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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenApp
Rank 271 229 183
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -46
Contract jobs citing XenApp 466 499 624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.89% 1.17%
As % of the System Software category 8.30% 9.13% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 312 383
Average daily rate
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£363 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.28% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 28
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £15.00 £17.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £41.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.63 £23.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-10.32% -23.33%

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
5615 5463 5215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.77% 9.70% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3169 3054 2691
Average daily rate £360 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 576 632 600
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.50 £33.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.60% -5.71%

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 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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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 -30 446 £363 +13.28% 88
London +13 218 £400 +6.66% 32
South East -13 90 £338 +3.84% 7
City of London -15 63 £400 +14.28% 9
North West -25 51 £305 +1.80% 5
East of England +27 38 £338 -0.73% 9
Hampshire +10 29 £313 -3.84% 1
Merseyside +4 16 £300 -
Liverpool +10 15 £300 -
South West -18 14 £183 -35.96% 11
Kent +3 12 £375 - 1
Essex -2 12 £400 +17.64% 1
Yorkshire -30 12 £225 -31.29% 8
Buckinghamshire -3 11 £391 +20.15%
West Midlands -18 11 £375 +24.79% 8
Lancashire -23 11 £375 +25.00%
Hertfordshire - 11 £343 - 5
Scotland -6 10 £298 -6.66% 8
Surrey -9 9 £388 +29.16% 1
Manchester -19 9 £310 -3.12% 3
Blackpool -21 9 £375 +40.18%
Bedfordshire - 9 £110 - 1
Oxfordshire -12 8 £231 -10.19%
Cheshire -12 8 £293 +8.33% 2
West Sussex -8 7 £305 +74.28%
Croydon - 7 £463 -
Dorset - 6 £150 - 2
Chessington +3 5 - -
Staines +2 5 £400 -
East Sussex +1 5 £325 +36.84%

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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.

1 855 (95.96%) Citrix
2 730 (81.93%) Windows
3 580 (65.10%) VMware
4 471 (52.86%) Active Directory
5 390 (43.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 352 (39.51%) Microsoft
7 302 (33.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 293 (32.88%) XenDesktop
9 268 (30.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 257 (28.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 236 (26.49%) MS Exchange
12 225 (25.25%) vSphere
13 198 (22.22%) SCCM
14 192 (21.55%) DNS
15 190 (21.32%) Windows 7
16 177 (19.87%) Microsoft App-V
17 175 (19.64%) Cisco
18 173 (19.42%) Finance
19 171 (19.19%) SAN
20 170 (19.08%) PowerShell
21 168 (18.86%) DHCP
21 168 (18.86%) ITIL
22 153 (17.17%) Exchange Server 2010
23 146 (16.39%) NetScaler
24 144 (16.16%) HP
25 124 (13.92%) SQL Server
25 124 (13.92%) AppSense
26 121 (13.58%) Firewall
27 119 (13.36%) MS Excel
28 117 (13.13%) WAN

