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 29 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.

Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 464 483 400
Rank change year-on-year +19 -83  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 141 165 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.31% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 2.79% 2.80% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 110 147
Median daily rate £395 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +21.32% -9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
Median hourly rate £15.03 £20.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.85% +23.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.37 £20.00 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.69 £55.55 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -20.70% +21.21%  

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 5045 5890 5499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.15% 10.94% 10.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3208 3585 3024
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 355 459 634
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
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 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

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 29 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 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 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 29 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 +24 132 £398 +13.57% 16
South East +35 41 £450 +32.35% 5
London +9 41 £382 +1.86% 7
Milton Keynes - 24 £538 -
Buckinghamshire - 24 £538 -
South West -4 21 £575 +101.75%
Bristol +8 16 £525 +69.35%
West Midlands +17 14 £513 +73.72% 1
City of London -6 10 £395 -12.22% 2
Hampshire +17 8 £344 -19.11%
East of England -3 7 £244 -35.00% 1
Scotland +28 6 £375 -6.25% 1
Hertfordshire +1 6 £200 -68.31% 1
Herefordshire - 6 £650 -
Edinburgh +20 5 £375 -16.66%
North East -6 5 £250 -
Surrey 0 4 £350 -6.66% 2
Birmingham -3 4 £263 -10.97%
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 4 £225 -10.00%
Tyne and Wear -10 4 £225 -10.00%
Telford +39 3 £425 -
Shropshire +35 3 £425 -
Havant -1 3 £325 -26.13%
Oxfordshire -4 3 £350 -3.44% 2
Oxford - 3 £350 - 2
Portsmouth - 3 £363 -
Hereford - 3 £600 -
Berkshire +23 2 - - 1
Woking +1 2 £350 -12.50% 2
East Midlands -5 2 £381 - 1

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 251 (82.03%) Windows
2 190 (62.09%) Citrix
3 189 (61.76%) SCCM
4 181 (59.15%) Microsoft
5 179 (58.50%) Active Directory
6 149 (48.69%) XenApp
7 133 (43.46%) VMware
8 119 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 115 (37.58%) Windows 7
10 98 (32.03%) XenDesktop
11 97 (31.70%) Windows 10
12 92 (30.07%) AppSense
13 91 (29.74%) VMware Infrastructure
14 88 (28.76%) Windows Server 2012
15 87 (28.43%) DNS
16 85 (27.78%) Windows Server
17 80 (26.14%) Security Cleared
18 70 (22.88%) PowerShell
19 67 (21.90%) MSI
20 64 (20.92%) DHCP
21 62 (20.26%) Migration
22 56 (18.30%) ITIL
23 51 (16.67%) SC Cleared
24 49 (16.01%) Office 365
25 44 (14.38%) Thin Client
25 44 (14.38%) Finance
25 44 (14.38%) Fat Client
26 42 (13.73%) VMware ESX
26 42 (13.73%) Skype for Business
27 39 (12.75%) Application Packaging

