Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 468 522 569
Rank change year-on-year +54 +47 -11
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 268 402 330
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.41% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 2.53% 2.66% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 259 210
UK median daily rate £413 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £274 £262
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 23 8
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -31.11% +41.87%
10th Percentile £16.06 £13.50 £15.11
90th Percentile £37.92 £21.75 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.80 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.43% -29.78% +41.87%

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 10,609 15,096 12,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.54% 15.36% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,943 9,929 8,296
UK median daily rate £450 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.86% +5.11% +11.11%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year - +9.68% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 611 761 692
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.81% - -
10th Percentile £11.42 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.09 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% +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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +37 252 £413 +5.10% 33
UK excluding London +48 200 £400 +3.90% 30
London +87 64 £425 +3.03% 8
South West +11 63 £425 - 4
North of England +45 36 £315 -10.00% 6
South East +24 34 £406 +2.85% 7
East of England +42 27 £375 +25.00% 2
Midlands +42 26 £425 +25.93% 6
North West +13 26 £308 -18.54% 4
East Midlands +43 14 £388 +11.51% 1
West Midlands +45 12 £425 +25.93% 5
Yorkshire +43 10 £450 +50.00% 2
Scotland +14 10 £350 +9.38% 5
Wales +30 3 £425 -26.09%
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 229 (85.45%) Windows
2 190 (70.90%) SCCM
3 142 (52.99%) PowerShell
4 134 (50.00%) Windows 10
5 133 (49.63%) Microsoft
6 130 (48.51%) Windows 7
7 122 (45.52%) Active Directory
8 109 (40.67%) Citrix
9 106 (39.55%) Application Packaging
10 100 (37.31%) MSI
11 89 (33.21%) ITIL
12 84 (31.34%) Security Cleared
13 81 (30.22%) VMware
14 62 (23.13%) Windows Server 2008
15 60 (22.39%) SC Cleared
16 58 (21.64%) VMware Infrastructure
16 58 (21.64%) XenApp
17 52 (19.40%) Office 365
18 51 (19.03%) Ivanti
19 46 (17.16%) Migration
19 46 (17.16%) Windows Server
20 42 (15.67%) Windows Server 2012
20 42 (15.67%) InstallShield
21 40 (14.93%) XenDesktop
22 37 (13.81%) Compatibility Testing
22 37 (13.81%) Software Distribution
22 37 (13.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 34 (12.69%) User Acceptance Testing
23 34 (12.69%) Hyper-V
23 34 (12.69%) DV Cleared

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 13 (4.85%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.36%) IBM Notes
3 6 (2.24%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.12%) IBM Domino
4 3 (1.12%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.75%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (8.96%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (4.48%) Microsoft Project
2 12 (4.48%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 52 (19.40%) Office 365
2 23 (8.58%) Azure
3 13 (4.85%) Azure Active Directory
4 12 (4.48%) OneDrive
5 10 (3.73%) AWS
6 6 (2.24%) SaaS
7 5 (1.87%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (0.75%) IaaS
8 2 (0.75%) PaaS
9 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.33%) DHCP
2 24 (8.96%) NetScaler
3 13 (4.85%) DNS
4 12 (4.48%) TCP/IP
5 9 (3.36%) Firewall
5 9 (3.36%) LAN
6 7 (2.61%) SAN
7 5 (1.87%) VoIP
8 3 (1.12%) Skype
8 3 (1.12%) WAAS
9 2 (0.75%) NAS
9 2 (0.75%) Network Security
9 2 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.37%) Big Data
4 1 (0.37%) MS Access
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 100 (37.31%) MSI
2 42 (15.67%) InstallShield
3 29 (10.82%) AdminStudio
4 6 (2.24%) WinDbg
5 5 (1.87%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 24 (8.96%) Finance
2 17 (6.34%) Public Sector
3 6 (2.24%) Local Government
4 4 (1.49%) Advertising
4 4 (1.49%) Banking
4 4 (1.49%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.49%) Retail
5 2 (0.75%) Law
5 2 (0.75%) Publishing
6 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 94 (35.07%) Applications Packager
2 29 (10.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (10.45%) SC Cleared Application Packager
4 20 (7.46%) Citrix Engineer
5 17 (6.34%) Consultant
6 16 (5.97%) Administrator
6 16 (5.97%) Architect
7 15 (5.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 15 (5.60%) DV Cleared Application Packager
8 14 (5.22%) Support Engineer
9 13 (4.85%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (4.48%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (4.10%) Citrix Specialist
12 10 (3.73%) Analyst
13 9 (3.36%) Applications Engineer
14 7 (2.61%) Desktop Support
14 7 (2.61%) Infrastructure Architect
14 7 (2.61%) Systems Engineer
14 7 (2.61%) Windows Engineer
15 6 (2.24%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (7.09%) Software Packaging
2 7 (2.61%) Middleware
2 7 (2.61%) Universal Windows Platform
3 2 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.46%) Data Centre
3 14 (5.22%) User Experience
4 13 (4.85%) Clustering
5 9 (3.36%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.87%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.87%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.87%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.49%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.12%) Device Driver
10 2 (0.75%) CMDB
10 2 (0.75%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.75%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.37%) CESG
11 1 (0.37%) Equities
11 1 (0.37%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.37%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.37%) Reinsurance
11 1 (0.37%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 229 (85.45%) Windows
2 134 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 130 (48.51%) Windows 7
4 62 (23.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (17.16%) Windows Server
6 42 (15.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.10%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.87%) Android
9 4 (1.49%) AIX
9 4 (1.49%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.49%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.12%) Linux
11 2 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (39.55%) Application Packaging
2 89 (33.21%) ITIL
3 46 (17.16%) Migration
4 37 (13.81%) Compatibility Testing
4 37 (13.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 37 (13.81%) Software Distribution
5 34 (12.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 33 (12.31%) Application Virtualisation
6 33 (12.31%) Service Management
7 25 (9.33%) Mentoring
8 24 (8.96%) Customer Engagement
9 23 (8.58%) ITIL V3
10 20 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
11 19 (7.09%) Asset Management
12 15 (5.60%) Mobile Device Management
12 15 (5.60%) Patch Management
13 13 (4.85%) Infrastructure Management
13 13 (4.85%) Project Management
14 12 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
15 10 (3.73%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 142 (52.99%) PowerShell
2 32 (11.94%) SQL
3 28 (10.45%) VB
4 27 (10.07%) VBScript
5 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 84 (31.34%) Security Cleared
2 60 (22.39%) SC Cleared
3 34 (12.69%) DV Cleared
4 23 (8.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (8.21%) Citrix Certification
6 19 (7.09%) MCSE
7 10 (3.73%) CCA
8 7 (2.61%) Degree
9 6 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (1.12%) CESG Certified Professional
12 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.37%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.37%) MCSA
12 1 (0.37%) VCAP
12 1 (0.37%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.97%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) GDPR
2 1 (0.37%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 122 (45.52%) Active Directory
2 58 (21.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (21.64%) XenApp
3 40 (14.93%) XenDesktop
4 34 (12.69%) Hyper-V
4 34 (12.69%) VMware ESXi
5 20 (7.46%) Virtual Desktop
6 17 (6.34%) vSphere
7 16 (5.97%) DFS Replication
8 14 (5.22%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (3.36%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.87%) BitLocker
11 4 (1.49%) Xen
12 3 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 190 (70.90%) SCCM
2 33 (12.31%) WSUS
3 21 (7.84%) ThinApp
4 19 (7.09%) AppDNA
5 16 (5.97%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (5.97%) SCOM
6 13 (4.85%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (4.85%) NetBackup
6 13 (4.85%) XenMobile
7 12 (4.48%) Failover Clustering
7 12 (4.48%) SCVMM
8 10 (3.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 10 (3.73%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (3.73%) SCDPM
8 10 (3.73%) SCSM
9 6 (2.24%) Jamf Pro
10 4 (1.49%) Perfmon
11 3 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (0.75%) Data Guard
12 2 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 133 (49.63%) Microsoft
2 109 (40.67%) Citrix
3 81 (30.22%) VMware
4 51 (19.03%) Ivanti
5 24 (8.96%) McAfee
6 19 (7.09%) Symantec
7 16 (5.97%) Dell
8 13 (4.85%) Veritas
9 11 (4.10%) ArcSight
9 11 (4.10%) Lotus
9 11 (4.10%) NetApp
10 10 (3.73%) Altiris
10 10 (3.73%) Oracle
11 8 (2.99%) HP
11 8 (2.99%) ServiceNow
12 7 (2.61%) Apple
12 7 (2.61%) IBM
13 6 (2.24%) Lumension
14 4 (1.49%) Cisco
14 4 (1.49%) Dell KACE