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 3 months to 27 June 2017 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 75 70
Rank change year-on-year +25 -5  
Contract jobs citing XenApp 7 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.10% 0.43% 0.84%
As % of the System Software category 7.95% 4.04% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 4
Median daily rate £300 £223 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.83% +1.13%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £199 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £281 £285
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £295 £310
% change year-on-year +10.16% -4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £28.75 £18.66
% change year-on-year -28.69% +54.09%  

XenApp is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 88 99 112
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.81% 10.68% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 63 66
Median daily rate £350 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 16
Median hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £21.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

XenApp
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing XenApp as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for XenApp in Cheshire

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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

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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

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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 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
Chester +16 3 £280 +27.27%
Knutsford - 2 £350 -
Warrington - 1 £363 - 4
XenApp
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for XenApp.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
2 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
3 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
3 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
4 6 (66.67%) Skype for Business
4 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
4 6 (66.67%) Migration
5 5 (55.56%) VMware
5 5 (55.56%) Local Government
5 5 (55.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 5 (55.56%) SCOM
5 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (55.56%) Office 365
5 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
6 4 (44.44%) Server Building
6 4 (44.44%) IIS
6 4 (44.44%) LAN
6 4 (44.44%) WAN
6 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (44.44%) PKI
7 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 3 (33.33%) DHCP
7 3 (33.33%) DNS
7 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (33.33%) NetScaler
7 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008

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 7 (77.78%) MS Exchange
2 6 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (66.67%) Skype for Business
3 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (44.44%) IIS
4 2 (22.22%) Apache
4 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Office 365
2 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) LAN
1 4 (44.44%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 2 (22.22%) DMZ
3 2 (22.22%) SAN
3 2 (22.22%) Skype
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) Ethernet
4 1 (11.11%) IPsec
4 1 (11.11%) NAS
4 1 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (11.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (55.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) IT Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) LAMP
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 4 (44.44%) PKI
3 1 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) CentOS
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Server Building
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Network Management
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 1 (11.11%) High Availability
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) vSphere
5 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) SCOM
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) vCenter Server
2 2 (22.22%) vMotion
3 1 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (11.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) AppSense
3 2 (22.22%) CA
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Lumension
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec