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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 237 180 179
Rank change year-on-year
-57 -1
Contract jobs citing XenApp 486 626 665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 1.17% 1.13%
As % of the System Software category 9.15% 12.16% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 383 365
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£320 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 28 38
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £20.54
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +33.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.34 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £32.50 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-23.33% +42.85%

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
5310 5148 4907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 9.65% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2979 2655 2375
Average daily rate £325 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 616 589 602
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -50 458 £319 -1.92% 110
London -35 218 £375 +15.38% 34
South East -18 82 £325 -7.14% 31
City of London +24 79 £350 - 12
North West -17 53 £300 - 11
West Midlands +3 36 £301 +12.54% 9
Lancashire -5 30 £300 - 2
South West -28 26 £280 -42.08% 6
Berkshire +16 19 £290 -24.67% 4
Worcester - 18 £315 - 1
Worcestershire - 18 £315 - 1
Yorkshire +10 16 £328 +37.89% 7
Scotland -19 16 £319 -15.00%
Hampshire -3 15 £325 -4.41% 4
Surrey -9 15 £300 -11.11% 11
Reading +16 13 £289 -25.00% 1
Kent -6 13 £400 +10.34% 1
Manchester -9 12 £320 -1.53% 5
Essex -19 12 £340 -2.85%
East of England -64 12 £340 - 6
East Midlands -13 10 £298 +8.18% 4
West Yorkshire +9 8 £248 +23.75% 4
Gloucestershire -15 8 £300 -35.76%
Leicestershire +10 7 - - 3
Birmingham -7 7 £301 +23.28% 5
Buckinghamshire -17 7 £325 +1.56% 6
Leicester +10 6 - - 2
Leeds +5 6 £248 +23.75% 1
South Yorkshire +3 6 £335 +16.52%
Cheshire -12 6 £270 -1.81% 3

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 922 (97.36%) Citrix
2 776 (81.94%) Windows
3 536 (56.60%) VMware
4 523 (55.23%) Active Directory
5 458 (48.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 430 (45.41%) Microsoft
7 298 (31.47%) XenDesktop
8 292 (30.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 281 (29.67%) MS Exchange
10 274 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 252 (26.61%) Windows 7
12 227 (23.97%) SCCM
13 186 (19.64%) DNS
14 183 (19.32%) Microsoft App-V
15 169 (17.85%) vSphere
16 164 (17.32%) Exchange Server 2010
17 161 (17.00%) Windows Server 2012
18 151 (15.95%) SAN
19 148 (15.63%) HP
19 148 (15.63%) XenServer
20 143 (15.10%) DHCP
21 132 (13.94%) ITIL
22 126 (13.31%) NetScaler
23 120 (12.67%) Cisco
24 116 (12.25%) Windows XP
25 109 (11.51%) Finance
25 109 (11.51%) AppSense
26 108 (11.40%) Security Cleared
26 108 (11.40%) Microsoft Certification
27 100 (10.56%) Migration

