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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenApp
Rank 128 131 100
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -31
Contract jobs citing XenApp 19 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.59% 0.37% 1.03%
As % of the System Software category 6.01% 3.85% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 2 13
Average daily rate
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£290 £309 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.07% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £196 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £422 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +35.13%
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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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
316 286 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.85% 9.57% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 146 123
Average daily rate £350 £391 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.54% -2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £314 £313
% change year-on-year
+10.82% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 29 43
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £10.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £20.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 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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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
Bristol +4 9 £385 -14.44% 1
Gloucestershire -10 5 £160 -4.47% 6
Dorset - 1 £225 - 3
Wiltshire - - - -
Devon - - - - 6
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 45 (90.00%) Citrix
2 43 (86.00%) Windows
3 34 (68.00%) Active Directory
3 34 (68.00%) VMware
4 28 (56.00%) Microsoft
4 28 (56.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (36.00%) Security Cleared
6 16 (32.00%) XenDesktop
7 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (28.00%) MS Exchange
8 12 (24.00%) Windows 7
9 11 (22.00%) vSphere
10 10 (20.00%) Hyper-V
10 10 (20.00%) SQL
10 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (18.00%) MS Office
11 9 (18.00%) Firewall
11 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
12 8 (16.00%) SCCM
12 8 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (16.00%) Oracle
12 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (14.00%) Symantec
13 7 (14.00%) MCP
13 7 (14.00%) Linux
13 7 (14.00%) MCSE
13 7 (14.00%) Migration
13 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
14 6 (12.00%) DV Cleared
14 6 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 14 (28.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.00%) IIS
3 5 (10.00%) Apache
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.00%) Lync
4 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2000
4 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) MS Office
2 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.00%) Firewall
2 6 (12.00%) DHCP
2 6 (12.00%) DNS
3 5 (10.00%) Internet
3 5 (10.00%) IPsec
3 5 (10.00%) VPN
4 4 (8.00%) SAN
4 4 (8.00%) WAN
5 3 (6.00%) LAN
6 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.00%) Intranet
7 1 (2.00%) MPLS
7 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.00%) VLAN
7 1 (2.00%) Network Security
7 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MSI
2 1 (2.00%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Publishing
2 1 (2.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (26.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Technical Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Service Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (6.00%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.00%) Desktop Support
6 3 (6.00%) Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.00%) Application Packaging
2 5 (10.00%) .NET
3 2 (4.00%) Middleware
4 1 (2.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Clustering
2 3 (6.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (6.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.00%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 43 (86.00%) Windows
2 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (24.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (14.00%) Linux
6 6 (12.00%) UNIX
7 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.00%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.00%) Windows NT
9 1 (2.00%) AIX
9 1 (2.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.00%) Migration
2 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (8.00%) Email Migration
4 2 (4.00%) ITIL
4 2 (4.00%) Software Deployment
4 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.00%) Validation
5 1 (2.00%) Change Control
5 1 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.00%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.00%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.00%) Java
4 2 (4.00%) VBScript
4 2 (4.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (14.00%) MCP
4 7 (14.00%) MCSE
5 6 (12.00%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (12.00%) DV Cleared
6 5 (10.00%) CCEE
7 4 (8.00%) CCAA
7 4 (8.00%) CCA
8 3 (6.00%) CCNA
8 3 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (4.00%) VCP5
10 1 (2.00%) CCNP
10 1 (2.00%) CCEA
10 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (2.00%) CCIA
10 1 (2.00%) MCTS
10 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 28 (56.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (32.00%) XenDesktop
4 11 (22.00%) vSphere
5 10 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (12.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (10.00%) Terminal Services
8 4 (8.00%) XenServer
9 3 (6.00%) VMware ESX
10 2 (4.00%) ISA Server
11 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (2.00%) VMware Server
11 1 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) SCCM
2 4 (8.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.00%) WSUS
4 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 45 (90.00%) Citrix
2 34 (68.00%) VMware
3 28 (56.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (16.00%) Oracle
5 7 (14.00%) Symantec
6 6 (12.00%) Cisco
7 5 (10.00%) Novell
7 5 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (10.00%) Wyse
8 4 (8.00%) McAfee
9 3 (6.00%) Sophos
9 3 (6.00%) NetApp
9 3 (6.00%) AppSense
9 3 (6.00%) IBM
9 3 (6.00%) Veeam
10 2 (4.00%) HP
11 1 (2.00%) EMC
11 1 (2.00%) Intel
11 1 (2.00%) Genesys
11 1 (2.00%) BMC
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