Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 November 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.

Citrix XenApp
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 181 159
Rank change year-on-year +21 -22 -33
Contract jobs citing XenApp 23 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.50% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 4.35% 5.66% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 15
West Midlands median daily rate £289 £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.50% -28.57% +15.70%
10th Percentile £216 £193 £228
90th Percentile £459 £436 £426
England median daily rate £330 £340 £363
% change year-on-year -2.94% -6.21% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £27.50 £18.25 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.68% -25.51% +22.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.33 £24.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £23.58 £24.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -5.66% -18.46% +62.50%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 529 548 456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.12% 8.88% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 284 210
West Midlands median daily rate £385 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.36% +14.62% +8.33%
10th Percentile £161 £130 £145
90th Percentile £563 £513 £475
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 62 75
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 £13.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.28% -11.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £10.55 £10.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £21.35 £30.53
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

XenApp
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for XenApp in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenApp in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenApp in the West Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenApp in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenApp in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenApp in the West Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenApp in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenApp in the West Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +7 15 £300 +20.00% 2
Warwickshire +1 2 £420 -3.45%
Staffordshire +7 1 - -
Worcestershire +3 1 £180 -25.00%
Shropshire - 1 - -
XenApp
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for XenApp.

1 23 (100.00%) Citrix
2 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
3 15 (65.22%) VMware
4 13 (56.52%) Windows
5 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
6 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
6 10 (43.48%) XenDesktop
7 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
8 8 (34.78%) ITIL
9 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (26.09%) Firewall
11 5 (21.74%) Service Management
11 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
12 4 (17.39%) SQL
12 4 (17.39%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
12 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (17.39%) vSphere
12 4 (17.39%) ITIL V3
12 4 (17.39%) SCCM
12 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
13 3 (13.04%) Security Patching
13 3 (13.04%) Skype for Business
13 3 (13.04%) Office 365
13 3 (13.04%) NetScaler
13 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
13 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills

XenApp
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (39.13%) MS Exchange
2 7 (30.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.04%) Skype for Business
4 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.35%) IIS
5 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (13.04%) Office 365
3 1 (4.35%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (4.35%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) LAN
2 3 (13.04%) NetScaler
2 3 (13.04%) WAN
3 2 (8.70%) DNS
3 2 (8.70%) SAN
3 2 (8.70%) VPN
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (4.35%) Data Lake
3 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.35%) HDInsight
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) Power BI
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix Support
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) DBA
4 2 (8.70%) SQL DBA
4 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Service Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) CESG
3 1 (4.35%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Windows Server
3 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
3 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
4 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.70%) CentOS
5 2 (8.70%) Debian
5 2 (8.70%) Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Service Management
3 4 (17.39%) ITIL V3
4 3 (13.04%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (13.04%) Change Management
4 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
4 3 (13.04%) ITSM
4 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
4 3 (13.04%) Security Patching
5 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (8.70%) Integration Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.35%) Line Management
6 1 (4.35%) Machine Learning
6 1 (4.35%) Network Management
6 1 (4.35%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) MCSA
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) CCA
3 2 (8.70%) MCP
3 2 (8.70%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (4.35%) MCTS
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 10 (43.48%) XenDesktop
3 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (17.39%) vSphere
5 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
5 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (8.70%) XenServer
7 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Citrix
2 15 (65.22%) VMware
3 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) AppSense
4 3 (13.04%) CommVault
4 3 (13.04%) EMC
4 3 (13.04%) NetApp
4 3 (13.04%) Symantec
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) Apple
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) JD Edwards
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy
6 1 (4.35%) Veeam