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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenApp
Rank 257 226 188
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -38
Contract jobs citing XenApp 483 502 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.92% 1.13%
As % of the System Software category 8.61% 9.53% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 315 360
Average daily rate
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£350 £316 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.67% -2.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 27 29
Average hourly rate £22.83 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.15% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £79.00 £33.90 £44.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £31.56
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -36.61%

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
5607 5266 5034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.86% 9.64% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3207 2901 2540
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 619 628
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £28.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -4 466 £350 +9.80% 83
London +12 226 £388 +10.71% 34
South East +18 103 £350 +7.69% 10
City of London -9 73 £375 +24.58% 7
North West -10 59 £300 +6.38% 7
Hampshire +23 39 £335 +3.07% 3
East of England +3 29 £338 -25.00% 11
Manchester -2 18 £310 -3.12% 3
Buckinghamshire +8 14 £370 -10.24%
Merseyside +2 14 £313 -
Liverpool +4 13 £313 -
Kent -4 13 £425 +21.42% 1
Yorkshire -22 13 £288 -14.17% 3
Scotland -16 12 £325 - 3
West Midlands -20 12 £313 -0.79% 7
South West -26 12 £233 -22.50% 10
Surrey -8 11 £388 +19.23% 4
Cheshire -4 10 £241 -13.83% 4
Essex -17 10 £400 -11.11% 1
Southampton +3 9 £340 -38.18% 2
Lancashire -6 8 £375 +33.93%
East Sussex -4 7 £325 +33.33%
Oxfordshire -18 7 £300 +16.50%
Hertfordshire - 7 - - 5
Bedfordshire +16 6 £300 - 2
Staines +8 6 £400 -
Dorset +4 6 £150 -70.00% 1
North Yorkshire +2 6 £269 -30.64% 1
Blackpool -5 6 £350 +29.62%
Milton Keynes -5 6 £400 +0.06%

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 860 (95.98%) Citrix
2 713 (79.58%) Windows
3 567 (63.28%) VMware
4 470 (52.46%) Active Directory
5 372 (41.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 355 (39.62%) Microsoft
7 293 (32.70%) VMware Infrastructure
8 289 (32.25%) XenDesktop
9 270 (30.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 259 (28.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 222 (24.78%) vSphere
12 219 (24.44%) MS Exchange
13 202 (22.54%) SCCM
14 182 (20.31%) DNS
15 178 (19.87%) Microsoft App-V
16 175 (19.53%) Cisco
16 175 (19.53%) Windows 7
17 174 (19.42%) Finance
18 169 (18.86%) PowerShell
19 166 (18.53%) SAN
20 164 (18.30%) ITIL
21 158 (17.63%) DHCP
22 150 (16.74%) Exchange Server 2010
23 142 (15.85%) NetScaler
23 142 (15.85%) HP
24 124 (13.84%) AppSense
25 122 (13.62%) Firewall
26 120 (13.39%) SQL Server
27 115 (12.83%) MS Excel
28 114 (12.72%) WAN

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 219 (24.44%) MS Exchange
2 150 (16.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 70 (7.81%) Lync
4 69 (7.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 67 (7.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 65 (7.25%) SharePoint
7 51 (5.69%) IIS
8 45 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2003
9 40 (4.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 15 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (0.89%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.56%) Oracle Coherence
13 5 (0.56%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
13 5 (0.56%) Apache
13 5 (0.56%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.33%) OpenEdge
15 2 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.22%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 115 (12.83%) MS Excel
2 98 (10.94%) MS Office
