The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 28 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 115 114
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 10 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.45% 1.22% 0.71%
As % of the System Software category 4.83% 6.98% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 11
Median daily rate £275 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £436 £444 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £280 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
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 Scotland with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 207 516 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 9.39% 17.54% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 432 166
Median daily rate £350 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +12.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £176 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £470 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 42 15
Median hourly rate £20.25 £38.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.71% +130.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £35.28 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £42.00 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft App-V in Scotland

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft App-V in Scotland

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in Scotland over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft App-V in Scotland

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft App-V in Scotland

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 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
Glasgow +3 6 £275 +186.90%
Edinburgh +9 4 £428 +47.41%
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 14 (87.50%) Citrix
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
3 12 (75.00%) XenApp
4 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (56.25%) SCCM
5 9 (56.25%) PowerShell
5 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
6 7 (43.75%) XenDesktop
6 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
7 6 (37.50%) Internet
7 6 (37.50%) ITIL
7 6 (37.50%) Application Packaging
7 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (25.00%) Finance
8 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
9 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
9 3 (18.75%) DHCP
9 3 (18.75%) DNS
9 3 (18.75%) IIS
9 3 (18.75%) VMware
9 3 (18.75%) Legal
10 2 (12.50%) WSUS
10 2 (12.50%) Linux
10 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
10 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (12.50%) Performance Management

Microsoft App-V
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (18.75%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Internet
2 3 (18.75%) DHCP
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
4 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) InstallShield
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
1 1 (6.25%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
3 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Systems Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Desktop Support
2 5 (31.25%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Senior Systems Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Applications Packager
4 3 (18.75%) Desktop Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) IT Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
6 1 (6.25%) Citrix Specialist
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Server Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Virtual Team
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (56.25%) Windows Server
4 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Application Packaging
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (6.25%) Programme Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) PowerShell
2 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) VBScript
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 12 (75.00%) XenApp
3 7 (43.75%) XenDesktop
4 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (6.25%) BitLocker
6 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) WSUS
3 1 (6.25%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Citrix
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 1 (6.25%) Adobe
4 1 (6.25%) Remedy
4 1 (6.25%) Sophos