Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 504 578 559
Rank change year-on-year +74 -19 -78
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 411 274 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.30% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 3.09% 2.62% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 204 229
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.70% -8.00%
10th Percentile £225 £256 £210
90th Percentile £525 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year - +9.38% -14.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 30
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £15.03 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.33% -24.85% -22.81%
10th Percentile £15.11 £14.19 £13.54
90th Percentile £60.00 £16.44 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.22 £15.86 £20.00
% change year-on-year +122.04% -20.70% -33.33%

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 13,287 10,474 11,724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.15% 11.49% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,616 6,629 7,072
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +14.12%
10th Percentile £180 £163 £163
90th Percentile £625 £588 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +9.59% +4.29% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 740 718 980
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.88% +0.95% +2.26%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £46.92 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - -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 26 April 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 26 April 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 26 April 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 +30 337 £375 +3.45% 33
UK excluding London +31 251 £350 - 15
London +19 154 £388 +1.04% 25
Scotland +10 68 £285 -30.91% 7
North of England +22 58 £375 +66.67% 2
South East -33 56 £353 -8.90% 4
North West +15 38 £388 - 1
Midlands +6 37 £355 -8.32% 1
West Midlands -9 23 £385 -0.65%
East of England +6 17 £469 +59.57%
East Midlands +5 14 £289 +5.18% 1
South West -17 13 £525 +50.00% 1
Yorkshire -17 11 £335 +11.67% 1
North East +7 9 £220 +2.33%
Wales -4 4 £375 +15.38%

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 340 (82.73%) Windows
2 282 (68.61%) SCCM
3 242 (58.88%) Active Directory
4 233 (56.69%) Citrix
5 231 (56.20%) Microsoft
6 218 (53.04%) Windows 10
7 186 (45.26%) PowerShell
8 167 (40.63%) VMware
9 154 (37.47%) XenApp
10 139 (33.82%) Ivanti
11 127 (30.90%) Windows 7
12 125 (30.41%) XenDesktop
13 118 (28.71%) Windows Server
14 115 (27.98%) VMware Infrastructure
15 108 (26.28%) MSI
16 103 (25.06%) Application Packaging
17 101 (24.57%) DHCP
18 96 (23.36%) DNS
19 92 (22.38%) Office 365
20 90 (21.90%) Finance
21 83 (20.19%) Windows Server 2008
22 77 (18.73%) Security Cleared
23 67 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
24 62 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
24 62 (15.09%) VBScript
25 54 (13.14%) SC Cleared
26 51 (12.41%) Hyper-V
26 51 (12.41%) NetScaler
27 50 (12.17%) ITIL
28 47 (11.44%) Application Virtualisation

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 45 (10.95%) MS Exchange
2 33 (8.03%) Skype for Business
3 12 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (2.43%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.46%) IIS
6 6 (1.46%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.97%) Confluence
8 3 (0.73%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 36 (8.76%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.24%) NUKE
3 1 (0.24%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 17 (4.14%) RMDS
2 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 92 (22.38%) Office 365
2 67 (16.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (5.11%) IaaS
4 18 (4.38%) PaaS
5 17 (4.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (3.65%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (1.95%) OneDrive
8 7 (1.70%) SaaS
9 4 (0.97%) Yammer
10 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.24%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 101 (24.57%) DHCP
2 96 (23.36%) DNS
3 51 (12.41%) NetScaler
4 31 (7.54%) Skype
5 26 (6.33%) SAN
6 23 (5.60%) 3G
6 23 (5.60%) Wi-Fi
7 22 (5.35%) SSL
8 21 (5.11%) VPN
9 17 (4.14%) Firewall
9 17 (4.14%) Internet
10 16 (3.89%) Unified Communications
11 15 (3.65%) Remote Desktop
12 14 (3.41%) MPLS
12 14 (3.41%) NAS
13 12 (2.92%) Wireshark
14 11 (2.68%) VSAN
15 10 (2.43%) TCP/IP
16 9 (2.19%) Cisco IOS
17 6 (1.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.65%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (1.46%) SAP Data Services
4 5 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.24%) DB2
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 108 (26.28%) MSI
2 20 (4.87%) AdminStudio
3 15 (3.65%) InstallShield
4 7 (1.70%) WinDbg
4 7 (1.70%) WiX
5 5 (1.22%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.97%) Hudson
6 4 (0.97%) JIRA
7 1 (0.24%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.24%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.24%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.24%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.24%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.24%) JMeter
7 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
General
1 90 (21.90%) Finance
2 20 (4.87%) Banking
3 10 (2.43%) Law
3 10 (2.43%) Publishing
4 6 (1.46%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.22%) Back Office
6 4 (0.97%) Local Government
7 3 (0.73%) Advertising
7 3 (0.73%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.49%) Legal
8 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.49%) Retail
9 1 (0.24%) Electronics
9 1 (0.24%) Marketing
9 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.24%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 69 (16.79%) Applications Packager
2 61 (14.84%) Desktop Support
3 41 (9.98%) Architect
4 38 (9.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (8.03%) Analyst
5 33 (8.03%) Consultant
6 32 (7.79%) Support Engineer
7 30 (7.30%) Citrix Engineer
8 23 (5.60%) Desktop Engineer
9 22 (5.35%) 2nd Line Support
10 20 (4.87%) Applications Engineer
10 20 (4.87%) Windows Engineer
11 16 (3.89%) SCCM Engineer
12 15 (3.65%) Senior Analyst
13 14 (3.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 14 (3.41%) Technical Specialist
14 13 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 13 (3.16%) SCCM Consultant
14 13 (3.16%) Service Analyst
15 12 (2.92%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.62%) Web Services
2 14 (3.41%) .NET
3 12 (2.92%) .NET Framework
4 7 (1.70%) AngularJS
4 7 (1.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (1.70%) CSS
4 7 (1.70%) Dapper ORM
4 7 (1.70%) Entity Framework
4 7 (1.70%) HTML
4 7 (1.70%) MFC
4 7 (1.70%) NHibernate
4 7 (1.70%) REST
4 7 (1.70%) Software Packaging
4 7 (1.70%) WCF
4 7 (1.70%) WPF
5 5 (1.22%) Angular 2
5 5 (1.22%) XML
6 4 (0.97%) COM
7 3 (0.73%) LDAP
8 2 (0.49%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 31 (7.54%) Fat Client
1 31 (7.54%) Thin Client
2 17 (4.14%) Clustering
2 17 (4.14%) Data Centre
3 14 (3.41%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.68%) User Experience
6 9 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.95%) Wiki
8 7 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (1.70%) CESG
8 7 (1.70%) PKI
9 6 (1.46%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.73%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.73%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.73%) Replication
10 3 (0.73%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 2 (0.49%) BYOD
11 2 (0.49%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 340 (82.73%) Windows
2 218 (53.04%) Windows 10
3 127 (30.90%) Windows 7
4 118 (28.71%) Windows Server
5 83 (20.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (8.76%) Windows 8
8 32 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (3.16%) Mac OS
10 12 (2.92%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.70%) Linux
12 5 (1.22%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.97%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.73%) Unix
15 2 (0.49%) Android
15 2 (0.49%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (25.06%) Application Packaging
2 50 (12.17%) ITIL
3 47 (11.44%) Application Virtualisation
4 45 (10.95%) Migration
5 38 (9.25%) Change Management
6 33 (8.03%) Software Delivery
7 32 (7.79%) Problem Management
8 29 (7.06%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (6.33%) Project Management
9 26 (6.33%) Service Management
10 22 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (4.62%) Change Control
11 19 (4.62%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (4.38%) Capacity Management
12 18 (4.38%) Customer Requirements
12 18 (4.38%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (3.65%) Infrastructure Management
13 15 (3.65%) Mobile Device Management
13 15 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
14 14 (3.41%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 186 (45.26%) PowerShell
2 62 (15.09%) VBScript
3 36 (8.76%) SQL
4 32 (7.79%) VB
5 13 (3.16%) T-SQL
6 12 (2.92%) C#
7 7 (1.70%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.22%) Python
9 2 (0.49%) Java
10 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 77 (18.73%) Security Cleared
2 54 (13.14%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.11%) Degree
4 17 (4.14%) DV Cleared
5 16 (3.89%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (3.89%) CCIE
5 16 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (3.89%) Citrix Certification
5 16 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (2.68%) MCSE
7 9 (2.19%) CISSP
8 7 (1.70%) CCDP
8 7 (1.70%) CCNP
8 7 (1.70%) Chartered Engineer
8 7 (1.70%) CISM
8 7 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 7 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.46%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (2.92%) GDPR
3 5 (1.22%) QA
4 2 (0.49%) SLA
5 1 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.24%) WCAG
System Software
1 242 (58.88%) Active Directory
2 154 (37.47%) XenApp
3 125 (30.41%) XenDesktop
4 115 (27.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 51 (12.41%) Hyper-V
6 36 (8.76%) VMware ESXi
7 35 (8.52%) Virtual Desktop
8 30 (7.30%) vSphere
9 29 (7.06%) XenServer
10 20 (4.87%) BitLocker
11 12 (2.92%) DFS Replication
11 12 (2.92%) VMware Workstation
12 10 (2.43%) VMware NSX
13 4 (0.97%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.97%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.73%) Xen
15 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 1 (0.24%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 282 (68.61%) SCCM
2 38 (9.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (7.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 21 (5.11%) SCOM
5 14 (3.41%) WSUS
6 10 (2.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (2.43%) vCenter Server
7 9 (2.19%) EdgeSight
7 9 (2.19%) Failover Clustering
7 9 (2.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 7 (1.70%) AppDNA
8 7 (1.70%) McAfee ePO
8 7 (1.70%) SCOrch
9 6 (1.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (1.22%) HP ALM
11 4 (0.97%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.97%) Ansible
11 4 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.97%) Puppet
Vendors
1 233 (56.69%) Citrix
2 231 (56.20%) Microsoft
3 167 (40.63%) VMware
4 139 (33.82%) Ivanti
5 45 (10.95%) Cisco
6 37 (9.00%) HP
7 29 (7.06%) Dell
8 25 (6.08%) ThinPrint
9 22 (5.35%) Bloomberg
9 22 (5.35%) Reuters
10 18 (4.38%) Apple
11 15 (3.65%) McAfee
12 13 (3.16%) Symantec
13 11 (2.68%) Wyse
14 8 (1.95%) Altiris
15 7 (1.70%) SAP
16 4 (0.97%) Adobe
16 4 (0.97%) Qualys
16 4 (0.97%) Riverbed
16 4 (0.97%) SolarWinds