Period
to 9 May 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 9 May 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
9 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 553 465 525
Rank change year-on-year -88 +60 +9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 121 192 357
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.37% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 1.50% 2.38% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 120 230
10th Percentile £251 £280 £275
25th Percentile £338 £320 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £386
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.03% +3.00%
75th Percentile £575 £488 £438
90th Percentile £586 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £389
% change year-on-year +5.88% +9.32% +11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 12
Median hourly rate £66.00 £18.21 £15.37
Median % change year-on-year +262.44% +18.48% -38.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.00 £18.21 £15.37
% change year-on-year +262.44% +18.48% -38.52%

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 8,057 8,071 14,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.39% 15.54% 15.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,571 5,422 9,547
10th Percentile £230 £175 £180
25th Percentile £378 £325 £355
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £563 £575
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -0.59% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 428 623
10th Percentile £11.39 £11.26 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.85 £13.47 £12.88
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.30 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year +18.51% +4.83% +4.04%
75th Percentile £48.75 £23.75 £26.83
90th Percentile £63.00 £50.53 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.60 £16.45 £15.19
% change year-on-year +6.99% +8.29% +1.27%

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 9 May 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 13 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 9 May 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 -78 93 £481 +13.24% 17
UK excluding London -11 75 £450 +5.88% 11
South East +61 27 £569 +48.63% 4
Work from Home -243 26 £500 +38.89% 4
London -55 23 £481 +11.59% 8
Scotland -7 16 £330 -30.53% 2
South West +19 12 £413 -2.94% 1
North of England +19 10 £350 +11.11% 3
North West +10 10 £350 +14.29% 2
Midlands +4 10 £401 -5.59% 1
West Midlands +4 8 £403 -5.29% 1
East Midlands +9 2 £350 -16.42%
East of England +10 1 - -

For the 6 months to 9 May 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 88 (72.73%) Windows
2 83 (68.60%) Microsoft
3 59 (48.76%) Active Directory
3 59 (48.76%) SCCM
4 56 (46.28%) Citrix
5 54 (44.63%) VMware
6 51 (42.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 48 (39.67%) Windows Server
8 44 (36.36%) PowerShell
9 42 (34.71%) Application Packaging
10 40 (33.06%) Hyper-V
10 40 (33.06%) Azure
10 40 (33.06%) Windows 10
10 40 (33.06%) SQL
11 39 (32.23%) Social Skills
12 38 (31.40%) XenApp
13 34 (28.10%) AWS
14 31 (25.62%) Security Cleared
14 31 (25.62%) MSI
15 30 (24.79%) Network Design
16 28 (23.14%) Oracle
17 27 (22.31%) Migration
18 25 (20.66%) Analytical Skills
18 25 (20.66%) Azure Active Directory
19 24 (19.83%) ITIL
19 24 (19.83%) Virtual Desktop
20 22 (18.18%) Windows 7
21 21 (17.36%) Ivanti
21 21 (17.36%) Application Virtualisation
22 20 (16.53%) DevOps

