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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 258 186 186
Rank change year-on-year
-72 0
Contract jobs citing XenApp 455 586 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 1.14% 1.11%
As % of the System Software category 8.07% 11.67% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 353 346
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £195 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £285 £326
% change year-on-year
+9.64% -12.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 35 41
Average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +57.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £31.56 £43.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £31.28 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-36.05% +56.38%

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
5636 5022 4756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.65% 9.73% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3163 2589 2289
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 692 626 624
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.95 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.25% -3.12%

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 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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.

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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 -72 435 £363 +11.53% 133
London -28 236 £389 +14.33% 54
City of London +18 76 £388 +12.72% 21
South East -18 76 £375 +15.38% 23
North West -30 40 £300 +33.33% 11
Lancashire 0 25 £288 +7.47% 2
West Midlands -18 22 £303 +11.00% 12
South West -43 17 £239 -9.47% 12
Hampshire -2 16 £325 - 4
Surrey -6 16 £263 -22.22% 3
East of England -46 16 £283 +0.89% 9
Berkshire +11 14 £288 -20.68% 7
Scotland -1 14 £320 -26.85% 5
East Midlands +2 12 £313 +13.63% 4
Reading +14 11 £288 -21.23% 3
Kent -2 10 £450 +21.62%
Yorkshire -14 10 £335 -16.25% 7
Gloucestershire -11 8 £258 -0.96% 3
Worcester - 8 £303 - 1
Worcestershire - 8 £303 - 2
Leicestershire +18 7 - - 1
Cheshire -22 7 £270 +20.00% 1
West Sussex +5 6 £425 -5.55% 7
Cambridgeshire -2 6 £225 -14.28% 4
Buckinghamshire -8 6 £313 +31.57%
Crawley +14 5 £425 -5.55% 4
Portsmouth 0 5 £260 -
West Yorkshire -6 5 £270 - 6
Manchester -19 5 £400 +39.13% 8
Essex -22 5 £340 +43.15% 1

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 910 (96.09%) Citrix
2 781 (82.47%) Windows
3 561 (59.24%) VMware
4 534 (56.39%) Active Directory
5 473 (49.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 415 (43.82%) Microsoft
7 306 (32.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 300 (31.68%) XenDesktop
9 279 (29.46%) VMware Infrastructure
10 276 (29.14%) MS Exchange
11 256 (27.03%) Windows 7
12 229 (24.18%) SCCM
13 196 (20.70%) DNS
14 173 (18.27%) Windows Server 2012
15 171 (18.06%) vSphere
16 163 (17.21%) Microsoft App-V
17 162 (17.11%) SAN
18 154 (16.26%) HP
19 153 (16.16%) Exchange Server 2010
20 147 (15.52%) DHCP
21 140 (14.78%) NetScaler
22 137 (14.47%) Finance
23 127 (13.41%) Cisco
24 121 (12.78%) Windows XP
25 119 (12.57%) ITIL
25 119 (12.57%) XenServer
26 117 (12.35%) MS Office
27 106 (11.19%) Microsoft Certification
28 102 (10.77%) VMware ESX
29 101 (10.67%) AppSense

