Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 150 200
Rank change year-on-year -30 +50 -30
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 29 41 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.56% 0.85% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 3.69% 7.78% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 18
West Midlands median daily rate £230 £315 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.98% -7.35% +4.62%
10th Percentile £148 £221 £269
90th Percentile £366 £615 £447
England median daily rate £400 £375 £335
% change year-on-year +6.67% +11.94% -10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.13% - -
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year -5.13% -30.36% +40.00%

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 785 527 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.23% 10.95% 8.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 310 265
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +12.00%
10th Percentile £150 £154 £132
90th Percentile £550 £551 £519
England median daily rate £470 £438 £413
% change year-on-year +7.43% +6.06% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 44 58
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.10 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% -1.04%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.58 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.75 £21.70 £21.47
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.62 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84% +3.23%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +6 11 £288 -8.00%
Staffordshire - 4 - -
Shropshire -76 3 - -
Walsall - 3 £173 -
Coventry - 2 £338 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Microsoft App-V
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 (86.21%) Windows
2 24 (82.76%) SCCM
3 17 (58.62%) Wyse
3 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
4 15 (51.72%) PowerShell
5 14 (48.28%) Hyper-V
5 14 (48.28%) Thin Client
5 14 (48.28%) WSUS
5 14 (48.28%) Fat Client
6 13 (44.83%) VBScript
6 13 (44.83%) Windows 10
7 12 (41.38%) Blackberry
8 11 (37.93%) ITIL
8 11 (37.93%) Data Centre
9 10 (34.48%) Line Management
9 10 (34.48%) Integration Testing
10 9 (31.03%) VMware
10 9 (31.03%) VB
10 9 (31.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
11 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
11 8 (27.59%) Application Packaging
12 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 6 (20.69%) Software Deployment
13 6 (20.69%) Mobile Device Management
13 6 (20.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (20.69%) SafeCom
13 6 (20.69%) VMware Workstation
13 6 (20.69%) Cisco

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 9 (31.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) JBoss
2 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) InstallShield
1 3 (10.34%) MSI
1 3 (10.34%) WiX
2 2 (6.90%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Applications Packager
2 5 (17.24%) IT Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Applications Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
3 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Applications Support
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) SCCM Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (48.28%) Fat Client
1 14 (48.28%) Thin Client
2 12 (41.38%) Blackberry
3 11 (37.93%) Data Centre
4 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Windows 10
3 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
5 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) ITIL
2 10 (34.48%) Integration Testing
2 10 (34.48%) Line Management
3 8 (27.59%) Application Packaging
4 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (20.69%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (20.69%) Software Deployment
6 5 (17.24%) Asset Management
6 5 (17.24%) Coaching
6 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
6 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
7 4 (13.79%) Service Management
8 3 (10.34%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 3 (10.34%) Patch Management
8 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (10.34%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (6.90%) Deployment Automation
9 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
10 1 (3.45%) Disk Encryption
10 1 (3.45%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 15 (51.72%) PowerShell
2 13 (44.83%) VBScript
3 9 (31.03%) VB
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (17.24%) MCP
2 5 (17.24%) MCSE
3 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.45%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) QA
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) Hyper-V
2 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
4 6 (20.69%) Terminal Services
4 6 (20.69%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (17.24%) BitLocker
6 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (82.76%) SCCM
2 14 (48.28%) WSUS
3 6 (20.69%) SafeCom
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
1 17 (58.62%) Wyse
2 9 (31.03%) VMware
3 6 (20.69%) Cisco
4 5 (17.24%) HP
5 3 (10.34%) Altiris
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix
7 1 (3.45%) IBM
7 1 (3.45%) McAfee
7 1 (3.45%) NetApp
7 1 (3.45%) Symantec