Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 2022 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
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 727 486 500
Rank change year-on-year -241 +14 +15
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 97 105 259
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 0.80% 1.71% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 73 161
10th Percentile £312 £266 £263
25th Percentile £398 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year +4.44% +12.50% -
75th Percentile £600 £488 £450
90th Percentile £638 £575 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £383
% change year-on-year +11.11% +17.65% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 16
10th Percentile £27.60 £62.40 £16.03
25th Percentile £33.00 £63.75 £16.20
Median hourly rate £42.00 £66.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -36.36% +300.00% +6.11%
75th Percentile £51.00 - £22.06
90th Percentile £56.40 - £33.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £66.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -63.64% +300.00% -3.23%

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 12,167 6,135 11,183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.88% 14.93% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,693 4,210 7,541
10th Percentile £200 £220 £163
25th Percentile £400 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -2.70%
75th Percentile £613 £563 £563
90th Percentile £688 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £427 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +0.47% +3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 259 621
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.75 £13.94
Median hourly rate £18.06 £17.75 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +1.73% +7.58% +3.13%
75th Percentile £27.67 £46.00 £22.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £61.25 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - - +3.23%

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microsoft App-V as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft App-V in the UK

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft App-V.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft App-V in the UK

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft App-V over the 6 months to 19 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft App-V in the UK

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft App-V.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft App-V in the UK

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft App-V over the 6 months to 19 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft App-V in the UK

Microsoft App-V
Top 14 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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -190 85 £473 +9.57% 18
London -160 43 £413 +17.86% 5
UK excluding London -172 42 £500 +11.11% 13
South East -70 22 £615 +16.31% 5
East of England -42 9 £465 +28.28%
Work from Home -168 7 £500 +12.99% 2
North of England -56 5 £323 +27.72% 3
South West -45 3 £425 -2.86% 3
North West -50 3 £150 -40.59% 1
Scotland -86 2 £463 +1.37%
Yorkshire - 2 £473 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £500 -
West Midlands -59 1 £450 +12.50% 2
Midlands -72 1 £450 +12.50% 2

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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 74 (76.29%) Windows
2 72 (74.23%) Microsoft
3 66 (68.04%) Active Directory
4 61 (62.89%) Citrix
5 57 (58.76%) SCCM
6 48 (49.48%) VMware
7 46 (47.42%) VMware Infrastructure
8 43 (44.33%) Windows 10
9 39 (40.21%) Azure
10 35 (36.08%) Ivanti
11 34 (35.05%) Windows Server
12 33 (34.02%) XenApp
13 32 (32.99%) PowerShell
14 31 (31.96%) Hyper-V
15 27 (27.84%) XenDesktop
15 27 (27.84%) Application Packaging
16 25 (25.77%) Social Skills
17 23 (23.71%) Windows Server 2016
17 23 (23.71%) Azure Active Directory
18 22 (22.68%) AWS
19 20 (20.62%) Patch Management
20 19 (19.59%) Microsoft 365
20 19 (19.59%) Windows Server 2008
20 19 (19.59%) DHCP
20 19 (19.59%) SQL
20 19 (19.59%) Migration
21 18 (18.56%) Firewall
22 17 (17.53%) DNS
23 16 (16.49%) Oracle
23 16 (16.49%) MSI

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 14 (14.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 14 (14.43%) MS Exchange
2 13 (13.40%) Exchange Server 2007
2 13 (13.40%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.15%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.03%) IIS
4 1 (1.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (11.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 39 (40.21%) Azure
2 23 (23.71%) Azure Active Directory
3 22 (22.68%) AWS
4 19 (19.59%) Microsoft 365
5 13 (13.40%) SaaS
6 5 (5.15%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 4 (4.12%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (4.12%) GCP
8 2 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.03%) Azure Sentinel
9 1 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (1.03%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.03%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.59%) DHCP
2 18 (18.56%) Firewall
3 17 (17.53%) DNS
4 14 (14.43%) IPv4
4 14 (14.43%) Network Security
5 12 (12.37%) SAN
6 7 (7.22%) iSCSI
6 7 (7.22%) NAS
6 7 (7.22%) NetScaler
7 5 (5.15%) Unified Communications
8 3 (3.09%) Skype
9 1 (1.03%) HTTPS
9 1 (1.03%) Softphone
9 1 (1.03%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.03%) VoIP
9 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.22%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (7.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (7.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (16.49%) MSI
2 10 (10.31%) InstallShield
3 7 (7.22%) AdminStudio
General
1 25 (25.77%) Social Skills
2 16 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (14.43%) Finance
4 6 (6.19%) Documentation Skills
5 4 (4.12%) Presentation Skills
6 3 (3.09%) Digital Economy
7 2 (2.06%) Banking
7 2 (2.06%) Public Sector
8 1 (1.03%) Dutch Language
8 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.03%) Law
8 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (22.68%) Architect
2 15 (15.46%) Infrastructure Architect
3 14 (14.43%) Cloud Architect
3 14 (14.43%) Wintel Engineer
4 13 (13.40%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 10 (10.31%) Support Engineer
6 7 (7.22%) Wintel Support
6 7 (7.22%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Applications Packager
8 5 (5.15%) Applications Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Azure Architect
8 5 (5.15%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) SCCM Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Analyst
9 4 (4.12%) Applications Specialist
9 4 (4.12%) Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Lead Developer
9 4 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.12%) Middleware
2 3 (3.09%) OAuth
2 3 (3.09%) SAML
3 2 (2.06%) SailPoint
3 2 (2.06%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.03%) .NET
4 1 (1.03%) J2EE
4 1 (1.03%) PostGIS
4 1 (1.03%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Cloud Native
2 9 (9.28%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.19%) BYOD
3 6 (6.19%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.06%) User Experience
5 2 (2.06%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.03%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.03%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.03%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) iPad
6 1 (1.03%) iPhone
6 1 (1.03%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 74 (76.29%) Windows
2 43 (44.33%) Windows 10
3 34 (35.05%) Windows Server
4 23 (23.71%) Windows Server 2016
5 19 (19.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (9.28%) Windows 7
7 8 (8.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.09%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.06%) Linux
9 2 (2.06%) MVS
9 2 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2019
10 1 (1.03%) Android
10 1 (1.03%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.84%) Application Packaging
2 20 (20.62%) Patch Management
3 19 (19.59%) Migration
4 16 (16.49%) Network Design
5 15 (15.46%) RBAC
6 14 (14.43%) DevOps
6 14 (14.43%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (12.37%) Application Virtualisation
8 9 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (9.28%) ITIL
9 8 (8.25%) Configuration Management
9 8 (8.25%) Decision-Making
9 8 (8.25%) Personalization
9 8 (8.25%) Scrum
10 7 (7.22%) Asset Management
10 7 (7.22%) Network Load Balancing
11 6 (6.19%) Change Management
11 6 (6.19%) Performance Analysis
11 6 (6.19%) Software Distribution
12 5 (5.15%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.99%) PowerShell
2 19 (19.59%) SQL
3 13 (13.40%) VBScript
4 10 (10.31%) VB
5 5 (5.15%) C
6 3 (3.09%) Python
6 3 (3.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (11.34%) MCSE
3 10 (10.31%) Degree
4 7 (7.22%) CCA
4 7 (7.22%) Citrix Certification
4 7 (7.22%) MCP
4 7 (7.22%) MCTS
5 5 (5.15%) MCITP
5 5 (5.15%) MCSA
5 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
5 5 (5.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (4.12%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.06%) CISSP
8 1 (1.03%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.03%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) SLA
2 4 (4.12%) GDPR
3 1 (1.03%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 66 (68.04%) Active Directory
2 46 (47.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (34.02%) XenApp
4 31 (31.96%) Hyper-V
5 27 (27.84%) XenDesktop
6 15 (15.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 14 (14.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (11.34%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (7.22%) NFS
9 7 (7.22%) vSphere
10 4 (4.12%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (1.03%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 57 (58.76%) SCCM
2 15 (15.46%) NetBackup
3 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (10.31%) Terraform
5 7 (7.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (4.12%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 3 (3.09%) AirWatch
7 3 (3.09%) Ansible
7 3 (3.09%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (2.06%) AppDNA
8 2 (2.06%) EdgeSight
8 2 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (2.06%) SCOM
9 1 (1.03%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (1.03%) Nessus
9 1 (1.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 72 (74.23%) Microsoft
2 61 (62.89%) Citrix
3 48 (49.48%) VMware
4 35 (36.08%) Ivanti
5 16 (16.49%) Oracle
6 14 (14.43%) Shavlik
7 13 (13.40%) HP
8 9 (9.28%) McAfee
9 8 (8.25%) EMC
9 8 (8.25%) Symantec
10 4 (4.12%) Qualys
11 3 (3.09%) MobileIron
11 3 (3.09%) Snow
12 2 (2.06%) Altiris
12 2 (2.06%) Cadence
12 2 (2.06%) Cisco
12 2 (2.06%) Red Hat
13 1 (1.03%) Apple
13 1 (1.03%) Dell
13 1 (1.03%) Wyse