Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 507 459
Rank change year-on-year -57 -48 -86
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 307 432 513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.40% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 2.71% 3.28% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 256 325
UK median daily rate £375 £305 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.95% -12.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £250 £216 £250
90th Percentile £525 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £285 £338
% change year-on-year +22.81% -15.56% +11.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 30 10
UK median hourly rate £14.22 £28.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.12% +75.38% -25.71%
10th Percentile £13.11 £26.43 £11.68
90th Percentile £17.85 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £28.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -50.12% +90.00% -31.03%

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 11346 13182 11939
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.83% 12.17% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7295 8237 6726
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £163
90th Percentile £588 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +2.74% +8.15% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 872 1288
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.58% +6.45% +3.33%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -27 276 £375 +25.00% 21
UK excluding London -18 220 £350 +22.81% 12
London +6 81 £390 -2.50% 8
South East +57 72 £400 +6.67% 5
North of England -61 43 £300 +13.74% 4
Midlands +48 42 £293 -19.28% 1
West Midlands +68 41 £313 -28.57% 1
East of England -9 29 £450 +9.09% 1
Scotland -7 24 £406 +30.97% 1
North West +32 23 £313 -10.71% 3
North East -44 14 £275 +5.77%
Yorkshire +34 6 £350 +6.06% 1
Wales +5 6 £280 -
South West -15 4 £350 +12.00%
East Midlands -16 1 £238 +1.06%

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 250 (81.43%) Windows
2 223 (72.64%) SCCM
3 189 (61.56%) Microsoft
4 184 (59.93%) Citrix
5 145 (47.23%) Active Directory
6 134 (43.65%) Windows 10
7 123 (40.07%) Windows 7
8 114 (37.13%) VMware
9 109 (35.50%) XenApp
10 99 (32.25%) Office 365
11 88 (28.66%) Security Cleared
11 88 (28.66%) PowerShell
12 79 (25.73%) VMware Infrastructure
13 78 (25.41%) XenDesktop
14 76 (24.76%) AppSense
15 71 (23.13%) MSI
16 70 (22.80%) SC Cleared
17 69 (22.48%) Migration
18 67 (21.82%) Application Packaging
19 61 (19.87%) ITIL
20 56 (18.24%) Windows Server
21 50 (16.29%) Windows Server 2008
22 46 (14.98%) Microsoft Office
23 41 (13.36%) MS Exchange
24 40 (13.03%) Windows Server 2012
25 39 (12.70%) DNS
26 38 (12.38%) NetScaler
26 38 (12.38%) Skype for Business
27 36 (11.73%) Hyper-V
27 36 (11.73%) VBScript

