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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 124 71 92
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 24 57 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.65% 1.88% 1.36%
As % of the System Software category 6.98% 16.86% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 27 9
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£650 £263 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+147.61% -14.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £745 £300 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 8
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.56 £20.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.05% +2.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-29.41% +11.84%
Microsoft App-V
England

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
344 338 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.37% 11.18% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 153 73
Average daily rate £300 £263 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £396 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 64 47
Average hourly rate £14.00 £20.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% +5.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.26 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £43.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Cheshire -7 11 £700 -
Manchester -11 5 £323 +20.56% 3
Lancashire -28 3 £270 +3.84%
Merseyside -12 1 £275 -8.33%
Microsoft App-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 35 (83.33%) Citrix
2 25 (59.52%) XenApp
3 18 (42.86%) AppSense
3 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 16 (38.10%) Windows
5 15 (35.71%) SCCM
6 13 (30.95%) VMware
7 12 (28.57%) Migration
7 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 11 (26.19%) Enterprise Architecture
9 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (23.81%) Business Transformation
9 10 (23.81%) MSI
10 8 (19.05%) Lotus
10 8 (19.05%) IBM Notes
10 8 (19.05%) Office 365
10 8 (19.05%) XenDesktop
10 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
11 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
11 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
11 7 (16.67%) Xen
11 7 (16.67%) Application Packaging
11 7 (16.67%) Oracle
11 7 (16.67%) SAP
11 7 (16.67%) EMC
12 6 (14.29%) XenServer
12 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
12 6 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (11.90%) DNS
14 4 (9.52%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (19.05%) IBM Notes
2 3 (7.14%) Lync
3 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) DNS
2 4 (9.52%) WAN
2 4 (9.52%) DHCP
3 3 (7.14%) SMS
4 1 (2.38%) OpenScape
4 1 (2.38%) VoIP
4 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.38%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (23.81%) MSI
2 3 (7.14%) InstallShield
3 2 (4.76%) AdminStudio
General
1 4 (9.52%) Local Government
2 2 (4.76%) Law
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Electronics
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Architect
2 10 (23.81%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (16.67%) Environment Manager
3 7 (16.67%) Applications Packager
4 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Desktop Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix Specialist
6 1 (2.38%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (2.38%) IT Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Technical Test Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
1 1 (2.38%) Life Science
1 1 (2.38%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (38.10%) Windows
2 8 (19.05%) Windows 7
3 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.14%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) Windows NT
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (28.57%) Migration
2 11 (26.19%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (23.81%) Business Transformation
4 6 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (9.52%) ITIL
5 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
6 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.14%) Validation
7 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.38%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.38%) Compatibility Testing
8 1 (2.38%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.38%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.38%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.38%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.38%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (2.38%) Software Deployment
8 1 (2.38%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (2.38%) Software Asset Management
8 1 (2.38%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.14%) VBScript
3 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 2 (4.76%) VB
3 2 (4.76%) C
4 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) MCITP
3 1 (2.38%) MCSA
3 1 (2.38%) MCP
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
1 2 (4.76%) QA
System Software
1 25 (59.52%) XenApp
2 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (19.05%) XenDesktop
5 7 (16.67%) Xen
6 6 (14.29%) XenServer
6 6 (14.29%) Hyper-V
7 3 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
8 2 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (35.71%) SCCM
2 4 (9.52%) WSUS
3 2 (4.76%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 35 (83.33%) Citrix
2 18 (42.86%) AppSense
2 18 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 13 (30.95%) VMware
4 8 (19.05%) Lotus
5 7 (16.67%) Oracle
5 7 (16.67%) SAP
5 7 (16.67%) EMC
6 2 (4.76%) Cisco
7 1 (2.38%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) NetApp
7 1 (2.38%) Siemens
7 1 (2.38%) Sophos
7 1 (2.38%) Wyse
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