The table below looks at the statistics for XenApp skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenApp over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenApp
Rank 387 321 223
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -98
Contract jobs citing XenApp 246 324 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.63% 0.92%
As % of the System Software category 4.90% 6.31% 9.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 211 263
Average daily rate £325 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £317 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
-15.48% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 37
Average hourly rate £28.03 £28.13 £20.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +38.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £19.53 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.22 £34.50 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.03 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +22.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5022 5132 4851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.76% 9.91% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2976 2790 2420
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 599 555
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

XenApp
Jobs Demand Trend

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

XenApp Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

XenApp
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing XenApp within the UK.

XenApp Daily Rate Trend in the UK

XenApp
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenApp within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

XenApp Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

XenApp
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenApp within the UK.

XenApp Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

XenApp
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing XenApp within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

XenApp Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

XenApp
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -48 231 £325 -13.33% 88
London -23 114 £375 -0.66% 35
South East +18 48 £325 -18.75% 14
City of London +36 33 £388 +16.54% 11
East of England -2 17 £350 +27.27% 8
North West -19 17 £300 -22.58% 6
Berkshire +11 15 £313 -39.32% 3
South West -11 14 £225 -40.00% 5
West Midlands -17 14 £325 +44.44% 12
Scotland +6 13 £313 - 8
Hampshire +11 12 £300 +9.09% 3
Surrey -4 12 £425 +13.33% 4
Birmingham +1 10 £323 -9.47% 4
Reading +4 9 £225 -43.75% 3
Bristol -3 8 £230 -48.88%
Edinburgh -9 8 £359 - 3
Bedfordshire +10 7 £450 +69.01% 1
Merseyside +3 5 £375 -
Lancashire +1 5 £265 -1.85%
Essex -5 5 £313 +8.69% 2
Blackpool -9 5 £265 -1.85%
Yorkshire -24 5 £400 +12.28% 5
Glasgow - 5 £313 - 4
East Sussex +12 4 £310 -17.33% 3
Hertfordshire +10 4 £325 -13.33% 5
Manchester -19 4 £450 +14.28% 6
Dunstable - 4 - -
Westminster - 4 £413 -
Slough - 4 £353 -
Guildford +8 3 £450 +20.00% 2

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 571 (95.01%) Citrix
2 481 (80.03%) Windows
3 383 (63.73%) VMware
4 376 (62.56%) Active Directory
5 322 (53.58%) Windows Server
6 293 (48.75%) Microsoft
7 270 (44.93%) XenDesktop
8 263 (43.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 213 (35.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 197 (32.78%) Windows Server 2012
11 184 (30.62%) SCCM
12 161 (26.79%) Microsoft App-V
13 153 (25.46%) ITIL
14 146 (24.29%) DNS
14 146 (24.29%) Windows 7
15 143 (23.79%) NetScaler
16 142 (23.63%) MS Exchange
17 138 (22.96%) PowerShell
18 129 (21.46%) Windows Server 2003
19 125 (20.80%) DHCP
20 116 (19.30%) Finance
21 109 (18.14%) vSphere
22 101 (16.81%) Cisco
23 100 (16.64%) XenServer
24 95 (15.81%) SQL Server
24 95 (15.81%) SAN
25 88 (14.64%) Exchange Server 2010
26 87 (14.48%) HP
27 83 (13.81%) AppSense
28 82 (13.64%) MS Office

