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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenApp
Rank 305 300 244
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -56
Contract jobs citing XenApp 424 404 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.72% 0.87%
As % of the System Software category 6.62% 7.22% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 257 293
Average daily rate £328 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.48% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £535 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £350 £303
% change year-on-year
-10.57% +15.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 36
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.00 £20.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +8.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.48 £12.35 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £28.75 £44.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £19.91 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+15.53% -20.37%

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
6403 5598 5408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.46% 10.02% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3923 3083 2794
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 678 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.71 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.18 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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 -35 360 £325 -13.33% 82
London -52 121 £365 -14.11% 33
South East -2 86 £355 -6.88% 18
Tyne and Wear +28 70 £270 -64.00% 3
North East +27 70 £270 -64.00% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +26 70 £270 -64.00% 3
Scotland +37 61 £345 -18.82% 5
Edinburgh +15 29 £450 - 1
Surrey +8 28 £400 +60.00% 6
Hampshire +5 26 £313 -3.69% 6
South West +21 25 £288 +2.67% 2
City of London +18 24 £425 +15.64% 12
Renfrewshire -10 22 £330 -17.50%
Erskine -16 22 £330 -17.50%
North West -46 22 £338 -15.62% 6
Guildford +14 14 £413 +10.00% 2
East of England -13 12 £300 -25.00% 5
West Midlands -22 12 £370 +31.55% 6
Gloucestershire +11 11 £128 -63.57%
Gloucester - 11 £128 -
Bristol +4 10 £320 +10.34% 1
Manchester -25 9 £341 -2.50% 1
Hook - 9 £332 -
Buckinghamshire +15 8 £425 +21.42% 1
Glasgow +8 8 £300 -33.33% 3
Berkshire -2 8 £294 -35.79%
Woking +2 7 £400 +60.00% 3
Kent -23 7 £300 - 2
West Sussex - 7 £475 - 1
Milton Keynes +8 6 £425 +21.42% 1

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 620 (93.94%) Citrix
2 543 (82.27%) Windows
3 439 (66.52%) Active Directory
4 381 (57.73%) VMware
5 352 (53.33%) Windows Server
6 339 (51.36%) Microsoft
7 320 (48.48%) XenDesktop
8 315 (47.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 238 (36.06%) SCCM
10 225 (34.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 207 (31.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 206 (31.21%) ITIL
13 199 (30.15%) DNS
14 185 (28.03%) PowerShell
15 182 (27.58%) DHCP
16 175 (26.52%) Microsoft App-V
17 154 (23.33%) MS Exchange
18 152 (23.03%) Windows 7
19 148 (22.42%) HP
20 141 (21.36%) Windows Server 2003
21 137 (20.76%) AppSense
22 133 (20.15%) SQL Server
23 126 (19.09%) Finance
23 126 (19.09%) NetScaler
24 120 (18.18%) XenServer
25 115 (17.42%) Security Cleared
26 107 (16.21%) SQL
27 106 (16.06%) SAN
28 98 (14.85%) Exchange Server 2010
29 96 (14.55%) Hyper-V

