The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 226 182 189
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +7
Contract jobs citing XenApp 499 576 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 1.13% 1.03%
As % of the System Software category 9.61% 11.51% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 359 331
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£318 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £204 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 26 28
Average hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £21.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% +17.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £43.70 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £29.00 £20.03
% change year-on-year
-31.03% +44.78%
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5194 5006 4763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.50% 9.81% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2863 2535 2269
Average daily rate £325 £345 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 621 648
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 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
(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 -43 457 £319 -1.92% 129
London -10 212 £350 +7.69% 49
South East -31 78 £325 -7.14% 22
City of London +23 74 £300 -14.28% 13
North West -20 43 £282 -13.23% 14
West Midlands -6 31 £308 +0.90% 15
South West -18 30 £300 -40.00% 6
East of England -43 27 £450 +28.57% 6
Lancashire -14 24 £280 -2.61%
Essex -2 21 £450 +28.57%
Berkshire +4 20 £300 -22.07% 9
Surrey 0 18 £313 -8.08% 6
Scotland -15 17 £325 +5.69% 8
Worcestershire - 17 £315 - 3
East Midlands -10 15 £338 +29.18% 2
Reading +13 13 £295 -23.37% 9
Kent +4 13 £350 -6.66%
Yorkshire +6 12 £320 +60.00% 13
Manchester -10 12 £320 -1.53% 12
Leicestershire +7 11 £300 +122.22% 1
Leicester +6 10 £300 +122.22%
Wales -9 10 £313 -
Hampshire -27 10 £325 +7.43% 2
South Wales - 9 £313 -
Cardiff - 9 £313 -
Gloucestershire -6 8 £288 -38.43% 3
Colchester - 8 £448 -
Birmingham -2 7 £301 +20.20% 7
Buckinghamshire -25 6 £413 +26.92%
East Sussex -1 5 £244 -48.68% 1

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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.

1 950 (96.94%) Citrix
2 776 (79.18%) Windows
3 536 (54.69%) VMware
4 520 (53.06%) Active Directory
5 452 (46.12%) Microsoft
6 438 (44.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 308 (31.43%) XenDesktop
8 295 (30.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 276 (28.16%) MS Exchange
10 273 (27.86%) Windows 7
11 270 (27.55%) VMware Infrastructure
12 229 (23.37%) SCCM
13 210 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
14 170 (17.35%) DNS
15 161 (16.43%) Exchange Server 2010
16 152 (15.51%) ITIL
17 147 (15.00%) XenServer
18 146 (14.90%) HP
19 143 (14.59%) Windows Server 2012
20 142 (14.49%) vSphere
20 142 (14.49%) SAN
21 139 (14.18%) DHCP
22 137 (13.98%) AppSense
23 135 (13.78%) Security Cleared
24 125 (12.76%) Cisco
24 125 (12.76%) NetScaler
25 123 (12.55%) SC Cleared
26 122 (12.45%) Finance
27 115 (11.73%) Migration
28 111 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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
1 276 (28.16%) MS Exchange
2 161 (16.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 93 (9.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 71 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2003
5 57 (5.82%) SharePoint
6 47 (4.80%) Lync
7 44 (4.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 38 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
9 31 (3.16%) IIS
10 11 (1.12%) IBM Notes
11 10 (1.02%) CloudStack
11 10 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2000
13 6 (0.61%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.51%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.31%) Site Server
15 3 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.20%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 107 (10.92%) MS Office
2 90 (9.18%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.71%) MS Project
4 4 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.92%) assyst
2 5 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.10%) Agresso
5 1 (0.10%) Khalix
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.10%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.37%) Office 365
