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 February 2015 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenApp
Rank 113 90 81
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -9
Contract jobs citing XenApp 31 41 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 1.50% 1.56%
As % of the System Software category 10.47% 13.06% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 11
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£388 £225 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.22% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 19 5
Average hourly rate £18.75 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.57% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £19.65 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £44.00 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £26.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-10.47% +54.41%
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
296 314 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.63% 11.49% 11.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 106 87
Average daily rate £350 £260 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £135 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 66 65
Average hourly rate £13.00 £26.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.94% +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £11.82 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.54 £43.50 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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
Manchester -3 11 £400 +23.07% 6
Cheshire -12 10 £388 +43.51% 7
Lancashire -7 7 £285 +26.66%
Merseyside -16 2 £750 +476.92% 2
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 61 (100.00%) Citrix
2 50 (81.97%) Windows
3 39 (63.93%) Active Directory
4 30 (49.18%) VMware
5 25 (40.98%) AppSense
6 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
7 21 (34.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (32.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (31.15%) XenDesktop
9 19 (31.15%) Windows 7
10 17 (27.87%) Microsoft App-V
11 16 (26.23%) DNS
12 15 (24.59%) DHCP
12 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (21.31%) Migration
13 13 (21.31%) SCCM
14 12 (19.67%) ITIL
15 11 (18.03%) WAN
16 10 (16.39%) IIS
16 10 (16.39%) Cisco
16 10 (16.39%) VMware ESX
16 10 (16.39%) Compatibility Testing
16 10 (16.39%) XenServer
16 10 (16.39%) PowerShell
17 9 (14.75%) Hyper-V
17 9 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
17 9 (14.75%) SAN
17 9 (14.75%) UNIX
17 9 (14.75%) SMS
18 8 (13.11%) MS Exchange

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 10 (16.39%) IIS
2 8 (13.11%) MS Exchange
3 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
3 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (8.20%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (8.20%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.92%) Lync
5 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (9.84%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.23%) DNS
2 15 (24.59%) DHCP
3 11 (18.03%) WAN
4 9 (14.75%) SMS
4 9 (14.75%) SAN
5 8 (13.11%) iSCSI
6 7 (11.48%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (11.48%) NAS
6 7 (11.48%) Fibre Channel
6 7 (11.48%) VPLS
6 7 (11.48%) DMZ
6 7 (11.48%) Internet
6 7 (11.48%) Wireless
6 7 (11.48%) MPLS
6 7 (11.48%) OSPF
6 7 (11.48%) BGP
6 7 (11.48%) EIGRP
6 7 (11.48%) Firewall
7 5 (8.20%) LAN
8 4 (6.56%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
1 7 (11.48%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) AdminStudio
2 4 (6.56%) MSI
3 2 (3.28%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.64%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (4.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Law
2 2 (3.28%) Legal
2 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.28%) Publishing
2 2 (3.28%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Local Government
3 1 (1.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.64%) Electronics
3 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (19.67%) Architect
2 7 (11.48%) Tester
2 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (9.84%) Technical Architect
3 6 (9.84%) Applications Packager
3 6 (9.84%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Analyst
4 5 (8.20%) Citrix Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Applications Tester
5 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.92%) Consultant
6 3 (4.92%) Desktop Support
6 3 (4.92%) Administrator
6 3 (4.92%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.28%) Citrix Administrator
7 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Tester
7 2 (3.28%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.28%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.84%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.64%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) ODBC
2 1 (1.64%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Replication
1 7 (11.48%) Clustering
1 7 (11.48%) Celerra
2 5 (8.20%) Fat Client
2 5 (8.20%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.28%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) iPhone
3 2 (3.28%) iPad
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Open Source
4 1 (1.64%) Life Science
4 1 (1.64%) DTV
4 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 50 (81.97%) Windows
2 20 (32.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (31.15%) Windows 7
4 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (14.75%) UNIX
6 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (11.48%) Windows XP
7 7 (11.48%) Solaris
8 3 (4.92%) Linux
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.64%) Android
9 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.31%) Migration
2 12 (19.67%) ITIL
3 10 (16.39%) Compatibility Testing
4 9 (14.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (13.11%) Business Continuity
6 7 (11.48%) Validation
6 7 (11.48%) Configuration Management
7 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (9.84%) Change Control
8 4 (6.56%) Business Transformation
8 4 (6.56%) Project Management
8 4 (6.56%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (4.92%) Software Testing
10 2 (3.28%) Time Management
10 2 (3.28%) Load Testing
10 2 (3.28%) Content Management
10 2 (3.28%) Change Management
10 2 (3.28%) PRINCE2
11 1 (1.64%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.11%) VBScript
3 4 (6.56%) VB
3 4 (6.56%) C
4 1 (1.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
1 8 (13.11%) VCP4
2 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.20%) MCSE
3 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.56%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (4.92%) CCEA
5 3 (4.92%) CCIA
5 3 (4.92%) MCITP
6 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
6 2 (3.28%) CCNA
6 2 (3.28%) ISEB
6 2 (3.28%) CCA
6 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.28%) CCEE
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.64%) MCP
7 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 39 (63.93%) Active Directory
2 21 (34.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (31.15%) XenDesktop
4 17 (27.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (16.39%) VMware ESX
5 10 (16.39%) XenServer
6 9 (14.75%) Hyper-V
7 8 (13.11%) Terminal Services
8 7 (11.48%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 3 (4.92%) vSphere
9 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (3.28%) Terminal Server
11 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 13 (21.31%) SCCM
2 4 (6.56%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.64%) SCOM
3 1 (1.64%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.64%) MOM
3 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.64%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 61 (100.00%) Citrix
2 30 (49.18%) VMware
3 25 (40.98%) AppSense
4 22 (36.07%) Microsoft
5 10 (16.39%) Cisco
6 8 (13.11%) Oracle
7 7 (11.48%) EMC
7 7 (11.48%) Nortel
7 7 (11.48%) CheckPoint
7 7 (11.48%) SolarWinds
8 4 (6.56%) Avaya
8 4 (6.56%) HP
9 3 (4.92%) Dell
10 2 (3.28%) Compaq
10 2 (3.28%) McAfee
10 2 (3.28%) Wyse
10 2 (3.28%) Stellent
11 1 (1.64%) NetApp
11 1 (1.64%) Apple
11 1 (1.64%) SAP
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