The first table below looks at the demand for XenApp skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenApp over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 214 198 182
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -16
Contract jobs citing XenApp 217 251 295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.92% 1.03% 1.12%
As % of the System Software category 10.31% 13.07% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 192 172
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £204 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.88 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.93% -13.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £17.45 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £27.63 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.56 £20.06
% change year-on-year
-36.61% +57.30%
System Software Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
2104 1920 2096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.97% 7.91% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1323 1147 1166
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 164 197
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.94 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
XenApp
England

XenApp
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

XenApp Jobs Demand Trend in London

XenApp
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

XenApp Daily Rate Trend in London

XenApp
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenApp across the London region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

XenApp Daily Rate Histogram in London

XenApp
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

XenApp Hourly Rate Trend in London

XenApp
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenApp across the London region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

XenApp Hourly Rate Histogram in London

XenApp
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp within the London region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
City of London +33 76 £300 -15.49% 14
Twickenham -3 1 £160 -23.80%
Uxbridge - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Sidcup - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 410 (96.47%) Citrix
2 323 (76.00%) Windows
3 216 (50.82%) Active Directory
3 216 (50.82%) Microsoft
4 199 (46.82%) VMware
5 150 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 138 (32.47%) Windows 7
7 123 (28.94%) SCCM
8 119 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 113 (26.59%) XenDesktop
10 109 (25.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 96 (22.59%) MS Exchange
12 92 (21.65%) Finance
13 82 (19.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 74 (17.41%) SAN
15 72 (16.94%) Banking
16 70 (16.47%) Cisco
17 67 (15.76%) NetScaler
18 61 (14.35%) Citrix Certification
19 60 (14.12%) Exchange Server 2010
20 58 (13.65%) Firewall
21 57 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
22 53 (12.47%) SQL
23 52 (12.24%) DNS
24 49 (11.53%) AppSense
25 48 (11.29%) HP
25 48 (11.29%) XenServer
26 47 (11.06%) Migration
27 46 (10.82%) SQL Server
27 46 (10.82%) MS Excel

