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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 133 132 83
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -49
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 22 24 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.63% 1.69%
As % of the System Software category 5.21% 6.45% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 27
Median daily rate £350 £663 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.16% +152.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £271 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £748 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £291 £335 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.28% +11.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £15.00 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £15.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+140.00% -29.41%
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
422 372 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.82% 9.82% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 173 158
Median daily rate £400 £300 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 67 67
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% -18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £20.19 £35.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

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 May 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 May 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 +1 13 £350 +8.52%
Cheshire -12 5 £442 -36.85%
Merseyside 0 3 - -
Microsoft App-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 44 (86.27%) Windows
2 36 (70.59%) Windows Server
3 35 (68.63%) Citrix
4 32 (62.75%) VMware
5 30 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (54.90%) AppSense
7 27 (52.94%) Active Directory
7 27 (52.94%) HP
8 26 (50.98%) Application Packaging
9 23 (45.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (43.14%) SQL Server
11 18 (35.29%) Data Centre
12 16 (31.37%) NetScaler
12 16 (31.37%) Fat Client
12 16 (31.37%) Thin Client
12 16 (31.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (31.37%) Wyse
13 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
13 15 (29.41%) XenApp
14 13 (25.49%) SCCM
15 12 (23.53%) Windows 7
15 12 (23.53%) MS Office
16 10 (19.61%) Migration
16 10 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
16 10 (19.61%) PowerShell
17 9 (17.65%) IT Governance
17 9 (17.65%) Infrastructure Management
17 9 (17.65%) Risk Management
17 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
18 8 (15.69%) MSI

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 7 (13.73%) IIS
2 3 (5.88%) Confluence
2 3 (5.88%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (23.53%) MS Office
2 9 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) IaaS
1 7 (13.73%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (31.37%) NetScaler
2 7 (13.73%) SAN
3 3 (5.88%) DHCP
3 3 (5.88%) DNS
3 3 (5.88%) Skype
4 1 (1.96%) H.323
4 1 (1.96%) Internet
4 1 (1.96%) Intranet
4 1 (1.96%) LAN
4 1 (1.96%) VLAN
4 1 (1.96%) VoIP
4 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (43.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) MSI
2 3 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (1.96%) AdminStudio
General
1 5 (9.80%) Banking
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
1 5 (9.80%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.92%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (35.29%) Citrix Specialist
2 6 (11.76%) Analyst
2 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Citrix Expert
3 5 (9.80%) Server Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Windows Server Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Desktop Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Applications Specialist
5 3 (5.88%) Citrix Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) Designer
5 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V Consultant
6 2 (3.92%) Applications Packager
6 2 (3.92%) Citrix Support
6 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (3.92%) Migration Specialist
6 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 16 (31.37%) Fat Client
2 16 (31.37%) Thin Client
3 5 (9.80%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.80%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (9.80%) Life Science
4 3 (5.88%) Wiki
5 2 (3.92%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (86.27%) Windows
2 36 (70.59%) Windows Server
3 30 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (45.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (31.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (23.53%) Windows 7
7 7 (13.73%) Linux
7 7 (13.73%) Windows XP
8 5 (9.80%) Unix
8 5 (9.80%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Application Packaging
2 10 (19.61%) Migration
3 9 (17.65%) Infrastructure Management
3 9 (17.65%) IT Governance
3 9 (17.65%) Risk Management
4 7 (13.73%) Converged Infrastructure
5 5 (9.80%) Application Discovery
5 5 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.84%) Project Management
7 3 (5.88%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.88%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (5.88%) Identity Management
7 3 (5.88%) ITIL
7 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.88%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.92%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.96%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.96%) Service Management
9 1 (1.96%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) PowerShell
2 7 (13.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 6 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) CCEA
2 1 (1.96%) CCEE
2 1 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (1.96%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) MCP
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 27 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 15 (29.41%) XenApp
3 10 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
5 5 (9.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (25.49%) SCCM
2 8 (15.69%) SCOM
3 7 (13.73%) SCOrch
4 3 (5.88%) EdgeSight
4 3 (5.88%) Nagios
Vendors
1 35 (68.63%) Citrix
2 32 (62.75%) VMware
3 28 (54.90%) AppSense
4 27 (52.94%) HP
5 16 (31.37%) Wyse
6 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 5 (9.80%) Dell
8 4 (7.84%) Lumension
9 3 (5.88%) Cisco
10 1 (1.96%) Avaya