Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 461 555 514
Rank change year-on-year +94 -41 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 502 322 422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.49% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 3.34% 2.72% 3.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 202 263
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +20.97% -11.43%
10th Percentile £276 £251 £220
90th Percentile £551 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £290
% change year-on-year -5.41% +27.59% -14.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 9 31
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -45.61% +70.15%
10th Percentile £13.50 £13.31 £26.25
90th Percentile £28.25 £21.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year +19.35% -45.61% +107.88%

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 15,020 11,821 13,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.62% 11.96% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,709 7,600 8,266
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £180 £160 £175
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 904 672 881
UK median hourly rate £16.10 £16.58 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.90% +0.48% +3.13%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.32% -3.13% +3.23%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 +87 434 £400 +6.67% 51
UK excluding London +41 291 £350 -5.41% 43
London +98 206 £425 +13.33% 15
South East +24 99 £413 +8.55% 7
Scotland +15 59 £320 -18.99% 7
Midlands -13 47 £350 +12.00% 11
North of England -21 47 £350 +16.67% 10
North West -10 31 £350 +12.00% 5
West Midlands -40 28 £301 -3.84% 7
South West +13 27 £425 +30.77% 5
East Midlands - 19 £400 - 4
Yorkshire -12 8 £358 +2.36% 4
North East -16 8 £223 -20.54% 1
Wales -20 6 £338 +20.54%
East of England -29 6 £313 -30.56% 3

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 446 (88.84%) Windows
2 357 (71.12%) SCCM
3 286 (56.97%) Microsoft
4 262 (52.19%) Windows 10
5 254 (50.60%) Active Directory
6 246 (49.00%) Citrix
7 224 (44.62%) PowerShell
8 213 (42.43%) XenApp
9 191 (38.05%) VMware
10 183 (36.45%) Windows Server
11 175 (34.86%) Windows 7
12 163 (32.47%) Application Packaging
13 159 (31.67%) XenDesktop
14 148 (29.48%) VMware Infrastructure
15 137 (27.29%) Ivanti
15 137 (27.29%) MSI
16 109 (21.71%) Hyper-V
17 101 (20.12%) Migration
17 101 (20.12%) Windows Server 2008
18 96 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
19 93 (18.53%) DHCP
20 90 (17.93%) DNS
21 89 (17.73%) Office 365
22 85 (16.93%) ITIL
23 74 (14.74%) Security Cleared
24 72 (14.34%) VBScript
25 71 (14.14%) Application Virtualisation
26 69 (13.75%) NetScaler
26 69 (13.75%) Windows Server 2012
27 67 (13.35%) SQL

