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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 484 410 396
Rank change year-on-year -74 -14  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 130 248 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.46% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 2.45% 3.67% 4.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 142 164
UK median daily rate £339 £285 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.94% -15.24%  
10th Percentile £229 £213 £250
90th Percentile £488 £450 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £280 £330
% change year-on-year +3.57% -15.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 25 4
UK median hourly rate £14.22 £28.50 £26.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.12% +6.12%  
10th Percentile £13.51 £26.70 £12.29
90th Percentile £15.58 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £28.63 £13.03
% change year-on-year -50.34% +119.64%  

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 5299 6753 5916
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.25% 12.57% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5048 7064 5766
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
10th Percentile £175 £200 £180
90th Percentile £575 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 680 796
UK median hourly rate £16.65 £20.00 £17.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.73% +13.31%  
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.19 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 10 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 June 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 -61 114 £350 +25.00% 11
UK excluding London -39 96 £290 +3.57% 9
London -5 31 £363 -6.45% 3
East of England +5 23 £475 +11.76% 1
Midlands +25 22 £293 +13.63% 2
North of England -41 20 £264 -2.31%
South East +18 15 £338 -20.58% 4
Scotland +8 10 £275 -33.33%
Wales - 5 £280 -
South West -1 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 218 (80.44%) Windows
2 164 (60.52%) SCCM
3 163 (60.15%) Citrix
4 145 (53.51%) Microsoft
5 132 (48.71%) Active Directory
6 107 (39.48%) Windows 7
7 104 (38.38%) Windows 10
8 99 (36.53%) XenApp
9 85 (31.37%) Security Cleared
9 85 (31.37%) VMware
10 74 (27.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 72 (26.57%) MSI
12 67 (24.72%) VMware Infrastructure
13 65 (23.99%) XenDesktop
13 65 (23.99%) Office 365
14 63 (23.25%) Windows Server
15 59 (21.77%) SC Cleared
16 56 (20.66%) Migration
17 54 (19.93%) AppSense
18 53 (19.56%) ITIL
19 52 (19.19%) PowerShell
20 49 (18.08%) Windows Server 2012
21 44 (16.24%) Application Packaging
22 38 (14.02%) Microsoft Office
23 36 (13.28%) DNS
24 33 (12.18%) Skype for Business
25 31 (11.44%) NetScaler
25 31 (11.44%) Remote Desktop
26 30 (11.07%) Fat Client
26 30 (11.07%) Thin Client

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 33 (12.18%) Skype for Business
2 21 (7.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 20 (7.38%) MS Exchange
4 18 (6.64%) SharePoint
5 15 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (3.32%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (2.95%) IIS
8 3 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.11%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 38 (14.02%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (2.58%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.74%) Eikon
2 2 (0.74%) Primavera
2 2 (0.74%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 65 (23.99%) Office 365
2 11 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.95%) OneDrive
4 4 (1.48%) IaaS
4 4 (1.48%) PaaS
5 3 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (13.28%) DNS
2 31 (11.44%) NetScaler
2 31 (11.44%) Remote Desktop
3 28 (10.33%) Skype
4 24 (8.86%) DHCP
5 10 (3.69%) BIG-IP
5 10 (3.69%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (3.69%) Cisco Nexus
6 9 (3.32%) LAN
6 9 (3.32%) TCP/IP
7 8 (2.95%) Internet
7 8 (2.95%) Unified Communications
8 7 (2.58%) Firewall
8 7 (2.58%) SAN
8 7 (2.58%) WAN
9 4 (1.48%) SMTP
10 3 (1.11%) 3G
10 3 (1.11%) VPN
10 3 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.74%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.74%) MySQL
2 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 72 (26.57%) MSI
2 12 (4.43%) InstallShield
3 8 (2.95%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.74%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.74%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.37%) JIRA
5 1 (0.37%) TestDirector
General
1 27 (9.96%) Finance
2 8 (2.95%) Banking
3 6 (2.21%) Legal
4 5 (1.85%) Law
5 3 (1.11%) Back Office
5 3 (1.11%) Electronics
5 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.11%) Marketing
5 3 (1.11%) Retail
5 3 (1.11%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.74%) Local Government
7 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 53 (19.56%) Architect
2 44 (16.24%) Applications Packager
3 35 (12.92%) Desktop Support
4 25 (9.23%) Consultant
5 24 (8.86%) Analyst
6 20 (7.38%) Citrix Engineer
7 19 (7.01%) 2nd Line Support
8 18 (6.64%) Support Engineer
8 18 (6.64%) Technical Architect
9 11 (4.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 11 (4.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (4.06%) Applications Engineer
10 10 (3.69%) Desktop Engineer
10 10 (3.69%) Enterprise Architect
10 10 (3.69%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (3.69%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (2.95%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 8 (2.95%) Administrator
11 8 (2.95%) Citrix Analyst
11 8 (2.95%) Citrix Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.43%) Software Packaging
2 3 (1.11%) Java SE
3 1 (0.37%) COM
3 1 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.37%) Flash
3 1 (0.37%) Middleware
3 1 (0.37%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.07%) Fat Client
1 30 (11.07%) Thin Client
2 22 (8.12%) Blackberry
3 20 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.38%) Data Centre
4 15 (5.54%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.21%) CESG
5 6 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.85%) User Experience
7 4 (1.48%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.48%) PKI
7 4 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.11%) BYOD
8 3 (1.11%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.11%) NHS
9 2 (0.74%) Clustering
9 2 (0.74%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.74%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.37%) Digital Signage
10 1 (0.37%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 218 (80.44%) Windows
2 107 (39.48%) Windows 7
3 104 (38.38%) Windows 10
4 74 (27.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 63 (23.25%) Windows Server
6 49 (18.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (5.90%) Linux
8 15 (5.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (5.17%) Windows 8
10 10 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (2.95%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.48%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.11%) Unix
14 1 (0.37%) AIX
14 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (20.66%) Migration
2 53 (19.56%) ITIL
3 44 (16.24%) Application Packaging
4 19 (7.01%) Incident Management
5 18 (6.64%) Application Virtualisation
6 17 (6.27%) Change Management
6 17 (6.27%) Knowledge Management
7 13 (4.80%) DevOps
8 12 (4.43%) Customer Requirements
9 11 (4.06%) Protective Monitoring
10 10 (3.69%) Application Discovery
10 10 (3.69%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 10 (3.69%) Personalization
11 9 (3.32%) High Availability
11 9 (3.32%) ITIL V3
11 9 (3.32%) Project Management
11 9 (3.32%) Service Delivery
11 9 (3.32%) Software Deployment
12 8 (2.95%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (2.95%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (19.19%) PowerShell
2 26 (9.59%) VBScript
3 18 (6.64%) SQL
4 11 (4.06%) VB
5 5 (1.85%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.11%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.37%) C
7 1 (0.37%) Java
Qualifications
1 85 (31.37%) Security Cleared
2 59 (21.77%) SC Cleared
3 22 (8.12%) DV Cleared
4 19 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (6.27%) Citrix Certification
6 12 (4.43%) MCSE
7 10 (3.69%) Degree
8 9 (3.32%) CCA
9 6 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.48%) HNC
11 3 (1.11%) CCAA
11 3 (1.11%) ISEB
11 3 (1.11%) MCITP
11 3 (1.11%) MCSA
11 3 (1.11%) MCTS
12 2 (0.74%) CCEA
12 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.74%) VCAP
13 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.06%) GPG13
2 4 (1.48%) SLA
3 2 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.74%) QA
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
System Software
1 132 (48.71%) Active Directory
2 99 (36.53%) XenApp
3 67 (24.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 65 (23.99%) XenDesktop
5 24 (8.86%) Hyper-V
6 19 (7.01%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (6.64%) Virtual Desktop
8 17 (6.27%) XenServer
9 11 (4.06%) BitLocker
10 7 (2.58%) DFS Replication
10 7 (2.58%) vSphere
11 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 6 (2.21%) Terminal Services
11 6 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (1.48%) Terminal Server
12 4 (1.48%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.74%) Firmware
13 2 (0.74%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 164 (60.52%) SCCM
2 18 (6.64%) AppDNA
3 17 (6.27%) WSUS
4 11 (4.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (3.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (2.58%) ThinApp
7 6 (2.21%) EdgeSight
7 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (2.21%) XenMobile
8 5 (1.85%) SafeCom
9 4 (1.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (1.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.74%) Ansible
11 2 (0.74%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.74%) ZENworks
12 1 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 163 (60.15%) Citrix
2 145 (53.51%) Microsoft
3 85 (31.37%) VMware
4 54 (19.93%) AppSense
5 27 (9.96%) Cisco
6 18 (6.64%) Symantec
7 17 (6.27%) Altiris
8 13 (4.80%) Wyse
9 10 (3.69%) F5
9 10 (3.69%) Palo Alto
9 10 (3.69%) Red Hat
10 9 (3.32%) Dell
10 9 (3.32%) HP
11 7 (2.58%) LANDesk
11 7 (2.58%) NetApp
12 5 (1.85%) Bloomberg
12 5 (1.85%) IBM
12 5 (1.85%) McAfee
12 5 (1.85%) ThinPrint
13 4 (1.48%) ServiceNow
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