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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Citrix XenApp
Rank 283 192 191
Rank change year-on-year
-91 -1
Contract jobs citing XenApp 377 559 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 1.08% 1.04%
As % of the System Software category 7.03% 10.63% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 338 300
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £283 £350
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -19.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 52
Average hourly rate £23.00 £31.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% +42.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £44.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £31.56 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.98% +57.77%

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
5362 5261 4582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.72% 10.19% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2967 2698 2141
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 659 631 773
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -95 358 £350 - 123
London -69 179 £365 -2.66% 54
South East -27 56 £394 +31.25% 25
City of London -22 53 £350 -6.80% 15
North West -34 30 £288 +8.49% 8
South West -25 28 £325 +27.25% 8
East of England -19 22 £275 +4.76% 7
West Midlands -2 21 £225 -18.18% 14
Berkshire +9 17 £473 +89.00% 1
Manchester -6 12 £388 +29.16% 4
Gloucestershire -15 12 £325 +8.25% 1
Surrey -5 11 £350 +3.70% 4
Essex -3 10 £288 -23.33%
Hampshire -19 10 £250 -16.66% 7
Lancashire - 10 £275 - 1
Scotland -3 9 £320 -1.53% 2
Reading +21 8 £400 +14.28%
Kent -10 8 £450 +28.57% 4
East Midlands +2 7 £419 +52.27% 2
Cambridgeshire -6 7 £325 +23.80% 1
Yorkshire -15 7 £344 -7.09% 3
Cheshire -17 7 £349 +29.16% 3
Worcestershire -1 6 £225 -18.18% 1
Southampton - 6 £225 - 1
West Sussex -2 5 £425 +119.35% 1
Birmingham -3 5 £356 +58.33% 3
Swindon -7 5 £375 -25.00% 1
Wiltshire -14 5 £375 -25.00% 3
Crawley - 5 £425 - 1
South Wales -21 4 £363 +9.84%

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 824 (95.48%) Citrix
2 709 (82.16%) Windows
3 529 (61.30%) VMware
4 494 (57.24%) Active Directory
5 414 (47.97%) Microsoft
6 407 (47.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 318 (36.85%) XenDesktop
8 293 (33.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 271 (31.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 239 (27.69%) MS Exchange
11 222 (25.72%) Windows 7
12 210 (24.33%) SCCM
13 181 (20.97%) vSphere
14 176 (20.39%) DNS
15 172 (19.93%) Windows Server 2012
16 165 (19.12%) SAN
17 146 (16.92%) HP
18 144 (16.69%) NetScaler
19 143 (16.57%) Microsoft App-V
20 135 (15.64%) Finance
21 132 (15.30%) DHCP
22 126 (14.60%) Exchange Server 2010
23 124 (14.37%) Hyper-V
24 114 (13.21%) ITIL
25 111 (12.86%) XenServer
26 109 (12.63%) MS Office
26 109 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
27 107 (12.40%) AppSense
28 105 (12.17%) Cisco
29 99 (11.47%) Windows XP

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 239 (27.69%) MS Exchange
2 126 (14.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 68 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 68 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 63 (7.30%) SharePoint
5 51 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 44 (5.10%) Lync
7 41 (4.75%) IIS
8 37 (4.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.93%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.46%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2000
13 3 (0.35%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.35%) Apache
14 2 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.23%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.12%) CMS
Applications
1 109 (12.63%) MS Office
2 79 (9.15%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.46%) MS Project
4 2 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.23%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.23%) Maximo
2 2 (0.23%) assyst
2 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.01%) Office 365
2 14 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.35%) IBM SmartCloud
4 3 (0.35%) IaaS
5 2 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 176 (20.39%) DNS
2 165 (19.12%) SAN
3 144 (16.69%) NetScaler
4 132 (15.30%) DHCP
5 84 (9.73%) WAN
6 81 (9.39%) Firewall
7 79 (9.15%) TCP/IP
8 75 (8.69%) LAN
9 32 (3.71%) VPN
10 29 (3.36%) NAS
11 25 (2.90%) Wireless
12 23 (2.67%) MPLS
13 22 (2.55%) VLAN
14 20 (2.32%) Internet
15 17 (1.97%) Network Security
16 16 (1.85%) VoIP
17 13 (1.51%) iSCSI
17 13 (1.51%) SMS
18 12 (1.39%) Fibre Channel
18 12 (1.39%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (0.81%) MySQL
4 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (0.46%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.35%) DB2
6 3 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.23%) Data Mining
7 2 (0.23%) MS Access
8 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.12%) EDMS
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.12%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 49 (5.68%) MSI
2 15 (1.74%) AdminStudio
3 7 (0.81%) InstallShield
4 2 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.12%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
General
1 135 (15.64%) Finance
2 49 (5.68%) Banking
3 14 (1.62%) Back Office
3 14 (1.62%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.39%) Advertising
4 12 (1.39%) Publishing
4 12 (1.39%) Law
5 8 (0.93%) Investment Banking
6 7 (0.81%) Legal
7 6 (0.70%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.70%) Retail
8 5 (0.58%) Local Government
9 4 (0.46%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.46%) German Language
10 2 (0.23%) Front Office
10 2 (0.23%) Automotive
10 2 (0.23%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.23%) Marketing
10 2 (0.23%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.23%) French Language
Job Titles
1 131 (15.18%) Analyst
2 129 (14.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 94 (10.89%) Consultant
4 88 (10.20%) Citrix Engineer
5 69 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 68 (7.88%) Support Analyst
7 63 (7.30%) Support Engineer
8 58 (6.72%) Administrator
9 55 (6.37%) Citrix Consultant
10 48 (5.56%) Architect
11 39 (4.52%) Systems Administrator
12 34 (3.94%) Desktop Support
13 33 (3.82%) Desktop Engineer
14 31 (3.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 30 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
15 30 (3.48%) Wintel Engineer
16 28 (3.24%) Systems Engineer
17 27 (3.13%) Server Engineer
18 24 (2.78%) Applications Packager
19 23 (2.67%) Citrix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (6.37%) Application Packaging
2 12 (1.39%) Web Services
2 12 (1.39%) Middleware
3 5 (0.58%) Software Packaging
4 4 (0.46%) HTML
4 4 (0.46%) ODBC
5 3 (0.35%) LAMP
5 3 (0.35%) COM
5 3 (0.35%) .NET
6 1 (0.12%) HTML5
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.12%) Django
6 1 (0.12%) JSON
6 1 (0.12%) Ajax
6 1 (0.12%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.12%) CSS
6 1 (0.12%) REST
6 1 (0.12%) CSS3
6 1 (0.12%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 63 (7.30%) Blackberry
1 63 (7.30%) Clustering
2 54 (6.26%) Fat Client
2 54 (6.26%) Thin Client
3 33 (3.82%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (2.78%) Replication
5 11 (1.27%) PKI
6 10 (1.16%) PDA
7 9 (1.04%) Client/Server
7 9 (1.04%) iPad
8 6 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.58%) SecurID
9 5 (0.58%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.46%) IBM XIV
10 4 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (0.46%) iPhone
11 3 (0.35%) EqualLogic
11 3 (0.35%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 709 (82.16%) Windows
2 407 (47.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 271 (31.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 222 (25.72%) Windows 7
