Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 162 202
Rank change year-on-year +4 +40 -64
Contract jobs citing XenApp 57 36 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.99% 0.66% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 8.57% 6.46% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 20
North West median daily rate £375 £300 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -9.43% -14.52%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £244
90th Percentile £434 £398 £441
England median daily rate £338 £350 £330
% change year-on-year -3.57% +6.06% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
North West median hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.88% -5.88% -9.33%
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.17 £19.00
% change year-on-year +6.30% +11.41% -15.56%

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 665 557 757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.52% 10.15% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 345 375
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £175
90th Percentile £575 £548 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 50 91
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.20 £10.50
90th Percentile £30.36 £22.63 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -

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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 20 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenApp in the North West over the 6 months to 20 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 April 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
Cheshire +2 23 £280 -20.00% 2
Manchester -20 17 £375 +25.00% 12
Merseyside +20 15 £400 +14.29% 2
Lancashire - 2 £300 -
XenApp
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 56 (98.25%) Citrix
2 49 (85.96%) Windows
3 42 (73.68%) Windows Server
4 34 (59.65%) Microsoft
5 28 (49.12%) SCCM
6 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
6 26 (45.61%) VMware
6 26 (45.61%) Microsoft App-V
7 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (36.84%) Migration
8 21 (36.84%) ITIL
8 21 (36.84%) SQL Server
9 20 (35.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (31.58%) SCOM
10 18 (31.58%) WAN
11 17 (29.82%) LAN
12 16 (28.07%) MS Exchange
12 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (28.07%) PowerShell
12 16 (28.07%) Hyper-V
13 15 (26.32%) VMware ESXi
13 15 (26.32%) SAN
13 15 (26.32%) Cisco
13 15 (26.32%) HP
14 14 (24.56%) Finance
14 14 (24.56%) IIS
14 14 (24.56%) Infrastructure Management
15 13 (22.81%) Data Centre
15 13 (22.81%) Software Deployment

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 16 (28.07%) MS Exchange
2 14 (24.56%) IIS
3 12 (21.05%) Skype for Business
4 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.81%) Office 365
2 7 (12.28%) PaaS
2 7 (12.28%) SaaS
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (31.58%) WAN
2 17 (29.82%) LAN
3 15 (26.32%) SAN
4 12 (21.05%) IPsec
4 12 (21.05%) NetScaler
5 10 (17.54%) DMZ
5 10 (17.54%) NAS
5 10 (17.54%) TCP/IP
6 9 (15.79%) Ethernet
7 5 (8.77%) DHCP
7 5 (8.77%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (5.26%) DNS
9 2 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (3.51%) EIGRP
9 2 (3.51%) Firewall
9 2 (3.51%) Internet
9 2 (3.51%) MPLS
9 2 (3.51%) Skype
9 2 (3.51%) VLAN
10 1 (1.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MSI
2 2 (3.51%) JIRA
2 2 (3.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.75%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.75%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.75%) JMeter
3 1 (1.75%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (24.56%) Finance
2 12 (21.05%) Local Government
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (38.60%) Citrix Engineer
2 20 (35.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (26.32%) Server Engineer
4 12 (21.05%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (17.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (10.53%) Senior Citrix Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Citrix Server Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) SCCM Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (8.77%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (7.02%) Desktop Support
8 4 (7.02%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Administrator
9 3 (5.26%) Consultant
9 3 (5.26%) Network Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
9 3 (5.26%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Data Centre
2 12 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (17.54%) PKI
4 9 (15.79%) Clustering
5 8 (14.04%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.75%) Replication
7 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 49 (85.96%) Windows
2 42 (73.68%) Windows Server
3 22 (38.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (28.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (10.53%) Windows 10
7 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.75%) Unix
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) ITIL
1 21 (36.84%) Migration
2 14 (24.56%) Infrastructure Management
3 13 (22.81%) Problem Management
3 13 (22.81%) Software Deployment
4 12 (21.05%) PRINCE2
4 12 (21.05%) Time Management
5 11 (19.30%) Decision-Making
5 11 (19.30%) Project Management
6 10 (17.54%) Capacity Planning
6 10 (17.54%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (15.79%) Asset Management
7 9 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (14.04%) Configuration Management
8 8 (14.04%) ITSM
8 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (14.04%) Product Management
8 8 (14.04%) SFIA
8 8 (14.04%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.79%) SQL
3 6 (10.53%) VBScript
4 4 (7.02%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.26%) VB
6 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (14.04%) Citrix Certification
3 7 (12.28%) CCDP
3 7 (12.28%) CCIE
3 7 (12.28%) CCNP
3 7 (12.28%) Chartered Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) CISM
3 7 (12.28%) CISSP
3 7 (12.28%) Degree
3 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (12.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 5 (8.77%) Security Cleared
5 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.51%) CCNA
7 1 (1.75%) CCA
7 1 (1.75%) MCSE
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) WCAG
System Software
1 26 (45.61%) Active Directory
1 26 (45.61%) Microsoft App-V
2 20 (35.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (28.07%) Hyper-V
4 15 (26.32%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (22.81%) XenDesktop
6 10 (17.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (14.04%) vSphere
8 3 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (3.51%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.75%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (49.12%) SCCM
2 18 (31.58%) SCOM
3 10 (17.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (12.28%) WSUS
5 6 (10.53%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (7.02%) HP SIM
6 4 (7.02%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (7.02%) NetBackup
6 4 (7.02%) SmoothWall
6 4 (7.02%) vCenter Server
7 3 (5.26%) EdgeSight
7 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (5.26%) Nagios
7 3 (5.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (5.26%) vMotion
8 1 (1.75%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.75%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (1.75%) Nessus
8 1 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 56 (98.25%) Citrix
2 34 (59.65%) Microsoft
3 26 (45.61%) VMware
4 15 (26.32%) Cisco
4 15 (26.32%) HP
5 12 (21.05%) Ivanti
6 10 (17.54%) Symantec
7 5 (8.77%) Avaya
8 4 (7.02%) McAfee
9 3 (5.26%) Altiris
10 2 (3.51%) Sophos
11 1 (1.75%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.75%) arcserve
11 1 (1.75%) CA
11 1 (1.75%) EMC
11 1 (1.75%) Juniper
11 1 (1.75%) Mitel
11 1 (1.75%) MobileIron
11 1 (1.75%) Remedy
11 1 (1.75%) Veritas