The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 125 87 104
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +17
Contract jobs citing XenApp 20 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 1.22% 0.94%
As % of the System Software category 5.99% 13.53% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 22 18
Average daily rate
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£265 £299 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% -8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £171 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £523 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £326
% change year-on-year
- -7.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.08 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
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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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
334 207 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.09% 9.01% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 115 133
Average daily rate £325 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £163 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 37 38
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +22.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.95 £27.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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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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
Wiltshire -6 6 £268 -49.04% 1
Gloucestershire -17 6 £300 +15.38% 2
Bristol -21 1 £210 +18.30% 1
Dorset - 1 £265 -
Devon - - - -
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 44 (95.65%) Citrix
2 40 (86.96%) Windows
3 35 (76.09%) VMware
4 29 (63.04%) XenDesktop
5 28 (60.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (47.83%) Active Directory
7 20 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
9 16 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (30.43%) vSphere
11 12 (26.09%) VMware ESX
11 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
12 10 (21.74%) Symantec
12 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
13 9 (19.57%) DV Cleared
13 9 (19.57%) Windows 7
13 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
14 7 (15.22%) Apple
14 7 (15.22%) Firewall
14 7 (15.22%) PowerShell
14 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (15.22%) Backup Exec
14 7 (15.22%) AppSense
15 6 (13.04%) Unit Testing
15 6 (13.04%) Office 365
15 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
15 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
15 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
15 6 (13.04%) Configuration Management

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (6.52%) Lync
6 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.04%) Office 365
1 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) Firewall
2 6 (13.04%) VPN
3 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.70%) WAN
5 3 (6.52%) DHCP
5 3 (6.52%) LAN
5 3 (6.52%) SAN
5 3 (6.52%) DNS
6 2 (4.35%) NetScaler
6 2 (4.35%) Wireless
7 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 6 (13.04%) ClearCase
2 2 (4.35%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Electronics
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Consultant
3 7 (15.22%) Citrix Consultant
4 6 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (13.04%) Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (10.87%) Administrator
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (8.70%) Technical Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Citrix Architect
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Support Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Citrix Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Design Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Support
8 2 (4.35%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) Web Services
2 1 (2.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Client/Server
2 5 (10.87%) iPad
3 2 (4.35%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.35%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) DTV
4 1 (2.17%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 28 (60.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (19.57%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.04%) Unit Testing
1 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
1 6 (13.04%) Configuration Management
2 5 (10.87%) Identity Management
2 5 (10.87%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (10.87%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (8.70%) ITIL
4 3 (6.52%) Project Management
5 2 (4.35%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (4.35%) Requirements Management
5 2 (4.35%) Change Management
5 2 (4.35%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.17%) ERP
6 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.17%) Migration
6 1 (2.17%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.17%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.57%) DV Cleared
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) MCITP
5 1 (2.17%) MCSE
5 1 (2.17%) MCSA
5 1 (2.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (63.04%) XenDesktop
2 22 (47.83%) Active Directory
3 16 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (30.43%) vSphere
5 12 (26.09%) VMware ESX
6 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
7 2 (4.35%) XenServer
7 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) Backup Exec
2 6 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (6.52%) SCCM
4 2 (4.35%) SCOM
5 1 (2.17%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.17%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 44 (95.65%) Citrix
2 35 (76.09%) VMware
3 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
4 10 (21.74%) Symantec
5 7 (15.22%) Apple
5 7 (15.22%) AppSense
6 6 (13.04%) McAfee
6 6 (13.04%) Sophos
7 5 (10.87%) Avaya
7 5 (10.87%) EMC
8 4 (8.70%) Altiris
8 4 (8.70%) HP
9 2 (4.35%) Meru Networks
9 2 (4.35%) Juniper
10 1 (2.17%) SAP
10 1 (2.17%) NetApp
10 1 (2.17%) Dell
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