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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 123 99 90
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 16 30 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 1.06% 1.35%
As % of the System Software category 5.71% 9.23% 12.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 29
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£305 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.90% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £225 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £325 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
-8.14% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 2
Average hourly rate £39.50 £31.56 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.17% +12.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.10 £18.39 £23.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £42.38 £32.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-4.92% +12.69%
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
280 325 332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.72% 11.48% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 138 132
Average daily rate £325 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £397 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 68 61
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.61% +24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.40 £42.38 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 6 £350 +16.66%
Manchester -14 5 £400 +77.77% 4
Microsoft App-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 44 (88.00%) Windows
2 39 (78.00%) Citrix
3 36 (72.00%) AppSense
4 30 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 27 (54.00%) SCCM
6 22 (44.00%) Active Directory
7 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
8 17 (34.00%) XenApp
9 15 (30.00%) VMware
10 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
11 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
11 13 (26.00%) MS Office
12 12 (24.00%) Windows XP
12 12 (24.00%) SMS
13 11 (22.00%) Blackberry
13 11 (22.00%) CA
13 11 (22.00%) Windows Vista
13 11 (22.00%) Lumension
14 10 (20.00%) MSI
15 9 (18.00%) Application Packaging
16 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
16 8 (16.00%) Software Deployment
16 8 (16.00%) DNS
16 8 (16.00%) SLA
17 7 (14.00%) AdminStudio
17 7 (14.00%) XenServer
17 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
18 5 (10.00%) DHCP
18 5 (10.00%) ITIL
18 5 (10.00%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (8.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (8.00%) Lync
1 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (26.00%) MS Office
2 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.00%) SMS
2 8 (16.00%) DNS
3 5 (10.00%) DHCP
4 3 (6.00%) LAN
4 3 (6.00%) WAN
5 2 (4.00%) VoIP
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.00%) 3G
6 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (20.00%) MSI
2 7 (14.00%) AdminStudio
3 3 (6.00%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Applications Packager
2 12 (24.00%) Support Engineer
3 10 (20.00%) Desktop Support
4 8 (16.00%) Analyst
4 8 (16.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 8 (16.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 6 (12.00%) Test Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (8.00%) Architect
6 4 (8.00%) Designer
7 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Consultant
8 2 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (4.00%) Windows Support Analyst
9 1 (2.00%) Technical Assurance Consultant
9 1 (2.00%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) Application Packaging
2 3 (6.00%) ODBC
3 2 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.00%) Replication
3 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (88.00%) Windows
2 30 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (24.00%) Windows XP
4 11 (22.00%) Windows Vista
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.00%) Software Deployment
2 5 (10.00%) ITIL
2 5 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
3 2 (4.00%) TQM
4 1 (2.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.00%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.00%) VBScript
3 4 (8.00%) VB
4 3 (6.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.00%) C
5 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (26.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) MCSE
3 1 (2.00%) MCSA
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (34.00%) XenApp
3 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (14.00%) XenServer
5 5 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.00%) vSphere
6 2 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 27 (54.00%) SCCM
2 3 (6.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 39 (78.00%) Citrix
2 36 (72.00%) AppSense
3 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (30.00%) VMware
5 11 (22.00%) CA
5 11 (22.00%) Lumension
6 3 (6.00%) Oracle
7 2 (4.00%) Cisco
7 2 (4.00%) Wyse
7 2 (4.00%) Veeam
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