Period
to 16 October 2018

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 6 months to 16 October 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
England > North West
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 174 191
Rank change year-on-year -1 +17 -43
Contract jobs citing XenApp 36 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.61% 0.60% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 4.32% 5.56% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 32
North West median daily rate £315 £305 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.28% -26.06% +37.50%
10th Percentile £279 £265 £210
90th Percentile £390 £393 £665
England median daily rate £370 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +13.85% - -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £21.38 £25.00 £26.75
% change year-on-year -14.50% -6.54% +12.63%

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 the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 834 612 745
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.11% 10.88% 10.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 381 409
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £148 £133 £173
90th Percentile £588 £544 £511
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 50 82
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +8.93% -3.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.98 £10.50
90th Percentile £22.16 £43.00 £21.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.81 £15.75
% change year-on-year -4.79% +6.70% -1.56%

XenApp
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing XenApp as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 6 months to 16 October 2018.

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 6 months to 16 October 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
Manchester -12 16 £325 -13.33% 8
Cheshire +3 11 £280 -3.45% 1
Merseyside +3 6 £345 -1.43% 6
XenApp
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 North West region with a requirement for XenApp.

1 35 (97.22%) Citrix
2 30 (83.33%) Windows
3 21 (58.33%) VMware
3 21 (58.33%) Windows Server
4 20 (55.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 18 (50.00%) SCCM
6 17 (47.22%) MS Exchange
7 16 (44.44%) Office 365
8 15 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (38.89%) Skype for Business
10 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
11 11 (30.56%) Cisco
11 11 (30.56%) XenDesktop
11 11 (30.56%) Hyper-V
11 11 (30.56%) SCOM
11 11 (30.56%) Migration
12 10 (27.78%) PowerShell
12 10 (27.78%) ITIL
12 10 (27.78%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
14 8 (22.22%) VBScript
14 8 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (22.22%) Application Packaging
14 8 (22.22%) Local Government
14 8 (22.22%) PKI
14 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
15 7 (19.44%) Server Building
15 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2003

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 17 (47.22%) MS Exchange
2 14 (38.89%) Skype for Business
3 7 (19.44%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (19.44%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.56%) Site Server
6 1 (2.78%) Confluence
6 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.78%) IIS
6 1 (2.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (44.44%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.78%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 7 (19.44%) DHCP
1 7 (19.44%) DNS
2 6 (16.67%) SAN
2 6 (16.67%) Skype
3 5 (13.89%) LAN
3 5 (13.89%) WAN
4 3 (8.33%) NetScaler
4 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.56%) Firewall
5 2 (5.56%) NAS
5 2 (5.56%) VSAN
6 1 (2.78%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (2.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MSI
2 3 (8.33%) AdminStudio
3 2 (5.56%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (2.78%) Burp Suite
4 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.78%) HP UFT
4 1 (2.78%) InstallShield
4 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.78%) JIRA
4 1 (2.78%) JMeter
4 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (22.22%) Local Government
2 2 (5.56%) Billing
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (22.22%) Server Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Applications Packager
5 3 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (5.56%) Network Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.78%) Citrix Support
7 1 (2.78%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) OCX
2 1 (2.78%) REST
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 8 (22.22%) PKI
2 6 (16.67%) Blackberry
3 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) Clustering
3 3 (8.33%) CMDB
4 2 (5.56%) EMC VNX
4 2 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 2 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (83.33%) Windows
2 21 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 12 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.33%) Linux
5 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.56%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (30.56%) Migration
3 10 (27.78%) ITIL
4 8 (22.22%) Application Packaging
5 7 (19.44%) Server Building
6 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (13.89%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (8.33%) Analytical Thinking
7 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
7 3 (8.33%) Decision-Making
7 3 (8.33%) ITSM
7 3 (8.33%) Patch Management
7 3 (8.33%) Software Licensing
7 3 (8.33%) Target Operating Model
8 2 (5.56%) Application Virtualisation
8 2 (5.56%) High Availability
8 2 (5.56%) Personalization
8 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.56%) Task Automation
8 2 (5.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 8 (22.22%) VBScript
3 7 (19.44%) VB
4 4 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) CCA
3 1 (2.78%) MCSA
3 1 (2.78%) MCSE
3 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) QA
3 1 (2.78%) WCAG
System Software
1 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 15 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (30.56%) Hyper-V
3 11 (30.56%) XenDesktop
4 10 (27.78%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (22.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (19.44%) vSphere
7 5 (13.89%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (5.56%) VMware NSX
9 2 (5.56%) XenServer
10 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (50.00%) SCCM
2 11 (30.56%) SCOM
3 3 (8.33%) ThinApp
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (5.56%) Nagios
4 2 (5.56%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.78%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.78%) Nessus
5 1 (2.78%) SmoothWall
5 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (97.22%) Citrix
2 21 (58.33%) VMware
3 12 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 11 (30.56%) Cisco
5 4 (11.11%) Ivanti
6 3 (8.33%) EMC
6 3 (8.33%) NetApp
7 2 (5.56%) Avaya
7 2 (5.56%) Veritas
7 2 (5.56%) Xerox
8 1 (2.78%) Altiris
8 1 (2.78%) Brocade
8 1 (2.78%) HP
8 1 (2.78%) McAfee
8 1 (2.78%) Novell
8 1 (2.78%) Webroot