The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for XenApp skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XenApp over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Citrix XenApp
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 143 125 156
Rank change year-on-year -18 +31  
Contract jobs citing XenApp 19 29 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.62% 0.86% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 5.96% 8.90% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 20 33
Median daily rate £382 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.11% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £370
% change year-on-year - -12.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.82 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -23.22% -10.00%  

XenApp is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 319 326 482
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.42% 9.72% 9.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 254 353
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £295 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £589
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 24
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.13 £19.25 £24.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing XenApp as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for XenApp in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenApp in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenApp in the City of London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenApp in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenApp in the City of London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing XenApp in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenApp in the City of London

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Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for XenApp.

1 32 (96.97%) Citrix
2 26 (78.79%) Windows
3 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 21 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (60.61%) VMware
5 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
5 16 (48.48%) XenDesktop
5 16 (48.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (45.45%) SCCM
7 14 (42.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (42.42%) Windows Server
8 13 (39.39%) PowerShell
9 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
9 10 (30.30%) Migration
9 10 (30.30%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
10 9 (27.27%) Finance
11 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (24.24%) DHCP
11 8 (24.24%) DNS
12 7 (21.21%) SAN
12 7 (21.21%) Symantec
12 7 (21.21%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
12 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2013
12 7 (21.21%) Windows 10
13 6 (18.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 6 (18.18%) SCOM
13 6 (18.18%) AppSense
13 6 (18.18%) Firewall

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
2 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (9.09%) Skype for Business
5 2 (6.06%) IIS
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Office 365
2 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.06%) IaaS
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.03%) Mimecast
4 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) DHCP
1 8 (24.24%) DNS
2 7 (21.21%) SAN
3 6 (18.18%) Firewall
4 3 (9.09%) iSCSI
5 2 (6.06%) Internet
5 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.03%) BIG-IP
6 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (3.03%) IPsec
6 1 (3.03%) IPv4
6 1 (3.03%) IPv6
6 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.03%) SSL
6 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MSI
2 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.06%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Windows Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (21.21%) VMware Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Applications Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Applications Packager
4 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (12.12%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Citrix Engineer
6 3 (9.09%) Linux Specialist
7 2 (6.06%) Administrator
7 2 (6.06%) Citrix Administrator
7 2 (6.06%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (6.06%) Senior Windows Engineer
8 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (3.03%) Analyst
8 1 (3.03%) Architect
8 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) PKI
4 1 (3.03%) CESG
4 1 (3.03%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.03%) Handset
4 1 (3.03%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (48.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (42.42%) Windows Server
5 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 7 (21.21%) Windows 10
7 4 (12.12%) Linux
7 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Migration
2 7 (21.21%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (15.15%) Application Discovery
3 5 (15.15%) Application Packaging
4 4 (12.12%) ITIL
5 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
6 2 (6.06%) IT Asset Management
6 2 (6.06%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (6.06%) Statistics
7 1 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (3.03%) Data Centre Operations
7 1 (3.03%) Functional Testing
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (3.03%) Non-Functional Testing
7 1 (3.03%) Patch Management
7 1 (3.03%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) PowerShell
2 5 (15.15%) VBScript
3 3 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) CCNA
1 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.06%) CCA
2 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (6.06%) MCSE
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 16 (48.48%) XenDesktop
3 14 (42.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (30.30%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
5 5 (15.15%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (15.15%) VMware ESX
6 4 (12.12%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (9.09%) vSphere
8 2 (6.06%) VMware Server
9 1 (3.03%) BitLocker
9 1 (3.03%) DFS Replication
9 1 (3.03%) ISA Server
9 1 (3.03%) Terminal Server
9 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (45.45%) SCCM
2 6 (18.18%) SCOM
2 6 (18.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (9.09%) SCOrch
3 3 (9.09%) SCVMM
4 2 (6.06%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (6.06%) SCSM
5 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 32 (96.97%) Citrix
2 20 (60.61%) VMware
3 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
4 7 (21.21%) Symantec
5 6 (18.18%) AppSense
5 6 (18.18%) Cisco
6 5 (15.15%) Dell
7 4 (12.12%) Altiris
7 4 (12.12%) EMC
7 4 (12.12%) NetApp
7 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
8 3 (9.09%) HP
9 2 (6.06%) F5
10 1 (3.03%) 3PAR
10 1 (3.03%) Dell Compellent
10 1 (3.03%) Wyse