Period
to 20 January 2018

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 20 January 2018 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 515 525 554
Rank change year-on-year +10 +29 -31
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 373 335 339
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.35% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 2.93% 2.83% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 251 231
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £260 £213 £219
90th Percentile £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +15.38% - +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 21
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £26.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.53% +32.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £14.59 £25.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £28.40 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -24.53% +32.50% -20.00%

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 12,717 11,858 10,844
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.79% 12.25% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,254 7,439 6,272
UK median daily rate £425 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +6.80% +7.14%
10th Percentile £160 £165 £155
90th Percentile £619 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 701 837 1,142
UK median hourly rate £16.16 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +3.23% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.25 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year - -4.76% +1.61%

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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 +39 344 £375 +10.70% 29
UK excluding London -4 226 £375 +15.38% 14
London +28 141 £350 -4.76% 16
South East -10 70 £388 +10.71% 5
North of England +8 46 £303 +0.83% 3
Midlands +36 45 £375 +10.37% 2
West Midlands +51 39 £445 +30.88% 2
East of England -1 26 £450 +32.35% 1
North West +20 25 £375 +11.11% 3
Scotland -44 21 £388 +6.90% 1
North East +16 16 £280 -3.45%
South West -8 13 £525 +64.06% 2
Wales +13 6 £375 -28.57%
East Midlands +3 6 £299 +1.27%
Yorkshire +7 5 £220 -26.67%

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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.

1 308 (82.57%) Windows
2 277 (74.26%) SCCM
3 200 (53.62%) Microsoft
4 194 (52.01%) Citrix
5 189 (50.67%) Active Directory
6 185 (49.60%) Windows 10
7 168 (45.04%) PowerShell
8 163 (43.70%) VMware
9 133 (35.66%) Windows 7
10 115 (30.83%) XenApp
11 105 (28.15%) Office 365
12 100 (26.81%) Application Packaging
13 99 (26.54%) Ivanti
13 99 (26.54%) XenDesktop
14 97 (26.01%) VMware Infrastructure
14 97 (26.01%) MSI
15 77 (20.64%) DNS
16 74 (19.84%) VBScript
17 72 (19.30%) DHCP
18 69 (18.50%) Migration
19 65 (17.43%) Finance
20 64 (17.16%) MS Exchange
21 61 (16.35%) Skype for Business
22 59 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
23 54 (14.48%) Security Cleared
24 49 (13.14%) Windows Server
25 44 (11.80%) Windows Server 2012
25 44 (11.80%) Microsoft Office
26 43 (11.53%) Hyper-V
27 41 (10.99%) Skype

