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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Citrix XenApp
Rank 363 303 246
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -57
Contract jobs citing XenApp 309 414 513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.71% 0.88%
As % of the System Software category 4.78% 7.09% 8.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 279 343
Median daily rate £354 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% +10.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £301 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-3.06% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 22
Median hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £10.30 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £43.50 £36.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +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
6465 5841 5878
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.11% 10.07% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4102 3323 3270
Median daily rate £405 £370 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.45% +7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £194 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 625 716
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £41.15 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
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 -56 287 £375 +4.72% 53
London -76 114 £413 +3.12% 16
South East -17 40 £325 +6.55% 7
North West +2 32 £425 +41.66% 6
North East +3 27 £225 - 3
East of England +4 26 £388 +8.77% 6
Tyne and Wear - 26 £225 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 25 £225 - 3
West Midlands -25 18 £240 -33.79% 8
South West +13 15 £300 - 4
Scotland +15 14 £220 -47.24% 5
Hampshire -8 14 £325 +4.83%
Manchester +6 13 £400 +3.22% 4
Bedfordshire -5 13 £388 +89.02%
City of London -19 12 £425 - 3
Luton +5 11 £388 +287.50%
Bristol - 11 £285 -
Edinburgh +14 10 £200 -56.89%
Cheshire +10 10 £625 +115.51% 1
Berkshire +7 10 £416 -
East Midlands -2 10 £375 -15.25% 1
Hertfordshire +1 8 £230 -32.84% 2
Surrey +10 7 £280 -25.33% 2
Merseyside +2 7 £425 +9.67% 1
Derbyshire +9 6 £338 -12.33% 1
Yorkshire +6 6 £288 +15.00% 2
Kent +4 6 £325 -11.86% 1
Liverpool +4 6 £425 +9.67% 1
Birmingham -2 6 £275 -21.42% 2
Croydon -14 6 £450 -2.70%

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 722 (94.88%) Citrix
2 603 (79.24%) Windows
3 524 (68.86%) Active Directory
4 432 (56.77%) VMware
5 425 (55.85%) Microsoft
6 377 (49.54%) Windows Server
7 352 (46.25%) XenDesktop
8 340 (44.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 268 (35.22%) DHCP
10 258 (33.90%) SCCM
11 247 (32.46%) DNS
12 237 (31.14%) VMware Infrastructure
13 218 (28.65%) ITIL
14 212 (27.86%) Windows Server 2012
15 201 (26.41%) AppSense
16 192 (25.23%) Microsoft App-V
17 190 (24.97%) PowerShell
18 187 (24.57%) Windows Server 2003
19 180 (23.65%) HP
19 180 (23.65%) MS Exchange
20 172 (22.60%) Security Cleared
21 166 (21.81%) Windows 7
22 152 (19.97%) SQL Server
23 148 (19.45%) NetScaler
24 144 (18.92%) XenServer
25 141 (18.53%) SC Cleared
26 128 (16.82%) SAN
27 124 (16.29%) SQL
28 120 (15.77%) Skype for Business
29 117 (15.37%) 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
1 180 (23.65%) MS Exchange
2 120 (15.77%) Skype for Business
3 103 (13.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 57 (7.49%) IIS
5 49 (6.44%) SharePoint
6 44 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 30 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 20 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 20 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (1.84%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.53%) Apache
11 4 (0.53%) nginx
11 4 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.13%) CMS
13 1 (0.13%) Confluence
13 1 (0.13%) JBoss
13 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 102 (13.40%) MS Excel
2 96 (12.61%) MS Office
3 10 (1.31%) MS Project
4 6 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) assyst
1 4 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 73 (9.59%) Office 365
