The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Cheshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 59 38 48
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 15 24 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.77% 3.20% 1.15%
As % of the System Software category 14.56% 26.37% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 7
Average daily rate - £288 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -9.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.74% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 0
Average hourly rate £38.75 £41.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £14.36 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+53.20% -17.94%
System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
103 91 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.17% 12.12% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 29
Average daily rate £270 £253 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.93% -28.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 15 5
Average hourly rate £31.56 £19.75 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.77% +25.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
Microsoft App-V
North West

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Chester -5 12 - -
Warrington - 1 - - 2
Crewe - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Microsoft App-V
North West

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 28 (100.00%) Citrix
2 27 (96.43%) XenApp
3 26 (92.86%) Windows 7
3 26 (92.86%) Windows
4 24 (85.71%) AppSense
5 23 (82.14%) Migration
6 17 (60.71%) Local Government
7 16 (57.14%) Application Packaging
8 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
9 14 (50.00%) SCCM
10 13 (46.43%) PowerShell
10 13 (46.43%) Compatibility Testing
10 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
10 13 (46.43%) VBScript
11 12 (42.86%) VB
11 12 (42.86%) AdminStudio
12 10 (35.71%) MSI
13 9 (32.14%) PRINCE2
14 8 (28.57%) MS Office
15 7 (25.00%) Project Planning
16 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
17 3 (10.71%) Publishing
17 3 (10.71%) MS Project
17 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
17 3 (10.71%) Critical Path Analysis
18 2 (7.14%) Service Management
18 2 (7.14%) Symantec
18 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
18 2 (7.14%) ITIL
18 2 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.57%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (28.57%) MS Office
2 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (10.71%) MS Project
3 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
1 1 (3.57%) Firewall
1 1 (3.57%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) AdminStudio
2 10 (35.71%) MSI
General
1 17 (60.71%) Local Government
2 3 (10.71%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Applications Packager
2 7 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 6 (21.43%) Analyst
3 6 (21.43%) Test Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) ICT Project Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Citrix Administrator
5 3 (10.71%) SCCM Administrator
5 3 (10.71%) Administrator
6 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (57.14%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 26 (92.86%) Windows 7
1 26 (92.86%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (82.14%) Migration
2 13 (46.43%) Compatibility Testing
3 9 (32.14%) PRINCE2
4 7 (25.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (10.71%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Service Management
6 2 (7.14%) ITIL
7 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) PowerShell
1 13 (46.43%) VBScript
2 12 (42.86%) VB
3 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 27 (96.43%) XenApp
2 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (3.57%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) XenServer
4 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Citrix
2 24 (85.71%) AppSense
3 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) Symantec
5 1 (3.57%) F5
5 1 (3.57%) VMware