Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 524 456 568
Rank change year-on-year -68 +112 -54
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 329 538 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.52% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 2.31% 3.65% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 371 190
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +20.97%
10th Percentile £281 £230 £250
90th Percentile £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +17.65% -2.86% +22.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 19 6
UK median hourly rate £13.98 £18.50 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.46% +30.14% -50.12%
10th Percentile £12.99 £14.80 £13.01
90th Percentile £23.53 £48.34 £15.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.62 £23.25 £14.22
% change year-on-year -28.54% +63.56% -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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 14,233 14,735 11,279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.62% 14.30% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,402 9,539 7,261
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £176 £181 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 890 643
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.36 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +2.23% -3.03%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.38
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.78 £47.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +5.73% -9.09%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -59 288 £388 -3.13% 41
UK excluding London -66 185 £400 +17.65% 32
London -25 134 £375 -11.76% 11
South East -3 65 £375 -4.46% 11
South West +9 47 £425 +10.75% 9
North of England -10 21 £375 +7.14% 7
Scotland -28 19 £363 +26.09% 1
Wales +19 17 £550 +62.96% 1
Midlands -3 14 £405 +26.56% 2
West Midlands +6 12 £405 +34.78% 1
North West -16 10 £310 -17.33% 4
Yorkshire +13 7 £375 +7.14% 3
North East +14 4 £375 +66.67%
East of England +16 3 £475 +57.02% 1
East Midlands +5 2 £385 +6.57% 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 271 (82.37%) Windows
2 242 (73.56%) SCCM
3 187 (56.84%) Microsoft
4 155 (47.11%) Active Directory
5 154 (46.81%) MSI
6 151 (45.90%) PowerShell
7 150 (45.59%) Windows 10
8 143 (43.47%) Citrix
9 123 (37.39%) Windows 7
10 116 (35.26%) Application Packaging
11 102 (31.00%) Windows Server
12 100 (30.40%) XenApp
13 93 (28.27%) Security Cleared
14 80 (24.32%) VMware
15 68 (20.67%) ITIL
16 66 (20.06%) VMware Infrastructure
17 61 (18.54%) Migration
17 61 (18.54%) Office 365
18 57 (17.33%) Application Virtualisation
19 54 (16.41%) XenDesktop
20 53 (16.11%) Hyper-V
20 53 (16.11%) InstallShield
21 52 (15.81%) Microsoft Azure
22 50 (15.20%) Ivanti
23 43 (13.07%) DV Cleared
23 43 (13.07%) Data Protection
23 43 (13.07%) Windows Server 2012
24 42 (12.77%) SC Cleared
25 38 (11.55%) Windows Server 2008
26 34 (10.33%) Microsoft Intune

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 17 (5.17%) Skype for Business
2 12 (3.65%) MS Exchange
3 8 (2.43%) WebLogic
4 7 (2.13%) IIS
5 6 (1.82%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.30%) Confluence
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (8.81%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 61 (18.54%) Office 365
2 52 (15.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (8.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (5.47%) SaaS
6 8 (2.43%) IaaS
6 8 (2.43%) PaaS
7 6 (1.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 5 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.52%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.61%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.61%) Yammer
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.30%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.30%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.21%) DHCP
2 25 (7.60%) NetScaler
3 14 (4.26%) Firewall
4 13 (3.95%) DNS
4 13 (3.95%) SAN
5 12 (3.65%) Skype
6 5 (1.52%) NAS
7 4 (1.22%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (0.91%) LAN
8 3 (0.91%) VLAN
9 2 (0.61%) Internet
9 2 (0.61%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.61%) PCoIP
9 2 (0.61%) RTSP
9 2 (0.61%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.61%) VoIP
9 2 (0.61%) WAN
10 1 (0.30%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.95%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 7 (2.13%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (1.22%) Big Data
4 4 (1.22%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.30%) MS Access
6 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 154 (46.81%) MSI
2 53 (16.11%) InstallShield
3 21 (6.38%) AdminStudio
4 5 (1.52%) WinDbg
5 4 (1.22%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.91%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.91%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.61%) IDA Disassembler
8 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.30%) Hudson
8 1 (0.30%) JIRA
8 1 (0.30%) TestRail
8 1 (0.30%) Zephyr
General
1 32 (9.73%) Finance
2 8 (2.43%) Advertising
2 8 (2.43%) Publishing
3 5 (1.52%) Banking
3 5 (1.52%) Law
4 3 (0.91%) Local Government
5 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.61%) Legal
5 2 (0.61%) Marketing
6 1 (0.30%) Back Office
6 1 (0.30%) Electronics
6 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.30%) Retail
6 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 115 (34.95%) Applications Packager
2 24 (7.29%) Applications Specialist
