The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 28 May 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
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 469 432 416
Rank change year-on-year -37 -16  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 126 241 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 2.56% 3.54% 4.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 134 166
Median daily rate £400 £310 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -8.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £227 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £449 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £290 £338
% change year-on-year +37.89% -14.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 8
Median hourly rate £14.20 £35.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +118.46%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +140.00%  

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4929 6805 5857
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.01% 12.48% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 3162 4168 3290
Median daily rate £404 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +4.16% +10.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 454 672
Median hourly rate £17.39 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.47% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £41.00 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -13.15% +11.76%  

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

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

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V over the 3 months to 28 May 2017.

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

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

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

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 28 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -40 114 £400 +37.81% 15
South East +50 37 £525 +44.82% 1
London +29 34 £395 +6.04% 5
Buckinghamshire - 23 £600 - 1
Milton Keynes - 23 £600 - 1
East of England +2 14 £485 +17.57% 3
West Midlands +34 13 £324 +25.77% 2
Scotland +24 10 £275 -34.13%
Birmingham +22 8 £273 -
City of London +4 8 £393 -30.22%
Hertfordshire +9 7 £475 -25.49% 1
Cambridgeshire +12 6 £518 +29.37% 2
North West +9 6 £375 +7.14% 1
Glasgow +8 6 £275 -
Edinburgh +9 4 £428 +6.87%
Oxfordshire +5 4 £350 -3.44%
Surrey -2 4 £325 -13.33%
North East -16 4 £208 -23.50%
Oxford - 4 £350 -
Cheshire +29 3 £375 -15.15%
Staines -3 3 - -
Huntingdon - 3 £485 - 2
Stratford-upon-Avon - 3 £388 -
Warwickshire - 3 £388 -
Warrington +30 2 £375 -23.39%
Berkshire +27 2 £401 +39.91%
Yorkshire +19 2 - - 1
Hampshire +15 2 - -
Manchester +1 2 - - 1
Bedfordshire -5 2 - -

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 214 (81.99%) Windows
2 158 (60.54%) Citrix
3 152 (58.24%) SCCM
4 145 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 136 (52.11%) Active Directory
6 110 (42.15%) XenApp
7 106 (40.61%) Windows 7
8 98 (37.55%) Windows 10
9 87 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 87 (33.33%) VMware
10 80 (30.65%) MSI
11 74 (28.35%) XenDesktop
12 70 (26.82%) Windows Server
13 69 (26.44%) VMware Infrastructure
14 65 (24.90%) Security Cleared
15 60 (22.99%) PowerShell
15 60 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
16 59 (22.61%) AppSense
17 58 (22.22%) Migration
18 49 (18.77%) DNS
19 48 (18.39%) Office 365
20 47 (18.01%) Application Packaging
21 42 (16.09%) SC Cleared
22 40 (15.33%) ITIL
23 36 (13.79%) Thin Client
23 36 (13.79%) Fat Client
24 35 (13.41%) Finance
25 34 (13.03%) DHCP
26 33 (12.64%) Skype for Business
27 32 (12.26%) NetScaler

