The table below looks at the statistics for XenApp skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenApp over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenApp
Rank 240 227 190
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -37
Contract jobs citing XenApp 467 453 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.90% 0.92% 1.14%
As % of the System Software category 8.86% 9.42% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 291 333
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 27
Average hourly rate £22.83 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.07% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.75 £34.50 £43.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £20.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-9.37% -31.03%
XenApp
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5269 4809 4658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.20% 9.74% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3084 2666 2385
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 594 605
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -13.88%

XenApp
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

XenApp Jobs Demand Trend in England

XenApp
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

XenApp Daily Rate Trend in England

XenApp
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenApp across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

XenApp Daily Rate Histogram in England

XenApp
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

XenApp Hourly Rate Trend in England

XenApp
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenApp across the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

XenApp Hourly Rate Histogram in England

XenApp
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp within the England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +11 228 £375 +7.14% 48
South East +11 103 £350 +7.69% 11
North West -2 61 £300 +6.38% 10
East of England 0 30 £338 -25.00% 11
South West -16 12 £233 -22.50% 9
Yorkshire -27 12 £294 -12.31% 3
West Midlands -21 11 £275 -10.64% 9
North East -23 5 £190 -34.48%
East Midlands -14 3 £385 +14.07% 2
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XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 814 (95.99%) Citrix
2 670 (79.01%) Windows
3 537 (63.33%) VMware
4 447 (52.71%) Active Directory
5 350 (41.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 328 (38.68%) Microsoft
7 278 (32.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 272 (32.08%) XenDesktop
9 263 (31.01%) Windows Server 2012
10 246 (29.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 212 (25.00%) vSphere
12 200 (23.58%) MS Exchange
13 188 (22.17%) SCCM
14 173 (20.40%) Microsoft App-V
15 168 (19.81%) DNS
16 165 (19.46%) Finance
17 163 (19.22%) Cisco
17 163 (19.22%) Windows 7
18 161 (18.99%) PowerShell
19 160 (18.87%) SAN
20 155 (18.28%) ITIL
21 146 (17.22%) DHCP
22 142 (16.75%) Exchange Server 2010
23 134 (15.80%) NetScaler
24 131 (15.45%) HP
25 120 (14.15%) Firewall
26 117 (13.80%) SQL Server
27 116 (13.68%) AppSense
28 110 (12.97%) WAN
29 108 (12.74%) MS Excel

