Period
to 20 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 171 183
Rank change year-on-year +17 +12 -59
Contract jobs citing XenApp 63 34 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.02% 0.60% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 8.05% 5.77% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 20 30
North West median daily rate £335 £308 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.94% -9.89% +9.20%
10th Percentile £258 £263 £213
90th Percentile £410 £393 £439
England median daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% - -
England median hourly rate £22.50 £22.34 £27.50
% change year-on-year +0.74% -18.78% +22.22%

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 783 589 828
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.65% 10.42% 10.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 485 367 414
North West median daily rate £400 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% -5.63% +18.52%
10th Percentile £157 £143 £200
90th Percentile £575 £544 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 52 92
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +14.81% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.30 £10.10
90th Percentile £29.01 £18.75 £21.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% -4.69%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 +8 26 £280 -6.67% 3
Manchester -16 20 £350 +7.69% 8
Merseyside +26 14 £388 - 2
Lancashire - 2 £300 - 1
XenApp
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 62 (98.41%) Citrix
2 52 (82.54%) Windows
3 45 (71.43%) Windows Server
4 33 (52.38%) Microsoft
5 31 (49.21%) VMware
6 29 (46.03%) Active Directory
7 27 (42.86%) SCCM
8 26 (41.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (39.68%) Microsoft App-V
10 23 (36.51%) MS Exchange
10 23 (36.51%) SQL Server
11 22 (34.92%) Migration
11 22 (34.92%) Office 365
12 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (31.75%) ITIL
14 19 (30.16%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (30.16%) SCOM
14 19 (30.16%) Skype for Business
15 18 (28.57%) Hyper-V
15 18 (28.57%) Cisco
15 18 (28.57%) WAN
16 17 (26.98%) LAN
17 16 (25.40%) SAN
17 16 (25.40%) PowerShell
17 16 (25.40%) VMware ESXi
18 15 (23.81%) XenDesktop
19 14 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
19 14 (22.22%) NetScaler
19 14 (22.22%) IIS

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 23 (36.51%) MS Exchange
2 19 (30.16%) Skype for Business
3 14 (22.22%) IIS
4 8 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (4.76%) Confluence
8 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
9 2 (3.17%) Site Server
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (34.92%) Office 365
2 5 (7.94%) PaaS
2 5 (7.94%) SaaS
3 2 (3.17%) Slack
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (28.57%) WAN
2 17 (26.98%) LAN
3 16 (25.40%) SAN
4 14 (22.22%) NetScaler
5 12 (19.05%) IPsec
5 12 (19.05%) TCP/IP
6 9 (14.29%) DMZ
6 9 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 9 (14.29%) NAS
7 7 (11.11%) DHCP
7 7 (11.11%) DNS
8 6 (9.52%) Skype
9 5 (7.94%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (4.76%) Firewall
11 1 (1.59%) SSL
11 1 (1.59%) VoIP
11 1 (1.59%) VPN
11 1 (1.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (36.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (7.94%) MSI
2 3 (4.76%) JIRA
3 2 (3.17%) Burp Suite
3 2 (3.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.17%) HP UFT
3 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.17%) JMeter
3 2 (3.17%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.59%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 13 (20.63%) Local Government
2 8 (12.70%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.59%) Billing
Job Titles
1 25 (39.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (30.16%) Citrix Engineer
3 14 (22.22%) Server Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Desktop Support
5 4 (6.35%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 4 (6.35%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Administrator
6 3 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (4.76%) SCCM Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (3.17%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) SCCM Specialist
7 2 (3.17%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.17%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) REST
2 1 (1.59%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.63%) Data Centre
1 13 (20.63%) PKI
2 12 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (15.87%) Clustering
4 6 (9.52%) Blackberry
5 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.17%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 52 (82.54%) Windows
2 45 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (30.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.92%) Migration
2 20 (31.75%) ITIL
3 14 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
4 13 (20.63%) Software Deployment
5 12 (19.05%) Time Management
6 11 (17.46%) PRINCE2
6 11 (17.46%) Problem Management
7 9 (14.29%) Asset Management
7 9 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
8 8 (12.70%) Application Packaging
8 8 (12.70%) Configuration Management
8 8 (12.70%) Decision-Making
8 8 (12.70%) Deployment Automation
8 8 (12.70%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (12.70%) Project Management
8 8 (12.70%) Server Building
8 8 (12.70%) Software Distribution
9 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (11.11%) SFIA
9 7 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.40%) PowerShell
2 9 (14.29%) SQL
2 9 (14.29%) VBScript
3 6 (9.52%) VB
4 4 (6.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
2 6 (9.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 5 (7.94%) CCDP
3 5 (7.94%) CCIE
3 5 (7.94%) CCNP
3 5 (7.94%) Chartered Engineer
3 5 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.94%) CISM
3 5 (7.94%) CISSP
3 5 (7.94%) Degree
3 5 (7.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) MCSA
6 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) WCAG
2 1 (1.59%) QA
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (46.03%) Active Directory
2 26 (41.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (39.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 18 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 16 (25.40%) VMware ESXi
6 15 (23.81%) XenDesktop
7 13 (20.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 11 (17.46%) vSphere
9 5 (7.94%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
11 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (42.86%) SCCM
2 19 (30.16%) SCOM
3 10 (15.87%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
5 6 (9.52%) NetBackup
5 6 (9.52%) WSUS
6 4 (6.35%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (6.35%) SmoothWall
7 3 (4.76%) HP SIM
7 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (4.76%) Nagios
7 3 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (4.76%) vCenter Server
7 3 (4.76%) vMotion
8 2 (3.17%) Nessus
9 1 (1.59%) AirWatch
9 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 62 (98.41%) Citrix
2 33 (52.38%) Microsoft
3 31 (49.21%) VMware
4 18 (28.57%) Cisco
5 14 (22.22%) HP
6 10 (15.87%) Ivanti
6 10 (15.87%) Symantec
7 6 (9.52%) Avaya
8 4 (6.35%) McAfee
9 3 (4.76%) Altiris
9 3 (4.76%) EMC
9 3 (4.76%) Veritas
10 2 (3.17%) Sophos
11 1 (1.59%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.59%) Adobe
11 1 (1.59%) IBM
11 1 (1.59%) Mitel
11 1 (1.59%) MobileIron
11 1 (1.59%) Webroot
11 1 (1.59%) Xerox