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 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 80 57
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 0 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.30% 1.89%
As % of the System Software category - 2.31% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 11
Median daily rate - £440 £725
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -39.31%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £340 £375
% change year-on-year +21.32% -9.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -20.70% +21.21%  

Microsoft App-V is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 49 130 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 9.09% 12.94% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 59 59
Median daily rate £355 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.47% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £245 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 20
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £10.70 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.87 £29.44 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

Microsoft App-V
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Microsoft App-V as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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