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 29 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.

Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
England / North East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 72 55
Rank change year-on-year -6 -17  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.69% 0.46% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 5.62% 6.45% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Median daily rate £250 £250 £750
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -66.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +21.32% -9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 89 62 46
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 12.34% 7.13% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 39 20
Median daily rate £290 £290 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 3 7
Median hourly rate £13.25 £11.83 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -9.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.57 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £13.17 £26.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in the North East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 29 March 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 -10 4 £225 -10.00%
Microsoft App-V
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 30 (93.75%) XenApp
2 26 (81.25%) VMware
2 26 (81.25%) Citrix
3 25 (78.13%) AppSense
3 25 (78.13%) SCCM
3 25 (78.13%) Security Cleared
4 23 (71.88%) Windows
5 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
6 21 (65.63%) Software Delivery
7 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
7 20 (62.50%) SC Cleared
8 19 (59.38%) DHCP
9 18 (56.25%) DNS
9 18 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (46.88%) Windows Server
11 14 (43.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (34.38%) Hyper-V
13 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
13 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
14 10 (31.25%) XenServer
14 10 (31.25%) XenDesktop
15 9 (28.13%) Windows 10
15 9 (28.13%) ThinPrint
16 8 (25.00%) Windows 8
16 8 (25.00%) ITIL
17 7 (21.88%) BPSS Clearance
17 7 (21.88%) Disclosure Scotland
18 6 (18.75%) 3G

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 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 4 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.13%) IIS
2 1 (3.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (59.38%) DHCP
2 18 (56.25%) DNS
3 6 (18.75%) 3G
3 6 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (6.25%) NetScaler
4 2 (6.25%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 2 (6.25%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Desktop Support
2 6 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (18.75%) Desktop Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 5 (15.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (9.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) SCCM Specialist
7 1 (3.13%) Software Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Fat Client
1 6 (18.75%) Thin Client
2 4 (12.50%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 23 (71.88%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Windows Server
3 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (34.38%) Windows 7
5 9 (28.13%) Windows 10
6 8 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Software Delivery
2 8 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (12.50%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 3 (9.38%) Personalization
4 3 (9.38%) Software Distribution
5 2 (6.25%) Application Packaging
5 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.25%) Validation
5 2 (6.25%) Visualisation
6 1 (3.13%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.38%) T-SQL
2 3 (9.38%) VB
2 3 (9.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (78.13%) Security Cleared
2 20 (62.50%) SC Cleared
3 7 (21.88%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (12.50%) Degree
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (93.75%) XenApp
2 20 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 18 (56.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (34.38%) Hyper-V
5 10 (31.25%) XenDesktop
5 10 (31.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (78.13%) SCCM
2 14 (43.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (9.38%) XenMobile
4 1 (3.13%) EdgeSight
4 1 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.13%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 26 (81.25%) Citrix
1 26 (81.25%) VMware
2 25 (78.13%) AppSense
3 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
4 9 (28.13%) ThinPrint
5 2 (6.25%) Autodesk