Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 22 October 2018 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
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 421 408 396
Rank change year-on-year -13 -12 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 259 239 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.47% 0.46% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 3.25% 3.59% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 136 193
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +18.21% -7.26%
10th Percentile £263 £240 £213
90th Percentile £570 £450 £488
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.35% -45.61% -48.69%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.31 £26.43
90th Percentile £28.25 £21.00 £36.50
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% -45.61% -28.75%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 7,971 6,665 7,531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.50% 12.78% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,587 3,989 4,396
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +6.67%
10th Percentile £163 £147 £163
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 738 538 732
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.60 £15.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.65% +1.64% -1.61%
10th Percentile £10.47 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £42.15 £43.00 £39.73
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% +4.13% -

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Microsoft App-V as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft App-V in the UK excluding London

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft App-V in the UK excluding London

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft App-V in the UK excluding London

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft App-V in the UK excluding London

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft App-V in the UK excluding London

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. 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
South East -3 85 £425 +11.84% 4
Midlands -34 45 £370 +35.67% 8
Scotland -1 42 £320 -17.95%
North of England -28 39 £340 +13.33% 9
South West +7 32 £425 +30.77% 6
West Midlands -40 28 £300 +4.76% 8
North West -10 24 £335 +8.58% 8
East Midlands +28 17 £400 +49.53%
East of England -20 10 £319 -29.17% 3
Yorkshire -12 8 £358 +2.36% 1
North East -5 7 £325 +17.12%
Wales -23 6 £338 +11.57%
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 226 (87.26%) Windows
2 196 (75.68%) SCCM
3 137 (52.90%) Microsoft
4 130 (50.19%) Citrix
5 115 (44.40%) Windows 10
6 109 (42.08%) VMware
6 109 (42.08%) Application Packaging
7 105 (40.54%) XenApp
7 105 (40.54%) Active Directory
8 103 (39.77%) PowerShell
9 98 (37.84%) Windows 7
10 96 (37.07%) VMware Infrastructure
10 96 (37.07%) Windows Server
11 85 (32.82%) Hyper-V
12 84 (32.43%) MSI
13 69 (26.64%) ITIL
14 68 (26.25%) XenDesktop
15 61 (23.55%) Windows Server 2008
16 58 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
17 54 (20.85%) Security Cleared
17 54 (20.85%) Migration
18 50 (19.31%) Analytical Skills
19 47 (18.15%) SQL
19 47 (18.15%) Ivanti
20 43 (16.60%) Office 365
21 39 (15.06%) DNS
22 38 (14.67%) SC Cleared
23 37 (14.29%) Network Design
23 37 (14.29%) DHCP
23 37 (14.29%) Middleware

Microsoft App-V
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 24 (9.27%) Skype for Business
2 11 (4.25%) SharePoint
3 10 (3.86%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (1.16%) IIS
7 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.39%) Confluence
8 1 (0.39%) JBoss
8 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.39%) WildFly
Applications
1 27 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.54%) NUKE
2 4 (1.54%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 58 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 43 (16.60%) Office 365
3 19 (7.34%) SaaS
4 16 (6.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (6.18%) IaaS
4 16 (6.18%) PaaS
5 9 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (3.09%) Yammer
7 4 (1.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (1.16%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 39 (15.06%) DNS
2 37 (14.29%) DHCP
3 33 (12.74%) NetScaler
4 24 (9.27%) SAN
5 22 (8.49%) Skype
6 14 (5.41%) Firewall
7 9 (3.47%) VLAN
8 8 (3.09%) 3G
8 8 (3.09%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (3.09%) iSCSI
8 8 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.54%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.16%) LAN
11 2 (0.77%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.77%) Wireless
12 1 (0.39%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.39%) Network Security
12 1 (0.39%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.39%) VPN
12 1 (0.39%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (0.77%) MySQL
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 84 (32.43%) MSI
2 24 (9.27%) InstallShield
3 14 (5.41%) AdminStudio
4 7 (2.70%) Wise Package Studio
5 5 (1.93%) WiX
6 4 (1.54%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.77%) Hudson
8 1 (0.39%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.39%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.39%) JIRA
8 1 (0.39%) JMeter
8 1 (0.39%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (3.09%) Finance
2 3 (1.16%) Local Government
2 3 (1.16%) Publishing
3 2 (0.77%) Banking
3 2 (0.77%) Billing
4 1 (0.39%) Military
4 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 77 (29.73%) Applications Packager
2 37 (14.29%) Architect
3 33 (12.74%) Infrastructure Architect
4 32 (12.36%) Desktop Support
5 21 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (6.95%) Windows Engineer
7 16 (6.18%) Analyst
7 16 (6.18%) Desktop Engineer
8 15 (5.79%) Consultant
8 15 (5.79%) Support Engineer
9 14 (5.41%) Applications Engineer
10 12 (4.63%) Citrix Packager
10 12 (4.63%) SCCM Engineer
10 12 (4.63%) Windows Specialist
11 9 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (3.47%) DV Cleared Application Packager
12 8 (3.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 8 (3.09%) Applications Specialist
12 8 (3.09%) Citrix Engineer
12 8 (3.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (14.29%) Middleware
2 10 (3.86%) Software Packaging
3 6 (2.32%) .NET
4 5 (1.93%) Web Services
5 2 (0.77%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.77%) OCX
6 1 (0.39%) Angular 2
6 1 (0.39%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.39%) CSS
6 1 (0.39%) Dapper ORM
6 1 (0.39%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.39%) HTML
6 1 (0.39%) JSON
6 1 (0.39%) MFC
6 1 (0.39%) NHibernate
6 1 (0.39%) REST
6 1 (0.39%) WCF
6 1 (0.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (19.31%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (13.13%) Fat Client
2 34 (13.13%) Thin Client
3 15 (5.79%) Clustering
4 13 (5.02%) Data Centre
5 11 (4.25%) PKI
6 8 (3.09%) Blackberry
7 7 (2.70%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.93%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.93%) CMDB
8 5 (1.93%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.77%) User Experience
10 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.39%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.39%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.39%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.39%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.39%) Self-Motivation
10 1 (0.39%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 226 (87.26%) Windows
2 115 (44.40%) Windows 10
3 98 (37.84%) Windows 7
4 96 (37.07%) Windows Server
5 61 (23.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (13.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (7.34%) Windows XP
8 18 (6.95%) Windows 8
9 15 (5.79%) Linux
10 14 (5.41%) AIX
10 14 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (5.02%) Unix
12 12 (4.63%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.93%) Android
13 5 (1.93%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.54%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (42.08%) Application Packaging
2 69 (26.64%) ITIL
3 54 (20.85%) Migration
4 37 (14.29%) Network Design
5 29 (11.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 25 (9.65%) Software Distribution
7 24 (9.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 22 (8.49%) Service Management
9 21 (8.11%) Application Virtualisation
10 18 (6.95%) ITIL V3
11 17 (6.56%) Software Delivery
12 16 (6.18%) Storage Virtualisation
13 15 (5.79%) Compatibility Testing
14 14 (5.41%) Asset Management
14 14 (5.41%) Mentoring
15 12 (4.63%) Application Discovery
15 12 (4.63%) Customer Engagement
16 11 (4.25%) High Availability
16 11 (4.25%) Line Management
16 11 (4.25%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (39.77%) PowerShell
2 47 (18.15%) SQL
3 36 (13.90%) VBScript
4 20 (7.72%) VB
5 6 (2.32%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.54%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.39%) C#
7 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 54 (20.85%) Security Cleared
2 38 (14.67%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.18%) DV Cleared
4 13 (5.02%) Citrix Certification
4 13 (5.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.47%) CCA
5 9 (3.47%) MCSE
6 7 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (2.70%) Degree
6 7 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 6 (2.32%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (2.32%) MCP
8 2 (0.77%) MCTS
9 1 (0.39%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.39%) CISSP
9 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.39%) MCSA
9 1 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.25%) QA
2 5 (1.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.54%) GDPR
4 3 (1.16%) SLA
5 1 (0.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 105 (40.54%) Active Directory
1 105 (40.54%) XenApp
2 96 (37.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (32.82%) Hyper-V
4 68 (26.25%) XenDesktop
5 25 (9.65%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (6.95%) XenServer
7 16 (6.18%) BitLocker
8 14 (5.41%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (5.41%) Virtual Desktop
9 11 (4.25%) DFS Replication
10 8 (3.09%) Terminal Services
11 6 (2.32%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.16%) vSphere
13 2 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.39%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 196 (75.68%) SCCM
2 26 (10.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (9.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 17 (6.56%) WSUS
5 14 (5.41%) Data Guard
6 8 (3.09%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 6 (2.32%) SafeCom
7 6 (2.32%) SCOM
7 6 (2.32%) ThinApp
8 3 (1.16%) AirWatch
8 3 (1.16%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.16%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.16%) SCSM
8 3 (1.16%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.77%) AppDNA
9 2 (0.77%) EdgeSight
9 2 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.77%) Nagios
9 2 (0.77%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 137 (52.90%) Microsoft
2 130 (50.19%) Citrix
3 109 (42.08%) VMware
4 47 (18.15%) Ivanti
5 34 (13.13%) Oracle
6 21 (8.11%) HP
7 20 (7.72%) Wyse
8 17 (6.56%) IBM
9 15 (5.79%) 3PAR
10 14 (5.41%) Red Hat
11 10 (3.86%) Cisco
12 9 (3.47%) Dell
13 8 (3.09%) ThinPrint
14 7 (2.70%) CA
15 6 (2.32%) Altiris
15 6 (2.32%) McAfee
15 6 (2.32%) Symantec
16 4 (1.54%) Google
16 4 (1.54%) Remedy
16 4 (1.54%) Tableau