The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 North West 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 90 76 89
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Contract jobs citing XenApp 52 43 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.65% 1.75% 1.19%
As % of the System Software category 13.76% 18.38% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 13
Average daily rate £268 £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.92% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £325 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £344 £320
% change year-on-year
-11.20% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 2
Average hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +82.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+36.98% -15.11%
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
378 234 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 11.96% 9.52% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 72 92
Average daily rate £260 £254 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -18.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £215 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 49 43
Average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £37.50 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenApp
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 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
Cheshire -10 24 £270 +5.88% 3
Lancashire -12 20 £260 +8.33%
Manchester -2 7 £400 - 4
Merseyside - - - -
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 93 (97.89%) Citrix
2 76 (80.00%) Windows
3 55 (57.89%) Active Directory
4 50 (52.63%) VMware
5 48 (50.53%) Microsoft
6 38 (40.00%) AppSense
7 37 (38.95%) Microsoft App-V
8 36 (37.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 36 (37.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (36.84%) Windows 7
10 32 (33.68%) Migration
10 32 (33.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 28 (29.47%) ITIL
12 26 (27.37%) XenDesktop
12 26 (27.37%) SCCM
13 24 (25.26%) Local Government
14 23 (24.21%) DHCP
14 23 (24.21%) DNS
15 21 (22.11%) vSphere
16 19 (20.00%) XenServer
17 18 (18.95%) Security Cleared
17 18 (18.95%) HP
18 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
18 17 (17.89%) MS Office
18 17 (17.89%) Application Packaging
19 16 (16.84%) SC Cleared
20 14 (14.74%) PRINCE2
20 14 (14.74%) VBScript
21 13 (13.68%) MSI
21 13 (13.68%) AdminStudio

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
2 13 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.32%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (4.21%) Lync
5 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.11%) IIS
8 1 (1.05%) Site Server
Applications
1 17 (17.89%) MS Office
2 8 (8.42%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.32%) MS Project
3 6 (6.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.21%) DHCP
1 23 (24.21%) DNS
2 12 (12.63%) WAN
3 11 (11.58%) LAN
4 7 (7.37%) SAN
5 6 (6.32%) NetScaler
5 6 (6.32%) SMS
6 5 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.26%) VPN
7 4 (4.21%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (4.21%) VLAN
8 2 (2.11%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (2.11%) VoIP
9 1 (1.05%) Firewall
9 1 (1.05%) Wireless
9 1 (1.05%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (13.68%) MSI
1 13 (13.68%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.11%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (2.11%) InstallShield
General
1 24 (25.26%) Local Government
2 4 (4.21%) Banking
2 4 (4.21%) Publishing
3 3 (3.16%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Finance
5 1 (1.05%) Legal
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (17.89%) Applications Packager
2 13 (13.68%) Consultant
3 12 (12.63%) Support Engineer
4 11 (11.58%) Citrix Consultant
5 10 (10.53%) Project Manager
6 9 (9.47%) Analyst
7 8 (8.42%) Server Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) ICT Project Manager
9 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 6 (6.32%) Test Analyst
9 6 (6.32%) Senior Manager
10 5 (5.26%) Technical Support
10 5 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Senior Project Manager
11 3 (3.16%) Network Engineer
11 3 (3.16%) Desktop Support
11 3 (3.16%) Senior Technical Support
11 3 (3.16%) Technical Support Officer
11 3 (3.16%) Windows Server Engineer
11 3 (3.16%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.89%) Application Packaging
2 4 (4.21%) Web Services
3 2 (2.11%) Middleware
3 2 (2.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.21%) iPad
2 4 (4.21%) iPhone
3 3 (3.16%) PKI
3 3 (3.16%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.16%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.11%) Clustering
5 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.05%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 76 (80.00%) Windows
2 36 (37.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (36.84%) Windows 7
4 32 (33.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (10.53%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.16%) Windows 2000
7 3 (3.16%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.11%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.11%) UNIX
8 2 (2.11%) Linux
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (33.68%) Migration
2 28 (29.47%) ITIL
3 14 (14.74%) PRINCE2
4 13 (13.68%) Compatibility Testing
5 8 (8.42%) Project Planning
6 4 (4.21%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.21%) Critical Path Analysis
7 3 (3.16%) CRM
8 2 (2.11%) Software Deployment
8 2 (2.11%) Service Management
9 1 (1.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (1.05%) Problem Management
9 1 (1.05%) Incident Management
9 1 (1.05%) BPR
9 1 (1.05%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (1.05%) Performance Management
9 1 (1.05%) Data Migration
9 1 (1.05%) Service Desk Management
9 1 (1.05%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.74%) VBScript
2 13 (13.68%) PowerShell
3 12 (12.63%) VB
4 6 (6.32%) SQL
5 2 (2.11%) AppleScript
5 2 (2.11%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.11%) LINC
Qualifications
1 18 (18.95%) Security Cleared
2 16 (16.84%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.58%) MCSE
3 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.16%) CCA
4 3 (3.16%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.11%) MCSA
5 2 (2.11%) MCITP
6 1 (1.05%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 37 (38.95%) Microsoft App-V
3 36 (37.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (27.37%) XenDesktop
5 21 (22.11%) vSphere
6 19 (20.00%) XenServer
7 9 (9.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (5.26%) VMware ESX
9 4 (4.21%) Hyper-V
10 3 (3.16%) MetaFrame
11 2 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (27.37%) SCCM
2 6 (6.32%) SCOM
3 4 (4.21%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (3.16%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.05%) ZENworks
5 1 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 93 (97.89%) Citrix
2 50 (52.63%) VMware
3 48 (50.53%) Microsoft
4 38 (40.00%) AppSense
5 18 (18.95%) HP
6 12 (12.63%) Dell
7 11 (11.58%) Compaq
8 10 (10.53%) NetApp
9 8 (8.42%) Cisco
10 7 (7.37%) Symantec
11 5 (5.26%) Apple
12 3 (3.16%) IBM
12 3 (3.16%) Reuters
12 3 (3.16%) Bloomberg
13 1 (1.05%) Wyse
13 1 (1.05%) Altiris
13 1 (1.05%) EMC
13 1 (1.05%) Novell
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