The first table below looks at the demand for XenApp skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenApp over the 3 months to 17 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 Manchester 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 78 73 73
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs citing XenApp 7 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 0.20% 1.30%
As % of the System Software category 4.93% 2.38% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate £400 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £336 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.29% +3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £20.06 - £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -18.60%
System Software Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
142 84 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 10.08% 8.55% 9.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 22 38
Average daily rate £275 £265 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% -15.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £125 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £359 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 24
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.25 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +13.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.59 £10.30 £11.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £28.79 £20.50
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 Manchester

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

XenApp Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

XenApp
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

XenApp Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

XenApp
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

XenApp Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

XenApp
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 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
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Job
Vacancies
Bolton - 1 - -
Stockport - - - -
XenApp
North West

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (100.00%) Citrix
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
3 8 (61.54%) VMware
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
5 4 (30.77%) vSphere
5 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
5 4 (30.77%) AppSense
6 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Vista
6 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (23.08%) SAN
6 3 (23.08%) MetaFrame
6 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
6 3 (23.08%) WAN
6 3 (23.08%) DHCP
6 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
6 3 (23.08%) DNS
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
7 2 (15.38%) MCITP
7 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (15.38%) NetScaler

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (30.77%) MS Exchange
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.69%) Site Server
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (7.69%) Lync
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) WAN
1 3 (23.08%) DHCP
1 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
2 2 (15.38%) VoIP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (7.69%) SMS
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) InstallShield
1 1 (7.69%) AdminStudio
1 1 (7.69%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Systems Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Support Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Operations Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Support
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Packager
4 1 (7.69%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Vista
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000
3 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) UNIX
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Data Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) VB.NET
1 2 (15.38%) AppleScript
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCSE
1 2 (15.38%) MCSA
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (15.38%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
1 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
2 4 (30.77%) vSphere
3 3 (23.08%) MetaFrame
3 3 (23.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (15.38%) VMware ESX
4 2 (15.38%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (7.69%) ZENworks
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Citrix
2 8 (61.54%) VMware
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) AppSense
5 2 (15.38%) Apple
5 2 (15.38%) NetApp
5 2 (15.38%) IBM
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) Novell
6 1 (7.69%) Symantec
6 1 (7.69%) Wyse
6 1 (7.69%) Altiris
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