The first table below looks at the demand for XenApp skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenApp over the 3 months to 18 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 Cheshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 51 35 47
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +12
Contract jobs citing XenApp 24 27 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.84% 3.60% 1.30%
As % of the System Software category 23.30% 29.67% 13.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 2
Average daily rate £270 £255 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -34.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £226 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £347 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.62% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 0
Average hourly rate £34.53 £37.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -22.22%
System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
103 91 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.17% 12.12% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 29
Average daily rate £270 £253 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.93% -28.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £150 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 15 5
Average hourly rate £31.56 £19.75 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.77% +25.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.00 £13.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenApp
North West

XenApp
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

XenApp Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

XenApp
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

XenApp Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

XenApp
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenApp across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

XenApp Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

XenApp
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

XenApp Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

XenApp
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenApp across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

XenApp Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

XenApp
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester 0 17 £320 -
Runcorn - 4 £270 -
Warrington -3 1 £120 - 5
Crewe - - - -
XenApp
North West

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 54 (96.43%) Citrix
2 52 (92.86%) Windows
3 34 (60.71%) Active Directory
4 29 (51.79%) Windows 7
5 28 (50.00%) AppSense
6 27 (48.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 27 (48.21%) Local Government
7 26 (46.43%) Migration
8 24 (42.86%) SCCM
9 23 (41.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (41.07%) VMware
10 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
11 18 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (28.57%) Application Packaging
13 15 (26.79%) PRINCE2
14 13 (23.21%) VBScript
14 13 (23.21%) ITIL
14 13 (23.21%) PowerShell
14 13 (23.21%) Compatibility Testing
15 12 (21.43%) MS Office
15 12 (21.43%) VB
15 12 (21.43%) AdminStudio
16 11 (19.64%) LAN
16 11 (19.64%) WAN
17 10 (17.86%) MSI
18 8 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 8 (14.29%) Project Planning
18 8 (14.29%) SCOM
19 7 (12.50%) vSphere

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (5.36%) IIS
2 2 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (21.43%) MS Office
2 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 6 (10.71%) MS Visio
3 6 (10.71%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) LAN
1 11 (19.64%) WAN
2 7 (12.50%) DHCP
2 7 (12.50%) DNS
3 5 (8.93%) SAN
3 5 (8.93%) VLAN
4 3 (5.36%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.57%) VPN
6 1 (1.79%) Wireless
6 1 (1.79%) Broadband
6 1 (1.79%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (21.43%) AdminStudio
2 10 (17.86%) MSI
General
1 27 (48.21%) Local Government
2 4 (7.14%) Publishing
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Applications Packager
2 10 (17.86%) Project Manager
3 9 (16.07%) Consultant
4 7 (12.50%) ICT Project Manager
4 7 (12.50%) Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Test Analyst
5 6 (10.71%) Senior Manager
5 6 (10.71%) Citrix Consultant
5 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (8.93%) Server Engineer
6 5 (8.93%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (5.36%) Administrator
7 3 (5.36%) Network Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Wintel Specialist
7 3 (5.36%) Wintel Technical Specialist
7 3 (5.36%) SCCM Administrator
7 3 (5.36%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Citrix Administrator
8 2 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (28.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.14%) PKI
2 3 (5.36%) Clustering
3 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.79%) iPhone
3 1 (1.79%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.79%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 52 (92.86%) Windows
2 29 (51.79%) Windows 7
3 23 (41.07%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (46.43%) Migration
2 15 (26.79%) PRINCE2
3 13 (23.21%) ITIL
3 13 (23.21%) Compatibility Testing
4 8 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 4 (7.14%) Critical Path Analysis
6 3 (5.36%) CRM
7 2 (3.57%) Service Management
8 1 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.79%) BPR
8 1 (1.79%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.79%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.79%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.79%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.79%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) VBScript
1 13 (23.21%) PowerShell
2 12 (21.43%) VB
3 3 (5.36%) LINC
4 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.79%) CCA
3 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.79%) CCEA
System Software
1 34 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 27 (48.21%) Microsoft App-V
3 16 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 7 (12.50%) vSphere
6 5 (8.93%) XenServer
7 4 (7.14%) XenDesktop
8 3 (5.36%) VMware ESX
8 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (42.86%) SCCM
2 8 (14.29%) SCOM
3 3 (5.36%) AppDNA
4 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 54 (96.43%) Citrix
2 28 (50.00%) AppSense
3 23 (41.07%) VMware
4 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.14%) Cisco
6 2 (3.57%) Symantec
7 1 (1.79%) IBM
7 1 (1.79%) HP
7 1 (1.79%) Dell
7 1 (1.79%) EMC
7 1 (1.79%) NetApp