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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Citrix XenApp
Rank 277 237 197
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -40
Contract jobs citing XenApp 396 482 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.87% 1.07%
As % of the System Software category 7.39% 9.22% 11.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 294 295
Average daily rate
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£390 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £486 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £301 £344
% change year-on-year
+16.18% -12.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 25
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.33 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.21% +1.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.89 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.20 £44.25 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +36.98%

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
5359 5226 4517
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.62% 9.46% 9.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2979 2681 2160
Average daily rate £355 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £165 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.93% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 598 639
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 -43 378 £388 +10.16% 119
London -37 166 £425 +10.80% 36
South East -21 65 £381 +17.30% 18
North West -13 59 £400 +49.53% 14
City of London -13 44 £375 -1.96% 9
East of England +14 29 £388 +14.81% 17
West Midlands -8 28 £281 -7.78% 17
Manchester +2 22 £363 -9.37% 8
Hampshire -12 22 £325 +7.43% 7
Cheshire -10 21 £713 +163.88% 3
Berkshire +1 18 £450 +23.28% 5
Warrington 0 17 £725 +504.16%
South West -1 13 £280 -14.50% 5
Hertfordshire +11 12 £488 +116.66% 8
East Midlands +8 10 £300 +22.44% 6
Birmingham +6 10 £278 +30.58% 7
Surrey -16 10 £250 -33.33% 2
Essex +3 8 £413 +7.14% 3
Scotland -1 7 £425 -4.27% 2
Lancashire -7 7 £310 +19.39% 1
Blackpool -9 7 £310 +18.82%
Liverpool - 7 £250 - 1
Merseyside - 7 £250 - 2
Croydon -1 6 £438 -7.89%
Yorkshire -19 6 £550 +76.00% 5
Havant - 6 £425 -
Bristol +9 5 £290 -35.55% 2
West Yorkshire -10 5 £550 +197.29% 5
Nottinghamshire - 5 £325 - 1
Leicestershire +8 4 £300 +25.00% 1

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 682 (94.07%) Citrix
2 566 (78.07%) Windows
3 453 (62.48%) VMware
4 399 (55.03%) Active Directory
5 347 (47.86%) Microsoft
6 291 (40.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 286 (39.45%) XenDesktop
8 271 (37.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 208 (28.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 184 (25.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 166 (22.90%) MS Exchange
12 164 (22.62%) Windows 7
13 159 (21.93%) SCCM
14 158 (21.79%) vSphere
15 144 (19.86%) DNS
16 133 (18.34%) SAN
17 131 (18.07%) ITIL
17 131 (18.07%) Microsoft App-V
18 127 (17.52%) NetScaler
19 121 (16.69%) Finance
20 120 (16.55%) AppSense
21 118 (16.28%) Cisco
22 117 (16.14%) Hyper-V
23 116 (16.00%) PowerShell
24 115 (15.86%) Security Cleared
25 113 (15.59%) DHCP
26 111 (15.31%) HP
27 103 (14.21%) Migration
28 97 (13.38%) Microsoft Certification
28 97 (13.38%) Exchange Server 2010

XenApp
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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
1 166 (22.90%) MS Exchange
2 97 (13.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (6.76%) SharePoint
4 45 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 45 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 41 (5.66%) IIS
5 41 (5.66%) Lync
6 38 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (3.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 19 (2.62%) OpenStack
9 11 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 8 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2000
10 8 (1.10%) Apache
10 8 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.55%) IBM Notes
11 4 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
12 3 (0.41%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.28%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.28%) JBoss
Applications
1 81 (11.17%) MS Excel
2 77 (10.62%) MS Office
3 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.28%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.72%) Office 365
2 10 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.41%) IaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.14%) PaaS
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 144 (19.86%) DNS
2 133 (18.34%) SAN
3 127 (17.52%) NetScaler
4 113 (15.59%) DHCP
5 81 (11.17%) Firewall
6 76 (10.48%) WAN
7 67 (9.24%) TCP/IP
7 67 (9.24%) LAN
8 53 (7.31%) VPN
9 42 (5.79%) NAS
10 24 (3.31%) Internet
10 24 (3.31%) MPLS
11 17 (2.34%) Cisco ASA
11 17 (2.34%) Fibre Channel
12 16 (2.21%) VLAN
13 15 (2.07%) iSCSI
14 14 (1.93%) Network Security
14 14 (1.93%) VoIP
15 11 (1.52%) Wireless
15 11 (1.52%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (1.66%) Oracle Database
3 12 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.24%) MySQL
5 6 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.41%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.28%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.28%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.14%) DB2
8 1 (0.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 35 (4.83%) MSI
2 8 (1.10%) AdminStudio
3 5 (0.69%) Fiddler
4 4 (0.55%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.41%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.41%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.14%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.14%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 121 (16.69%) Finance
2 30 (4.14%) Banking
3 12 (1.66%) Investment Banking
3 12 (1.66%) Publishing
4 8 (1.10%) Back Office
4 8 (1.10%) Legal
4 8 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 7 (0.97%) Manufacturing
5 7 (0.97%) Telecoms
5 7 (0.97%) Law
6 6 (0.83%) Advertising
7 4 (0.55%) Marketing
8 3 (0.41%) Retail
9 2 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.14%) Electronics
10 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 119 (16.41%) Analyst
2 82 (11.31%) Citrix Engineer
3 76 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 72 (9.93%) Consultant
5 63 (8.69%) Architect
6 53 (7.31%) 3rd Line Support
7 52 (7.17%) Support Engineer
8 49 (6.76%) Support Analyst
9 36 (4.97%) Citrix Consultant
9 36 (4.97%) Administrator
10 35 (4.83%) Desktop Support
11 33 (4.55%) Wintel Engineer
12 32 (4.41%) Desktop Engineer
13 31 (4.28%) Infrastructure Architect
13 31 (4.28%) 2nd Line Support
14 30 (4.14%) Server Engineer
15 29 (4.00%) Citrix Analyst
16 27 (3.72%) Citrix Specialist
17 26 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 24 (3.31%) Applications Packager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (6.62%) Application Packaging
2 25 (3.45%) Middleware
3 12 (1.66%) .NET
4 7 (0.97%) Web Services
5 5 (0.69%) Software Packaging
6 3 (0.41%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.28%) HTML5
7 2 (0.28%) Django
7 2 (0.28%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (0.28%) Ajax
7 2 (0.28%) JSON
7 2 (0.28%) HTML
7 2 (0.28%) CSS
7 2 (0.28%) Play Framework
7 2 (0.28%) REST
7 2 (0.28%) CSS3
8 1 (0.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.17%) Clustering
2 41 (5.66%) Blackberry
3 34 (4.69%) Replication
4 32 (4.41%) Fat Client
4 32 (4.41%) Thin Client
5 21 (2.90%) PKI
5 21 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (2.07%) Management Information System
7 14 (1.93%) FlexPod
8 12 (1.66%) iPad
8 12 (1.66%) iPhone
8 12 (1.66%) User Experience
9 8 (1.10%) Celerra
10 6 (0.83%) Smartphone
11 5 (0.69%) BYOD
11 5 (0.69%) PDA
11 5 (0.69%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.55%) Open Source
12 4 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.41%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 566 (78.07%) Windows
2 291 (40.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 208 (28.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 184 (25.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 164 (22.62%) Windows 7
6 55 (7.59%) Linux
7 44 (6.07%) Windows XP
8 31 (4.28%) UNIX
9 30 (4.14%) Windows 8
10 19 (2.62%) Windows 2000 Server
11 13 (1.79%) Solaris
