The table below looks at the statistics for XenApp skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenApp over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenApp
Rank 123 110 82
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -28
Contract jobs citing XenApp 23 11 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.44% 1.42%
As % of the System Software category 7.62% 4.91% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 19
Median daily rate £275 £375 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +24.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £427 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £18.25 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £20.63 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+34.54% -10.32%
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 West Midlands region.

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
302 224 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.13% 8.99% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 113 106
Median daily rate £370 £363 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £202 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.67% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 38 55
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £34.85 £25.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

XenApp
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing XenApp as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

XenApp Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

XenApp
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenApp across the West Midlands region.

XenApp Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

XenApp
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenApp across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

XenApp Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

XenApp
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenApp across the West Midlands region.

XenApp Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

XenApp
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -9 5 £275 -26.66% 2
Worcestershire - 5 £240 -
Staffordshire +5 4 £510 +155.00%
Warwickshire -2 3 - -
Coventry -13 3 £325 +20.37% 1
Walsall - 1 £125 -
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XenApp also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for XenApp.

1 29 (96.67%) Citrix
2 23 (76.67%) Windows
3 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 19 (63.33%) VMware
4 19 (63.33%) XenDesktop
4 19 (63.33%) Windows Server
5 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
7 13 (43.33%) MS Exchange
7 13 (43.33%) SC Cleared
7 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
7 13 (43.33%) SCCM
8 12 (40.00%) SAN
9 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (30.00%) DNS
10 9 (30.00%) DHCP
10 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
11 8 (26.67%) NetScaler
12 7 (23.33%) XenServer
12 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
12 7 (23.33%) Dell
13 6 (20.00%) MS Office
13 6 (20.00%) SQL
13 6 (20.00%) NAS
13 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
14 5 (16.67%) Virtual Team
14 5 (16.67%) Patch Management
14 5 (16.67%) VMware Server

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (43.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (23.33%) SharePoint
3 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (16.67%) Skype for Business
5 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (6.67%) IIS
7 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.67%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) SAN
2 9 (30.00%) DHCP
2 9 (30.00%) DNS
3 8 (26.67%) NetScaler
4 6 (20.00%) NAS
5 5 (16.67%) VLAN
6 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 3 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (10.00%) iSCSI
7 3 (10.00%) MPLS
8 2 (6.67%) Internet
8 2 (6.67%) Intranet
9 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
9 1 (3.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (6.67%) Data Lake
3 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.67%) HDInsight
3 2 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.67%) MySQL
3 2 (6.67%) Power BI
General
1 2 (6.67%) Aerospace
1 2 (6.67%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Architect
3 7 (23.33%) Support Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Administrator
5 5 (16.67%) Citrix Support
5 5 (16.67%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) VMware Support Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Azure Architect
7 3 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (6.67%) Azure Administrator
8 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (6.67%) IT Architect
8 2 (6.67%) Technical Architect
8 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (6.67%) Wintel Architect
8 2 (6.67%) Wintel Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 5 (16.67%) PDA
1 5 (16.67%) Virtual Team
2 4 (13.33%) CESG
3 3 (10.00%) Clustering
3 3 (10.00%) Replication
4 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) Private Cloud
5 1 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (76.67%) Windows
2 19 (63.33%) Windows Server
3 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Patch Management
2 4 (13.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
2 4 (13.33%) Project Planning
3 2 (6.67%) Analytics
3 2 (6.67%) Machine Learning
3 2 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.33%) HOOD
4 1 (3.33%) Migration
4 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.33%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) SC Cleared
1 13 (43.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) CCA
2 2 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (6.67%) MCSA
2 2 (6.67%) MCSE
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.33%) MCP
System Software
1 21 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (63.33%) XenDesktop
3 10 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (23.33%) XenServer
5 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 5 (16.67%) VMware Server
5 5 (16.67%) vSphere
6 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (10.00%) SCOM
3 2 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) AppDNA
4 1 (3.33%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (3.33%) Simpana
Vendors
1 29 (96.67%) Citrix
2 19 (63.33%) VMware
3 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (23.33%) Dell
5 4 (13.33%) HP
5 4 (13.33%) Sophos
6 3 (10.00%) EMC
6 3 (10.00%) NetApp
6 3 (10.00%) Symantec
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco
7 1 (3.33%) CommVault
7 1 (3.33%) Finjan
7 1 (3.33%) Nortel
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle