The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 June 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.

Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
England / North East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 37 66
Rank change year-on-year -18 +29  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 3 115 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.53% 7.06% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 3.53% 23.96% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 69 2
Median daily rate £200 £265 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.52% -3.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £280 £330
% change year-on-year +11.60% -15.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 2
Median hourly rate - £28.00 £13.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +114.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £28.63 £13.03
% change year-on-year -50.34% +119.64%  

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 the North East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 85 480 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 14.94% 29.45% 11.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 291 46
Median daily rate £350 £280 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +1.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £211 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £340 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 52 18
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +115.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £26.58 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £36.00 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft App-V in the North East

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft App-V in the North East

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
Tyne and Wear -11 1 £215 -18.86%
Microsoft App-V
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 North East region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Citrix
2 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) XenApp
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (75.00%) AppSense
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) VMware
5 4 (50.00%) ThinPrint
5 4 (50.00%) Software Delivery
5 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (50.00%) DHCP
5 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (50.00%) SCCM
5 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (37.50%) XenServer
6 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
6 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
6 3 (37.50%) DNS
6 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
6 3 (37.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (37.50%) 3G
6 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
6 3 (37.50%) XenMobile
7 2 (25.00%) MSI

Microsoft App-V
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (37.50%) 3G
2 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (12.50%) SMS
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
1 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Applications Packager
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) MSI Packager
2 1 (12.50%) Software Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Fat Client
1 3 (37.50%) Thin Client
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) XenApp
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
3 3 (37.50%) XenServer
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (37.50%) XenMobile
3 1 (12.50%) EdgeSight
3 1 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Citrix
2 6 (75.00%) AppSense
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) ThinPrint