The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft App-V skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 24 July 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 Chester 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
Rank - 27 21
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 1.26% 1.48%
As % of the System Software category - 6.90% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £358 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.38 £20.01 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+6.84% -36.49%
System Software Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
22 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 16.06% 18.24% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Average daily rate £230 £358 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.66% +98.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 0
Average hourly rate £16.75 £40.57 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%
Microsoft App-V
Cheshire

Microsoft App-V
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Microsoft App-V Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Microsoft App-V
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Microsoft App-V Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Microsoft App-V
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Microsoft App-V Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Microsoft App-V
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Citrix
1 12 (100.00%) XenApp
1 12 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 11 (91.67%) Migration
2 11 (91.67%) AppSense
3 8 (66.67%) Application Packaging
3 8 (66.67%) SCCM
4 7 (58.33%) Local Government
4 7 (58.33%) MSI
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (50.00%) VBScript
5 6 (50.00%) VB
5 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (41.67%) MS Office
6 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
6 5 (41.67%) Compatibility Testing
7 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 4 (33.33%) AdminStudio
7 4 (33.33%) Project Planning
8 2 (16.67%) Critical Path Analysis
8 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
8 2 (16.67%) MS Project
9 1 (8.33%) ITIL
9 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
9 1 (8.33%) Symantec
9 1 (8.33%) Service Management
9 1 (8.33%) Publishing
9 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (16.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (16.67%) MS Project
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MSI
2 4 (33.33%) AdminStudio
General
1 7 (58.33%) Local Government
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Applications Packager
2 4 (33.33%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) ICT Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) SCCM Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (66.67%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) Migration
2 5 (41.67%) PRINCE2
2 5 (41.67%) Compatibility Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Critical Path Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) VBScript
1 6 (50.00%) VB
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) XenApp
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Citrix
2 11 (91.67%) AppSense
3 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec