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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 12 August 2022 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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 728 649 410
Rank change year-on-year -79 -239 +132
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 114 138 135
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 0.96% 1.31% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 85 90
10th Percentile £311 £259 £269
25th Percentile £379 £375 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £475 £428
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.11% +11.76%
75th Percentile £557 £570 £500
90th Percentile £650 £587 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £463 £425
% change year-on-year +8.11% +8.82% +8.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
10th Percentile £16.02 - £18.53
25th Percentile - - £19.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £42.50
75th Percentile £35.00 - £48.15
90th Percentile £50.00 - £52.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 - £33.58
% change year-on-year - - +117.28%

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 11,915 10,549 5,157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.44% 14.27% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,596 7,337 3,479
10th Percentile £200 £220 £200
25th Percentile £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +0.53%
75th Percentile £638 £590 £569
90th Percentile £725 £675 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 315 217
10th Percentile £13.41 £11.79 £11.16
25th Percentile £15.15 £13.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.78 £18.12 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.23% +0.64% +7.51%
75th Percentile £50.39 £40.00 £39.31
90th Percentile £66.00 £65.30 £52.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.64 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +15.53% - +7.19%

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 12 August 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft App-V over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -82 100 £451 -8.76% 7
UK excluding London -58 54 £500 +8.11% 7
Work from Home -58 51 £425 -21.66% 4
London -66 48 £400 -26.27% 2
South East -41 17 £650 +16.23%
South West -10 13 £450 +0.06% 1
East of England +2 9 £400 - 3
North of England -32 7 £500 +20.48%
Scotland -4 6 £408 +12.41% 2
North West -31 5 £500 +25.00%
West Midlands -26 4 £350 -13.04% 1
Midlands -35 4 £350 -13.04% 1
Yorkshire -26 1 - -
North East - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 105 (92.11%) Windows
2 80 (70.18%) Microsoft
3 75 (65.79%) Citrix
4 69 (60.53%) Active Directory
5 64 (56.14%) Windows 10
6 57 (50.00%) SCCM
7 48 (42.11%) XenApp
8 46 (40.35%) Windows Server
9 45 (39.47%) PowerShell
10 39 (34.21%) VMware
11 37 (32.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 34 (29.82%) Ivanti
12 34 (29.82%) Migration
13 32 (28.07%) Application Packaging
14 30 (26.32%) Hyper-V
14 30 (26.32%) Windows Server 2016
14 30 (26.32%) Social Skills
15 28 (24.56%) Azure
15 28 (24.56%) Microsoft 365
15 28 (24.56%) ITIL
16 26 (22.81%) Windows 7
17 25 (21.93%) XenDesktop
18 21 (18.42%) Virtual Desktop
18 21 (18.42%) Azure Active Directory
18 21 (18.42%) HP
19 20 (17.54%) SLA
19 20 (17.54%) Finance
20 19 (16.67%) BYOD
21 18 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
21 18 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010

