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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 23 8 38
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 29 29 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.70% 10.70% 1.72%
As % of the System Software category 34.52% 48.33% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £285 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £338 £329
% change year-on-year
-8.14% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +36.36%
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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
84 60 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.40% 22.14% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 24 6
Average daily rate £300 £310 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Average hourly rate £21.73 £11.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.54% -48.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.52 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.30 £11.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 2014.

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
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 19 September 2014.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 58 (86.57%) Windows
2 57 (85.07%) Citrix
3 51 (76.12%) AppSense
4 40 (59.70%) Windows 7
5 32 (47.76%) SC Cleared
5 32 (47.76%) Security Cleared
5 32 (47.76%) Windows XP
6 31 (46.27%) SCCM
7 27 (40.30%) CA
7 27 (40.30%) Microsoft
7 27 (40.30%) Windows Vista
7 27 (40.30%) Blackberry
8 25 (37.31%) MS Office
8 25 (37.31%) Lumension
9 24 (35.82%) Active Directory
10 23 (34.33%) SMS
11 22 (32.84%) SLA
11 22 (32.84%) Software Deployment
12 21 (31.34%) XenApp
13 18 (26.87%) MSI
14 17 (25.37%) VMware
15 16 (23.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 11 (16.42%) DNS
16 11 (16.42%) XenServer
17 9 (13.43%) XenDesktop
17 9 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010
17 9 (13.43%) ITIL
17 9 (13.43%) MS Exchange
18 8 (11.94%) DHCP
18 8 (11.94%) TQM

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (13.43%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.94%) Lync
3 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 25 (37.31%) MS Office
2 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 23 (34.33%) SMS
2 11 (16.42%) DNS
3 8 (11.94%) DHCP
4 3 (4.48%) LAN
4 3 (4.48%) WAN
Development Applications
1 18 (26.87%) MSI
2 6 (8.96%) InstallShield
2 6 (8.96%) AdminStudio
3 5 (7.46%) Wise Package Studio
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) Support Engineer
2 19 (28.36%) Desktop Support
3 17 (25.37%) Desktop Engineer
4 15 (22.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 14 (20.90%) Applications Packager
6 6 (8.96%) Analyst
6 6 (8.96%) Technical Support
7 5 (7.46%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.97%) Designer
8 4 (5.97%) Test Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (4.48%) Support Specialist
9 3 (4.48%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Technical Support Specialist
9 3 (4.48%) Technical Support Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Technical Specialist
10 2 (2.99%) Windows Support Analyst
10 2 (2.99%) Desktop Technician
10 2 (2.99%) Security Support Engineer
10 2 (2.99%) Desktop Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) Application Packaging
2 5 (7.46%) WSH
3 3 (4.48%) ODBC
4 1 (1.49%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (40.30%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 58 (86.57%) Windows
2 40 (59.70%) Windows 7
3 32 (47.76%) Windows XP
4 27 (40.30%) Windows Vista
5 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) Software Deployment
2 9 (13.43%) ITIL
3 8 (11.94%) TQM
4 2 (2.99%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.49%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.49%) Migration
5 1 (1.49%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.49%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) VB
2 5 (7.46%) C
2 5 (7.46%) SQL
3 1 (1.49%) VBScript
3 1 (1.49%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (47.76%) SC Cleared
1 32 (47.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (32.84%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (35.82%) Active Directory
2 21 (31.34%) XenApp
3 11 (16.42%) XenServer
4 9 (13.43%) XenDesktop
5 5 (7.46%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 31 (46.27%) SCCM
2 16 (23.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 57 (85.07%) Citrix
2 51 (76.12%) AppSense
3 27 (40.30%) CA
3 27 (40.30%) Microsoft
4 25 (37.31%) Lumension
5 17 (25.37%) VMware
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle
7 2 (2.99%) HP