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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 236 191 193
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +2
Contract jobs citing XenApp 483 593 599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 1.13% 1.04%
As % of the System Software category 8.79% 11.64% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 360 335
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £300 £326
% change year-on-year
- -7.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 33
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £14.82 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £31.56 £42.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%

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
5493 5093 4903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.60% 9.67% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3074 2672 2339
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 669 595 639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.05 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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.

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 -39 462 £330 +1.53% 138
London -19 246 £375 +13.63% 63
City of London +38 86 £363 +3.57% 29
South East -5 83 £325 - 21
North West -27 45 £300 +9.09% 8
West Midlands -11 29 £300 - 14
Lancashire -10 27 £300 +9.09% 1
South West -38 20 £265 -11.29% 6
Hampshire +7 19 £325 -27.37% 3
Berkshire +18 15 £304 -19.00% 4
Scotland +1 14 £310 -27.05% 6
Reading +24 12 £290 -24.67% 1
Surrey -9 12 £300 -9.43% 6
East of England -48 12 £231 -29.38% 4
Kent -1 11 £425 -15.00% 1
Yorkshire -3 11 £335 +34.00% 16
East Midlands -2 10 £270 -1.81% 2
Worcestershire - 10 £303 - 2
Worcester - 10 £303 - 2
Manchester -19 8 £303 -6.92% 4
Leicestershire +11 7 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -5 7 £325 +85.71%
Essex -19 7 £238 - 1
Wiltshire -6 6 £268 -49.04% 1
Swindon -6 6 £268 -49.04% 1
Gloucestershire -17 6 £300 +15.38% 2
West Sussex +10 5 £388 -13.88% 4
Middlesex +6 5 £500 -
South Yorkshire +3 5 £335 +34.00% 3
Portsmouth +1 5 £260 - 3

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 925 (96.76%) Citrix
2 792 (82.85%) Windows
3 568 (59.41%) VMware
4 537 (56.17%) Active Directory
5 468 (48.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 423 (44.25%) Microsoft
7 309 (32.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 297 (31.07%) XenDesktop
9 285 (29.81%) MS Exchange
10 281 (29.39%) VMware Infrastructure
11 259 (27.09%) Windows 7
12 228 (23.85%) SCCM
13 192 (20.08%) DNS
14 171 (17.89%) Microsoft App-V
15 170 (17.78%) vSphere
16 166 (17.36%) Windows Server 2012
17 163 (17.05%) SAN
18 159 (16.63%) HP
19 158 (16.53%) Exchange Server 2010
20 142 (14.85%) DHCP
21 138 (14.44%) XenServer
22 134 (14.02%) Cisco
22 134 (14.02%) NetScaler
23 130 (13.60%) Finance
24 122 (12.76%) ITIL
25 121 (12.66%) Windows XP
26 107 (11.19%) VMware ESX
27 106 (11.09%) Microsoft Certification
28 103 (10.77%) MS Office
28 103 (10.77%) Hyper-V

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 285 (29.81%) MS Exchange
2 158 (16.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 85 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2003
4 82 (8.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 69 (7.22%) SharePoint
6 50 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 45 (4.71%) Lync
8 39 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 37 (3.87%) IIS
10 10 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
11 9 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
11 9 (0.94%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.63%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2000
13 5 (0.52%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.31%) Site Server
15 2 (0.21%) Apache
15 2 (0.21%) Documentum
15 2 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 103 (10.77%) MS Office
2 60 (6.28%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.63%) MS Project
4 2 (0.21%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.94%) assyst
2 4 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
4 2 (0.21%) Maximo
4 2 (0.21%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.97%) Office 365
2 12 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.31%) IBM SmartCloud
5 2 (0.21%) PaaS
5 2 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 192 (20.08%) DNS
2 163 (17.05%) SAN
3 142 (14.85%) DHCP
4 134 (14.02%) NetScaler
5 91 (9.52%) Firewall
5 91 (9.52%) WAN
6 85 (8.89%) LAN
7 65 (6.80%) TCP/IP
8 36 (3.77%) Wireless
9 33 (3.45%) VLAN
10 28 (2.93%) NAS
11 26 (2.72%) MPLS
11 26 (2.72%) VPN
12 25 (2.62%) SMS
13 22 (2.30%) VoIP
14 18 (1.88%) iSCSI
15 17 (1.78%) Fibre Channel
16 16 (1.67%) DSL
17 14 (1.46%) BIG-IP
18 13 (1.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 19 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (0.52%) Oracle Database
3 5 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (0.52%) MySQL
4 3 (0.31%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (0.31%) DB2
4 3 (0.31%) MS Access
4 3 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.21%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.21%) DataStage
6 1 (0.10%) Big Data
6 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.10%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.10%) EDMS
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 48 (5.02%) MSI
2 16 (1.67%) InstallShield
3 15 (1.57%) AdminStudio
4 6 (0.63%) ClearCase
4 6 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 130 (13.60%) Finance
2 80 (8.37%) Banking
3 21 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 18 (1.88%) Publishing
5 16 (1.67%) Advertising
6 14 (1.46%) Law
7 10 (1.05%) Back Office
8 8 (0.84%) Local Government
8 8 (0.84%) Investment Banking
9 7 (0.73%) Legal
10 5 (0.52%) French Language
10 5 (0.52%) German Language
10 5 (0.52%) Marketing
10 5 (0.52%) Retail
10 5 (0.52%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.42%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.21%) Front Office
12 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.10%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 128 (13.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 114 (11.92%) Analyst
3 94 (9.83%) Citrix Engineer
4 84 (8.79%) Consultant
5 79 (8.26%) Architect
6 75 (7.85%) Support Engineer
7 67 (7.01%) Administrator
8 64 (6.69%) 3rd Line Support
9 61 (6.38%) Support Analyst
10 54 (5.65%) Wintel Engineer
11 48 (5.02%) Citrix Consultant
12 38 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
13 35 (3.66%) Desktop Engineer
14 32 (3.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 31 (3.24%) Applications Packager
15 31 (3.24%) Systems Engineer
16 27 (2.82%) Citrix Support
17 26 (2.72%) Desktop Support
18 24 (2.51%) Citrix Administrator
19 23 (2.41%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (5.33%) Application Packaging
2 14 (1.46%) Web Services
3 6 (0.63%) Software Packaging
4 5 (0.52%) Middleware
4 5 (0.52%) ODBC
5 3 (0.31%) LAMP
5 3 (0.31%) .NET
5 3 (0.31%) COM
6 2 (0.21%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.21%) HTML
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.10%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 69 (7.22%) Blackberry
2 62 (6.49%) Thin Client
2 62 (6.49%) Fat Client
3 58 (6.07%) Clustering
4 34 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (2.62%) Replication
6 16 (1.67%) PDA
7 13 (1.36%) PKI
8 10 (1.05%) Client/Server
9 9 (0.94%) EqualLogic
9 9 (0.94%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.73%) iPad
11 5 (0.52%) Celerra
11 5 (0.52%) SecurID
11 5 (0.52%) CLARiiON
12 4 (0.42%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.31%) FlexPod
13 3 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 792 (82.85%) Windows
2 468 (48.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 309 (32.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 259 (27.09%) Windows 7
5 166 (17.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 121 (12.66%) Windows XP
7 47 (4.92%) Linux
8 34 (3.56%) Windows 8
9 26 (2.72%) UNIX
10 20 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (1.78%) Windows 2000
12 11 (1.15%) Windows Vista
12 11 (1.15%) Solaris
13 8 (0.84%) AIX
14 7 (0.73%) Mac OS X
15 5 (0.52%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.21%) Android
17 2 (0.21%) CentOS
17 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (12.76%) ITIL
2 92 (9.62%) Migration
3 41 (4.29%) Service Management
4 35 (3.66%) Incident Management
5 31 (3.24%) Problem Management
6 30 (3.14%) ITSM
