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 28 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 West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 148 113
Rank change year-on-year +24 -35  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 12 11 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.41% 0.29% 1.07%
As % of the System Software category 3.75% 2.86% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 16
Median daily rate £344 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.85% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £243 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £496 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £280 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% -15.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 320 384 449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.84% 10.19% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 309 462
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £204 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 43 67
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £168.75 £16.40 £24.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

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 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 3 months to 28 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
Manchester +11 5 - -
Cheshire +12 4 £344 -10.01%
Merseyside - 3 - -
Microsoft App-V
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 West region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
1 11 (91.67%) SCCM
1 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
1 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) MSI
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
2 5 (41.67%) Office 365
2 5 (41.67%) Application Virtualisation
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 4 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
3 4 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (25.00%) Software Packaging
4 3 (25.00%) XenApp
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (16.67%) ThinApp
5 2 (16.67%) Task Automation
5 2 (16.67%) Software Distribution
5 2 (16.67%) Line Management
5 2 (16.67%) Patch Management
5 2 (16.67%) VBScript
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) Altiris

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 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) FTP
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MSI
2 1 (8.33%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Applications Packager
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared Application Packager
3 3 (25.00%) Consultant
3 3 (25.00%) Desktop Support
4 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (16.67%) Applications Consultant
4 2 (16.67%) Management Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Migration Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Migration Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
5 1 (8.33%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) SCCM Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Application Virtualisation
2 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (16.67%) Application Packaging
4 2 (16.67%) Line Management
4 2 (16.67%) Patch Management
4 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Software Distribution
4 2 (16.67%) Task Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Application Discovery
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) SC Cleared
1 11 (91.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (91.67%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) Altiris