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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenApp
Rank 165 173 135
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -38
Contract jobs citing XenApp 102 75 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.07% 0.81% 1.22%
As % of the System Software category 8.92% 7.32% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 56 57
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£350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £224 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.13 £20.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
-9.37% -36.61%
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
1144 1024 1123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.02% 11.12% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 522 558
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 122 150
Average hourly rate £17.25 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.29% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.88 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.88 £31.20 £36.00
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 3 August 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 3 August 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
Hampshire +25 39 £335 +3.07% 3
Buckinghamshire -2 14 £370 -10.24%
Kent +1 13 £425 +21.42% 1
Surrey -8 11 £388 +24.00% 3
East Sussex -6 7 £325 +33.33%
Oxfordshire -17 7 £300 +16.50%
West Sussex -7 4 £419 +139.28% 1
Berkshire -17 4 - - 1
Middlesex +3 2 £355 -29.00%
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 158 (92.94%) Citrix
2 141 (82.94%) Windows
3 120 (70.59%) VMware
4 93 (54.71%) Active Directory
5 73 (42.94%) vSphere
6 69 (40.59%) XenDesktop
7 64 (37.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 63 (37.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 61 (35.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 56 (32.94%) MS Exchange
11 52 (30.59%) SCCM
12 51 (30.00%) Microsoft
13 48 (28.24%) Firewall
14 45 (26.47%) SAN
15 43 (25.29%) PowerShell
16 39 (22.94%) Windows 7
17 38 (22.35%) Cisco
18 36 (21.18%) DNS
19 35 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
20 34 (20.00%) SQL Server
20 34 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
21 33 (19.41%) HP
21 33 (19.41%) Exchange Server 2007
21 33 (19.41%) NetScaler
22 32 (18.82%) DHCP
22 32 (18.82%) WAN
23 31 (18.24%) Microsoft App-V
24 30 (17.65%) LAN
25 29 (17.06%) Microsoft Certification
25 29 (17.06%) Data Centre

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 56 (32.94%) MS Exchange
2 35 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (19.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (13.53%) IIS
5 21 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (11.76%) Lync
7 10 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (4.71%) SharePoint
9 5 (2.94%) Apache
9 5 (2.94%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (15.29%) MS Excel
2 24 (14.12%) MS Office
3 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.12%) Office 365
2 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.59%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 48 (28.24%) Firewall
2 45 (26.47%) SAN
3 36 (21.18%) DNS
4 33 (19.41%) NetScaler
5 32 (18.82%) WAN
5 32 (18.82%) DHCP
6 30 (17.65%) LAN
7 24 (14.12%) VPN
8 14 (8.24%) Fibre Channel
9 10 (5.88%) MPLS
10 8 (4.71%) TCP/IP
11 7 (4.12%) OSPF
11 7 (4.12%) BGP
11 7 (4.12%) FCoE
11 7 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (3.53%) NAS
12 6 (3.53%) Internet
13 5 (2.94%) SSL
13 5 (2.94%) SMTP
13 5 (2.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.06%) Oracle Database
3 11 (6.47%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.94%) Hadoop
7 4 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (3.53%) MSI
2 4 (2.35%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (1.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (6.47%) Finance
2 4 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.76%) Back Office
3 3 (1.76%) Banking
4 1 (0.59%) Retail
4 1 (0.59%) Law
4 1 (0.59%) Advertising
4 1 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (15.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (14.71%) Architect
3 23 (13.53%) Consultant
4 18 (10.59%) Analyst
5 15 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (8.24%) Infrastructure Architect
7 12 (7.06%) Administrator
8 11 (6.47%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (6.47%) Citrix Engineer
9 8 (4.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 8 (4.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.71%) Citrix Consultant
9 8 (4.71%) Citrix Administrator
9 8 (4.71%) Technical Consultant
9 8 (4.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 8 (4.71%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (4.12%) Citrix Specialist