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 64 (17.16%) MS Exchange
2 61 (16.35%) Skype for Business
3 25 (6.70%) SharePoint
4 20 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.80%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.80%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.54%) IIS
9 1 (0.27%) Confluence
9 1 (0.27%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 44 (11.80%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (3.49%) RMDS
2 5 (1.34%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 105 (28.15%) Office 365
2 32 (8.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (5.63%) OneDrive
4 10 (2.68%) PaaS
5 8 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (2.14%) IaaS
6 5 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (0.54%) SaaS
8 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 77 (20.64%) DNS
2 72 (19.30%) DHCP
3 41 (10.99%) Skype
4 37 (9.92%) NetScaler
5 21 (5.63%) Kerberos
6 20 (5.36%) SSL
7 14 (3.75%) TCP/IP
7 14 (3.75%) Unified Communications
8 13 (3.49%) LAN
8 13 (3.49%) WAN
9 12 (3.22%) Internet
10 10 (2.68%) Firewall
11 9 (2.41%) Cisco IOS
11 9 (2.41%) SAN
11 9 (2.41%) SMS
12 7 (1.88%) VPN
13 5 (1.34%) Wireshark
14 4 (1.07%) Intranet
14 4 (1.07%) SMTP
15 2 (0.54%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (0.80%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 97 (26.01%) MSI
2 13 (3.49%) AdminStudio
3 10 (2.68%) InstallShield
4 6 (1.61%) WiX
5 5 (1.34%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.34%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.27%) JIRA
General
1 65 (17.43%) Finance
2 26 (6.97%) Banking
3 12 (3.22%) Publishing
4 9 (2.41%) Law
5 8 (2.14%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.14%) Legal
6 5 (1.34%) Back Office
7 4 (1.07%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.54%) Local Government
8 2 (0.54%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.27%) Advertising
9 1 (0.27%) Electronics
9 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.27%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 72 (19.30%) Applications Packager
2 57 (15.28%) Desktop Support
3 44 (11.80%) Consultant
4 40 (10.72%) Architect
5 37 (9.92%) Applications Engineer
6 33 (8.85%) Desktop Engineer
7 28 (7.51%) Analyst
8 26 (6.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 25 (6.70%) Citrix Engineer
9 25 (6.70%) Windows Engineer
10 21 (5.63%) Support Engineer
11 20 (5.36%) SCCM Engineer
12 18 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (4.83%) SCCM Consultant
13 13 (3.49%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (3.22%) Applications Support
14 12 (3.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 11 (2.95%) Citrix Consultant
15 11 (2.95%) Senior Analyst
15 11 (2.95%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (5.63%) LDAP
2 20 (5.36%) WSH
3 9 (2.41%) .NET
4 8 (2.14%) .NET Framework
5 6 (1.61%) Software Packaging
6 5 (1.34%) REST
6 5 (1.34%) Web Services
6 5 (1.34%) XML
7 3 (0.80%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.80%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (0.80%) CSS
7 3 (0.80%) Dapper ORM
7 3 (0.80%) Entity Framework
7 3 (0.80%) HTML
7 3 (0.80%) MFC
7 3 (0.80%) NHibernate
7 3 (0.80%) WCF
7 3 (0.80%) WPF
8 2 (0.54%) jQuery
8 2 (0.54%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 20 (5.36%) CESG
2 17 (4.56%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.56%) Fat Client
2 17 (4.56%) Thin Client
3 16 (4.29%) User Experience
4 15 (4.02%) Blackberry
5 11 (2.95%) BYOD
5 11 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.88%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (1.07%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.80%) EMC VNX
9 3 (0.80%) PMI
9 3 (0.80%) Replication
9 3 (0.80%) Wiki
10 2 (0.54%) Clustering
10 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.54%) PKI
11 1 (0.27%) CMDB
11 1 (0.27%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 308 (82.57%) Windows
2 185 (49.60%) Windows 10
3 133 (35.66%) Windows 7
4 59 (15.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (13.14%) Windows Server
6 44 (11.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (3.22%) Windows 8
8 7 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.34%) Windows Vista
10 3 (0.80%) Android
10 3 (0.80%) Windows Phone
11 2 (0.54%) Linux
11 2 (0.54%) Unix
11 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (26.81%) Application Packaging
2 69 (18.50%) Migration
3 39 (10.46%) ITIL
4 28 (7.51%) Disk Encryption
5 27 (7.24%) Change Management
6 24 (6.43%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 24 (6.43%) Release Management
6 24 (6.43%) Validation
7 23 (6.17%) Application Discovery
8 21 (5.63%) Customer Requirements
8 21 (5.63%) Project Management
9 20 (5.36%) User Acceptance Testing
10 19 (5.09%) Service Management
11 18 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (4.56%) Change Control
12 17 (4.56%) TOGAF
13 15 (4.02%) Application Virtualisation
13 15 (4.02%) Presales
13 15 (4.02%) Task Automation
14 14 (3.75%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (45.04%) PowerShell
2 74 (19.84%) VBScript
3 18 (4.83%) VB
4 11 (2.95%) SQL
5 8 (2.14%) C#
6 5 (1.34%) Python
7 3 (0.80%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.54%) Java
9 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 54 (14.48%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.58%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (4.56%) Degree
4 17 (4.56%) MCSE
5 13 (3.49%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 12 (3.22%) CCIE
6 12 (3.22%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (3.22%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (3.22%) DV Cleared
7 10 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (1.88%) CCEA
8 7 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.80%) CCA
10 3 (0.80%) CCDP
10 3 (0.80%) CCNP
10 3 (0.80%) CISSP
10 3 (0.80%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.58%) QA
2 9 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.34%) SLA
System Software
1 189 (50.67%) Active Directory
2 115 (30.83%) XenApp
3 99 (26.54%) XenDesktop
4 97 (26.01%) VMware Infrastructure
5 43 (11.53%) Hyper-V
6 35 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (9.12%) XenServer
8 33 (8.85%) BitLocker
9 17 (4.56%) vSphere
10 10 (2.68%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (2.14%) Terminal Services
12 5 (1.34%) DFS Replication
12 5 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (1.07%) Terminal Server
13 4 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.54%) Xen
16 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
16 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 277 (74.26%) SCCM
2 33 (8.85%) SCOM
3 27 (7.24%) Norton AntiVirus
4 24 (6.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 22 (5.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 20 (5.36%) WMI
7 15 (4.02%) AppDNA
7 15 (4.02%) WSUS
8 9 (2.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (1.88%) EdgeSight
10 6 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (1.34%) SafeCom
11 5 (1.34%) SCOrch
12 4 (1.07%) AirWatch
12 4 (1.07%) vCenter Server
13 3 (0.80%) Tivoli
14 2 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 2 (0.54%) XenMobile
15 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 1 (0.27%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 200 (53.62%) Microsoft
2 194 (52.01%) Citrix
3 163 (43.70%) VMware
4 99 (26.54%) Ivanti
5 41 (10.99%) Cisco
6 34 (9.12%) HP
7 28 (7.51%) Altiris
8 27 (7.24%) Symantec
9 21 (5.63%) Bloomberg
10 20 (5.36%) Dell
11 16 (4.29%) McAfee
11 16 (4.29%) Reuters
12 9 (2.41%) IBM
12 9 (2.41%) NetApp
13 7 (1.88%) Remedy
14 6 (1.61%) Wyse
15 5 (1.34%) FactSet
15 5 (1.34%) MobileIron
15 5 (1.34%) SAP
15 5 (1.34%) SolarWinds