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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 100 69 92
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +23
Contract jobs citing XenApp 40 67 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.23% 2.38% 1.45%
As % of the System Software category 12.42% 24.28% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 28 19
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -36.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £172 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £280 £326
% change year-on-year
+11.60% -13.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 21 4
Average hourly rate £39.00 £31.56 £18.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.59% +67.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £30.00 £16.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.56 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +57.77%
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
322 276 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.93% 9.81% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 108 104
Average daily rate £300 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 63 53
Average hourly rate £16.84 £30.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.78% +100.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.11 £25.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

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 24 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenApp across the North West region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

XenApp Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 October 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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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 0 25 £288 +7.47% 2
Cheshire -29 7 £270 +1.88% 2
Manchester -7 5 £400 +39.13% 9
Cumbria - 3 £400 -
Merseyside - - - -
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 81 (97.59%) Citrix
2 75 (90.36%) Windows
3 51 (61.45%) Active Directory
4 46 (55.42%) VMware
5 44 (53.01%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (43.37%) DNS
7 35 (42.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (37.35%) DHCP
9 28 (33.73%) Windows 7
10 26 (31.33%) Microsoft
11 23 (27.71%) AppSense
12 21 (25.30%) Microsoft App-V
12 21 (25.30%) MS Exchange
12 21 (25.30%) SMS
12 21 (25.30%) ITIL
12 21 (25.30%) XenDesktop
13 20 (24.10%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (24.10%) HP
14 19 (22.89%) Windows XP
14 19 (22.89%) XenServer
15 18 (21.69%) Exchange Server 2010
16 16 (19.28%) SQL
17 14 (16.87%) SC Cleared
17 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
18 13 (15.66%) SCCM
19 12 (14.46%) WAN
19 12 (14.46%) LAN
20 11 (13.25%) SharePoint
20 11 (13.25%) C
21 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 21 (25.30%) MS Exchange
2 18 (21.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (13.25%) SharePoint
4 10 (12.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (7.23%) Lync
6 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.20%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) MS Office
2 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) PaaS
1 1 (1.20%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (43.37%) DNS
2 31 (37.35%) DHCP
3 21 (25.30%) SMS
4 12 (14.46%) LAN
4 12 (14.46%) WAN
5 7 (8.43%) SAN
6 4 (4.82%) 3G
6 4 (4.82%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (4.82%) NetScaler
7 3 (3.61%) VLAN
8 2 (2.41%) Wireless
8 2 (2.41%) VoIP
9 1 (1.20%) Firewall
9 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.20%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (12.05%) AdminStudio
2 8 (9.64%) MSI
3 6 (7.23%) InstallShield
General
1 5 (6.02%) Local Government
2 1 (1.20%) Finance
2 1 (1.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (13.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (9.64%) Tester
2 8 (9.64%) Applications Packager
3 7 (8.43%) Consultant
4 6 (7.23%) Desktop Support
4 6 (7.23%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (4.82%) Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Solutions Designer
5 4 (4.82%) Server Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) Windows Server Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (4.82%) Designer
6 3 (3.61%) Wintel Specialist
6 3 (3.61%) Wintel Technical Specialist
6 3 (3.61%) Citrix Consultant
6 3 (3.61%) Applications Tester
6 3 (3.61%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (3.61%) Administrator
6 3 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.02%) ODBC
2 2 (2.41%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.20%) Web Services
3 1 (1.20%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.82%) Thin Client
1 4 (4.82%) Fat Client
2 2 (2.41%) PKI
2 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 75 (90.36%) Windows
2 44 (53.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (42.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (33.73%) Windows 7
5 19 (22.89%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.82%) Linux
6 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.61%) UNIX
8 1 (1.20%) Solaris
8 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.30%) ITIL
2 6 (7.23%) Compatibility Testing
3 5 (6.02%) Project Management
3 5 (6.02%) Validation
4 3 (3.61%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.41%) Software Testing
5 2 (2.41%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.20%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (1.20%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.20%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.20%) Test Scripting
6 1 (1.20%) Time Management
6 1 (1.20%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.20%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.20%) Migration
6 1 (1.20%) Content Management
6 1 (1.20%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.28%) SQL
2 11 (13.25%) C
3 4 (4.82%) VBScript
3 4 (4.82%) VB
3 4 (4.82%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.61%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (16.87%) SC Cleared
1 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (8.43%) MCSE
4 2 (2.41%) ISEB
4 2 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.41%) MCITP
4 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.20%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.20%) MCSA
5 1 (1.20%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (61.45%) Active Directory
2 21 (25.30%) Microsoft App-V
2 21 (25.30%) XenDesktop
3 20 (24.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (22.89%) XenServer
5 9 (10.84%) vSphere
6 6 (7.23%) Hyper-V
7 5 (6.02%) ISA Server
8 3 (3.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.20%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.20%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 13 (15.66%) SCCM
2 8 (9.64%) HP Data Protector
2 8 (9.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (7.23%) SCOM
4 3 (3.61%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.41%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.20%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.20%) SCSM
Vendors
1 81 (97.59%) Citrix
2 46 (55.42%) VMware
3 26 (31.33%) Microsoft
4 23 (27.71%) AppSense
5 20 (24.10%) HP
6 7 (8.43%) Oracle
7 6 (7.23%) Compaq
7 6 (7.23%) Dell
8 5 (6.02%) Cisco
9 3 (3.61%) EMC
9 3 (3.61%) NetApp
10 2 (2.41%) Juniper
10 2 (2.41%) Apple
10 2 (2.41%) Symantec
10 2 (2.41%) McAfee
10 2 (2.41%) Meru Networks
11 1 (1.20%) Veeam
11 1 (1.20%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.20%) Spiceworks
11 1 (1.20%) Wyse
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