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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft App-V over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 136 113 110
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -3
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 6 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 1.81% 4.27% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 8
Median daily rate £438 £325 £236
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% +37.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £315 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £381 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £330 £310
% change year-on-year
-15.15% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £12.36 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+131.68% -42.53%
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
332 211 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.07% 8.92% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 106 94
Median daily rate £390 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 54
Median hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.01 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £27.40 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +12.90%

Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
Shropshire -32 5 £450 +34.32%
Microsoft App-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 12 (70.59%) SCCM
2 11 (64.71%) Windows
3 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 10 (58.82%) Windows 10
4 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
5 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
6 5 (29.41%) HP
6 5 (29.41%) ISEB
6 5 (29.41%) Citrix
6 5 (29.41%) Client/Server
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) Project Management
6 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
6 5 (29.41%) XenApp
6 5 (29.41%) Windows 8
6 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
7 4 (23.53%) Application Packaging
7 4 (23.53%) WSUS
8 3 (17.65%) Migration
8 3 (17.65%) MS Office
8 3 (17.65%) Intel Security
8 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
8 3 (17.65%) VPN
8 3 (17.65%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
8 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop

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

Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (17.65%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) InstallShield
2 1 (5.88%) MSI
General
1 2 (11.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Architect
3 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Packager
4 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) UAT Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) UAT Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Migration Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Server Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Software Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows 10
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
5 5 (29.41%) Windows 8
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server
6 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Project Management
1 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
1 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (23.53%) Application Packaging
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Application Discovery
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISEB
1 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) XenApp
3 3 (17.65%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (70.59%) SCCM
2 4 (23.53%) WSUS
3 3 (17.65%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix
2 5 (29.41%) HP
3 3 (17.65%) Intel Security