The table below looks at the statistics for XenApp skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited XenApp over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenApp
Rank 324 275 243
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -32
Contract jobs citing XenApp 380 485 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.85% 0.92%
As % of the System Software category 5.78% 8.09% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 306 316
Median daily rate £321 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.42% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.80% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 24 26
Median hourly rate £28.75 £22.83 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.93% +17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.10 £9.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £84.25 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.75 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+64.28% -12.50%

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
6572 5996 5612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.21% 10.50% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 3411 3046
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 593 666
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

XenApp
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing XenApp as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 July 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 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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 trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -61 339 £309 -11.71% 66
London -102 108 £400 +3.22% 22
North East +27 82 £235 +23.68%
Tyne and Wear +27 80 £235 +23.68%
Newcastle upon Tyne +22 80 £235 +23.68%
South East -30 58 £325 -7.14% 14
Scotland +19 28 £350 +7.69% 2
East of England +17 25 £375 +11.11% 6
North West -37 23 £375 +25.00% 7
City of London -4 21 £405 +8.00% 2
Edinburgh +13 20 £350 -20.00% 1
West Midlands -19 18 £265 -3.63% 5
Surrey -1 17 £331 -14.51% 3
South West +8 15 £300 +29.03% 1
Berkshire +1 11 £230 - 1
Manchester -17 11 £425 +37.09% 2
Hampshire -26 11 £325 -1.51% 4
Bedfordshire +3 9 £388 +29.16%
Luton +9 8 £388 -
Essex -2 7 £425 +6.25% 2
West Sussex -5 7 £423 +1.07% 2
Yorkshire -7 7 £263 -8.69% 9
Hertfordshire +15 6 £230 - 4
Reading +10 6 £235 - 1
Erskine - 6 £388 -
Bristol - 6 £300 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £388 -
Milton Keynes +12 5 £430 +7.43% 1
West Yorkshire +7 5 £275 +30.95% 5
Leeds +4 5 £275 +41.02% 5

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing XenApp also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for XenApp.

1 769 (95.65%) Citrix
2 650 (80.85%) Windows
3 546 (67.91%) Active Directory
4 449 (55.85%) VMware
5 440 (54.73%) Microsoft
6 400 (49.75%) Windows Server
7 392 (48.76%) XenDesktop
8 355 (44.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 282 (35.07%) SCCM
10 280 (34.83%) DHCP
11 262 (32.59%) DNS
12 243 (30.22%) ITIL
13 241 (29.98%) VMware Infrastructure
14 230 (28.61%) Windows Server 2012
15 225 (27.99%) PowerShell
16 202 (25.12%) Microsoft App-V
17 196 (24.38%) HP
18 193 (24.00%) MS Exchange
19 190 (23.63%) AppSense
20 176 (21.89%) Security Cleared
21 172 (21.39%) Windows 7
22 168 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
23 165 (20.52%) SQL Server
24 162 (20.15%) XenServer
25 146 (18.16%) SC Cleared
26 145 (18.03%) SQL
27 143 (17.79%) NetScaler
28 141 (17.54%) SAN
29 133 (16.54%) Finance
30 126 (15.67%) Hyper-V

