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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 203 167 159
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -8
Contract jobs citing XenApp 55 62 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.56% 0.73% 0.97%
As % of the System Software category 4.50% 5.57% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 57
Average daily rate
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£400 £306 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -9.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £400 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £299 £344
% change year-on-year
+8.78% -13.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £16.25 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +47.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £31.56 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-15.22% +48.49%
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
1221 1114 795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.41% 13.05% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 523 363
Average daily rate £353 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 156 167
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £27.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Berkshire +3 17 £473 +89.00% 2
Surrey -6 10 £350 +3.70% 5
Hampshire -21 10 £250 +2.04% 5
Kent -4 8 £450 +28.57% 1
Buckinghamshire -17 5 £325 -13.33% 3
West Sussex -8 3 £438 +125.80% 3
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 133 (99.25%) Citrix
2 104 (77.61%) Windows
3 97 (72.39%) VMware
4 82 (61.19%) Active Directory
5 60 (44.78%) Microsoft
6 56 (41.79%) XenDesktop
7 55 (41.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (30.60%) VMware Infrastructure
9 37 (27.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (26.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (26.12%) MS Exchange
11 34 (25.37%) vSphere
12 28 (20.90%) NetScaler
13 27 (20.15%) Windows 7
13 27 (20.15%) SCCM
14 25 (18.66%) DNS
15 24 (17.91%) Hyper-V
16 23 (17.16%) Cisco
17 21 (15.67%) MS Excel
17 21 (15.67%) ITIL
18 20 (14.93%) SQL Server
18 20 (14.93%) WAN
18 20 (14.93%) Security Cleared
19 19 (14.18%) PowerShell
19 19 (14.18%) SQL
20 18 (13.43%) Microsoft App-V
21 17 (12.69%) VMware ESX
21 17 (12.69%) SAN
21 17 (12.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
21 17 (12.69%) VMware ESXi

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 35 (26.12%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.45%) IIS
3 13 (9.70%) Lync
3 13 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (15.67%) MS Excel
2 14 (10.45%) MS Office
3 3 (2.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.99%) Office 365
3 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.90%) NetScaler
2 25 (18.66%) DNS
3 20 (14.93%) WAN
4 17 (12.69%) SAN
5 16 (11.94%) LAN
5 16 (11.94%) DHCP
6 15 (11.19%) Firewall
7 10 (7.46%) Internet
8 8 (5.97%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.99%) VPN
10 3 (2.24%) VLAN
10 3 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.49%) NAS
11 2 (1.49%) BIG-IP
11 2 (1.49%) MPLS
11 2 (1.49%) OSPF
11 2 (1.49%) BGP
11 2 (1.49%) DMZ
12 1 (0.75%) ADSL
12 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.93%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) AdminStudio
2 3 (2.24%) MSI
3 2 (1.49%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 14 (10.45%) Finance
2 12 (8.96%) Back Office
3 8 (5.97%) Advertising
4 4 (2.99%) Banking
5 2 (1.49%) Automotive
6 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.75%) Marketing
6 1 (0.75%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (18.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (17.16%) Consultant
3 17 (12.69%) Citrix Consultant
4 14 (10.45%) Citrix Engineer
5 13 (9.70%) Analyst
5 13 (9.70%) Support Engineer
6 11 (8.21%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (5.97%) Architect
7 8 (5.97%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 7 (5.22%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.73%) Administrator
9 5 (3.73%) Citrix Analyst
10 4 (2.99%) Technical Specialist
10 4 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (2.99%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) Technical Analyst
10 4 (2.99%) Security Engineer
11 3 (2.24%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.22%) Application Packaging
2 6 (4.48%) Web Services
3 2 (1.49%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.75%) HTML
4 1 (0.75%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.46%) Clustering
2 7 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.73%) PKI
4 4 (2.99%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.99%) Thin Client
4 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.24%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.49%) User Experience
6 2 (1.49%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 104 (77.61%) Windows
2 55 (41.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (27.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (26.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (20.15%) Windows 7
6 15 (11.19%) Windows XP
7 10 (7.46%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.97%) Windows 2000
9 5 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.73%) Linux
10 4 (2.99%) AIX
10 4 (2.99%) Solaris
11 3 (2.24%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.67%) ITIL
2 7 (5.22%) Change Management
2 7 (5.22%) Migration
3 6 (4.48%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (3.73%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (2.99%) ITSM
5 4 (2.99%) E-Commerce
5 4 (2.99%) Project Management
5 4 (2.99%) Service Management
5 4 (2.99%) Validation
5 4 (2.99%) Time Management
5 4 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (2.24%) Workflow
6 3 (2.24%) Load Balancing
6 3 (2.24%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.24%) BCP
7 2 (1.49%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.49%) PRINCE2
7 2 (1.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (1.49%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.18%) SQL
1 19 (14.18%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.46%) VBScript
3 8 (5.97%) VB
4 3 (2.24%) C
5 2 (1.49%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (14.93%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.21%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.46%) DV Cleared
4 8 (5.97%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (5.22%) CCA
6 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.24%) MCSE
8 3 (2.24%) CCNP
8 3 (2.24%) CCNA
9 2 (1.49%) PhD
9 2 (1.49%) MCP
9 2 (1.49%) CCEA
9 2 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (1.49%) CCEE
9 2 (1.49%) CCIA
10 1 (0.75%) VCAP
10 1 (0.75%) MCTS
10 1 (0.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.75%) QA
2 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 82 (61.19%) Active Directory
2 56 (41.79%) XenDesktop
3 41 (30.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (25.37%) vSphere
5 24 (17.91%) Hyper-V
6 18 (13.43%) Microsoft App-V
7 17 (12.69%) VMware ESX
7 17 (12.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 17 (12.69%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (8.96%) XenServer
9 10 (7.46%) Terminal Services
10 3 (2.24%) MetaFrame
11 2 (1.49%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 2 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.75%) UAG
12 1 (0.75%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.75%) NFS
12 1 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (20.15%) SCCM
2 7 (5.22%) SCOM
3 5 (3.73%) HP SIM
3 5 (3.73%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.73%) EdgeSight
4 3 (2.24%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (2.24%) XenMobile
4 3 (2.24%) WSUS
4 3 (2.24%) ARCserve
4 3 (2.24%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.24%) Unicenter
4 3 (2.24%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (2.24%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 2 (1.49%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.49%) Foglight
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 133 (99.25%) Citrix
2 97 (72.39%) VMware
3 60 (44.78%) Microsoft
4 23 (17.16%) Cisco
5 16 (11.94%) HP
6 15 (11.19%) AppSense
7 10 (7.46%) NetApp
8 9 (6.72%) Symantec
9 8 (5.97%) Lumension
10 7 (5.22%) Wyse
10 7 (5.22%) Dell
10 7 (5.22%) IBM
11 6 (4.48%) Oracle
11 6 (4.48%) SolarWinds
12 5 (3.73%) Altiris
12 5 (3.73%) Red Hat
12 5 (3.73%) Intel
13 4 (2.99%) CA
13 4 (2.99%) Veeam
13 4 (2.99%) 3PAR
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