2 24 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (6.99%) Architect
4 21 (6.38%) Applications Engineer
5 20 (6.08%) Support Engineer
6 16 (4.86%) Desktop Engineer
6 16 (4.86%) Windows Engineer
7 15 (4.56%) Analyst
7 15 (4.56%) Consultant
8 14 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 14 (4.26%) MSI Packager
8 14 (4.26%) SC Cleared Application Packager
8 14 (4.26%) SCCM Engineer
9 12 (3.65%) Citrix Engineer
9 12 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (3.04%) Developer
11 9 (2.74%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (2.74%) Desktop Support
11 9 (2.74%) DV Cleared Application Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.56%) Software Packaging
2 14 (4.26%) Middleware
3 7 (2.13%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (1.82%) HTML
5 5 (1.52%) XML
6 4 (1.22%) React
7 3 (0.91%) .NET
7 3 (0.91%) ATL
7 3 (0.91%) Universal Windows Platform
7 3 (0.91%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.30%) COM+
8 1 (0.30%) DCOM
8 1 (0.30%) JSON
8 1 (0.30%) SAML
8 1 (0.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.38%) Clustering
3 16 (4.86%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.86%) User Experience
4 15 (4.56%) PKI
5 13 (3.95%) Fat Client
5 13 (3.95%) Thin Client
6 10 (3.04%) Cloud Native
7 8 (2.43%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.13%) DataPower
9 6 (1.82%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.82%) BYOD
9 6 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 4 (1.22%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.22%) NHS
10 4 (1.22%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.22%) Replication
11 3 (0.91%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 271 (82.37%) Windows
2 150 (45.59%) Windows 10
3 123 (37.39%) Windows 7
4 102 (31.00%) Windows Server
5 43 (13.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (11.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (6.69%) Windows 8
8 12 (3.65%) Linux
9 8 (2.43%) Unix
10 7 (2.13%) AIX
10 7 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.52%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.61%) Android
14 1 (0.30%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (35.26%) Application Packaging
2 68 (20.67%) ITIL
3 61 (18.54%) Migration
4 57 (17.33%) Application Virtualisation
5 43 (13.07%) Data Protection
6 32 (9.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 29 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (8.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 25 (7.60%) Service Delivery
10 24 (7.29%) Service Management
11 21 (6.38%) Compatibility Testing
12 19 (5.78%) Application Discovery
13 18 (5.47%) Software Distribution
14 17 (5.17%) Customer Requirements
15 15 (4.56%) Escalation Management
15 15 (4.56%) ITIL V3
16 14 (4.26%) Infrastructure Management
17 13 (3.95%) Network Design
18 11 (3.34%) Desktop Virtualisation
18 11 (3.34%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (45.90%) PowerShell
2 29 (8.81%) VBScript
3 28 (8.51%) SQL
4 19 (5.78%) VB
5 6 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.52%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.22%) C#
8 3 (0.91%) C
8 3 (0.91%) C++
8 3 (0.91%) VBA
9 1 (0.30%) Java
9 1 (0.30%) Korn
9 1 (0.30%) PHP
9 1 (0.30%) Python
9 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 93 (28.27%) Security Cleared
2 43 (13.07%) DV Cleared
3 42 (12.77%) SC Cleared
4 28 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (7.29%) MCSE
6 4 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (1.22%) MCTS
7 3 (0.91%) CCA
8 2 (0.61%) MCP
9 1 (0.30%) CCNA
9 1 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.30%) Degree
9 1 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.30%) MCSA
9 1 (0.30%) RHCE
9 1 (0.30%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.60%) QA
2 21 (6.38%) SLA
3 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 155 (47.11%) Active Directory
2 100 (30.40%) XenApp
3 66 (20.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 54 (16.41%) XenDesktop
5 53 (16.11%) Hyper-V
6 32 (9.73%) Virtual Desktop
7 28 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (5.78%) vSphere
9 17 (5.17%) DFS Replication
9 17 (5.17%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (3.65%) VMware Workstation
11 11 (3.34%) BitLocker
12 7 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (1.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 5 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.61%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.61%) Xen
16 1 (0.30%) Samba
Systems Management
1 242 (73.56%) SCCM
2 34 (10.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 28 (8.51%) WSUS
4 21 (6.38%) SCVMM
5 20 (6.08%) SCOM
6 15 (4.56%) Microsoft Clustering
7 14 (4.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 13 (3.95%) Failover Clustering
8 13 (3.95%) SCDPM
8 13 (3.95%) SCSM
9 7 (2.13%) Data Guard
9 7 (2.13%) ThinApp
10 5 (1.52%) Kubernetes
11 4 (1.22%) Istio
11 4 (1.22%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.22%) Terraform
12 3 (0.91%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.91%) Perfmon
12 3 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 187 (56.84%) Microsoft
2 143 (43.47%) Citrix
3 80 (24.32%) VMware
4 50 (15.20%) Ivanti
5 22 (6.69%) Novell
6 16 (4.86%) Oracle
7 14 (4.26%) Wyse
8 13 (3.95%) HP
9 12 (3.65%) Cisco
9 12 (3.65%) IBM
10 11 (3.34%) Dell
10 11 (3.34%) Google
11 9 (2.74%) Red Hat
12 8 (2.43%) McAfee
13 7 (2.13%) NetApp
14 6 (1.82%) Symantec
15 5 (1.52%) Altiris
16 4 (1.22%) ServiceNow
17 3 (0.91%) Apple
17 3 (0.91%) Remedy