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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank 74 66 66
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 1 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.11% 0.39% 1.33%
As % of the System Software category 1.43% 6.38% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £300 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £38.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.82 £32.81
% change year-on-year
-8.34% -33.48%
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
70 47 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 7.42% 6.10% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 22 30
Average daily rate £300 £388 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +33.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £299 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 31
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -55.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.40 £13.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Chester 0 1 £300 -3.22%
Microsoft App-V
North West

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 4 (80.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) MSI
2 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Dollar Universe
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS
3 1 (20.00%) PaaS
3 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (20.00%) CFEngine
3 1 (20.00%) IaaS
3 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) NAS
3 1 (20.00%) Polycom
3 1 (20.00%) AdminStudio
3 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) MQSeries
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) NAS
2 1 (20.00%) Unified Communications
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MSI
2 1 (20.00%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Head of Digital
3 1 (20.00%) Head of Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) ICT Manager
3 1 (20.00%) ICT Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Rollout Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Rollout Project Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Service Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Service Transition Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Transition Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (20.00%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) CFEngine
2 1 (20.00%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) AppSense
2 1 (20.00%) Avaya
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) Polycom