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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 116 114 88
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -26
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 3 2 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.079% 0.96%
As % of the System Software category 1.49% 0.90% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 10
Average daily rate
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£400 £263 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £412 £263 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £315 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
201 222 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.01% 8.75% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 95 103
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £185 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 53 35
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £26.35 £24.50
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 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
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 31 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
Coventry -2 1 £350 +33.33%
Herefordshire - 1 £415 -
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Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (93.33%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) SCCM
3 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) MSI
4 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (40.00%) Application Discovery
5 6 (40.00%) QA
6 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
7 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (20.00%) Migration
8 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (20.00%) Software Packaging
8 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (20.00%) HP
8 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
9 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
9 2 (13.33%) XenApp
9 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 2 (13.33%) Citrix
9 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
9 2 (13.33%) VMware
10 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
10 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 1 (6.67%) Wyse
10 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
10 1 (6.67%) Logistics

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
Development Applications
1 8 (53.33%) MSI
General
1 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Applications Packager
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Software Packaging
2 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
8 1 (6.67%) Linux
8 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Application Discovery
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Logistics
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
3 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (80.00%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Veeam
4 1 (6.67%) Spiceworks
4 1 (6.67%) ArcSight
4 1 (6.67%) NetApp
4 1 (6.67%) Wyse