Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 506 487
Rank change year-on-year -45 -19 -49
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 348 411 462
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.39% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 2.84% 3.15% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 275 292
UK median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £256 £213 £250
90th Percentile £488 £493 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £313 £338
% change year-on-year +18.21% -7.26% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 10
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £28.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.61% -28.75% +81.82%
10th Percentile £13.31 £26.43 £13.51
90th Percentile £21.00 £36.50 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £28.50 £55.55
% change year-on-year -45.61% -48.69% +152.50%

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 12251 13034 11711
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.23% 12.37% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7906 8173 6609
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% +6.67%
10th Percentile £158 £175 £160
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £338
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 888 1257
UK median hourly rate £16.70 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.25 £40.08 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £15.75
% change year-on-year +1.64% -3.17% +5.00%

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 23 October 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
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 23 October 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 -6 320 £370 +15.26% 9
UK excluding London -16 238 £370 +18.21% 5
London +11 106 £375 - 4
South East +34 70 £380 -5.00% 3
Midlands +64 51 £273 -25.28%
West Midlands +72 50 £286 -32.62%
North of England -28 48 £300 +11.11% 1
East of England -13 37 £450 +5.88%
North West +32 26 £309 -42.72% 1
Scotland -25 21 £390 +14.71%
North East -13 17 £278 +4.72%
Wales +10 7 £303 -42.38%
Yorkshire +17 5 £350 +16.67%
South West -14 4 £325 +1.56% 1
East Midlands -5 1 £268 +11.46%

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 294 (84.48%) Windows
2 281 (80.75%) SCCM
3 206 (59.20%) Microsoft
4 180 (51.72%) Citrix
5 164 (47.13%) Windows 10
6 153 (43.97%) Active Directory
7 150 (43.10%) Windows 7
8 139 (39.94%) VMware
9 136 (39.08%) PowerShell
10 117 (33.62%) Office 365
11 109 (31.32%) XenApp
12 97 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 88 (25.29%) Application Packaging
14 85 (24.43%) MSI
15 80 (22.99%) XenDesktop
16 79 (22.70%) Migration
17 72 (20.69%) AppSense
17 72 (20.69%) Security Cleared
18 59 (16.95%) SC Cleared
19 58 (16.67%) MS Exchange
19 58 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
20 56 (16.09%) VBScript
20 56 (16.09%) Windows Server
21 55 (15.80%) DNS
22 54 (15.52%) Skype for Business
23 53 (15.23%) ITIL
24 50 (14.37%) DHCP
25 48 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
26 47 (13.51%) Hyper-V
27 42 (12.07%) Finance