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 41 (13.36%) MS Exchange
2 38 (12.38%) Skype for Business
3 24 (7.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 23 (7.49%) SharePoint
5 13 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (4.23%) IIS
6 4 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.33%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 46 (14.98%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.93%) Eikon
2 2 (0.65%) Primavera
2 2 (0.65%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 99 (32.25%) Office 365
2 19 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.56%) OneDrive
4 5 (1.63%) IaaS
4 5 (1.63%) PaaS
5 3 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (12.70%) DNS
2 38 (12.38%) NetScaler
3 34 (11.07%) DHCP
4 23 (7.49%) Skype
5 19 (6.19%) Remote Desktop
6 15 (4.89%) SSL
7 14 (4.56%) LAN
8 13 (4.23%) TCP/IP
9 12 (3.91%) WAN
10 11 (3.58%) HTTPS
11 10 (3.26%) BIG-IP
11 10 (3.26%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (3.26%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (3.26%) HTTP
11 10 (3.26%) LDAP
12 9 (2.93%) Kerberos
13 8 (2.61%) Firewall
14 7 (2.28%) Internet
14 7 (2.28%) SMS
15 6 (1.95%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.91%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.65%) MySQL
2 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 71 (23.13%) MSI
2 15 (4.89%) InstallShield
3 5 (1.63%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.65%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.33%) JIRA
5 1 (0.33%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.33%) WiX
General
1 26 (8.47%) Finance
2 11 (3.58%) Legal
3 9 (2.93%) Banking
3 9 (2.93%) Law
4 6 (1.95%) Publishing
5 3 (0.98%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.98%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.65%) Local Government
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Retail
7 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (18.24%) Architect
2 54 (17.59%) Desktop Support
3 45 (14.66%) Applications Packager
4 31 (10.10%) Consultant
5 25 (8.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 23 (7.49%) Support Engineer
7 21 (6.84%) Applications Engineer
7 21 (6.84%) Citrix Engineer
8 20 (6.51%) Windows Engineer
9 18 (5.86%) Technical Architect
10 17 (5.54%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (4.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 14 (4.56%) SCCM Engineer
13 12 (3.91%) Analyst
13 12 (3.91%) Citrix Consultant
14 11 (3.58%) 3rd Line Support
15 10 (3.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 10 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 10 (3.26%) Enterprise Architect
16 9 (2.93%) SCCM Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.26%) Software Packaging
2 8 (2.61%) WSH
3 1 (0.33%) COM
3 1 (0.33%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.33%) Middleware
3 1 (0.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.77%) Fat Client
1 30 (9.77%) Thin Client
2 27 (8.79%) Blackberry
3 18 (5.86%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (3.91%) CESG
5 9 (2.93%) BYOD
5 9 (2.93%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.28%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.28%) User Experience
7 5 (1.63%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.98%) NHS
8 3 (0.98%) PKI
9 2 (0.65%) PMI
10 1 (0.33%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.33%) Clustering
10 1 (0.33%) CMDB
10 1 (0.33%) Smartcard
10 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 250 (81.43%) Windows
2 134 (43.65%) Windows 10
3 123 (40.07%) Windows 7
4 56 (18.24%) Windows Server
5 50 (16.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (13.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.58%) Windows 8
8 9 (2.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.28%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.95%) Linux
11 4 (1.30%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.98%) Unix
13 2 (0.65%) Android
13 2 (0.65%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.33%) AIX
14 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (22.48%) Migration
2 67 (21.82%) Application Packaging
3 61 (19.87%) ITIL
4 18 (5.86%) Service Design
5 17 (5.54%) Application Virtualisation
5 17 (5.54%) Configuration Management
5 17 (5.54%) Customer Requirements
6 16 (5.21%) Application Discovery
7 15 (4.89%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 14 (4.56%) Change Management
8 14 (4.56%) Presales
9 13 (4.23%) Incident Management
10 12 (3.91%) DevOps
10 12 (3.91%) Disk Encryption
10 12 (3.91%) High Availability
10 12 (3.91%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 12 (3.91%) Service Delivery
10 12 (3.91%) Virtual Environments
11 11 (3.58%) Protective Monitoring
11 11 (3.58%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 88 (28.66%) PowerShell
2 36 (11.73%) VBScript
3 28 (9.12%) SQL
4 10 (3.26%) VB
5 3 (0.98%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.65%) C#
6 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.33%) C
7 1 (0.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 88 (28.66%) Security Cleared
2 70 (22.80%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (5.86%) Degree
4 18 (5.86%) MCSE
5 16 (5.21%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (3.91%) DV Cleared
7 10 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (2.28%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (2.28%) CCA
8 7 (2.28%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 6 (1.95%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.98%) CCAA
10 3 (0.98%) CCEA
10 3 (0.98%) ISEB
10 3 (0.98%) MCSA
11 2 (0.65%) MCTS
11 2 (0.65%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.65%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.58%) GPG13
2 10 (3.26%) QA
3 8 (2.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.98%) SLA
5 2 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 145 (47.23%) Active Directory
2 109 (35.50%) XenApp
3 79 (25.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 78 (25.41%) XenDesktop
5 36 (11.73%) Hyper-V
6 31 (10.10%) XenServer
7 15 (4.89%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (4.56%) BitLocker
9 9 (2.93%) Terminal Services
9 9 (2.93%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (2.28%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (2.28%) vSphere
11 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.98%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.65%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 223 (72.64%) SCCM
2 27 (8.79%) WSUS
3 22 (7.17%) AppDNA
4 19 (6.19%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (3.91%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 11 (3.58%) SCOM
7 11 (3.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (2.61%) WMI
9 7 (2.28%) SafeCom
10 6 (1.95%) ThinApp
11 5 (1.63%) EdgeSight
12 3 (0.98%) XenMobile
13 2 (0.65%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.65%) SCOrch
13 2 (0.65%) ZENworks
14 1 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
14 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 1 (0.33%) Simpana
Vendors
1 189 (61.56%) Microsoft
2 184 (59.93%) Citrix
3 114 (37.13%) VMware
4 76 (24.76%) AppSense
5 30 (9.77%) Cisco
6 21 (6.84%) Altiris
7 20 (6.51%) Symantec
8 13 (4.23%) LANDesk
9 12 (3.91%) Bloomberg
10 11 (3.58%) Wyse
11 10 (3.26%) F5
11 10 (3.26%) NetApp
11 10 (3.26%) Palo Alto
12 9 (2.93%) FactSet
13 8 (2.61%) IBM
13 8 (2.61%) McAfee
14 5 (1.63%) HP
14 5 (1.63%) ServiceNow
14 5 (1.63%) ThinPrint
15 4 (1.30%) Apple