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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 83 66 109
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +43
Contract jobs citing XenApp 53 67 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.72% 2.32% 0.97%
As % of the System Software category 17.38% 21.54% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 14
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£300 £300 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £376 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 4
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £18.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.77% +67.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £27.65 £16.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.57 £39.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +42.85%
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
305 311 310
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.89% 10.76% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 128 117
Average daily rate £280 £294 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -9.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £193 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £429 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 67 67
Average hourly rate £19.75 £27.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.18% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.36 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -5 30 £300 - 2
Manchester -9 12 £320 -1.53% 7
Cheshire -12 6 £270 -1.81% 3
Cumbria - 3 £400 - 1
Merseyside -7 1 - -
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 94 (97.92%) Citrix
2 81 (84.38%) Windows
3 64 (66.67%) VMware
4 59 (61.46%) Active Directory
5 49 (51.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (46.88%) DNS
7 44 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (42.71%) DHCP
9 37 (38.54%) Microsoft
10 35 (36.46%) XenDesktop
11 33 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (33.33%) XenServer
12 32 (33.33%) HP
13 31 (32.29%) ITIL
14 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
15 26 (27.08%) SC Cleared
15 26 (27.08%) Microsoft App-V
16 25 (26.04%) MS Exchange
17 22 (22.92%) AppSense
17 22 (22.92%) vSphere
18 21 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2010
19 20 (20.83%) Windows 7
19 20 (20.83%) SMS
20 19 (19.79%) Microsoft Certification
21 18 (18.75%) Dell
22 17 (17.71%) Windows XP
22 17 (17.71%) Compaq
22 17 (17.71%) SQL
23 16 (16.67%) MCSE
23 16 (16.67%) SharePoint

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 25 (26.04%) MS Exchange
2 21 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 10 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (8.33%) Lync
6 6 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (7.29%) MS Office
2 4 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) PaaS
1 1 (1.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (46.88%) DNS
2 41 (42.71%) DHCP
3 20 (20.83%) SMS
4 13 (13.54%) LAN
4 13 (13.54%) WAN
5 9 (9.38%) SAN
6 6 (6.25%) NetScaler
7 4 (4.17%) VLAN
8 2 (2.08%) Wireless
8 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.08%) VoIP
9 1 (1.04%) Broadband
9 1 (1.04%) 3G
9 1 (1.04%) Firewall
9 1 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.04%) VPN
9 1 (1.04%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (10.42%) MSI
2 9 (9.38%) AdminStudio
3 6 (6.25%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.04%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 8 (8.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (11.46%) Support Engineer
1 11 (11.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (10.42%) Server Engineer
3 8 (8.33%) Applications Packager
4 7 (7.29%) Windows Server Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 6 (6.25%) Analyst
5 6 (6.25%) Consultant
6 5 (5.21%) Technical Specialist
6 5 (5.21%) Wintel Specialist
6 5 (5.21%) Wintel Technical Specialist
7 4 (4.17%) Citrix Consultant
7 4 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.17%) Tester
8 3 (3.13%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.13%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Solutions Designer
8 3 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) Web Services
1 5 (5.21%) Application Packaging
2 4 (4.17%) ODBC
3 2 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.13%) PKI
2 1 (1.04%) Smartphone
2 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
2 1 (1.04%) iPhone
2 1 (1.04%) EqualLogic
2 1 (1.04%) iPad
2 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 81 (84.38%) Windows
2 49 (51.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (20.83%) Windows 7
5 17 (17.71%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.21%) Linux
6 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.13%) UNIX
8 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.04%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.04%) Solaris
8 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (32.29%) ITIL
2 4 (4.17%) PRINCE2
2 4 (4.17%) Project Management
2 4 (4.17%) Migration
3 3 (3.13%) Performance Management
3 3 (3.13%) Compatibility Testing
4 2 (2.08%) Software Distribution
5 1 (1.04%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (1.04%) Time Management
5 1 (1.04%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (1.04%) Capacity Management
5 1 (1.04%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.04%) Content Management
5 1 (1.04%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.04%) Project Planning
5 1 (1.04%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.04%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.04%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.71%) SQL
2 10 (10.42%) C
3 4 (4.17%) VBScript
4 3 (3.13%) VB
4 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 26 (27.08%) SC Cleared
3 19 (19.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (16.67%) MCSE
5 2 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.08%) MCITP
6 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.04%) MCSA
6 1 (1.04%) CCNA
System Software
1 59 (61.46%) Active Directory
2 35 (36.46%) XenDesktop
3 33 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (33.33%) XenServer
5 26 (27.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 22 (22.92%) vSphere
7 6 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (6.25%) Hyper-V
8 5 (5.21%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.08%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (12.50%) SCCM
2 8 (8.33%) HP Data Protector
2 8 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (7.29%) SCOM
4 3 (3.13%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.08%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.08%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.04%) ZENworks
6 1 (1.04%) SCSM
Vendors
1 94 (97.92%) Citrix
2 64 (66.67%) VMware
3 37 (38.54%) Microsoft
4 32 (33.33%) HP
5 22 (22.92%) AppSense
6 18 (18.75%) Dell
7 17 (17.71%) Compaq
8 6 (6.25%) Oracle
9 5 (5.21%) Cisco
10 4 (4.17%) EMC
10 4 (4.17%) NetApp
11 3 (3.13%) Symantec
12 2 (2.08%) McAfee
12 2 (2.08%) Wyse
12 2 (2.08%) Juniper
12 2 (2.08%) IBM
12 2 (2.08%) Apple
12 2 (2.08%) Meru Networks
13 1 (1.04%) Altiris
13 1 (1.04%) Veeam
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