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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenApp
Rank 269 242 194
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -48
Contract jobs citing XenApp 442 470 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.89% 1.07%
As % of the System Software category 7.99% 9.09% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 304 318
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £315 £328
% change year-on-year
-1.58% -3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 25 24
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 £9.10 £14.10 £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £30.28
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -33.94%

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
5533 5171 4839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.91% 9.77% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3149 2818 2370
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 £188 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 605 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £29.95 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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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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 -28 431 £350 +7.69% 96
London -14 213 £375 +7.14% 37
South East +24 96 £350 - 25
City of London -13 71 £350 +7.76% 11
North West +6 59 £300 +7.14% 13
Hampshire +22 27 £340 +47.82% 4
East of England -1 27 £289 -35.83% 5
Manchester +6 22 £300 -6.25% 6
Buckinghamshire +9 16 £350 -17.64%
Merseyside - 15 £300 - 3
Liverpool - 14 £300 - 3
Surrey -9 13 £350 +16.66% 11
South West -20 13 £280 -13.84% 4
Kent +1 12 £448 +27.85% 2
East Sussex -2 10 £400 +6.66% 1
Essex -21 10 £400 -11.11% 1
Cheshire -1 8 £220 -21.42% 4
Berkshire +4 7 £150 -53.84% 2
Southampton +1 7 £313 -34.55% 2
Lancashire -11 7 £323 +19.44%
Hertfordshire - 7 - - 1
Staines +7 6 £400 - 4
Lewes +4 6 £406 +8.33%
Milton Keynes +1 6 £391 -13.22%
Scotland -4 6 £338 +3.84% 7
Oxfordshire -18 6 £300 +3.44%
West Midlands -23 6 £263 -16.66% 4
Yorkshire -28 6 £300 -6.25% 3
Aylesbury - 6 £200 -
Bedfordshire +13 5 £234 -1.57%

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 808 (95.40%) Citrix
2 674 (79.57%) Windows
3 535 (63.16%) VMware
4 442 (52.18%) Active Directory
5 353 (41.68%) Microsoft
6 351 (41.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 285 (33.65%) VMware Infrastructure
8 270 (31.88%) XenDesktop
9 248 (29.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 236 (27.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 206 (24.32%) vSphere
12 204 (24.09%) MS Exchange
13 188 (22.20%) SCCM
14 175 (20.66%) Windows 7
15 173 (20.43%) DNS
16 171 (20.19%) Finance
17 168 (19.83%) Cisco
18 167 (19.72%) Microsoft App-V
19 158 (18.65%) SAN
20 157 (18.54%) ITIL
21 154 (18.18%) PowerShell
22 140 (16.53%) DHCP
23 137 (16.17%) Exchange Server 2010
23 137 (16.17%) NetScaler
24 129 (15.23%) HP
25 126 (14.88%) AppSense
26 122 (14.40%) Firewall
27 109 (12.87%) SQL Server
28 106 (12.51%) MS Excel
29 105 (12.40%) WAN

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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
1 204 (24.09%) MS Exchange
2 137 (16.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (6.97%) Exchange Server 2013
3 59 (6.97%) SharePoint
4 58 (6.85%) Lync
4 58 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 53 (6.26%) IIS
6 45 (5.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 31 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
9 11 (1.30%) OpenStack
10 9 (1.06%) Apache
11 8 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.59%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.59%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.59%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.47%) Oracle Coherence
14 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2000
14 3 (0.35%) OpenEdge
15 2 (0.24%) JBoss
Applications
1 106 (12.51%) MS Excel
2 91 (10.74%) MS Office
3 4 (0.47%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.24%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.35%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.24%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.67%) Office 365
2 23 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.35%) IaaS
6 2 (0.24%) Google Apps
6 2 (0.24%) SaaS
7 1 (0.12%) PaaS
7 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 173 (20.43%) DNS
2 158 (18.65%) SAN
3 140 (16.53%) DHCP
4 137 (16.17%) NetScaler
5 122 (14.40%) Firewall
6 105 (12.40%) WAN
7 91 (10.74%) LAN
8 70 (8.26%) VPN
9 65 (7.67%) TCP/IP
10 39 (4.60%) NAS
11 32 (3.78%) MPLS
12 30 (3.54%) Internet
13 27 (3.19%) VLAN
14 24 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
14 24 (2.83%) Fibre Channel
15 15 (1.77%) Network Security
15 15 (1.77%) SSL
16 14 (1.65%) VoIP
17 13 (1.53%) OSPF
17 13 (1.53%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (2.72%) Oracle Database
4 18 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (2.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (0.83%) MySQL
7 5 (0.59%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.12%) DB2
10 1 (0.12%) EDMS
10 1 (0.12%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.12%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 27 (3.19%) MSI
2 7 (0.83%) TeamCity
3 5 (0.59%) InstallShield
4 4 (0.47%) Fiddler
4 4 (0.47%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.47%) MSBuild
5 3 (0.35%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.24%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.12%) AdminStudio
General
1 171 (20.19%) Finance
2 50 (5.90%) Banking
3 17 (2.01%) Investment Banking
4 16 (1.89%) Publishing
5 12 (1.42%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.42%) Law
6 9 (1.06%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.71%) Advertising
7 6 (0.71%) Back Office
8 5 (0.59%) Legal
8 5 (0.59%) Retail
9 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.35%) Electronics
10 3 (0.35%) Marketing
11 1 (0.12%) Military
11 1 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 103 (12.16%) Analyst
2 93 (10.98%) Citrix Engineer
3 90 (10.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 88 (10.39%) Architect
5 78 (9.21%) Consultant
6 70 (8.26%) 3rd Line Support
7 64 (7.56%) Support Engineer
8 51 (6.02%) Administrator
9 46 (5.43%) Citrix Consultant
10 43 (5.08%) Infrastructure Architect
11 40 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
12 37 (4.37%) Support Analyst
12 37 (4.37%) Wintel Engineer
13 36 (4.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 36 (4.25%) Desktop Support
14 32 (3.78%) Systems Administrator
15 25 (2.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 24 (2.83%) Technical Analyst
16 24 (2.83%) Desktop Engineer
16 24 (2.83%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.25%) Application Packaging
2 17 (2.01%) .NET
3 16 (1.89%) Middleware
4 15 (1.77%) Web Services
5 6 (0.71%) Software Packaging
6 5 (0.59%) X-Windows
7 3 (0.35%) WCF
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.24%) HTML
9 1 (0.12%) HTML5
9 1 (0.12%) REST
9 1 (0.12%) CSS3
9 1 (0.12%) Play Framework
9 1 (0.12%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.12%) Django
9 1 (0.12%) Ajax
9 1 (0.12%) XMPP
9 1 (0.12%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.12%) JSON
9 1 (0.12%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 104 (12.28%) Data Centre
2 66 (7.79%) Clustering
3 44 (5.19%) Blackberry
4 35 (4.13%) Thin Client
4 35 (4.13%) Fat Client
5 33 (3.90%) Replication
6 32 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (2.72%) PKI
8 17 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 14 (1.65%) FlexPod
10 13 (1.53%) User Experience
11 10 (1.18%) Performance Metrics
11 10 (1.18%) iPad
11 10 (1.18%) HP Storage
11 10 (1.18%) iPhone
12 9 (1.06%) EMC VNX
13 8 (0.94%) BYOD
13 8 (0.94%) Celerra
14 7 (0.83%) Smartphone
15 4 (0.47%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 674 (79.57%) Windows
2 351 (41.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 248 (29.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 236 (27.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 175 (20.66%) Windows 7
6 71 (8.38%) Linux
