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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 97 78 112
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +34
Contract jobs citing XenApp 35 49 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.19% 1.92% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 12.41% 16.55% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 24 9
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% +35.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £226 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £413 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £29.00 £20.06
% change year-on-year
-31.03% +44.56%
System Software Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
282 296 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.56% 11.62% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 103 112
Average daily rate £275 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 66 50
Average hourly rate £14.67 £21.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.75% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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 11 July 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
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 11 July 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
Lancashire -11 21 £270 -12.90%
Manchester -4 9 £320 -1.53% 18
Cheshire -14 5 £280 -8.49% 6
Merseyside - - - -
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 86 (98.85%) Citrix
2 77 (88.51%) Windows
3 55 (63.22%) Active Directory
4 53 (60.92%) VMware
5 41 (47.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (44.83%) Microsoft
7 38 (43.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 35 (40.23%) DNS
9 34 (39.08%) DHCP
10 33 (37.93%) Microsoft App-V
11 30 (34.48%) ITIL
12 29 (33.33%) AppSense
12 29 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 29 (33.33%) XenDesktop
13 27 (31.03%) Windows 7
14 24 (27.59%) Security Cleared
14 24 (27.59%) HP
15 23 (26.44%) XenServer
16 22 (25.29%) SC Cleared
17 21 (24.14%) vSphere
18 19 (21.84%) SCCM
19 18 (20.69%) MS Exchange
20 16 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
21 15 (17.24%) Dell
21 15 (17.24%) SMS
22 14 (16.09%) Windows XP
22 14 (16.09%) Compaq
22 14 (16.09%) Migration
22 14 (16.09%) MSI
22 14 (16.09%) Exchange Server 2010

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 18 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 14 (16.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (12.64%) SharePoint
4 8 (9.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (8.05%) Lync
6 6 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.15%) IIS
9 1 (1.15%) Site Server
Applications
1 13 (14.94%) MS Office
2 7 (8.05%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.30%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (40.23%) DNS
2 34 (39.08%) DHCP
3 15 (17.24%) SMS
4 10 (11.49%) LAN
4 10 (11.49%) WAN
5 8 (9.20%) SAN
6 5 (5.75%) VLAN
6 5 (5.75%) NetScaler
7 4 (4.60%) VPN
8 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.45%) VoIP
9 2 (2.30%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (2.30%) Wireless
10 1 (1.15%) Broadband
10 1 (1.15%) Wireshark
10 1 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.15%) 3G
10 1 (1.15%) Firewall
10 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (16.09%) MSI
2 11 (12.64%) AdminStudio
3 5 (5.75%) InstallShield
4 2 (2.30%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 13 (14.94%) Local Government
2 2 (2.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (14.94%) Applications Packager
1 13 (14.94%) Support Engineer
2 9 (10.34%) Server Engineer
3 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (8.05%) Consultant
4 6 (6.90%) Analyst
4 6 (6.90%) Technical Specialist
4 6 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (6.90%) Wintel Specialist
4 6 (6.90%) Wintel Technical Specialist
5 5 (5.75%) Windows Server Engineer
5 5 (5.75%) Citrix Consultant
6 4 (4.60%) Administrator
6 4 (4.60%) Project Manager
7 3 (3.45%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.45%) Support Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.79%) Application Packaging
2 5 (5.75%) Web Services
3 2 (2.30%) Middleware
4 1 (1.15%) .NET
4 1 (1.15%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) Thin Client
1 4 (4.60%) Blackberry
1 4 (4.60%) Fat Client
1 4 (4.60%) iPhone
1 4 (4.60%) iPad
2 2 (2.30%) PKI
3 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.15%) Clustering
3 1 (1.15%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 77 (88.51%) Windows
2 41 (47.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (43.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (31.03%) Windows 7
5 14 (16.09%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.60%) Linux
6 4 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.45%) UNIX
8 2 (2.30%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.15%) Solaris
9 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (34.48%) ITIL
2 14 (16.09%) Migration
3 8 (9.20%) PRINCE2
4 7 (8.05%) Compatibility Testing
5 4 (4.60%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.30%) Critical Path Analysis
6 2 (2.30%) Software Deployment
6 2 (2.30%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.15%) Service Desk Management
7 1 (1.15%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.15%) Content Management
7 1 (1.15%) Service Management
7 1 (1.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.15%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.15%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.15%) Performance Management
7 1 (1.15%) Data Migration
7 1 (1.15%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.49%) VBScript
2 9 (10.34%) VB
2 9 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 8 (9.20%) SQL
4 6 (6.90%) C
5 1 (1.15%) Java
5 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.15%) AppleScript
5 1 (1.15%) LINC
Qualifications
1 24 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 22 (25.29%) SC Cleared
3 16 (18.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (14.94%) MCSE
5 2 (2.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.30%) MCITP
6 1 (1.15%) MCSA
6 1 (1.15%) CCNA
6 1 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (63.22%) Active Directory
2 33 (37.93%) Microsoft App-V
3 29 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (33.33%) XenDesktop
4 23 (26.44%) XenServer
5 21 (24.14%) vSphere
6 6 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (5.75%) Hyper-V
8 4 (4.60%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.30%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.15%) MetaFrame
10 1 (1.15%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 19 (21.84%) SCCM
2 7 (8.05%) SCOM
3 6 (6.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (3.45%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.45%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.15%) SCSM
5 1 (1.15%) ZENworks
5 1 (1.15%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 86 (98.85%) Citrix
2 53 (60.92%) VMware
3 39 (44.83%) Microsoft
4 29 (33.33%) AppSense
5 24 (27.59%) HP
6 15 (17.24%) Dell
7 14 (16.09%) Compaq
8 9 (10.34%) Cisco
9 6 (6.90%) Apple
10 4 (4.60%) Symantec
11 3 (3.45%) IBM
11 3 (3.45%) EMC
11 3 (3.45%) NetApp
12 2 (2.30%) Oracle
12 2 (2.30%) Meru Networks
12 2 (2.30%) Juniper
12 2 (2.30%) McAfee
13 1 (1.15%) Wyse
13 1 (1.15%) Altiris
13 1 (1.15%) Veeam
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