Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 517 532 496
Rank change year-on-year +15 -36 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 388 393 452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.38% 0.37% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 3.00% 2.99% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 269 287
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -11.56% +13.08%
10th Percentile £256 £208 £250
90th Percentile £488 £488 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £320 £338
% change year-on-year +17.19% -5.19% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 14
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £28.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.36% +7.69% +1.96%
10th Percentile £13.51 £26.30 £11.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £35.55 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £28.00 £25.39
% change year-on-year -30.36% +10.29% +0.54%

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 12915 13122 11760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.56% 12.38% 10.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 8359 8228 6685
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.84% +8.89%
10th Percentile £157 £174 £161
90th Percentile £606 £575 £548
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 728 891 1264
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.08 £42.00 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +27 357 £375 +15.38% 29
UK excluding London +5 257 £375 +17.19% 21
London +25 126 £375 - 9
South East +25 71 £380 -5.00% 12
Midlands +65 56 £306 -13.12% 5
West Midlands +62 51 £313 -20.89% 5
North of England -21 51 £300 +9.09% 1
East of England -9 35 £450 +12.50% 2
North West +32 28 £331 -24.42%
Scotland -35 23 £390 +14.37%
North East -13 16 £280 +7.69%
South West +4 14 £525 +64.06%
Wales +9 8 £325 -38.10% 1
Yorkshire +24 7 £285 -5.00% 1
East Midlands +2 5 £268 -2.73%

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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.

1 326 (84.02%) Windows
2 299 (77.06%) SCCM
3 221 (56.96%) Microsoft
4 197 (50.77%) Citrix
5 190 (48.97%) Windows 10
6 182 (46.91%) Active Directory
7 154 (39.69%) VMware
7 154 (39.69%) PowerShell
8 152 (39.18%) Windows 7
9 127 (32.73%) Office 365
10 118 (30.41%) XenApp
11 100 (25.77%) VMware Infrastructure
12 91 (23.45%) Application Packaging
13 89 (22.94%) MSI
14 88 (22.68%) XenDesktop
15 86 (22.16%) Security Cleared
16 82 (21.13%) Migration
17 80 (20.62%) AppSense
18 69 (17.78%) DNS
19 66 (17.01%) Skype for Business
20 65 (16.75%) DHCP
21 63 (16.24%) VBScript
21 63 (16.24%) SC Cleared
22 62 (15.98%) MS Exchange
23 60 (15.46%) Windows Server
24 58 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
25 57 (14.69%) ITIL
26 56 (14.43%) Finance
27 52 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
28 47 (12.11%) Hyper-V