2 53 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (4.34%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.58%) PaaS
5 10 (1.31%) SaaS
6 9 (1.18%) CloudFront
7 6 (0.79%) IaaS
8 5 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.53%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.53%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.53%) Yammer
10 2 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.26%) Data Lake Analytics
10 2 (0.26%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.13%) HP Helion
11 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.13%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 268 (35.22%) DHCP
2 247 (32.46%) DNS
3 148 (19.45%) NetScaler
4 128 (16.82%) SAN
5 71 (9.33%) Firewall
6 66 (8.67%) WAN
7 62 (8.15%) LAN
8 46 (6.04%) TCP/IP
9 28 (3.68%) VLAN
10 26 (3.42%) iSCSI
10 26 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
11 22 (2.89%) VPN
12 21 (2.76%) SMS
13 20 (2.63%) Internet
14 19 (2.50%) Skype
15 17 (2.23%) 3G
15 17 (2.23%) MPLS
15 17 (2.23%) VoIP
16 14 (1.84%) NAS
17 13 (1.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (19.97%) SQL Server
2 27 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (0.66%) MySQL
7 4 (0.53%) SQLPlus
8 3 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.39%) Oracle Exadata
8 3 (0.39%) SAP HANA
9 2 (0.26%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.26%) HDInsight
9 2 (0.26%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.26%) Power BI
10 1 (0.13%) QlikView
10 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 39 (5.12%) MSI
2 3 (0.39%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.26%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.13%) JIRA
4 1 (0.13%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 102 (13.40%) Finance
2 31 (4.07%) Banking
3 24 (3.15%) Publishing
4 16 (2.10%) Law
5 14 (1.84%) Legal
6 13 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.58%) Back Office
8 8 (1.05%) Local Government
8 8 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.05%) Retail
9 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.53%) Games
9 4 (0.53%) Marketing
10 3 (0.39%) Advertising
10 3 (0.39%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.26%) German Language
11 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 131 (17.21%) Citrix Engineer
2 115 (15.11%) Support Engineer
3 93 (12.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 78 (10.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 77 (10.12%) 3rd Line Support
6 76 (9.99%) Architect
7 75 (9.86%) Analyst
8 52 (6.83%) Desktop Support
9 51 (6.70%) VMware Engineer
10 49 (6.44%) Desktop Engineer
11 44 (5.78%) Windows Engineer
12 42 (5.52%) Server Engineer
12 42 (5.52%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 41 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support
14 39 (5.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 39 (5.12%) Citrix Support
15 31 (4.07%) Wintel Engineer
16 30 (3.94%) Consultant
17 27 (3.55%) Support Analyst
17 27 (3.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.58%) Web Services
2 7 (0.92%) HTML
3 4 (0.53%) .NET
3 4 (0.53%) SAML
4 3 (0.39%) HTML5
4 3 (0.39%) LAMP
4 3 (0.39%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (0.39%) SAP Basis
4 3 (0.39%) X-Windows
5 2 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 74 (9.72%) Computer Science
2 72 (9.46%) Data Centre
3 53 (6.96%) Fat Client
3 53 (6.96%) Thin Client
4 38 (4.99%) Management Information System
5 35 (4.60%) Clustering
6 24 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (3.15%) Blackberry
7 22 (2.89%) Replication
8 16 (2.10%) Smartphone
9 11 (1.45%) iPhone
10 10 (1.31%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (1.05%) Device Driver
12 8 (1.05%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.92%) EMC VNX
13 7 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.92%) NHS
14 6 (0.79%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.79%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 603 (79.24%) Windows
2 377 (49.54%) Windows Server
3 340 (44.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 212 (27.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 187 (24.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 166 (21.81%) Windows 7