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 (29.14%) MS Exchange
2 153 (16.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 85 (8.98%) Exchange Server 2003
4 83 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2007
5 63 (6.65%) SharePoint
6 54 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 44 (4.65%) Lync
8 39 (4.12%) IIS
9 34 (3.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (0.74%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.53%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.42%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.32%) Lotus Domino
16 2 (0.21%) Apache
16 2 (0.21%) Documentum
16 2 (0.21%) Site Server
16 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.21%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 117 (12.35%) MS Office
2 73 (7.71%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.74%) MS Project
4 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.95%) assyst
2 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.21%) ReMetrica
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.21%) Maximo
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.01%) Office 365
2 14 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.32%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (0.32%) IaaS
5 2 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 196 (20.70%) DNS
2 162 (17.11%) SAN
3 147 (15.52%) DHCP
4 140 (14.78%) NetScaler
5 95 (10.03%) WAN
6 93 (9.82%) Firewall
7 86 (9.08%) LAN
8 65 (6.86%) TCP/IP
9 35 (3.70%) Wireless
10 33 (3.48%) MPLS
11 31 (3.27%) NAS
12 30 (3.17%) VLAN
13 23 (2.43%) VPN
14 21 (2.22%) SMS
15 18 (1.90%) VoIP
15 18 (1.90%) Internet
15 18 (1.90%) iSCSI
16 17 (1.80%) BIG-IP
16 17 (1.80%) DSL
16 17 (1.80%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (8.98%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.53%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.42%) MySQL
4 4 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.32%) MS Access
5 3 (0.32%) DB2
5 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.32%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.21%) Data Mining
6 2 (0.21%) DataStage
7 1 (0.11%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.11%) EDMS
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 49 (5.17%) MSI
2 15 (1.58%) AdminStudio
3 13 (1.37%) InstallShield
4 5 (0.53%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.32%) ClearCase
General
1 137 (14.47%) Finance
2 72 (7.60%) Banking
3 18 (1.90%) Telecoms
4 17 (1.80%) Publishing
5 14 (1.48%) Advertising
5 14 (1.48%) Law
6 10 (1.06%) Back Office
7 8 (0.84%) Legal
7 8 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.63%) Retail
8 6 (0.63%) Local Government
9 5 (0.53%) French Language
9 5 (0.53%) German Language
9 5 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.42%) Marketing
10 4 (0.42%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.21%) Front Office
11 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.11%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 133 (14.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 121 (12.78%) Analyst
3 93 (9.82%) Consultant
4 88 (9.29%) Citrix Engineer
5 76 (8.03%) Architect
6 70 (7.39%) Support Engineer
7 63 (6.65%) 3rd Line Support
7 63 (6.65%) Support Analyst
7 63 (6.65%) Administrator
8 54 (5.70%) Citrix Consultant
9 43 (4.54%) Wintel Engineer
10 38 (4.01%) Systems Administrator
11 32 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
11 32 (3.38%) Applications Packager
11 32 (3.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 32 (3.38%) Desktop Engineer
12 27 (2.85%) Desktop Support
13 25 (2.64%) Citrix Support
14 24 (2.53%) 2nd Line Support
15 22 (2.32%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.28%) Application Packaging
2 14 (1.48%) Web Services
3 6 (0.63%) Software Packaging
4 5 (0.53%) Middleware
4 5 (0.53%) ODBC
5 3 (0.32%) LAMP
5 3 (0.32%) COM
5 3 (0.32%) HTML
5 3 (0.32%) .NET
6 2 (0.21%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.11%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.07%) Blackberry
2 62 (6.55%) Thin Client
2 62 (6.55%) Fat Client
3 54 (5.70%) Clustering
4 36 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (2.43%) Replication
6 15 (1.58%) PDA
7 10 (1.06%) Client/Server
7 10 (1.06%) PKI
8 9 (0.95%) EqualLogic
9 8 (0.84%) SecurID
10 7 (0.74%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.63%) iPad