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 154 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 98 (14.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 73 (11.06%) Skype for Business
4 48 (7.27%) SharePoint
5 44 (6.67%) IIS
6 37 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2007
7 35 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 21 (3.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2003
10 10 (1.52%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.61%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.45%) Confluence
13 1 (0.15%) JBoss
13 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 82 (12.42%) MS Office
2 73 (11.06%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.61%) MS Project
3 4 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 74 (11.21%) Office 365
2 18 (2.73%) IaaS
2 18 (2.73%) PaaS
3 16 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.42%) SaaS
4 11 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.76%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.30%) GitHub
7 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 199 (30.15%) DNS
2 182 (27.58%) DHCP
3 126 (19.09%) NetScaler
4 106 (16.06%) SAN
5 50 (7.58%) Firewall
6 44 (6.67%) TCP/IP
7 41 (6.21%) LAN
7 41 (6.21%) WAN
8 27 (4.09%) VPN
9 25 (3.79%) Internet
10 24 (3.64%) Remote Desktop
11 20 (3.03%) SMS
12 17 (2.58%) VoIP
13 15 (2.27%) 3G
13 15 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
14 13 (1.97%) VLAN
15 11 (1.67%) Skype
15 11 (1.67%) Wireless
16 10 (1.52%) Wireshark
17 8 (1.21%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (20.15%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (3.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (0.61%) Informix
8 4 (0.61%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.61%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.30%) MySQL
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.15%) GIS
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.15%) QlikView
10 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.15%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 14 (2.12%) MSI
2 4 (0.61%) Fiddler
3 3 (0.45%) JIRA
4 2 (0.30%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.30%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.30%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.15%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 126 (19.09%) Finance
2 26 (3.94%) Banking
3 15 (2.27%) Back Office
3 15 (2.27%) Legal
3 15 (2.27%) Publishing
3 15 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.97%) Financial Institution
5 11 (1.67%) Advertising
6 7 (1.06%) Law
7 4 (0.61%) Billing
7 4 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.45%) Games
8 3 (0.45%) Local Government
8 3 (0.45%) Retail
9 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.15%) French Language
10 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.15%) Marketing
10 1 (0.15%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 105 (15.91%) Citrix Engineer
2 96 (14.55%) Support Engineer
3 87 (13.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 85 (12.88%) Analyst
5 71 (10.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 62 (9.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 55 (8.33%) Citrix Support
8 52 (7.88%) Consultant
8 52 (7.88%) Desktop Support
9 42 (6.36%) Server Engineer
10 39 (5.91%) Support Analyst
11 38 (5.76%) Citrix Consultant
12 37 (5.61%) Infrastructure Support
12 37 (5.61%) Windows Engineer
13 33 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
13 33 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 30 (4.55%) Architect
15 29 (4.39%) Wintel Engineer
16 28 (4.24%) VMware Engineer
17 27 (4.09%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.76%) .NET
1 5 (0.76%) Web Services
2 3 (0.45%) Middleware
2 3 (0.45%) SAML
3 2 (0.30%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.15%) XML
4 1 (0.15%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.70%) Data Centre
2 46 (6.97%) Fat Client
2 46 (6.97%) Thin Client
3 43 (6.52%) Computer Science
4 35 (5.30%) Management Information System
5 34 (5.15%) Clustering
6 29 (4.39%) Blackberry
7 16 (2.42%) PKI
8 15 (2.27%) Hedge funds
9 14 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (1.36%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.21%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.06%) Driving Licence
12 7 (1.06%) EMC VNX
12 7 (1.06%) User Experience
13 6 (0.91%) CMDB
14 5 (0.76%) Replication
15 4 (0.61%) Device Driver
15 4 (0.61%) Mainframe
15 4 (0.61%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 543 (82.27%) Windows
2 352 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 315 (47.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 225 (34.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 152 (23.03%) Windows 7
6 141 (21.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 58 (8.79%) Linux
8 34 (5.15%) Windows 8
9 30 (4.55%) Windows XP
10 29 (4.39%) Windows 10
11 23 (3.48%) Windows 2000 Server
12 21 (3.18%) Unix
13 14 (2.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (1.06%) Android
15 6 (0.91%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.91%) Windows Phone
16 3 (0.45%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.45%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.45%) Solaris
17 2 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (31.21%) ITIL
2 72 (10.91%) Project Management
3 50 (7.58%) Service Delivery
4 45 (6.82%) Migration
5 42 (6.36%) Software Delivery
6 33 (5.00%) Service Management
7 32 (4.85%) Infrastructure Management
8 31 (4.70%) Change Management
9 29 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
10 28 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (3.79%) Business Continuity
12 24 (3.64%) Problem Management
12 24 (3.64%) Root Cause Analysis
13 22 (3.33%) Application Packaging
14 21 (3.18%) Configuration Management
14 21 (3.18%) ITSM
15 17 (2.58%) Incident Management
16 16 (2.42%) High Availability
16 16 (2.42%) Operational Acceptance Testing
17 15 (2.27%) Application Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 185 (28.03%) PowerShell
2 107 (16.21%) SQL
3 73 (11.06%) VBScript
4 22 (3.33%) VB
5 8 (1.21%) T-SQL
6 5 (0.76%) C
7 4 (0.61%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.45%) Java
9 2 (0.30%) C#
9 2 (0.30%) Python
10 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 115 (17.42%) Security Cleared
2 93 (14.09%) SC Cleared
3 90 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 65 (9.85%) MCSE
5 42 (6.36%) Degree
6 33 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 30 (4.55%) MCP
8 26 (3.94%) Citrix Certification
9 24 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
10 20 (3.03%) MCDST
11 18 (2.73%) CCA
12 17 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (2.27%) MCSA
14 12 (1.82%) CCNA
14 12 (1.82%) DV Cleared
14 12 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 10 (1.52%) CCEE
16 8 (1.21%) CCEA
17 7 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
18 6 (0.91%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.45%) SLA
2 24 (3.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (2.12%) QA
4 4 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.45%) PMBOK
System Software
1 439 (66.52%) Active Directory
2 320 (48.48%) XenDesktop
3 207 (31.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 175 (26.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 120 (18.18%) XenServer
6 96 (14.55%) Hyper-V
7 74 (11.21%) vSphere
8 53 (8.03%) VMware ESX
9 41 (6.21%) Terminal Services
10 25 (3.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 19 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
12 13 (1.97%) BitLocker
12 13 (1.97%) Terminal Server
13 9 (1.36%) ISA Server
13 9 (1.36%) UAG
14 8 (1.21%) MetaFrame
14 8 (1.21%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.91%) Brightmail
16 4 (0.61%) DFS Replication
17 3 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 238 (36.06%) SCCM
2 70 (10.61%) SCOM
3 38 (5.76%) XenMobile
4 37 (5.61%) EdgeSight
5 23 (3.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 20 (3.03%) Backup Exec
7 18 (2.73%) WSUS
8 16 (2.42%) SCOrch
8 16 (2.42%) SCVMM
9 13 (1.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 12 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (1.67%) CFEngine
12 9 (1.36%) AppDNA
12 9 (1.36%) HP SIM
12 9 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 8 (1.21%) NetBackup
14 7 (1.06%) Cisco UCCX
14 7 (1.06%) IBM BigFix
14 7 (1.06%) Nagios
15 6 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 620 (93.94%) Citrix
2 381 (57.73%) VMware
3 339 (51.36%) Microsoft
4 148 (22.42%) HP
5 137 (20.76%) AppSense
6 82 (12.42%) Cisco
7 44 (6.67%) Symantec
8 43 (6.52%) NetApp
9 39 (5.91%) ThinPrint
10 31 (4.70%) Dell
11 29 (4.39%) Wyse
12 22 (3.33%) SAP
13 20 (3.03%) SafeCom
14 19 (2.88%) EMC
14 19 (2.88%) IBM
15 17 (2.58%) Oracle
16 16 (2.42%) Altiris
16 16 (2.42%) Remedy
17 14 (2.12%) Red Hat
18 13 (1.97%) Sophos
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