7 62 (8.15%) Windows 10
8 54 (7.10%) Windows 8
9 50 (6.57%) Linux
10 32 (4.20%) Windows XP
11 18 (2.37%) Unix
12 12 (1.58%) Mac OS X
12 12 (1.58%) Windows Phone
13 10 (1.31%) Solaris
14 8 (1.05%) Android
14 8 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (0.79%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.66%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (28.65%) ITIL
2 82 (10.78%) Software Delivery
3 71 (9.33%) Project Management
4 69 (9.07%) Migration
5 64 (8.41%) Service Delivery
6 53 (6.96%) Business Continuity
7 52 (6.83%) Application Packaging
8 38 (4.99%) Disaster Recovery
9 29 (3.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 25 (3.29%) Analytics
10 25 (3.29%) Root Cause Analysis
10 25 (3.29%) Software Distribution
11 23 (3.02%) TOGAF
12 22 (2.89%) Problem Management
12 22 (2.89%) Software Deployment
13 21 (2.76%) Application Virtualisation
14 19 (2.50%) Incident Management
14 19 (2.50%) Service Management
15 18 (2.37%) Infrastructure Management
16 17 (2.23%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 190 (24.97%) PowerShell
2 124 (16.29%) SQL
3 80 (10.51%) VBScript
4 31 (4.07%) VB
5 28 (3.68%) T-SQL
6 10 (1.31%) Python
7 9 (1.18%) Bash Shell
8 8 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.92%) Java
10 4 (0.53%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.53%) VBA
11 3 (0.39%) C
12 1 (0.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 172 (22.60%) Security Cleared
2 141 (18.53%) SC Cleared
3 102 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
4 75 (9.86%) Degree
5 66 (8.67%) MCSE
6 48 (6.31%) BPSS Clearance
7 37 (4.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 31 (4.07%) Citrix Certification
9 28 (3.68%) CCA
9 28 (3.68%) MCP
10 21 (2.76%) MCSA
11 16 (2.10%) MCITP
12 12 (1.58%) DV Cleared
13 11 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
13 11 (1.45%) MCDST
14 10 (1.31%) CCNA
15 9 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.92%) CCNP
16 7 (0.92%) DBS Check
17 5 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.78%) Disclosure Scotland
2 36 (4.73%) SLA
3 5 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.66%) QA
4 1 (0.13%) PMBOK
System Software
1 524 (68.86%) Active Directory
2 352 (46.25%) XenDesktop
3 237 (31.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 192 (25.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 144 (18.92%) XenServer
6 117 (15.37%) Hyper-V
7 71 (9.33%) VMware ESX
7 71 (9.33%) vSphere
8 37 (4.86%) Terminal Services
9 36 (4.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 27 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
11 18 (2.37%) Virtual Desktop
12 17 (2.23%) DFS Replication
13 14 (1.84%) VMware Server
14 12 (1.58%) BitLocker
14 12 (1.58%) Xen
15 11 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
16 9 (1.18%) UAG
17 8 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
18 7 (0.92%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 258 (33.90%) SCCM
2 77 (10.12%) SCOM
3 55 (7.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 47 (6.18%) XenMobile
5 45 (5.91%) SafeCom
6 44 (5.78%) EdgeSight
7 22 (2.89%) WSUS
8 21 (2.76%) Backup Exec
9 20 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 16 (2.10%) Microsoft Clustering
11 15 (1.97%) SCVMM
12 13 (1.71%) NetBackup
12 13 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
13 12 (1.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 11 (1.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 9 (1.18%) HP SIM
15 9 (1.18%) PowerCLI
16 8 (1.05%) IBM BigFix
16 8 (1.05%) SCOrch
16 8 (1.05%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 722 (94.88%) Citrix
2 432 (56.77%) VMware
3 425 (55.85%) Microsoft
4 201 (26.41%) AppSense
5 180 (23.65%) HP
6 91 (11.96%) Cisco
7 63 (8.28%) ThinPrint
8 61 (8.02%) Symantec
9 58 (7.62%) NetApp
10 48 (6.31%) Dell
11 45 (5.91%) SAP
12 32 (4.20%) Apple
13 29 (3.81%) EMC
14 26 (3.42%) Wyse
15 24 (3.15%) IBM
16 19 (2.50%) Oracle
17 17 (2.23%) Sophos
18 16 (2.10%) SolarWinds
19 12 (1.58%) Canon
20 11 (1.45%) Veeam
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