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 42 (13.73%) Skype for Business
2 23 (7.52%) MS Exchange
3 14 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (3.59%) SharePoint
6 9 (2.94%) IIS
6 9 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (2.29%) Apache
7 7 (2.29%) Confluence
7 7 (2.29%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.98%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.98%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (9.15%) MS Excel
2 27 (8.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 49 (16.01%) Office 365
2 19 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.61%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.98%) IaaS
5 3 (0.98%) PaaS
6 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 87 (28.43%) DNS
2 64 (20.92%) DHCP
3 38 (12.42%) NetScaler
4 22 (7.19%) Skype
5 16 (5.23%) Remote Desktop
6 15 (4.90%) TCP/IP
7 12 (3.92%) BIG-IP
8 11 (3.59%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (3.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 10 (3.27%) Internet
10 9 (2.94%) VPN
11 7 (2.29%) 3G
11 7 (2.29%) Unified Communications
11 7 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.96%) Firewall
12 6 (1.96%) VLAN
12 6 (1.96%) WAN
13 5 (1.63%) LAN
13 5 (1.63%) SAN
14 4 (1.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.29%) MongoDB
2 7 (2.29%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 67 (21.90%) MSI
2 12 (3.92%) JIRA
3 10 (3.27%) InstallShield
4 7 (2.29%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.29%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.31%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.98%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.65%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.33%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 44 (14.38%) Finance
2 9 (2.94%) Banking
3 6 (1.96%) Retail
4 5 (1.63%) Electronics
4 5 (1.63%) Law
4 5 (1.63%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.63%) Marketing
4 5 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.31%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.31%) Publishing
6 2 (0.65%) Advertising
6 2 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 51 (16.67%) Architect
2 48 (15.69%) Applications Packager
3 35 (11.44%) Analyst
4 25 (8.17%) Consultant
5 23 (7.52%) Technical Architect
6 21 (6.86%) Citrix Engineer
7 16 (5.23%) 2nd Line Support
7 16 (5.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 16 (5.23%) Desktop Engineer
8 14 (4.58%) Citrix Analyst
8 14 (4.58%) Support Engineer
9 13 (4.25%) Citrix Consultant
10 12 (3.92%) Senior Analyst
11 11 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (3.59%) Support Analyst
11 11 (3.59%) Windows Engineer
12 10 (3.27%) Applications Engineer
12 10 (3.27%) Citrix Specialist
12 10 (3.27%) Desktop Support
12 10 (3.27%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.86%) Software Packaging
2 7 (2.29%) MCollective
3 6 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.31%) Web Services
5 3 (0.98%) Java SE
6 2 (0.65%) Middleware
7 1 (0.33%) Flash
7 1 (0.33%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.38%) Fat Client
1 44 (14.38%) Thin Client
2 20 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.56%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.58%) Client/Server
5 13 (4.25%) Clustering
6 9 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.94%) PKI
7 8 (2.61%) BYOD
8 7 (2.29%) User Experience
8 7 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.63%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.63%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.65%) Digital Signage
12 2 (0.65%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.65%) EMC VNX
13 1 (0.33%) iPad
13 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 251 (82.03%) Windows
2 119 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 115 (37.58%) Windows 7
4 97 (31.70%) Windows 10
5 88 (28.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 85 (27.78%) Windows Server
7 29 (9.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (7.52%) Windows 8
9 21 (6.86%) Linux
10 18 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (4.90%) Windows XP
12 9 (2.94%) Windows Vista
13 8 (2.61%) Unix
14 7 (2.29%) AIX
15 1 (0.33%) Solaris
15 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (20.26%) Migration
2 56 (18.30%) ITIL
3 39 (12.75%) Application Packaging
4 25 (8.17%) Application Virtualisation
5 23 (7.52%) Software Delivery
6 18 (5.88%) Change Management
6 18 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 18 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
7 16 (5.23%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (4.90%) Personalization
9 14 (4.58%) Problem Management
10 13 (4.25%) Application Discovery
10 13 (4.25%) High Availability
11 12 (3.92%) Protective Monitoring
11 12 (3.92%) Service Delivery
12 11 (3.59%) DevOps
12 11 (3.59%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (3.27%) Service Management
13 10 (3.27%) Software Distribution
14 9 (2.94%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (22.88%) PowerShell
2 24 (7.84%) VBScript
3 21 (6.86%) SQL
4 15 (4.90%) VB
5 5 (1.63%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 80 (26.14%) Security Cleared
2 51 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 25 (8.17%) DV Cleared
4 17 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
5 16 (5.23%) Degree
6 14 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (3.92%) CCA
8 8 (2.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.96%) HNC
9 6 (1.96%) MCSE
10 5 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.98%) CCEA
11 3 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.98%) MCITP
11 3 (0.98%) MCP
11 3 (0.98%) MCTS
12 2 (0.65%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.65%) MCSA
12 2 (0.65%) RHCE
12 2 (0.65%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.59%) GPG13
2 9 (2.94%) SLA
3 8 (2.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.65%) QA
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 179 (58.50%) Active Directory
2 149 (48.69%) XenApp
3 98 (32.03%) XenDesktop
4 91 (29.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 42 (13.73%) VMware ESX
6 35 (11.44%) Hyper-V
7 31 (10.13%) Virtual Desktop
8 22 (7.19%) vSphere
9 18 (5.88%) XenServer
10 15 (4.90%) BitLocker
11 11 (3.59%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (2.29%) DFS Replication
12 7 (2.29%) PowerHA
13 6 (1.96%) Firmware
14 5 (1.63%) Terminal Services
15 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (1.31%) Terminal Server
15 4 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.98%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 189 (61.76%) SCCM
2 20 (6.54%) AppDNA
3 16 (5.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 15 (4.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 15 (4.90%) WSUS
5 13 (4.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 12 (3.92%) EdgeSight
7 10 (3.27%) SCOM
8 9 (2.94%) XenMobile
9 8 (2.61%) Ansible
9 8 (2.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (2.29%) Nessus
10 7 (2.29%) Packer
10 7 (2.29%) Puppet
10 7 (2.29%) Rundeck
10 7 (2.29%) Tivoli
10 7 (2.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 7 (2.29%) Zenoss
11 5 (1.63%) SafeCom
11 5 (1.63%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 190 (62.09%) Citrix
2 181 (59.15%) Microsoft
3 133 (43.46%) VMware
4 92 (30.07%) AppSense
5 31 (10.13%) Cisco
6 29 (9.48%) Symantec
7 21 (6.86%) HP
8 20 (6.54%) Wyse
9 19 (6.21%) Red Hat
10 13 (4.25%) Dell
11 12 (3.92%) CA
11 12 (3.92%) F5
12 10 (3.27%) Palo Alto
12 10 (3.27%) ThinPrint
13 9 (2.94%) IBM
14 8 (2.61%) Oracle
15 7 (2.29%) Sonatype
16 6 (1.96%) Altiris
16 6 (1.96%) CheckPoint
17 5 (1.63%) SAP
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