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 27 (5.38%) Skype for Business
2 17 (3.39%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.79%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.39%) IIS
6 5 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.80%) Confluence
8 3 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.20%) JBoss
10 1 (0.20%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 53 (10.56%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.80%) NUKE
3 4 (0.80%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 96 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 89 (17.73%) Office 365
3 32 (6.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (4.98%) IaaS
5 22 (4.38%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (3.78%) SaaS
7 17 (3.39%) PaaS
8 11 (2.19%) Yammer
9 4 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 2 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.40%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.40%) Slack
11 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 93 (18.53%) DHCP
2 90 (17.93%) DNS
3 69 (13.75%) NetScaler
4 38 (7.57%) SAN
5 25 (4.98%) Remote Desktop
5 25 (4.98%) Skype
6 24 (4.78%) Firewall
7 20 (3.98%) VPN
8 15 (2.99%) Internet
9 14 (2.79%) 3G
9 14 (2.79%) MPLS
9 14 (2.79%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (2.59%) VLAN
11 11 (2.19%) Fibre Channel
11 11 (2.19%) iSCSI
11 11 (2.19%) TCP/IP
12 9 (1.79%) NAS
12 9 (1.79%) VSAN
13 7 (1.39%) Wireshark
14 6 (1.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
3 3 (0.60%) Power BI
3 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (0.60%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.20%) MySQL
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 137 (27.29%) MSI
2 52 (10.36%) InstallShield
3 33 (6.57%) AdminStudio
4 6 (1.20%) Wise Package Studio
4 6 (1.20%) WiX
5 5 (1.00%) JIRA
5 5 (1.00%) WinDbg
6 4 (0.80%) Android Studio
7 3 (0.60%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.40%) AutoIt
8 2 (0.40%) Burp Suite
8 2 (0.40%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.40%) IDA Disassembler
8 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.40%) JMeter
8 2 (0.40%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.20%) Hudson
9 1 (0.20%) Metasploit
General
1 65 (12.95%) Finance
2 15 (2.99%) Banking
3 10 (1.99%) Publishing
4 5 (1.00%) Law
5 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.60%) Legal
5 3 (0.60%) Local Government
6 2 (0.40%) Advertising
6 2 (0.40%) Billing
7 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.20%) Retail
7 1 (0.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 108 (21.51%) Applications Packager
2 64 (12.75%) Desktop Support
3 55 (10.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 50 (9.96%) Architect
4 50 (9.96%) Windows Engineer
5 45 (8.96%) Citrix Engineer
6 38 (7.57%) Infrastructure Architect
7 36 (7.17%) Desktop Engineer
8 35 (6.97%) Consultant
8 35 (6.97%) Support Engineer
9 28 (5.58%) Analyst
10 27 (5.38%) Applications Engineer
11 21 (4.18%) SCCM Engineer
12 18 (3.59%) Applications Specialist
12 18 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
13 16 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
14 15 (2.99%) Citrix Specialist
15 14 (2.79%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 13 (2.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
16 13 (2.59%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.97%) Middleware
2 22 (4.38%) Software Packaging
3 17 (3.39%) Web Services
4 8 (1.59%) .NET
5 5 (1.00%) OCX
6 4 (0.80%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.60%) JSON
7 3 (0.60%) LDAP
7 3 (0.60%) Swagger
7 3 (0.60%) XMPP
8 2 (0.40%) Angular 2
8 2 (0.40%) ATL
8 2 (0.40%) COM
8 2 (0.40%) CSS
8 2 (0.40%) Entity Framework
8 2 (0.40%) HTML
8 2 (0.40%) MFC
8 2 (0.40%) NHibernate
8 2 (0.40%) WCF
8 2 (0.40%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (11.55%) Fat Client
1 58 (11.55%) Thin Client
2 51 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (6.57%) Clustering
4 28 (5.58%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.99%) PKI
6 14 (2.79%) Blackberry
7 13 (2.59%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.79%) User Experience
9 7 (1.39%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.00%) Cloud Native
11 4 (0.80%) CMDB
11 4 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.60%) Replication
12 3 (0.60%) RSA SecurID
13 2 (0.40%) Greenfield Project
14 1 (0.20%) CESG
14 1 (0.20%) Driving Licence
14 1 (0.20%) Fintech
14 1 (0.20%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 446 (88.84%) Windows
2 262 (52.19%) Windows 10
3 183 (36.45%) Windows Server
4 175 (34.86%) Windows 7
5 101 (20.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 69 (13.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (6.97%) Windows 8
8 22 (4.38%) Windows XP
9 21 (4.18%) Linux
9 21 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (3.98%) Mac OS
11 17 (3.39%) Apple iOS
12 16 (3.19%) Unix
13 15 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (2.79%) AIX
15 5 (1.00%) Android
16 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.20%) VMS
17 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (32.47%) Application Packaging
2 101 (20.12%) Migration
3 85 (16.93%) ITIL
4 71 (14.14%) Application Virtualisation
5 59 (11.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 51 (10.16%) User Acceptance Testing
7 35 (6.97%) Network Design
8 26 (5.18%) Mobile Device Management
8 26 (5.18%) Software Delivery
9 25 (4.98%) Service Management
10 24 (4.78%) Problem-Solving
10 24 (4.78%) Software Distribution
11 23 (4.58%) Problem Management
11 23 (4.58%) Runbook
12 22 (4.38%) Data Protection
13 19 (3.78%) Capacity Management
13 19 (3.78%) Change Management
13 19 (3.78%) Mentoring
13 19 (3.78%) Service Delivery
13 19 (3.78%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 224 (44.62%) PowerShell
2 72 (14.34%) VBScript
3 67 (13.35%) SQL
4 38 (7.57%) VB
5 8 (1.59%) T-SQL
6 7 (1.39%) VBA
7 4 (0.80%) MATLAB
8 3 (0.60%) C
9 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.40%) C#
9 2 (0.40%) C++
9 2 (0.40%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.40%) Perl
9 2 (0.40%) Python
9 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (14.74%) Security Cleared
2 56 (11.16%) SC Cleared
3 23 (4.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (4.38%) Degree
5 16 (3.19%) DV Cleared
6 15 (2.99%) Citrix Certification
6 15 (2.99%) MCSE
7 12 (2.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 12 (2.39%) CCA
8 10 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (1.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 6 (1.20%) MCP
10 4 (0.80%) MCDST
10 4 (0.80%) MCSA
10 4 (0.80%) MCTS
11 3 (0.60%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.40%) CEH
12 2 (0.40%) CISSP
12 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.18%) QA
2 15 (2.99%) GDPR
3 10 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.59%) SLA
5 2 (0.40%) WCAG
6 1 (0.20%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 254 (50.60%) Active Directory
2 213 (42.43%) XenApp
3 159 (31.67%) XenDesktop
4 148 (29.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 109 (21.71%) Hyper-V
6 50 (9.96%) VMware ESXi
7 44 (8.76%) Virtual Desktop
8 28 (5.58%) XenServer
9 26 (5.18%) BitLocker
10 25 (4.98%) DFS Replication
10 25 (4.98%) vSphere
11 14 (2.79%) Oracle RAC
12 12 (2.39%) Terminal Services
12 12 (2.39%) VMware Workstation
13 8 (1.59%) VMware NSX
14 7 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
15 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
15 3 (0.60%) Xen
16 2 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 357 (71.12%) SCCM
2 51 (10.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 40 (7.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 33 (6.57%) WSUS
5 22 (4.38%) SCOM
6 16 (3.19%) McAfee ePO
7 14 (2.79%) Data Guard
8 12 (2.39%) Failover Clustering
8 12 (2.39%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (2.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 11 (2.19%) vCenter Server
10 9 (1.79%) SCOrch
11 8 (1.59%) SafeCom
12 7 (1.39%) NetBackup
12 7 (1.39%) XenMobile
13 6 (1.20%) AirWatch
13 6 (1.20%) EdgeSight
13 6 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (1.00%) Nagios
14 5 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 286 (56.97%) Microsoft
2 246 (49.00%) Citrix
3 191 (38.05%) VMware
4 137 (27.29%) Ivanti
5 46 (9.16%) Wyse
6 33 (6.57%) Oracle
7 28 (5.58%) HP
8 25 (4.98%) Dell
9 22 (4.38%) McAfee
10 21 (4.18%) Apple
11 20 (3.98%) Cisco
11 20 (3.98%) IBM
12 16 (3.19%) Red Hat
12 16 (3.19%) Symantec
13 15 (2.99%) 3PAR
13 15 (2.99%) ThinPrint
14 12 (2.39%) Adobe
14 12 (2.39%) Altiris
14 12 (2.39%) Veritas
15 10 (1.99%) Capita