Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 487 539 537
Rank change year-on-year +52 -2 -34
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 455 380 391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.37% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 2.93% 2.96% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 242 268
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -12.16%
10th Percentile £281 £256 £208
90th Percentile £529 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £370 £320
% change year-on-year +2.70% +15.63% -5.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 23
UK median hourly rate £16.10 £19.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.44% -30.36% +7.69%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.51 £26.30
90th Percentile £28.25 £60.00 £35.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -5.13% -30.36% +10.29%

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 15,531 12,827 13,049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.17% 12.56% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,131 8,316 8,176
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £181 £158 £173
90th Percentile £625 £606 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.80% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 869 719 890
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.94% -0.78%
10th Percentile £10.56 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.05 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +2.32% +3.33% -6.25%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +41 413 £413 +10.00% 52
UK excluding London -18 254 £380 +2.70% 35
London +71 184 £425 +13.33% 20
South East +1 83 £413 +8.55% 9
North of England -27 45 £340 +13.33% 7
Midlands -24 42 £370 +20.82% 6
South West -8 40 £425 -19.05% 6
North West -10 32 £340 +2.64% 3
Scotland -6 29 £320 -17.95% 3
West Midlands -43 27 £185 -40.80% 6
East Midlands +21 15 £400 +49.53%
East of England -15 8 £400 -11.11% 4
Yorkshire -5 7 £346 +21.49% 4
Wales -17 7 £338 +11.57%
North East -14 6 £325 +16.07%

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, 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.

1 403 (88.57%) Windows
2 333 (73.19%) SCCM
3 249 (54.73%) Microsoft
4 237 (52.09%) Windows 10
5 215 (47.25%) Citrix
6 209 (45.93%) PowerShell
7 193 (42.42%) Windows 7
8 192 (42.20%) Active Directory
9 176 (38.68%) VMware
9 176 (38.68%) XenApp
10 155 (34.07%) MSI
11 148 (32.53%) Application Packaging
12 136 (29.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 132 (29.01%) XenDesktop
14 130 (28.57%) Windows Server
15 99 (21.76%) Ivanti
16 97 (21.32%) ITIL
17 96 (21.10%) Migration
18 92 (20.22%) Hyper-V
19 89 (19.56%) VBScript
20 84 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
21 75 (16.48%) Office 365
22 69 (15.16%) Security Cleared
23 66 (14.51%) Analytical Skills
24 64 (14.07%) Microsoft Azure
25 60 (13.19%) Application Virtualisation
26 58 (12.75%) SQL
27 57 (12.53%) Finance
28 55 (12.09%) User Acceptance Testing
29 49 (10.77%) NetScaler

