Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 200 166
Rank change year-on-year +65 -34 +12
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 48 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.01% 0.19% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 9.07% 2.19% 2.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 10
West Midlands median daily rate £314 £395 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.57% +22.48% +12.66%
10th Percentile £106 £325 £290
90th Percentile £608 £450 £423
England median daily rate £375 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.86 - -
England median hourly rate £19.50 £28.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -30.36% +7.69% +1.96%

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 529 548 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.12% 8.88% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 284 210
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.36% +14.62% +8.33%
10th Percentile £161 £130 £145
90th Percentile £563 £513 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 62 75
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £13.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.28% -11.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £21.35 £30.53
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Shropshire +31 21 - -
Birmingham +13 10 £313 -14.38% 1
Solihull - 9 - -
Wolverhampton +3 6 £113 -65.91%
Herefordshire - 1 £650 -
Microsoft App-V
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 46 (95.83%) Windows
2 43 (89.58%) Microsoft
3 42 (87.50%) SCCM
4 35 (72.92%) Windows 7
5 33 (68.75%) VMware
6 30 (62.50%) Microsoft Office
6 30 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (62.50%) Windows 10
7 22 (45.83%) PowerShell
7 22 (45.83%) MSI
7 22 (45.83%) Migration
8 20 (41.67%) WSH
8 20 (41.67%) VBScript
8 20 (41.67%) WMI
8 20 (41.67%) QA
9 19 (39.58%) Application Packaging
9 19 (39.58%) Blackberry
9 19 (39.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 18 (37.50%) Release Management
10 18 (37.50%) Application Discovery
11 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
12 12 (25.00%) Citrix
12 12 (25.00%) Cisco
12 12 (25.00%) MS Exchange
12 12 (25.00%) Office 365
13 11 (22.92%) Hyper-V
13 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
13 11 (22.92%) ITIL
14 10 (20.83%) NetApp
14 10 (20.83%) Thin Client

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 19 (39.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 30 (62.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (4.17%) DHCP
2 2 (4.17%) DNS
2 2 (4.17%) NetScaler
2 2 (4.17%) SAN
2 2 (4.17%) Skype
2 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 22 (45.83%) MSI
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Applications Packager
2 10 (20.83%) Application Integration Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Applications Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) Integration Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Desktop Support
7 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 3 (6.25%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
7 3 (6.25%) SCCM Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Service Desk Support
8 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.17%) Administrator
8 2 (4.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Support Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (41.67%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 19 (39.58%) Blackberry
2 10 (20.83%) Data Centre
2 10 (20.83%) Fat Client
2 10 (20.83%) Thin Client
3 4 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 46 (95.83%) Windows
2 35 (72.92%) Windows 7
3 30 (62.50%) Windows 10
4 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.17%) Unix
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (45.83%) Migration
2 19 (39.58%) Application Packaging
3 18 (37.50%) Application Discovery
3 18 (37.50%) Release Management
4 11 (22.92%) ITIL
5 10 (20.83%) Mobile Device Management
5 10 (20.83%) Software Deployment
6 8 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
7 6 (12.50%) Asset Management
7 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
7 6 (12.50%) Integration Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Line Management
7 6 (12.50%) Service Delivery
8 5 (10.42%) Incident Management
9 2 (4.17%) Change Control
9 2 (4.17%) Coaching
9 2 (4.17%) Strategic Thinking
9 2 (4.17%) Technical Analysis
10 1 (2.08%) Capacity Management
10 1 (2.08%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) PowerShell
2 20 (41.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.08%) CCIE
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (41.67%) QA
System Software
1 30 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 11 (22.92%) Hyper-V
4 10 (20.83%) Terminal Services
4 10 (20.83%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (6.25%) XenApp
5 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.17%) vSphere
6 2 (4.17%) XenServer
7 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 42 (87.50%) SCCM
2 20 (41.67%) WMI
3 10 (20.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (20.83%) SafeCom
3 10 (20.83%) WSUS
4 1 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.08%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 43 (89.58%) Microsoft
2 33 (68.75%) VMware
3 12 (25.00%) Cisco
3 12 (25.00%) Citrix
4 10 (20.83%) IBM
4 10 (20.83%) McAfee
4 10 (20.83%) NetApp
4 10 (20.83%) Symantec
4 10 (20.83%) Wyse
5 4 (8.33%) Meraki
6 1 (2.08%) AppSense