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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft App-V over the 3 months to 11 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 145 131 123
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 10 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.72% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 2.97% 8.24% 5.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 17 11
Median daily rate £650 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £227 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £770 £460 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -69.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.55 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +85.16%
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
337 364 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 10.73% 8.74% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 179 128
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £170 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 53 63
Median hourly rate £14.75 £17.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.23% +15.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%

Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Microsoft App-V as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 11 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V within the North West region over the 3 months to 11 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 5 £197 -43.71% 1
Cheshire +19 3 £750 +62.16%
Microsoft App-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Citrix
3 11 (78.57%) AppSense
4 10 (71.43%) VMware
5 8 (57.14%) Thin Client
5 8 (57.14%) Fat Client
5 8 (57.14%) XenApp
5 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
6 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
7 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
8 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
8 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (35.71%) DNS
8 5 (35.71%) Migration
9 4 (28.57%) VMware ESX
9 4 (28.57%) Office 365
9 4 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (28.57%) SCCM
9 4 (28.57%) Application Packaging
9 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
9 4 (28.57%) Service Design
9 4 (28.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 4 (28.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
10 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (21.43%) Service Management

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.14%) CMS
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
3 1 (7.14%) 3G
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) Skype
3 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Applications Packager
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Enterprise Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Expert
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Support
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Digital Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared Application Packager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Digital Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Fat Client
1 8 (57.14%) Thin Client
2 4 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Biometrics
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 6 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Application Packaging
2 4 (28.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 4 (28.57%) Service Design
2 4 (28.57%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Change Management
5 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Software Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) XenApp
2 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (28.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Citrix
2 11 (78.57%) AppSense
3 10 (71.43%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) Wyse
5 1 (7.14%) ThinPrint