The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft App-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft App-V over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Lancashire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 23 7 45
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +38
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 24 39 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.59% 14.03% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 36.92% 53.42% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 1
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% -4.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -6.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -33.87%
System Software Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
65 73 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.15% 26.26% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 22 5
Average daily rate £270 £298 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.24% +91.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 3
Average hourly rate £21.12 £20.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% -31.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £14.30 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £29.05 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
Microsoft App-V
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Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Microsoft App-V Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft App-V also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft App-V.

1 54 (83.08%) Windows
2 52 (80.00%) Citrix
3 48 (73.85%) AppSense
4 42 (64.62%) Windows 7
5 38 (58.46%) Windows XP
6 37 (56.92%) Security Cleared
7 36 (55.38%) SC Cleared
8 35 (53.85%) SCCM
9 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
10 32 (49.23%) MS Office
10 32 (49.23%) Blackberry
11 30 (46.15%) SLA
12 29 (44.62%) CA
12 29 (44.62%) Windows Vista
13 27 (41.54%) Lumension
13 27 (41.54%) Software Deployment
14 26 (40.00%) Active Directory
15 20 (30.77%) MSI
16 17 (26.15%) SMS
17 16 (24.62%) XenApp
18 15 (23.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 13 (20.00%) TQM
20 10 (15.38%) VMware
21 9 (13.85%) Application Packaging
21 9 (13.85%) ITIL
21 9 (13.85%) MS Exchange
22 8 (12.31%) VB
23 7 (10.77%) XenServer
24 6 (9.23%) XenDesktop
24 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft App-V also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft App-V. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.85%) MS Exchange
2 6 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.69%) Lync
4 4 (6.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 32 (49.23%) MS Office
2 4 (6.15%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (26.15%) SMS
2 5 (7.69%) DNS
2 5 (7.69%) DHCP
3 3 (4.62%) VPN
Development Applications
1 20 (30.77%) MSI
2 6 (9.23%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (6.15%) InstallShield
4 3 (4.62%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 25 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 21 (32.31%) Desktop Support
3 19 (29.23%) Desktop Engineer
4 17 (26.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 16 (24.62%) Applications Packager
6 6 (9.23%) Analyst
7 5 (7.69%) Technical Support
7 5 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (6.15%) Test Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Support Specialist
9 3 (4.62%) Technical Specialist
9 3 (4.62%) Technical Support Specialist
10 2 (3.08%) Desktop Technician
10 2 (3.08%) Security Support Engineer
10 2 (3.08%) Desktop Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Security Engineer
10 2 (3.08%) Technical Support Engineer
10 2 (3.08%) Windows Support Analyst
10 2 (3.08%) Desktop Support Technician
10 2 (3.08%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) Application Packaging
2 6 (9.23%) WSH
3 1 (1.54%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 32 (49.23%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.62%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.62%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.62%) iPhone
2 3 (4.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 54 (83.08%) Windows
2 42 (64.62%) Windows 7
3 38 (58.46%) Windows XP
4 29 (44.62%) Windows Vista
5 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (41.54%) Software Deployment
2 13 (20.00%) TQM
3 9 (13.85%) ITIL
4 2 (3.08%) Software Distribution
4 2 (3.08%) Migration
5 1 (1.54%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.54%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.31%) VB
2 4 (6.15%) C
3 2 (3.08%) SQL
4 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (56.92%) Security Cleared
2 36 (55.38%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (46.15%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (24.62%) XenApp
3 7 (10.77%) XenServer
4 6 (9.23%) XenDesktop
4 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 35 (53.85%) SCCM
2 15 (23.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (4.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (80.00%) Citrix
2 48 (73.85%) AppSense
3 33 (50.77%) Microsoft
4 29 (44.62%) CA
5 27 (41.54%) Lumension
6 10 (15.38%) VMware
7 5 (7.69%) HP
8 3 (4.62%) Apple
9 1 (1.54%) Wyse
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