The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for Microsoft App-V skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft App-V over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
North West / Lancashire
Rank - 48 44
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 0.70% 0.76%
As % of the System Software category - 4.92% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +25.00% -9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -20.70% +21.21%  

Microsoft App-V is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 21 61 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 9.86% 14.15% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 38 27
Median daily rate £420 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £425 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 15
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +53.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Microsoft App-V as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft App-V in Lancashire

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft App-V in Lancashire

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft App-V in Lancashire