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 29 July 2016 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 146 101 104
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 8 52 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 1.34% 0.92%
As % of the System Software category 2.11% 10.97% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 20 12
Median daily rate £382 £300 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.33% +6.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £254 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £478 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-21.48% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +59.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £23.68 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+20.36% +8.86%
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
380 474 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.41% 12.25% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 248 150
Median daily rate £358 £310 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.32% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 49 56
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -0.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.73 £23.75 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

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
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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -20 4 - - 1
Cheshire +1 3 £382 +27.33%
Merseyside -8 1 - -
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England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, 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 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 27 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 26 (78.79%) Citrix
4 21 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (60.61%) AppSense
6 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
7 18 (54.55%) HP
7 18 (54.55%) VMware
7 18 (54.55%) Application Packaging
8 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
8 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (42.42%) XenApp
10 12 (36.36%) Thin Client
10 12 (36.36%) Fat Client
11 11 (33.33%) Wyse
11 11 (33.33%) NetScaler
11 11 (33.33%) Data Centre
12 10 (30.30%) SCCM
12 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
13 9 (27.27%) Migration
13 9 (27.27%) PowerShell
14 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
15 7 (21.21%) Infrastructure Management
16 6 (18.18%) SCOM
17 5 (15.15%) SAN
17 5 (15.15%) SQL
17 5 (15.15%) IIS
17 5 (15.15%) Linux

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 5 (15.15%) IIS
2 4 (12.12%) Skype for Business
3 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (3.03%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
1 4 (12.12%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) IaaS
1 5 (15.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 5 (15.15%) SAN
3 4 (12.12%) Skype
4 3 (9.09%) DHCP
4 3 (9.09%) DNS
5 1 (3.03%) Internet
5 1 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) AdminStudio
1 1 (3.03%) JIRA
1 1 (3.03%) MSI
General
1 3 (9.09%) Banking
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
1 3 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.03%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Citrix Specialist
2 4 (12.12%) Citrix Expert
2 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Applications Specialist
3 3 (9.09%) Citrix Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Citrix Support
3 3 (9.09%) Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Designer
3 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Designer
4 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (6.06%) Migration Specialist
4 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Fat Client
1 12 (36.36%) Thin Client
2 11 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (9.09%) Life Science
4 2 (6.06%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 27 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 21 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (15.15%) Linux
7 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
8 3 (9.09%) Unix
8 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
8 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
9 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Application Packaging
2 9 (27.27%) Migration
3 7 (21.21%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (15.15%) Converged Infrastructure
5 4 (12.12%) IT Governance
5 4 (12.12%) Risk Management
6 3 (9.09%) Data Migration
6 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (9.09%) Identity Management
6 3 (9.09%) ITIL
6 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 2 (6.06%) Project Management
7 2 (6.06%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (3.03%) Change Management
8 1 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 5 (15.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 19 (57.58%) Active Directory
2 14 (42.42%) XenApp
3 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
3 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (15.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) SCCM
2 6 (18.18%) SCOM
3 5 (15.15%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.03%) EdgeSight
4 1 (3.03%) Nagios
Vendors
1 26 (78.79%) Citrix
2 20 (60.61%) AppSense
3 18 (54.55%) HP
3 18 (54.55%) VMware
4 11 (33.33%) Wyse
5 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco
7 2 (6.06%) Lumension