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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 122 87 90
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 10 34 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 1.27% 1.25%
As % of the System Software category 3.94% 12.06% 10.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 18
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£395 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £310 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £34.06 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.45% +1.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.91 £32.81 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-21.01% +13.12%
Microsoft App-V
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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
254 282 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.08% 10.57% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 113 106
Average daily rate £338 £269 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.58% -17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 65
Average hourly rate £14.50 £26.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.28% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £11.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.28 £42.38 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -2 4 £350 +16.66% 2
Manchester -15 2 £450 +100.00% 1
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England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 37 (90.24%) Windows
2 31 (75.61%) Citrix
3 28 (68.29%) AppSense
4 23 (56.10%) Windows 7
5 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
6 18 (43.90%) SCCM
7 16 (39.02%) XenApp
8 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
9 12 (29.27%) VMware
10 10 (24.39%) Application Packaging
10 10 (24.39%) SMS
11 9 (21.95%) MSI
12 8 (19.51%) DNS
13 7 (17.07%) AdminStudio
13 7 (17.07%) MS Office
13 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
14 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
14 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (14.63%) XenServer
14 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
14 6 (14.63%) Windows XP
15 5 (12.20%) Blackberry
15 5 (12.20%) Windows Vista
15 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
15 5 (12.20%) VBScript
15 5 (12.20%) CA
15 5 (12.20%) ITIL
15 5 (12.20%) DHCP
15 5 (12.20%) Office 365
15 5 (12.20%) Lumension

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (9.76%) Lync
1 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (9.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) MS Office
2 6 (14.63%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) SMS
2 8 (19.51%) DNS
3 5 (12.20%) DHCP
4 3 (7.32%) LAN
4 3 (7.32%) WAN
5 1 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.44%) 3G
Development Applications
1 9 (21.95%) MSI
2 7 (17.07%) AdminStudio
3 3 (7.32%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Applications Packager
2 6 (14.63%) Support Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Desktop Support
3 5 (12.20%) Analyst
3 5 (12.20%) Solutions Designer
3 5 (12.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) Designer
4 4 (9.76%) Architect
4 4 (9.76%) Test Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Implementation Consultant
7 1 (2.44%) Desktop Technician
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.44%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (24.39%) Application Packaging
2 3 (7.32%) ODBC
3 2 (4.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.44%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (90.24%) Windows
2 23 (56.10%) Windows 7
3 6 (14.63%) Windows XP
4 5 (12.20%) Windows Vista
5 4 (9.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) ITIL
1 5 (12.20%) Compatibility Testing
2 2 (4.88%) Software Deployment
3 1 (2.44%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (2.44%) Migration
3 1 (2.44%) TQM
3 1 (2.44%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) PowerShell
2 5 (12.20%) VBScript
3 4 (9.76%) VB
4 3 (7.32%) SQL
5 1 (2.44%) C
5 1 (2.44%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) MCSE
3 1 (2.44%) MCSA
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
2 16 (39.02%) XenApp
3 6 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (14.63%) XenServer
4 4 (9.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (43.90%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 31 (75.61%) Citrix
2 28 (68.29%) AppSense
3 14 (34.15%) Microsoft
4 12 (29.27%) VMware
5 5 (12.20%) CA
5 5 (12.20%) Lumension
6 3 (7.32%) Oracle
7 2 (4.88%) Wyse
8 1 (2.44%) Cisco