Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 475 575 528
Rank change year-on-year +100 -47 -71
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 491 284 421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.30% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 3.38% 2.62% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 184 257
UK median daily rate £375 £379 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.92% +18.28% -8.57%
10th Percentile £230 £250 £225
90th Percentile £538 £596 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £290
% change year-on-year -13.33% +29.31% -17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 35
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £14.22 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.14% -49.23% +72.31%
10th Percentile £14.80 £13.51 £20.00
90th Percentile £51.26 £16.22 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £14.22 £28.50
% change year-on-year +51.25% -50.12% +90.00%

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 14,511 10,839 13,197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.93% 11.38% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,409 6,933 8,139
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £182 £163 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 867 660 929
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.59% -1.56%
10th Percentile £11.06 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.61 £47.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +5.73% -5.39% +5.70%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +89 402 £388 +1.44% 29
UK excluding London +43 296 £325 -13.33% 21
London +69 193 £425 +15.25% 13
Scotland +16 84 £285 -26.92% 5
South East +6 83 £380 -5.12% 2
North of England +13 60 £350 +30.23% 5
Midlands 0 50 £350 -8.20% 3
North West +13 40 £375 - 3
West Midlands -35 27 £338 -12.90% 2
East Midlands +25 23 £350 +47.37% 1
North East +2 12 £225 +2.27%
South West -4 10 £325 -43.48%
Yorkshire -20 8 £450 +28.57% 2
East of England -24 6 £319 +10.87% 6
Wales -12 4 £319 +13.84%

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 426 (86.76%) Windows
2 351 (71.49%) SCCM
3 292 (59.47%) Microsoft
4 272 (55.40%) Citrix
5 263 (53.56%) Windows 10
6 257 (52.34%) Active Directory
7 218 (44.40%) PowerShell
8 210 (42.77%) XenApp
9 202 (41.14%) VMware
10 180 (36.66%) Windows Server
11 165 (33.60%) Ivanti
12 162 (32.99%) Windows 7
13 155 (31.57%) XenDesktop
14 146 (29.74%) VMware Infrastructure
14 146 (29.74%) Application Packaging
15 137 (27.90%) MSI
16 107 (21.79%) DHCP
17 101 (20.57%) DNS
18 96 (19.55%) Office 365
19 95 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
20 94 (19.14%) Microsoft Azure
21 92 (18.74%) Hyper-V
21 92 (18.74%) Security Cleared
22 80 (16.29%) Finance
23 79 (16.09%) SC Cleared
24 77 (15.68%) Migration
25 72 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
26 69 (14.05%) VBScript
27 67 (13.65%) SQL
28 65 (13.24%) ITIL

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 26 (5.30%) MS Exchange
2 19 (3.87%) Skype for Business
3 12 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.04%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.22%) IIS
6 5 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.81%) Confluence
7 4 (0.81%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.20%) JBoss
9 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 46 (9.37%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.81%) NUKE
2 4 (0.81%) SOLIDWORKS
3 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.81%) RMDS
2 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 96 (19.55%) Office 365
2 94 (19.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (5.91%) IaaS
4 27 (5.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (4.48%) PaaS
6 21 (4.28%) SaaS
7 17 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (1.63%) Yammer
9 4 (0.81%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.41%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 107 (21.79%) DHCP
2 101 (20.57%) DNS
3 56 (11.41%) NetScaler
4 37 (7.54%) SAN
5 30 (6.11%) 3G
5 30 (6.11%) Wi-Fi
6 27 (5.50%) VPN
7 19 (3.87%) Firewall
7 19 (3.87%) Remote Desktop
8 17 (3.46%) Skype
9 16 (3.26%) MPLS
10 15 (3.05%) NAS
11 13 (2.65%) VSAN
12 11 (2.24%) Internet
13 10 (2.04%) VLAN
14 8 (1.63%) Fibre Channel
14 8 (1.63%) iSCSI
14 8 (1.63%) Wireshark
15 6 (1.22%) SSL
16 5 (1.02%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.31%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.07%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.61%) SAP Data Services
6 2 (0.41%) Power BI
7 1 (0.20%) DB2
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 137 (27.90%) MSI
2 37 (7.54%) InstallShield
3 32 (6.52%) AdminStudio
4 6 (1.22%) WiX
5 5 (1.02%) Hudson
5 5 (1.02%) JIRA
6 4 (0.81%) Android Studio
6 4 (0.81%) WinDbg
7 2 (0.41%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.41%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.41%) JMeter
7 2 (0.41%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.20%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 80 (16.29%) Finance
2 15 (3.05%) Banking
3 12 (2.44%) Law
4 10 (2.04%) Publishing
5 4 (0.81%) Advertising
5 4 (0.81%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.81%) Local Government
6 3 (0.61%) Legal
7 2 (0.41%) Retail
8 1 (0.20%) Billing
8 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 94 (19.14%) Applications Packager
2 70 (14.26%) Desktop Support
3 47 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 45 (9.16%) Architect
5 44 (8.96%) Windows Engineer
6 41 (8.35%) Citrix Engineer
7 40 (8.15%) Support Engineer
8 34 (6.92%) Desktop Engineer
9 30 (6.11%) 2nd Line Support
9 30 (6.11%) Analyst
9 30 (6.11%) Consultant
9 30 (6.11%) Infrastructure Architect
10 26 (5.30%) Applications Engineer
11 22 (4.48%) SCCM Engineer
12 16 (3.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 16 (3.26%) Applications Specialist
12 16 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (3.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 14 (2.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
15 13 (2.65%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.07%) Middleware
1 20 (4.07%) Web Services
2 18 (3.67%) Software Packaging
3 11 (2.24%) .NET
4 7 (1.43%) .NET Framework
5 5 (1.02%) Angular 2
5 5 (1.02%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.02%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (1.02%) COM
5 5 (1.02%) CSS
5 5 (1.02%) Dapper ORM
5 5 (1.02%) Entity Framework
5 5 (1.02%) HTML
5 5 (1.02%) LDAP
5 5 (1.02%) MFC
5 5 (1.02%) NHibernate
5 5 (1.02%) WCF
5 5 (1.02%) WPF
6 4 (0.81%) OCX
7 3 (0.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 58 (11.81%) Fat Client
1 58 (11.81%) Thin Client
2 35 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.70%) Data Centre
4 26 (5.30%) Clustering
5 20 (4.07%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.65%) PKI
7 11 (2.24%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.43%) User Experience
10 6 (1.22%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.02%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.02%) Wiki
12 4 (0.81%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.61%) Replication
13 3 (0.61%) RSA SecurID
13 3 (0.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
14 2 (0.41%) CMDB
14 2 (0.41%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 426 (86.76%) Windows
2 263 (53.56%) Windows 10
3 180 (36.66%) Windows Server
4 162 (32.99%) Windows 7
5 95 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 72 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 38 (7.74%) Windows 8
9 20 (4.07%) Mac OS
10 18 (3.67%) Linux
11 16 (3.26%) Apple iOS
11 16 (3.26%) Windows XP
12 12 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (2.44%) Unix
13 11 (2.24%) AIX
14 4 (0.81%) Android
15 3 (0.61%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.20%) SUSE
16 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (29.74%) Application Packaging
2 77 (15.68%) Migration
3 65 (13.24%) ITIL
4 64 (13.03%) Application Virtualisation
5 48 (9.78%) Software Delivery
6 44 (8.96%) User Acceptance Testing
7 31 (6.31%) Problem Management
8 25 (5.09%) Network Design
9 24 (4.89%) Problem-Solving
9 24 (4.89%) Software Distribution
10 23 (4.68%) Change Management
11 22 (4.48%) Mobile Device Management
12 21 (4.28%) Runbook
13 19 (3.87%) Capacity Management
14 18 (3.67%) Data Protection
14 18 (3.67%) High Availability
14 18 (3.67%) Infrastructure Management
14 18 (3.67%) Personalization
14 18 (3.67%) Root Cause Analysis
14 18 (3.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 218 (44.40%) PowerShell
2 69 (14.05%) VBScript
3 67 (13.65%) SQL
4 38 (7.74%) VB
5 19 (3.87%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.02%) C#
6 5 (1.02%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.81%) MATLAB
8 2 (0.41%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.41%) Perl
8 2 (0.41%) Python
8 2 (0.41%) VBA
9 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 92 (18.74%) Security Cleared
2 79 (16.09%) SC Cleared
3 29 (5.91%) Degree
4 23 (4.68%) BPSS Clearance
5 17 (3.46%) Citrix Certification
5 17 (3.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (3.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.83%) CCA
7 9 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (1.63%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.63%) MCSE
9 7 (1.43%) CISSP
10 5 (1.02%) CCDP
10 5 (1.02%) CCIE
10 5 (1.02%) CCNP
10 5 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.02%) CISM
10 5 (1.02%) MCP
10 5 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 5 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.07%) Disclosure Scotland
2 15 (3.05%) GDPR
2 15 (3.05%) QA
3 8 (1.63%) SLA
4 2 (0.41%) WCAG
5 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 257 (52.34%) Active Directory
2 210 (42.77%) XenApp
3 155 (31.57%) XenDesktop
4 146 (29.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 92 (18.74%) Hyper-V
6 47 (9.57%) VMware ESXi
7 42 (8.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 35 (7.13%) XenServer
9 27 (5.50%) vSphere
10 18 (3.67%) BitLocker
10 18 (3.67%) VMware Workstation
11 16 (3.26%) DFS Replication
12 12 (2.44%) VMware NSX
13 11 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (2.24%) Terminal Services
14 7 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.61%) Xen
16 2 (0.41%) VMware Server
17 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 351 (71.49%) SCCM
2 56 (11.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 46 (9.37%) Microsoft Intune
4 29 (5.91%) WSUS
5 22 (4.48%) SCOM
6 15 (3.05%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
8 11 (2.24%) Data Guard
8 11 (2.24%) vCenter Server
9 10 (2.04%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 10 (2.04%) SCOrch
10 8 (1.63%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (1.43%) NetBackup
12 6 (1.22%) AirWatch
12 6 (1.22%) SafeCom
12 6 (1.22%) XenMobile
13 5 (1.02%) EdgeSight
13 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 5 (1.02%) Nagios
14 4 (0.81%) Puppet
Vendors
1 292 (59.47%) Microsoft
2 272 (55.40%) Citrix
3 202 (41.14%) VMware
4 165 (33.60%) Ivanti
5 31 (6.31%) HP
5 31 (6.31%) ThinPrint
5 31 (6.31%) Wyse
6 29 (5.91%) Cisco
7 25 (5.09%) Dell
8 24 (4.89%) Apple
9 23 (4.68%) Oracle
10 20 (4.07%) McAfee
11 15 (3.05%) IBM
12 14 (2.85%) Red Hat
13 12 (2.44%) 3PAR
14 11 (2.24%) ServiceNow
15 9 (1.83%) Adobe
15 9 (1.83%) Symantec
16 8 (1.63%) Capita
17 7 (1.43%) Altiris