Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 15 August 2018 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 132 199
Rank change year-on-year -34 +67 -38
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 27 35 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.81% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 4.05% 7.13% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 6
West Midlands median daily rate £310 £293 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.03% -33.12% +27.74%
10th Percentile £233 £106 £277
90th Percentile £379 £406 £473
England median daily rate £400 £375 £300
% change year-on-year +6.67% +25.00% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £20.00 £14.22 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.70% - -
England median hourly rate £18.50 £14.22 £28.00
% change year-on-year +30.14% -49.23% +72.31%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 667 491 623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.15% 11.38% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 323 329
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £151 £155 £170
90th Percentile £575 £538 £510
England median daily rate £450 £425 £402
% change year-on-year +5.88% +5.85% +14.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 30 56
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.64 £14.22 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.99% +9.35% -13.33%
10th Percentile £10.94 £10.45 £10.00
90th Percentile £28.25 £18.20 £22.38
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.40% -5.30%

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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

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

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

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

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

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

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

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

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft App-V in the West Midlands

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. 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
Birmingham -24 10 £288 +5.42%
Staffordshire - 5 - -
Warwickshire +3 2 £375 -3.23%
Herefordshire - 2 £323 -
Shropshire -31 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -
Microsoft App-V
England

For the 6 months to 15 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 25 (92.59%) Windows
1 25 (92.59%) SCCM
2 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
3 15 (55.56%) Hyper-V
4 13 (48.15%) Windows 10
5 11 (40.74%) WSUS
5 11 (40.74%) VMware
6 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
6 10 (37.04%) PowerShell
6 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
7 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
8 8 (29.63%) Fat Client
8 8 (29.63%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (29.63%) Thin Client
8 8 (29.63%) Wyse
8 8 (29.63%) ITIL
8 8 (29.63%) VBScript
9 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
9 7 (25.93%) Line Management
10 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (22.22%) Application Packaging
10 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
10 6 (22.22%) Citrix
10 6 (22.22%) Terminal Services
10 6 (22.22%) MSI
11 5 (18.52%) Finance
11 5 (18.52%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (18.52%) Cisco
11 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office

Microsoft App-V
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (14.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (7.41%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) JBoss
3 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (14.81%) IaaS
2 4 (14.81%) Office 365
2 4 (14.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) NetScaler
2 2 (7.41%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MSI
2 5 (18.52%) WiX
3 2 (7.41%) AdminStudio
4 1 (3.70%) InstallShield
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (14.81%) Applications Packager
1 4 (14.81%) Developer
1 4 (14.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (14.81%) UI Developer
2 3 (11.11%) IT Engineer
2 3 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Applications Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (7.41%) Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) Systems Support
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Applications Support Specialist
4 1 (3.70%) Systems Support Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Technical Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
1 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
2 4 (14.81%) Angular 2
2 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
2 4 (14.81%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (14.81%) CSS
2 4 (14.81%) Dapper ORM
2 4 (14.81%) Entity Framework
2 4 (14.81%) HTML
2 4 (14.81%) MFC
2 4 (14.81%) NHibernate
2 4 (14.81%) WCF
2 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 4 (14.81%) WPF
3 1 (3.70%) COM
3 1 (3.70%) REST
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 8 (29.63%) Fat Client
2 8 (29.63%) Thin Client
3 4 (14.81%) Blackberry
3 4 (14.81%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (14.81%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (7.41%) Clustering
4 2 (7.41%) User Experience
5 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 25 (92.59%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Windows 10
3 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) Linux
5 1 (3.70%) SUSE
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (29.63%) ITIL
2 7 (25.93%) Integration Testing
2 7 (25.93%) Line Management
3 6 (22.22%) Application Packaging
4 5 (18.52%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (18.52%) Software Deployment
5 4 (14.81%) Asset Management
5 4 (14.81%) Coaching
5 4 (14.81%) Configuration Management
5 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
6 3 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
6 3 (11.11%) Patch Management
7 2 (7.41%) Change Management
7 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
7 2 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (7.41%) Service Management
8 1 (3.70%) ITIL V3
8 1 (3.70%) Migration
8 1 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) PowerShell
2 8 (29.63%) VBScript
3 4 (14.81%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.11%) VB
5 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.81%) MCP
2 4 (14.81%) MCSE
3 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) MCTS
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) Hyper-V
2 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
3 8 (29.63%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (22.22%) Terminal Services
4 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (18.52%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (18.52%) XenDesktop
6 4 (14.81%) BitLocker
6 4 (14.81%) XenApp
7 3 (11.11%) DFS Replication
7 3 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (3.70%) VMware Server
9 1 (3.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (92.59%) SCCM
2 11 (40.74%) WSUS
3 5 (18.52%) SafeCom
4 4 (14.81%) vCenter Server
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (11.11%) SCOM
5 3 (11.11%) SCOrch
5 3 (11.11%) SCVMM
6 2 (7.41%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (7.41%) SCDPM
6 2 (7.41%) SCSM
7 1 (3.70%) EdgeSight
7 1 (3.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) VMware
3 8 (29.63%) Wyse
4 6 (22.22%) Citrix
5 5 (18.52%) Cisco
6 3 (11.11%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) Apple
7 1 (3.70%) Aveksa
7 1 (3.70%) IBM
7 1 (3.70%) McAfee
7 1 (3.70%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) NVIDIA
7 1 (3.70%) Oracle
7 1 (3.70%) Symantec