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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenApp
England / North West
Rank 121 137 96
Rank change year-on-year +16 -41  
Contract jobs citing XenApp 10 21 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.38% 0.55% 1.58%
As % of the System Software category 3.83% 5.08% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 30
Median daily rate £288 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.81% -15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £420 £750
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year - -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.38% +9.09%  

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 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 261 413 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.03% 10.76% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 207 155
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £230 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 47 54
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.65 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.47 £40.00 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 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
Manchester +18 7 £288 -36.11% 2
Cheshire +25 2 £328 +12.93% 1
Merseyside -4 1 - - 5
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for XenApp.

1 30 (100.00%) Citrix
2 27 (90.00%) VMware
3 22 (73.33%) Windows
4 19 (63.33%) Windows Server
5 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
8 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (43.33%) MS Exchange
10 11 (36.67%) NetApp
10 11 (36.67%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (33.33%) Cisco
11 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
12 9 (30.00%) Firewall
12 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (26.67%) Data Centre
13 8 (26.67%) Blue Coat
13 8 (26.67%) ProxySG
13 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
13 8 (26.67%) Web Services
14 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (23.33%) vSphere
14 7 (23.33%) VLAN
14 7 (23.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 6 (20.00%) SCCM
15 6 (20.00%) XenDesktop
15 6 (20.00%) LAN
15 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
16 5 (16.67%) AppSense

XenApp
Top Related 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 13 (43.33%) MS Exchange
2 7 (23.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (13.33%) Skype for Business
5 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (36.67%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) Firewall
2 7 (23.33%) VLAN
3 6 (20.00%) LAN
3 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (16.67%) NetScaler
5 4 (13.33%) SAN
6 3 (10.00%) DHCP
6 3 (10.00%) DNS
6 3 (10.00%) NAS
6 3 (10.00%) WAN
6 3 (10.00%) WLAN
7 1 (3.33%) 3G
7 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.33%) DMZ
7 1 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (3.33%) VPN
7 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (16.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Citrix Specialist
3 3 (10.00%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix Expert
3 3 (10.00%) Data Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Data Centre Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Leader
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (26.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.33%) Fat Client
2 4 (13.33%) Thin Client
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 19 (63.33%) Windows Server
3 18 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (13.33%) Linux
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.33%) Solaris
8 1 (3.33%) Unix
8 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) ITIL
1 4 (13.33%) Migration
1 4 (13.33%) Service Management
2 3 (10.00%) Application Discovery
2 3 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (10.00%) Security Patching
3 1 (3.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (3.33%) DNA
3 1 (3.33%) High Availability
3 1 (3.33%) IT Governance
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.33%) Project Management
3 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.33%) Server Building
3 1 (3.33%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (26.67%) ProxySG
4 7 (23.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 7 (23.33%) vSphere
5 6 (20.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) AppDNA
3 1 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Nagios
3 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 30 (100.00%) Citrix
2 27 (90.00%) VMware
3 11 (36.67%) NetApp
4 10 (33.33%) Cisco
4 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (26.67%) Blue Coat
6 5 (16.67%) AppSense
7 3 (10.00%) CommVault
7 3 (10.00%) IBM
7 3 (10.00%) Wyse
8 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.33%) Dell
9 1 (3.33%) EMC
9 1 (3.33%) F5
9 1 (3.33%) HP
9 1 (3.33%) Lumension
9 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.33%) Sourcefire
9 1 (3.33%) ThinPrint
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