The table below looks at the statistics 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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 39 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 3 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.83% 2.72% 1.57%
As % of the System Software category 6.00% 17.07% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Average daily rate
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£600 £225 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+166.66% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £417 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
+28.30% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.82 £31.56 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-30.85% +106.91%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

System Software Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
50 41 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.89% 15.95% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 14
Average daily rate £321 £225 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.60% -10.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £209 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £310 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.61 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.97% -34.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.61 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.83 £14.12 £27.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Histogram 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 8 (80.00%) Citrix
1 8 (80.00%) AppSense
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) XenApp
4 5 (50.00%) SMS
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) DHCP
5 4 (40.00%) DNS
5 4 (40.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (40.00%) VMware
6 3 (30.00%) SCCM
6 3 (30.00%) XenServer
6 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
6 3 (30.00%) Lync
6 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
8 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
8 1 (10.00%) Lumension
8 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
8 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
8 1 (10.00%) TQM

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (30.00%) Lync
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) SMS
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
3 1 (10.00%) 3G
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MSI
1 1 (10.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (10.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
1 2 (20.00%) Consultant
1 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Technical Consultant
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Implementation Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Assurance Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Director
2 1 (10.00%) Designer
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Implementation Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Packager
2 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) TQM
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) XenApp
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) XenServer
3 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Citrix
1 8 (80.00%) AppSense
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) CA
4 1 (10.00%) Lumension