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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 164 174 141
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -33
Contract jobs citing XenApp 79 74 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.85% 0.85% 1.12%
As % of the System Software category 7.19% 7.01% 12.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 46 64
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £440 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £325 £326
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £20.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -45.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £20.07
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +49.47%
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
1098 1055 902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.83% 12.08% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 526 402
Average daily rate £325 £328 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 123 136
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.60 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 19 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenApp across the South East region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

XenApp Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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
Hampshire +6 19 £325 -27.37% 4
Berkshire +10 15 £304 -19.00% 4
Surrey -13 12 £308 -8.88% 14
Kent 0 11 £425 +6.25%
Buckinghamshire -13 8 £325 +36.84% 2
Middlesex - 5 £500 - 1
East Sussex - 4 £238 -
West Sussex +3 2 £175 -61.00% 3
Oxfordshire -8 2 £338 +3.84%
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 140 (97.22%) Citrix
2 121 (84.03%) Windows
3 93 (64.58%) VMware
4 91 (63.19%) Active Directory
5 64 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (39.58%) Microsoft
7 53 (36.81%) MS Exchange
8 50 (34.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 46 (31.94%) XenDesktop
10 38 (26.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 37 (25.69%) Cisco
12 34 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
13 33 (22.92%) vSphere
14 32 (22.22%) Windows 7
15 27 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
16 25 (17.36%) Windows XP
16 25 (17.36%) ITIL
17 24 (16.67%) Firewall
17 24 (16.67%) SCCM
18 23 (15.97%) SQL Server
18 23 (15.97%) HP
18 23 (15.97%) NetScaler
19 22 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2010
20 21 (14.58%) WAN
20 21 (14.58%) LAN
20 21 (14.58%) VMware ESX
21 20 (13.89%) DNS
22 19 (13.19%) SAN
23 18 (12.50%) Lync
24 17 (11.81%) VMware ESXi

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 53 (36.81%) MS Exchange
2 22 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (12.50%) Lync
4 14 (9.72%) IIS
4 14 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (5.56%) SharePoint
7 7 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (3.47%) IBM Notes
8 5 (3.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.69%) CMS
10 1 (0.69%) Moodle
10 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (9.72%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.17%) Office 365
2 5 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.67%) Firewall
2 23 (15.97%) NetScaler
3 21 (14.58%) WAN
3 21 (14.58%) LAN
4 20 (13.89%) DNS
5 19 (13.19%) SAN
6 12 (8.33%) DHCP
7 7 (4.86%) MPLS
8 6 (4.17%) Internet
9 5 (3.47%) NAS
9 5 (3.47%) VoIP
10 4 (2.78%) BGP
10 4 (2.78%) OSPF
10 4 (2.78%) TCP/IP
10 4 (2.78%) VPN
10 4 (2.78%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.08%) Wireless
12 2 (1.39%) Structured Cabling
12 2 (1.39%) VLAN
13 1 (0.69%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.17%) MSI
2 3 (2.08%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (1.39%) InstallShield
General
1 13 (9.03%) Advertising
2 5 (3.47%) Finance
2 5 (3.47%) Back Office
3 4 (2.78%) Marketing
4 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (18.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (15.28%) Support Engineer
3 13 (9.03%) Citrix Engineer
3 13 (9.03%) Consultant
4 12 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 11 (7.64%) Architect
5 11 (7.64%) Analyst
6 9 (6.25%) Citrix Consultant
7 7 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.47%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (3.47%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (3.47%) Technical Architect
8 5 (3.47%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.47%) Administrator
8 5 (3.47%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.47%) Applications Packager
9 4 (2.78%) Support Technician
9 4 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (2.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (2.78%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.25%) Application Packaging
2 6 (4.17%) Web Services
3 3 (2.08%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.69%) WAMP
4 1 (0.69%) .NET
4 1 (0.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.33%) Clustering
2 10 (6.94%) Thin Client
2 10 (6.94%) Fat Client
3 7 (4.86%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.47%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (2.08%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.39%) iPad
8 1 (0.69%) Handset
8 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.69%) iPhone
8 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 121 (84.03%) Windows
2 64 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (34.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 38 (26.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 25 (17.36%) Windows XP
7 10 (6.94%) Windows 2000
8 9 (6.25%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.17%) Linux
10 5 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.47%) Solaris
11 4 (2.78%) AIX
12 3 (2.08%) UNIX
13 2 (1.39%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.69%) CentOS
14 1 (0.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.36%) ITIL
2 9 (6.25%) Migration
3 8 (5.56%) Service Management
3 8 (5.56%) Change Management
4 7 (4.86%) Problem Management
5 6 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
5 6 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (4.17%) BCP
6 5 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.47%) ITSM
6 5 (3.47%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (3.47%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (2.78%) Identity Management
7 4 (2.78%) Project Management
7 4 (2.78%) E-Commerce
8 3 (2.08%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.08%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (2.08%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.08%) Change Control
9 2 (1.39%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 11 (7.64%) SQL
3 9 (6.25%) VB
4 8 (5.56%) VBScript
5 3 (2.08%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.39%) C
7 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
2 14 (9.72%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (4.86%) MCSE
5 7 (4.86%) CCA
5 7 (4.86%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (4.86%) CCNA
6 6 (4.17%) MCP
7 4 (2.78%) CCNP
7 4 (2.78%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.69%) MCDST
9 1 (0.69%) MCITP
9 1 (0.69%) MCSA
9 1 (0.69%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.69%) CCEA
9 1 (0.69%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.42%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 91 (63.19%) Active Directory
2 46 (31.94%) XenDesktop
3 34 (23.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (22.92%) vSphere
5 27 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
6 21 (14.58%) VMware ESX
7 17 (11.81%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (11.11%) Hyper-V
9 14 (9.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 13 (9.03%) XenServer
10 13 (9.03%) Terminal Services
11 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 2 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.69%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.69%) NLBS
13 1 (0.69%) Xen
13 1 (0.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 24 (16.67%) SCCM
2 10 (6.94%) Backup Exec
3 9 (6.25%) ARCserve
4 7 (4.86%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (4.17%) HP SIM
6 5 (3.47%) SCOM
7 4 (2.78%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 4 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (2.78%) NetBackup
8 3 (2.08%) Unicenter
8 3 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (2.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.39%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.39%) WSUS
10 1 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Identity Management
10 1 (0.69%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 140 (97.22%) Citrix
2 93 (64.58%) VMware
3 57 (39.58%) Microsoft
4 37 (25.69%) Cisco
5 23 (15.97%) HP
6 16 (11.11%) AppSense
7 11 (7.64%) Symantec
8 8 (5.56%) Oracle
9 7 (4.86%) Veeam
9 7 (4.86%) NetApp
9 7 (4.86%) CheckPoint
10 6 (4.17%) IBM
10 6 (4.17%) CA
10 6 (4.17%) Altiris
11 5 (3.47%) Avaya
11 5 (3.47%) Lotus
11 5 (3.47%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.78%) 3PAR
12 4 (2.78%) Intel
12 4 (2.78%) SolarWinds
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