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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenApp
Rank 119 90 85
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -5
Contract jobs citing XenApp 18 36 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 1.32% 1.54%
As % of the System Software category 7.11% 12.59% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 20
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£349 £205 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.12% -39.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £130 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £300 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £306 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 18 7
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.81 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.69% -2.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.20 £24.75 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £44.93 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £31.56 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.09% +26.22%
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
253 286 317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.04% 10.46% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 120 117
Average daily rate £338 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 56 66
Average hourly rate £14.50 £30.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £11.10 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.79 £42.38 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 January 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
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 January 2015.

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 January 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 +2 9 £388 +29.16% 6
Cheshire -10 5 £349 +23.45% 5
Lancashire - 3 £260 -
Cumbria - - - -
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 58 (100.00%) Citrix
2 53 (91.38%) Windows
3 36 (62.07%) Active Directory
4 28 (48.28%) VMware
4 28 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (43.10%) Windows 7
6 23 (39.66%) AppSense
7 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (34.48%) DNS
9 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
10 17 (29.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (27.59%) DHCP
11 16 (27.59%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (25.86%) XenDesktop
13 13 (22.41%) SCCM
13 13 (22.41%) Windows XP
13 13 (22.41%) MS Exchange
14 12 (20.69%) SMS
14 12 (20.69%) ITIL
15 11 (18.97%) LAN
16 10 (17.24%) WAN
16 10 (17.24%) Compatibility Testing
16 10 (17.24%) XenServer
17 9 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2010
17 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
18 8 (13.79%) SQL
19 7 (12.07%) AdminStudio
19 7 (12.07%) MS Office
19 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
19 7 (12.07%) HP

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 13 (22.41%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (5.17%) Lync
5 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (5.17%) IIS
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Office
2 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 20 (34.48%) DNS
2 16 (27.59%) DHCP
3 12 (20.69%) SMS
4 11 (18.97%) LAN
5 10 (17.24%) WAN
6 4 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (6.90%) 3G
7 3 (5.17%) NetScaler
7 3 (5.17%) SAN
8 2 (3.45%) VLAN
9 1 (1.72%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) AdminStudio
2 6 (10.34%) MSI
3 3 (5.17%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.72%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (6.90%) Local Government
2 2 (3.45%) Banking
2 2 (3.45%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Law
2 2 (3.45%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (13.79%) Applications Packager
1 8 (13.79%) Tester
2 5 (8.62%) Architect
2 5 (8.62%) Consultant
2 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (8.62%) Applications Tester
3 4 (6.90%) Desktop Support
4 3 (5.17%) Designer
4 3 (5.17%) Project Manager
4 3 (5.17%) Analyst
4 3 (5.17%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (5.17%) Citrix Consultant
5 2 (3.45%) Server Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Tester
5 2 (3.45%) Support Analyst
5 2 (3.45%) Support Engineer
5 2 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) Application Packaging
2 4 (6.90%) ODBC
3 1 (1.72%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Fat Client
1 5 (8.62%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.45%) PKI
2 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) Open Source
3 1 (1.72%) User Experience
3 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 53 (91.38%) Windows
2 28 (48.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (43.10%) Windows 7
4 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (22.41%) Windows XP
6 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.45%) Linux
7 2 (3.45%) UNIX
8 1 (1.72%) Android
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) Compatibility Testing
3 7 (12.07%) Validation
4 6 (10.34%) Project Management
5 4 (6.90%) Migration
6 3 (5.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.17%) Software Testing
7 2 (3.45%) Change Management
7 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.45%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.72%) Time Management
8 1 (1.72%) Information Assurance
8 1 (1.72%) Business Continuity
8 1 (1.72%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.72%) Resource Management
8 1 (1.72%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.72%) Load Testing
8 1 (1.72%) Security Testing
8 1 (1.72%) Test Scripting
8 1 (1.72%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.79%) SQL
2 6 (10.34%) C
2 6 (10.34%) VBScript
2 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.90%) VB
4 2 (3.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.17%) MCSE
4 2 (3.45%) MCITP
4 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.45%) CCEA
4 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.45%) CCA
4 2 (3.45%) CCNA
4 2 (3.45%) ISEB
4 2 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.45%) CCIA
5 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.72%) CCEE
5 1 (1.72%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 17 (29.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (27.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (25.86%) XenDesktop
5 10 (17.24%) XenServer
6 3 (5.17%) vSphere
6 3 (5.17%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (3.45%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.72%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.72%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.72%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 13 (22.41%) SCCM
2 4 (6.90%) SCOM
2 4 (6.90%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (5.17%) XenMobile
3 3 (5.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.72%) MOM
4 1 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 58 (100.00%) Citrix
2 28 (48.28%) VMware
3 23 (39.66%) AppSense
4 18 (31.03%) Microsoft
5 7 (12.07%) HP
6 4 (6.90%) Oracle
6 4 (6.90%) Cisco
7 2 (3.45%) Wyse
7 2 (3.45%) Dell
8 1 (1.72%) Veeam
8 1 (1.72%) Compaq
8 1 (1.72%) NetApp
8 1 (1.72%) Apple
8 1 (1.72%) Avaya
8 1 (1.72%) Kofax