Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Microsoft App-V skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft App-V over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Application Virtualisation (AppV) formerly Softricity SoftGrid
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 95 101
Rank change year-on-year +13 +6 -9
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.60% 0.20% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 5.13% 2.19% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £750 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -48.33% +66.67% +30.43%
10th Percentile £323 £665 £350
90th Percentile £422 £795 £663
North West median daily rate £331 £338 £350
% change year-on-year -1.85% -3.57% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £35.00
North West median hourly rate - - £12.00

Microsoft App-V is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 156 137 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.69% 9.35% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 78 110
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.47% +1.33% +23.97%
10th Percentile £171 £140 £202
90th Percentile £571 £590 £626
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year - +10.29% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% +6.14% -13.37%
10th Percentile £11.05 £13.18 £9.92
90th Percentile £20.55 £21.45 £29.85
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £14.34 £14.50
% change year-on-year +9.41% -1.10% -3.33%

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Microsoft App-V as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft App-V in Cheshire

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft App-V in Cheshire

Microsoft App-V
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft App-V in Cheshire

Microsoft App-V
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft App-V within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +17 4 £375 -50.00%
Microsoft App-V
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft App-V also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Microsoft App-V.

1 8 (100.00%) SCCM
2 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (75.00%) MSI
2 6 (75.00%) Software Packaging
3 5 (62.50%) WSUS
4 4 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (50.00%) Office 365
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) Change Management
4 4 (50.00%) Migration
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) AppSense
5 2 (25.00%) ITSM
5 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (25.00%) ThinApp
5 2 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
5 2 (25.00%) Software Distribution
5 2 (25.00%) Line Management
5 2 (25.00%) Product Management
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared

Microsoft App-V
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365 Architect
1 4 (50.00%) SharePoint Architect
1 4 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Applications Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Management Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior SCCM Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Change Management
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) ITSM
2 2 (25.00%) Line Management
2 2 (25.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (25.00%) Product Management
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) Software Distribution
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Task Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Contract Management
3 1 (12.50%) Data Management
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CCDP
2 1 (12.50%) CCIE
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CISM
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) XenApp
1 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) SCCM
2 5 (62.50%) WSUS
3 2 (25.00%) ThinApp
4 1 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Altiris
2 2 (25.00%) AppSense
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco