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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 103 89 71
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -18
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 37 37 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 1.30% 2.19%
As % of the System Software category 11.60% 13.60% 23.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 36
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£300 £235 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -32.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £221 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £330 £326
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +1.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 5
Average hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.12 £11.78 £16.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £82.00 £34.26 £22.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-21.66% +34.83%
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
319 272 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.93% 9.53% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 108 106
Average daily rate £300 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £188 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 59 52
Average hourly rate £16.84 £30.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +96.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.99 £11.86 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £25.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -5 3 £300 +50.00% 2
Manchester -11 3 £300 - 2
Microsoft App-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 53 (88.33%) Windows
2 50 (83.33%) Citrix
3 47 (78.33%) AppSense
4 36 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 31 (51.67%) SCCM
6 27 (45.00%) Microsoft
7 25 (41.67%) Active Directory
8 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
9 22 (36.67%) SC Cleared
10 21 (35.00%) XenApp
11 20 (33.33%) Windows XP
11 20 (33.33%) SMS
12 19 (31.67%) MS Office
12 19 (31.67%) Blackberry
12 19 (31.67%) CA
12 19 (31.67%) Windows Vista
12 19 (31.67%) Lumension
13 17 (28.33%) VMware
14 16 (26.67%) SLA
14 16 (26.67%) Software Deployment
15 10 (16.67%) AdminStudio
16 9 (15.00%) MSI
16 9 (15.00%) DNS
16 9 (15.00%) XenServer
17 7 (11.67%) ITIL
17 7 (11.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 7 (11.67%) TQM
17 7 (11.67%) XenDesktop
18 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
18 6 (10.00%) Lync

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 6 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (10.00%) Lync
1 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (31.67%) MS Office
2 4 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (33.33%) SMS
2 9 (15.00%) DNS
3 6 (10.00%) DHCP
4 3 (5.00%) LAN
4 3 (5.00%) WAN
5 2 (3.33%) VoIP
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (16.67%) AdminStudio
2 9 (15.00%) MSI
3 6 (10.00%) InstallShield
Job Titles
1 18 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 15 (25.00%) Desktop Support
3 14 (23.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 13 (21.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 11 (18.33%) Applications Packager
6 8 (13.33%) Analyst
7 6 (10.00%) Test Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
8 4 (6.67%) Designer
9 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (5.00%) Consultant
9 3 (5.00%) Technical Support
10 2 (3.33%) Support Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Support Specialist
10 2 (3.33%) Windows Support Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 2 (3.33%) Technical Specialist
10 2 (3.33%) Technical Support Specialist
10 2 (3.33%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) Application Packaging
2 3 (5.00%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (31.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 53 (88.33%) Windows
2 36 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 20 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 19 (31.67%) Windows Vista
5 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) Software Deployment
2 7 (11.67%) ITIL
2 7 (11.67%) TQM
3 3 (5.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.67%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.67%) Migration
5 1 (1.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.33%) C
2 4 (6.67%) SQL
2 4 (6.67%) VBScript
2 4 (6.67%) VB
3 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
2 22 (36.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 21 (35.00%) XenApp
3 9 (15.00%) XenServer
4 7 (11.67%) XenDesktop
5 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (3.33%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 31 (51.67%) SCCM
2 7 (11.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 50 (83.33%) Citrix
2 47 (78.33%) AppSense
3 27 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (31.67%) CA
4 19 (31.67%) Lumension
5 17 (28.33%) VMware
6 3 (5.00%) Oracle
7 2 (3.33%) Cisco
7 2 (3.33%) HP
7 2 (3.33%) Wyse
7 2 (3.33%) Veeam
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