The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft App-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 119 95 89
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -6
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 9 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.76% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 3.63% 9.33% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 9
Average daily rate
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£321 £210 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.97% -42.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £199 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £449 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £295 £310
% change year-on-year
+27.11% -4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £22.00 £14.36
% change year-on-year
-28.40% +53.20%
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 West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
248 193 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.15% 8.16% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 84 70
Average daily rate £309 £305 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £453 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 36 33
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £17.60 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.45%

Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Microsoft App-V Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 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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% Change
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Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) SCCM
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 6 (37.50%) Citrix
6 5 (31.25%) VMware
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (31.25%) XenApp
7 4 (25.00%) Migration
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (18.75%) VBScript
8 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
8 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
8 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
8 3 (18.75%) QA
8 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
9 2 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
9 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (12.50%) SQL
9 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
9 2 (12.50%) XenServer
9 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
9 2 (12.50%) SCOM
9 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (12.50%) DHCP
9 2 (12.50%) DNS
9 2 (12.50%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DHCP
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
1 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MSI
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Applications Packager
2 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.25%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
2 1 (6.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) VBScript
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) XenServer
3 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
3 2 (12.50%) Terminal Server
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (68.75%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) SCOM
2 2 (12.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
3 1 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) Citrix
3 5 (31.25%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) AppSense
5 1 (6.25%) Veeam
5 1 (6.25%) Spiceworks
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp
5 1 (6.25%) HP
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