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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenApp
Rank 127 126 109
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -17
Contract jobs citing XenApp 13 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.56% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 4.21% 5.17% 7.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 8
Average daily rate
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£280 £328 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% -9.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £298 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £430 £426
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £301 £344
% change year-on-year
+16.18% -12.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £14.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +36.98%
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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
309 348 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.83% 10.78% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 186 115
Average daily rate £300 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £195 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 37 41
Average hourly rate £20.06 £14.00 £13.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.28% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.05 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +9 5 £290 -35.55% 2
Somerset - 4 £253 -
Gloucestershire -15 2 £350 +6.87%
Wiltshire +10 1 £350 +7.69%
Dorset -3 1 £225 -43.82% 3
XenApp
England

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 41 (87.23%) Citrix
2 40 (85.11%) Windows
3 34 (72.34%) VMware
4 33 (70.21%) Active Directory
5 28 (59.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (55.32%) Microsoft
7 20 (42.55%) XenDesktop
8 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
9 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (27.66%) Windows 7
11 12 (25.53%) MS Exchange
12 11 (23.40%) Symantec
12 11 (23.40%) SCCM
13 10 (21.28%) vSphere
13 10 (21.28%) Hyper-V
14 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
14 9 (19.15%) Firewall
14 9 (19.15%) Cisco
14 9 (19.15%) SQL
15 8 (17.02%) Oracle
15 8 (17.02%) VPN
15 8 (17.02%) DNS
15 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (17.02%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (17.02%) Wyse
15 8 (17.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (14.89%) Migration
16 7 (14.89%) VMware ESX
16 7 (14.89%) Linux

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (25.53%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.64%) Apache
2 5 (10.64%) IIS
2 5 (10.64%) Lync
3 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2000
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Office
2 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) Firewall
2 8 (17.02%) VPN
2 8 (17.02%) DNS
3 5 (10.64%) IPsec
3 5 (10.64%) DHCP
4 4 (8.51%) SAN
5 3 (6.38%) Internet
5 3 (6.38%) WAN
6 2 (4.26%) LAN
7 1 (2.13%) Network Security
7 1 (2.13%) VLAN
7 1 (2.13%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.13%) MPLS
7 1 (2.13%) Intranet
7 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) MySQL
2 1 (2.13%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MSI
2 1 (2.13%) InstallShield
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Military
2 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (17.02%) Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Citrix Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Applications Specialist
3 5 (10.64%) Server Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (10.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) Technical Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Wintel Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.26%) Administrator
6 1 (2.13%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) IT Administrator
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Architect
6 1 (2.13%) Change Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) Application Packaging
2 5 (10.64%) .NET
3 2 (4.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Clustering
2 4 (8.51%) Fat Client
2 4 (8.51%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.13%) IBM XIV
4 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 40 (85.11%) Windows
2 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (27.66%) Windows 7
4 7 (14.89%) Linux
5 6 (12.77%) UNIX
6 5 (10.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Vista
7 3 (6.38%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.13%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.13%) AIX
8 1 (2.13%) Solaris
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.89%) Migration
2 6 (12.77%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.51%) Email Migration
3 4 (8.51%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (8.51%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.26%) Software Deployment
4 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.13%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.13%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.13%) Validation
5 1 (2.13%) ITIL
5 1 (2.13%) Change Control
5 1 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.13%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.64%) Java
4 2 (4.26%) VBScript
4 2 (4.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (38.30%) Security Cleared
2 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
3 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (17.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (14.89%) MCP
4 7 (14.89%) MCSE
5 6 (12.77%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (12.77%) DV Cleared
6 5 (10.64%) CCEE
7 4 (8.51%) CCAA
7 4 (8.51%) CCA
8 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (6.38%) CCNA
9 2 (4.26%) VCP5
10 1 (2.13%) Degree
10 1 (2.13%) MCTS
10 1 (2.13%) CCEA
10 1 (2.13%) CCNP
10 1 (2.13%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
2 3 (6.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (70.21%) Active Directory
2 28 (59.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (42.55%) XenDesktop
4 10 (21.28%) vSphere
4 10 (21.28%) Hyper-V
5 8 (17.02%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (14.89%) VMware ESX
7 5 (10.64%) Terminal Services
8 4 (8.51%) XenServer
9 3 (6.38%) BitLocker
10 2 (4.26%) ISA Server
10 2 (4.26%) Xen
11 1 (2.13%) VMware Server
11 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (2.13%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) SCCM
2 6 (12.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (8.51%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.13%) ARCserve
5 1 (2.13%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 41 (87.23%) Citrix
2 34 (72.34%) VMware
3 26 (55.32%) Microsoft
4 11 (23.40%) Symantec
5 9 (19.15%) Cisco
6 8 (17.02%) Oracle
6 8 (17.02%) Wyse
7 6 (12.77%) AppSense
8 5 (10.64%) Novell
8 5 (10.64%) Red Hat
9 4 (8.51%) Veeam
9 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
9 4 (8.51%) McAfee
10 3 (6.38%) CA
10 3 (6.38%) NetApp
10 3 (6.38%) Sophos
10 3 (6.38%) IBM
11 2 (4.26%) HP
12 1 (2.13%) Brocade
12 1 (2.13%) EMC