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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenApp
Rank 98 88 75
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -13
Contract jobs citing XenApp 58 54 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.50% 1.71% 1.84%
As % of the System Software category 16.71% 13.92% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 17
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£400 £268 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.53% -2.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £359 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £330
% change year-on-year
+13.08% -6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.28 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.78% -13.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £20.44 £23.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +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
347 388 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.98% 12.26% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 151 74
Average daily rate £325 £261 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.40% +3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £136 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 79 53
Average hourly rate £13.00 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.47 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £43.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.45%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +8 21 £375 -6.25% 6
Cheshire -11 20 £713 +163.88% 3
Lancashire -11 8 £300 +15.38%
Merseyside -12 7 £250 -
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 76 (98.70%) Citrix
2 53 (68.83%) Windows
3 41 (53.25%) Active Directory
4 35 (45.45%) VMware
5 33 (42.86%) AppSense
6 28 (36.36%) XenDesktop
7 26 (33.77%) Microsoft
8 24 (31.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (29.87%) VMware Infrastructure
10 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (24.68%) Migration
12 18 (23.38%) WAN
13 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (18.18%) DNS
14 14 (18.18%) ITIL
14 14 (18.18%) SAN
15 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (16.88%) DHCP
16 12 (15.58%) UNIX
16 12 (15.58%) Solaris
16 12 (15.58%) EMC
16 12 (15.58%) XenServer
16 12 (15.58%) QA
17 11 (14.29%) PowerShell
17 11 (14.29%) SCCM
17 11 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
17 11 (14.29%) IIS
17 11 (14.29%) LAN
17 11 (14.29%) MCSE

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 11 (14.29%) IIS
2 7 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.79%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.49%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.30%) Lync
6 1 (1.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Office 365
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.38%) WAN
2 14 (18.18%) DNS
2 14 (18.18%) SAN
3 13 (16.88%) DHCP
4 11 (14.29%) LAN
5 9 (11.69%) Firewall
5 9 (11.69%) iSCSI
6 8 (10.39%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (10.39%) NAS
6 8 (10.39%) Wireless
6 8 (10.39%) VPLS
6 8 (10.39%) Fibre Channel
6 8 (10.39%) VPN
6 8 (10.39%) MPLS
6 8 (10.39%) OSPF
6 8 (10.39%) BGP
6 8 (10.39%) EIGRP
6 8 (10.39%) DMZ
6 8 (10.39%) Internet
7 4 (5.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MSI
2 3 (3.90%) Fiddler
3 2 (2.60%) AdminStudio
4 1 (1.30%) InstallShield
General
1 3 (3.90%) Finance
1 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.60%) Publishing
2 2 (2.60%) Law
2 2 (2.60%) Legal
3 1 (1.30%) Electronics
3 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.30%) Banking
3 1 (1.30%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (18.18%) Architect
1 14 (18.18%) Analyst
2 9 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (11.69%) Technical Analyst
3 8 (10.39%) Citrix Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Environment Manager
4 7 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 7 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Administrator
6 5 (6.49%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Applications Packager
6 5 (6.49%) Citrix Administrator
7 4 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.90%) Technical Support
8 3 (3.90%) Tester
8 3 (3.90%) Applications Tester
9 2 (2.60%) Desktop Analyst
9 2 (2.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Replication
1 8 (10.39%) Clustering
1 8 (10.39%) Celerra
2 3 (3.90%) iPhone
2 3 (3.90%) iPad
2 3 (3.90%) Smartphone
2 3 (3.90%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.60%) Life Science
3 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.30%) Open Source
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
4 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.30%) BYOD
4 1 (1.30%) DTV
4 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 53 (68.83%) Windows
2 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (25.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (22.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (15.58%) UNIX
5 12 (15.58%) Solaris
6 9 (11.69%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.49%) Linux
8 3 (3.90%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.30%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.68%) Migration
2 14 (18.18%) ITIL
3 11 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 10 (12.99%) Business Transformation
4 10 (12.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (11.69%) Business Continuity
6 8 (10.39%) Configuration Management
6 8 (10.39%) Change Control
7 6 (7.79%) Compatibility Testing
7 6 (7.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (6.49%) Incident Management
9 4 (5.19%) Project Management
9 4 (5.19%) Validation
10 3 (3.90%) Load Testing
10 3 (3.90%) Time Management
11 2 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
11 2 (2.60%) Service Delivery
11 2 (2.60%) Change Management
11 2 (2.60%) Content Management
12 1 (1.30%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.39%) VBScript
3 3 (3.90%) VB
3 3 (3.90%) C
4 1 (1.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (14.29%) MCSE
3 10 (12.99%) Citrix Certification
4 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
5 7 (9.09%) CCEE
5 7 (9.09%) CCA
6 6 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (6.49%) CCAA
7 5 (6.49%) CCIA
7 5 (6.49%) MCITP
8 4 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (5.19%) CCEA
8 4 (5.19%) CCIE
8 4 (5.19%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.60%) CCNA
9 2 (2.60%) MCP
10 1 (1.30%) MCSA
10 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.58%) QA
2 7 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (5.19%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (53.25%) Active Directory
2 28 (36.36%) XenDesktop
3 24 (31.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 23 (29.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (15.58%) XenServer
6 10 (12.99%) Hyper-V
6 10 (12.99%) VMware ESX
7 9 (11.69%) Terminal Services
7 9 (11.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 8 (10.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 8 (10.39%) MetaFrame
9 6 (7.79%) vSphere
10 4 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (3.90%) Terminal Server
12 1 (1.30%) Xen
12 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (14.29%) SCCM
2 4 (5.19%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.60%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.30%) MOM
4 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 76 (98.70%) Citrix
2 35 (45.45%) VMware
3 33 (42.86%) AppSense
4 26 (33.77%) Microsoft
5 12 (15.58%) EMC
6 10 (12.99%) Cisco
7 8 (10.39%) Nortel
7 8 (10.39%) Oracle
7 8 (10.39%) CheckPoint
7 8 (10.39%) SolarWinds
8 6 (7.79%) HP
9 5 (6.49%) Dell
10 4 (5.19%) Compaq
10 4 (5.19%) Red Hat
10 4 (5.19%) Avaya
11 3 (3.90%) Wyse
12 2 (2.60%) Stellent
12 2 (2.60%) McAfee
13 1 (1.30%) Sophos
13 1 (1.30%) Apple
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