2 8 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.10%) PaaS
4 1 (0.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 170 (17.35%) DNS
2 142 (14.49%) SAN
3 139 (14.18%) DHCP
4 125 (12.76%) NetScaler
5 98 (10.00%) Firewall
6 88 (8.98%) LAN
7 86 (8.78%) WAN
8 77 (7.86%) TCP/IP
9 38 (3.88%) NAS
10 37 (3.78%) VPN
11 35 (3.57%) VLAN
12 33 (3.37%) Wireless
13 19 (1.94%) VoIP
14 18 (1.84%) SMS
14 18 (1.84%) MPLS
15 12 (1.22%) Unified Communications
15 12 (1.22%) iSCSI
16 11 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
17 10 (1.02%) Internet
17 10 (1.02%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (1.73%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (0.61%) Oracle Database
6 5 (0.51%) MySQL
7 3 (0.31%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.20%) MS Access
8 2 (0.20%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.20%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 53 (5.41%) MSI
2 16 (1.63%) AdminStudio
3 15 (1.53%) InstallShield
4 7 (0.71%) Wise Package Studio
5 6 (0.61%) ClearCase
General
1 122 (12.45%) Finance
2 75 (7.65%) Banking
3 21 (2.14%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.14%) Publishing
4 16 (1.63%) Local Government
5 15 (1.53%) Law
6 12 (1.22%) Advertising
7 11 (1.12%) Legal
8 9 (0.92%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.61%) Retail
9 6 (0.61%) Marketing
10 4 (0.41%) French Language
10 4 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.31%) Back Office
12 2 (0.20%) Front Office
12 2 (0.20%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.10%) German Language
13 1 (0.10%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 133 (13.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 116 (11.84%) Analyst
3 111 (11.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 84 (8.57%) Support Engineer
5 83 (8.47%) Architect
6 80 (8.16%) Consultant
7 60 (6.12%) Wintel Engineer
8 58 (5.92%) Applications Packager
9 56 (5.71%) Support Analyst
10 53 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
11 51 (5.20%) Administrator
12 41 (4.18%) Infrastructure Architect
13 39 (3.98%) Citrix Consultant
14 37 (3.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 36 (3.67%) Citrix Specialist
16 34 (3.47%) Desktop Engineer
17 33 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
18 29 (2.96%) Citrix Support
19 28 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
20 24 (2.45%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (6.02%) Application Packaging
2 14 (1.43%) Web Services
3 6 (0.61%) Middleware
4 5 (0.51%) JSP
4 5 (0.51%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.20%) .NET
5 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.20%) LAMP
6 1 (0.10%) COM
6 1 (0.10%) ODBC
6 1 (0.10%) WAMP
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 74 (7.55%) Blackberry
2 72 (7.35%) Thin Client
2 72 (7.35%) Fat Client
3 43 (4.39%) Clustering
4 18 (1.84%) iPad
5 15 (1.53%) Replication
6 14 (1.43%) PKI
7 13 (1.33%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.33%) PDA
8 12 (1.22%) iPhone
8 12 (1.22%) CMDB
8 12 (1.22%) EqualLogic
9 10 (1.02%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.51%) Celerra
11 5 (0.51%) CLARiiON
12 4 (0.41%) Streaming Video
12 4 (0.41%) SecurID
12 4 (0.41%) FlexPod
13 3 (0.31%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 776 (79.18%) Windows
2 438 (44.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 295 (30.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 273 (27.86%) Windows 7
5 143 (14.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 107 (10.92%) Windows XP
7 56 (5.71%) Linux
8 32 (3.27%) Windows 8
9 21 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (2.04%) UNIX
11 9 (0.92%) Windows Vista
12 8 (0.82%) Windows 2000
12 8 (0.82%) Mac OS X
13 7 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (0.61%) Solaris
15 3 (0.31%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.20%) AIX
16 2 (0.20%) Android
17 1 (0.10%) SUSE
17 1 (0.10%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (15.51%) ITIL
2 115 (11.73%) Migration
3 37 (3.78%) Service Management
4 36 (3.67%) Incident Management
5 32 (3.27%) ITSM
6 28 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 27 (2.76%) Problem Management
8 26 (2.65%) Change Management
9 25 (2.55%) Project Management
10 23 (2.35%) Root Cause Analysis
11 22 (2.24%) Service Delivery
