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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenApp
Rank 295 210 212
Rank change year-on-year
-85 +2
Contract jobs citing XenApp 329 468 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.96% 0.91%
As % of the System Software category 6.72% 9.90% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 277 223
Average daily rate
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£363 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £447
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 38 45
Average hourly rate £27.50 £31.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.43 £12.50 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £44.90 £38.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £31.56 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-8.09% +26.22%

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
4895 4726 4233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.65% 9.70% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2689 2440 1966
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £168 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 563 550 754
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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
England -88 307 £350 -5.40% 145
London -65 153 £375 -2.59% 64
South East -25 49 £350 +16.66% 34
City of London -37 35 £320 -10.80% 21
South West -6 34 £350 +27.27% 4
West Midlands +9 19 £225 -33.82% 9
North West -26 18 £349 +59.42% 9
East of England -5 17 £275 -25.67% 12
Berkshire +4 14 £535 +44.59% 8
Bristol +6 12 £450 +38.46% 1
Essex +7 11 £288 -39.47% 3
Buckinghamshire -5 10 £325 +22.64% 1
Yorkshire -12 10 £350 -5.40% 6
Manchester +2 9 £388 +29.16% 7
Wales -9 9 £450 +12.50% 2
Gloucestershire -18 9 £325 +8.16% 1
Hampshire -25 9 £225 -18.18% 16
South Wales -5 8 £450 +9.09% 2
Kent -6 8 £345 +30.18%
Birmingham +6 7 £356 +58.33% 4
Milton Keynes -2 7 £250 -5.66% 1
Surrey -5 7 £363 +7.40% 7
Worcestershire +1 6 £225 -18.18%
Southampton -7 6 £225 -18.18%
Wiltshire -6 5 £375 - 1
Cheshire -15 5 £349 +31.60% 2
Swindon - 5 £375 -
Gloucester -1 4 £243 -19.16%
West Yorkshire -5 4 £338 +19.46% 6
Brentwood - 4 £288 - 1

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 748 (95.41%) Citrix
2 638 (81.38%) Windows
3 493 (62.88%) VMware
4 462 (58.93%) Active Directory
5 393 (50.13%) Microsoft
6 352 (44.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 307 (39.16%) VMware Infrastructure
8 296 (37.76%) XenDesktop
9 233 (29.72%) Windows Server 2003
10 205 (26.15%) MS Exchange
11 192 (24.49%) Windows 7
12 188 (23.98%) SCCM
13 170 (21.68%) vSphere
14 161 (20.54%) Windows Server 2012
15 159 (20.28%) DNS
16 152 (19.39%) SAN
17 143 (18.24%) NetScaler
18 137 (17.47%) Finance
19 131 (16.71%) HP
20 129 (16.45%) Microsoft App-V
21 122 (15.56%) Hyper-V
22 120 (15.31%) ITIL
23 111 (14.16%) Exchange Server 2010
24 110 (14.03%) DHCP
25 109 (13.90%) PowerShell
26 106 (13.52%) AppSense
27 103 (13.14%) Cisco
28 99 (12.63%) MS Office
29 95 (12.12%) SQL
30 94 (11.99%) Microsoft Certification

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 205 (26.15%) MS Exchange
2 111 (14.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 57 (7.27%) SharePoint
4 52 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 46 (5.87%) IIS
5 46 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2013
6 38 (4.85%) Lync
7 35 (4.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 14 (1.79%) OpenStack
9 12 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2000
12 7 (0.89%) Apache
13 5 (0.64%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.51%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.38%) IBM Notes
16 2 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.26%) JBoss
17 1 (0.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 99 (12.63%) MS Office
2 80 (10.20%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.38%) MS Project