Microsoft App-V
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 33 (12.64%) Skype for Business
2 16 (6.13%) SharePoint
3 14 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (3.83%) MS Exchange
5 9 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (3.07%) IIS
7 3 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.15%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 28 (10.73%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 48 (18.39%) Office 365
2 11 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.30%) OneDrive
4 4 (1.53%) IaaS
4 4 (1.53%) PaaS
5 3 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.38%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 49 (18.77%) DNS
2 34 (13.03%) DHCP
3 32 (12.26%) NetScaler
4 26 (9.96%) Skype
5 17 (6.51%) Remote Desktop
6 14 (5.36%) Internet
7 10 (3.83%) BIG-IP
7 10 (3.83%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (3.83%) Cisco Nexus
7 10 (3.83%) TCP/IP
8 8 (3.07%) Firewall
8 8 (3.07%) Unified Communications
9 6 (2.30%) SAN
10 5 (1.92%) 3G
10 5 (1.92%) LAN
10 5 (1.92%) VPN
10 5 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.53%) WAN
12 3 (1.15%) Wireshark
13 2 (0.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 80 (30.65%) MSI
2 14 (5.36%) InstallShield
3 8 (3.07%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.77%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.77%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.38%) JIRA
5 1 (0.38%) TestDirector
General
1 35 (13.41%) Finance
2 12 (4.60%) Banking
3 6 (2.30%) Retail
4 5 (1.92%) Law
5 3 (1.15%) Back Office
5 3 (1.15%) Electronics
5 3 (1.15%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.15%) Legal
5 3 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.15%) Marketing
5 3 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.77%) Advertising
6 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.77%) Publishing
7 1 (0.38%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 50 (19.16%) Architect
2 49 (18.77%) Applications Packager
3 34 (13.03%) Desktop Support
4 30 (11.49%) Analyst
5 23 (8.81%) Consultant
6 18 (6.90%) Technical Architect
7 15 (5.75%) Citrix Engineer
8 13 (4.98%) Citrix Analyst
9 10 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (3.83%) Desktop Engineer
9 10 (3.83%) Enterprise Architect
9 10 (3.83%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (3.83%) Support Engineer
10 9 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (3.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 8 (3.07%) Applications Engineer
11 8 (3.07%) Citrix Architect
11 8 (3.07%) Systems Analyst
12 7 (2.68%) Citrix Consultant
12 7 (2.68%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.75%) Software Packaging
2 3 (1.15%) Java SE
3 1 (0.38%) COM
3 1 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.38%) Flash
3 1 (0.38%) Middleware
3 1 (0.38%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 36 (13.79%) Fat Client
1 36 (13.79%) Thin Client
2 22 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.75%) Client/Server
4 9 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.68%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.30%) User Experience
7 5 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.53%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.53%) CESG
9 3 (1.15%) BYOD
9 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.15%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.15%) PKI
10 2 (0.77%) Clustering
10 2 (0.77%) Digital Signage
10 2 (0.77%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.77%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.38%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.38%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 214 (81.99%) Windows
2 106 (40.61%) Windows 7
3 98 (37.55%) Windows 10
4 87 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 70 (26.82%) Windows Server
6 60 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (5.75%) Linux
8 15 (5.75%) Windows 8
9 10 (3.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (3.45%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.92%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.38%) AIX
12 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (22.22%) Migration
2 47 (18.01%) Application Packaging
3 40 (15.33%) ITIL
4 16 (6.13%) Application Virtualisation
4 16 (6.13%) Change Management
5 14 (5.36%) Incident Management
6 13 (4.98%) DevOps
7 11 (4.21%) Application Discovery
7 11 (4.21%) Protective Monitoring
8 10 (3.83%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (3.45%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (3.45%) ITIL V3
9 9 (3.45%) Patch Management
9 9 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (3.45%) Personalization
9 9 (3.45%) Release Management
9 9 (3.45%) Service Delivery
10 8 (3.07%) High Availability
10 8 (3.07%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (3.07%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 60 (22.99%) PowerShell
2 27 (10.34%) VBScript
3 17 (6.51%) SQL
4 15 (5.75%) VB
5 5 (1.92%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.38%) C
7 1 (0.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 65 (24.90%) Security Cleared
2 42 (16.09%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.05%) DV Cleared
4 16 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (5.36%) Citrix Certification
6 9 (3.45%) MCSE
7 8 (3.07%) Degree
8 7 (2.68%) CCA
9 5 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.53%) MCTS
11 3 (1.15%) HNC
11 3 (1.15%) ISTQB
11 3 (1.15%) MCSA
12 2 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.77%) MCITP
12 2 (0.77%) MCP
13 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.38%) CESG Certified Professional
13 1 (0.38%) GISP
13 1 (0.38%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.21%) GPG13
2 5 (1.92%) SLA
3 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.77%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 136 (52.11%) Active Directory
2 110 (42.15%) XenApp
3 74 (28.35%) XenDesktop
4 69 (26.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 30 (11.49%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (7.66%) Virtual Desktop
7 13 (4.98%) Hyper-V
8 12 (4.60%) XenServer
9 11 (4.21%) BitLocker
10 10 (3.83%) vSphere
11 7 (2.68%) DFS Replication
12 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (1.15%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.77%) Firmware
15 2 (0.77%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.77%) Terminal Services
16 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 152 (58.24%) SCCM
2 18 (6.90%) AppDNA
3 17 (6.51%) WSUS
4 10 (3.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 8 (3.07%) XenMobile
6 6 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (2.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (2.30%) ThinApp
7 5 (1.92%) EdgeSight
8 4 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (1.53%) Sysprep
9 3 (1.15%) BladeLogic
9 3 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.77%) Ansible
10 2 (0.77%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.38%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.38%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.38%) SCSM
Vendors
1 158 (60.54%) Citrix
2 145 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 87 (33.33%) VMware
4 59 (22.61%) AppSense
5 24 (9.20%) Cisco
6 15 (5.75%) Wyse
7 14 (5.36%) Altiris
7 14 (5.36%) Symantec
8 13 (4.98%) HP
9 12 (4.60%) Dell
10 10 (3.83%) F5
10 10 (3.83%) Palo Alto
10 10 (3.83%) Red Hat
11 9 (3.45%) LANDesk
12 6 (2.30%) ThinPrint
13 4 (1.53%) BMC
13 4 (1.53%) EMC
13 4 (1.53%) Xerox
14 3 (1.15%) CA
14 3 (1.15%) SAP
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