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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 61 49 52
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs citing XenApp 5 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.62% 2.35% 1.65%
As % of the System Software category 4.63% 22.50% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.43% +2.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £300 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £460 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £43.70 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.91% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.56 £20.03
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +57.53%
System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
108 80 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.45% 10.43% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 14 51
Average daily rate £260 £358 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +4.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £180 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £475 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 25 18
Average hourly rate £11.85 £35.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.14% +79.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.15 £45.00 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.24% +2.94%
XenApp
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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
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
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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -2 1 - - 1
Warrington -16 1 £175 -63.15% 2
Crewe - - - -
XenApp
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XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 28 (100.00%) Citrix
2 25 (89.29%) Windows
3 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
4 14 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (46.43%) VMware
5 13 (46.43%) SCCM
5 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
6 12 (42.86%) Local Government
6 12 (42.86%) AppSense
6 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (39.29%) Migration
8 9 (32.14%) Application Packaging
8 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.00%) DNS
9 7 (25.00%) MSI
9 7 (25.00%) MS Office
9 7 (25.00%) VBScript
9 7 (25.00%) VB
9 7 (25.00%) LAN
9 7 (25.00%) WAN
9 7 (25.00%) DHCP
9 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 6 (21.43%) Compatibility Testing
10 6 (21.43%) ITIL
11 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
11 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
11 5 (17.86%) AdminStudio

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Office
2 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
3 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 2 (7.14%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) LAN
1 7 (25.00%) WAN
1 7 (25.00%) DHCP
1 7 (25.00%) DNS
2 5 (17.86%) VLAN
3 2 (7.14%) SAN
3 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.57%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MSI
2 5 (17.86%) AdminStudio
General
1 12 (42.86%) Local Government
2 1 (3.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Applications Packager
1 7 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 6 (21.43%) Technical Specialist
2 6 (21.43%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Wintel Specialist
2 6 (21.43%) Wintel Technical Specialist
3 4 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Specialist
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) ICT Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Storage Manager
6 1 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) SCCM Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix Consultant
6 1 (3.57%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.57%) PKI
1 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
1 1 (3.57%) iPhone
1 1 (3.57%) EqualLogic
1 1 (3.57%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 25 (89.29%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
3 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Migration
2 6 (21.43%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Compatibility Testing
3 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
4 4 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 2 (7.14%) Critical Path Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.57%) Service Management
6 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) VBScript
1 7 (25.00%) VB
1 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 14 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 2 (7.14%) vSphere
5 1 (3.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (46.43%) SCCM
2 5 (17.86%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Citrix
2 13 (46.43%) VMware
3 12 (42.86%) AppSense
4 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.71%) Cisco
6 1 (3.57%) IBM
6 1 (3.57%) NetApp
6 1 (3.57%) Symantec
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Dell
6 1 (3.57%) EMC