Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for XenApp skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XenApp over the 6 months to 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Citrix XenApp
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 83 98
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15 -14
Contract jobs citing XenApp 10 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.76% 0.49% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 7.19% 4.84% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 8
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £700 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +141.38% -25.16%
10th Percentile £254 £525 £260
90th Percentile £356 £790 £456
North West median daily rate £375 £350 £313
% change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £32.50 - £17.00

XenApp is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 139 124 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 10.55% 10.18% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 76 87
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +18.52%
10th Percentile £223 £123 £225
90th Percentile £585 £613 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 21 40
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +0.95% +17.39%
10th Percentile £11.18 £13.00 £11.85
90th Percentile £25.50 £23.75 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £16.36 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.07% - +6.19%

XenApp
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing XenApp as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for XenApp in Cheshire

XenApp
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenApp in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenApp in Cheshire

XenApp
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenApp in Cheshire over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenApp in Cheshire

XenApp
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenApp in Cheshire

XenApp
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 3 £265 - 2
Warrington +3 2 £413 -45.00% 2
XenApp
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing XenApp also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for XenApp.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
2 9 (90.00%) SCCM
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (80.00%) Data Centre
3 8 (80.00%) SCOM
3 8 (80.00%) Local Government
3 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
4 6 (60.00%) PKI
4 6 (60.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 6 (60.00%) Migration
4 6 (60.00%) Skype for Business
4 6 (60.00%) Office 365
5 5 (50.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (50.00%) ITIL
6 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (40.00%) LAN
6 4 (40.00%) WAN
6 4 (40.00%) WSUS
7 3 (30.00%) Ivanti
7 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (30.00%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V

XenApp
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (60.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (30.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) LAN
1 4 (40.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) EIGRP
3 2 (20.00%) MPLS
3 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (80.00%) Local Government
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior SCCM Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (60.00%) PKI
3 2 (20.00%) Clustering
3 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 5 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (30.00%) Server Building
5 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (20.00%) High Availability
5 2 (20.00%) ITSM
5 2 (20.00%) Network Virtualisation
5 2 (20.00%) Product Management
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (10.00%) Contract Management
6 1 (10.00%) Data Management
6 1 (10.00%) Network Design
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (20.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) CCDP
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) CCNP
3 1 (10.00%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) CISM
3 1 (10.00%) CISSP
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) vSphere
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (90.00%) SCCM
2 8 (80.00%) SCOM
3 4 (40.00%) WSUS
4 2 (20.00%) HP SIM
4 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (20.00%) SmoothWall
4 2 (20.00%) vCenter Server
4 2 (20.00%) vMotion
5 1 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Avaya
3 3 (30.00%) Ivanti
4 2 (20.00%) Altiris
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) McAfee