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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 79 53
Rank change year-on-year +25 -26  
Contract jobs citing XenApp 2 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.37% 0.40% 2.37%
As % of the System Software category 4.08% 3.08% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 12
Median daily rate £328 £290 £713
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.93% -59.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £254 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £298 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £370
% change year-on-year - -12.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.82 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -23.22% -10.00%  

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 49 130 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 9.09% 12.94% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 59 59
Median daily rate £355 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.47% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £245 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 20
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £10.70 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.87 £29.44 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

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 29 March 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 +7 1 £280 +2.75%
XenApp
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Local Government
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (66.67%) SCOM
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) AppDNA
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (33.33%) Server Building
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (33.33%) High Availability
3 1 (33.33%) Dell

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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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DMZ
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Support
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Support Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Server Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Storage Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) DNA
2 1 (33.33%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) Server Building
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) AppDNA
2 1 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds