Period
to 19 June 2019

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 19 June 2019 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
19 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 416 386 438
Rank change year-on-year -30 +52 -26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 213 269 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.44% 0.51% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 2.90% 3.73% 3.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 171 105
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% +26.05%
10th Percentile £300 £205 £232
90th Percentile £491 £488 £663
UK median daily rate £390 £370 £368
% change year-on-year +5.41% +0.68% +13.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 2
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.83 £18.86 £15.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.36% +25.40% -47.24%
10th Percentile £12.99 £14.73 £13.67
90th Percentile £15.70 £60.00 £16.50
UK median hourly rate £14.23 £18.86 £14.22
% change year-on-year -24.57% +32.66% -50.12%

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 7,355 7,218 5,706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.16% 13.68% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,507 4,175 3,404
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £151
90th Percentile £600 £563 £538
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 455 622 526
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.76 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.68% +3.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.40 £42.50 £41.88
UK median hourly rate £16.98 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.09% - -

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 19 June 2019.

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
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 19 June 2019. 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 +24 78 £393 +6.08% 4
South West +29 60 £425 +30.77%
North of England +13 35 £375 - 5
Midlands -5 23 £385 +10.00% 2
North West +1 19 £380 +1.33% 4
West Midlands -2 15 £400 +6.67% 2
Scotland -38 14 £375 +31.58%
Yorkshire +20 11 £375 -16.67% 1
East Midlands +14 8 £325 -1.66%
North East +11 5 £375 +68.54%
East of England -3 3 £475 +52.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Microsoft App-V
UK

For the 6 months to 19 June 2019, 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.

1 171 (80.28%) Windows
2 155 (72.77%) SCCM
3 116 (54.46%) Microsoft
4 112 (52.58%) PowerShell
5 109 (51.17%) Citrix
6 108 (50.70%) Active Directory
7 105 (49.30%) Windows 10
8 76 (35.68%) Windows Server
9 75 (35.21%) ITIL
10 71 (33.33%) Application Packaging
11 68 (31.92%) VMware
12 66 (30.99%) MSI
13 62 (29.11%) Hyper-V
14 61 (28.64%) XenApp
15 60 (28.17%) Windows 7
16 54 (25.35%) Office 365
17 53 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
17 53 (24.88%) Security Cleared
18 52 (24.41%) Microsoft Azure
19 48 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
20 44 (20.66%) XenDesktop
21 38 (17.84%) Ivanti
21 38 (17.84%) Application Virtualisation
22 36 (16.90%) DV Cleared
22 36 (16.90%) DHCP
23 34 (15.96%) Windows Server 2012
24 32 (15.02%) Azure Active Directory
25 31 (14.55%) Migration
26 30 (14.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 28 (13.15%) SQL

