Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 168 139 184
Rank change year-on-year -29 +45 -22
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 24 33 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.76% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 4.03% 7.38% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 9
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £406 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +35.42% -7.69%
10th Percentile £300 £254 £261
90th Percentile £395 £675 £369
England median daily rate £375 £369 £325
% change year-on-year +1.69% +13.46% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% - -
England median hourly rate £18.86 £14.21 £28.00
% change year-on-year +32.73% -49.26% +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 596 447 543
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.21% 10.29% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 291 273
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +16.92%
10th Percentile £170 £125 £159
90th Percentile £575 £538 £506
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 35 56
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.41% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.48 £10.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £35.75 £19.20 £24.88
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -3.13%

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 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 18 June 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
Staffordshire - 7 - -
Warwickshire +2 5 £390 +0.65%
Birmingham -24 3 £300 +10.00%
Herefordshire 0 2 £323 -50.38%
Coventry - 2 £380 -
Shropshire -20 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -
Microsoft App-V
England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 22 (91.67%) SCCM
2 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 17 (70.83%) Windows
4 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
6 12 (50.00%) Finance
7 11 (45.83%) Citrix
7 11 (45.83%) Hyper-V
8 10 (41.67%) XenDesktop
8 10 (41.67%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (41.67%) VMware
9 9 (37.50%) XenApp
10 8 (33.33%) MSI
10 8 (33.33%) ITIL
11 7 (29.17%) Service Management
11 7 (29.17%) Change Management
11 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
11 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
11 7 (29.17%) WiX
11 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
12 6 (25.00%) Angular 2
12 6 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (25.00%) vCenter Server
12 6 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
12 6 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
12 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
12 6 (25.00%) IaaS
12 6 (25.00%) SAP Data Services
12 6 (25.00%) Entity Framework
12 6 (25.00%) PaaS

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 6 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (25.00%) IaaS
2 6 (25.00%) PaaS
3 3 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
2 2 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (54.17%) SQL Server
2 6 (25.00%) BusinessObjects
2 6 (25.00%) SAP Data Services
3 1 (4.17%) DB2
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) MSI
2 7 (29.17%) WiX
3 1 (4.17%) InstallShield
General
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Developer
1 6 (25.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
1 6 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
1 6 (25.00%) UI Developer
2 2 (8.33%) Analyst
2 2 (8.33%) Applications Packager
2 2 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (8.33%) Systems Support
3 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (4.17%) Administrator
3 1 (4.17%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (4.17%) Consultant
3 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Systems Support Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) .NET
1 6 (25.00%) .NET Framework
1 6 (25.00%) Angular 2
1 6 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 6 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 6 (25.00%) CSS
1 6 (25.00%) Dapper ORM
1 6 (25.00%) Entity Framework
1 6 (25.00%) HTML
1 6 (25.00%) MFC
1 6 (25.00%) NHibernate
1 6 (25.00%) WCF
1 6 (25.00%) Web Services
1 6 (25.00%) WPF
2 1 (4.17%) COM
2 1 (4.17%) REST
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Greenfield Project
1 6 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.33%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 2 (8.33%) Thin Client
3 2 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
3 6 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Linux
5 1 (4.17%) SUSE
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) Change Management
2 7 (29.17%) Service Management
3 6 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (12.50%) Application Packaging
4 3 (12.50%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.33%) Line Management
5 2 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (8.33%) Software Deployment
6 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.17%) Coaching
6 1 (4.17%) Database Mirroring
6 1 (4.17%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Presales
6 1 (4.17%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
2 6 (25.00%) C#
2 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
3 1 (4.17%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (45.83%) Hyper-V
3 10 (41.67%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (41.67%) XenDesktop
4 9 (37.50%) XenApp
5 3 (12.50%) DFS Replication
5 3 (12.50%) Terminal Services
5 3 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (8.33%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
7 1 (4.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (91.67%) SCCM
2 6 (25.00%) vCenter Server
3 5 (20.83%) WSUS
4 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (12.50%) SCOM
4 3 (12.50%) SCOrch
4 3 (12.50%) SCVMM
5 2 (8.33%) SafeCom
5 2 (8.33%) SCDPM
5 2 (8.33%) SCSM
6 1 (4.17%) EdgeSight
6 1 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (45.83%) Citrix
3 10 (41.67%) VMware
4 6 (25.00%) SAP
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) Wyse
6 1 (4.17%) Apple
6 1 (4.17%) Aveksa
6 1 (4.17%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) IBM
6 1 (4.17%) McAfee
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) NVIDIA
6 1 (4.17%) Oracle
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec