The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 64 50 53
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing XenApp 7 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.81% 2.15% 2.02%
As % of the System Software category 7.29% 20.69% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 7
Average daily rate
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£270 £316 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.62% -15.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £223 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £405 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 1
Average hourly rate £38.25 £31.56 £47.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -32.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.56 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +40.24%
XenApp
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

System Software Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
96 87 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 11.11% 10.41% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 22 46
Average daily rate £280 £250 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -29.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 21
Average hourly rate £16.84 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.63% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £20.00 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £27.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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
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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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 0 4 - -
Warrington -14 1 £175 - 2
Crewe - - - -
XenApp
North West

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 21 (100.00%) Citrix
2 18 (85.71%) Windows
3 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 14 (66.67%) VMware
4 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (38.10%) LAN
5 8 (38.10%) WAN
5 8 (38.10%) Local Government
6 7 (33.33%) SCCM
6 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 6 (28.57%) SCOM
7 6 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (28.57%) DHCP
7 6 (28.57%) DNS
8 5 (23.81%) ITIL
8 5 (23.81%) AppSense
8 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
8 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
9 4 (19.05%) vSphere
9 4 (19.05%) Migration
9 4 (19.05%) VLAN
9 4 (19.05%) Application Packaging
9 4 (19.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
9 4 (19.05%) MS Office
9 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
9 4 (19.05%) SAN

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 4 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Office
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) LAN
1 8 (38.10%) WAN
2 6 (28.57%) DHCP
2 6 (28.57%) DNS
3 4 (19.05%) VLAN
3 4 (19.05%) SAN
4 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.76%) VPN
5 1 (4.76%) Broadband
5 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MSI
2 1 (4.76%) AdminStudio
General
1 8 (38.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 5 (23.81%) Technical Specialist
2 5 (23.81%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Wintel Specialist
2 5 (23.81%) Wintel Technical Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 3 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Senior Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Applications Packager
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.76%) EqualLogic
2 1 (4.76%) iPad
2 1 (4.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2003
2 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) PRINCE2
3 3 (14.29%) Project Planning
3 3 (14.29%) Performance Management
4 2 (9.52%) Critical Path Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Compatibility Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
1 1 (4.76%) VBScript
1 1 (4.76%) VB
1 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (19.05%) vSphere
4 4 (19.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) SCCM
2 6 (28.57%) SCOM
3 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Citrix
2 14 (66.67%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) AppSense
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) NetApp
4 1 (4.76%) Symantec
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Dell
4 1 (4.76%) EMC