Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 6 months to 19 November 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 West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 207 166
Rank change year-on-year +33 -41 -21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 25 16 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.23% 0.91%
As % of the System Software category 4.13% 2.32% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 36
North West median daily rate £331 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.85% -3.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £273 £184 £226
90th Percentile £403 £780 £500
England median daily rate £375 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
North West median hourly rate - - £12.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £28.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -30.36% +7.69% +1.96%

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

All System Software Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 606 689 868
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.73% 10.09% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 390 463
North West median daily rate £385 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +10.29% +13.33%
10th Percentile £128 £143 £163
90th Percentile £555 £513 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 76 108
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £14.34 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.41% -1.10% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.18
90th Percentile £39.30 £21.75 £25.43
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Microsoft App-V as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft App-V in the North West

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

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

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

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft App-V in the North West

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

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

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

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +14 8 £388 -48.33%
Merseyside +8 7 £350 +3.70%
Manchester +23 6 £375 +90.36%
Lancashire - 3 £300 -
Microsoft App-V
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 West region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 18 (72.00%) SCCM
3 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (64.00%) Citrix
5 14 (56.00%) XenApp
6 11 (44.00%) PowerShell
7 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
7 10 (40.00%) XenDesktop
7 10 (40.00%) AppSense
8 8 (32.00%) ITIL
8 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
9 7 (28.00%) DNS
9 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
9 7 (28.00%) Office 365
10 6 (24.00%) Software Packaging
10 6 (24.00%) MSI
11 5 (20.00%) VMware
11 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
11 5 (20.00%) WSUS
11 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (20.00%) Application Virtualisation
12 4 (16.00%) Virtual Team
12 4 (16.00%) NetScaler
12 4 (16.00%) AppDNA
12 4 (16.00%) Capacity Management
12 4 (16.00%) XenServer
12 4 (16.00%) SharePoint 2010

Microsoft App-V
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (16.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (16.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (12.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) IaaS
2 1 (4.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) DNS
2 4 (16.00%) DHCP
2 4 (16.00%) NetScaler
2 4 (16.00%) SSL
3 3 (12.00%) LAN
3 3 (12.00%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (8.00%) Internet
5 1 (4.00%) Intranet
5 1 (4.00%) SAN
5 1 (4.00%) SMS
5 1 (4.00%) WAN
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) MSI
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Publishing
3 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Office 365 Architect
3 4 (16.00%) SharePoint Architect
3 4 (16.00%) Technical Architect
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (12.00%) Applications Packager
4 3 (12.00%) Consultant
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Applications Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix Support
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Management Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared Application Packager
5 2 (8.00%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior SCCM Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Virtual Team
2 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (12.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (12.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 4 (16.00%) Application Packaging
3 4 (16.00%) Capacity Management
3 4 (16.00%) Change Management
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (12.00%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) ITSM
5 2 (8.00%) Line Management
5 2 (8.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Patch Management
5 2 (8.00%) Product Management
5 2 (8.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (8.00%) Software Distribution
5 2 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (8.00%) Task Automation
6 1 (4.00%) Contract Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.00%) VBScript
3 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 10 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (12.00%) Degree
3 2 (8.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.00%) CCDP
4 1 (4.00%) CCIE
4 1 (4.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CISM
4 1 (4.00%) CISSP
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) XenApp
2 10 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (16.00%) XenServer
5 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (72.00%) SCCM
2 5 (20.00%) WSUS
3 4 (16.00%) AppDNA
4 2 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (8.00%) ThinApp
5 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (64.00%) Citrix
3 10 (40.00%) AppSense
4 5 (20.00%) VMware
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco
6 2 (8.00%) Altiris
7 1 (4.00%) HP