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 20 (4.40%) Skype for Business
2 19 (4.18%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.98%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (1.32%) IIS
6 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.22%) JBoss
8 1 (0.22%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 39 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.32%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.66%) NUKE
4 3 (0.66%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 75 (16.48%) Office 365
2 64 (14.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.18%) Azure Active Directory
3 19 (4.18%) SaaS
4 16 (3.52%) IaaS
5 15 (3.30%) PaaS
6 6 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.32%) OneDrive
6 6 (1.32%) Yammer
7 3 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (10.77%) NetScaler
2 44 (9.67%) DNS
3 43 (9.45%) DHCP
4 23 (5.05%) SAN
5 20 (4.40%) Skype
6 19 (4.18%) Firewall
7 18 (3.96%) Internet
8 12 (2.64%) TCP/IP
9 11 (2.42%) VPN
10 9 (1.98%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (1.76%) VLAN
11 8 (1.76%) Wireless
12 6 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (1.32%) iSCSI
12 6 (1.32%) MPLS
13 5 (1.10%) LAN
14 3 (0.66%) 3G
14 3 (0.66%) VoIP
14 3 (0.66%) WAN
14 3 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.66%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (0.44%) MySQL
3 2 (0.44%) Power BI
3 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 155 (34.07%) MSI
2 44 (9.67%) AdminStudio
3 41 (9.01%) InstallShield
4 12 (2.64%) WinDbg
4 12 (2.64%) Wise Package Studio
5 5 (1.10%) IDA Disassembler
5 5 (1.10%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.88%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.66%) Android Studio
7 3 (0.66%) Hudson
7 3 (0.66%) WiX
8 2 (0.44%) AutoIt
9 1 (0.22%) JIRA
9 1 (0.22%) Metasploit
General
1 57 (12.53%) Finance
2 11 (2.42%) Publishing
3 8 (1.76%) Banking
4 5 (1.10%) Billing
5 4 (0.88%) Local Government
6 3 (0.66%) Law
6 3 (0.66%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.44%) Advertising
7 2 (0.44%) French Language
8 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.22%) Legal
8 1 (0.22%) Military
8 1 (0.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 133 (29.23%) Applications Packager
2 65 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 42 (9.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 41 (9.01%) Consultant
5 40 (8.79%) Architect
6 39 (8.57%) Citrix Engineer
6 39 (8.57%) Desktop Engineer
7 31 (6.81%) Infrastructure Architect
7 31 (6.81%) Windows Engineer
8 25 (5.49%) Analyst
9 24 (5.27%) Support Engineer
10 19 (4.18%) Applications Engineer
11 15 (3.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 14 (3.08%) SCCM Engineer
13 13 (2.86%) Applications Specialist
13 13 (2.86%) Citrix Consultant
13 13 (2.86%) Citrix Specialist
13 13 (2.86%) DV Cleared Application Packager
14 12 (2.64%) Windows Specialist
15 11 (2.42%) Citrix Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.13%) Middleware
2 15 (3.30%) Software Packaging
3 9 (1.98%) OCX
4 6 (1.32%) .NET
4 6 (1.32%) ATL
5 2 (0.44%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.44%) COM+
5 2 (0.44%) JSON
5 2 (0.44%) LDAP
5 2 (0.44%) XMPP
6 1 (0.22%) COM
6 1 (0.22%) DCOM
6 1 (0.22%) Swagger
6 1 (0.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 66 (14.51%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (9.01%) Fat Client
2 41 (9.01%) Thin Client
3 22 (4.84%) Data Centre
4 21 (4.62%) Blackberry
5 14 (3.08%) Clustering
6 8 (1.76%) PKI
7 6 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.10%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.10%) CMDB
9 4 (0.88%) Public Cloud
9 4 (0.88%) User Experience
10 2 (0.44%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.22%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.22%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.22%) Fintech
11 1 (0.22%) FlexPod
11 1 (0.22%) Greenfield Project
11 1 (0.22%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.22%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 403 (88.57%) Windows
2 237 (52.09%) Windows 10
3 193 (42.42%) Windows 7
4 130 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 84 (18.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (10.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (6.81%) Windows 8
8 26 (5.71%) Windows XP
9 18 (3.96%) Linux
10 15 (3.30%) Unix
11 14 (3.08%) AIX
11 14 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.88%) Android
13 4 (0.88%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (32.53%) Application Packaging
2 97 (21.32%) ITIL
3 96 (21.10%) Migration
4 60 (13.19%) Application Virtualisation
5 55 (12.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 47 (10.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 38 (8.35%) Service Management
8 37 (8.13%) Network Design
9 31 (6.81%) Software Distribution
10 26 (5.71%) Service Delivery
11 23 (5.05%) Compatibility Testing
12 22 (4.84%) Mentoring
12 22 (4.84%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (4.62%) Desktop Virtualisation
13 21 (4.62%) ITIL V3
13 21 (4.62%) Personalization
14 20 (4.40%) Disk Encryption
15 18 (3.96%) Customer Engagement
15 18 (3.96%) Patch Management
15 18 (3.96%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 209 (45.93%) PowerShell
2 89 (19.56%) VBScript
3 58 (12.75%) SQL
4 35 (7.69%) VB
5 8 (1.76%) VBA
6 6 (1.32%) C
6 6 (1.32%) C++
7 5 (1.10%) T-SQL
8 4 (0.88%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.66%) C#
9 3 (0.66%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.44%) Perl
10 2 (0.44%) Python
11 1 (0.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 69 (15.16%) Security Cleared
2 42 (9.23%) SC Cleared
3 26 (5.71%) DV Cleared
4 25 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (4.40%) MCSE
6 16 (3.52%) Degree
7 12 (2.64%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (1.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (1.76%) MCP
9 6 (1.32%) CCA
9 6 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (1.10%) MCDST
11 3 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.66%) MCSA
12 2 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.22%) CISSP
13 1 (0.22%) HNC
13 1 (0.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.40%) QA
2 9 (1.98%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 192 (42.20%) Active Directory
2 176 (38.68%) XenApp
3 136 (29.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 132 (29.01%) XenDesktop
5 92 (20.22%) Hyper-V
6 38 (8.35%) BitLocker
7 34 (7.47%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (7.03%) Virtual Desktop
9 17 (3.74%) VMware Workstation
10 16 (3.52%) XenServer
11 15 (3.30%) DFS Replication
12 14 (3.08%) Oracle RAC
13 12 (2.64%) Terminal Services
13 12 (2.64%) vSphere
14 4 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
15 2 (0.44%) VMware NSX
15 2 (0.44%) Xen
16 1 (0.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 333 (73.19%) SCCM
2 32 (7.03%) WSUS
3 28 (6.15%) Microsoft Intune
3 28 (6.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 14 (3.08%) Data Guard
4 14 (3.08%) SCOM
5 11 (2.42%) SafeCom
6 9 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (1.32%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (1.32%) Perfmon
8 6 (1.32%) ThinApp
8 6 (1.32%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.10%) SCOrch
9 5 (1.10%) XenMobile
10 4 (0.88%) EdgeSight
11 3 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 249 (54.73%) Microsoft
2 215 (47.25%) Citrix
3 176 (38.68%) VMware
4 99 (21.76%) Ivanti
5 48 (10.55%) Wyse
6 37 (8.13%) Oracle
7 27 (5.93%) HP
8 21 (4.62%) IBM
9 19 (4.18%) Cisco
9 19 (4.18%) McAfee
10 18 (3.96%) Dell
11 17 (3.74%) Altiris
12 15 (3.30%) 3PAR
12 15 (3.30%) Red Hat
12 15 (3.30%) Symantec
13 10 (2.20%) Adobe
14 9 (1.98%) Veritas
15 8 (1.76%) Apple
15 8 (1.76%) NetApp
16 6 (1.32%) CA