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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 42 46 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -13
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.49% 0.70% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 14.29% 8.57% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate £315 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.82 £32.81
% change year-on-year
-8.34% -33.48%
Microsoft App-V
North West

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
42 35 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.45% 8.14% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 16 10
Average daily rate £300 £325 £224
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +45.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £442 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.73 £13.18
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.70% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £12.00 £11.92
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.54 £14.44
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley - 5 £350 -
Preston +4 3 - -
Blackpool -10 1 £280 -
Microsoft App-V
North West

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) AppSense
3 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 11 (61.11%) DHCP
4 11 (61.11%) DNS
4 11 (61.11%) VMware
5 10 (55.56%) Skype for Business
6 9 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 9 (50.00%) XenApp
6 9 (50.00%) XenServer
6 9 (50.00%) XenDesktop
6 9 (50.00%) Citrix
6 9 (50.00%) ITIL
6 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 9 (50.00%) SMS
7 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
8 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
9 5 (27.78%) SCCM
9 5 (27.78%) MS Office
9 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
9 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
10 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
10 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
10 4 (22.22%) Unix
10 4 (22.22%) Linux
11 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 3 (16.67%) Application Packaging

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 10 (55.56%) Skype for Business
2 9 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
2 2 (11.11%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) DHCP
1 11 (61.11%) DNS
2 9 (50.00%) SMS
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) Intranet
3 1 (5.56%) Skype
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (22.22%) Applications Support
2 4 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Applications Packager
3 2 (11.11%) Change Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared Application Packager
3 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) Applications Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Support
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 4 (22.22%) Unix
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) ITIL
1 9 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 3 (16.67%) Application Packaging
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) Release Management
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 7 (38.89%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (50.00%) XenApp
2 9 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 9 (50.00%) XenServer
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) AppSense
2 11 (61.11%) VMware
3 9 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) Lumension
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) ThinPrint