The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft App-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft App-V over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
England / North West
Rank - 128 129
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 0 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.78% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category - 8.81% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 16 10
Median daily rate - £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £20.00 £21.82
% change year-on-year
-20.70% -8.34%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
270 329 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.27% 8.83% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 165 104
Median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 62 53
Median hourly rate £15.75 £16.97 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.16% +21.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.14 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Microsoft App-V as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

Microsoft App-V Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the North West region.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the North West region.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
1 10 (100.00%) AppSense
2 7 (70.00%) Fat Client
2 7 (70.00%) Thin Client
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (60.00%) XenApp
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (50.00%) DNS
4 5 (50.00%) Migration
5 4 (40.00%) VMware ESX
5 4 (40.00%) SCCM
5 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (40.00%) Office 365
5 4 (40.00%) Service Design
5 4 (40.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 4 (40.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 4 (40.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (30.00%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (30.00%) SLA
6 3 (30.00%) Service Management

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (10.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (10.00%) 3G
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (40.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Enterprise Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (20.00%) Senior Enterprise Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Expert
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Digital Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Digital Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Architect
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Fat Client
1 7 (70.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (40.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Migration
2 4 (40.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 4 (40.00%) Service Design
2 4 (40.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
5 1 (10.00%) Biometrics
5 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
5 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) XenApp
3 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) AppSense
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) Wyse
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) ThinPrint