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 200 (23.58%) MS Exchange
2 142 (16.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 67 (7.90%) Lync
4 65 (7.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 64 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 59 (6.96%) SharePoint
7 49 (5.78%) IIS
8 39 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2003
9 38 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.94%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
13 5 (0.59%) Apache
13 5 (0.59%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.47%) IBM Notes
15 3 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
15 3 (0.35%) OpenEdge
16 2 (0.24%) Office Communications Server
17 1 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 108 (12.74%) MS Excel
2 92 (10.85%) MS Office
3 5 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.35%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.35%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 45 (5.31%) Office 365
2 21 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.24%) SaaS
4 2 (0.24%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.12%) IaaS
5 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.12%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 168 (19.81%) DNS
2 160 (18.87%) SAN
3 146 (17.22%) DHCP
4 134 (15.80%) NetScaler
5 120 (14.15%) Firewall
6 110 (12.97%) WAN
7 96 (11.32%) LAN
8 69 (8.14%) TCP/IP
9 65 (7.67%) VPN
10 38 (4.48%) NAS
11 35 (4.13%) MPLS
12 28 (3.30%) Internet
13 27 (3.18%) VLAN
14 26 (3.07%) Fibre Channel
15 25 (2.95%) Cisco ASA
16 17 (2.00%) Network Security
17 16 (1.89%) Wireless
18 15 (1.77%) BGP
19 14 (1.65%) OSPF
19 14 (1.65%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (13.80%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.07%) Oracle Database
3 24 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 22 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 17 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.59%) Hadoop
6 5 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.24%) MySQL
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.12%) EDMS
9 1 (0.12%) FileMaker
9 1 (0.12%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 29 (3.42%) MSI
2 6 (0.71%) TeamCity
3 5 (0.59%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.59%) MSBuild
4 4 (0.47%) InstallShield
4 4 (0.47%) Fiddler
4 4 (0.47%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.35%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.24%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.12%) AdminStudio
General
1 165 (19.46%) Finance
2 50 (5.90%) Banking
3 18 (2.12%) Investment Banking
4 16 (1.89%) Publishing
5 13 (1.53%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.42%) Law
7 10 (1.18%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.94%) Advertising
9 5 (0.59%) Retail
10 4 (0.47%) Marketing
10 4 (0.47%) Back Office
10 4 (0.47%) Electronics
11 3 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.35%) Legal
12 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Military
Job Titles
1 99 (11.67%) Citrix Engineer
2 93 (10.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 86 (10.14%) Analyst
4 84 (9.91%) Architect
5 81 (9.55%) Consultant
6 76 (8.96%) 3rd Line Support
7 70 (8.25%) Support Engineer
8 60 (7.08%) Administrator
9 48 (5.66%) Citrix Consultant
10 42 (4.95%) Infrastructure Architect
11 40 (4.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 39 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
13 35 (4.13%) Desktop Support
14 34 (4.01%) Systems Administrator
15 29 (3.42%) Support Analyst
15 29 (3.42%) Wintel Engineer
16 25 (2.95%) Applications Packager
16 25 (2.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 24 (2.83%) Server Engineer
18 23 (2.71%) Citrix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (4.36%) Application Packaging
2 12 (1.42%) .NET
3 11 (1.30%) Web Services
3 11 (1.30%) Middleware
4 7 (0.83%) X-Windows
5 6 (0.71%) Software Packaging
6 4 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.35%) WCF
8 2 (0.24%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.12%) XMPP
9 1 (0.12%) EDI
9 1 (0.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 95 (11.20%) Data Centre
2 66 (7.78%) Clustering
3 47 (5.54%) Blackberry
4 36 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (4.13%) Fat Client
5 35 (4.13%) Thin Client
6 29 (3.42%) Replication
7 21 (2.48%) PKI
8 18 (2.12%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.65%) FlexPod
10 12 (1.42%) Performance Metrics
11 10 (1.18%) iPad
11 10 (1.18%) iPhone
11 10 (1.18%) User Experience
11 10 (1.18%) EMC VNX
12 9 (1.06%) HP Storage
13 8 (0.94%) Celerra
14 7 (0.83%) Smartphone
14 7 (0.83%) BYOD
15 5 (0.59%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 670 (79.01%) Windows
2 350 (41.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 263 (31.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 246 (29.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 163 (19.22%) Windows 7
6 63 (7.43%) Linux
7 48 (5.66%) Windows XP
8 31 (3.66%) Android
9 30 (3.54%) Windows 2000 Server
10 28 (3.30%) UNIX
10 28 (3.30%) Windows 8
11 15 (1.77%) Solaris
11 15 (1.77%) Windows 2000
12 9 (1.06%) Mac OS X
13 8 (0.94%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.71%) Windows NT
16 5 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.35%) AIX
18 2 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (18.28%) ITIL
2 90 (10.61%) Migration
3 54 (6.37%) Project Management
4 39 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
5 35 (4.13%) Incident Management
6 34 (4.01%) Problem Management
7 33 (3.89%) Change Management
7 33 (3.89%) Server Building
8 23 (2.71%) Patch Management
8 23 (2.71%) Configuration Management
9 20 (2.36%) Service Delivery
10 18 (2.12%) Business Continuity
11 17 (2.00%) Validation
12 15 (1.77%) Infrastructure Management
13 14 (1.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (1.65%) ITSM
13 14 (1.65%) Capacity Planning
14 13 (1.53%) Enterprise Architecture
14 13 (1.53%) Service Management
14 13 (1.53%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 161 (18.99%) PowerShell
2 81 (9.55%) SQL
3 48 (5.66%) VBScript
4 18 (2.12%) VB
5 10 (1.18%) C#
6 8 (0.94%) C
6 8 (0.94%) Perl
7 7 (0.83%) Java
8 6 (0.71%) Python
8 6 (0.71%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 102 (12.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (10.38%) MCSE
3 81 (9.55%) Citrix Certification
4 73 (8.61%) Security Cleared
5 53 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 52 (6.13%) CCA
7 45 (5.31%) CCNA
7 45 (5.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 45 (5.31%) SC Cleared
8 31 (3.66%) CCEE
9 28 (3.30%) MCITP
10 20 (2.36%) MCP
11 19 (2.24%) MCSA
12 18 (2.12%) CCEA
12 18 (2.12%) CCIA
13 16 (1.89%) CCNP
14 15 (1.77%) DV Cleared
15 13 (1.53%) Degree
15 13 (1.53%) CCAA
16 11 (1.30%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.07%) SLA
2 20 (2.36%) QA
3 9 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.24%) PMBOK
System Software
1 447 (52.71%) Active Directory
2 278 (32.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 272 (32.08%) XenDesktop
4 212 (25.00%) vSphere
5 173 (20.40%) Microsoft App-V
6 89 (10.50%) Hyper-V
7 79 (9.32%) XenServer
8 78 (9.20%) VMware ESX
9 42 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
10 40 (4.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 24 (2.83%) Terminal Services
12 19 (2.24%) Xen
12 19 (2.24%) Terminal Server
13 16 (1.89%) MetaFrame
14 13 (1.53%) VMware Server
15 10 (1.18%) DFS Replication
16 9 (1.06%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 7 (0.83%) vCloud
18 6 (0.71%) UAG
18 6 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 188 (22.17%) SCCM
2 39 (4.60%) SCOM
3 32 (3.77%) EdgeSight
4 20 (2.36%) XenMobile
4 20 (2.36%) HP SIM
5 16 (1.89%) WSUS
5 16 (1.89%) Backup Exec
6 15 (1.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 11 (1.30%) vMotion
8 10 (1.18%) Tivoli
9 9 (1.06%) SolarWinds Orion
10 8 (0.94%) NetBackup
10 8 (0.94%) BMC PATROL
11 7 (0.83%) AirWatch
11 7 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.71%) SCVMM
13 5 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
13 5 (0.59%) Zenoss
13 5 (0.59%) Puppet
Vendors
1 814 (95.99%) Citrix
2 537 (63.33%) VMware
3 328 (38.68%) Microsoft
4 163 (19.22%) Cisco
5 131 (15.45%) HP
6 116 (13.68%) AppSense
7 71 (8.37%) NetApp
8 54 (6.37%) Oracle
9 48 (5.66%) Dell
10 46 (5.42%) Symantec
11 42 (4.95%) IBM
12 41 (4.83%) CheckPoint
13 33 (3.89%) EMC
14 32 (3.77%) Apple
15 31 (3.66%) Veeam
16 30 (3.54%) Juniper
17 29 (3.42%) Wyse
18 27 (3.18%) SolarWinds
18 27 (3.18%) 3PAR
19 16 (1.89%) Altiris
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