11 6 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.53%) Celerra
12 5 (0.53%) Smartphone
12 5 (0.53%) CLARiiON
13 4 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
13 4 (0.42%) FlexPod
14 3 (0.32%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 781 (82.47%) Windows
2 473 (49.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 306 (32.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 256 (27.03%) Windows 7
5 173 (18.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 121 (12.78%) Windows XP
7 48 (5.07%) Linux
8 36 (3.80%) Windows 8
9 28 (2.96%) UNIX
10 20 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (1.80%) Windows 2000
12 11 (1.16%) Solaris
13 9 (0.95%) Windows Vista
13 9 (0.95%) AIX
14 6 (0.63%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.53%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.21%) CentOS
17 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (12.57%) ITIL
2 83 (8.76%) Migration
3 41 (4.33%) Service Management
4 32 (3.38%) Incident Management
5 31 (3.27%) Problem Management
6 30 (3.17%) ITSM
7 27 (2.85%) Root Cause Analysis
8 23 (2.43%) Service Delivery
9 22 (2.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 20 (2.11%) Project Management
11 19 (2.01%) Change Management
12 18 (1.90%) Performance Management
13 14 (1.48%) BCP
13 14 (1.48%) Time Management
14 13 (1.37%) Configuration Management
15 12 (1.27%) Load Balancing
15 12 (1.27%) Mentoring
16 11 (1.16%) Performance Monitoring
16 11 (1.16%) Continuous Improvement
16 11 (1.16%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 92 (9.71%) PowerShell
2 86 (9.08%) SQL
3 36 (3.80%) VBScript
4 33 (3.48%) VB
5 17 (1.80%) C
6 8 (0.84%) Java
7 7 (0.74%) C#
8 5 (0.53%) Perl
9 3 (0.32%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.32%) VBA
10 2 (0.21%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.21%) ABAP
10 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 106 (11.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (9.29%) Security Cleared
3 75 (7.92%) Citrix Certification
4 74 (7.81%) SC Cleared
5 60 (6.34%) MCSE
6 48 (5.07%) CCA
7 38 (4.01%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (4.01%) MCITP
8 36 (3.80%) CCNA
9 32 (3.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 29 (3.06%) CCEA
11 24 (2.53%) CCEE
12 21 (2.22%) MCP
13 16 (1.69%) DV Cleared
14 15 (1.58%) MCSA
15 13 (1.37%) MCTS
16 11 (1.16%) CCNP
17 10 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
17 10 (1.06%) Degree
18 6 (0.63%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.59%) SLA
2 8 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.11%) QA
System Software
1 534 (56.39%) Active Directory
2 300 (31.68%) XenDesktop
3 279 (29.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 171 (18.06%) vSphere
5 163 (17.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 119 (12.57%) XenServer
7 102 (10.77%) VMware ESX
8 99 (10.45%) Hyper-V
9 74 (7.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 41 (4.33%) VMware ESXi
11 37 (3.91%) Terminal Services
12 23 (2.43%) Xen
13 20 (2.11%) VMware Server
14 17 (1.80%) MetaFrame
15 15 (1.58%) UAG
16 14 (1.48%) NFS
16 14 (1.48%) NLBS
17 11 (1.16%) ISA Server
18 5 (0.53%) Firmware
18 5 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 229 (24.18%) SCCM
2 58 (6.12%) Backup Exec
3 55 (5.81%) SCOM
4 24 (2.53%) WSUS
4 24 (2.53%) HP SIM
5 19 (2.01%) NetBackup
6 18 (1.90%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 15 (1.58%) HP Data Protector
7 15 (1.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 14 (1.48%) XenMobile
9 13 (1.37%) MAILsweeper
10 12 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
10 12 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 12 (1.27%) BMC PATROL
10 12 (1.27%) MIMEsweeper
11 10 (1.06%) Tivoli
12 9 (0.95%) ARCserve
12 9 (0.95%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 8 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 7 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 910 (96.09%) Citrix
2 561 (59.24%) VMware
3 415 (43.82%) Microsoft
4 154 (16.26%) HP
5 127 (13.41%) Cisco
6 101 (10.67%) AppSense
7 90 (9.50%) NetApp
8 67 (7.07%) Symantec
9 56 (5.91%) EMC
10 52 (5.49%) IBM
11 40 (4.22%) Wyse
12 38 (4.01%) Dell
13 37 (3.91%) CheckPoint
14 33 (3.48%) Juniper
15 32 (3.38%) Oracle
15 32 (3.38%) Apple
16 29 (3.06%) Altiris
17 26 (2.75%) Veeam
18 21 (2.22%) Meru Networks
19 19 (2.01%) 3PAR
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