The table below looks at the statistics for XenApp skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenApp over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenApp
Rank 139 122 97
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -25
Contract jobs citing XenApp 21 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.55% 0.56% 1.18%
As % of the System Software category 6.67% 7.44% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 7
Average daily rate £300 £388 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +72.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £266 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £400 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.72% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 17
Average hourly rate £17.00 £40.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.50% +26.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £28.25 £24.05
% change year-on-year
-13.27% +17.46%
XenApp
England

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

System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
315 242 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.30% 7.53% 11.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 94 121
Average daily rate £338 £351 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +33.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £224 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 48 56
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.28% -47.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.00 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.54 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

XenApp
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

XenApp Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

XenApp
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

XenApp Daily Rate Trend in the North West

XenApp
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenApp across the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

XenApp Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

XenApp
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

XenApp Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

XenApp
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016. 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
Lancashire +1 8 £255 -5.55%
Merseyside +2 5 £375 -
Cheshire -3 4 £295 -15.41%
Manchester -21 4 £450 +14.28% 5
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 49 (94.23%) Citrix
2 41 (78.85%) Windows
3 32 (61.54%) VMware
4 29 (55.77%) XenDesktop
5 28 (53.85%) ITIL
5 28 (53.85%) Active Directory
6 27 (51.92%) DNS
6 27 (51.92%) DHCP
7 22 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (42.31%) XenServer
8 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
9 20 (38.46%) Windows Server
10 19 (36.54%) MS Exchange
11 18 (34.62%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (28.85%) PowerShell
13 15 (28.85%) Skype for Business
13 15 (28.85%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (28.85%) AppSense
14 14 (26.92%) HP
15 12 (23.08%) Project Management
16 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (21.15%) SQL
16 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (19.23%) vSphere
17 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
17 10 (19.23%) SAN
18 9 (17.31%) Cisco
18 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (17.31%) SMS

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 19 (36.54%) MS Exchange
2 15 (28.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (28.85%) Skype for Business
3 9 (17.31%) SharePoint
4 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (9.62%) IIS
5 3 (5.77%) Confluence
5 3 (5.77%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (17.31%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.46%) Office 365
2 5 (9.62%) IaaS
2 5 (9.62%) PaaS
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (51.92%) DHCP
1 27 (51.92%) DNS
2 10 (19.23%) SAN
2 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
3 9 (17.31%) SMS
3 9 (17.31%) VoIP
4 7 (13.46%) LAN
4 7 (13.46%) WAN
5 4 (7.69%) NetScaler
5 4 (7.69%) Wireless
6 3 (5.77%) VPN
7 2 (3.85%) BIG-IP
7 2 (3.85%) SNMP
8 1 (1.92%) NAS
8 1 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.92%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (1.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Fiddler
1 3 (5.77%) JIRA
2 2 (3.85%) MSI
3 1 (1.92%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Local Government
4 1 (1.92%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (21.15%) Support Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (13.46%) Citrix Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (9.62%) Server Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Applications Support
5 4 (7.69%) Architect
5 4 (7.69%) IT Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Desktop Support
6 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (5.77%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Messaging Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Messaging Support
6 3 (5.77%) Messaging Support Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Migration Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Server Support
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.77%) Wiki
4 2 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.85%) IVR
5 1 (1.92%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 41 (78.85%) Windows
2 20 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.77%) Linux
8 2 (3.85%) Solaris
8 2 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (53.85%) ITIL
2 12 (23.08%) Project Management
3 9 (17.31%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 8 (15.38%) Migration
5 6 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (9.62%) Application Packaging
6 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (7.69%) Converged Infrastructure
7 4 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (7.69%) Server Building
8 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.77%) Content Management
8 3 (5.77%) Load Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Time Management
9 2 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (3.85%) ITSM
9 2 (3.85%) Patch Management
9 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.85%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.85%) PowerShell
2 11 (21.15%) SQL
3 4 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (17.31%) MCSE
3 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
4 6 (11.54%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.62%) CCEA
5 5 (9.62%) CCEE
6 4 (7.69%) MCITP
7 3 (5.77%) CCIA
7 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (3.85%) CCNA
8 2 (3.85%) CCNP
8 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (3.85%) MCP
9 1 (1.92%) CCA
9 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.92%) MCSA
9 1 (1.92%) NCDA
9 1 (1.92%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 29 (55.77%) XenDesktop
2 28 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 22 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (42.31%) XenServer
4 18 (34.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (19.23%) vSphere
6 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
7 4 (7.69%) Brightmail
8 3 (5.77%) Terminal Server
9 2 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) SCCM
2 4 (7.69%) SCOM
2 4 (7.69%) SCOrch
2 4 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (5.77%) EdgeSight
3 3 (5.77%) Nagios
4 2 (3.85%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.92%) CFEngine
5 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 49 (94.23%) Citrix
2 32 (61.54%) VMware
3 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
4 15 (28.85%) AppSense
5 14 (26.92%) HP
6 9 (17.31%) Cisco
7 8 (15.38%) Dell
8 7 (13.46%) Compaq
8 7 (13.46%) ThinPrint
9 5 (9.62%) Symantec
10 4 (7.69%) IronPort
10 4 (7.69%) NetApp
11 3 (5.77%) Avaya
11 3 (5.77%) Intel Security
11 3 (5.77%) Stellent
11 3 (5.77%) Wyse
12 2 (3.85%) BT
12 2 (3.85%) Sun
12 2 (3.85%) Toshiba
13 1 (1.92%) Hitachi