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 96 (22.59%) MS Exchange
2 60 (14.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (7.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 29 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (6.12%) SharePoint
6 18 (4.24%) Lync
7 17 (4.00%) IIS
8 13 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.41%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.18%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.71%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.47%) CloudStack
13 2 (0.47%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.24%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.24%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 46 (10.82%) MS Excel
2 44 (10.35%) MS Office
3 3 (0.71%) MS Project
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.24%) Khalix
2 1 (0.24%) Agresso
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.24%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 8 (1.88%) Office 365
2 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 74 (17.41%) SAN
2 67 (15.76%) NetScaler
3 58 (13.65%) Firewall
4 52 (12.24%) DNS
5 41 (9.65%) TCP/IP
6 38 (8.94%) DHCP
7 27 (6.35%) LAN
8 26 (6.12%) WAN
9 25 (5.88%) VPN
10 17 (4.00%) NAS
11 16 (3.76%) VLAN
12 11 (2.59%) iSCSI
12 11 (2.59%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (2.35%) Unified Communications
13 10 (2.35%) VoIP
13 10 (2.35%) Wireless
14 9 (2.12%) DSL
14 9 (2.12%) MPLS
14 9 (2.12%) BIG-IP
15 6 (1.41%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.18%) MySQL
5 3 (0.71%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.47%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.24%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 23 (5.41%) MSI
2 7 (1.65%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.71%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.47%) AdminStudio
General
1 92 (21.65%) Finance
2 72 (16.94%) Banking
3 10 (2.35%) Publishing
4 9 (2.12%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.12%) Law
5 7 (1.65%) Legal
6 6 (1.41%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.41%) Retail
7 4 (0.94%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.71%) Front Office
8 3 (0.71%) Back Office
8 3 (0.71%) Advertising
9 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.24%) Marketing
10 1 (0.24%) Local Government
10 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 70 (16.47%) Citrix Engineer
2 55 (12.94%) Analyst
3 53 (12.47%) Architect
4 44 (10.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 33 (7.76%) Consultant
6 28 (6.59%) Support Analyst
6 28 (6.59%) Infrastructure Architect
7 27 (6.35%) Applications Packager
8 26 (6.12%) Administrator
9 23 (5.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 21 (4.94%) Desktop Engineer
11 19 (4.47%) Citrix Consultant
12 18 (4.24%) Support Engineer
12 18 (4.24%) Wintel Engineer
13 17 (4.00%) Citrix Administrator
14 16 (3.76%) Desktop Support
14 16 (3.76%) Citrix Support
15 15 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
15 15 (3.53%) Citrix Specialist
16 12 (2.82%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.65%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.47%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.47%) Web Services
2 2 (0.47%) LAMP
3 1 (0.24%) Middleware
3 1 (0.24%) COM
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.88%) Blackberry
2 39 (9.18%) Thin Client
2 39 (9.18%) Fat Client
3 29 (6.82%) Clustering
4 13 (3.06%) Replication
5 9 (2.12%) PKI
6 7 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.65%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.41%) EqualLogic
7 6 (1.41%) iPad
7 6 (1.41%) iPhone
8 5 (1.18%) CLARiiON
8 5 (1.18%) Celerra
8 5 (1.18%) CMDB
9 4 (0.94%) FlexPod
9 4 (0.94%) SecurID
10 3 (0.71%) Streaming Video
10 3 (0.71%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 323 (76.00%) Windows
2 150 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 138 (32.47%) Windows 7
4 82 (19.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 57 (13.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (9.41%) Windows XP
7 33 (7.76%) Linux
8 12 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (1.88%) Windows 8
9 8 (1.88%) Mac OS X
9 8 (1.88%) UNIX
10 3 (0.71%) Windows 2000
10 3 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.47%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.47%) Solaris
12 1 (0.24%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (11.06%) Migration
2 39 (9.18%) ITIL
3 19 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (4.24%) Service Management
5 17 (4.00%) Incident Management
6 16 (3.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (2.59%) Change Management
8 10 (2.35%) Performance Monitoring
8 10 (2.35%) Problem Management
8 10 (2.35%) Project Management
8 10 (2.35%) Business Continuity
9 9 (2.12%) ITSM
9 9 (2.12%) Performance Management
10 8 (1.88%) Load Balancing
11 7 (1.65%) Capacity Planning
12 6 (1.41%) Use Case
12 6 (1.41%) Business Analysis
12 6 (1.41%) Requirements Management
12 6 (1.41%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (1.41%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 53 (12.47%) SQL
2 40 (9.41%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.06%) VBScript
4 8 (1.88%) C
4 8 (1.88%) VB
5 5 (1.18%) Perl
6 1 (0.24%) C#
6 1 (0.24%) Java
Qualifications
1 61 (14.35%) Citrix Certification
2 40 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (8.00%) CCA
4 28 (6.59%) CCEE
4 28 (6.59%) CCEA
5 24 (5.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 23 (5.41%) MCSE
7 22 (5.18%) Security Cleared
8 21 (4.94%) SC Cleared
9 18 (4.24%) MCITP
10 17 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (3.76%) MCP
12 15 (3.53%) CCNA
13 13 (3.06%) MCSA
14 6 (1.41%) Degree
15 5 (1.18%) BC Cleared
15 5 (1.18%) VCP4
15 5 (1.18%) CCAA
15 5 (1.18%) VCP5
16 3 (0.71%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.82%) SLA
2 7 (1.65%) QA
3 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 216 (50.82%) Active Directory
2 119 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (26.59%) XenDesktop
4 109 (25.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 48 (11.29%) XenServer
6 41 (9.65%) Hyper-V
7 39 (9.18%) vSphere
8 33 (7.76%) VMware ESX
9 27 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 17 (4.00%) Xen
12 13 (3.06%) Terminal Services
13 9 (2.12%) NLBS
14 6 (1.41%) NFS
15 5 (1.18%) MetaFrame
16 4 (0.94%) UAG
17 3 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
17 3 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 2 (0.47%) vCloud
18 2 (0.47%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 123 (28.94%) SCCM
2 22 (5.18%) Backup Exec
3 17 (4.00%) SCOM
4 9 (2.12%) EMC NetWorker
4 9 (2.12%) AppDNA
5 8 (1.88%) WSUS
6 7 (1.65%) NetBackup
6 7 (1.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (1.41%) XenMobile
7 6 (1.41%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 6 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.94%) MIMEsweeper
8 4 (0.94%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (0.71%) ARCserve
9 3 (0.71%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.71%) WMI
9 3 (0.71%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.47%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 410 (96.47%) Citrix
2 216 (50.82%) Microsoft
3 199 (46.82%) VMware
4 70 (16.47%) Cisco
5 49 (11.53%) AppSense
6 48 (11.29%) HP
7 37 (8.71%) EMC
8 30 (7.06%) Wyse
9 28 (6.59%) NetApp
10 19 (4.47%) Symantec
10 19 (4.47%) CheckPoint
11 18 (4.24%) IBM
12 17 (4.00%) Apple
13 15 (3.53%) Juniper
14 11 (2.59%) Remedy
15 9 (2.12%) Oracle
15 9 (2.12%) Red Hat
16 8 (1.88%) Reuters
16 8 (1.88%) Bloomberg
16 8 (1.88%) Sophos
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