12 19 (1.94%) User Acceptance Testing
13 16 (1.63%) PRINCE2
13 16 (1.63%) Performance Monitoring
14 14 (1.43%) Configuration Management
15 13 (1.33%) Business Continuity
16 12 (1.22%) BCP
16 12 (1.22%) Compatibility Testing
16 12 (1.22%) Performance Management
16 12 (1.22%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 101 (10.31%) PowerShell
2 96 (9.80%) SQL
3 43 (4.39%) VBScript
4 27 (2.76%) VB
5 20 (2.04%) C
6 7 (0.71%) Java
7 6 (0.61%) Perl
8 3 (0.31%) C#
8 3 (0.31%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.31%) VBA
9 2 (0.20%) VB.NET
9 2 (0.20%) ABAP
10 1 (0.10%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.10%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.10%) Korn
10 1 (0.10%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 135 (13.78%) Security Cleared
2 123 (12.55%) SC Cleared
3 111 (11.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 91 (9.29%) Citrix Certification
5 69 (7.04%) MCSE
6 63 (6.43%) CCA
7 45 (4.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 41 (4.18%) MCITP
9 40 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (3.78%) CCEA
11 36 (3.67%) CCNA
12 32 (3.27%) CCEE
13 28 (2.86%) MCP
14 22 (2.24%) MCSA
15 17 (1.73%) DV Cleared
16 13 (1.33%) Degree
17 11 (1.12%) CCAA
17 11 (1.12%) CCNP
18 10 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
19 5 (0.51%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.47%) SLA
2 7 (0.71%) QA
3 4 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.20%) COBIT
4 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 520 (53.06%) Active Directory
2 308 (31.43%) XenDesktop
3 270 (27.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 210 (21.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 147 (15.00%) XenServer
6 142 (14.49%) vSphere
7 102 (10.41%) Hyper-V
8 83 (8.47%) VMware ESX
9 65 (6.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 38 (3.88%) VMware ESXi
11 36 (3.67%) Terminal Services
12 21 (2.14%) Xen
13 11 (1.12%) VMware Server
14 10 (1.02%) NLBS
14 10 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 10 (1.02%) ISA Server
15 9 (0.92%) MetaFrame
16 6 (0.61%) NFS
17 5 (0.51%) UAG
17 5 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 229 (23.37%) SCCM
2 57 (5.82%) Backup Exec
3 45 (4.59%) SCOM
4 30 (3.06%) WSUS
5 29 (2.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 18 (1.84%) NetBackup
7 16 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 16 (1.63%) AppDNA
8 13 (1.33%) ARCserve
9 10 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
9 10 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
10 9 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 9 (0.92%) XenMobile
11 8 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 7 (0.71%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.61%) HP SIM
13 6 (0.61%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
14 5 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 4 (0.41%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 950 (96.94%) Citrix
2 536 (54.69%) VMware
3 452 (46.12%) Microsoft
4 146 (14.90%) HP
5 137 (13.98%) AppSense
6 125 (12.76%) Cisco
7 74 (7.55%) EMC
8 67 (6.84%) NetApp
9 66 (6.73%) Symantec
10 58 (5.92%) Dell
11 40 (4.08%) Apple
12 39 (3.98%) Wyse
13 34 (3.47%) Juniper
14 31 (3.16%) IBM
14 31 (3.16%) CheckPoint
15 26 (2.65%) Oracle
16 25 (2.55%) Altiris
17 22 (2.24%) McAfee
18 20 (2.04%) Meru Networks
19 19 (1.94%) CA
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Staffordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 12 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £180.00 - £230.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Anantha
Rate: £0 - £27,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nakama
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 to £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Next Ventures Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £250 - 325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
Interquest - Sand Resources
Rate: £350.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Worcester
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £200 - £210 per day + or £35k - £50k pro rata on FTC
Posted: 7 days ago
Reading
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £195 - £245 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £170 - £250 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago