Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 418 408 414
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6 +26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 267 244 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.48% 0.46% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 3.18% 3.55% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 153 177
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +15.38% -3.70%
10th Percentile £260 £257 £206
90th Percentile £560 £506 £471
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +6.67% +10.29% -6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.13% -30.36% +40.00%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.51 £25.85
90th Percentile £28.25 £60.00 £29.00
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% -30.36% +40.00%

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 8,399 6,874 6,882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.03% 12.90% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,942 4,057 3,996
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +5.26%
10th Percentile £160 £143 £156
90th Percentile £575 £550 £535
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £402
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.85% +7.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 548 698
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +1.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.19 £10.29
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.00 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% +6.45% -

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -6 82 £413 +6.45% 7
South West +24 54 £425 -19.05% 11
North of England -8 54 £341 +11.89% 7
North West +2 39 £345 -8.00% 4
Midlands -31 36 £313 -0.40% 2
West Midlands -30 29 £230 -26.98% 2
Scotland -16 22 £320 -21.18% 1
Yorkshire -6 11 £346 +21.49% 3
East of England -19 11 £293 -35.00% 4
Wales -27 8 £375 +12.78%
East Midlands +9 7 £385 +43.93%
North East -20 4 £325 +14.04%
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 233 (87.27%) Windows
2 209 (78.28%) SCCM
3 150 (56.18%) Microsoft
4 138 (51.69%) Windows 10
5 129 (48.31%) PowerShell
6 122 (45.69%) Application Packaging
7 119 (44.57%) Citrix
8 112 (41.95%) Windows 7
9 103 (38.58%) Active Directory
10 102 (38.20%) VMware
11 95 (35.58%) MSI
11 95 (35.58%) XenApp
12 91 (34.08%) VMware Infrastructure
13 88 (32.96%) ITIL
14 80 (29.96%) Windows Server
15 79 (29.59%) Hyper-V
16 69 (25.84%) Windows Server 2008
17 64 (23.97%) XenDesktop
18 54 (20.22%) Security Cleared
19 53 (19.85%) Microsoft Azure
19 53 (19.85%) Office 365
20 50 (18.73%) VBScript
21 49 (18.35%) Migration
22 44 (16.48%) User Acceptance Testing
22 44 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
23 41 (15.36%) NetScaler
23 41 (15.36%) Ivanti
24 40 (14.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
25 38 (14.23%) Fat Client
25 38 (14.23%) Thin Client

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 23 (8.61%) Skype for Business
2 13 (4.87%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (3.37%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.75%) IIS
6 1 (0.37%) JBoss
6 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.37%) WildFly
Applications
1 28 (10.49%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.87%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.75%) NUKE
3 2 (0.75%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 53 (19.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 53 (19.85%) Office 365
2 22 (8.24%) Azure Active Directory
3 15 (5.62%) IaaS
3 15 (5.62%) PaaS
3 15 (5.62%) SaaS
4 10 (3.75%) Yammer
5 5 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.12%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.36%) NetScaler
2 28 (10.49%) DNS
2 28 (10.49%) SAN
3 26 (9.74%) DHCP
4 24 (8.99%) Skype
5 14 (5.24%) Firewall
6 13 (4.87%) VLAN
7 12 (4.49%) Fibre Channel
7 12 (4.49%) iSCSI
8 3 (1.12%) Wireless
9 2 (0.75%) VPN
9 2 (0.75%) WAAS
10 1 (0.37%) 3G
10 1 (0.37%) BIG-IP
10 1 (0.37%) LAN
10 1 (0.37%) Network Security
10 1 (0.37%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.12%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (0.75%) MySQL
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 95 (35.58%) MSI
2 26 (9.74%) InstallShield
3 25 (9.36%) AdminStudio
4 17 (6.37%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (1.50%) WinDbg
6 3 (1.12%) WiX
7 2 (0.75%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.75%) Hudson
General
1 9 (3.37%) Billing
2 7 (2.62%) Finance
3 6 (2.25%) Local Government
4 3 (1.12%) Law
4 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.75%) Publishing
6 1 (0.37%) Banking
6 1 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 93 (34.83%) Applications Packager
2 34 (12.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (10.11%) Architect
4 23 (8.61%) Infrastructure Architect
5 17 (6.37%) Analyst
6 15 (5.62%) Support Engineer
7 14 (5.24%) Consultant
8 13 (4.87%) DV Cleared Application Packager
8 13 (4.87%) Windows Engineer
9 11 (4.12%) Applications Engineer
9 11 (4.12%) Citrix Engineer
9 11 (4.12%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (4.12%) Desktop Support
9 11 (4.12%) Windows Specialist
10 9 (3.37%) IT Engineer
11 8 (3.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (3.00%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (2.62%) Desktop Analyst
12 7 (2.62%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (2.62%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.86%) Middleware
2 9 (3.37%) OCX
3 7 (2.62%) Software Packaging
4 4 (1.50%) .NET
5 2 (0.75%) Web Services
6 1 (0.37%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.37%) HTML
6 1 (0.37%) JSON
6 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.48%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (14.23%) Fat Client
2 38 (14.23%) Thin Client
3 14 (5.24%) Clustering
4 13 (4.87%) PKI
5 12 (4.49%) Blackberry
6 11 (4.12%) Data Centre
7 4 (1.50%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.12%) CMDB
8 3 (1.12%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.75%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.37%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.37%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.37%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.37%) FlexPod
10 1 (0.37%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.37%) iPad
10 1 (0.37%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 233 (87.27%) Windows
2 138 (51.69%) Windows 10
3 112 (41.95%) Windows 7
4 80 (29.96%) Windows Server
5 69 (25.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (10.86%) Windows XP
7 26 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (7.49%) Windows 8
9 15 (5.62%) Linux
10 14 (5.24%) AIX
10 14 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (4.87%) Unix
12 3 (1.12%) Android
13 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (45.69%) Application Packaging
2 88 (32.96%) ITIL
3 49 (18.35%) Migration
4 44 (16.48%) User Acceptance Testing
5 40 (14.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 31 (11.61%) Service Management
7 30 (11.24%) Application Virtualisation
8 29 (10.86%) Network Design
9 28 (10.49%) Software Distribution
10 26 (9.74%) Compatibility Testing
11 21 (7.87%) ITIL V3
12 20 (7.49%) Mentoring
13 19 (7.12%) Customer Engagement
14 17 (6.37%) Service Delivery
15 14 (5.24%) Asset Management
15 14 (5.24%) Personalization
16 13 (4.87%) High Availability
17 12 (4.49%) Software Deployment
18 11 (4.12%) Line Management
18 11 (4.12%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 129 (48.31%) PowerShell
2 50 (18.73%) VBScript
3 36 (13.48%) SQL
4 34 (12.73%) VB
5 8 (3.00%) C#
6 5 (1.87%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.75%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.37%) Java
8 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (20.22%) Security Cleared
2 31 (11.61%) SC Cleared
3 27 (10.11%) DV Cleared
4 16 (5.99%) Citrix Certification
5 12 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (4.12%) CCA
7 10 (3.75%) MCSE
8 6 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.87%) MCP
10 4 (1.50%) Degree
11 3 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.37%) CISSP
12 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.37%) MCSA
12 1 (0.37%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.62%) QA
2 13 (4.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 103 (38.58%) Active Directory
2 95 (35.58%) XenApp
3 91 (34.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 79 (29.59%) Hyper-V
5 64 (23.97%) XenDesktop
6 25 (9.36%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (7.49%) Virtual Desktop
8 19 (7.12%) XenServer
9 15 (5.62%) BitLocker
10 14 (5.24%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (3.37%) DFS Replication
12 7 (2.62%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (2.25%) Terminal Services
14 4 (1.50%) vSphere
15 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
16 1 (0.37%) Firmware
16 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
16 1 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
16 1 (0.37%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 209 (78.28%) SCCM
2 30 (11.24%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (7.12%) WSUS
4 14 (5.24%) Data Guard
5 13 (4.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 8 (3.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (2.25%) SafeCom
7 6 (2.25%) SCOM
8 5 (1.87%) ThinApp
9 4 (1.50%) Perfmon
10 3 (1.12%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.12%) AppDNA
10 3 (1.12%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.75%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.75%) Nagios
11 2 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 1 (0.37%) EdgeSight
12 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Clustering
12 1 (0.37%) SCSM
Vendors
1 150 (56.18%) Microsoft
2 119 (44.57%) Citrix
3 102 (38.20%) VMware
4 41 (15.36%) Ivanti
5 30 (11.24%) Oracle
6 25 (9.36%) Wyse
7 20 (7.49%) HP
8 18 (6.74%) IBM
9 15 (5.62%) 3PAR
10 14 (5.24%) Dell
10 14 (5.24%) Red Hat
11 13 (4.87%) McAfee
12 10 (3.75%) Symantec
13 9 (3.37%) Xerox
14 8 (3.00%) Altiris
14 8 (3.00%) CA
14 8 (3.00%) Cisco
15 4 (1.50%) Intel
16 3 (1.12%) NetApp
16 3 (1.12%) Veritas