Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 497 544 556
Rank change year-on-year +47 +12 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 416 372 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.37% 0.35%
As % of the System Software category 2.72% 2.91% 2.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 235 249
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -4.76%
10th Percentile £281 £260 £213
90th Percentile £500 £513 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £375 £330
% change year-on-year +3.00% +13.64% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 9 4
UK median hourly rate £15.55 £20.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.25% -24.53% +32.50%
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.59 £25.75
90th Percentile £22.98 £60.00 £27.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.05 £20.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year -14.75% -24.53% +32.50%

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 15,279 12,774 11,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.33% 12.82% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,021 8,297 7,338
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +6.12% +6.80%
10th Percentile £180 £160 £165
90th Percentile £638 £621 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 820 707 831
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.55 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -4.91%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +33 389 £400 +6.67% 53
UK excluding London +3 266 £386 +3.00% 34
London +13 132 £413 +17.86% 19
South East 0 77 £400 +3.23% 14
South West +26 69 £425 -19.05% 4
North of England -2 56 £350 +15.70% 7
North West +12 39 £381 +1.67% 7
Midlands -9 32 £338 -10.06% 5
West Midlands -35 25 £288 -35.39% 3
Scotland -16 15 £320 -17.42%
Yorkshire -2 14 £346 +57.39%
East of England -5 11 £293 -35.00% 4
East Midlands +14 7 £370 +23.85% 2
Wales -12 6 £550 +46.67%
North East -20 3 £325 +16.07%

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 367 (88.22%) Windows
2 322 (77.40%) SCCM
3 244 (58.65%) Microsoft
4 219 (52.64%) Windows 10
5 213 (51.20%) PowerShell
6 200 (48.08%) Active Directory
7 179 (43.03%) Citrix
8 167 (40.14%) Windows 7
9 157 (37.74%) MSI
10 149 (35.82%) Application Packaging
10 149 (35.82%) VMware
11 139 (33.41%) XenApp
12 134 (32.21%) ITIL
13 119 (28.61%) VMware Infrastructure
14 113 (27.16%) XenDesktop
15 105 (25.24%) Windows Server
16 96 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
17 91 (21.88%) Office 365
18 89 (21.39%) Ivanti
19 86 (20.67%) Migration
20 80 (19.23%) VBScript
21 72 (17.31%) Security Cleared
22 70 (16.83%) Hyper-V
23 65 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
24 61 (14.66%) Application Virtualisation
25 58 (13.94%) User Acceptance Testing
26 56 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
27 55 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
27 55 (13.22%) DNS
28 52 (12.50%) DHCP

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 29 (6.97%) Skype for Business
2 20 (4.81%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.85%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.64%) IIS
5 6 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (1.44%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 40 (9.62%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.40%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.24%) NUKE
4 1 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 91 (21.88%) Office 365
2 65 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (3.85%) IaaS
6 15 (3.61%) PaaS
7 10 (2.40%) Yammer
8 8 (1.92%) SaaS
9 7 (1.68%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (13.22%) DNS
2 52 (12.50%) DHCP
3 49 (11.78%) NetScaler
4 30 (7.21%) Skype
5 27 (6.49%) Firewall
6 23 (5.53%) SAN
7 20 (4.81%) TCP/IP
8 16 (3.85%) Internet
9 15 (3.61%) VPN
10 14 (3.37%) VLAN
11 13 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
11 13 (3.13%) iSCSI
12 9 (2.16%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (1.92%) LAN
14 7 (1.68%) WAN
15 6 (1.44%) MPLS
15 6 (1.44%) Wireless
16 3 (0.72%) HTTP
16 3 (0.72%) HTTPS
17 2 (0.48%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.44%) Oracle Database
3 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (0.72%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.48%) MySQL
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.24%) Power BI
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 157 (37.74%) MSI
2 50 (12.02%) AdminStudio
3 44 (10.58%) InstallShield
4 17 (4.09%) WinDbg
4 17 (4.09%) Wise Package Studio
5 5 (1.20%) IDA Disassembler
5 5 (1.20%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.96%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.72%) WiX
8 2 (0.48%) AutoIt
8 2 (0.48%) Hudson
9 1 (0.24%) Android Studio
9 1 (0.24%) Metasploit
General
1 46 (11.06%) Finance
2 11 (2.64%) Publishing
3 9 (2.16%) Billing
4 7 (1.68%) Local Government
5 6 (1.44%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.20%) Banking
7 4 (0.96%) Law
8 2 (0.48%) French Language
9 1 (0.24%) Advertising
9 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.24%) Military
9 1 (0.24%) Retail
Job Titles
1 137 (32.93%) Applications Packager
2 52 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 31 (7.45%) Architect
3 31 (7.45%) Citrix Engineer
4 27 (6.49%) Consultant
5 26 (6.25%) Analyst
5 26 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 23 (5.53%) Support Engineer
6 23 (5.53%) Windows Engineer
7 17 (4.09%) DV Cleared Application Packager
8 16 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
9 15 (3.61%) Applications Engineer
9 15 (3.61%) Desktop Support
10 14 (3.37%) SCCM Engineer
11 12 (2.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 12 (2.88%) Citrix Specialist
12 11 (2.64%) Deployment Consultant
13 10 (2.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 9 (2.16%) 3rd Line Support
14 9 (2.16%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (5.53%) Middleware
2 19 (4.57%) Software Packaging
3 10 (2.40%) OCX
4 6 (1.44%) ATL
5 5 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.48%) .NET
6 2 (0.48%) COM+
6 2 (0.48%) HTML
6 2 (0.48%) Web Services
6 2 (0.48%) XML
7 1 (0.24%) DCOM
7 1 (0.24%) JSON
7 1 (0.24%) LDAP
7 1 (0.24%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 55 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (9.86%) Fat Client
2 41 (9.86%) Thin Client
3 19 (4.57%) Clustering
4 17 (4.09%) Data Centre
5 16 (3.85%) Blackberry
5 16 (3.85%) PKI
6 15 (3.61%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.68%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.44%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.44%) User Experience
9 5 (1.20%) CMDB
9 5 (1.20%) DataPower
10 2 (0.48%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
11 1 (0.24%) EMC VMAX
11 1 (0.24%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.24%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.24%) NHS
11 1 (0.24%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 367 (88.22%) Windows
2 219 (52.64%) Windows 10
3 167 (40.14%) Windows 7
4 105 (25.24%) Windows Server
5 96 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (8.17%) Windows 8
8 21 (5.05%) Windows XP
9 11 (2.64%) Linux
10 10 (2.40%) Unix
11 9 (2.16%) Android
12 8 (1.92%) AIX
12 8 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (1.68%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.24%) VMS
14 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (35.82%) Application Packaging
2 134 (32.21%) ITIL
3 86 (20.67%) Migration
4 61 (14.66%) Application Virtualisation
5 58 (13.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 56 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 49 (11.78%) Service Management
8 36 (8.65%) Compatibility Testing
9 35 (8.41%) Software Distribution
10 30 (7.21%) Service Delivery
11 27 (6.49%) ITIL V3
12 25 (6.01%) Mentoring
13 24 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (5.53%) Customer Engagement
15 22 (5.29%) Change Management
15 22 (5.29%) Network Design
15 22 (5.29%) Personalization
16 21 (5.05%) High Availability
16 21 (5.05%) Load Balancing
17 20 (4.81%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 213 (51.20%) PowerShell
2 80 (19.23%) VBScript
3 37 (8.89%) VB
4 31 (7.45%) SQL
5 9 (2.16%) C#
6 7 (1.68%) VBA
7 6 (1.44%) C
7 6 (1.44%) C++
8 3 (0.72%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.48%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.24%) Java
10 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 72 (17.31%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.86%) DV Cleared
3 33 (7.93%) SC Cleared
4 25 (6.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (5.53%) MCSE
6 17 (4.09%) Citrix Certification
7 13 (3.13%) CCA
8 12 (2.88%) Degree
9 5 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (1.20%) MCDST
10 4 (0.96%) MCP
11 3 (0.72%) HNC
11 3 (0.72%) MCSA
12 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
13 1 (0.24%) CISSP
13 1 (0.24%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.33%) QA
2 15 (3.61%) SLA
3 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 200 (48.08%) Active Directory
2 139 (33.41%) XenApp
3 119 (28.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 113 (27.16%) XenDesktop
5 70 (16.83%) Hyper-V
6 36 (8.65%) Virtual Desktop
7 34 (8.17%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (7.45%) BitLocker
9 17 (4.09%) vSphere
9 17 (4.09%) XenServer
10 16 (3.85%) DFS Replication
11 12 (2.88%) VMware Workstation
12 8 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (1.44%) Terminal Services
14 5 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.48%) VMware NSX
17 1 (0.24%) Terminal Server
17 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 322 (77.40%) SCCM
2 38 (9.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 30 (7.21%) WSUS
4 15 (3.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 14 (3.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 11 (2.64%) Perfmon
7 9 (2.16%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (2.16%) SCOM
8 8 (1.92%) Data Guard
8 8 (1.92%) ThinApp
9 6 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (1.20%) SafeCom
10 5 (1.20%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.72%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.48%) AppDNA
12 2 (0.48%) EdgeSight
12 2 (0.48%) SCVMM
12 2 (0.48%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 244 (58.65%) Microsoft
2 179 (43.03%) Citrix
3 149 (35.82%) VMware
4 89 (21.39%) Ivanti
5 40 (9.62%) Wyse
6 27 (6.49%) McAfee
6 27 (6.49%) Symantec
7 25 (6.01%) Oracle
8 21 (5.05%) Dell
9 19 (4.57%) Altiris
10 13 (3.13%) IBM
11 10 (2.40%) Cisco
11 10 (2.40%) HP
12 9 (2.16%) CA
12 9 (2.16%) Xerox
13 8 (1.92%) Adobe
13 8 (1.92%) Red Hat
14 7 (1.68%) Google
15 5 (1.20%) Computacenter
15 5 (1.20%) Veritas