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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
1 236 (26.49%) MS Exchange
2 153 (17.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 73 (8.19%) Lync
5 70 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 60 (6.73%) SharePoint
7 47 (5.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 46 (5.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 46 (5.16%) IIS
9 14 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.79%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
12 5 (0.56%) Apache
12 5 (0.56%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
12 5 (0.56%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.34%) OpenEdge
14 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 119 (13.36%) MS Excel
2 105 (11.78%) MS Office
3 5 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.34%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.34%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.34%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.22%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 52 (5.84%) Office 365
2 27 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.22%) SaaS
4 2 (0.22%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 192 (21.55%) DNS
2 171 (19.19%) SAN
3 168 (18.86%) DHCP
4 146 (16.39%) NetScaler
5 121 (13.58%) Firewall
6 117 (13.13%) WAN
7 108 (12.12%) LAN
8 75 (8.42%) TCP/IP
9 67 (7.52%) VPN
10 32 (3.59%) MPLS
11 30 (3.37%) VLAN
12 28 (3.14%) NAS
13 24 (2.69%) Internet
14 21 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
15 18 (2.02%) Fibre Channel
16 15 (1.68%) Network Security
17 14 (1.57%) Wireless
17 14 (1.57%) SSL
17 14 (1.57%) Ethernet
17 14 (1.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (2.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (2.36%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.56%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.11%) MySQL
7 1 (0.11%) EDMS
7 1 (0.11%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 25 (2.81%) MSI
2 6 (0.67%) InstallShield
3 5 (0.56%) TeamCity
3 5 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.56%) Wise Package Studio
3 5 (0.56%) MSBuild
4 4 (0.45%) AdminStudio
4 4 (0.45%) Fiddler
5 3 (0.34%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.11%) Jenkins
General
1 173 (19.42%) Finance
2 51 (5.72%) Banking
3 19 (2.13%) Law
4 17 (1.91%) Investment Banking
5 15 (1.68%) Publishing
6 14 (1.57%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.12%) Advertising
8 9 (1.01%) Legal
8 9 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.56%) Back Office
10 5 (0.56%) Retail
11 4 (0.45%) Marketing
11 4 (0.45%) Electronics
12 3 (0.34%) Automotive
13 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.11%) French Language
13 1 (0.11%) Local Government
13 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 114 (12.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 100 (11.22%) Analyst
3 99 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
4 86 (9.65%) Consultant
5 83 (9.32%) Architect
6 81 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
7 71 (7.97%) Support Engineer
8 57 (6.40%) Administrator
9 47 (5.27%) Citrix Consultant
10 46 (5.16%) Infrastructure Architect
11 44 (4.94%) 2nd Line Support
12 39 (4.38%) Support Analyst
12 39 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 37 (4.15%) Desktop Support
14 31 (3.48%) Systems Administrator
15 30 (3.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 29 (3.25%) Wintel Engineer
17 26 (2.92%) Server Engineer
18 23 (2.58%) Citrix Specialist
19 22 (2.47%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (4.49%) Application Packaging
2 13 (1.46%) Web Services
3 11 (1.23%) .NET
4 9 (1.01%) X-Windows
5 7 (0.79%) Software Packaging
5 7 (0.79%) Middleware
6 5 (0.56%) Flash
7 4 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.34%) WCF
9 2 (0.22%) Silverlight
9 2 (0.22%) XMPP
10 1 (0.11%) HTML
10 1 (0.11%) EDI
10 1 (0.11%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (10.66%) Data Centre
2 71 (7.97%) Clustering
3 55 (6.17%) Blackberry
4 38 (4.26%) Thin Client
4 38 (4.26%) Fat Client
5 37 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (2.24%) Replication
7 19 (2.13%) PKI
