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 3 months to 27 June 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.

Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 392 388 355
Rank change year-on-year -4 -33  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 32 39 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.18% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 1.45% 1.59% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 23 56
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £265 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £280 £330
% change year-on-year +11.60% -15.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -57.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £28.63 £13.03
% change year-on-year -50.34% +119.64%  

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2204 2455 2237
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.59% 11.27% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1550 1760 1498
Median daily rate £450 £450 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.48%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 63 120
Median hourly rate £21.33 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.44% -15.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £22.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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
City of London +2 9 £325 -19.25%
Microsoft App-V
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 London region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 58 (80.56%) Windows
2 52 (72.22%) Citrix
3 48 (66.67%) SCCM
4 35 (48.61%) VMware
5 34 (47.22%) Active Directory
6 33 (45.83%) Microsoft
7 31 (43.06%) Windows 7
8 29 (40.28%) XenApp
9 27 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (31.94%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (31.94%) Windows 10
11 22 (30.56%) XenDesktop
11 22 (30.56%) MSI
12 17 (23.61%) Migration
12 17 (23.61%) AppSense
13 16 (22.22%) ITIL
13 16 (22.22%) Office 365
13 16 (22.22%) NetScaler
14 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (16.67%) PowerShell
15 12 (16.67%) Finance
16 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
16 11 (15.28%) Windows Server
17 10 (13.89%) Application Packaging
18 9 (12.50%) Altiris
18 9 (12.50%) XenServer
19 8 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
19 8 (11.11%) VBScript
19 8 (11.11%) Banking
19 8 (11.11%) Change Management

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 5 (6.94%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.78%) IIS
4 1 (1.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 16 (22.22%) Office 365
2 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.22%) NetScaler
2 3 (4.17%) SAN
2 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.78%) DHCP
3 2 (2.78%) DNS
3 2 (2.78%) Ethernet
3 2 (2.78%) Firewall
3 2 (2.78%) Internet
3 2 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (2.78%) SMTP
4 1 (1.39%) LAN
4 1 (1.39%) SSL
4 1 (1.39%) VLAN
4 1 (1.39%) VPN
4 1 (1.39%) WAN
4 1 (1.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 22 (30.56%) MSI
2 4 (5.56%) InstallShield
3 3 (4.17%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.39%) JIRA
General
1 12 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (11.11%) Banking
3 3 (4.17%) Law
4 2 (2.78%) Back Office
4 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.78%) Retail
5 1 (1.39%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.39%) Local Government
5 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (13.89%) Applications Packager
1 10 (13.89%) Citrix Engineer
2 9 (12.50%) Consultant
3 8 (11.11%) Applications Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Architect
4 7 (9.72%) Citrix Consultant
4 7 (9.72%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Citrix Architect
5 5 (6.94%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Administrator
7 3 (4.17%) Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Build Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Desktop Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Technical Architect
8 2 (2.78%) Citrix Administrator
8 2 (2.78%) Field Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.39%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.17%) BYOD
3 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.78%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.39%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 58 (80.56%) Windows
2 31 (43.06%) Windows 7
3 27 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (31.94%) Windows 10
5 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (15.28%) Windows Server
7 6 (8.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.39%) Linux
8 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.61%) Migration
2 16 (22.22%) ITIL
3 10 (13.89%) Application Packaging
4 8 (11.11%) Change Management
5 6 (8.33%) Personalization
6 5 (6.94%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (5.56%) Application Discovery
7 4 (5.56%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 4 (5.56%) High Availability
7 4 (5.56%) ITIL V3
7 4 (5.56%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (4.17%) Investment Management
8 3 (4.17%) Service Management
8 3 (4.17%) TOGAF
9 2 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.78%) Functional Testing
9 2 (2.78%) Infrastructure Transformation
9 2 (2.78%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.11%) VBScript
3 4 (5.56%) SQL
4 3 (4.17%) VB
5 2 (2.78%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.94%) Degree
3 5 (6.94%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.56%) HNC
4 4 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (4.17%) CCA
5 3 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (4.17%) MCSE
6 2 (2.78%) CCEA
6 2 (2.78%) MCITP
7 1 (1.39%) CCNA
7 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.39%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.39%) MCSA
7 1 (1.39%) MCTS
7 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (1.39%) VCP4
7 1 (1.39%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (47.22%) Active Directory
2 29 (40.28%) XenApp
3 23 (31.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (30.56%) XenDesktop
5 9 (12.50%) XenServer
6 8 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (6.94%) Hyper-V
7 5 (6.94%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (5.56%) Terminal Server
8 4 (5.56%) vSphere
9 2 (2.78%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 48 (66.67%) SCCM
2 4 (5.56%) ThinApp
3 3 (4.17%) EdgeSight
3 3 (4.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.78%) WSUS
5 1 (1.39%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.39%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (72.22%) Citrix
2 35 (48.61%) VMware
3 33 (45.83%) Microsoft
4 17 (23.61%) AppSense
5 9 (12.50%) Altiris
6 5 (6.94%) Bloomberg
6 5 (6.94%) Dell
7 4 (5.56%) EMC
7 4 (5.56%) Symantec
8 3 (4.17%) Reuters
8 3 (4.17%) Wyse
9 2 (2.78%) Cisco
9 2 (2.78%) FactSet
10 1 (1.39%) Adobe
10 1 (1.39%) Apple
10 1 (1.39%) BMC
10 1 (1.39%) HP
10 1 (1.39%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.39%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.39%) Splunk