The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the North West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 101 79 113
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +34
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 28 49 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 1.84% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 9.62% 15.31% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £265 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £357 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.31% -6.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £20.01 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+8.72% -36.49%
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
291 320 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.59% 11.99% 8.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 120 121
Average daily rate £277 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £438 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 68 58
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £40.57 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
Microsoft App-V
England

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 25 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 July 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
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Manchester -8 2 £290 -35.55% 3
Cheshire - - - -
Microsoft App-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 82 (84.54%) Windows
2 67 (69.07%) Citrix
3 66 (68.04%) Windows 7
4 62 (63.92%) AppSense
5 52 (53.61%) SCCM
6 49 (50.52%) Microsoft
7 41 (42.27%) Active Directory
8 40 (41.24%) Security Cleared
9 38 (39.18%) MS Office
9 38 (39.18%) Windows XP
10 37 (38.14%) SC Cleared
11 34 (35.05%) MSI
12 33 (34.02%) XenApp
13 30 (30.93%) Application Packaging
13 30 (30.93%) Blackberry
14 28 (28.87%) SLA
14 28 (28.87%) Windows Vista
15 27 (27.84%) CA
16 26 (26.80%) Software Deployment
17 25 (25.77%) Lumension
18 19 (19.59%) SMS
19 18 (18.56%) VB
20 16 (16.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
21 15 (15.46%) VMware
22 14 (14.43%) Migration
23 13 (13.40%) TQM
24 12 (12.37%) VBScript
24 12 (12.37%) MS Excel
25 11 (11.34%) AdminStudio
26 10 (10.31%) MS Exchange

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 10 (10.31%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.19%) Lync
2 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 38 (39.18%) MS Office
2 12 (12.37%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.06%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.06%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 19 (19.59%) SMS
2 5 (5.15%) DHCP
2 5 (5.15%) DNS
3 3 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (3.09%) VPN
3 3 (3.09%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (2.06%) VoIP
5 1 (1.03%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.03%) Firewall
5 1 (1.03%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (35.05%) MSI
2 11 (11.34%) AdminStudio
3 8 (8.25%) Wise Package Studio
4 7 (7.22%) InstallShield
General
1 7 (7.22%) Local Government
2 1 (1.03%) Finance
2 1 (1.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (37.11%) Applications Packager
2 26 (26.80%) Support Engineer
3 19 (19.59%) Desktop Support
4 18 (18.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 16 (16.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (5.15%) Technical Support
6 5 (5.15%) Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (4.12%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.12%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.09%) Support Specialist
8 3 (3.09%) Technical Specialist
8 3 (3.09%) Technical Support Specialist
9 2 (2.06%) Technical Support Engineer
9 2 (2.06%) ICT Project Manager
9 2 (2.06%) Desktop Technician
9 2 (2.06%) Security Support Engineer
9 2 (2.06%) Desktop Support Technician
9 2 (2.06%) Technical Engineer
9 2 (2.06%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (30.93%) Application Packaging
2 6 (6.19%) WSH
3 1 (1.03%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 30 (30.93%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.09%) Thin Client
2 3 (3.09%) Fat Client
2 3 (3.09%) iPhone
2 3 (3.09%) iPad
3 2 (2.06%) Replication
4 1 (1.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 82 (84.54%) Windows
2 66 (68.04%) Windows 7
3 38 (39.18%) Windows XP
4 28 (28.87%) Windows Vista
5 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.80%) Software Deployment
2 14 (14.43%) Migration
3 13 (13.40%) TQM
4 10 (10.31%) ITIL
5 7 (7.22%) Compatibility Testing
6 5 (5.15%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.12%) Project Planning
8 2 (2.06%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.06%) Critical Path Analysis
8 2 (2.06%) Software Distribution
9 1 (1.03%) Release Management
9 1 (1.03%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.03%) Service Management
9 1 (1.03%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.03%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.56%) VB
2 12 (12.37%) VBScript
3 10 (10.31%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.12%) C
4 4 (4.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (41.24%) Security Cleared
2 37 (38.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (28.87%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (42.27%) Active Directory
2 33 (34.02%) XenApp
3 7 (7.22%) XenServer
3 7 (7.22%) XenDesktop
4 6 (6.19%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (3.09%) vSphere
7 2 (2.06%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 52 (53.61%) SCCM
2 16 (16.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.03%) OpenView
4 1 (1.03%) Nagios
4 1 (1.03%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 67 (69.07%) Citrix
2 62 (63.92%) AppSense
3 49 (50.52%) Microsoft
4 27 (27.84%) CA
5 25 (25.77%) Lumension
6 15 (15.46%) VMware
7 8 (8.25%) Wyse
8 6 (6.19%) HP
9 3 (3.09%) Cisco
9 3 (3.09%) Apple
10 2 (2.06%) Veeam
11 1 (1.03%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.03%) F5
11 1 (1.03%) Altiris
11 1 (1.03%) Symantec
11 1 (1.03%) McAfee
11 1 (1.03%) Novell
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