The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the West Midlands region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 98 81 79
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -2
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 16 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.68% 0.84% 1.20%
As % of the System Software category 8.12% 8.38% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 16
Average daily rate £210 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £225 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £421 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £305
% change year-on-year
-3.06% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +57.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +8.57%
System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
197 179 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.37% 10.01% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 64 67
Average daily rate £305 £230 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.60% -23.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £108 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 32 42
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £23.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Microsoft App-V
England

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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Coventry -3 7 £200 -
Birmingham -7 1 - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Microsoft App-V
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Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 22 (73.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 20 (66.67%) Windows
3 19 (63.33%) MSI
4 16 (53.33%) Windows 7
5 13 (43.33%) SCCM
5 13 (43.33%) VB
6 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 11 (36.67%) Application Packaging
8 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
9 8 (26.67%) HP
10 7 (23.33%) Software Packaging
10 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
11 6 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
11 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (20.00%) WSH
12 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
12 5 (16.67%) VBScript
13 4 (13.33%) QA
14 3 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
14 3 (10.00%) Citrix
14 3 (10.00%) Symantec
14 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
15 2 (6.67%) Riverbed
15 2 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 2 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
15 2 (6.67%) McAfee
15 2 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
15 2 (6.67%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 2 (6.67%) IIS
1 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.33%) Lync
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) WAN
1 2 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (3.33%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (63.33%) MSI
2 6 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.33%) WinDbg
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Applications Packager
2 3 (10.00%) Architect
2 3 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (3.33%) SCCM Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) SCCM Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) Application Packaging
2 7 (23.33%) Software Packaging
3 6 (20.00%) WSH
4 1 (3.33%) Middleware
4 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.33%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 16 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 10 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (6.67%) Migration
1 2 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
2 1 (3.33%) Software Distribution
2 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (3.33%) ITIL
2 1 (3.33%) CRM
2 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (3.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) VB
2 5 (16.67%) VBScript
3 1 (3.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) BC Cleared
1 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.33%) IAG
4 1 (3.33%) UAG
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 22 (73.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 13 (43.33%) SCCM
3 3 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (3.33%) MIIS
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) HP
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix
3 3 (10.00%) Symantec
4 2 (6.67%) McAfee
4 2 (6.67%) Riverbed
5 1 (3.33%) VMware