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 3 months to 26 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 137 111
Rank change year-on-year +44 -26  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 24 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.17% 0.10% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 9.64% 0.95% 4.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Median daily rate £313 £377 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.05% +15.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £281 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £472 £381
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £280 £330
% change year-on-year +16.07% -15.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.22 - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £28.88 £13.71
% change year-on-year -50.77% +110.61%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 249 316 207
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 12.18% 10.58% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 172 102
Median daily rate £375 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +21.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 39
Median hourly rate £14.22 £12.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.72% -24.24%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.19 £17.50 £26.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 26 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
Solihull - 10 - -
Birmingham +27 8 £293 -
Warwickshire - 3 £388 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £113 -
Microsoft App-V
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 34 (94.44%) Windows
2 29 (80.56%) SCCM
3 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
4 24 (66.67%) Windows 7
5 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
6 16 (44.44%) Windows 10
7 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
8 14 (38.89%) Blackberry
8 14 (38.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (36.11%) Citrix
9 13 (36.11%) Remote Desktop
10 12 (33.33%) ITIL
10 12 (33.33%) MSI
11 11 (30.56%) Office 365
11 11 (30.56%) PowerShell
11 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
12 10 (27.78%) Application Packaging
12 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
12 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
13 9 (25.00%) VMware
14 8 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
14 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (19.44%) WSUS
15 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
16 6 (16.67%) Cisco
16 6 (16.67%) VBScript
16 6 (16.67%) Incident Management
17 5 (13.89%) Line Management
17 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange

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 14 (38.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (11.11%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (13.89%) DNS
3 3 (8.33%) Skype
4 2 (5.56%) DHCP
4 2 (5.56%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.78%) Firewall
5 1 (2.78%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.78%) SAN
5 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (33.33%) MSI
2 4 (11.11%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 7 (19.44%) Desktop Support
2 7 (19.44%) Support Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Applications Packager
4 5 (13.89%) Software Packager
5 4 (11.11%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
6 3 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (8.33%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
6 3 (8.33%) Service Desk Support
7 2 (5.56%) Active Directory Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Administrator
7 2 (5.56%) Consultant
7 2 (5.56%) Field Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Help Desk Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Help Desk Support Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (5.56%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 14 (38.89%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 4 (11.11%) Thin Client
3 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (94.44%) Windows
2 24 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 16 (44.44%) Windows 10
4 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
5 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.56%) Linux
6 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.56%) Unix
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) ITIL
2 10 (27.78%) Application Packaging
3 8 (22.22%) Knowledge Management
4 6 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 5 (13.89%) Line Management
6 4 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (11.11%) Software Deployment
7 2 (5.56%) Application Virtualisation
7 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.56%) Change Control
7 2 (5.56%) Coaching
7 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.56%) High Availability
7 2 (5.56%) Integration Testing
7 2 (5.56%) Migration
7 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.78%) Change Management
8 1 (2.78%) Project Management
8 1 (2.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) PowerShell
2 6 (16.67%) VBScript
3 2 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.78%) SQL
4 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 11 (30.56%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.78%) Degree
4 1 (2.78%) MCITP
4 1 (2.78%) MCTS
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 4 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
4 3 (8.33%) XenApp
4 3 (8.33%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.78%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (80.56%) SCCM
2 7 (19.44%) WSUS
3 4 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (11.11%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 13 (36.11%) Citrix
3 9 (25.00%) VMware
4 6 (16.67%) Cisco
5 4 (11.11%) IBM
5 4 (11.11%) McAfee
5 4 (11.11%) NetApp
5 4 (11.11%) Symantec
5 4 (11.11%) Wyse
6 2 (5.56%) Meraki
6 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.78%) Tandberg