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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
UK
Rank 469 477 397
Rank change year-on-year +8 -80  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 140 165 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.31% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 2.81% 2.85% 4.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 110 147
Median daily rate £384 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.57% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +17.64% -9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 3
Median hourly rate £15.03 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.85% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.37 £20.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.69 £55.55 £28.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £20.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -20.70% -13.97%  

Microsoft App-V is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4981 5782 5460
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.14% 10.86% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3172 3510 3004
Median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 445 626
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +1.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £32.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Microsoft App-V as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft App-V in the UK

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +12 130 £384 +9.57% 16
South East +40 39 £425 +25.00% 3
London +4 38 £363 -3.33% 6
South West +9 25 £525 +84.21% 1
Milton Keynes - 23 £550 -
Buckinghamshire - 23 £550 -
Bristol +15 20 £500 +61.29%
West Midlands +15 12 £600 +103.38% 1
City of London 0 9 £389 -13.66% 1
East of England -1 9 £288 -23.33% 2
Scotland +24 7 £400 - 1
Hampshire +13 7 £344 -19.11%
Hertfordshire +6 7 £244 -61.38% 1
Edinburgh +19 6 £400 -11.11%
Herefordshire - 6 £650 -
Surrey +9 4 £350 -6.66%
North East -12 4 £225 -10.00%
Shropshire +34 3 £425 -
Telford +34 3 £425 -
Birmingham -3 3 £263 -10.97%
Oxfordshire -9 3 £350 -3.44% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 3 £225 -10.00%
Tyne and Wear -14 3 £225 -10.00%
Oxford - 3 £350 - 2
Portsmouth - 3 £363 -
Hereford - 3 £600 -
Berkshire +22 2 - - 1
East Midlands +1 2 £381 - 2
Woking 0 2 £350 -12.50%
Havant -3 2 £325 -26.13%

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 255 (81.73%) Windows
2 194 (62.18%) Citrix
2 194 (62.18%) SCCM
3 187 (59.94%) Active Directory
4 181 (58.01%) Microsoft
5 152 (48.72%) XenApp
6 136 (43.59%) VMware
7 124 (39.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 117 (37.50%) Windows 7
9 103 (33.01%) XenDesktop
10 96 (30.77%) AppSense
11 94 (30.13%) VMware Infrastructure
12 92 (29.49%) Windows 10
13 91 (29.17%) Windows Server
14 90 (28.85%) DNS
15 89 (28.53%) Windows Server 2012
16 85 (27.24%) Security Cleared
17 71 (22.76%) PowerShell
18 65 (20.83%) MSI
19 64 (20.51%) DHCP
20 61 (19.55%) ITIL
20 61 (19.55%) Migration
21 50 (16.03%) SC Cleared
22 49 (15.71%) Fat Client
22 49 (15.71%) Thin Client
23 45 (14.42%) Finance
23 45 (14.42%) Office 365
24 44 (14.10%) Skype for Business
24 44 (14.10%) VMware ESX
25 42 (13.46%) Application Packaging

