The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 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
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 137 107
Rank change year-on-year +23 -30  
Contract jobs citing XenApp 21 18 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.72% 0.47% 1.26%
As % of the System Software category 6.71% 4.69% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 30
Median daily rate £350 £331 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.66% +22.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £222 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £410 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year +8.33% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £28.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year -44.34% +33.72%  

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 the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 313 384 455
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.79% 10.08% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 194 236
Median daily rate £388 £389 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.32% +29.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 43 60
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £16.00 £21.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

XenApp
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

XenApp
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenApp in the North West

XenApp
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenApp in the North West over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenApp in the North West

XenApp
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenApp in the North West

XenApp
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Merseyside - 8 - -
Cheshire +28 7 £300 +34.83% 4
Manchester +4 6 £400 +15.94% 6
XenApp
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for XenApp.

1 28 (90.32%) Citrix
2 17 (54.84%) Windows
3 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
3 15 (48.39%) VMware
4 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
5 13 (41.94%) Migration
6 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
6 12 (38.71%) Windows Server
7 11 (35.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
9 9 (29.03%) vSphere
9 9 (29.03%) Skype for Business
10 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
10 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (22.58%) SCCM
11 7 (22.58%) Office 365
11 7 (22.58%) PRINCE2
11 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
11 7 (22.58%) LAN
11 7 (22.58%) SAN
11 7 (22.58%) Finance
12 6 (19.35%) Project Management
12 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (19.35%) NetScaler
12 6 (19.35%) Line Management
12 6 (19.35%) People Management
12 6 (19.35%) Contingency Planning
12 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 6 (19.35%) XenDesktop
13 5 (16.13%) NAS

XenApp
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 15 (48.39%) MS Exchange
2 9 (29.03%) Skype for Business
3 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
4 6 (19.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (12.90%) IIS
6 3 (9.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (6.45%) Apache
7 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Office 365
2 5 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) LAN
1 7 (22.58%) SAN
2 6 (19.35%) NetScaler
3 5 (16.13%) NAS
4 4 (12.90%) WAN
5 3 (9.68%) DHCP
5 3 (9.68%) DNS
5 3 (9.68%) WLAN
6 2 (6.45%) DMZ
6 2 (6.45%) Skype
6 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.23%) Firewall
7 1 (3.23%) IPsec
7 1 (3.23%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (3.23%) VLAN
7 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 5 (16.13%) Local Government
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (19.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (19.35%) Project Manager
2 4 (12.90%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Server Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Applications Packager
3 3 (9.68%) Data Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Data Centre Analyst
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared Application Packager
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Implementation Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Implementation Project Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Project Implementation Manager
4 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) LAMP
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) PKI
3 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Clustering
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.23%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Windows
2 12 (38.71%) Windows Server
3 5 (16.13%) Linux
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.68%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Migration
2 7 (22.58%) PRINCE2
3 6 (19.35%) Contingency Planning
3 6 (19.35%) Line Management
3 6 (19.35%) People Management
3 6 (19.35%) Project Management
4 4 (12.90%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (12.90%) ITIL
4 4 (12.90%) Server Building
4 4 (12.90%) Service Management
5 3 (9.68%) Application Virtualisation
5 3 (9.68%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (9.68%) Security Patching
6 2 (6.45%) DevOps
6 2 (6.45%) Network Management
7 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.23%) High Availability
7 1 (3.23%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.23%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (19.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (35.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 9 (29.03%) vSphere
4 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (19.35%) XenDesktop
6 4 (12.90%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (9.68%) Hyper-V
7 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) SCCM
2 5 (16.13%) SCOM
3 3 (9.68%) vCenter Server
4 2 (6.45%) vMotion
5 1 (3.23%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
5 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (90.32%) Citrix
2 15 (48.39%) VMware
3 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.13%) NetApp
5 3 (9.68%) CommVault
5 3 (9.68%) IBM
5 3 (9.68%) Veeam
6 2 (6.45%) AppSense
6 2 (6.45%) CA
6 2 (6.45%) HP
6 2 (6.45%) Lumension
6 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco
7 1 (3.23%) Dell
7 1 (3.23%) EMC
7 1 (3.23%) Meraki
7 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.23%) Symantec