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 142 (23.63%) MS Exchange
2 88 (14.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (8.49%) Skype for Business
4 45 (7.49%) IIS
5 38 (6.32%) SharePoint
6 37 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 32 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 31 (5.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 17 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.00%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.67%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.50%) Confluence
14 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.17%) JBoss
15 1 (0.17%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.17%) SharePoint Server
15 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 82 (13.64%) MS Office
2 81 (13.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.17%) Revit
Business Applications
1 10 (1.66%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.67%) Faxination
3 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.17%) Advent Geneva
Cloud Services
1 51 (8.49%) Office 365
2 21 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (2.66%) IaaS
5 15 (2.50%) PaaS
5 15 (2.50%) SaaS
6 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.33%) GitHub
7 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.17%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 146 (24.29%) DNS
2 143 (23.79%) NetScaler
3 125 (20.80%) DHCP
4 95 (15.81%) SAN
5 60 (9.98%) Firewall
6 48 (7.99%) TCP/IP
7 43 (7.15%) WAN
8 41 (6.82%) LAN
9 32 (5.32%) VPN
10 23 (3.83%) VoIP
11 22 (3.66%) Internet
12 16 (2.66%) VLAN
13 15 (2.50%) Wireless
14 14 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
15 13 (2.16%) LDAP
16 11 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (1.83%) NAS
16 11 (1.83%) SSL
17 10 (1.66%) Ethernet
18 9 (1.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (15.81%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (2.00%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.50%) Big Data
6 3 (0.50%) GIS
7 2 (0.33%) MySQL
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.17%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.17%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.17%) QlikView
8 1 (0.17%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (1.33%) MSI
2 6 (1.00%) Fiddler
3 4 (0.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.50%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.50%) JIRA
4 3 (0.50%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.33%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 116 (19.30%) Finance
2 20 (3.33%) Banking
3 16 (2.66%) Back Office
4 15 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 14 (2.33%) Publishing
6 12 (2.00%) Legal
7 9 (1.50%) Advertising
8 8 (1.33%) Law
9 7 (1.16%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.83%) Automotive
11 3 (0.50%) Local Government
11 3 (0.50%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.33%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) French Language
13 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.17%) Marketing
13 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.17%) Retail
13 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 95 (15.81%) Analyst
2 92 (15.31%) Citrix Engineer
3 86 (14.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 73 (12.15%) Consultant
5 65 (10.82%) Support Engineer
6 56 (9.32%) 3rd Line Support
7 52 (8.65%) Citrix Consultant
8 48 (7.99%) Citrix Support
8 48 (7.99%) Support Analyst
9 41 (6.82%) Architect
10 39 (6.49%) Desktop Support
11 36 (5.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 35 (5.82%) VMware Engineer
13 30 (4.99%) 2nd Line Support
14 29 (4.83%) Citrix Analyst
15 25 (4.16%) Windows Engineer
16 23 (3.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 23 (3.83%) Administrator
17 22 (3.66%) Server Engineer
18 20 (3.33%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.83%) Web Services
2 7 (1.16%) .NET
2 7 (1.16%) Software Packaging
3 4 (0.67%) X-Windows
4 3 (0.50%) WCF
5 2 (0.33%) Flash
6 1 (0.17%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.17%) Middleware
6 1 (0.17%) PKINIT
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Basis
6 1 (0.17%) WAP
6 1 (0.17%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.48%) Data Centre
2 42 (6.99%) Blackberry
3 41 (6.82%) Clustering
4 31 (5.16%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (4.49%) PKI
6 21 (3.49%) Fat Client
6 21 (3.49%) Thin Client
7 16 (2.66%) Hedge funds
8 15 (2.50%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.50%) User Experience
11 6 (1.00%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.00%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.00%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.00%) EMC VNX
11 6 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.83%) CMDB
12 5 (0.83%) HP Storage
13 4 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 481 (80.03%) Windows
2 322 (53.58%) Windows Server
3 263 (43.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 197 (32.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 146 (24.29%) Windows 7
6 129 (21.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 64 (10.65%) Linux
8 42 (6.99%) Windows XP
9 36 (5.99%) Windows 8
10 26 (4.33%) Windows 2000 Server
11 18 (3.00%) Windows 10
12 15 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (2.33%) Android
14 12 (2.00%) Unix
15 10 (1.66%) Apple iOS
16 7 (1.16%) Mac OS X
17 5 (0.83%) Mac OS
18 4 (0.67%) Solaris
18 4 (0.67%) Windows 2000
19 3 (0.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (25.46%) ITIL
2 51 (8.49%) Project Management
3 43 (7.15%) Migration
4 33 (5.49%) Service Delivery
5 28 (4.66%) Service Management
6 27 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 26 (4.33%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (4.33%) Change Management
7 26 (4.33%) Infrastructure Management
8 25 (4.16%) Configuration Management
9 23 (3.83%) Application Packaging
10 20 (3.33%) Patch Management
11 19 (3.16%) Performance Management
12 18 (3.00%) ITSM
13 15 (2.50%) ITIL V3
13 15 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
14 14 (2.33%) PRINCE
15 13 (2.16%) High Availability
15 13 (2.16%) Incident Management
15 13 (2.16%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 138 (22.96%) PowerShell
2 67 (11.15%) SQL
3 43 (7.15%) VBScript
4 21 (3.49%) VB
5 7 (1.16%) C
6 4 (0.67%) Bash Shell
6 4 (0.67%) C#
6 4 (0.67%) Perl
7 2 (0.33%) Java
7 2 (0.33%) Python
8 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (12.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (9.15%) MCSE
2 55 (9.15%) Security Cleared
3 46 (7.65%) Citrix Certification
4 41 (6.82%) SC Cleared
5 33 (5.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 31 (5.16%) Cisco Certification
7 27 (4.49%) CCA
8 25 (4.16%) MCP
9 24 (3.99%) CCEE
10 19 (3.16%) CCNA
11 16 (2.66%) CCEA
12 14 (2.33%) CCNP
12 14 (2.33%) MCDST
12 14 (2.33%) MCSA
13 13 (2.16%) ITIL Certification
14 12 (2.00%) MCITP
15 10 (1.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 9 (1.50%) Degree
17 8 (1.33%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (5.16%) SLA
2 13 (2.16%) QA
3 4 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.33%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 376 (62.56%) Active Directory
2 270 (44.93%) XenDesktop
3 213 (35.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 161 (26.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 109 (18.14%) vSphere
6 100 (16.64%) XenServer
7 76 (12.65%) Hyper-V
8 65 (10.82%) VMware ESX
9 26 (4.33%) VMware ESXi
10 22 (3.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 14 (2.33%) BitLocker
11 14 (2.33%) Terminal Server
11 14 (2.33%) Terminal Services
12 11 (1.83%) MetaFrame
13 10 (1.66%) ISA Server
14 7 (1.16%) VMware Server
14 7 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (0.83%) UAG
16 4 (0.67%) Brightmail
16 4 (0.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 184 (30.62%) SCCM
2 59 (9.82%) SCOM
3 26 (4.33%) XenMobile
4 17 (2.83%) EdgeSight
5 16 (2.66%) WSUS
6 15 (2.50%) NetBackup
6 15 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
7 13 (2.16%) Backup Exec
8 11 (1.83%) CFEngine
9 9 (1.50%) Nagios
10 8 (1.33%) SCOrch
11 7 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 7 (1.16%) vMotion
12 6 (1.00%) SCVMM
12 6 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 5 (0.83%) HP SIM
13 5 (0.83%) vRealize
13 5 (0.83%) Windows Intune
14 4 (0.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 571 (95.01%) Citrix
2 383 (63.73%) VMware
3 293 (48.75%) Microsoft
4 101 (16.81%) Cisco
5 87 (14.48%) HP
6 83 (13.81%) AppSense
7 53 (8.82%) NetApp
8 38 (6.32%) Symantec
9 28 (4.66%) Dell
10 24 (3.99%) EMC
10 24 (3.99%) Wyse
11 20 (3.33%) Remedy
12 19 (3.16%) Altiris
13 18 (3.00%) IBM
14 13 (2.16%) Red Hat
14 13 (2.16%) Sophos
15 12 (2.00%) BMC
16 11 (1.83%) 3PAR
16 11 (1.83%) Oracle
17 10 (1.66%) ThinPrint
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