Period
to 24 September 2021

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 24 September 2021 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 672 430 522
Rank change year-on-year -242 +92 -42
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 125 91 346
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.31% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 1.12% 2.08% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 60 202
10th Percentile £278 £253 £276
25th Percentile £376 £372 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £444 £375
Median % change year-on-year +7.04% +18.33% -3.85%
75th Percentile £564 £487 £450
90th Percentile £587 £526 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +8.82% +13.33% +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £14.29
Median % change year-on-year - +197.41% -7.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.62

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 11,199 4,380 13,796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.93% 14.73% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,893 2,929 9,281
10th Percentile £210 £220 £170
25th Percentile £400 £370 £328
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 165 635
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.44 £12.85 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.74
Median % change year-on-year -1.41% +6.07% +4.59%
75th Percentile £39.60 £40.75 £25.00
90th Percentile £65.50 £53.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.23 £17.42 £16.00
% change year-on-year -6.84% +8.89% +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 24 September 2021.

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
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 24 September 2021. 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 -180 113 £475 +11.76% 9
UK excluding London -167 65 £463 +8.82% 4
London -174 47 £521 +6.92% 5
South East -73 26 £557 +106.20%
Work from Home -256 15 £521 +22.65% 2
South West -33 14 £450 +2.86% 1
North of England -78 10 £415 +137.14% 1
West Midlands -65 7 £403 -5.29% 1
Midlands -76 7 £403 -5.29% 1
North West -50 6 £400 +128.57% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £430 -
East of England -48 3 - - 1
Scotland -87 3 £450 -2.96%
Northern Ireland - 2 £500 -

