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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 60 58 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 4 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.54% 1.23% 1.42%
As % of the System Software category 8.89% 12.94% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £300 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £34.06 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.45% +1.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.91 £32.81 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-21.01% +13.12%
Microsoft App-V
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
45 85 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.10% 9.50% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 41
Average daily rate £388 £309 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.25% -8.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £223 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 33 22
Average hourly rate £14.35 £31.56 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.53% +5.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £43.50 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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
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 30 January 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
Macclesfield - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Microsoft App-V
North West

Microsoft App-V
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) SCCM
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 5 (71.43%) MSI
2 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
2 5 (71.43%) XenApp
2 5 (71.43%) AppSense
2 5 (71.43%) Application Packaging
2 5 (71.43%) Compatibility Testing
2 5 (71.43%) VBScript
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) VB
3 4 (57.14%) MS Office
3 4 (57.14%) AdminStudio
3 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Legal
4 1 (14.29%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (57.14%) MS Office
1 4 (57.14%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) MSI
2 4 (57.14%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) PowerShell
1 5 (71.43%) VBScript
2 4 (57.14%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) MCSA
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) XenApp
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) AppSense
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix