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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
UK / Scotland
Rank 100 124 121
Rank change year-on-year +24 -3  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 7 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.40% 0.23% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 4.96% 1.86% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 9
Median daily rate £400 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £172 £94
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +17.64% -9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.86 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £20.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -20.70% -13.97%  

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 141 323 248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 8.12% 12.48% 8.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 170 121
Median daily rate £375 £395 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +13.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £243 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £33.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -52.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.86 £16.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.00 £110.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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
Edinburgh +19 6 £400 -11.11%
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Microsoft App-V
UK

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (80.00%) Citrix
3 18 (72.00%) Windows
3 18 (72.00%) XenApp
4 17 (68.00%) Windows 7
4 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (64.00%) XenDesktop
5 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
6 15 (60.00%) VMware
6 15 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (60.00%) Windows 10
7 14 (56.00%) VMware ESX
7 14 (56.00%) DHCP
7 14 (56.00%) DNS
8 13 (52.00%) SCCM
9 9 (36.00%) Finance
10 8 (32.00%) ITIL
11 7 (28.00%) Internet
11 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
11 7 (28.00%) NetScaler
12 6 (24.00%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
13 5 (20.00%) SCOM
14 4 (16.00%) Virtual Environments
14 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
14 4 (16.00%) Law
15 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
15 3 (12.00%) SQL
15 3 (12.00%) HTTPS

Microsoft App-V
Top Related 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 (12.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (8.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) DHCP
1 14 (56.00%) DNS
2 7 (28.00%) Internet
2 7 (28.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (12.00%) HTTP
3 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
4 1 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) WinDbg
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
4 4 (16.00%) Citrix Specialist
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Systems Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Citrix Support
5 3 (12.00%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 3 (12.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
5 3 (12.00%) IT Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Support Specialist
6 2 (8.00%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Applications Packager
6 2 (8.00%) Citrix Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) Citrix Architect
6 2 (8.00%) SCCM Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows 7
2 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (60.00%) Windows 10
3 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (12.00%) Analytics
4 3 (12.00%) Service Design
4 3 (12.00%) Software Distribution
4 3 (12.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Application Discovery
5 2 (8.00%) Application Packaging
5 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Personalization
6 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Release Management
6 1 (4.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
System Software
1 18 (72.00%) XenApp
2 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (64.00%) XenDesktop
3 15 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (56.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (8.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (4.00%) BitLocker
7 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (52.00%) SCCM
2 5 (20.00%) SCOM
3 3 (12.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (12.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (12.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (8.00%) WSUS
5 1 (4.00%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 22 (88.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (80.00%) Citrix
3 15 (60.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.00%) CA
4 3 (12.00%) Symantec
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco
5 2 (8.00%) Varonis
6 1 (4.00%) Adobe
6 1 (4.00%) AppSense
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) Remedy
6 1 (4.00%) Sophos