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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 117 98 93
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 51 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.18% 1.23% 1.50%
As % of the System Software category 11.67% 11.99% 13.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 10
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£310 £282 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.07% -16.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £172 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 10
Average hourly rate £35.00 £22.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -7.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.68 £21.88 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+8.24% -7.89%
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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
437 317 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.10% 10.28% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 174 126
Average daily rate £320 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £415 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 53 67
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.75 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.58% -28.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £11.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Manchester +1 22 £475 +69.64% 2
Merseyside -1 11 £325 -7.14% 1
Lancashire -32 10 £290 +3.20%
Cheshire -6 3 £300 -
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Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 65 (86.67%) Citrix
2 38 (50.67%) Microsoft
2 38 (50.67%) Windows
2 38 (50.67%) VMware
2 38 (50.67%) XenApp
3 28 (37.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (33.33%) Migration
4 25 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 24 (32.00%) AppSense
5 24 (32.00%) SCCM
6 22 (29.33%) Active Directory
7 20 (26.67%) Xen
8 18 (24.00%) IBM Notes
8 18 (24.00%) Lotus
8 18 (24.00%) MSI
9 16 (21.33%) Windows 7
10 14 (18.67%) XenDesktop
11 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (16.00%) EMC
12 12 (16.00%) SAP
12 12 (16.00%) Oracle
12 12 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
12 12 (16.00%) Oracle Database
12 12 (16.00%) Office 365
13 11 (14.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 11 (14.67%) Data Centre
13 11 (14.67%) ITIL
13 11 (14.67%) Security Cleared
14 10 (13.33%) PowerShell
14 10 (13.33%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (24.00%) IBM Notes
2 10 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 7 (9.33%) Lync
4 5 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.33%) MS Office
3 3 (4.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.33%) DNS
2 9 (12.00%) DHCP
3 6 (8.00%) SMS
4 4 (5.33%) WAN
5 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.33%) VoIP
6 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.33%) SAN
6 1 (1.33%) Firewall
6 1 (1.33%) VLAN
6 1 (1.33%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (24.00%) MSI
2 4 (5.33%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.67%) AdminStudio
General
1 9 (12.00%) Local Government
2 4 (5.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.67%) Law
3 2 (2.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.67%) Publishing
3 2 (2.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (21.33%) Architect
2 15 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
3 9 (12.00%) Applications Packager
3 9 (12.00%) Consultant
4 7 (9.33%) Environment Manager
5 6 (8.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.67%) Citrix Consultant
7 3 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.00%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.00%) VMware Consultant
8 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.67%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Tester
8 2 (2.67%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Change Analyst
8 2 (2.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.33%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.33%) .NET
2 1 (1.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.67%) Life Science
3 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.33%) NHS
3 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (50.67%) Windows
2 16 (21.33%) Windows 7
3 13 (17.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (13.33%) Windows XP
5 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.67%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.67%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (33.33%) Migration
2 12 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
3 11 (14.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 11 (14.67%) ITIL
4 8 (10.67%) Data Protection
4 8 (10.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 7 (9.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 7 (9.33%) Server Building
5 7 (9.33%) Project Management
5 7 (9.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (8.00%) Business Transformation
7 5 (6.67%) Application Discovery
7 5 (6.67%) Logistics
8 3 (4.00%) Validation
8 3 (4.00%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.67%) Service Management
9 2 (2.67%) TOGAF
9 2 (2.67%) Project Planning
10 1 (1.33%) Release Management
10 1 (1.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.00%) VBScript
3 2 (2.67%) VB
3 2 (2.67%) C
3 2 (2.67%) SQL
4 1 (1.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (14.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.00%) VCDX
2 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.33%) MCP
3 1 (1.33%) MCSA
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.33%) MCITP
3 1 (1.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.67%) QA
System Software
1 38 (50.67%) XenApp
2 28 (37.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 22 (29.33%) Active Directory
5 20 (26.67%) Xen
6 14 (18.67%) XenDesktop
7 7 (9.33%) XenServer
8 5 (6.67%) VMware ESX
9 4 (5.33%) vSphere
10 3 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (32.00%) SCCM
2 3 (4.00%) WSUS
3 2 (2.67%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.33%) SCOM
4 1 (1.33%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 65 (86.67%) Citrix
2 38 (50.67%) VMware
2 38 (50.67%) Microsoft
3 24 (32.00%) AppSense
4 18 (24.00%) Lotus
5 12 (16.00%) Oracle
5 12 (16.00%) SAP
5 12 (16.00%) EMC
6 8 (10.67%) Symantec
7 7 (9.33%) Cisco
8 2 (2.67%) HP
8 2 (2.67%) NetApp
9 1 (1.33%) Siemens
9 1 (1.33%) Altiris
9 1 (1.33%) PlateSpin
9 1 (1.33%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.33%) Sophos
9 1 (1.33%) Wyse
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