5 172 (19.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 99 (11.47%) Windows XP
7 54 (6.26%) Linux
8 39 (4.52%) Windows 8
9 28 (3.24%) UNIX
10 21 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (2.09%) Windows 2000
12 10 (1.16%) Solaris
13 9 (1.04%) CentOS
13 9 (1.04%) Windows Vista
13 9 (1.04%) AIX
14 6 (0.70%) Apple iOS
15 5 (0.58%) Android
15 5 (0.58%) VMS
16 3 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (13.21%) ITIL
2 91 (10.54%) Migration
3 33 (3.82%) Incident Management
4 32 (3.71%) Problem Management
5 26 (3.01%) Project Management
6 24 (2.78%) ITSM
6 24 (2.78%) Service Management
7 22 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (2.43%) Change Management
9 17 (1.97%) Root Cause Analysis
10 16 (1.85%) Service Delivery
11 15 (1.74%) Time Management
12 14 (1.62%) Performance Management
13 12 (1.39%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (1.39%) Business Continuity
13 12 (1.39%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (1.27%) Load Balancing
14 11 (1.27%) TOGAF
14 11 (1.27%) Configuration Management
14 11 (1.27%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 95 (11.01%) PowerShell
2 92 (10.66%) SQL
3 47 (5.45%) VBScript
4 29 (3.36%) VB
5 11 (1.27%) C
5 11 (1.27%) C#
6 4 (0.46%) Java
7 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.23%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.12%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.12%) Ruby
9 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 109 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (9.15%) Citrix Certification
2 79 (9.15%) Security Cleared
3 70 (8.11%) MCSE
4 58 (6.72%) SC Cleared
5 57 (6.60%) CCA
6 39 (4.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 38 (4.40%) MCITP
8 25 (2.90%) CCEE
8 25 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (2.90%) CCEA
9 24 (2.78%) MCP
10 23 (2.67%) CCNA
11 18 (2.09%) MCTS
12 16 (1.85%) DV Cleared
13 15 (1.74%) MCSA
14 13 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (1.39%) CCAA
16 9 (1.04%) CCIA
17 8 (0.93%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.48%) SLA
2 6 (0.70%) QA
3 5 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 494 (57.24%) Active Directory
2 318 (36.85%) XenDesktop
3 293 (33.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 181 (20.97%) vSphere
5 143 (16.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 124 (14.37%) Hyper-V
7 111 (12.86%) XenServer
8 90 (10.43%) VMware ESX
9 64 (7.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 44 (5.10%) VMware ESXi
11 37 (4.29%) Terminal Services
12 29 (3.36%) Xen
13 18 (2.09%) MetaFrame
14 17 (1.97%) VMware Server
15 15 (1.74%) UAG
16 13 (1.51%) NFS
17 9 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 9 (1.04%) NLBS
18 7 (0.81%) ISA Server
19 5 (0.58%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 210 (24.33%) SCCM
2 68 (7.88%) SCOM
3 45 (5.21%) Backup Exec
4 33 (3.82%) EdgeSight
5 32 (3.71%) HP SIM
6 23 (2.67%) WSUS
7 17 (1.97%) NetBackup
7 17 (1.97%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 16 (1.85%) XenMobile
9 12 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 12 (1.39%) BMC PATROL
10 11 (1.27%) MAILsweeper
10 11 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 11 (1.27%) Tivoli
11 10 (1.16%) MIMEsweeper
11 10 (1.16%) SCVMM
12 9 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
13 8 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 8 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
14 7 (0.81%) Control-M
Vendors
1 824 (95.48%) Citrix
2 529 (61.30%) VMware
3 414 (47.97%) Microsoft
4 146 (16.92%) HP
5 107 (12.40%) AppSense
6 105 (12.17%) Cisco
7 86 (9.97%) NetApp
8 58 (6.72%) IBM
9 53 (6.14%) Symantec
10 42 (4.87%) EMC
11 38 (4.40%) Dell
12 36 (4.17%) Wyse
13 33 (3.82%) Veeam
14 28 (3.24%) Juniper
14 28 (3.24%) Altiris
15 26 (3.01%) CheckPoint
16 25 (2.90%) Oracle
17 23 (2.67%) Apple
18 21 (2.43%) Red Hat
18 21 (2.43%) 3PAR
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