Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 136 205
Rank change year-on-year -36 +69 -35
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 29 47 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.57% 1.02% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 3.92% 8.80% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 13
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £293 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.61% -34.24% +31.85%
10th Percentile £201 £106 £340
90th Percentile £350 £411 £450
England median daily rate £413 £375 £315
% change year-on-year +10.00% +19.05% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £16.86 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.74% - -
England median hourly rate £15.55 £15.50 £28.00
% change year-on-year +0.32% -44.64% -30.00%

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 740 534 615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.55% 11.60% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 333 327
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% - +19.23%
10th Percentile £150 £166 £163
90th Percentile £575 £568 £513
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 43 54
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 £11.00 £10.60 £10.00
90th Percentile £26.60 £21.00 £19.28
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £15.75
% change year-on-year -4.79% +6.70% -1.56%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -3 10 £288 -8.37%
Staffordshire - 6 - - 1
Shropshire -59 2 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £350 - 1
Coventry - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £325 -
Microsoft App-V
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 28 (96.55%) Windows
2 25 (86.21%) SCCM
3 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
4 13 (44.83%) Wyse
4 13 (44.83%) Windows 10
5 12 (41.38%) Hyper-V
5 12 (41.38%) WSUS
6 11 (37.93%) VMware
6 11 (37.93%) PowerShell
6 11 (37.93%) ITIL
7 10 (34.48%) VBScript
7 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
7 10 (34.48%) Thin Client
7 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (34.48%) Fat Client
7 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
8 9 (31.03%) Application Packaging
8 9 (31.03%) Integration Testing
8 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
8 9 (31.03%) Line Management
9 8 (27.59%) Blackberry
9 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
10 7 (24.14%) Terminal Services
10 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Office
11 6 (20.69%) Cisco
11 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (20.69%) MSI
11 6 (20.69%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (20.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (20.69%) Software Deployment

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 5 (17.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
3 1 (3.45%) JBoss
3 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.45%) WildFly
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) IaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) DHCP
1 1 (3.45%) DNS
1 1 (3.45%) Firewall
1 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MSI
2 5 (17.24%) WiX
3 4 (13.79%) InstallShield
4 2 (6.90%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Applications Packager
2 4 (13.79%) Applications Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Deployment Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Desktop Support
2 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) IT Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.45%) Applications Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Support
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) .NET
1 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.45%) Angular 2
2 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (3.45%) CSS
2 1 (3.45%) Dapper ORM
2 1 (3.45%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) MFC
2 1 (3.45%) NHibernate
2 1 (3.45%) WCF
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
1 10 (34.48%) Fat Client
1 10 (34.48%) Thin Client
2 8 (27.59%) Blackberry
3 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
4 1 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (96.55%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Windows 10
3 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
4 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
5 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) ITIL
2 9 (31.03%) Application Packaging
2 9 (31.03%) Integration Testing
2 9 (31.03%) Line Management
3 6 (20.69%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (20.69%) Software Deployment
4 5 (17.24%) Asset Management
4 5 (17.24%) Coaching
4 5 (17.24%) Configuration Management
4 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
5 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (13.79%) Service Management
5 4 (13.79%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Application Virtualisation
6 3 (10.34%) Deployment Automation
6 3 (10.34%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 3 (10.34%) Patch Management
6 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (6.90%) Migration
7 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) PowerShell
2 10 (34.48%) VBScript
3 5 (17.24%) VB
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
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%) MCTS
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
System Software
1 12 (41.38%) Hyper-V
2 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (24.14%) Terminal Services
4 6 (20.69%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (17.24%) BitLocker
6 3 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (6.90%) DFS Replication
7 2 (6.90%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (6.90%) XenApp
7 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
8 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
8 1 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (86.21%) SCCM
2 12 (41.38%) WSUS
3 6 (20.69%) SafeCom
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (6.90%) SCOM
5 2 (6.90%) SCOrch
5 2 (6.90%) SCVMM
6 1 (3.45%) EdgeSight
6 1 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (3.45%) SCDPM
6 1 (3.45%) SCSM
6 1 (3.45%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Microsoft
2 13 (44.83%) Wyse
3 11 (37.93%) VMware
4 6 (20.69%) Cisco
5 4 (13.79%) HP
6 3 (10.34%) Altiris
6 3 (10.34%) Citrix
7 1 (3.45%) IBM
7 1 (3.45%) McAfee
7 1 (3.45%) NetApp
7 1 (3.45%) Symantec