The table below looks at the statistics for XenApp skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenApp over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenApp
Rank 129 117 154
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +37
Contract jobs citing XenApp 73 83 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.28% 1.45% 0.99%
As % of the System Software category 14.34% 15.60% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 63 54
Average daily rate
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£353 £315 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.98% -12.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
-0.79% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.83 £15.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.29% -34.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.28 £20.00 £30.28
% change year-on-year
-3.58% -33.94%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
509 532 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.95% 9.30% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 381 366
Average daily rate £395 £343 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.32% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £175 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 32 47
Average hourly rate £22.83 £19.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.59% +1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.50 £12.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £27.50 £110.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

XenApp
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing XenApp across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

XenApp Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

XenApp
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenApp across the City of London region.

XenApp Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

XenApp
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenApp across the City of London region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

XenApp Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

XenApp
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenApp across the City of London region.

XenApp Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing XenApp also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XenApp.

1 111 (96.52%) Citrix
2 93 (80.87%) Windows
3 76 (66.09%) VMware
4 60 (52.17%) Active Directory
5 53 (46.09%) Finance
6 49 (42.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (38.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 40 (34.78%) Microsoft
8 40 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 33 (28.70%) vSphere
11 31 (26.96%) PowerShell
12 28 (24.35%) SAN
13 26 (22.61%) Cisco
13 26 (22.61%) SCCM
13 26 (22.61%) XenDesktop
14 25 (21.74%) Clustering
15 20 (17.39%) ITIL
16 19 (16.52%) MS Exchange
16 19 (16.52%) HP
17 17 (14.78%) WAN
17 17 (14.78%) Windows 7
17 17 (14.78%) NetScaler
18 16 (13.91%) DNS
18 16 (13.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 15 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
19 15 (13.04%) LAN
19 15 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
20 13 (11.30%) Blackberry
20 13 (11.30%) Firewall

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing XenApp also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited XenApp. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (16.52%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 15 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (8.70%) Lync
5 5 (4.35%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.61%) IIS
7 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.74%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.87%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.87%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 12 (10.43%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.96%) MS Office
3 1 (0.87%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.87%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.48%) Office 365
2 3 (2.61%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.87%) SaaS
4 1 (0.87%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 28 (24.35%) SAN
2 17 (14.78%) WAN
2 17 (14.78%) NetScaler
3 16 (13.91%) DNS
4 15 (13.04%) LAN
5 13 (11.30%) Firewall
6 11 (9.57%) DHCP
7 7 (6.09%) TCP/IP
8 6 (5.22%) Ethernet
9 4 (3.48%) Unified Communications
9 4 (3.48%) VLAN
10 3 (2.61%) MPLS
10 3 (2.61%) DSL
11 2 (1.74%) NAS
11 2 (1.74%) BIG-IP
11 2 (1.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 2 (1.74%) PuTTY
11 2 (1.74%) VPN
12 1 (0.87%) VoIP
12 1 (0.87%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.87%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.87%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.87%) MSI
1 1 (0.87%) Fiddler
1 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.87%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.87%) MSBuild
General
1 53 (46.09%) Finance
2 6 (5.22%) Banking
3 3 (2.61%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.87%) Back Office
4 1 (0.87%) Advertising
4 1 (0.87%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (12.17%) Consultant
2 11 (9.57%) Citrix Engineer
3 10 (8.70%) Analyst
3 10 (8.70%) Administrator
3 10 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (7.83%) Architect
5 8 (6.96%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (6.96%) Wintel Consultant
6 7 (6.09%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.22%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (5.22%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (5.22%) Help Desk Engineer
7 6 (5.22%) Server Administrator
7 6 (5.22%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (4.35%) Windows Administrator
8 5 (4.35%) Citrix Consultant
8 5 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.48%) Team Leader
9 4 (3.48%) SAN Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.48%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.74%) Middleware
3 1 (0.87%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.87%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.87%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.74%) Clustering
2 13 (11.30%) Blackberry
2 13 (11.30%) Data Centre
3 9 (7.83%) Thin Client
3 9 (7.83%) Fat Client
3 9 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.48%) Replication
5 3 (2.61%) PKI
6 2 (1.74%) FlexPod
6 2 (1.74%) User Experience
6 2 (1.74%) BYOD
6 2 (1.74%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.87%) iPhone
7 1 (0.87%) iSeries
7 1 (0.87%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.87%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 93 (80.87%) Windows
2 49 (42.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 44 (38.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (14.78%) Windows 7
6 9 (7.83%) Linux
7 3 (2.61%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.61%) UNIX
8 2 (1.74%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.87%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.87%) AIX
9 1 (0.87%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.39%) ITIL
2 12 (10.43%) Migration
3 10 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (6.09%) Server Building
5 6 (5.22%) BCP
6 4 (3.48%) Business Continuity
6 4 (3.48%) Problem Management
6 4 (3.48%) Business Continuity Planning
6 4 (3.48%) Performance Management
6 4 (3.48%) ITIL V3
7 3 (2.61%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (2.61%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (2.61%) Project Management
7 3 (2.61%) Service Management
7 3 (2.61%) Change Management
8 2 (1.74%) ITSM
8 2 (1.74%) Validation
8 2 (1.74%) Use Case
8 2 (1.74%) Load Testing
8 2 (1.74%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.96%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.09%) SQL
3 3 (2.61%) VBScript
4 1 (0.87%) VB
4 1 (0.87%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.57%) MCSE
3 7 (6.09%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.35%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.48%) CCEE
5 4 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.48%) CCEA
5 4 (3.48%) MCP
5 4 (3.48%) MCITP
6 3 (2.61%) CCIA
6 3 (2.61%) MCSA
6 3 (2.61%) CCA
6 3 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.74%) CCNA
7 2 (1.74%) CCAA
7 2 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.87%) MCDST
8 1 (0.87%) MCTS
8 1 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.61%) SLA
3 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 60 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 35 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (28.70%) vSphere
4 26 (22.61%) XenDesktop
5 15 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (7.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 8 (6.96%) XenServer
8 7 (6.09%) VMware ESX
8 7 (6.09%) VMware Server
8 7 (6.09%) Hyper-V
9 6 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (3.48%) Xen
11 3 (2.61%) UAG
12 2 (1.74%) NLBS
13 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.87%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.87%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.87%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.87%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.87%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (22.61%) SCCM
2 8 (6.96%) SCOM
3 7 (6.09%) HP SIM
4 6 (5.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (4.35%) Tivoli
5 5 (4.35%) EdgeSight
6 4 (3.48%) XenMobile
7 3 (2.61%) WSUS
8 2 (1.74%) WMI
8 2 (1.74%) BladeLogic
8 2 (1.74%) BMC PATROL
8 2 (1.74%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 1 (0.87%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.87%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.87%) Control-M
9 1 (0.87%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 111 (96.52%) Citrix
2 76 (66.09%) VMware
3 40 (34.78%) Microsoft
4 26 (22.61%) Cisco
5 19 (16.52%) HP
6 11 (9.57%) AppSense
7 10 (8.70%) IBM
8 7 (6.09%) CheckPoint
9 6 (5.22%) Reuters
9 6 (5.22%) 3PAR
9 6 (5.22%) FactSet
10 5 (4.35%) NetApp
11 4 (3.48%) Juniper
11 4 (3.48%) EMC
12 3 (2.61%) BMC
12 3 (2.61%) Remedy
12 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.61%) Wyse
12 3 (2.61%) F5
12 3 (2.61%) Oracle
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