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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 71 -
Rank change year-on-year +12 -  
Contract jobs citing Microsoft App-V 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.63% 0.33% -
As % of the System Software category 4.44% 3.09% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £344 £382 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.01% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £280 £330
% change year-on-year +11.60% -15.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £28.63 £13.03
% change year-on-year -50.34% +119.64%  

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 90 97 112
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.24% 10.61% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 63 66
Median daily rate £350 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £475 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 16
Median hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £21.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

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

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +22 3 £344 -36.22%
Crewe - 1 - -
Microsoft App-V
North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) MSI
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Software Packaging
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) Altiris
3 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (50.00%) Line Management
3 2 (50.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (50.00%) ThinApp
3 2 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 2 (50.00%) Task Automation
3 2 (50.00%) VBScript
4 1 (25.00%) Application Discovery
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) FTP
4 1 (25.00%) AdminStudio
4 1 (25.00%) QA

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) MSI
2 1 (25.00%) AdminStudio
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Applications Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Applications Packager
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Management Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared Application Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Software Packaging
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 2 (50.00%) Line Management
1 2 (50.00%) Patch Management
1 2 (50.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Software Distribution
1 2 (50.00%) Task Automation
2 1 (25.00%) Application Discovery
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Altiris