The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft App-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Microsoft App-V over the 3 months to 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 56 54 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -14
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 16 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.76% 1.86% 2.95%
As % of the System Software category 19.05% 15.96% 24.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 6
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£725 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £650 - £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 3
Average hourly rate - £38.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £21.75 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-27.58% +30.08%
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North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
84 94 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 9.24% 11.66% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 27
Average daily rate £415 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.90% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £223 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.63% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £12.49 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.65 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +1.58%

Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Microsoft App-V Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Cheshire region.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Cheshire region.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +5 13 £725 -
Microsoft App-V
North West

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Microsoft App-V also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft App-V.

1 21 (95.45%) Citrix
1 21 (95.45%) XenApp
2 17 (77.27%) AppSense
3 11 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (40.91%) Business Transformation
5 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 7 (31.82%) Windows
6 7 (31.82%) VBScript
6 7 (31.82%) SCCM
6 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
7 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
8 5 (22.73%) MSI
8 5 (22.73%) Compatibility Testing
8 5 (22.73%) Application Packaging
9 4 (18.18%) AdminStudio
9 4 (18.18%) VB
9 4 (18.18%) MS Office
9 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
10 3 (13.64%) VMware
10 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
10 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
10 3 (13.64%) XenServer
11 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
11 2 (9.09%) vSphere
11 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
11 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
12 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
12 1 (4.55%) Firewall

Microsoft App-V
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Microsoft App-V also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft App-V. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (18.18%) MS Office
1 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) Firewall
1 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) MSI
2 4 (18.18%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Environment Manager
1 7 (31.82%) Applications Packager
2 3 (13.64%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 9 (40.91%) Business Transformation
3 5 (22.73%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (9.09%) Incident Management
4 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) VBScript
1 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
2 4 (18.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.55%) MCSE
2 1 (4.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
1 1 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 21 (95.45%) XenApp
2 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.64%) XenServer
4 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.09%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) Xen
5 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Citrix
2 17 (77.27%) AppSense
3 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.64%) VMware