Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 74 112
Rank change year-on-year +6 +38 -34
Contract jobs citing XenApp 25 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.94% 0.64% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 13.16% 6.19% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 7
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £325 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.85% +32.65% -62.31%
10th Percentile £252 £280 £200
90th Percentile £367 £369 £321
North West median daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +16.67% -7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £32.50 - -
North West median hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +71.88% -5.88% -8.88%

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 190 113 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.74% 10.37% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 78 117
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -17.65% -2.86%
10th Percentile £225 £163 £245
90th Percentile £502 £516 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £378 £388
% change year-on-year +5.96% -2.58% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 28
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.68% +10.01% +0.64%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.35
90th Percentile £24.50 £35.00 £31.22
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.34
% change year-on-year -3.23% +8.09% +2.43%

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 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 22 May 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 -1 6 £273 -2.68%
Knutsford -4 6 £350 -
Crewe - 1 £375 -
XenApp
North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 25 (100.00%) Citrix
2 24 (96.00%) Windows
2 24 (96.00%) Windows Server
3 23 (92.00%) SCCM
4 19 (76.00%) Migration
4 19 (76.00%) SQL Server
5 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (72.00%) VMware
6 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (64.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (56.00%) Data Centre
9 14 (56.00%) SCOM
9 14 (56.00%) Local Government
9 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
9 14 (56.00%) LAN
9 14 (56.00%) WAN
9 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
10 13 (52.00%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (48.00%) Skype for Business
11 12 (48.00%) Office 365
11 12 (48.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
11 12 (48.00%) IIS
11 12 (48.00%) SAN
11 12 (48.00%) PKI
12 10 (40.00%) IPsec
12 10 (40.00%) Time Management
12 10 (40.00%) HP
12 10 (40.00%) Analytical Skills

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 12 (48.00%) IIS
1 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
1 12 (48.00%) Skype for Business
2 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 12 (48.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (56.00%) LAN
1 14 (56.00%) WAN
2 12 (48.00%) SAN
3 10 (40.00%) IPsec
4 8 (32.00%) TCP/IP
5 7 (28.00%) DMZ
5 7 (28.00%) Ethernet
5 7 (28.00%) NAS
6 5 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (8.00%) DHCP
7 2 (8.00%) EIGRP
7 2 (8.00%) MPLS
7 2 (8.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (76.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MSI
2 2 (8.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (56.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Server Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (12.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 3 (12.00%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Chief Technology Officer
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) SCCM Administrator
5 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 14 (56.00%) Data Centre
2 12 (48.00%) PKI
3 10 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (12.00%) Clustering
5 1 (4.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 24 (96.00%) Windows
1 24 (96.00%) Windows Server
2 18 (72.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 17 (68.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (76.00%) Migration
2 10 (40.00%) Software Deployment
2 10 (40.00%) Time Management
3 7 (28.00%) Asset Management
3 7 (28.00%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (28.00%) Server Building
4 6 (24.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (24.00%) Deployment Automation
4 6 (24.00%) ITIL
4 6 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (24.00%) Software Distribution
5 5 (20.00%) PRINCE2
6 4 (16.00%) High Availability
6 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (12.00%) Business Continuity
7 3 (12.00%) Network Virtualisation
7 3 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
9 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) PowerShell
1 8 (32.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) CCNA
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 16 (64.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (52.00%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (48.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (20.00%) vSphere
6 4 (16.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (12.00%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (12.00%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (4.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (92.00%) SCCM
2 14 (56.00%) SCOM
3 7 (28.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (20.00%) WSUS
5 4 (16.00%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (16.00%) SmoothWall
6 3 (12.00%) HP SIM
6 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (12.00%) vCenter Server
6 3 (12.00%) vMotion
7 2 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) Citrix
2 18 (72.00%) VMware
3 14 (56.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (40.00%) HP
5 7 (28.00%) Symantec
6 6 (24.00%) Cisco
7 5 (20.00%) Avaya
8 4 (16.00%) McAfee
9 3 (12.00%) Altiris
10 2 (8.00%) Ivanti
11 1 (4.00%) EMC