10 7 (4.12%) Server Engineer
11 6 (3.53%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (3.53%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.47%) Application Packaging
2 4 (2.35%) Software Packaging
2 4 (2.35%) .NET
2 4 (2.35%) Web Services
3 1 (0.59%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.06%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.53%) User Experience
4 5 (2.94%) Replication
4 5 (2.94%) PKI
5 4 (2.35%) Informatics
5 4 (2.35%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.35%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.35%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.35%) Clustering
6 3 (1.76%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.18%) BYOD
7 2 (1.18%) EMC VNXe
7 2 (1.18%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.18%) iSeries
8 1 (0.59%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 141 (82.94%) Windows
2 64 (37.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (37.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (22.94%) Windows 7
5 34 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (5.29%) Linux
7 8 (4.71%) UNIX
8 7 (4.12%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.94%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.35%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.18%) Solaris
12 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.59%) Android
12 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.71%) ITIL
2 19 (11.18%) Migration
3 15 (8.82%) Patch Management
4 13 (7.65%) Change Management
5 11 (6.47%) Portfolio Management
5 11 (6.47%) Infrastructure Management
6 10 (5.88%) Capacity Management
7 9 (5.29%) Incident Management
7 9 (5.29%) Project Management
8 8 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (4.71%) Configuration Management
8 8 (4.71%) Problem Management
9 7 (4.12%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (4.12%) Validation
10 6 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.94%) Data Migration
11 5 (2.94%) Mobile Device Management
11 5 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (2.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 43 (25.29%) PowerShell
2 17 (10.00%) SQL
3 14 (8.24%) VBScript
4 7 (4.12%) VB
5 5 (2.94%) Python
5 5 (2.94%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.94%) Perl
6 3 (1.76%) C
7 1 (0.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (17.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (15.88%) MCSE
3 25 (14.71%) Security Cleared
4 18 (10.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 18 (10.59%) SC Cleared
5 13 (7.65%) CCNA
5 13 (7.65%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (5.88%) CCA
6 10 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (4.71%) DV Cleared
8 7 (4.12%) VCP4
8 7 (4.12%) CCEE
9 6 (3.53%) CCNP
10 5 (2.94%) CCAA
10 5 (2.94%) VCP5
11 4 (2.35%) Degree
11 4 (2.35%) MCSA
12 3 (1.76%) CCIA
12 3 (1.76%) VCAP
13 2 (1.18%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.94%) SLA
2 2 (1.18%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 93 (54.71%) Active Directory
2 73 (42.94%) vSphere
3 69 (40.59%) XenDesktop
4 61 (35.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (18.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 19 (11.18%) VMware ESX
7 18 (10.59%) Hyper-V
7 18 (10.59%) XenServer
8 9 (5.29%) Terminal Services
9 5 (2.94%) HDFS
10 4 (2.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.76%) Samba
11 3 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.76%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.59%) NDS
12 1 (0.59%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 52 (30.59%) SCCM
2 12 (7.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 10 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
4 9 (5.29%) SCOM
4 9 (5.29%) EdgeSight
5 7 (4.12%) vMotion
6 5 (2.94%) AirWatch
6 5 (2.94%) HP SIM
6 5 (2.94%) XenMobile
6 5 (2.94%) Zenoss
6 5 (2.94%) Nagios
7 4 (2.35%) ARCserve
7 4 (2.35%) Foglight
7 4 (2.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (2.35%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (2.35%) Unicenter
8 3 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.76%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 2 (1.18%) WSUS
9 2 (1.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 158 (92.94%) Citrix
2 120 (70.59%) VMware
3 51 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 38 (22.35%) Cisco
5 33 (19.41%) HP
6 28 (16.47%) AppSense
7 21 (12.35%) Oracle
8 15 (8.82%) CheckPoint
8 15 (8.82%) IBM
9 14 (8.24%) SolarWinds
10 13 (7.65%) Symantec
11 11 (6.47%) OpenText
11 11 (6.47%) 3PAR
11 11 (6.47%) Ventyx
12 9 (5.29%) Veeam
12 9 (5.29%) Juniper
13 7 (4.12%) Dell
13 7 (4.12%) Lumension
14 6 (3.53%) Splunk
14 6 (3.53%) Brocade
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