Microsoft App-V
Top Related 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 44 (14.10%) Skype for Business
2 23 (7.37%) MS Exchange
3 14 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.53%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.88%) IIS
6 9 (2.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (2.24%) Apache
7 7 (2.24%) Confluence
7 7 (2.24%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.28%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.96%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 30 (9.62%) MS Office
2 27 (8.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (14.42%) Office 365
2 18 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.96%) IaaS
5 3 (0.96%) PaaS
6 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 90 (28.85%) DNS
2 64 (20.51%) DHCP
3 39 (12.50%) NetScaler
4 22 (7.05%) Skype
5 16 (5.13%) Remote Desktop
6 15 (4.81%) TCP/IP
7 12 (3.85%) BIG-IP
8 11 (3.53%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (3.53%) VPN
9 10 (3.21%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (3.21%) Internet
10 7 (2.24%) 3G
10 7 (2.24%) Unified Communications
10 7 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (1.92%) Firewall
12 5 (1.60%) SAN
12 5 (1.60%) VLAN
12 5 (1.60%) WAN
13 4 (1.28%) HTTP
13 4 (1.28%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.24%) MongoDB
2 7 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 65 (20.83%) MSI
2 12 (3.85%) JIRA
3 10 (3.21%) InstallShield
4 7 (2.24%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.28%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.96%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.64%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.32%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 45 (14.42%) Finance
2 9 (2.88%) Banking
3 6 (1.92%) Retail
4 5 (1.60%) Electronics
4 5 (1.60%) Law
4 5 (1.60%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.60%) Marketing
4 5 (1.60%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.28%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.28%) Publishing
6 2 (0.64%) Advertising
6 2 (0.64%) Back Office
7 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 49 (15.71%) Architect
2 47 (15.06%) Applications Packager
3 38 (12.18%) Analyst
4 25 (8.01%) Consultant
5 22 (7.05%) Technical Architect
6 21 (6.73%) Citrix Engineer
7 16 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (5.13%) Citrix Analyst
7 16 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
8 15 (4.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 15 (4.81%) Support Engineer
9 13 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
10 12 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (3.85%) Applications Engineer
10 12 (3.85%) Citrix Consultant
10 12 (3.85%) Citrix Specialist
11 11 (3.53%) Support Analyst
12 10 (3.21%) Desktop Support
12 10 (3.21%) Enterprise Architect
12 10 (3.21%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.01%) Software Packaging
2 7 (2.24%) MCollective
3 6 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.28%) Web Services
5 3 (0.96%) Java SE
6 2 (0.64%) Middleware
7 1 (0.32%) Flash
7 1 (0.32%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 49 (15.71%) Fat Client
1 49 (15.71%) Thin Client
2 24 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.45%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.49%) Client/Server
5 13 (4.17%) Clustering
6 9 (2.88%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.88%) PKI
7 7 (2.24%) BYOD
7 7 (2.24%) User Experience
7 7 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.60%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.60%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.64%) Digital Signage
11 2 (0.64%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.64%) EMC VNX
12 1 (0.32%) Hedge funds
12 1 (0.32%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 255 (81.73%) Windows
2 124 (39.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 117 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 92 (29.49%) Windows 10
5 91 (29.17%) Windows Server
6 89 (28.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (10.58%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (7.37%) Windows 8
9 21 (6.73%) Linux
10 18 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (4.81%) Windows XP
12 9 (2.88%) Windows Vista
13 8 (2.56%) Unix
14 7 (2.24%) AIX
15 1 (0.32%) Solaris
15 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.32%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (19.55%) ITIL
1 61 (19.55%) Migration
2 42 (13.46%) Application Packaging
3 29 (9.29%) Application Virtualisation
4 23 (7.37%) Software Delivery
5 21 (6.73%) Change Management
5 21 (6.73%) Incident Management
5 21 (6.73%) Root Cause Analysis
6 19 (6.09%) Problem Management
7 17 (5.45%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (5.13%) Service Delivery
9 15 (4.81%) Personalization
9 15 (4.81%) Service Management
10 13 (4.17%) Application Discovery
11 12 (3.85%) High Availability
11 12 (3.85%) Protective Monitoring
12 11 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
12 11 (3.53%) DevOps
12 11 (3.53%) Release Management
12 11 (3.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (22.76%) PowerShell
2 24 (7.69%) VBScript
3 23 (7.37%) SQL
4 15 (4.81%) VB
5 5 (1.60%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.96%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.32%) Java
Qualifications
1 85 (27.24%) Security Cleared
2 50 (16.03%) SC Cleared
3 31 (9.94%) DV Cleared
4 21 (6.73%) Degree
5 17 (5.45%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (3.85%) CCA
6 12 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 8 (2.56%) HNC
8 5 (1.60%) MCSE
9 4 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.96%) CCEA
10 3 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.96%) MCITP
10 3 (0.96%) MCP
10 3 (0.96%) MCTS
11 2 (0.64%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.64%) RHCE
11 2 (0.64%) RHCSA
12 1 (0.32%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.53%) GPG13
2 10 (3.21%) SLA
3 8 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.64%) QA
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 187 (59.94%) Active Directory
2 152 (48.72%) XenApp
3 103 (33.01%) XenDesktop
4 94 (30.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 44 (14.10%) VMware ESX
6 35 (11.22%) Hyper-V
7 34 (10.90%) Virtual Desktop
8 22 (7.05%) vSphere
9 18 (5.77%) BitLocker
10 17 (5.45%) XenServer
11 11 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (2.24%) DFS Replication
12 7 (2.24%) PowerHA
13 6 (1.92%) Firmware
14 5 (1.60%) Terminal Services
15 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (1.28%) Terminal Server
15 4 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.96%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 194 (62.18%) SCCM
2 18 (5.77%) AppDNA
2 18 (5.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 16 (5.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 15 (4.81%) WSUS
5 13 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 12 (3.85%) EdgeSight
7 11 (3.53%) SCOM
8 9 (2.88%) XenMobile
9 8 (2.56%) Ansible
9 8 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 8 (2.56%) Zenoss
10 7 (2.24%) Nessus
10 7 (2.24%) Packer
10 7 (2.24%) Puppet
10 7 (2.24%) Rundeck
10 7 (2.24%) Tivoli
10 7 (2.24%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 5 (1.60%) SafeCom
11 5 (1.60%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 194 (62.18%) Citrix
2 181 (58.01%) Microsoft
3 136 (43.59%) VMware
4 96 (30.77%) AppSense
5 33 (10.58%) Cisco
6 32 (10.26%) Symantec
7 25 (8.01%) Wyse
8 24 (7.69%) HP
9 19 (6.09%) Red Hat
10 15 (4.81%) CA
11 13 (4.17%) Dell
12 12 (3.85%) F5
13 10 (3.21%) Palo Alto
13 10 (3.21%) ThinPrint
14 9 (2.88%) IBM
15 8 (2.56%) CheckPoint
15 8 (2.56%) Oracle
16 7 (2.24%) Sonatype
17 6 (1.92%) Altiris
18 5 (1.60%) LANDesk
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