The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
England / South West
Rank 111 120 129
Rank change year-on-year +9 +9  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 25 19 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.96% 0.65% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 8.22% 5.56% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 12
Median daily rate £525 £285 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +84.21% -29.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £126 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £341 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +17.64% -9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 South West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 304 342 318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.71% 11.78% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 195 156
Median daily rate £331 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.35% -1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £133 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 43
Median hourly rate £15.89 £18.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.12% +13.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £8.88 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £40.50 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South 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 South West

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

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

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in the South West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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

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

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

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

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Bristol +13 20 £500 +61.29%
Wiltshire - 1 £350 -
Microsoft App-V
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 South West region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 35 (97.22%) Windows
2 30 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 22 (61.11%) DNS
3 22 (61.11%) SCCM
4 20 (55.56%) Skype for Business
4 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 19 (52.78%) AppSense
6 18 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 18 (50.00%) Windows Server
7 17 (47.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (47.22%) XenApp
7 17 (47.22%) Fat Client
7 17 (47.22%) Thin Client
8 15 (41.67%) Finance
8 15 (41.67%) VMware
9 14 (38.89%) VMware ESX
9 14 (38.89%) Citrix
9 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (38.89%) XenDesktop
10 13 (36.11%) Windows 10
10 13 (36.11%) MS Office
10 13 (36.11%) Wyse
10 13 (36.11%) Incident Management
11 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (30.56%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (30.56%) Skype
12 11 (30.56%) Cisco
13 10 (27.78%) Client/Server
14 9 (25.00%) Office 365
15 8 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 20 (55.56%) Skype for Business
2 11 (30.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 7 (19.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (36.11%) MS Office
2 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (61.11%) DNS
2 11 (30.56%) Skype
3 8 (22.22%) DHCP
4 7 (19.44%) Remote Desktop
5 6 (16.67%) VPN
6 2 (5.56%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Electronics
2 3 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.33%) Marketing
2 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (38.89%) Analyst
2 11 (30.56%) Citrix Analyst
3 9 (25.00%) Architect
4 5 (13.89%) Technical Analyst
4 5 (13.89%) Technical Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Active Directory Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (5.56%) Applications Packager
7 2 (5.56%) Unified Communications Specialist
8 1 (2.78%) Active Directory Architect
8 1 (2.78%) Applications Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) Applications Specialist
8 1 (2.78%) Consultant
8 1 (2.78%) DBA
8 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.78%) SQL DBA
8 1 (2.78%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (47.22%) Fat Client
1 17 (47.22%) Thin Client
2 10 (27.78%) Client/Server
3 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (19.44%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.56%) Digital Signage
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (97.22%) Windows
2 18 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 18 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (47.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (36.11%) Windows 10
5 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (22.22%) Linux
6 8 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Incident Management
2 6 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 6 (16.67%) Application Virtualisation
3 5 (13.89%) Capacity Management
3 5 (13.89%) Change Management
3 5 (13.89%) Knowledge Management
3 5 (13.89%) Performance Management
4 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (8.33%) Information Security
5 3 (8.33%) Information Security Management
5 3 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 3 (8.33%) Security Management
6 2 (5.56%) ITIL
6 2 (5.56%) Project Management
7 1 (2.78%) ITIL V3
7 1 (2.78%) Migration
7 1 (2.78%) Service Management
7 1 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 30 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (47.22%) XenApp
3 14 (38.89%) VMware ESX
3 14 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (38.89%) XenDesktop
4 8 (22.22%) BitLocker
4 8 (22.22%) Virtual Desktop
5 7 (19.44%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (16.67%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 22 (61.11%) SCCM
2 8 (22.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 19 (52.78%) AppSense
3 15 (41.67%) VMware
4 14 (38.89%) Citrix
5 13 (36.11%) Wyse
6 11 (30.56%) Cisco
7 8 (22.22%) Red Hat
7 8 (22.22%) Symantec
8 7 (19.44%) Dell
9 6 (16.67%) CA
10 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
10 4 (11.11%) Xerox
11 3 (8.33%) SAP
12 2 (5.56%) Polycom
13 1 (2.78%) HP
13 1 (2.78%) Tandberg