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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 144 127 72
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -55
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 25 33 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.62% 0.83% 2.22%
As % of the System Software category 6.01% 8.80% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 28
Average daily rate £363 £675 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.29% +159.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £320 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £750 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-18.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 13
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -52.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.08 £15.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+47.16% -31.03%
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
416 375 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.34% 9.43% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 153 154
Average daily rate £375 £321 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.86% +22.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £201 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 71 73
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.98 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £20.22 £44.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.32%

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 1 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 11 £338 -12.90% 1
Merseyside +7 7 £375 +15.38% 1
Lancashire +2 3 - -
Cheshire -18 3 £440 -39.31%
Microsoft App-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 48 (88.89%) Windows
2 35 (64.81%) Windows Server
3 33 (61.11%) Citrix
4 32 (59.26%) VMware
5 28 (51.85%) Active Directory
6 27 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (48.15%) AppSense
8 24 (44.44%) HP
9 23 (42.59%) Application Packaging
10 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (33.33%) XenApp
12 17 (31.48%) SCCM
12 17 (31.48%) SQL Server
13 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
14 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (25.93%) Data Centre
15 13 (24.07%) Wyse
15 13 (24.07%) Thin Client
15 13 (24.07%) Fat Client
15 13 (24.07%) Windows 7
15 13 (24.07%) NetScaler
16 12 (22.22%) MS Office
17 10 (18.52%) MSI
18 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
18 9 (16.67%) Skype for Business
18 9 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
18 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
19 8 (14.81%) Hyper-V
19 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
19 8 (14.81%) SCOM

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 9 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 7 (12.96%) IIS
3 6 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.56%) Confluence
6 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (22.22%) MS Office
2 9 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.81%) IaaS
1 8 (14.81%) PaaS
2 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) NetScaler
2 8 (14.81%) SAN
3 7 (12.96%) DHCP
3 7 (12.96%) DNS
4 4 (7.41%) SMS
5 3 (5.56%) Skype
6 1 (1.85%) H.323
6 1 (1.85%) Internet
6 1 (1.85%) Intranet
6 1 (1.85%) LAN
6 1 (1.85%) VLAN
6 1 (1.85%) VoIP
6 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (31.48%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (18.52%) MSI
2 3 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 5 (9.26%) Banking
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Citrix Specialist
2 6 (11.11%) Analyst
3 5 (9.26%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Server Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Server Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Citrix Expert
4 4 (7.41%) Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (5.56%) Applications Packager
5 3 (5.56%) Citrix Consultant
5 3 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Designer
5 3 (5.56%) Hyper-V Consultant
6 2 (3.70%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (3.70%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Designer
6 2 (3.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) .NET
1 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 13 (24.07%) Fat Client
2 13 (24.07%) Thin Client
3 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (7.41%) Life Science
5 3 (5.56%) Wiki
6 2 (3.70%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 48 (88.89%) Windows
2 35 (64.81%) Windows Server
3 27 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (24.07%) Windows 7
7 8 (14.81%) Linux
8 7 (12.96%) Windows XP
9 5 (9.26%) Unix
9 5 (9.26%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) Application Packaging
2 9 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 8 (14.81%) IT Governance
3 8 (14.81%) Migration
3 8 (14.81%) Risk Management
4 7 (12.96%) Converged Infrastructure
4 7 (12.96%) ITIL
5 5 (9.26%) Application Discovery
5 5 (9.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.41%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 4 (7.41%) Project Management
7 3 (5.56%) Data Migration
7 3 (5.56%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (5.56%) Identity Management
7 3 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.56%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.70%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.70%) Service Management
9 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.85%) CCEA
2 1 (1.85%) CCEE
2 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (1.85%) MCP
System Software
1 28 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 18 (33.33%) XenApp
3 8 (14.81%) Hyper-V
3 8 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (9.26%) XenDesktop
5 4 (7.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (7.41%) XenServer
6 3 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (31.48%) SCCM
2 8 (14.81%) SCOM
3 7 (12.96%) SCOrch
4 3 (5.56%) EdgeSight
4 3 (5.56%) Nagios
5 2 (3.70%) SCSM
6 1 (1.85%) CFEngine
6 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.85%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 33 (61.11%) Citrix
2 32 (59.26%) VMware
3 26 (48.15%) AppSense
4 24 (44.44%) HP
5 15 (27.78%) Microsoft
6 13 (24.07%) Wyse
7 5 (9.26%) Dell
8 4 (7.41%) Lumension
9 3 (5.56%) Cisco
10 1 (1.85%) Avaya