4 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.26%) Maximo
3 1 (0.13%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.81%) Office 365
2 16 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.51%) IaaS
5 3 (0.38%) IBM SmartCloud
5 3 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 159 (20.28%) DNS
2 152 (19.39%) SAN
3 143 (18.24%) NetScaler
4 110 (14.03%) DHCP
5 77 (9.82%) TCP/IP
6 75 (9.57%) WAN
6 75 (9.57%) Firewall
7 67 (8.55%) LAN
8 38 (4.85%) VPN
9 31 (3.95%) NAS
10 24 (3.06%) MPLS
11 23 (2.93%) Internet
12 19 (2.42%) VLAN
13 16 (2.04%) Wireless
14 15 (1.91%) Network Security
14 15 (1.91%) iSCSI
15 13 (1.66%) Fibre Channel
16 12 (1.53%) SMS
17 10 (1.28%) BIG-IP
17 10 (1.28%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (1.53%) MySQL
4 8 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.51%) DB2
6 3 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.26%) MS Access
7 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.26%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.13%) Big Data
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.13%) EDMS
8 1 (0.13%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 47 (5.99%) MSI
2 13 (1.66%) AdminStudio
3 7 (0.89%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.38%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.13%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.13%) Fiddler
General
1 137 (17.47%) Finance
2 39 (4.97%) Banking
3 17 (2.17%) Back Office
4 13 (1.66%) Publishing
5 11 (1.40%) Legal
5 11 (1.40%) Advertising
6 10 (1.28%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.15%) Law
7 9 (1.15%) Financial Institution
8 7 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.64%) Local Government
10 4 (0.51%) Retail
10 4 (0.51%) German Language
10 4 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.38%) Marketing
12 2 (0.26%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.26%) French Language
12 2 (0.26%) Front Office
12 2 (0.26%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 129 (16.45%) Analyst
2 96 (12.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 90 (11.48%) Consultant
4 69 (8.80%) Citrix Engineer
5 62 (7.91%) 3rd Line Support
6 57 (7.27%) Support Analyst
7 55 (7.02%) Citrix Consultant
8 50 (6.38%) Support Engineer
9 47 (5.99%) Architect
10 42 (5.36%) Administrator
10 42 (5.36%) Wintel Engineer
11 33 (4.21%) Desktop Support
12 28 (3.57%) Server Engineer
12 28 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
13 27 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support
14 26 (3.32%) Systems Administrator
14 26 (3.32%) Citrix Analyst
15 22 (2.81%) Applications Packager
16 21 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 21 (2.68%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (6.51%) Application Packaging
2 19 (2.42%) Middleware
3 9 (1.15%) .NET
3 9 (1.15%) Web Services
4 5 (0.64%) HTML
4 5 (0.64%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.51%) ODBC
6 3 (0.38%) COM
6 3 (0.38%) LAMP
7 2 (0.26%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.26%) Ajax
7 2 (0.26%) Django
7 2 (0.26%) JSON
7 2 (0.26%) HTML5
7 2 (0.26%) CSS
7 2 (0.26%) CSS3
7 2 (0.26%) REST
7 2 (0.26%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.04%) Clustering
2 55 (7.02%) Blackberry
3 49 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 49 (6.25%) Fat Client
4 33 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (3.95%) Replication
6 13 (1.66%) PKI
7 10 (1.28%) User Experience
8 6 (0.77%) PDA
8 6 (0.77%) Management Information System
8 6 (0.77%) Client/Server
8 6 (0.77%) iPad
8 6 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.64%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (0.64%) SecurID
9 5 (0.64%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.51%) iPhone
10 4 (0.51%) Open Source
10 4 (0.51%) Hedge funds
10 4 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 638 (81.38%) Windows