3 5 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.33%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.33%) JDE OneWorld
3 2 (0.22%) Remedy AR System
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 51 (5.69%) Office 365
2 24 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.22%) SaaS
4 2 (0.22%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.11%) IaaS
5 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 182 (20.31%) DNS
2 166 (18.53%) SAN
3 158 (17.63%) DHCP
4 142 (15.85%) NetScaler
5 122 (13.62%) Firewall
6 114 (12.72%) WAN
7 100 (11.16%) LAN
8 74 (8.26%) TCP/IP
9 67 (7.48%) VPN
10 38 (4.24%) NAS
11 36 (4.02%) MPLS
12 28 (3.13%) Internet
12 28 (3.13%) VLAN
13 26 (2.90%) Fibre Channel
14 25 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
15 17 (1.90%) Network Security
16 16 (1.79%) Wireless
16 16 (1.79%) BGP
17 15 (1.67%) OSPF
18 14 (1.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 26 (2.90%) Oracle Database
3 22 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (0.56%) Hadoop
5 5 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.22%) MySQL
7 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.11%) EDMS
8 1 (0.11%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 31 (3.46%) MSI
2 6 (0.67%) InstallShield
2 6 (0.67%) TeamCity
3 5 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.56%) Wise Package Studio
3 5 (0.56%) MSBuild
4 4 (0.45%) Fiddler
5 3 (0.33%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.22%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.22%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 174 (19.42%) Finance
2 51 (5.69%) Banking
3 18 (2.01%) Investment Banking
4 16 (1.79%) Publishing
5 15 (1.67%) Law
6 14 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.34%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.00%) Advertising
9 5 (0.56%) Back Office
9 5 (0.56%) Electronics
9 5 (0.56%) Retail
9 5 (0.56%) Marketing
10 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.45%) Legal
11 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.11%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.11%) French Language
11 1 (0.11%) Local Government
11 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 105 (11.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 99 (11.05%) Citrix Engineer
3 95 (10.60%) Analyst
4 87 (9.71%) Consultant
5 86 (9.60%) Architect
6 80 (8.93%) 3rd Line Support
7 74 (8.26%) Support Engineer
8 59 (6.58%) Administrator
9 50 (5.58%) Citrix Consultant
10 44 (4.91%) Infrastructure Architect
11 42 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support
12 40 (4.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 37 (4.13%) Desktop Support
14 34 (3.79%) Systems Administrator
14 34 (3.79%) Support Analyst
15 30 (3.35%) Wintel Engineer
16 25 (2.79%) Applications Packager
16 25 (2.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 25 (2.79%) Server Engineer
17 24 (2.68%) Citrix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (4.58%) Application Packaging
2 14 (1.56%) Web Services
3 12 (1.34%) .NET
4 11 (1.23%) Middleware
5 8 (0.89%) X-Windows
5 8 (0.89%) Software Packaging
6 4 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.33%) WCF
8 2 (0.22%) Silverlight
8 2 (0.22%) Flash
8 2 (0.22%) XMPP
9 1 (0.11%) EDI
9 1 (0.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 104 (11.61%) Data Centre
2 71 (7.92%) Clustering
3 47 (5.25%) Blackberry
4 38 (4.24%) Thin Client
4 38 (4.24%) Fat Client
4 38 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (3.24%) Replication
6 24 (2.68%) PKI
7 18 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 14 (1.56%) FlexPod
9 12 (1.34%) Performance Metrics
10 10 (1.12%) iPad
10 10 (1.12%) iPhone
10 10 (1.12%) User Experience
10 10 (1.12%) EMC VNX
11 9 (1.00%) HP Storage
12 8 (0.89%) Celerra
12 8 (0.89%) BYOD
13 7 (0.78%) Smartphone
14 5 (0.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 713 (79.58%) Windows
