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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
England / West Midlands
Rank 106 115 113
Rank change year-on-year +9 -2  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 12 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.37% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 5.74% 4.42% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 4
Median daily rate £600 £295 £329
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +103.38% -10.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £283 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £660 £325 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +17.64% -9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £20.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -20.70% -13.97%  

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 209 226 296
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 9.07% 8.42% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 103 118
Median daily rate £413 £345 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.56% +9.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £203 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 59
Median hourly rate £15.93 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.46% -21.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £26.00 £26.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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
Herefordshire - 6 £650 -
Shropshire +35 3 £425 -
Birmingham -6 3 £263 -10.97%
Microsoft App-V
England

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
3 12 (66.67%) SCCM
4 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (50.00%) MSI
5 6 (33.33%) VMware
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
6 5 (27.78%) InstallShield
6 5 (27.78%) DNS
7 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
7 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 4 (22.22%) DV Cleared
7 4 (22.22%) Application Packaging
8 3 (16.67%) WSUS
8 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (16.67%) Skype for Business
8 3 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (16.67%) Line Management
8 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (16.67%) Skype
9 2 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
9 2 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
9 2 (11.11%) High Availability

Microsoft App-V
Top Related 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 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (16.67%) Skype for Business
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) DNS
2 3 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (16.67%) Skype
3 2 (11.11%) DHCP
3 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) MSI
2 5 (27.78%) InstallShield
General
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Applications Packager
1 5 (27.78%) Software Packager
2 2 (11.11%) Active Directory Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Architect
3 1 (5.56%) DBA
3 1 (5.56%) Field Applications Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Lync Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Application Packaging
2 3 (16.67%) Line Management
3 2 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
3 2 (11.11%) High Availability
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Management
4 1 (5.56%) ITSM
4 1 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (5.56%) Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Security Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 2 (11.11%) VBScript
3 1 (5.56%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) MCTS
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (5.56%) DFS Replication
4 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (66.67%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.56%) Tandberg
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
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