The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
England / South East
Rank 207 242 213
Rank change year-on-year +35 -29  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 38 20 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.49% 0.22% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 4.05% 1.58% 4.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 32
Median daily rate £450 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £410 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +21.32% -9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £55.55 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +76.34%  
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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 938 1265 1219
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.10% 13.82% 12.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 783 617
Median daily rate £375 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 92 119
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.13% +31.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft App-V in the South East

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft App-V in the South East

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft App-V in the South East

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Buckinghamshire - 23 £550 -
Hampshire +9 7 £344 -19.11%
Surrey +18 4 £350 -6.66% 1
Berkshire +17 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -7 2 £350 -12.50% 3
Microsoft App-V
England

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 53 (77.94%) Windows
2 52 (76.47%) Citrix
3 42 (61.76%) XenApp
4 35 (51.47%) SCCM
5 34 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 30 (44.12%) Active Directory
7 27 (39.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 26 (38.24%) Migration
8 26 (38.24%) Windows 7
8 26 (38.24%) XenDesktop
9 24 (35.29%) Security Cleared
10 23 (33.82%) Windows Server
11 21 (30.88%) DNS
11 21 (30.88%) Windows 10
12 20 (29.41%) Thin Client
12 20 (29.41%) Fat Client
13 18 (26.47%) AppSense
14 17 (25.00%) VMware
14 17 (25.00%) SC Cleared
15 15 (22.06%) MSI
15 15 (22.06%) AppDNA
15 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (20.59%) Application Virtualisation
16 14 (20.59%) HP
17 13 (19.12%) Cisco
17 13 (19.12%) ITIL
17 13 (19.12%) DHCP
18 12 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (17.65%) Office 365
19 11 (16.18%) Hyper-V

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (16.18%) Skype for Business
2 5 (7.35%) IIS
3 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) MS Office
2 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.65%) Office 365
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.94%) IaaS
4 2 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.88%) DNS
2 13 (19.12%) DHCP
3 10 (14.71%) BIG-IP
3 10 (14.71%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (13.24%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (11.76%) Skype
6 7 (10.29%) TCP/IP
7 5 (7.35%) NetScaler
8 4 (5.88%) VPN
9 2 (2.94%) Firewall
9 2 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.47%) Cisco PIX
10 1 (1.47%) Ethernet
10 1 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (1.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (1.47%) HTTP
10 1 (1.47%) IPsec
10 1 (1.47%) SSL
10 1 (1.47%) Wireless
10 1 (1.47%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (22.06%) MSI
2 4 (5.88%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Publishing
2 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (32.35%) Architect
2 12 (17.65%) Applications Packager
3 11 (16.18%) Analyst
4 10 (14.71%) Citrix Engineer
5 9 (13.24%) Enterprise Architect
6 8 (11.76%) Technical Architect
7 6 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (8.82%) Support Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (7.35%) Applications Architect
8 5 (7.35%) Citrix Specialist
9 3 (4.41%) Citrix Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Citrix Packager
9 3 (4.41%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Services Delivery Analyst
9 3 (4.41%) Windows Engineer
10 2 (2.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 2 (2.94%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 2 (2.94%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (1.47%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (29.41%) Fat Client
1 20 (29.41%) Thin Client
2 6 (8.82%) Clustering
3 4 (5.88%) BYOD
4 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.94%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.94%) PKI
6 1 (1.47%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.47%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 53 (77.94%) Windows
2 27 (39.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (38.24%) Windows 7
4 23 (33.82%) Windows Server
5 21 (30.88%) Windows 10
6 15 (22.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (10.29%) Windows Vista
9 6 (8.82%) Windows 8
10 4 (5.88%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.94%) Linux
11 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.47%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (38.24%) Migration
2 14 (20.59%) Application Virtualisation
3 13 (19.12%) ITIL
4 11 (16.18%) Protective Monitoring
5 9 (13.24%) DevOps
6 8 (11.76%) Compatibility Testing
6 8 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (8.82%) Data Migration
7 6 (8.82%) Incident Management
7 6 (8.82%) Personalization
7 6 (8.82%) Problem Management
8 5 (7.35%) Application Packaging
8 5 (7.35%) Network Load Balancing
8 5 (7.35%) Performance Management
8 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
8 5 (7.35%) Service Design
9 4 (5.88%) Application Discovery
9 4 (5.88%) Change Management
9 4 (5.88%) Validation
10 3 (4.41%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 17 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.76%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.35%) CCA
4 5 (7.35%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.94%) MCSE
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.94%) RHCE
5 2 (2.94%) RHCSA
6 1 (1.47%) CCAA
6 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.71%) GPG13
2 5 (7.35%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 42 (61.76%) XenApp
2 30 (44.12%) Active Directory
3 26 (38.24%) XenDesktop
4 12 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (16.18%) Hyper-V
6 10 (14.71%) vSphere
7 7 (10.29%) BitLocker
7 7 (10.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (8.82%) Firmware
8 6 (8.82%) VMware ESX
9 5 (7.35%) Terminal Services
10 2 (2.94%) XenServer
11 1 (1.47%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 35 (51.47%) SCCM
2 15 (22.06%) AppDNA
3 11 (16.18%) EdgeSight
4 7 (10.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 6 (8.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (7.35%) XenMobile
7 4 (5.88%) SafeCom
7 4 (5.88%) SCOM
8 2 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (1.47%) FortiGate
9 1 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (1.47%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 52 (76.47%) Citrix
2 34 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (26.47%) AppSense
4 17 (25.00%) VMware
5 14 (20.59%) HP
6 13 (19.12%) Cisco
7 10 (14.71%) F5
7 10 (14.71%) Symantec
8 9 (13.24%) Palo Alto
9 6 (8.82%) CA
9 6 (8.82%) Wyse
10 4 (5.88%) CheckPoint
11 3 (4.41%) BT
11 3 (4.41%) IronPort
11 3 (4.41%) Sophos
12 2 (2.94%) IBM
12 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
13 1 (1.47%) Clearswift
13 1 (1.47%) Forcepoint
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