2 372 (41.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 270 (30.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 259 (28.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 175 (19.53%) Windows 7
6 63 (7.03%) Linux
7 52 (5.80%) Windows XP
8 34 (3.79%) Android
9 30 (3.35%) Windows 2000 Server
10 29 (3.24%) Windows 8
11 28 (3.13%) UNIX
12 17 (1.90%) Windows 2000
13 15 (1.67%) Solaris
14 9 (1.00%) Mac OS X
14 9 (1.00%) Apple iOS
15 7 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.67%) Windows NT
17 5 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.33%) VMS
18 3 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (18.30%) ITIL
2 96 (10.71%) Migration
3 60 (6.70%) Project Management
4 38 (4.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 37 (4.13%) Incident Management
6 35 (3.91%) Problem Management
7 34 (3.79%) Server Building
8 33 (3.68%) Change Management
9 24 (2.68%) Patch Management
10 23 (2.57%) Service Delivery
10 23 (2.57%) Configuration Management
11 19 (2.12%) Validation
12 18 (2.01%) Business Continuity
13 16 (1.79%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (1.67%) Root Cause Analysis
14 15 (1.67%) Infrastructure Management
15 14 (1.56%) Mobile Device Management
15 14 (1.56%) ITSM
15 14 (1.56%) Service Management
15 14 (1.56%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 169 (18.86%) PowerShell
2 90 (10.04%) SQL
3 50 (5.58%) VBScript
4 20 (2.23%) VB
5 10 (1.12%) C#
6 9 (1.00%) C
7 8 (0.89%) Java
7 8 (0.89%) Perl
8 7 (0.78%) Python
9 6 (0.67%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 110 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (10.60%) MCSE
3 86 (9.60%) Citrix Certification
4 80 (8.93%) Security Cleared
5 56 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (6.14%) CCA
7 47 (5.25%) CCNA
8 46 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 45 (5.02%) SC Cleared
10 35 (3.91%) CCEE
11 29 (3.24%) MCITP
12 22 (2.46%) MCSA
13 20 (2.23%) MCP
14 19 (2.12%) CCEA
14 19 (2.12%) CCIA
15 18 (2.01%) CCNP
15 18 (2.01%) DV Cleared
16 17 (1.90%) Degree
17 13 (1.45%) CCAA
18 11 (1.23%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.24%) SLA
2 20 (2.23%) QA
3 9 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.22%) PMBOK
System Software
1 470 (52.46%) Active Directory
2 293 (32.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 289 (32.25%) XenDesktop
4 222 (24.78%) vSphere
5 178 (19.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 99 (11.05%) Hyper-V
7 83 (9.26%) VMware ESX
8 79 (8.82%) XenServer
9 49 (5.47%) VMware ESXi
10 44 (4.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 28 (3.13%) Terminal Services
12 20 (2.23%) Xen
13 19 (2.12%) Terminal Server
14 18 (2.01%) MetaFrame
15 13 (1.45%) VMware Server
16 10 (1.12%) vCloud
17 9 (1.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 9 (1.00%) DFS Replication
18 7 (0.78%) UAG
19 6 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 202 (22.54%) SCCM
2 41 (4.58%) SCOM
3 32 (3.57%) EdgeSight
4 21 (2.34%) XenMobile
4 21 (2.34%) HP SIM
5 19 (2.12%) Backup Exec
6 16 (1.79%) WSUS
7 15 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 14 (1.56%) vMotion
9 10 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
9 10 (1.12%) Tivoli
10 8 (0.89%) BMC PATROL
10 8 (0.89%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.78%) AirWatch
11 7 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (0.67%) SCVMM
12 6 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.56%) Nagios
13 5 (0.56%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 860 (95.98%) Citrix
2 567 (63.28%) VMware
3 355 (39.62%) Microsoft
4 175 (19.53%) Cisco
5 142 (15.85%) HP
6 124 (13.84%) AppSense
7 74 (8.26%) NetApp
8 55 (6.14%) Oracle
9 52 (5.80%) Dell
10 50 (5.58%) Symantec
11 45 (5.02%) IBM
12 43 (4.80%) CheckPoint
13 33 (3.68%) Apple
13 33 (3.68%) EMC
13 33 (3.68%) Juniper
14 32 (3.57%) Wyse
14 32 (3.57%) Veeam
15 30 (3.35%) SolarWinds
16 27 (3.01%) 3PAR
17 17 (1.90%) Altiris
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