The first table below looks at the demand for XenApp skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenApp over the 3 months to 16 April 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 Birmingham 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 55 38 43
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +5
Contract jobs citing XenApp 4 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.65% 1.93% 1.66%
As % of the System Software category 7.69% 17.24% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 7
Average daily rate £213 £230 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.60% -38.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £230 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -22.22%
System Software Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
52 58 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.44% 11.18% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 22
Average daily rate £213 £210 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £11.63 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.30% -16.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.68 £14.05 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenApp
West Midlands

XenApp
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

XenApp Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

XenApp
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenApp across the Birmingham region.

XenApp Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

XenApp
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenApp across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

XenApp Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

XenApp
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenApp across the Birmingham region.

XenApp Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing XenApp 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 XenApp.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Citrix
2 7 (87.50%) VMware
3 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
6 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
7 2 (25.00%) vSphere
7 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (25.00%) LANDesk
7 2 (25.00%) SCCM
7 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (25.00%) MCSE
8 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 1 (12.50%) Linux
8 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 1 (12.50%) MS Office
8 1 (12.50%) ITIL
8 1 (12.50%) Broadband
8 1 (12.50%) LAN
8 1 (12.50%) VoIP
8 1 (12.50%) WAN
8 1 (12.50%) DHCP
8 1 (12.50%) DNS
8 1 (12.50%) SLA
8 1 (12.50%) IBM

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing XenApp 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 XenApp. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Lync
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Broadband
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Service Management
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
1 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (12.50%) MCITP
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) XenServer
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (12.50%) IAG
4 1 (12.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Citrix
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) LANDesk
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) IBM