Period
to 14 November 2019

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 6 months to 14 November 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
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 497 490 540
Rank change year-on-year -7 +50 +1
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 336 466 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.45% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 2.57% 2.95% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 314 240
UK median daily rate £381 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.86% +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £276 £282 £256
90th Percentile £538 £534 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -1.32% +1.33% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 11
UK median hourly rate £16.62 £15.85 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.83% -18.72% -30.36%
10th Percentile £14.21 £13.50 £13.51
90th Percentile £44.00 £28.25 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.62 £18.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -10.19% -5.13% -30.36%

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 13,077 15,813 12,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.53% 15.15% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,584 10,321 8,349
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £163 £181 £156
90th Percentile £638 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 706 897 724
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.08% +5.90%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.55 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £46.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year +0.88% +2.32% +3.33%

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 14 November 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

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

Microsoft App-V
Top 15 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 6 months to 14 November 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
England -1 298 £381 -7.74% 41
UK excluding London +39 217 £375 -1.32% 33
London +7 110 £400 -5.88% 13
South West +42 64 £425 - 3
South East +24 60 £375 -9.91% 10
North of England +12 24 £350 +5.90% 7
Wales +44 19 £550 +62.96%
Midlands +21 18 £425 +14.86% 8
East of England +32 17 £375 +15.38%
North West -8 17 £310 -7.53% 6
Scotland +19 16 £350 +9.38% 4
West Midlands +19 13 £425 +129.73% 4
Yorkshire +29 6 £363 +4.69% 1
East Midlands +13 5 - - 4
North East +9 1 £400 +23.08%

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 276 (82.14%) Windows
2 255 (75.89%) SCCM
3 185 (55.06%) MSI
4 164 (48.81%) PowerShell
4 164 (48.81%) Windows 10
5 163 (48.51%) Microsoft
6 159 (47.32%) Windows 7
7 146 (43.45%) Active Directory
8 138 (41.07%) Application Packaging
9 121 (36.01%) Citrix
10 119 (35.42%) Security Cleared
11 91 (27.08%) ITIL
12 82 (24.40%) VMware
13 77 (22.92%) InstallShield
14 76 (22.62%) XenApp
15 73 (21.73%) VMware Infrastructure
16 69 (20.54%) Windows Server
17 67 (19.94%) SC Cleared
18 61 (18.15%) Ivanti
19 58 (17.26%) Migration
20 55 (16.37%) DV Cleared
21 52 (15.48%) Office 365
22 47 (13.99%) Hyper-V
23 45 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
23 45 (13.39%) User Acceptance Testing
24 43 (12.80%) Application Virtualisation
25 42 (12.50%) XenDesktop
26 39 (11.61%) WSUS
27 37 (11.01%) VBScript
28 36 (10.71%) Compatibility Testing

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 9 (2.68%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.38%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.08%) IBM Notes
4 5 (1.49%) IBM Domino
5 4 (1.19%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.30%) Confluence
6 1 (0.30%) IIS
6 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 52 (15.48%) Office 365
2 31 (9.23%) Azure
3 15 (4.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (4.17%) AWS
5 7 (2.08%) SaaS
6 6 (1.79%) GCP
6 6 (1.79%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.60%) IaaS
7 2 (0.60%) PaaS
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.30%) AWS OpsWorks
8 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.30%) Route 53
8 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (7.74%) DHCP
2 15 (4.46%) NetScaler
3 12 (3.57%) DNS
3 12 (3.57%) SAN
4 9 (2.68%) TCP/IP
5 7 (2.08%) LAN
5 7 (2.08%) VoIP
6 6 (1.79%) Firewall
7 4 (1.19%) Skype
8 2 (0.60%) NAS
8 2 (0.60%) Network Security
8 2 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.30%) RTSP
9 1 (0.30%) WAAS
9 1 (0.30%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (2.08%) Big Data
4 5 (1.49%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.60%) MS Access
5 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 185 (55.06%) MSI
2 77 (22.92%) InstallShield
3 34 (10.12%) AdminStudio
4 10 (2.98%) WinDbg
5 6 (1.79%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.89%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.89%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.60%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.30%) JIRA
8 1 (0.30%) TestRail
8 1 (0.30%) Zephyr
General
1 27 (8.04%) Finance
2 20 (5.95%) Public Sector
3 8 (2.38%) Advertising
4 7 (2.08%) Local Government
5 6 (1.79%) Publishing
6 5 (1.49%) Retail
7 4 (1.19%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.89%) Banking
8 3 (0.89%) Law
8 3 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.89%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 140 (41.67%) Applications Packager
2 24 (7.14%) SC Cleared Application Packager
3 23 (6.85%) Applications Specialist
4 19 (5.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (5.36%) DV Cleared Application Packager
5 18 (5.36%) Support Engineer
6 16 (4.76%) Analyst
7 15 (4.46%) Architect
8 14 (4.17%) Administrator
8 14 (4.17%) Applications Engineer
8 14 (4.17%) MSI Packager
9 11 (3.27%) Consultant
9 11 (3.27%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (2.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 10 (2.98%) Desktop Engineer
11 9 (2.68%) Developer
11 9 (2.68%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (2.38%) Citrix Engineer
12 8 (2.38%) Desktop Support
12 8 (2.38%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.36%) Software Packaging
2 6 (1.79%) Universal Windows Platform
3 5 (1.49%) React
4 3 (0.89%) .NET
4 3 (0.89%) ATL
5 2 (0.60%) Middleware
5 2 (0.60%) SAML
6 1 (0.30%) COM+
6 1 (0.30%) DCOM
6 1 (0.30%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.65%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.06%) User Experience
3 16 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.46%) Clustering
5 13 (3.87%) PKI
6 12 (3.57%) Blackberry
7 8 (2.38%) Fat Client
7 8 (2.38%) Thin Client
8 7 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.49%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (1.49%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.49%) Replication
11 3 (0.89%) Device Driver
11 3 (0.89%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.89%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.60%) BYOD
12 2 (0.60%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.60%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 276 (82.14%) Windows
2 164 (48.81%) Windows 10
3 159 (47.32%) Windows 7
4 69 (20.54%) Windows Server
5 45 (13.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (7.44%) Windows 8
8 7 (2.08%) Android
8 7 (2.08%) Linux
9 5 (1.49%) Mac OS
9 5 (1.49%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.89%) VMS
11 2 (0.60%) AIX
11 2 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.30%) Unix
12 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (41.07%) Application Packaging
2 91 (27.08%) ITIL
3 58 (17.26%) Migration
4 45 (13.39%) User Acceptance Testing
5 43 (12.80%) Application Virtualisation
6 36 (10.71%) Compatibility Testing
7 35 (10.42%) Software Distribution
8 33 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (9.82%) Service Management
9 26 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 22 (6.55%) Service Delivery
11 21 (6.25%) Customer Engagement
11 21 (6.25%) Mentoring
12 19 (5.65%) Customer Requirements
13 16 (4.76%) Asset Management
13 16 (4.76%) ITIL V3
14 15 (4.46%) Infrastructure Management
15 14 (4.17%) Data Protection
15 14 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (4.17%) Escalation Management
Programming Languages
1 164 (48.81%) PowerShell
2 37 (11.01%) VBScript
3 33 (9.82%) VB
4 31 (9.23%) SQL
5 5 (1.49%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.89%) C
6 3 (0.89%) C#
6 3 (0.89%) C++
7 2 (0.60%) VBA
8 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.30%) Korn
8 1 (0.30%) PHP
8 1 (0.30%) Python
8 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 119 (35.42%) Security Cleared
2 67 (19.94%) SC Cleared
3 55 (16.37%) DV Cleared
4 35 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (9.52%) MCSE
6 7 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (1.19%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (1.19%) Degree
7 4 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 4 (1.19%) MCP
7 4 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.89%) MCTS
9 2 (0.60%) CCA
9 2 (0.60%) CCNA
9 2 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.30%) CCIE
10 1 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.30%) MCSA
10 1 (0.30%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.52%) QA
2 20 (5.95%) SLA
3 2 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.60%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.30%) GDPR
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 146 (43.45%) Active Directory
2 76 (22.62%) XenApp
3 73 (21.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (13.99%) Hyper-V
5 42 (12.50%) XenDesktop
6 32 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
7 30 (8.93%) vSphere
8 25 (7.44%) VMware ESXi
9 18 (5.36%) DFS Replication
9 18 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (3.87%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (2.68%) BitLocker
12 6 (1.79%) Xen
13 5 (1.49%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.30%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 255 (75.89%) SCCM
2 39 (11.61%) WSUS
3 32 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
4 21 (6.25%) SCOM
4 21 (6.25%) ThinApp
5 16 (4.76%) SCVMM
6 15 (4.46%) Microsoft Clustering
6 15 (4.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 15 (4.46%) NetBackup
7 14 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
7 14 (4.17%) SCDPM
7 14 (4.17%) SCSM
8 9 (2.68%) AppDNA
9 7 (2.08%) Perfmon
10 6 (1.79%) Jamf Pro
10 6 (1.79%) Kubernetes
10 6 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
11 5 (1.49%) Istio
11 5 (1.49%) Terraform
11 5 (1.49%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 163 (48.51%) Microsoft
2 121 (36.01%) Citrix
3 82 (24.40%) VMware
4 61 (18.15%) Ivanti
5 23 (6.85%) Novell
6 17 (5.06%) NetApp
7 15 (4.46%) McAfee
8 13 (3.87%) HP
8 13 (3.87%) Veritas
9 12 (3.57%) Cisco
10 11 (3.27%) Dell
10 11 (3.27%) Symantec
11 10 (2.98%) Apple
11 10 (2.98%) Lotus
11 10 (2.98%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.79%) ArcSight
12 6 (1.79%) IBM
13 5 (1.49%) Google
14 4 (1.19%) EMC
14 4 (1.19%) Lumension