12 12 (1.66%) Android
12 12 (1.66%) Windows 2000
13 10 (1.38%) CentOS
13 10 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.97%) VMS
15 6 (0.83%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.55%) Windows NT
17 4 (0.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (18.07%) ITIL
2 103 (14.21%) Migration
3 46 (6.34%) Project Management
4 44 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 39 (5.38%) Incident Management
6 24 (3.31%) Change Management
6 24 (3.31%) ITSM
6 24 (3.31%) Problem Management
7 18 (2.48%) Low Latency
8 17 (2.34%) Service Delivery
8 17 (2.34%) Configuration Management
9 16 (2.21%) Change Control
10 15 (2.07%) Asset Management
11 14 (1.93%) Business Continuity
12 13 (1.79%) Stakeholder Management
12 13 (1.79%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (1.66%) Enterprise Architecture
13 12 (1.66%) Validation
14 10 (1.38%) Time Management
14 10 (1.38%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 116 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 93 (12.83%) SQL
3 52 (7.17%) VBScript
4 19 (2.62%) C#
5 15 (2.07%) VB
6 9 (1.24%) C
7 6 (0.83%) Java
8 4 (0.55%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.41%) Python
9 3 (0.41%) Perl
10 2 (0.28%) Ruby
11 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 115 (15.86%) Security Cleared
2 97 (13.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 80 (11.03%) MCSE
4 77 (10.62%) Citrix Certification
5 65 (8.97%) SC Cleared
6 59 (8.14%) CCA
7 50 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 35 (4.83%) DV Cleared
9 33 (4.55%) MCITP
10 30 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (3.59%) CCEE
12 25 (3.45%) MCP
13 23 (3.17%) CCNA
14 21 (2.90%) CCEA
15 19 (2.62%) CCAA
16 18 (2.48%) MCSA
17 15 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
18 14 (1.93%) CCIA
19 10 (1.38%) MCTS
19 10 (1.38%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.86%) SLA
2 26 (3.59%) QA
3 8 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 7 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 399 (55.03%) Active Directory
2 286 (39.45%) XenDesktop
3 271 (37.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 158 (21.79%) vSphere
5 131 (18.07%) Microsoft App-V
6 117 (16.14%) Hyper-V
7 64 (8.83%) XenServer
8 49 (6.76%) VMware ESX
9 47 (6.48%) Terminal Services
10 40 (5.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 38 (5.24%) VMware ESXi
12 21 (2.90%) Xen
13 18 (2.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 15 (2.07%) MetaFrame
14 15 (2.07%) Terminal Server
15 13 (1.79%) VMware Server
16 8 (1.10%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 8 (1.10%) UAG
16 8 (1.10%) vCloud
17 5 (0.69%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 159 (21.93%) SCCM
2 50 (6.90%) SCOM
3 38 (5.24%) EdgeSight
4 27 (3.72%) HP SIM
5 19 (2.62%) SCVMM
5 19 (2.62%) XenMobile
6 15 (2.07%) WSUS
7 14 (1.93%) Backup Exec
8 11 (1.52%) NetBackup
9 9 (1.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 7 (0.97%) AirWatch
10 7 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (0.83%) ARCserve
11 6 (0.83%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 5 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (0.55%) Puppet
13 4 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.55%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 682 (94.07%) Citrix
2 453 (62.48%) VMware
3 347 (47.86%) Microsoft
4 120 (16.55%) AppSense
5 118 (16.28%) Cisco
6 111 (15.31%) HP
7 72 (9.93%) NetApp
8 63 (8.69%) Dell
9 43 (5.93%) IBM
10 42 (5.79%) Wyse
11 40 (5.52%) Oracle
12 33 (4.55%) EMC
13 30 (4.14%) CheckPoint
14 29 (4.00%) Symantec
15 25 (3.45%) Veeam
16 21 (2.90%) CA
16 21 (2.90%) 3PAR
17 20 (2.76%) ServiceNow
17 20 (2.76%) Lumension
17 20 (2.76%) Veritas
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 6 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £340 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £38 - £40.5 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Stalybridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £17.81 - £21.82 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Vadis People
Rate: circ £170 - £190 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago