DHCP
23 23 (11.00%) DNS
24 22 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
24 22 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 8 (3.83%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.44%) IIS
4 1 (0.48%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (8.13%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (2.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.48%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.96%) Office 365
2 18 (8.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (2.87%) IaaS
4 2 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (0.96%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.48%) DHCP
2 23 (11.00%) DNS
3 22 (10.53%) NetScaler
4 19 (9.09%) Internet
5 17 (8.13%) VPN
6 11 (5.26%) MPLS
7 9 (4.31%) Remote Desktop
7 9 (4.31%) TCP/IP
8 7 (3.35%) Firewall
9 6 (2.87%) NAS
9 6 (2.87%) SAN
9 6 (2.87%) VSAN
10 5 (2.39%) WebEx
10 5 (2.39%) Wireless
11 2 (0.96%) LAN
11 2 (0.96%) VoIP
11 2 (0.96%) WAN
12 1 (0.48%) VLAN
12 1 (0.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.31%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.44%) Power BI
3 2 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 65 (31.10%) MSI
2 28 (13.40%) AdminStudio
2 28 (13.40%) InstallShield
3 8 (3.83%) WinDbg
4 2 (0.96%) AutoIt
4 2 (0.96%) IDA Disassembler
4 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.48%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.48%) Hudson
5 1 (0.48%) JIRA
5 1 (0.48%) Metasploit
General
1 54 (25.84%) Finance
2 12 (5.74%) Banking
3 9 (4.31%) Publishing
4 4 (1.91%) Law
5 3 (1.44%) Legal
6 2 (0.96%) Advertising
6 2 (0.96%) French Language
6 2 (0.96%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.48%) Local Government
7 1 (0.48%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (23.44%) Applications Packager
2 35 (16.75%) Desktop Support
3 28 (13.40%) Citrix Engineer
4 25 (11.96%) Windows Engineer
5 23 (11.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 21 (10.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (8.13%) Consultant
8 12 (5.74%) Analyst
9 11 (5.26%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.31%) Applications Engineer
10 9 (4.31%) Applications Specialist
10 9 (4.31%) Citrix Specialist
11 7 (3.35%) Citrix Consultant
11 7 (3.35%) PowerShell Engineer
12 6 (2.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 6 (2.87%) Architect
12 6 (2.87%) Infrastructure Support
12 6 (2.87%) Support Analyst
13 5 (2.39%) Citrix Support
13 5 (2.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (5.26%) Software Packaging
2 3 (1.44%) OCX
2 3 (1.44%) XMPP
3 2 (0.96%) ATL
3 2 (0.96%) LDAP
4 1 (0.48%) .NET
4 1 (0.48%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.48%) COM
4 1 (0.48%) JSON
4 1 (0.48%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.18%) Fat Client
1 15 (7.18%) Thin Client
2 13 (6.22%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.83%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.87%) Clustering
5 6 (2.87%) User Experience
6 3 (1.44%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (0.96%) CMDB
8 1 (0.48%) CESG
8 1 (0.48%) Fintech
8 1 (0.48%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.48%) NHS
8 1 (0.48%) PKI
8 1 (0.48%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) Replication
8 1 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 193 (92.34%) Windows
2 133 (63.64%) Windows 10
3 85 (40.67%) Windows 7
4 52 (24.88%) Windows Server
5 26 (12.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (3.83%) Windows 8
8 5 (2.39%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.44%) Linux
9 3 (1.44%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.96%) Unix
10 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.48%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (22.49%) Application Virtualisation
1 47 (22.49%) Migration
2 44 (21.05%) Application Packaging
3 22 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 22 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (8.61%) Capacity Management
5 17 (8.13%) ITIL
6 14 (6.70%) Service Delivery
7 13 (6.22%) Virtual Environments
8 11 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 11 (5.26%) Load Balancing
8 11 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (4.78%) Investment Management
9 10 (4.78%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (4.78%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (4.78%) Storage Management
10 9 (4.31%) Personalization
10 9 (4.31%) Proactive Monitoring
10 9 (4.31%) Problem Management
11 8 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 105 (50.24%) PowerShell
2 42 (20.10%) VBScript
3 16 (7.66%) SQL
4 10 (4.78%) VB
5 8 (3.83%) VBA
6 3 (1.44%) C
6 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.96%) C++
7 2 (0.96%) Perl
7 2 (0.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (8.13%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.26%) Degree
4 9 (4.31%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.83%) MCSE
6 5 (2.39%) MCDST
7 4 (1.91%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.96%) MCTS
8 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 1 (0.48%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.48%) HNC
9 1 (0.48%) MCP
9 1 (0.48%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.31%) QA
2 5 (2.39%) SLA
3 1 (0.48%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 105 (50.24%) Active Directory
2 84 (40.19%) XenApp
3 75 (35.89%) XenDesktop
4 45 (21.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 25 (11.96%) Virtual Desktop
6 18 (8.61%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (8.13%) vSphere
8 13 (6.22%) BitLocker
9 10 (4.78%) Hyper-V
9 10 (4.78%) VMware Workstation
10 9 (4.31%) DFS Replication
11 6 (2.87%) VMware NSX
12 5 (2.39%) Terminal Services
13 4 (1.91%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (1.91%) XenServer
14 3 (1.44%) Xen
15 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 147 (70.33%) SCCM
2 16 (7.66%) WSUS
3 11 (5.26%) SCOM
3 11 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (4.78%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (4.31%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (4.31%) vCenter Server
6 7 (3.35%) SCOrch
6 7 (3.35%) XenMobile
7 6 (2.87%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (2.87%) Perfmon
8 4 (1.91%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.44%) EdgeSight
9 3 (1.44%) Jamf Pro
9 3 (1.44%) SafeCom
10 2 (0.96%) IBM BigFix
10 2 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.48%) Nagios
11 1 (0.48%) Nmap
11 1 (0.48%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 124 (59.33%) Microsoft
2 96 (45.93%) Citrix
3 79 (37.80%) Ivanti
4 77 (36.84%) VMware
5 28 (13.40%) Wyse
6 14 (6.70%) Dell
6 14 (6.70%) McAfee
7 10 (4.78%) Cisco
7 10 (4.78%) ServiceNow
8 9 (4.31%) Altiris
9 8 (3.83%) Adobe
9 8 (3.83%) Symantec
10 7 (3.35%) HP
11 6 (2.87%) Apple
11 6 (2.87%) NetApp
11 6 (2.87%) Veritas
12 3 (1.44%) IBM
13 2 (0.96%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.96%) Gemalto
13 2 (0.96%) Novell