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 193 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 117 (14.55%) Skype for Business
3 109 (13.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 59 (7.34%) SharePoint
5 53 (6.59%) IIS
6 44 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 32 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
9 15 (1.87%) OpenStack
10 14 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 8 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.50%) Apache
12 4 (0.50%) nginx
13 3 (0.37%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.25%) Confluence
15 1 (0.12%) JBoss
15 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 103 (12.81%) MS Excel
2 97 (12.06%) MS Office
3 8 (1.00%) MS Project
4 5 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.50%) assyst
2 4 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 76 (9.45%) Office 365
2 30 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.74%) PaaS
5 10 (1.24%) IaaS
6 9 (1.12%) SaaS
7 5 (0.62%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.62%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.50%) CloudFront
8 4 (0.50%) Yammer
9 3 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.37%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.25%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.12%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.12%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 280 (34.83%) DHCP
2 262 (32.59%) DNS
3 143 (17.79%) NetScaler
4 141 (17.54%) SAN
5 79 (9.83%) WAN
6 74 (9.20%) LAN
7 71 (8.83%) Firewall
8 55 (6.84%) TCP/IP
9 31 (3.86%) VLAN
10 29 (3.61%) Wi-Fi
11 25 (3.11%) VPN
12 22 (2.74%) 3G
12 22 (2.74%) SMS
13 21 (2.61%) Internet
13 21 (2.61%) iSCSI
14 19 (2.36%) MPLS
14 19 (2.36%) VoIP
15 17 (2.11%) Skype
16 15 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
17 12 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (20.52%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
3 16 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (0.75%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.62%) MySQL
7 4 (0.50%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.50%) Informix
7 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (0.50%) SQLPlus
8 3 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (0.37%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.25%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.25%) HDInsight
9 2 (0.25%) Power BI
9 2 (0.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 32 (3.98%) MSI
2 2 (0.25%) Fiddler
2 2 (0.25%) JIRA
3 1 (0.12%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.12%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 133 (16.54%) Finance
2 33 (4.10%) Banking
3 20 (2.49%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.24%) Law
4 18 (2.24%) Legal
4 18 (2.24%) Publishing
5 14 (1.74%) Back Office
6 8 (1.00%) Advertising
7 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.75%) Local Government
9 5 (0.62%) Retail
10 4 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.37%) Games
11 3 (0.37%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.37%) Marketing
12 2 (0.25%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.25%) Billing
12 2 (0.25%) German Language
12 2 (0.25%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 136 (16.92%) Citrix Engineer
2 119 (14.80%) Support Engineer
3 106 (13.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 81 (10.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 79 (9.83%) Analyst
6 75 (9.33%) 3rd Line Support
7 59 (7.34%) Architect
8 55 (6.84%) Server Engineer
9 53 (6.59%) Windows Engineer
10 51 (6.34%) Consultant
11 50 (6.22%) Desktop Support
12 48 (5.97%) Citrix Support
13 47 (5.85%) VMware Engineer
14 44 (5.47%) Desktop Engineer
15 38 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support
15 38 (4.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 38 (4.73%) Virtualisation Engineer
16 35 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
17 34 (4.23%) Citrix Consultant
17 34 (4.23%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (0.87%) .NET
1 7 (0.87%) HTML
1 7 (0.87%) Web Services
2 3 (0.37%) HTML5
2 3 (0.37%) LAMP
2 3 (0.37%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (0.37%) Middleware
2 3 (0.37%) SAML
2 3 (0.37%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.12%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 85 (10.57%) Data Centre
2 78 (9.70%) Computer Science
3 55 (6.84%) Fat Client
3 55 (6.84%) Thin Client
4 42 (5.22%) Management Information System
5 39 (4.85%) Clustering
6 24 (2.99%) Blackberry
6 24 (2.99%) Replication
7 21 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (1.24%) Client/Server
8 10 (1.24%) Device Driver