8 16 (1.80%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.46%) Performance Metrics
9 13 (1.46%) FlexPod
9 13 (1.46%) User Experience
10 9 (1.01%) HP Storage
11 8 (0.90%) BYOD
12 6 (0.67%) Computer Science
13 5 (0.56%) iPhone
13 5 (0.56%) iPad
13 5 (0.56%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.56%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 730 (81.93%) Windows
2 390 (43.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 268 (30.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 257 (28.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 190 (21.32%) Windows 7
6 67 (7.52%) Linux
7 62 (6.96%) Windows XP
8 40 (4.49%) Android
9 26 (2.92%) Windows 2000 Server
10 25 (2.81%) Windows 8
11 19 (2.13%) UNIX
12 15 (1.68%) Mac OS X
12 15 (1.68%) Apple iOS
13 13 (1.46%) Windows 2000
14 8 (0.90%) Solaris
15 7 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 5 (0.56%) Windows NT
17 4 (0.45%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (18.86%) ITIL
2 81 (9.09%) Migration
3 60 (6.73%) Project Management
4 34 (3.82%) Change Management
5 33 (3.70%) Problem Management
6 32 (3.59%) Server Building
7 31 (3.48%) Disaster Recovery
8 27 (3.03%) Incident Management
9 22 (2.47%) Service Delivery
10 20 (2.24%) Patch Management
11 19 (2.13%) Validation
12 16 (1.80%) Portfolio Management
12 16 (1.80%) Infrastructure Management
13 15 (1.68%) Configuration Management
14 14 (1.57%) Service Management
14 14 (1.57%) ITSM
15 13 (1.46%) Performance Management
15 13 (1.46%) Mobile Device Management
15 13 (1.46%) Root Cause Analysis
16 12 (1.35%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (19.08%) PowerShell
2 81 (9.09%) SQL
3 46 (5.16%) VBScript
4 19 (2.13%) VB
5 8 (0.90%) C#
5 8 (0.90%) Perl
6 7 (0.79%) Java
6 7 (0.79%) Python
7 6 (0.67%) C
8 5 (0.56%) Shell Script
9 4 (0.45%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 103 (11.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (9.76%) MCSE
3 85 (9.54%) Citrix Certification
4 62 (6.96%) Security Cleared
5 56 (6.29%) Cisco Certification
6 54 (6.06%) CCA
7 48 (5.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 46 (5.16%) CCNA
9 40 (4.49%) CCEE
10 37 (4.15%) SC Cleared
11 26 (2.92%) MCITP
12 21 (2.36%) MCSA
12 21 (2.36%) CCIA
13 20 (2.24%) CCNP
13 20 (2.24%) CCEA
14 19 (2.13%) MCP
15 18 (2.02%) Degree
16 16 (1.80%) CCAA
17 15 (1.68%) VCP5
18 13 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (3.48%) SLA
2 19 (2.13%) QA
3 9 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.22%) PMBOK
System Software
1 471 (52.86%) Active Directory
2 302 (33.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 293 (32.88%) XenDesktop
4 225 (25.25%) vSphere
5 177 (19.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 92 (10.33%) Hyper-V
7 88 (9.88%) XenServer
8 85 (9.54%) VMware ESX
9 54 (6.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 49 (5.50%) VMware ESXi
11 22 (2.47%) Xen
12 19 (2.13%) Terminal Services
13 18 (2.02%) MetaFrame
14 13 (1.46%) Terminal Server
15 12 (1.35%) VMware Server
15 12 (1.35%) vCloud
16 7 (0.79%) UAG
16 7 (0.79%) DFS Replication
16 7 (0.79%) NLBS
17 5 (0.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 198 (22.22%) SCCM
2 34 (3.82%) SCOM
3 27 (3.03%) XenMobile
4 23 (2.58%) EdgeSight
5 17 (1.91%) WSUS
5 17 (1.91%) HP SIM
5 17 (1.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 17 (1.91%) Backup Exec
6 16 (1.80%) vMotion
7 12 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
7 12 (1.35%) NetBackup
8 10 (1.12%) Tivoli
9 8 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
10 7 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 7 (0.79%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.56%) Nagios
12 5 (0.56%) CA Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.56%) Foglight
Vendors
1 855 (95.96%) Citrix
2 580 (65.10%) VMware
3 352 (39.51%) Microsoft
4 175 (19.64%) Cisco
5 144 (16.16%) HP
6 124 (13.92%) AppSense
7 74 (8.31%) NetApp
8 55 (6.17%) Symantec
9 46 (5.16%) Dell
10 44 (4.94%) IBM
10 44 (4.94%) Oracle
11 38 (4.26%) CheckPoint
12 34 (3.82%) Apple
12 34 (3.82%) Juniper
13 33 (3.70%) Veeam
14 29 (3.25%) 3PAR
15 26 (2.92%) SolarWinds
15 26 (2.92%) EMC
16 24 (2.69%) Wyse
17 15 (1.68%) Altiris
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