Period
to 23 January 2020

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 6 months to 23 January 2020 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
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 160 169 180
Rank change year-on-year +9 +11 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 57 70 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.97% 1.09% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 5.27% 7.17% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 56 10
South West median daily rate £410 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% -19.05% +64.06%
10th Percentile £281 £300 £241
90th Percentile £513 £438 £609
England median daily rate £388 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £22.00 - -
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.60 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.77% -22.00% -24.53%

Microsoft App-V is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 1,081 976 691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.46% 15.19% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 573 404
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £143 £200 £162
90th Percentile £600 £585 £584
England median daily rate £450 £475 £449
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.91% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 58 57
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £26.57 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.50% +42.67% +33.04%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.92 £10.78
90th Percentile £44.51 £48.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £16.95 £16.00 £16.45
% change year-on-year +5.94% -2.75% +1.56%

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in the South West over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 23 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -10 30 £425 - 2
Bristol +11 9 £410 +2.50% 2
Dorset +5 8 £288 -29.01% 1
Gloucestershire +6 6 £550 +29.41% 1
Somerset +4 3 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Microsoft App-V
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 54 (94.74%) SCCM
2 49 (85.96%) Windows
3 48 (84.21%) PowerShell
4 43 (75.44%) Windows 7
5 37 (64.91%) MSI
6 36 (63.16%) ITIL
6 36 (63.16%) Security Cleared
7 29 (50.88%) Compatibility Testing
7 29 (50.88%) Software Distribution
8 27 (47.37%) SC Cleared
8 27 (47.37%) Application Packaging
9 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (36.84%) Windows 10
10 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
11 20 (35.09%) Service Management
11 20 (35.09%) DV Cleared
12 19 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 19 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
12 19 (33.33%) Mentoring
13 14 (24.56%) Software Packaging
14 12 (21.05%) Application Virtualisation
15 10 (17.54%) Infrastructure Management
15 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
15 10 (17.54%) Citrix
15 10 (17.54%) AdminStudio
16 8 (14.04%) ITIL V3
17 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
17 7 (12.28%) Universal Windows Platform
18 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
18 6 (10.53%) WSUS

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 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) DHCP
1 3 (5.26%) WAAS
2 1 (1.75%) LAN
2 1 (1.75%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.75%) Skype
2 1 (1.75%) WAN
Development Applications
1 37 (64.91%) MSI
2 10 (17.54%) AdminStudio
3 4 (7.02%) InstallShield
General
1 5 (8.77%) Public Sector
2 3 (5.26%) Finance
3 2 (3.51%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Local Government
4 1 (1.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (61.40%) Applications Packager
2 17 (29.82%) SC Cleared Application Packager
3 11 (19.30%) DV Cleared Application Packager
4 6 (10.53%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Author
5 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Technical Author
6 2 (3.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) MSI Packager
7 1 (1.75%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Citrix Analyst
7 1 (1.75%) Citrix Consultant
7 1 (1.75%) Citrix Specialist
7 1 (1.75%) Desktop Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Integration Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) SCCM Administrator
7 1 (1.75%) SCCM Specialist
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Deployment Engineer
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.56%) Software Packaging
2 7 (12.28%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Clustering
1 3 (5.26%) Device Driver
1 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 3 (5.26%) User Experience
2 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 49 (85.96%) Windows
2 43 (75.44%) Windows 7
3 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (36.84%) Windows 10
5 7 (12.28%) Windows Server
6 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (63.16%) ITIL
2 29 (50.88%) Compatibility Testing
2 29 (50.88%) Software Distribution
3 27 (47.37%) Application Packaging
4 20 (35.09%) Service Management
5 19 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
5 19 (33.33%) Mentoring
5 19 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 12 (21.05%) Application Virtualisation
7 10 (17.54%) Infrastructure Management
8 8 (14.04%) ITIL V3
9 5 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (8.77%) Change Management
9 5 (8.77%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (8.77%) Kanban
9 5 (8.77%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (8.77%) Requirements Engineering
9 5 (8.77%) Scrum
10 4 (7.02%) Validation
10 4 (7.02%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (84.21%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.26%) VBScript
3 2 (3.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (63.16%) Security Cleared
2 27 (47.37%) SC Cleared
3 20 (35.09%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.75%) MCSE
5 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (17.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) Virtual Desktop
2 4 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (7.02%) XenApp
3 3 (5.26%) DFS Replication
3 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.75%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 54 (94.74%) SCCM
2 6 (10.53%) WSUS
3 3 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (5.26%) SCDPM
3 3 (5.26%) SCOM
3 3 (5.26%) SCSM
3 3 (5.26%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.75%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 10 (17.54%) Citrix
3 3 (5.26%) ArcSight
3 3 (5.26%) Dell
3 3 (5.26%) IBM
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) Sony
5 1 (1.75%) CA
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco
5 1 (1.75%) Intel
5 1 (1.75%) Ivanti
5 1 (1.75%) VMware
5 1 (1.75%) Wyse