2 352 (44.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 233 (29.72%) Windows Server 2003
4 192 (24.49%) Windows 7
5 161 (20.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 86 (10.97%) Windows XP
7 59 (7.53%) Linux
8 38 (4.85%) UNIX
9 28 (3.57%) Windows 8
10 23 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (2.30%) Windows 2000
12 10 (1.28%) CentOS
13 9 (1.15%) AIX
13 9 (1.15%) Windows Vista
14 7 (0.89%) Solaris
15 6 (0.77%) VMS
16 4 (0.51%) Android
16 4 (0.51%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.38%) Apple iOS
18 2 (0.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (15.31%) ITIL
2 88 (11.22%) Migration
3 37 (4.72%) Disaster Recovery
4 33 (4.21%) Project Management
5 32 (4.08%) Incident Management
6 29 (3.70%) Problem Management
7 26 (3.32%) Change Management
8 24 (3.06%) ITSM
9 20 (2.55%) Service Management
10 16 (2.04%) Time Management
11 15 (1.91%) TOGAF
12 14 (1.79%) Asset Management
12 14 (1.79%) Performance Management
12 14 (1.79%) Service Delivery
13 13 (1.66%) Low Latency
13 13 (1.66%) Validation
14 12 (1.53%) Configuration Management
14 12 (1.53%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (1.40%) Root Cause Analysis
15 11 (1.40%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 109 (13.90%) PowerShell
2 95 (12.12%) SQL
3 55 (7.02%) VBScript
4 27 (3.44%) VB
5 18 (2.30%) C#
6 12 (1.53%) C
7 8 (1.02%) Java
8 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.26%) Ruby
9 2 (0.26%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 94 (11.99%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (11.35%) Security Cleared
3 70 (8.93%) MCSE
4 68 (8.67%) Citrix Certification
5 58 (7.40%) SC Cleared
6 52 (6.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 49 (6.25%) CCA
8 33 (4.21%) MCITP
9 28 (3.57%) MCP
10 27 (3.44%) DV Cleared
11 25 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (2.93%) CCNA
12 23 (2.93%) CCEA
13 22 (2.81%) CCEE
14 17 (2.17%) MCTS
15 14 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
15 14 (1.79%) MCSA
16 13 (1.66%) CCAA
17 10 (1.28%) CCNP
18 9 (1.15%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.83%) SLA
2 10 (1.28%) QA
3 5 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 462 (58.93%) Active Directory
2 307 (39.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 296 (37.76%) XenDesktop
4 170 (21.68%) vSphere
5 129 (16.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 122 (15.56%) Hyper-V
7 84 (10.71%) XenServer
8 64 (8.16%) VMware ESX
9 46 (5.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 43 (5.48%) Terminal Services
11 41 (5.23%) VMware ESXi
12 28 (3.57%) Xen
13 17 (2.17%) MetaFrame
13 17 (2.17%) UAG
14 15 (1.91%) VMware Server
15 14 (1.79%) NFS
16 13 (1.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 7 (0.89%) ISA Server
17 7 (0.89%) NLBS
18 6 (0.77%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 188 (23.98%) SCCM
2 69 (8.80%) SCOM
3 37 (4.72%) EdgeSight
4 36 (4.59%) HP SIM
5 26 (3.32%) Backup Exec
6 24 (3.06%) WSUS
7 20 (2.55%) XenMobile
8 17 (2.17%) NetBackup
9 16 (2.04%) SCVMM
10 12 (1.53%) MAILsweeper
10 12 (1.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 12 (1.53%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 11 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 11 (1.40%) Tivoli
11 11 (1.40%) MIMEsweeper
12 10 (1.28%) Norton AntiVirus
12 10 (1.28%) BMC PATROL
13 7 (0.89%) SCOrch
13 7 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (0.89%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 748 (95.41%) Citrix
2 493 (62.88%) VMware
3 393 (50.13%) Microsoft
4 131 (16.71%) HP
5 106 (13.52%) AppSense
6 103 (13.14%) Cisco
7 77 (9.82%) NetApp
8 59 (7.53%) IBM
9 40 (5.10%) Dell
10 38 (4.85%) Symantec
11 35 (4.46%) Veeam
12 31 (3.95%) Wyse
13 28 (3.57%) EMC
13 28 (3.57%) Oracle
14 27 (3.44%) CheckPoint
15 26 (3.32%) Altiris
16 23 (2.93%) Red Hat
17 21 (2.68%) 3PAR
17 21 (2.68%) Veritas
17 21 (2.68%) Juniper
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