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 58 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 54 (15.52%) Skype for Business
3 30 (8.62%) SharePoint
4 27 (7.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 20 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.87%) IIS
7 4 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.29%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.29%) SAP Portal
9 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 58 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.87%) Eikon
2 2 (0.57%) Primavera
2 2 (0.57%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 117 (33.62%) Office 365
2 21 (6.03%) OneDrive
3 19 (5.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.57%) IaaS
6 2 (0.57%) PaaS
7 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 55 (15.80%) DNS
2 50 (14.37%) DHCP
3 41 (11.78%) NetScaler
4 35 (10.06%) Skype
5 22 (6.32%) LDAP
6 21 (6.03%) Kerberos
7 19 (5.46%) Remote Desktop
8 17 (4.89%) LAN
9 15 (4.31%) SSL
9 15 (4.31%) WAN
10 14 (4.02%) TCP/IP
11 11 (3.16%) HTTPS
12 10 (2.87%) HTTP
12 10 (2.87%) SMS
13 9 (2.59%) Firewall
13 9 (2.59%) VPN
14 5 (1.44%) SAN
15 4 (1.15%) SMTP
16 3 (0.86%) 3G
16 3 (0.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.57%) MySQL
2 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 85 (24.43%) MSI
2 12 (3.45%) AdminStudio
2 12 (3.45%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.86%) WiX
4 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.29%) JIRA
5 1 (0.29%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 42 (12.07%) Finance
2 15 (4.31%) Banking
3 11 (3.16%) Legal
3 11 (3.16%) Publishing
4 9 (2.59%) Law
5 5 (1.44%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.57%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
8 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (18.39%) Applications Packager
2 56 (16.09%) Desktop Support
3 41 (11.78%) Consultant
4 37 (10.63%) Desktop Engineer
5 34 (9.77%) Applications Engineer
5 34 (9.77%) Architect
6 30 (8.62%) Support Engineer
7 27 (7.76%) Citrix Engineer
8 25 (7.18%) Windows Engineer
9 23 (6.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 20 (5.75%) SCCM Engineer
11 16 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
12 14 (4.02%) 3rd Line Support
13 13 (3.74%) Analyst
13 13 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (3.74%) SCCM Consultant
14 12 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 11 (3.16%) Citrix Consultant
16 10 (2.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 10 (2.87%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.75%) WSH
2 9 (2.59%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.57%) Middleware
3 2 (0.57%) OCX
3 2 (0.57%) Web Services
4 1 (0.29%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.48%) Blackberry
2 27 (7.76%) Data Centre
3 26 (7.47%) Fat Client
3 26 (7.47%) Thin Client
4 20 (5.75%) CESG
5 14 (4.02%) User Experience
6 12 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (2.59%) BYOD
8 8 (2.30%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.86%) Clustering
9 3 (0.86%) NHS
9 3 (0.86%) PMI
9 3 (0.86%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.57%) Replication
11 1 (0.29%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.29%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.29%) PKI
11 1 (0.29%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.29%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 294 (84.48%) Windows
2 164 (47.13%) Windows 10
3 150 (43.10%) Windows 7
4 56 (16.09%) Windows Server
5 48 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.01%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.44%) Linux
10 4 (1.15%) Unix
11 3 (0.86%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.57%) Android
12 2 (0.57%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.29%) AIX
13 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.29%) Solaris
13 1 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (25.29%) Application Packaging
2 79 (22.70%) Migration
3 53 (15.23%) ITIL
4 23 (6.61%) Service Design
5 22 (6.32%) Customer Requirements
5 22 (6.32%) Disk Encryption
6 21 (6.03%) Application Discovery
6 21 (6.03%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 20 (5.75%) Release Management
8 18 (5.17%) Configuration Management
9 17 (4.89%) Presales
10 16 (4.60%) Change Management
10 16 (4.60%) Task Automation
11 15 (4.31%) Application Virtualisation
11 15 (4.31%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (4.02%) Software Deployment
12 14 (4.02%) Validation
12 14 (4.02%) Virtual Environments
13 13 (3.74%) Incident Management
13 13 (3.74%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 136 (39.08%) PowerShell
2 56 (16.09%) VBScript
3 22 (6.32%) SQL
4 8 (2.30%) VB
5 2 (0.57%) C#
6 1 (0.29%) C
6 1 (0.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 72 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 59 (16.95%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (5.46%) Citrix Certification
4 19 (5.46%) MCSE
5 17 (4.89%) Degree
6 11 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (2.59%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 9 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (2.01%) CCA
10 6 (1.72%) CCEA
11 3 (0.86%) CCAA
11 3 (0.86%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.86%) ISEB
11 3 (0.86%) MCSA
11 3 (0.86%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.57%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.20%) QA
2 10 (2.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.44%) SLA
4 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 153 (43.97%) Active Directory
2 109 (31.32%) XenApp
3 97 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 80 (22.99%) XenDesktop
5 47 (13.51%) Hyper-V
6 36 (10.34%) XenServer
7 25 (7.18%) BitLocker
8 22 (6.32%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (3.74%) Terminal Services
10 11 (3.16%) vSphere
11 10 (2.87%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
13 5 (1.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.86%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.57%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 281 (80.75%) SCCM
2 31 (8.91%) WSUS
3 30 (8.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 24 (6.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 24 (6.90%) SCOM
5 20 (5.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 20 (5.75%) WMI
6 10 (2.87%) AppDNA
6 10 (2.87%) SafeCom
6 10 (2.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (1.44%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.44%) EdgeSight
8 4 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.15%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.57%) ThinApp
9 2 (0.57%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.57%) ZENworks
10 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.29%) Simpana
Vendors
1 206 (59.20%) Microsoft
2 180 (51.72%) Citrix
3 139 (39.94%) VMware
4 72 (20.69%) AppSense
5 31 (8.91%) Symantec
6 28 (8.05%) Altiris
7 25 (7.18%) Cisco
8 20 (5.75%) LANDesk
9 15 (4.31%) IBM
10 14 (4.02%) McAfee
11 13 (3.74%) NetApp
11 13 (3.74%) Wyse
12 10 (2.87%) Bloomberg
12 10 (2.87%) FactSet
12 10 (2.87%) HP
13 6 (1.72%) Dell
14 5 (1.44%) MobileIron
14 5 (1.44%) Remedy
15 4 (1.15%) Meraki
15 4 (1.15%) ThinPrint