The first table below looks at the demand for XenApp skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenApp over the 3 months to 18 April 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 South West 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 126 98 115
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +17
Contract jobs citing XenApp 18 25 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.54% 1.07% 0.88%
As % of the System Software category 5.06% 9.96% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 17
Average daily rate £328 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.23% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £260 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £410 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £305 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.62% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £17.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -22.22%
System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
356 251 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.75% 10.79% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 113 143
Average daily rate £366 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £179 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 37 38
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £47.50 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
XenApp
England

XenApp
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

XenApp Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

XenApp
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

XenApp Daily Rate Trend in the South West

XenApp
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenApp across the South West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

XenApp Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

XenApp
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

XenApp Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

XenApp
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -9 4 £328 -15.37%
Wiltshire -17 3 £325 -18.75% 1
Dorset - 2 £401 - 3
Bristol -12 1 £450 +73.07%
Devon - 1 £280 -
Somerset - - - - 3
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 43 (100.00%) Citrix
2 39 (90.70%) Windows
3 33 (76.74%) VMware
4 30 (69.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (60.47%) Active Directory
6 25 (58.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (51.16%) XenDesktop
8 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
9 19 (44.19%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (34.88%) ITIL
11 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
11 13 (30.23%) SCCM
12 12 (27.91%) Symantec
13 11 (25.58%) VMware ESX
14 10 (23.26%) SLA
15 9 (20.93%) AppSense
15 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
15 9 (20.93%) DNS
15 9 (20.93%) DHCP
16 8 (18.60%) DV Cleared
16 8 (18.60%) SCOM
16 8 (18.60%) Firewall
17 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
17 7 (16.28%) vSphere
17 7 (16.28%) HP
18 6 (13.95%) Thin Client
18 6 (13.95%) McAfee
18 6 (13.95%) Norton AntiVirus
18 6 (13.95%) Project Management
18 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (13.95%) MS Exchange
1 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.65%) Lync
3 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.33%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) Site Server
4 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.98%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) DNS
1 9 (20.93%) DHCP
2 8 (18.60%) Firewall
3 4 (9.30%) SMS
3 4 (9.30%) NetScaler
4 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.65%) VPN
5 2 (4.65%) SAN
6 1 (2.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.98%) ClearCase
2 1 (2.33%) MSI
General
1 7 (16.28%) Telecoms
2 5 (11.63%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.33%) Publishing
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Consultant
2 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Citrix Consultant
3 5 (11.63%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (11.63%) Administrator
4 4 (9.30%) ICT Technician
4 4 (9.30%) Server Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (4.65%) Citrix Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.33%) Design Engineer
7 1 (2.33%) Senior Citrix Consultant
7 1 (2.33%) Technical Support Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Thin Client
1 6 (13.95%) Fat Client
2 4 (9.30%) CMDB
3 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.65%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.65%) iPad
4 1 (2.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 39 (90.70%) Windows
2 30 (69.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (58.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (20.93%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (9.30%) Linux
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.65%) UNIX
8 2 (4.65%) AIX
8 2 (4.65%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) ITIL
2 6 (13.95%) Project Management
3 5 (11.63%) Migration
3 5 (11.63%) Service Delivery
3 5 (11.63%) Change Management
4 4 (9.30%) Service Management
5 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
5 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.65%) Information Security
6 2 (4.65%) Identity Management
6 2 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.33%) Email Management
7 1 (2.33%) Security Management
7 1 (2.33%) ITSM
7 1 (2.33%) Programme Management
7 1 (2.33%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.33%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.33%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.33%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
1 3 (6.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.60%) DV Cleared
3 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.65%) CCNP
4 2 (4.65%) CCNA
4 2 (4.65%) MCP
4 2 (4.65%) MCSE
4 2 (4.65%) MCSA
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.65%) A+ Certification
4 2 (4.65%) CCENT
4 2 (4.65%) MCTS
4 2 (4.65%) MCITP
4 2 (4.65%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 26 (60.47%) Active Directory
2 22 (51.16%) XenDesktop
3 19 (44.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (25.58%) VMware ESX
5 7 (16.28%) vSphere
6 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
6 6 (13.95%) XenServer
6 6 (13.95%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (9.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (6.98%) vCloud
9 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.33%) Xen
9 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (30.23%) SCCM
2 8 (18.60%) SCOM
3 6 (13.95%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (11.63%) HP SIM
4 5 (11.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 5 (11.63%) NetBackup
5 3 (6.98%) XenMobile
6 1 (2.33%) AppDNA
6 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (100.00%) Citrix
2 33 (76.74%) VMware
3 20 (46.51%) Microsoft
4 12 (27.91%) Symantec
5 9 (20.93%) AppSense
6 7 (16.28%) HP
7 6 (13.95%) McAfee
8 3 (6.98%) Sophos
9 2 (4.65%) EMC
9 2 (4.65%) Avaya
9 2 (4.65%) CommVault
9 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.65%) Apple
9 2 (4.65%) ServiceNow
10 1 (2.33%) Bomgar
10 1 (2.33%) Altiris
10 1 (2.33%) SAP
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