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 66 (17.01%) Skype for Business
2 62 (15.98%) MS Exchange
3 30 (7.73%) SharePoint
4 27 (6.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 20 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (3.09%) IIS
7 4 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.26%) Confluence
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.26%) SAP Portal
8 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 58 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.58%) Eikon
2 4 (1.03%) RMDS
3 2 (0.52%) Primavera
3 2 (0.52%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 127 (32.73%) Office 365
2 23 (5.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.93%) OneDrive
3 6 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.77%) IaaS
5 3 (0.77%) PaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 69 (17.78%) DNS
2 65 (16.75%) DHCP
3 47 (12.11%) NetScaler
3 47 (12.11%) Skype
4 22 (5.67%) LDAP
5 21 (5.41%) Kerberos
6 20 (5.15%) SSL
7 19 (4.90%) LAN
7 19 (4.90%) Remote Desktop
8 17 (4.38%) WAN
9 14 (3.61%) TCP/IP
10 13 (3.35%) Unified Communications
11 11 (2.84%) HTTPS
12 10 (2.58%) HTTP
12 10 (2.58%) SMS
12 10 (2.58%) VPN
13 9 (2.32%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (2.06%) Firewall
15 6 (1.55%) SAN
16 5 (1.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.52%) MySQL
2 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 89 (22.94%) MSI
2 13 (3.35%) AdminStudio
3 11 (2.84%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.77%) WiX
5 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.26%) JIRA
5 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
General
1 56 (14.43%) Finance
2 20 (5.15%) Banking
3 12 (3.09%) Publishing
4 10 (2.58%) Legal
5 9 (2.32%) Law
6 6 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.77%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.77%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.52%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Electronics
9 1 (0.26%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.26%) Marketing
9 1 (0.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (17.53%) Applications Packager
2 57 (14.69%) Desktop Support
3 43 (11.08%) Consultant
4 42 (10.82%) Applications Engineer
4 42 (10.82%) Architect
5 38 (9.79%) Desktop Engineer
6 31 (7.99%) Support Engineer
7 30 (7.73%) Citrix Engineer
8 29 (7.47%) Windows Engineer
9 24 (6.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 22 (5.67%) SCCM Engineer
11 17 (4.38%) 2nd Line Support
11 17 (4.38%) Analyst
11 17 (4.38%) SCCM Consultant
12 16 (4.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 12 (3.09%) 3rd Line Support
13 12 (3.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 10 (2.58%) Citrix Consultant
14 10 (2.58%) Integration Engineer
14 10 (2.58%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.15%) WSH
2 12 (3.09%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.52%) OCX
3 2 (0.52%) Web Services
4 1 (0.26%) .NET
4 1 (0.26%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.26%) Middleware
4 1 (0.26%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.28%) Blackberry
2 26 (6.70%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.70%) Fat Client
2 26 (6.70%) Thin Client
3 20 (5.15%) CESG
4 17 (4.38%) User Experience
5 13 (3.35%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.58%) BYOD
7 7 (1.80%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.03%) Virtual Team
9 3 (0.77%) Clustering
9 3 (0.77%) NHS
9 3 (0.77%) PMI
9 3 (0.77%) Wiki
10 2 (0.52%) PKI
10 2 (0.52%) Replication
11 1 (0.26%) CMDB
11 1 (0.26%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.26%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 326 (84.02%) Windows
2 190 (48.97%) Windows 10
3 152 (39.18%) Windows 7
4 60 (15.46%) Windows Server
5 52 (13.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.80%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.03%) Linux
9 4 (1.03%) Unix
10 3 (0.77%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.52%) Android
11 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.26%) AIX
12 1 (0.26%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.26%) Solaris
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (23.45%) Application Packaging
2 82 (21.13%) Migration
3 57 (14.69%) ITIL
4 25 (6.44%) Disk Encryption
5 24 (6.19%) Change Management
6 23 (5.93%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 23 (5.93%) Release Management
6 23 (5.93%) Service Design
7 22 (5.67%) Application Discovery
7 22 (5.67%) Customer Requirements
8 18 (4.64%) Application Virtualisation
8 18 (4.64%) Configuration Management
9 17 (4.38%) Presales
9 17 (4.38%) Task Automation
10 16 (4.12%) Knowledge Management
10 16 (4.12%) Project Management
10 16 (4.12%) User Acceptance Testing
11 15 (3.87%) Incident Management
11 15 (3.87%) Validation
12 14 (3.61%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 154 (39.69%) PowerShell
2 63 (16.24%) VBScript
3 23 (5.93%) SQL
4 12 (3.09%) VB
5 2 (0.52%) C#
5 2 (0.52%) Java
6 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.26%) C
Qualifications
1 86 (22.16%) Security Cleared
2 63 (16.24%) SC Cleared
3 24 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (5.41%) Citrix Certification
5 19 (4.90%) MCSE
6 17 (4.38%) Degree
7 12 (3.09%) DV Cleared
8 11 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (2.58%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (2.58%) CCIE
9 10 (2.58%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 9 (2.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (2.06%) CCA
11 8 (2.06%) CCEA
12 7 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (1.03%) MCSA
14 3 (0.77%) CCAA
14 3 (0.77%) ISEB
14 3 (0.77%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.25%) QA
2 9 (2.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.55%) SLA
4 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 182 (46.91%) Active Directory
2 118 (30.41%) XenApp
3 100 (25.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 88 (22.68%) XenDesktop
5 47 (12.11%) Hyper-V
6 36 (9.28%) XenServer
7 28 (7.22%) BitLocker
8 25 (6.44%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (3.87%) vSphere
10 13 (3.35%) Terminal Services
11 10 (2.58%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (1.80%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.77%) Terminal Server
15 3 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.77%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.52%) DFS Replication
16 2 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 299 (77.06%) SCCM
2 33 (8.51%) WSUS
3 32 (8.25%) Norton AntiVirus
4 29 (7.47%) SCOM
5 24 (6.19%) Microsoft Intune
6 22 (5.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 20 (5.15%) WMI
8 11 (2.84%) AppDNA
9 10 (2.58%) SafeCom
10 9 (2.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 6 (1.55%) AirWatch
11 6 (1.55%) EdgeSight
11 6 (1.55%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (1.29%) SCOrch
13 4 (1.03%) Tivoli
13 4 (1.03%) XenMobile
14 3 (0.77%) ThinApp
15 2 (0.52%) HP Quality Center
15 2 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 2 (0.52%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 221 (56.96%) Microsoft
2 197 (50.77%) Citrix
3 154 (39.69%) VMware
4 80 (20.62%) AppSense
5 37 (9.54%) Cisco
6 33 (8.51%) Symantec
7 29 (7.47%) Altiris
8 23 (5.93%) LANDesk
9 19 (4.90%) McAfee
10 18 (4.64%) HP
11 15 (3.87%) IBM
12 14 (3.61%) Bloomberg
12 14 (3.61%) NetApp
13 12 (3.09%) Wyse
14 10 (2.58%) FactSet
15 9 (2.32%) Dell
16 6 (1.55%) MobileIron
17 5 (1.29%) Remedy
18 4 (1.03%) Apple
18 4 (1.03%) Reuters