7 29 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 28 (2.93%) Root Cause Analysis
9 25 (2.62%) Service Delivery
10 23 (2.41%) Project Management
11 22 (2.30%) Change Management
12 18 (1.88%) Performance Management
13 16 (1.67%) BCP
13 16 (1.67%) Configuration Management
14 13 (1.36%) Business Continuity
15 12 (1.26%) Load Balancing
15 12 (1.26%) Time Management
15 12 (1.26%) Mentoring
16 11 (1.15%) Identity Management
16 11 (1.15%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 89 (9.31%) SQL
2 87 (9.10%) PowerShell
3 39 (4.08%) VBScript
4 31 (3.24%) VB
5 17 (1.78%) C
6 8 (0.84%) Java
7 7 (0.73%) C#
8 5 (0.52%) Perl
9 3 (0.31%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.31%) VBA
10 2 (0.21%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.21%) ABAP
11 1 (0.10%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.10%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.10%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 106 (11.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (10.15%) Security Cleared
3 84 (8.79%) Citrix Certification
4 83 (8.68%) SC Cleared
5 59 (6.17%) MCSE
6 51 (5.33%) CCA
7 41 (4.29%) MCITP
8 37 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
9 36 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 35 (3.66%) CCNA
11 34 (3.56%) CCEA
12 30 (3.14%) MCP
12 30 (3.14%) CCEE
13 19 (1.99%) DV Cleared
14 18 (1.88%) MCSA
15 11 (1.15%) Degree
15 11 (1.15%) MCTS
16 10 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
16 10 (1.05%) CCNP
17 6 (0.63%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.66%) SLA
2 8 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.31%) QA
4 2 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 537 (56.17%) Active Directory
2 297 (31.07%) XenDesktop
3 281 (29.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 171 (17.89%) Microsoft App-V
5 170 (17.78%) vSphere
6 138 (14.44%) XenServer
7 107 (11.19%) VMware ESX
8 103 (10.77%) Hyper-V
9 73 (7.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 44 (4.60%) VMware ESXi
11 39 (4.08%) Terminal Services
12 22 (2.30%) Xen
13 20 (2.09%) VMware Server
14 15 (1.57%) MetaFrame
15 14 (1.46%) NFS
15 14 (1.46%) NLBS
15 14 (1.46%) UAG
16 11 (1.15%) ISA Server
17 5 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
18 4 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 228 (23.85%) SCCM
2 64 (6.69%) Backup Exec
3 59 (6.17%) SCOM
4 22 (2.30%) HP SIM
5 21 (2.20%) NetBackup
6 20 (2.09%) Norton AntiVirus
6 20 (2.09%) WSUS
7 18 (1.88%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 15 (1.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 14 (1.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 14 (1.46%) HP Data Protector
10 13 (1.36%) XenMobile
10 13 (1.36%) MAILsweeper
11 12 (1.26%) MIMEsweeper
11 12 (1.26%) BMC PATROL
11 12 (1.26%) ARCserve
12 10 (1.05%) Tivoli
13 9 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 8 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 7 (0.73%) Control-M
Vendors
1 925 (96.76%) Citrix
2 568 (59.41%) VMware
3 423 (44.25%) Microsoft
4 159 (16.63%) HP
5 134 (14.02%) Cisco
6 99 (10.36%) AppSense
7 83 (8.68%) NetApp
8 73 (7.64%) Symantec
9 64 (6.69%) EMC
10 52 (5.44%) IBM
11 43 (4.50%) Wyse
12 41 (4.29%) Dell
13 36 (3.77%) CheckPoint
14 33 (3.45%) Juniper
14 33 (3.45%) Oracle
15 32 (3.35%) Apple
16 25 (2.62%) Altiris
17 24 (2.51%) Veeam
18 21 (2.20%) Meru Networks
19 20 (2.09%) 3PAR
City, London
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £400 to £450 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 4 hours ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £175 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leicestershire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 33000-40000 Per Annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £40.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Batley
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £17 - £19 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £435 per day + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £23 - £32 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £390 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Yorkshire Staffing Services
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Dundee
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 days ago