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 281 (29.67%) MS Exchange
2 164 (17.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 89 (9.40%) Exchange Server 2007
4 83 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 70 (7.39%) SharePoint
6 51 (5.39%) Lync
7 38 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 38 (4.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 29 (3.06%) IIS
9 13 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
9 13 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 9 (0.95%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.74%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2000
12 6 (0.63%) CloudStack
13 5 (0.53%) Tomcat
14 3 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.32%) Site Server
15 2 (0.21%) Documentum
15 2 (0.21%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 99 (10.45%) MS Office
2 69 (7.29%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.53%) MS Project
4 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.95%) assyst
2 6 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.21%) ReMetrica
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (3.70%) Office 365
2 12 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.21%) PaaS
4 2 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 186 (19.64%) DNS
2 151 (15.95%) SAN
3 143 (15.10%) DHCP
4 126 (13.31%) NetScaler
5 91 (9.61%) Firewall
6 87 (9.19%) WAN
7 84 (8.87%) LAN
8 60 (6.34%) TCP/IP
9 37 (3.91%) VPN
10 36 (3.80%) VLAN
11 33 (3.48%) NAS
12 32 (3.38%) Wireless
13 22 (2.32%) SMS
14 20 (2.11%) VoIP
14 20 (2.11%) MPLS
15 12 (1.27%) iSCSI
16 11 (1.16%) Network Security
16 11 (1.16%) Fibre Channel
16 11 (1.16%) DSL
17 10 (1.06%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (8.66%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (0.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.53%) MySQL
6 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.32%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.21%) MS Access
7 2 (0.21%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.21%) DataStage
7 2 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.11%) EDMS
8 1 (0.11%) DB2
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.11%) Big Data
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 51 (5.39%) MSI
2 17 (1.80%) InstallShield
3 14 (1.48%) AdminStudio
4 7 (0.74%) Wise Package Studio
5 6 (0.63%) ClearCase
General
1 109 (11.51%) Finance
2 70 (7.39%) Banking
3 20 (2.11%) Publishing
4 17 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.69%) Advertising
6 12 (1.27%) Local Government
6 12 (1.27%) Law
7 9 (0.95%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.63%) Back Office
8 6 (0.63%) Marketing
9 5 (0.53%) French Language
9 5 (0.53%) Legal
10 4 (0.42%) Retail
10 4 (0.42%) German Language
11 3 (0.32%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.32%) Front Office
12 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.21%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.21%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 118 (12.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 104 (10.98%) Analyst
3 100 (10.56%) Citrix Engineer
4 82 (8.66%) Consultant
5 76 (8.03%) Support Engineer
6 73 (7.71%) Architect
7 66 (6.97%) Administrator
8 57 (6.02%) Support Analyst
9 55 (5.81%) 3rd Line Support
10 50 (5.28%) Wintel Engineer
11 47 (4.96%) Applications Packager
12 41 (4.33%) Citrix Consultant
13 34 (3.59%) Systems Engineer
13 34 (3.59%) Systems Administrator
14 31 (3.27%) Desktop Engineer
15 29 (3.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 27 (2.85%) Infrastructure Architect
16 27 (2.85%) Citrix Support
16 27 (2.85%) Citrix Administrator
17 26 (2.75%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (4.86%) Application Packaging
2 19 (2.01%) Web Services
3 7 (0.74%) Middleware
4 6 (0.63%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.42%) ODBC
6 3 (0.32%) .NET
7 2 (0.21%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.21%) COM
7 2 (0.21%) LAMP
8 1 (0.11%) JSP
8 1 (0.11%) WAMP
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (7.50%) Blackberry
2 57 (6.02%) Thin Client
2 57 (6.02%) Fat Client
3 44 (4.65%) Clustering
4 19 (2.01%) Replication
5 16 (1.69%) PDA
6 15 (1.58%) PKI
7 12 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 11 (1.16%) iPad
9 10 (1.06%) EqualLogic
9 10 (1.06%) Management Information System
10 9 (0.95%) CMDB
11 5 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.53%) Celerra
11 5 (0.53%) CLARiiON
12 4 (0.42%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.42%) SecurID
12 4 (0.42%) iPhone
12 4 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.32%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 776 (81.94%) Windows
2 458 (48.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 292 (30.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 252 (26.61%) Windows 7
5 161 (17.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 116 (12.25%) Windows XP
7 49 (5.17%) Linux
8 35 (3.70%) Windows 8
9 21 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (2.01%) UNIX
11 11 (1.16%) Windows 2000
12 10 (1.06%) Mac OS X
13 9 (0.95%) Solaris
13 9 (0.95%) Windows Vista
14 6 (0.63%) AIX
15 4 (0.42%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.32%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.21%) Android
17 2 (0.21%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (13.94%) ITIL
2 100 (10.56%) Migration
3 36 (3.80%) Incident Management
4 34 (3.59%) Service Management
5 30 (3.17%) ITSM
6 27 (2.85%) Change Management
7 24 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (2.53%) Problem Management
8 22 (2.32%) Project Management
9 21 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
10 19 (2.01%) Service Delivery
11 15 (1.58%) Configuration Management
11 15 (1.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (1.37%) Performance Management
12 13 (1.37%) BCP
12 13 (1.37%) Performance Monitoring
13 11 (1.16%) PRINCE2
13 11 (1.16%) Identity Management
14 10 (1.06%) Business Continuity
15 9 (0.95%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 96 (10.14%) SQL
2 91 (9.61%) PowerShell
3 43 (4.54%) VBScript
4 28 (2.96%) VB
5 22 (2.32%) C
6 9 (0.95%) Java
7 7 (0.74%) C#
8 5 (0.53%) Perl
8 5 (0.53%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.32%) VBA
10 2 (0.21%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.21%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.21%) ABAP
11 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.11%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 108 (11.40%) Microsoft Certification
1 108 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 95 (10.03%) SC Cleared
3 83 (8.76%) Citrix Certification
4 62 (6.55%) MCSE
5 53 (5.60%) CCA
6 38 (4.01%) MCITP
7 37 (3.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 35 (3.70%) CCEA
9 32 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (3.06%) MCP
10 29 (3.06%) CCNA
11 26 (2.75%) CCEE
12 19 (2.01%) DV Cleared
13 18 (1.90%) MCSA
14 10 (1.06%) Degree
15 9 (0.95%) CCNP
16 8 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (0.63%) MCTS
18 5 (0.53%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.38%) SLA
2 7 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (0.74%) QA
3 3 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 523 (55.23%) Active Directory
2 298 (31.47%) XenDesktop
3 274 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 183 (19.32%) Microsoft App-V
5 169 (17.85%) vSphere
6 148 (15.63%) XenServer
7 95 (10.03%) Hyper-V
8 93 (9.82%) VMware ESX
9 66 (6.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 46 (4.86%) VMware ESXi
11 42 (4.44%) Terminal Services
12 19 (2.01%) Xen
13 18 (1.90%) VMware Server
14 13 (1.37%) MetaFrame
15 11 (1.16%) ISA Server
15 11 (1.16%) UAG
16 10 (1.06%) NLBS
17 8 (0.84%) NFS
18 5 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
18 5 (0.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 227 (23.97%) SCCM
2 61 (6.44%) Backup Exec
3 52 (5.49%) SCOM
4 20 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
5 17 (1.80%) NetBackup
6 14 (1.48%) WSUS
7 13 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
8 12 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 11 (1.16%) ARCserve
9 11 (1.16%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 10 (1.06%) XenMobile
10 10 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 10 (1.06%) HP SIM
11 9 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 7 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 7 (0.74%) BMC PATROL
12 7 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 5 (0.53%) Tivoli
13 5 (0.53%) Control-M
13 5 (0.53%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 922 (97.36%) Citrix
2 536 (56.60%) VMware
3 430 (45.41%) Microsoft
4 148 (15.63%) HP
5 120 (12.67%) Cisco
6 109 (11.51%) AppSense
7 71 (7.50%) Symantec
8 67 (7.07%) NetApp
9 62 (6.55%) EMC
10 56 (5.91%) Dell
11 42 (4.44%) IBM
12 37 (3.91%) Apple
13 36 (3.80%) Wyse
14 33 (3.48%) Oracle
15 31 (3.27%) Juniper
15 31 (3.27%) CheckPoint
16 22 (2.32%) Altiris
17 21 (2.22%) Meru Networks
18 20 (2.11%) Remedy
19 18 (1.90%) Compaq
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