8 10 (1.24%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.24%) Smartphone
9 8 (1.00%) Mainframe
9 8 (1.00%) Virtual Team
10 6 (0.75%) PKI
10 6 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.62%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.50%) BYOD
12 4 (0.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 650 (80.85%) Windows
2 400 (49.75%) Windows Server
3 355 (44.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 230 (28.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 172 (21.39%) Windows 7
6 168 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 64 (7.96%) Linux
8 52 (6.47%) Windows 8
9 51 (6.34%) Windows 10
10 34 (4.23%) Windows XP
11 25 (3.11%) Unix
12 14 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.37%) Android
14 10 (1.24%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.24%) Solaris
14 10 (1.24%) Windows Phone
15 9 (1.12%) Apple iOS
16 8 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.62%) VMS
18 4 (0.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (30.22%) ITIL
2 86 (10.70%) Software Delivery
3 82 (10.20%) Project Management
4 66 (8.21%) Migration
5 53 (6.59%) Service Delivery
6 50 (6.22%) Business Continuity
7 39 (4.85%) Application Packaging
8 37 (4.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 37 (4.60%) Infrastructure Management
9 35 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
10 28 (3.48%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 25 (3.11%) Analytics
12 24 (2.99%) Change Management
12 24 (2.99%) Problem Management
12 24 (2.99%) Software Distribution
13 21 (2.61%) PRINCE2
14 20 (2.49%) Service Management
15 18 (2.24%) Server Virtualisation
15 18 (2.24%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (2.11%) Application Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 225 (27.99%) PowerShell
2 145 (18.03%) SQL
3 94 (11.69%) VBScript
4 33 (4.10%) VB
5 28 (3.48%) T-SQL
6 12 (1.49%) Python
7 10 (1.24%) Shell Script
8 9 (1.12%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.12%) Java
9 8 (1.00%) C
10 4 (0.50%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.12%) C#
11 1 (0.12%) PHP
11 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 176 (21.89%) Security Cleared
2 146 (18.16%) SC Cleared
3 112 (13.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 77 (9.58%) Degree
4 77 (9.58%) MCSE
5 49 (6.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 42 (5.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 34 (4.23%) Citrix Certification
8 31 (3.86%) CCA
9 27 (3.36%) MCP
10 20 (2.49%) MCSA
11 17 (2.11%) DV Cleared
12 15 (1.87%) MCDST
13 13 (1.62%) MCITP
14 10 (1.24%) CCNA
14 10 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (0.75%) CCNP
16 6 (0.75%) DBS Check
17 5 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 41 (5.10%) SLA
3 12 (1.49%) QA
4 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.50%) PMBOK
System Software
1 546 (67.91%) Active Directory
2 392 (48.76%) XenDesktop
3 241 (29.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 202 (25.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 162 (20.15%) XenServer
6 126 (15.67%) Hyper-V
7 85 (10.57%) vSphere
8 78 (9.70%) VMware ESX
9 51 (6.34%) Terminal Services
10 33 (4.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 30 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
12 17 (2.11%) VMware Server
13 15 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
14 14 (1.74%) BitLocker
15 13 (1.62%) UAG
16 12 (1.49%) DFS Replication
16 12 (1.49%) Xen
17 11 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
18 6 (0.75%) ISA Server
18 6 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 282 (35.07%) SCCM
2 85 (10.57%) SCOM
3 57 (7.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 50 (6.22%) XenMobile
5 49 (6.09%) EdgeSight
6 40 (4.98%) SafeCom
7 24 (2.99%) WSUS
8 22 (2.74%) SCVMM
9 21 (2.61%) Backup Exec
9 21 (2.61%) Microsoft Clustering
10 18 (2.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 14 (1.74%) HP SIM
12 13 (1.62%) SCOrch
12 13 (1.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 12 (1.49%) NetBackup
13 12 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (1.37%) IBM BigFix
14 11 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 10 (1.24%) Cisco UCCX
16 9 (1.12%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 769 (95.65%) Citrix
2 449 (55.85%) VMware
3 440 (54.73%) Microsoft
4 196 (24.38%) HP
5 190 (23.63%) AppSense
6 95 (11.82%) Cisco
7 63 (7.84%) NetApp
7 63 (7.84%) ThinPrint
8 62 (7.71%) Symantec
9 49 (6.09%) Dell
10 42 (5.22%) SAP
11 29 (3.61%) EMC
11 29 (3.61%) Oracle
12 28 (3.48%) Wyse
13 27 (3.36%) Apple
14 23 (2.86%) Sophos
15 20 (2.49%) IBM
16 15 (1.87%) Red Hat
17 14 (1.74%) SolarWinds
18 13 (1.62%) Dell Compellent
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