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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 31 7 47
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +40
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 18 37 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 4.01% 14.18% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 28.13% 61.67% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 1
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£282 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.42% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Average hourly rate £21.06 £20.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.74% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.38 £19.52 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+9.48% -40.84%
System Software Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
64 60 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.25% 22.99% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 8
Average daily rate £270 £310 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £369 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £20.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.14% -31.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 46 (83.64%) Windows
2 41 (74.55%) Citrix
3 37 (67.27%) AppSense
4 35 (63.64%) Windows 7
5 32 (58.18%) Windows XP
6 30 (54.55%) Security Cleared
7 29 (52.73%) SC Cleared
8 28 (50.91%) SCCM
9 27 (49.09%) Microsoft
10 26 (47.27%) MS Office
10 26 (47.27%) Blackberry
11 24 (43.64%) Active Directory
11 24 (43.64%) SLA
12 23 (41.82%) CA
12 23 (41.82%) Windows Vista
13 21 (38.18%) Lumension
13 21 (38.18%) Software Deployment
14 20 (36.36%) MSI
15 15 (27.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 15 (27.27%) XenApp
16 14 (25.45%) SMS
17 13 (23.64%) TQM
18 10 (18.18%) Application Packaging
19 9 (16.36%) MS Exchange
20 8 (14.55%) ITIL
20 8 (14.55%) VB
20 8 (14.55%) VMware
21 6 (10.91%) Hyper-V
21 6 (10.91%) Wise Package Studio
21 6 (10.91%) WSH

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (16.36%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (9.09%) Lync
4 4 (7.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 26 (47.27%) MS Office
2 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.45%) SMS
2 5 (9.09%) DNS
2 5 (9.09%) DHCP
3 3 (5.45%) VPN
Development Applications
1 20 (36.36%) MSI
2 6 (10.91%) Wise Package Studio
3 5 (9.09%) InstallShield
4 3 (5.45%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 21 (38.18%) Support Engineer
2 17 (30.91%) Applications Packager
3 16 (29.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 16 (29.09%) Desktop Support
4 14 (25.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 5 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.45%) Support Specialist
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (5.45%) Technical Support Specialist
7 2 (3.64%) Security Support Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Technical Support Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Tester
8 1 (1.82%) Support Technician
8 1 (1.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Desktop Support Technician
8 1 (1.82%) Implementation Engineer
8 1 (1.82%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.18%) Application Packaging
2 6 (10.91%) WSH
3 1 (1.82%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 26 (47.27%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.45%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.45%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.45%) iPhone
2 3 (5.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 46 (83.64%) Windows
2 35 (63.64%) Windows 7
3 32 (58.18%) Windows XP
4 23 (41.82%) Windows Vista
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) Software Deployment
2 13 (23.64%) TQM
3 8 (14.55%) ITIL
4 2 (3.64%) Software Distribution
4 2 (3.64%) Migration
5 1 (1.82%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.82%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.55%) VB
2 4 (7.27%) C
3 2 (3.64%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 29 (52.73%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (43.64%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (43.64%) Active Directory
2 15 (27.27%) XenApp
3 6 (10.91%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.09%) XenServer
4 5 (9.09%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 28 (50.91%) SCCM
2 15 (27.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (5.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (74.55%) Citrix
2 37 (67.27%) AppSense
3 27 (49.09%) Microsoft
4 23 (41.82%) CA
5 21 (38.18%) Lumension
6 8 (14.55%) VMware
7 5 (9.09%) HP
8 3 (5.45%) Apple
9 2 (3.64%) Wyse
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