For the 6 months to 24 September 2021, 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 95 (76.00%) Windows
2 78 (62.40%) Microsoft
2 78 (62.40%) Active Directory
3 67 (53.60%) SCCM
4 65 (52.00%) Citrix
4 65 (52.00%) Windows 10
5 61 (48.80%) PowerShell
6 58 (46.40%) Azure
7 52 (41.60%) Application Packaging
8 42 (33.60%) VMware
9 40 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 40 (32.00%) Social Skills
10 38 (30.40%) XenApp
11 35 (28.00%) AWS
12 33 (26.40%) Microsoft 365
13 32 (25.60%) Ivanti
14 30 (24.00%) Virtual Desktop
15 29 (23.20%) Windows Server
16 28 (22.40%) Hyper-V
16 28 (22.40%) MSI
17 27 (21.60%) SQL
17 27 (21.60%) ITIL
17 27 (21.60%) Application Virtualisation
18 26 (20.80%) Windows Server 2016
19 25 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
19 25 (20.00%) Migration
20 23 (18.40%) Microsoft Intune
21 22 (17.60%) Windows 7
22 21 (16.80%) Degree
23 20 (16.00%) 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 12 (9.60%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.80%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.40%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.80%) IIS
5 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.80%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 58 (46.40%) Azure
2 35 (28.00%) AWS
3 33 (26.40%) Microsoft 365
4 25 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (8.00%) SaaS
6 7 (5.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 4 (3.20%) GCP
8 2 (1.60%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.60%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.60%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.80%) Azure Sentinel
9 1 (0.80%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.00%) DHCP
2 10 (8.00%) Firewall
2 10 (8.00%) Unified Communications
3 9 (7.20%) NetScaler
4 8 (6.40%) DNS
5 7 (5.60%) SAN
6 4 (3.20%) IPv4
6 4 (3.20%) Network Security
7 3 (2.40%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.40%) NAS
7 3 (2.40%) VoIP
7 3 (2.40%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.60%) HTTP
8 2 (1.60%) Skype
8 2 (1.60%) WAN
9 1 (0.80%) HTTPS
9 1 (0.80%) LAN
9 1 (0.80%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.80%) VPN
9 1 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (22.40%) MSI
2 13 (10.40%) AdminStudio
3 9 (7.20%) InstallShield
4 3 (2.40%) Fiddler
General
1 40 (32.00%) Social Skills
2 16 (12.80%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.80%) Finance
4 9 (7.20%) Digital Economy
5 4 (3.20%) Banking
5 4 (3.20%) Documentation Skills
5 4 (3.20%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.80%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.80%) German Language
6 1 (0.80%) Law
6 1 (0.80%) Legal
6 1 (0.80%) Local Government
6 1 (0.80%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (0.80%) Publishing
6 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (15.20%) Architect
2 14 (11.20%) Cloud Architect
2 14 (11.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (10.40%) Applications Engineer
3 13 (10.40%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 13 (10.40%) Infrastructure Architect
4 11 (8.80%) Applications Packager
4 11 (8.80%) Windows Engineer
5 10 (8.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 10 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (6.40%) Desktop Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (4.00%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (4.00%) Consultant
9 4 (3.20%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.20%) Applications Specialist
9 4 (3.20%) Developer
9 4 (3.20%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.40%) Middleware
2 9 (7.20%) OAuth
2 9 (7.20%) SAML
3 6 (4.80%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.60%) .NET
4 2 (1.60%) J2EE
5 1 (0.80%) HTML
5 1 (0.80%) LDAP
5 1 (0.80%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 14 (11.20%) User Experience
3 10 (8.00%) Clustering
4 8 (6.40%) Public Cloud
5 6 (4.80%) Cloud Native
5 6 (4.80%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.60%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.60%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.60%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.80%) BYOD
8 1 (0.80%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.80%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.80%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (0.80%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (0.80%) Legacy Applications
8 1 (0.80%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.80%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.80%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 95 (76.00%) Windows
2 65 (52.00%) Windows 10
3 29 (23.20%) Windows Server
4 26 (20.80%) Windows Server 2016
5 22 (17.60%) Windows 7
6 16 (12.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.20%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.40%) Linux
9 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (1.60%) Android
10 2 (1.60%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.60%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.60%) MVS
11 1 (0.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (41.60%) Application Packaging
2 27 (21.60%) Application Virtualisation
2 27 (21.60%) ITIL
3 25 (20.00%) Migration
4 18 (14.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 15 (12.00%) Service Delivery
6 14 (11.20%) Data Protection
7 13 (10.40%) Network Design
7 13 (10.40%) Patch Management
8 11 (8.80%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (7.20%) Software Distribution
9 9 (7.20%) Technical Leadership
10 7 (5.60%) Change Control
10 7 (5.60%) Change Management
10 7 (5.60%) DevOps
10 7 (5.60%) Performance Analysis
10 7 (5.60%) Software Testing
10 7 (5.60%) Workflow
11 5 (4.00%) Configuration Management
11 5 (4.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 61 (48.80%) PowerShell
2 27 (21.60%) SQL
3 20 (16.00%) VBScript
4 16 (12.80%) VB
5 15 (12.00%) C
6 3 (2.40%) Python
7 2 (1.60%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (16.80%) Degree
2 19 (15.20%) Security Cleared
3 11 (8.80%) DV Cleared
4 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.60%) MCSE
5 7 (5.60%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.40%) CCA
6 3 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.40%) MCSA
7 2 (1.60%) MCITP
7 2 (1.60%) MCP
7 2 (1.60%) MCTS
7 2 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.80%) CCNA
8 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.80%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.80%) GDPR
2 7 (5.60%) SLA
3 2 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 78 (62.40%) Active Directory
2 40 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (30.40%) XenApp
4 30 (24.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 28 (22.40%) Hyper-V
6 18 (14.40%) XenDesktop
7 14 (11.20%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (8.80%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (8.00%) DFS Replication
10 6 (4.80%) vSphere
11 5 (4.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (3.20%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (2.40%) NFS
14 2 (1.60%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 67 (53.60%) SCCM
2 23 (18.40%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (10.40%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 12 (9.60%) WSUS
5 11 (8.80%) SCOM
6 10 (8.00%) Failover Clustering
6 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 10 (8.00%) SCDPM
6 10 (8.00%) SCSM
6 10 (8.00%) SCVMM
6 10 (8.00%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (7.20%) Terraform
8 5 (4.00%) NetBackup
9 3 (2.40%) Ansible
9 3 (2.40%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.60%) AppDNA
10 2 (1.60%) EdgeSight
10 2 (1.60%) McAfee ePO
11 1 (0.80%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 78 (62.40%) Microsoft
2 65 (52.00%) Citrix
3 42 (33.60%) VMware
4 32 (25.60%) Ivanti
5 17 (13.60%) Oracle
6 11 (8.80%) Dell
7 10 (8.00%) ArcSight
8 6 (4.80%) McAfee
9 5 (4.00%) Symantec
10 4 (3.20%) EMC
10 4 (3.20%) HP
10 4 (3.20%) NetApp
10 4 (3.20%) Qualys
10 4 (3.20%) Shavlik
11 3 (2.40%) Adobe
11 3 (2.40%) Kofax
11 3 (2.40%) LexisNexis
12 2 (1.60%) MobileIron
12 2 (1.60%) SAP
12 2 (1.60%) Snow