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 18 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
1 18 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.65%) Skype for Business
3 8 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.88%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.88%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 28 (24.56%) Azure
1 28 (24.56%) Microsoft 365
2 21 (18.42%) Azure Active Directory
3 16 (14.04%) AWS
3 16 (14.04%) SaaS
4 15 (13.16%) Azure DevOps
4 15 (13.16%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 5 (4.39%) IaaS
6 1 (0.88%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.91%) Firewall
2 13 (11.40%) DHCP
2 13 (11.40%) DNS
3 11 (9.65%) VPN
4 8 (7.02%) IPv4
4 8 (7.02%) NetScaler
4 8 (7.02%) Network Security
5 6 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (3.51%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.88%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.88%) Skype
7 1 (0.88%) Wireless
7 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) MySQL
2 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (15.79%) MSI
2 7 (6.14%) InstallShield
3 4 (3.51%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.88%) Fiddler
General
1 30 (26.32%) Social Skills
2 20 (17.54%) Finance
3 16 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (7.89%) Banking
5 5 (4.39%) Front Office
5 5 (4.39%) Local Government
5 5 (4.39%) Public Sector
5 5 (4.39%) Publishing
6 4 (3.51%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (2.63%) Law
8 2 (1.75%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.88%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (16.67%) Architect
2 17 (14.91%) Infrastructure Architect
3 14 (12.28%) Cloud Architect
3 14 (12.28%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 13 (11.40%) Support Engineer
5 11 (9.65%) Analyst
6 10 (8.77%) Applications Packager
7 9 (7.89%) Support Analyst
7 9 (7.89%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
7 9 (7.89%) Wintel Engineer
8 8 (7.02%) Wintel Support
8 8 (7.02%) Wintel Support Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
9 6 (5.26%) Consultant
10 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) SCCM Engineer
11 4 (3.51%) Citrix Engineer
11 4 (3.51%) Deployment Engineer
11 4 (3.51%) Rollout Engineer
11 4 (3.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.16%) Middleware
2 13 (11.40%) Software Packaging
3 3 (2.63%) SailPoint
3 3 (2.63%) WSH
4 1 (0.88%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.67%) BYOD
2 16 (14.04%) Cloud Native
3 10 (8.77%) iPad
3 10 (8.77%) iPhone
4 8 (7.02%) Blackberry
4 8 (7.02%) Fat Client
4 8 (7.02%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.63%) Clustering
5 3 (2.63%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.63%) User Experience
6 2 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 105 (92.11%) Windows
2 64 (56.14%) Windows 10
3 46 (40.35%) Windows Server
4 30 (26.32%) Windows Server 2016
5 26 (22.81%) Windows 7
6 18 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (11.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (8.77%) Android
9 6 (5.26%) Linux
10 5 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.82%) Migration
2 32 (28.07%) Application Packaging
3 28 (24.56%) ITIL
4 16 (14.04%) Patch Management
4 16 (14.04%) RBAC
5 15 (13.16%) Application Virtualisation
5 15 (13.16%) DevOps
5 15 (13.16%) Network Design
6 14 (12.28%) Change Management
7 12 (10.53%) Software Deployment
8 11 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
9 10 (8.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (8.77%) Release Management
10 7 (6.14%) Configuration Management
10 7 (6.14%) Project Management
10 7 (6.14%) Technical Leadership
11 6 (5.26%) Containerisation
11 6 (5.26%) Deployment Automation
11 6 (5.26%) Software Distribution
12 5 (4.39%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (39.47%) PowerShell
2 16 (14.04%) SQL
3 6 (5.26%) VBScript
4 1 (0.88%) Python
4 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 12 (10.53%) MCSE
3 12 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.02%) CCA
4 8 (7.02%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (5.26%) MCITP
5 6 (5.26%) MCP
5 6 (5.26%) MCTS
5 6 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (4.39%) Degree
6 5 (4.39%) MCSA
7 4 (3.51%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.88%) CCNP
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.88%) CISSP
8 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.88%) HND
8 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (17.54%) SLA
2 6 (5.26%) QA
3 2 (1.75%) PMO
4 1 (0.88%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 69 (60.53%) Active Directory
2 48 (42.11%) XenApp
3 37 (32.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (26.32%) Hyper-V
5 25 (21.93%) XenDesktop
6 21 (18.42%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (7.02%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 8 (7.02%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (4.39%) BitLocker
10 3 (2.63%) vSphere
11 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 57 (50.00%) SCCM
2 16 (14.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (7.02%) NetBackup
4 5 (4.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 4 (3.51%) SCOM
5 4 (3.51%) WSUS
6 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.63%) WMI
7 2 (1.75%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.75%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.88%) Ansible
8 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.88%) ThinApp
8 1 (0.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 80 (70.18%) Microsoft
2 75 (65.79%) Citrix
3 39 (34.21%) VMware
4 34 (29.82%) Ivanti
5 21 (18.42%) HP
6 17 (14.91%) Oracle
7 11 (9.65%) Altiris
7 11 (9.65%) Apple
7 11 (9.65%) Cisco
8 10 (8.77%) ServiceNow
9 8 (7.02%) Shavlik
10 7 (6.14%) Dell
10 7 (6.14%) Wyse
11 3 (2.63%) Bloomberg
11 3 (2.63%) Reuters
12 2 (1.75%) Carbon Black
12 2 (1.75%) McAfee
12 2 (1.75%) Panasonic
13 1 (0.88%) F5
13 1 (0.88%) LexisNexis