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 25 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 / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 265 203
Rank change year-on-year +44 -62  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 17 12 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.14% 0.71%
As % of the System Software category 1.78% 1.05% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 48
Median daily rate £350 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £528 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £280 £335
% change year-on-year +16.07% -16.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £28.88 £13.71
% change year-on-year -50.77% +110.61%  

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 953 1147 1242
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.48% 13.02% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 677 619
Median daily rate £400 £390 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +6.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 101 150
Median hourly rate £17.75 £23.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.82% +13.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.73 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

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 25 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 25 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
Hampshire +9 4 £475 -
Surrey +2 4 £275 -38.02%
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £525 +77.96% 1
West Sussex - 3 £325 -
Berkshire +16 1 £401 +2.03%
Middlesex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £350 - 4
Microsoft App-V
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 40 (71.43%) Windows
2 34 (60.71%) Citrix
3 29 (51.79%) Migration
4 27 (48.21%) Security Cleared
5 26 (46.43%) SCCM
5 26 (46.43%) Microsoft
5 26 (46.43%) Windows 10
6 21 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 21 (37.50%) XenApp
7 19 (33.93%) SC Cleared
8 18 (32.14%) MSI
9 16 (28.57%) AppSense
10 15 (26.79%) XenDesktop
11 14 (25.00%) Fat Client
11 14 (25.00%) Thin Client
12 12 (21.43%) AppDNA
12 12 (21.43%) Windows 7
13 11 (19.64%) Cisco
13 11 (19.64%) SQL
14 10 (17.86%) GPG13
14 10 (17.86%) Protective Monitoring
14 10 (17.86%) Office 365
14 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (16.07%) DevOps
15 9 (16.07%) Palo Alto
15 9 (16.07%) F5
15 9 (16.07%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (16.07%) Hyper-V
15 9 (16.07%) Cisco ASA
15 9 (16.07%) Application Packaging

Microsoft App-V
Co-occurring 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 2 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Primavera
1 1 (1.79%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.86%) Office 365
2 4 (7.14%) IaaS
2 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.14%) PaaS
3 3 (5.36%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.07%) BIG-IP
1 9 (16.07%) Cisco ASA
1 9 (16.07%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (10.71%) DHCP
2 6 (10.71%) DNS
3 4 (7.14%) NetScaler
4 3 (5.36%) Firewall
5 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (32.14%) MSI
2 4 (7.14%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (44.64%) Architect
2 9 (16.07%) Applications Packager
2 9 (16.07%) Enterprise Architect
2 9 (16.07%) Technical Architect
3 7 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Applications Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Citrix Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.36%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Build Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Migration Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Office 365 Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Data Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.57%) Project Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) Support Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) COM
1 1 (1.79%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 14 (25.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (7.14%) PKI
3 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.79%) Clustering
3 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (71.43%) Windows
2 26 (46.43%) Windows 10
3 12 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 7 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (10.71%) Windows Vista
8 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.79%) Linux
9 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (51.79%) Migration
2 10 (17.86%) Protective Monitoring
3 9 (16.07%) Application Packaging
3 9 (16.07%) DevOps
4 6 (10.71%) Data Migration
4 6 (10.71%) ITIL
4 6 (10.71%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Application Virtualisation
6 4 (7.14%) Application Discovery
6 4 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Personalization
6 4 (7.14%) Validation
7 3 (5.36%) Project Management
7 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.57%) Change Management
8 2 (3.57%) Data Analysis
8 2 (3.57%) Functional Testing
8 2 (3.57%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (3.57%) Time Management
8 2 (3.57%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) SQL
2 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.36%) VB
4 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (48.21%) Security Cleared
2 19 (33.93%) SC Cleared
3 8 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.57%) CCA
5 2 (3.57%) MCSE
5 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.79%) Degree
6 1 (1.79%) MCP
6 1 (1.79%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.86%) GPG13
2 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 21 (37.50%) XenApp
2 15 (26.79%) XenDesktop
3 9 (16.07%) Hyper-V
4 6 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (5.36%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (3.57%) Firmware
6 2 (3.57%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.79%) vSphere
7 1 (1.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (46.43%) SCCM
2 12 (21.43%) AppDNA
3 2 (3.57%) EdgeSight
3 2 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.57%) WSUS
3 2 (3.57%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.79%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.79%) SCSM
4 1 (1.79%) Simpana
4 1 (1.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 34 (60.71%) Citrix
2 26 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 16 (28.57%) AppSense
4 11 (19.64%) Cisco
5 9 (16.07%) F5
5 9 (16.07%) Palo Alto
6 7 (12.50%) HP
7 6 (10.71%) VMware
8 2 (3.57%) BT
8 2 (3.57%) IronPort
8 2 (3.57%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.79%) Cognizant
9 1 (1.79%) CommVault
9 1 (1.79%) Lumension
9 1 (1.79%) NetApp
9 1 (1.79%) Oracle
9 1 (1.79%) Symantec
9 1 (1.79%) ThinPrint