Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 170 192
Rank change year-on-year -7 +22 -51
Contract jobs citing XenApp 29 39 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.53% 0.64% 0.57%
As % of the System Software category 4.91% 6.26% 6.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 33
North West median daily rate £375 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +41.67% -
10th Percentile £277 £263 £239
90th Percentile £419 £750 £465
England median daily rate £338 £350 £353
% change year-on-year -3.36% -0.71% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
North West median hourly rate £32.50 - £17.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £16.29 £37.00
% change year-on-year +99.51% -55.97% +60.87%

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 591 623 756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.85% 10.17% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 382 386
North West median daily rate £389 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.67% +7.14% +9.38%
10th Percentile £135 £150 £163
90th Percentile £564 £550 £513
England median daily rate £440 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% +8.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 52 118
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £11.08 £11.25 £10.68
90th Percentile £33.38 £23.75 £35.75
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.15 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.19% -

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +2 11 £375 +25.00% 9
Merseyside +7 8 £400 -5.88% 7
Cheshire 0 5 £346 -44.60%
Lancashire - 3 £300 -
XenApp
England

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 (96.55%) Citrix
2 26 (89.66%) Windows
3 19 (65.52%) Windows Server
4 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
4 16 (55.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 16 (55.17%) XenDesktop
5 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
6 14 (48.28%) Ivanti
6 14 (48.28%) VMware
7 13 (44.83%) SCCM
7 13 (44.83%) ITIL
8 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
9 9 (31.03%) Cisco
10 8 (27.59%) DNS
10 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
10 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (24.14%) NetScaler
11 7 (24.14%) Finance
11 7 (24.14%) DHCP
12 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
13 5 (17.24%) SCOM
13 5 (17.24%) Degree
13 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Management
13 5 (17.24%) Skype for Business
13 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (13.79%) Capacity Management
14 4 (13.79%) AppDNA

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 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (17.24%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
1 2 (6.90%) PaaS
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) DNS
2 7 (24.14%) DHCP
2 7 (24.14%) NetScaler
3 4 (13.79%) SSL
4 3 (10.34%) Internet
4 3 (10.34%) LAN
4 3 (10.34%) WAN
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (6.90%) EIGRP
5 2 (6.90%) Firewall
5 2 (6.90%) MPLS
5 2 (6.90%) VLAN
6 1 (3.45%) DMZ
6 1 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (3.45%) NAS
6 1 (3.45%) Network Security
6 1 (3.45%) SAN
6 1 (3.45%) Skype
6 1 (3.45%) SMS
6 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Local Government
3 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Publishing
4 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Citrix Engineer
2 8 (27.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Server Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.34%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
5 3 (10.34%) SCCM Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Senior SCCM Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Citrix Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Server Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
1 1 (3.45%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
1 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
1 4 (13.79%) Virtual Team
2 3 (10.34%) Fat Client
2 3 (10.34%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.45%) iPad
4 1 (3.45%) iPhone
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 26 (89.66%) Windows
2 19 (65.52%) Windows Server
3 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.45%) Android
8 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (13.79%) Capacity Management
3 4 (13.79%) ITSM
3 4 (13.79%) Product Management
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
3 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (10.34%) Contract Management
4 3 (10.34%) Data Management
4 3 (10.34%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Network Design
4 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2
4 3 (10.34%) SFIA
5 2 (6.90%) IT Strategy
5 2 (6.90%) Line Management
5 2 (6.90%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (6.90%) Runbook
5 2 (6.90%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) VB
2 2 (6.90%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (10.34%) CCDP
3 3 (10.34%) CCIE
3 3 (10.34%) CCNP
3 3 (10.34%) Chartered Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) CISM
3 3 (10.34%) CISSP
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (10.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (6.90%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (3.45%) CCA
5 1 (3.45%) MCSE
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Microsoft App-V
1 16 (55.17%) XenDesktop
2 15 (51.72%) Active Directory
3 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
4 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (13.79%) XenServer
5 3 (10.34%) vSphere
6 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.45%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (3.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 13 (44.83%) SCCM
2 5 (17.24%) SCOM
3 4 (13.79%) AppDNA
4 3 (10.34%) EdgeSight
4 3 (10.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (6.90%) Nagios
6 1 (3.45%) HP SIM
6 1 (3.45%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (3.45%) vCenter Server
6 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) Citrix
2 16 (55.17%) Microsoft
3 14 (48.28%) Ivanti
3 14 (48.28%) VMware
4 9 (31.03%) Cisco
5 2 (6.90%) NetApp
6 1 (3.45%) Altiris
6 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.45%) CA
6 1 (3.45%) EMC
6 1 (3.45%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Hummingbird
6 1 (3.45%) Interwoven
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) PeopleSoft