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 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
England / North West
Rank - 133 116
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 0 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.65% 0.89%
As % of the System Software category - 6.16% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 12 18
Median daily rate - £375 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -46.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +21.32% -9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £20.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -20.70% -13.97%  

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 258 406 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.08% 10.64% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 203 153
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £678
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 49
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.65 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £40.00 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

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

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 West region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) AppSense
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) SCCM
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) Thin Client
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) Fat Client
5 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
5 2 (33.33%) XenApp
5 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) Wyse
6 1 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (16.67%) 3G
6 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 1 (16.67%) DHCP
6 1 (16.67%) DNS
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft App-V
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 1 (16.67%) 3G
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix Expert
4 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (50.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Application Packaging
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) AppSense
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Wyse
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) ThinPrint