7 50 (5.90%) Windows XP
8 39 (4.60%) UNIX
9 30 (3.54%) Windows 2000 Server
9 30 (3.54%) Windows 8
10 28 (3.31%) Android
11 16 (1.89%) Solaris
12 12 (1.42%) Windows 2000
13 10 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (1.06%) Mac OS X
15 7 (0.83%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.71%) Windows NT
17 5 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.47%) AIX
19 3 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (18.54%) ITIL
2 92 (10.86%) Migration
3 53 (6.26%) Project Management
4 44 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
5 38 (4.49%) Incident Management
6 30 (3.54%) Server Building
7 29 (3.42%) Problem Management
8 25 (2.95%) Change Management
9 23 (2.72%) Configuration Management
10 21 (2.48%) Service Delivery
10 21 (2.48%) Patch Management
11 19 (2.24%) Validation
12 18 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (1.89%) Business Continuity
13 16 (1.89%) ITSM
14 15 (1.77%) Root Cause Analysis
15 14 (1.65%) Change Control
15 14 (1.65%) Service Management
16 13 (1.53%) Enterprise Architecture
16 13 (1.53%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 154 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 91 (10.74%) SQL
3 45 (5.31%) VBScript
4 16 (1.89%) VB
5 14 (1.65%) C#
6 13 (1.53%) C
7 10 (1.18%) Java
8 8 (0.94%) Perl
9 6 (0.71%) Python
9 6 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.47%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 103 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (11.22%) Security Cleared
3 86 (10.15%) MCSE
4 76 (8.97%) Citrix Certification
5 55 (6.49%) SC Cleared
6 52 (6.14%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (5.79%) CCA
8 47 (5.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 45 (5.31%) CCNA
10 34 (4.01%) MCITP
11 28 (3.31%) CCEE
12 27 (3.19%) DV Cleared
13 21 (2.48%) MCP
14 19 (2.24%) MCSA
15 18 (2.13%) CCEA
16 16 (1.89%) CCNP
17 15 (1.77%) CCIA
18 14 (1.65%) Degree
19 11 (1.30%) CCAA
20 10 (1.18%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.31%) SLA
2 24 (2.83%) QA
3 9 (1.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.24%) PMBOK
System Software
1 442 (52.18%) Active Directory
2 285 (33.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 270 (31.88%) XenDesktop
4 206 (24.32%) vSphere
5 167 (19.72%) Microsoft App-V
6 104 (12.28%) Hyper-V
7 73 (8.62%) VMware ESX
8 64 (7.56%) XenServer
9 41 (4.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 40 (4.72%) VMware ESXi
11 34 (4.01%) Terminal Services
12 19 (2.24%) Xen
13 18 (2.13%) MetaFrame
14 17 (2.01%) Terminal Server
15 12 (1.42%) VMware Server
16 10 (1.18%) DFS Replication
17 9 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 8 (0.94%) EMC RecoverPoint
18 8 (0.94%) vCloud
18 8 (0.94%) UAG
Systems Management
1 188 (22.20%) SCCM
2 40 (4.72%) SCOM
3 34 (4.01%) EdgeSight
4 22 (2.60%) HP SIM
5 20 (2.36%) Backup Exec
5 20 (2.36%) XenMobile
6 17 (2.01%) WSUS
7 13 (1.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 10 (1.18%) AirWatch
8 10 (1.18%) NetBackup
9 9 (1.06%) SCVMM
9 9 (1.06%) vMotion
10 7 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 7 (0.83%) Puppet
10 7 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (0.83%) BMC PATROL
11 6 (0.71%) Tivoli
11 6 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.59%) Nagios
Vendors
1 808 (95.40%) Citrix
2 535 (63.16%) VMware
3 353 (41.68%) Microsoft
4 168 (19.83%) Cisco
5 129 (15.23%) HP
6 126 (14.88%) AppSense
7 73 (8.62%) NetApp
8 55 (6.49%) Dell
9 54 (6.38%) Oracle
10 47 (5.55%) IBM
11 46 (5.43%) CheckPoint
11 46 (5.43%) Symantec
12 37 (4.37%) Wyse
13 36 (4.25%) Juniper
14 30 (3.54%) EMC
14 30 (3.54%) Veeam
15 29 (3.42%) Apple
16 26 (3.07%) SolarWinds
16 26 (3.07%) 3PAR
17 16 (1.89%) Altiris
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chessington, Surrey
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £281.79 - £356.16 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Docklands
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - 450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Executive Resource Group
Rate: £35 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago