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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft App-V over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 99 100 71
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -29
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 48 31 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 1.03% 1.93%
As % of the System Software category 11.46% 10.10% 17.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 9
Average daily rate
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£310 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £258 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £300 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 12
Average hourly rate £35.00 £21.06 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.17% +2.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.71 £21.50 £19.04
% change year-on-year
-36.23% +12.92%
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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 North West region.

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
419 307 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.52% 10.19% 11.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 145 91
Average daily rate £300 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £351 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 45 64
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.14 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the North West region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 6 July 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
Manchester +7 20 £475 +63.79% 2
Merseyside - 11 £300 - 2
Lancashire -10 8 £270 -3.56% 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
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England

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 71 (87.65%) Citrix
2 44 (54.32%) Microsoft
3 39 (48.15%) XenApp
4 37 (45.68%) VMware
5 35 (43.21%) Migration
6 34 (41.98%) Windows
7 32 (39.51%) SCCM
7 32 (39.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 26 (32.10%) Xen
8 26 (32.10%) Hyper-V
9 25 (30.86%) AppSense
10 24 (29.63%) IBM Notes
10 24 (29.63%) Lotus
11 21 (25.93%) Active Directory
12 19 (23.46%) EMC
12 19 (23.46%) SAP
12 19 (23.46%) Oracle
12 19 (23.46%) Office 365
12 19 (23.46%) Oracle Database
13 18 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
13 18 (22.22%) MSI
14 16 (19.75%) Windows 7
15 15 (18.52%) Data Centre
16 13 (16.05%) Local Government
17 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
17 12 (14.81%) Data Protection
18 11 (13.58%) Enterprise Architecture
18 11 (13.58%) Application Packaging
19 10 (12.35%) Security Cleared
19 10 (12.35%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 24 (29.63%) IBM Notes
2 6 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.70%) Lync
3 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (23.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.88%) WAN
2 7 (8.64%) DNS
3 6 (7.41%) DHCP
4 3 (3.70%) SMS
5 1 (1.23%) VoIP
5 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.23%) Firewall
5 1 (1.23%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (23.46%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (22.22%) MSI
2 4 (4.94%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.47%) AdminStudio
General
1 13 (16.05%) Local Government
2 5 (6.17%) Finance
3 4 (4.94%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.70%) Publishing
5 2 (2.47%) Banking
5 2 (2.47%) Law
6 1 (1.23%) Electronics
6 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (28.40%) Architect
2 21 (25.93%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (11.11%) Applications Packager
4 7 (8.64%) Project Manager
4 7 (8.64%) Consultant
4 7 (8.64%) Environment Manager
5 6 (7.41%) Analyst
5 6 (7.41%) Citrix Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Citrix Consultant
6 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Manager
9 2 (2.47%) Change Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.47%) Desktop Support
9 2 (2.47%) Test Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Support Analyst
9 2 (2.47%) Citrix Support
10 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.58%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.70%) Life Science
3 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.23%) DTV
3 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 34 (41.98%) Windows
2 16 (19.75%) Windows 7
3 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (12.35%) Windows XP
5 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.17%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.47%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.47%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (43.21%) Migration
2 18 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
3 12 (14.81%) Data Protection
4 11 (13.58%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (12.35%) Business Transformation
6 8 (9.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 8 (9.88%) ITIL
7 7 (8.64%) Project Management
7 7 (8.64%) Server Building
7 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 7 (8.64%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (6.17%) Logistics
9 3 (3.70%) Validation
9 3 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.70%) PRINCE2
10 2 (2.47%) Service Management
10 2 (2.47%) TOGAF
10 2 (2.47%) Incident Management
10 2 (2.47%) Project Planning
11 1 (1.23%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.70%) VBScript
3 2 (2.47%) VB
3 2 (2.47%) C
3 2 (2.47%) SQL
4 1 (1.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (12.35%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.23%) VCDX
3 1 (1.23%) MCP
3 1 (1.23%) MCSA
3 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.23%) MCITP
3 1 (1.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.70%) SLA
1 3 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 39 (48.15%) XenApp
2 32 (39.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (32.10%) Hyper-V
3 26 (32.10%) Xen
4 21 (25.93%) Active Directory
5 9 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 6 (7.41%) XenServer
7 4 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.70%) vSphere
8 3 (3.70%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 32 (39.51%) SCCM
2 4 (4.94%) WSUS
3 2 (2.47%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 71 (87.65%) Citrix
2 44 (54.32%) Microsoft
3 37 (45.68%) VMware
4 25 (30.86%) AppSense
5 24 (29.63%) Lotus
6 19 (23.46%) Oracle
6 19 (23.46%) SAP
6 19 (23.46%) EMC
7 7 (8.64%) Symantec
8 4 (4.94%) Cisco
9 2 (2.47%) HP
9 2 (2.47%) NetApp
10 1 (1.23%) Siemens
10 1 (1.23%) PlateSpin
10 1 (1.23%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.23%) Sophos
10 1 (1.23%) Wyse
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