The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 27 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 138 133
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 1 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.037% 0.10% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 0.31% 0.72% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Median daily rate - £255 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £280 £330
% change year-on-year +11.60% -15.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the South West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 322 416 298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.79% 13.96% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 236 155
Median daily rate £375 £389 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +19.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £223 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £638 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 37 52
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.36 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.34% -23.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £11.09 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £34.70 £22.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 West region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 23 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (95.65%) Windows
3 16 (69.57%) DNS
3 16 (69.57%) Skype for Business
4 14 (60.87%) Windows 10
5 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
5 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (47.83%) Skype
6 11 (47.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (43.48%) Client/Server
8 9 (39.13%) Finance
8 9 (39.13%) VMware
8 9 (39.13%) SCCM
9 8 (34.78%) AppSense
9 8 (34.78%) Citrix
9 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
9 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
9 8 (34.78%) Linux
9 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
9 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (34.78%) XenApp
9 8 (34.78%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
10 7 (30.43%) XenDesktop
10 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
10 7 (30.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (30.43%) Remote Desktop

Microsoft App-V
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 16 (69.57%) Skype for Business
2 11 (47.83%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (34.78%) SharePoint
4 7 (30.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (69.57%) DNS
2 11 (47.83%) Skype
3 7 (30.43%) Remote Desktop
4 6 (26.09%) DHCP
5 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications
5 2 (8.70%) VPN
6 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) InstallShield
1 1 (4.35%) MSI
General
1 9 (39.13%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Electronics
2 3 (13.04%) Manufacturing
2 3 (13.04%) Marketing
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Architect
2 7 (30.43%) Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Citrix Analyst
3 5 (21.74%) Technical Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Active Directory Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (13.04%) Desktop Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Desktop Support
5 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications Specialist
7 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Specialist
7 1 (4.35%) Applications Specialist
7 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared DBA
7 1 (4.35%) IT Architect
7 1 (4.35%) Lync Specialist
7 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
7 1 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Client/Server
2 7 (30.43%) Fat Client
2 7 (30.43%) Thin Client
3 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (21.74%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.35%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows 10
3 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
3 12 (52.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (34.78%) Linux
5 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Incident Management
2 5 (21.74%) Capacity Management
2 5 (21.74%) Change Management
2 5 (21.74%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (13.04%) Application Virtualisation
4 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (13.04%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (13.04%) Information Security
4 3 (13.04%) Information Security Management
4 3 (13.04%) Programme Management
4 3 (13.04%) Security Management
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.70%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
6 1 (4.35%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Release Management
6 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
6 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
1 1 (4.35%) VB
1 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 23 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (34.78%) XenApp
3 7 (30.43%) XenDesktop
4 6 (26.09%) DFS Replication
5 5 (21.74%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (13.04%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (39.13%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (13.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) VMware
2 8 (34.78%) AppSense
2 8 (34.78%) Citrix
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
3 7 (30.43%) Wyse
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco
5 5 (21.74%) Dell
6 3 (13.04%) SAP
6 3 (13.04%) Symantec
7 2 (8.70%) CA
7 2 (8.70%) Xerox
8 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.35%) Polycom
8 1 (4.35%) Tandberg