The table below looks at the statistics for XenApp skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenApp over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenApp
Rank 164 185 130
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -55
Contract jobs citing XenApp 97 60 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.04% 0.66% 1.32%
As % of the System Software category 8.35% 5.92% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 39 64
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £313 £335
% change year-on-year
-0.80% -6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £17.13 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.82% -54.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.28 £20.00 £30.28
% change year-on-year
-3.58% -33.94%
XenApp
England

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

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1162 1013 1130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.41% 11.14% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 499 563
Average daily rate £365 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 129 179
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.75 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -14.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.27 £11.44 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
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 South East

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

XenApp Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

XenApp
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

XenApp Daily Rate Trend in the South East

XenApp
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenApp across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

XenApp Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

XenApp
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

XenApp Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

XenApp
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire +20 27 £340 +47.82% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 15 £350 -3.44%
Surrey -4 14 £369 +22.91% 15
Kent -4 12 £448 +27.85% 1
East Sussex -3 10 £400 +6.66% 1
Berkshire -9 8 £275 -15.38% 3
Oxfordshire -18 6 £300 +3.44%
West Sussex - 3 £438 - 3
Middlesex - 1 - - 1
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 149 (92.55%) Citrix
2 125 (77.64%) Windows
3 113 (70.19%) VMware
4 83 (51.55%) Active Directory
5 71 (44.10%) XenDesktop
6 63 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 58 (36.02%) vSphere
7 58 (36.02%) VMware Infrastructure
8 57 (35.40%) Microsoft
9 53 (32.92%) Windows Server 2012
10 49 (30.43%) MS Exchange
10 49 (30.43%) SCCM
11 46 (28.57%) Firewall
12 42 (26.09%) SAN
13 37 (22.98%) Cisco
13 37 (22.98%) Security Cleared
14 36 (22.36%) PowerShell
15 35 (21.74%) Windows 7
16 31 (19.25%) DNS
16 31 (19.25%) SQL Server
17 30 (18.63%) AppSense
17 30 (18.63%) Data Centre
17 30 (18.63%) Exchange Server 2010
18 29 (18.01%) Microsoft App-V
18 29 (18.01%) WAN
19 28 (17.39%) HP
20 27 (16.77%) DHCP
20 27 (16.77%) LAN
20 27 (16.77%) NetScaler
21 26 (16.15%) Microsoft Certification

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 49 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 30 (18.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (16.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (9.94%) IIS
4 16 (9.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (8.07%) Lync
6 10 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (3.73%) SharePoint
8 5 (3.11%) Apache
8 5 (3.11%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (13.66%) MS Office
1 22 (13.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.24%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.73%) Office 365
2 4 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.62%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 46 (28.57%) Firewall
2 42 (26.09%) SAN
3 31 (19.25%) DNS
4 29 (18.01%) WAN
5 27 (16.77%) LAN
5 27 (16.77%) DHCP
5 27 (16.77%) NetScaler
6 22 (13.66%) VPN
7 12 (7.45%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (3.73%) NAS
9 6 (3.73%) TCP/IP
9 6 (3.73%) Internet
9 6 (3.73%) MPLS
10 5 (3.11%) SSL
10 5 (3.11%) SMTP
10 5 (3.11%) FCoE
10 5 (3.11%) Wireshark
11 4 (2.48%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (2.48%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (19.25%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.21%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (6.21%) Oracle Database
3 9 (5.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.11%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (3.73%) MSI
2 3 (1.86%) Wise Package Studio
2 3 (1.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (5.59%) Finance
2 4 (2.48%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.86%) Advertising
3 3 (1.86%) Banking
4 2 (1.24%) Back Office
5 1 (0.62%) Law
5 1 (0.62%) Retail
5 1 (0.62%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (15.53%) Architect
2 22 (13.66%) Consultant
2 22 (13.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (10.56%) Analyst
4 12 (7.45%) Infrastructure Architect
5 10 (6.21%) Server Engineer
6 9 (5.59%) Citrix Consultant
6 9 (5.59%) Citrix Engineer
6 9 (5.59%) Systems Administrator
6 9 (5.59%) Administrator
6 9 (5.59%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (4.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 8 (4.97%) Technical Analyst
7 8 (4.97%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (4.97%) Citrix Specialist
7 8 (4.97%) Citrix Administrator
8 7 (4.35%) Security Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) Technical Consultant
10 5 (3.11%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.21%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.48%) .NET
2 4 (2.48%) Web Services
3 3 (1.86%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.62%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.63%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.59%) User Experience
3 7 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.35%) PKI
4 5 (3.11%) Replication
5 4 (2.48%) Informatics
6 3 (1.86%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.86%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.86%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.86%) Clustering
6 3 (1.86%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.24%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.24%) BYOD
7 2 (1.24%) EMC VNXe
7 2 (1.24%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.24%) iSeries
8 1 (0.62%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 125 (77.64%) Windows
2 63 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (32.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (21.74%) Windows 7
5 24 (14.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (6.83%) Linux
6 11 (6.83%) UNIX
7 8 (4.97%) Windows XP
8 6 (3.73%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.48%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.24%) Solaris
11 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.62%) Android
11 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.91%) ITIL
2 18 (11.18%) Migration
3 15 (9.32%) Patch Management
4 11 (6.83%) Capacity Management
4 11 (6.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (5.59%) Change Management
5 9 (5.59%) Incident Management
5 9 (5.59%) Portfolio Management
6 8 (4.97%) Project Management
6 8 (4.97%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (4.35%) Validation
8 6 (3.73%) Configuration Management
8 6 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (3.73%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.73%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (3.11%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (3.11%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (3.11%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.11%) SIEM
9 5 (3.11%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.36%) PowerShell
2 17 (10.56%) SQL
3 12 (7.45%) VBScript
4 5 (3.11%) VB
4 5 (3.11%) Python
4 5 (3.11%) Shell Script
4 5 (3.11%) C
4 5 (3.11%) Perl
5 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 37 (22.98%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (14.91%) SC Cleared
4 22 (13.66%) MCSE
5 15 (9.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (9.32%) DV Cleared
6 11 (6.83%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (6.83%) CCNA
7 9 (5.59%) CCA
7 9 (5.59%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (3.73%) CCEE
9 5 (3.11%) MCITP
9 5 (3.11%) VCP4
10 4 (2.48%) Degree
10 4 (2.48%) CCNP
10 4 (2.48%) CCAA
10 4 (2.48%) VCP5
11 3 (1.86%) MCSA
12 2 (1.24%) CISSP
12 2 (1.24%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.73%) SLA
2 3 (1.86%) QA
3 2 (1.24%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 83 (51.55%) Active Directory
2 71 (44.10%) XenDesktop
3 58 (36.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (36.02%) vSphere
4 29 (18.01%) Microsoft App-V
5 26 (16.15%) Hyper-V
6 17 (10.56%) VMware ESX
7 11 (6.83%) XenServer
8 9 (5.59%) Terminal Services
9 5 (3.11%) HDFS
10 3 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.86%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.86%) Samba
10 3 (1.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.62%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.62%) NDS
Systems Management
1 49 (30.43%) SCCM
2 10 (6.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 8 (4.97%) XenMobile
3 8 (4.97%) EdgeSight
3 8 (4.97%) AirWatch
4 7 (4.35%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (3.73%) SCOM
6 5 (3.11%) Nagios
6 5 (3.11%) Zenoss
6 5 (3.11%) vMotion
7 3 (1.86%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 3 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.86%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.86%) ARCserve
7 3 (1.86%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.86%) Unicenter
7 3 (1.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.24%) Foglight
8 2 (1.24%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.24%) WSUS
Vendors
1 149 (92.55%) Citrix
2 113 (70.19%) VMware
3 57 (35.40%) Microsoft
4 37 (22.98%) Cisco
5 30 (18.63%) AppSense
6 28 (17.39%) HP
7 18 (11.18%) Oracle
8 15 (9.32%) CheckPoint
9 14 (8.70%) IBM
10 12 (7.45%) Dell
10 12 (7.45%) Juniper
10 12 (7.45%) SolarWinds
11 11 (6.83%) Symantec
12 10 (6.21%) Lumension
13 9 (5.59%) 3PAR
13 9 (5.59%) Ventyx
13 9 (5.59%) Wyse
13 9 (5.59%) OpenText
14 8 (4.97%) Veeam
15 7 (4.35%) Splunk
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