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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 49 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 10 32 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.10% 8.00% 9.96%
As % of the System Software category 18.52% 39.51% 45.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 20 8
Average daily rate
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£290 £281 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.20% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £155 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.68 £21.88 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.24% -7.89%
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
54 81 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.32% 20.25% 21.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 56 25
Average daily rate £350 £282 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% -7.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.73 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.97% +44.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £19.41 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £42.60 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 2015. 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
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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
Blackpool -26 8 £300 +9.09%
Microsoft App-V
North West

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) AppSense
3 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
3 10 (76.92%) Citrix
4 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
5 6 (46.15%) XenApp
5 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
5 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
5 6 (46.15%) SMS
5 6 (46.15%) DHCP
5 6 (46.15%) DNS
5 6 (46.15%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (30.77%) ITIL
6 4 (30.77%) Lync
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (30.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (30.77%) XenServer
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 3 (23.08%) MSI
8 2 (15.38%) Validation
8 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
8 2 (15.38%) MS Office
8 2 (15.38%) C
8 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
1 4 (30.77%) Lync
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
3 1 (7.69%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) SMS
1 6 (46.15%) DHCP
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MSI
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (23.08%) Applications Support
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Tester
3 2 (15.38%) Change Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Packager
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Application Packaging
2 1 (7.69%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
1 4 (30.77%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Validation
3 1 (7.69%) Release Management
3 1 (7.69%) Test Management
3 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) C
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) XenApp
2 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
3 4 (30.77%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) AppSense
2 10 (76.92%) Citrix
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) Altiris