Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 76 111
Rank change year-on-year +3 +35 -24
Contract jobs citing XenApp 24 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.81% 0.91% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 10.86% 7.38% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 5
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +33.33% -40.00%
10th Percentile £254 £280 £195
90th Percentile £380 £381 £318
North West median daily rate £325 £300 £363
% change year-on-year +8.33% -17.24% +16.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 -
% change year-on-year +18.75% - -

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 221 149 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.63% 12.31% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 122 107
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £355 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% -16.47% -2.86%
10th Percentile £139 £199 £258
90th Percentile £495 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 11 19
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.18 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.46% -3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.00 £18.75 £21.00
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £13.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -3.57%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +4 7 £280 -
Knutsford -3 6 £350 -
Warrington +2 1 £95 -73.79%
Crewe - 1 £375 -
XenApp
North West

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 24 (100.00%) Citrix
2 22 (91.67%) Windows
2 22 (91.67%) SCCM
2 22 (91.67%) Windows Server
3 18 (75.00%) Migration
3 18 (75.00%) SQL Server
4 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (58.33%) VMware
5 14 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (50.00%) Office 365
7 12 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
8 11 (45.83%) LAN
8 11 (45.83%) WAN
8 11 (45.83%) SAN
8 11 (45.83%) SCOM
8 11 (45.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 11 (45.83%) Local Government
8 11 (45.83%) PKI
8 11 (45.83%) Data Centre
8 11 (45.83%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (45.83%) Skype for Business
8 11 (45.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (41.67%) Software Deployment
9 10 (41.67%) Time Management
9 10 (41.67%) IPsec

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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (45.83%) Skype for Business
3 9 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (37.50%) IIS
4 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
5 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (8.33%) Site Server
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) LAN
1 11 (45.83%) SAN
1 11 (45.83%) WAN
2 10 (41.67%) IPsec
3 9 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 7 (29.17%) DMZ
4 7 (29.17%) Ethernet
4 7 (29.17%) NAS
5 2 (8.33%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MSI
General
1 11 (45.83%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Server Engineer
2 9 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Desktop Support
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Chief Technology Officer
4 2 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.17%) Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) SCCM Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Software Deployment Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (45.83%) Data Centre
1 11 (45.83%) PKI
2 10 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) EMC VNX
4 1 (4.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 22 (91.67%) Windows
1 22 (91.67%) Windows Server
2 16 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (54.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) Migration
2 11 (45.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (41.67%) Software Deployment
3 10 (41.67%) Time Management
4 9 (37.50%) Server Building
5 7 (29.17%) Asset Management
5 7 (29.17%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (25.00%) Deployment Automation
6 6 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (25.00%) Software Distribution
7 5 (20.83%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) Problem Management
8 4 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (12.50%) Business Continuity
9 3 (12.50%) High Availability
10 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
10 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
10 2 (8.33%) Server Management
11 1 (4.17%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (20.83%) SQL
3 4 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (45.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 11 (45.83%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (12.50%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
6 2 (8.33%) vSphere
7 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
7 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (4.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (91.67%) SCCM
2 11 (45.83%) SCOM
3 7 (29.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (8.33%) SmoothWall
4 2 (8.33%) WSUS
5 1 (4.17%) HP SIM
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (4.17%) vCenter Server
5 1 (4.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) Citrix
2 14 (58.33%) VMware
3 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (33.33%) HP
5 7 (29.17%) Symantec
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco
7 2 (8.33%) Avaya
7 2 (8.33%) EMC
7 2 (8.33%) McAfee
8 1 (4.17%) Altiris
8 1 (4.17%) Ivanti