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 25 (11.74%) Skype for Business
2 13 (6.10%) WebLogic
3 12 (5.63%) MS Exchange
4 9 (4.23%) IIS
5 7 (3.29%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (6.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 54 (25.35%) Office 365
2 52 (24.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (15.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 26 (12.21%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (7.51%) IaaS
5 16 (7.51%) PaaS
5 16 (7.51%) SaaS
6 6 (2.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 2 (0.94%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.47%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (16.90%) DHCP
2 27 (12.68%) DNS
3 20 (9.39%) NetScaler
4 19 (8.92%) Skype
5 16 (7.51%) Firewall
6 13 (6.10%) SAN
7 11 (5.16%) TCP/IP
8 9 (4.23%) LAN
9 7 (3.29%) VLAN
9 7 (3.29%) WAN
10 6 (2.82%) iSCSI
10 6 (2.82%) VPN
11 5 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (1.41%) HTTP
12 3 (1.41%) HTTPS
13 2 (0.94%) FTP
13 2 (0.94%) Internet
13 2 (0.94%) Intranet
14 1 (0.47%) MPLS
14 1 (0.47%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.69%) Oracle Database
1 10 (4.69%) Oracle Database 12c
1 10 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.41%) RDBMS
2 3 (1.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 66 (30.99%) MSI
2 26 (12.21%) AdminStudio
3 25 (11.74%) InstallShield
4 6 (2.82%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.94%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.47%) Hudson
6 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (5.63%) Finance
2 5 (2.35%) Advertising
2 5 (2.35%) Local Government
3 4 (1.88%) Billing
3 4 (1.88%) Law
4 3 (1.41%) Publishing
4 3 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.94%) Legal
6 1 (0.47%) Banking
6 1 (0.47%) Retail
6 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (29.58%) Applications Packager
2 28 (13.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (12.68%) Architect
4 18 (8.45%) Support Engineer
5 17 (7.98%) Windows Engineer
6 14 (6.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 13 (6.10%) Applications Engineer
7 13 (6.10%) Infrastructure Architect
7 13 (6.10%) SC Cleared Application Packager
7 13 (6.10%) Systems Engineer
8 11 (5.16%) Analyst
8 11 (5.16%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
9 9 (4.23%) Consultant
9 9 (4.23%) DV Cleared Application Packager
9 9 (4.23%) SCCM Engineer
9 9 (4.23%) Windows Specialist
10 8 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (3.76%) Applications Support
10 8 (3.76%) Applications Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.39%) Middleware
2 17 (7.98%) Software Packaging
3 10 (4.69%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (1.88%) OCX
5 3 (1.41%) Universal Windows Platform
6 2 (0.94%) HTML
6 2 (0.94%) Web Services
7 1 (0.47%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.74%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (10.80%) Clustering
3 18 (8.45%) Public Cloud
4 15 (7.04%) Data Centre
4 15 (7.04%) Fat Client
4 15 (7.04%) Thin Client
5 14 (6.57%) User Experience
6 10 (4.69%) DataPower
7 9 (4.23%) PKI
8 6 (2.82%) Cloud Native
8 6 (2.82%) Private Cloud
9 4 (1.88%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.88%) NHS
10 2 (0.94%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.94%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.47%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.47%) BYOD
11 1 (0.47%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 171 (80.28%) Windows
2 105 (49.30%) Windows 10
3 76 (35.68%) Windows Server
4 60 (28.17%) Windows 7
5 53 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (15.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (6.10%) Linux
8 12 (5.63%) AIX
9 10 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (4.69%) Unix
10 7 (3.29%) Android
11 6 (2.82%) Apple iOS
11 6 (2.82%) Windows 8
11 6 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.82%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.94%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.47%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (35.21%) ITIL
2 71 (33.33%) Application Packaging
3 38 (17.84%) Application Virtualisation
4 31 (14.55%) Migration
5 30 (14.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 28 (13.15%) Compatibility Testing
7 27 (12.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 26 (12.21%) Data Protection
8 26 (12.21%) Service Management
9 24 (11.27%) Software Distribution
10 17 (7.98%) Change Management
11 16 (7.51%) Load Balancing
11 16 (7.51%) Network Design
11 16 (7.51%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (6.57%) Customer Engagement
12 14 (6.57%) ITIL V3
13 13 (6.10%) High Availability
13 13 (6.10%) Incident Management
13 13 (6.10%) TOGAF
14 12 (5.63%) Architectural Design
Programming Languages
1 112 (52.58%) PowerShell
2 28 (13.15%) SQL
3 20 (9.39%) VBScript
4 18 (8.45%) VB
5 5 (2.35%) C#
6 2 (0.94%) Java
6 2 (0.94%) VBA
7 1 (0.47%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (24.88%) Security Cleared
2 36 (16.90%) DV Cleared
3 21 (9.86%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (4.69%) MCSE
6 6 (2.82%) Degree
7 4 (1.88%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.41%) CCA
8 3 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.41%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.94%) MCSA
10 1 (0.47%) CISSP
10 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.10%) QA
2 7 (3.29%) SLA
3 2 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.47%) NCSC
4 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 108 (50.70%) Active Directory
2 62 (29.11%) Hyper-V
3 61 (28.64%) XenApp
4 48 (22.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 44 (20.66%) XenDesktop
6 25 (11.74%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (9.86%) Virtual Desktop
8 15 (7.04%) DFS Replication
9 13 (6.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 13 (6.10%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (5.16%) vSphere
11 10 (4.69%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (3.76%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (2.82%) BitLocker
14 4 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 155 (72.77%) SCCM
2 20 (9.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (8.92%) WSUS
4 18 (8.45%) SCVMM
5 13 (6.10%) Microsoft Clustering
5 13 (6.10%) SCOM
6 11 (5.16%) Failover Clustering
6 11 (5.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 11 (5.16%) SCDPM
6 11 (5.16%) SCSM
7 10 (4.69%) Data Guard
8 7 (3.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 7 (3.29%) ThinApp
9 4 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.41%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.41%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.94%) AppDNA
11 2 (0.94%) Perfmon
11 2 (0.94%) Puppet
12 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 116 (54.46%) Microsoft
2 109 (51.17%) Citrix
3 68 (31.92%) VMware
4 38 (17.84%) Ivanti
5 22 (10.33%) Oracle
6 16 (7.51%) McAfee
7 14 (6.57%) IBM
8 12 (5.63%) Red Hat
9 10 (4.69%) Dell
9 10 (4.69%) HP
10 9 (4.23%) Google
10 9 (4.23%) Symantec
11 8 (3.76%) Wyse
12 7 (3.29%) Cisco
13 4 (1.88%) CA
13 4 (1.88%) Xerox
14 3 (1.41%) Adobe
14 3 (1.41%) NetApp
14 3 (1.41%) Remedy
14 3 (1.41%) SAP