Period
to 21 May 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 21 May 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
21 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 472 479 487
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8 +17
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 114 155 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.28% 0.34% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 1.80% 2.51% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 111 70
London median daily rate £375 £400 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +5.68% +0.93%
10th Percentile £296 £306 £305
90th Percentile £490 £500 £475
England median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
London median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 £14.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +76.06% -16.47%
England median hourly rate £15.37 £20.81 £14.20
% change year-on-year -26.13% +46.53% -29.00%

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 6,328 6,179 4,381
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.70% 13.55% 11.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,585 4,560 3,053
London median daily rate £525 £500 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.95% +5.65%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £200
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 158 111
London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +26.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.02 £12.88
90th Percentile £47.09 £47.96 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.75 £16.22 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.30% +1.34% +3.23%

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 21 May 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 21 May 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 +5 34 £375 -11.76% 3
South London -4 4 £475 +9.95% 1
West London +30 3 £335 -
East London -20 1 £350 +52.17%
Microsoft App-V
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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.

1 100 (87.72%) Windows
2 88 (77.19%) SCCM
3 75 (65.79%) Microsoft
4 59 (51.75%) MSI
5 58 (50.88%) Citrix
6 54 (47.37%) Active Directory
7 52 (45.61%) PowerShell
8 47 (41.23%) Application Packaging
9 45 (39.47%) Windows 10
10 40 (35.09%) XenApp
11 36 (31.58%) Windows 7
12 31 (27.19%) XenDesktop
13 30 (26.32%) Windows Server
14 28 (24.56%) Migration
14 28 (24.56%) Finance
15 26 (22.81%) VMware
16 24 (21.05%) ITIL
17 23 (20.18%) Ivanti
17 23 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
17 23 (20.18%) Office 365
18 21 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
19 18 (15.79%) Application Virtualisation
20 17 (14.91%) Service Delivery
21 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
22 13 (11.40%) Security Cleared
22 13 (11.40%) Virtual Desktop
22 13 (11.40%) Microsoft Office
22 13 (11.40%) VBScript
23 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
24 11 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008

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 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.39%) IIS
3 3 (2.63%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (11.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 23 (20.18%) Office 365
2 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (7.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.75%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.88%) IaaS
5 1 (0.88%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.88%) PaaS
5 1 (0.88%) SaaS
5 1 (0.88%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.14%) DHCP
1 7 (6.14%) NetScaler
2 6 (5.26%) NAS
2 6 (5.26%) SAN
3 4 (3.51%) Firewall
3 4 (3.51%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (2.63%) DNS
5 2 (1.75%) Internet
5 2 (1.75%) LAN
5 2 (1.75%) PCoIP
5 2 (1.75%) RTSP
5 2 (1.75%) Skype
6 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (1.75%) RDBMS
1 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 59 (51.75%) MSI
2 11 (9.65%) InstallShield
3 2 (1.75%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.75%) WinDbg
General
1 28 (24.56%) Finance
2 3 (2.63%) Banking
2 3 (2.63%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.75%) Publishing
4 1 (0.88%) Advertising
4 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (34.21%) Applications Packager
2 17 (14.91%) Applications Engineer
3 16 (14.04%) Desktop Engineer
4 13 (11.40%) SCCM Engineer
5 10 (8.77%) Citrix Engineer
6 7 (6.14%) Applications Specialist
6 7 (6.14%) Architect
6 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Analyst
8 5 (4.39%) Consultant
8 5 (4.39%) MSI Packager
9 4 (3.51%) Active Directory Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) Desktop Support
9 4 (3.51%) Exchange Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) Office 365 Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) SCCM Consultant
9 4 (3.51%) Senior Desktop Engineer
9 4 (3.51%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 3 (2.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.26%) XML
2 5 (4.39%) HTML
3 4 (3.51%) Software Packaging
3 4 (3.51%) XML Schema
4 1 (0.88%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.51%) User Experience
3 3 (2.63%) BYOD
3 3 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.75%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.75%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.75%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.75%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.75%) Tandem
4 2 (1.75%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) NHS
5 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 100 (87.72%) Windows
2 45 (39.47%) Windows 10
3 36 (31.58%) Windows 7
4 30 (26.32%) Windows Server
5 21 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (9.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (7.02%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.39%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.75%) AIX
9 2 (1.75%) Linux
9 2 (1.75%) Solaris
10 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (41.23%) Application Packaging
2 28 (24.56%) Migration
3 24 (21.05%) ITIL
4 18 (15.79%) Application Virtualisation
5 17 (14.91%) Service Delivery
6 11 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (8.77%) Application Discovery
7 10 (8.77%) ITIL V3
8 8 (7.02%) Change Management
9 7 (6.14%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (6.14%) ITSM
9 7 (6.14%) Service Management
9 7 (6.14%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (5.26%) Deployment Automation
10 6 (5.26%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 6 (5.26%) Proactive Monitoring
10 6 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (4.39%) Data Protection
12 4 (3.51%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (45.61%) PowerShell
2 13 (11.40%) VBScript
3 5 (4.39%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.39%) VB
4 4 (3.51%) SQL
5 2 (1.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.14%) MCSE
2 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.39%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.75%) CCA
6 2 (1.75%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.14%) SLA
2 4 (3.51%) QA
3 2 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 40 (35.09%) XenApp
3 31 (27.19%) XenDesktop
4 23 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (11.40%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (7.02%) vSphere
7 6 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.51%) BitLocker
9 3 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.75%) VMware NSX
10 2 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.88%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 88 (77.19%) SCCM
2 12 (10.53%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (7.02%) WSUS
4 4 (3.51%) SCOM
5 3 (2.63%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.75%) OfficeScan
6 2 (1.75%) Perfmon
6 2 (1.75%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.88%) ThinApp
7 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.88%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 75 (65.79%) Microsoft
2 58 (50.88%) Citrix
3 26 (22.81%) VMware
4 23 (20.18%) Ivanti
5 7 (6.14%) Novell
5 7 (6.14%) Wyse
6 4 (3.51%) Altiris
6 4 (3.51%) McAfee
6 4 (3.51%) Symantec
7 3 (2.63%) Cisco
8 2 (1.75%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (0.88%) Dell
9 1 (0.88%) HP
9 1 (0.88%) IBM