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 9 (7.44%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.96%) Skype for Business
3 5 (4.13%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.48%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.83%) IIS
6 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.83%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 40 (33.06%) Azure
2 34 (28.10%) AWS
3 25 (20.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (14.05%) SaaS
5 13 (10.74%) Microsoft 365
6 9 (7.44%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 8 (6.61%) Amazon GuardDuty
7 8 (6.61%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (2.48%) Azure Sentinel
9 2 (1.65%) IaaS
10 1 (0.83%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.22%) NetScaler
2 12 (9.92%) DHCP
3 9 (7.44%) HTTP
4 8 (6.61%) HTTPS
5 7 (5.79%) Firewall
6 4 (3.31%) DNS
6 4 (3.31%) VPN
6 4 (3.31%) WAAS
7 2 (1.65%) Skype
7 2 (1.65%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.65%) WAN
8 1 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.83%) LAN
8 1 (0.83%) NAS
8 1 (0.83%) Network Security
8 1 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (0.83%) SAN
8 1 (0.83%) VoIP
8 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.83%) GIS
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 31 (25.62%) MSI
2 5 (4.13%) InstallShield
3 4 (3.31%) AdminStudio
4 2 (1.65%) JIRA
General
1 39 (32.23%) Social Skills
2 25 (20.66%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (12.40%) Finance
4 7 (5.79%) Banking
5 2 (1.65%) Organisational Skills
5 2 (1.65%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.83%) Billing
6 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) International Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (29.75%) Architect
2 34 (28.10%) Cloud Architect
3 29 (23.97%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 29 (23.97%) Infrastructure Architect
4 18 (14.88%) Applications Packager
5 9 (7.44%) Azure Architect
5 9 (7.44%) Citrix Engineer
5 9 (7.44%) Windows Engineer
6 8 (6.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (6.61%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (5.79%) SCCM Engineer
8 6 (4.96%) Applications Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Desktop Support
9 5 (4.13%) MSI Packager
10 4 (3.31%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Build Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Consultant
10 4 (3.31%) DV Cleared Application Packager
10 4 (3.31%) Security Architect
10 4 (3.31%) Software Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.88%) Middleware
2 4 (3.31%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.48%) LDAP
4 1 (0.83%) Azure Blueprints
4 1 (0.83%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.70%) Data Centre
2 17 (14.05%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (10.74%) Cloud Native
4 9 (7.44%) Public Cloud
4 9 (7.44%) User Experience
5 8 (6.61%) Clustering
6 4 (3.31%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.31%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.48%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.48%) RSA SecurID
7 3 (2.48%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.65%) BYOD
8 2 (1.65%) Device Driver
8 2 (1.65%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.65%) iPad
8 2 (1.65%) iPhone
8 2 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.65%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 88 (72.73%) Windows
2 48 (39.67%) Windows Server
3 40 (33.06%) Windows 10
4 22 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 17 (14.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (13.22%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (3.31%) Android
7 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.31%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (1.65%) Linux
8 2 (1.65%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (34.71%) Application Packaging
2 30 (24.79%) Network Design
3 27 (22.31%) Migration
4 24 (19.83%) ITIL
5 21 (17.36%) Application Virtualisation
6 20 (16.53%) DevOps
7 14 (11.57%) Virtual Environments
8 12 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (9.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 11 (9.09%) Infrastructure as Code
9 11 (9.09%) Software Distribution
10 10 (8.26%) Analytics
10 10 (8.26%) Data Protection
10 10 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (7.44%) Patch Management
11 9 (7.44%) Scrum
11 9 (7.44%) Workflow
12 8 (6.61%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (5.79%) Incident Management
13 7 (5.79%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 44 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 40 (33.06%) SQL
3 18 (14.88%) VBScript
4 10 (8.26%) VB
5 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.65%) Python
6 1 (0.83%) C++
6 1 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 31 (25.62%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.57%) DV Cleared
3 12 (9.92%) SC Cleared
4 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (7.44%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.48%) Degree
6 3 (2.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.65%) CCA
7 2 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.65%) MCSE
8 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.83%) CCNA
8 1 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.83%) Master's Degree
8 1 (0.83%) MCSA
8 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.83%) GDPR
2 1 (0.83%) PMO
2 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 59 (48.76%) Active Directory
2 51 (42.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (33.06%) Hyper-V
4 38 (31.40%) XenApp
5 24 (19.83%) Virtual Desktop
6 18 (14.88%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (14.88%) XenDesktop
7 12 (9.92%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (8.26%) vSphere
9 8 (6.61%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.65%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (48.76%) SCCM
2 18 (14.88%) WSUS
3 13 (10.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 11 (9.09%) SCOM
5 10 (8.26%) Terraform
6 8 (6.61%) Failover Clustering
6 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Clustering
6 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 8 (6.61%) SCDPM
6 8 (6.61%) SCSM
6 8 (6.61%) SCVMM
7 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.65%) Ansible
8 2 (1.65%) PowerCLI
8 2 (1.65%) ThinApp
9 1 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
9 1 (0.83%) Nagios
9 1 (0.83%) Nessus
9 1 (0.83%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 83 (68.60%) Microsoft
2 56 (46.28%) Citrix
3 54 (44.63%) VMware
4 28 (23.14%) Oracle
5 21 (17.36%) Ivanti
6 12 (9.92%) Dell
7 8 (6.61%) Altiris
7 8 (6.61%) ArcSight
8 6 (4.96%) Cisco
8 6 (4.96%) HP
9 5 (4.13%) Apple
10 4 (3.31%) EMC
11 3 (2.48%) CommVault
11 3 (2.48%) NetApp
11 3 (2.48%) Wyse
12 2 (1.65%) CA
12 2 (1.65%) Isilon
12 2 (1.65%) McAfee
12 2 (1.65%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.65%) Sophos