Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for XenApp skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited XenApp over the 6 months to 20 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 453 381 322
Rank change year-on-year -72 -59 -44
Contract jobs citing XenApp 443 595 785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.62% 0.75%
As % of the System Software category 3.70% 4.99% 7.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 375 520
England median daily rate £335 £345 £361
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.90% -4.50% +11.15%
10th Percentile £179 £189 £213
90th Percentile £495 £489 £488
UK median daily rate £325 £348 £360
% change year-on-year -6.47% -3.47% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 33 26
England median hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.66% -21.48% +68.75%
10th Percentile £14.20 £12.40 £8.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £33.75 £110.00
UK median hourly rate £23.69 £26.50 £31.56
% change year-on-year -10.60% -16.02% +57.78%

XenApp is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11982 11917 10783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.74% 12.33% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7852 7543 6251
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £159
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 801 1171
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.09
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.38 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

XenApp
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing XenApp as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for XenApp in England

XenApp
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenApp in England

XenApp
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenApp in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenApp in England

XenApp
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenApp in England

XenApp
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenApp in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenApp in England

XenApp
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -52 179 £341 -14.88% 13
South East -6 82 £370 +13.85% 12
North of England -18 74 £300 +9.99% 13
East of England -8 56 £425 +11.48% 5
Midlands +9 33 £290 +5.45% 9
North West +8 30 £333 -21.76% 6
North East -5 25 £278 +23.33% 3
West Midlands +17 23 £289 +15.50% 5
Yorkshire +15 19 £338 +12.50% 4
South West -7 12 £320 -1.54% 2
East Midlands -2 10 £310 -17.33% 4
XenApp
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 England region with a requirement for XenApp.

1 428 (96.61%) Citrix
2 361 (81.49%) Windows
3 278 (62.75%) Active Directory
4 262 (59.14%) VMware
5 232 (52.37%) Microsoft
6 216 (48.76%) Windows Server
7 182 (41.08%) XenDesktop
8 150 (33.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 140 (31.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 136 (30.70%) SCCM
11 135 (30.47%) Windows Server 2012
12 119 (26.86%) Office 365
13 113 (25.51%) MS Exchange
14 110 (24.83%) DNS
14 110 (24.83%) Microsoft App-V
14 110 (24.83%) PowerShell
15 103 (23.25%) Windows 7
16 102 (23.02%) DHCP
17 88 (19.86%) NetScaler
18 83 (18.74%) AppSense
19 80 (18.06%) ITIL
19 80 (18.06%) Skype for Business
20 73 (16.48%) Windows 10
21 67 (15.12%) Hyper-V
22 64 (14.45%) XenServer
23 63 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
24 61 (13.77%) SQL Server
24 61 (13.77%) Finance
25 58 (13.09%) vSphere
26 55 (12.42%) Cisco

XenApp
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 113 (25.51%) MS Exchange
2 80 (18.06%) Skype for Business
3 48 (10.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (7.90%) SharePoint
5 22 (4.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (3.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (2.93%) IIS
9 9 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.68%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.45%) Apache
11 2 (0.45%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.23%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.23%) nginx
12 1 (0.23%) SAS
12 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 53 (11.96%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
1 5 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 119 (26.86%) Office 365
2 54 (12.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.97%) OneDrive
4 19 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (3.16%) IaaS
6 8 (1.81%) PaaS
7 6 (1.35%) G Suite
8 5 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.45%) Yammer
12 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.23%) Data Lake Analytics
12 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (24.83%) DNS
2 102 (23.02%) DHCP
3 88 (19.86%) NetScaler
4 51 (11.51%) Firewall
5 50 (11.29%) Skype
6 49 (11.06%) SAN
7 43 (9.71%) LAN
8 42 (9.48%) WAN
9 30 (6.77%) TCP/IP
10 21 (4.74%) VPN
11 16 (3.61%) VLAN
12 14 (3.16%) SMS
13 13 (2.93%) VoIP
14 12 (2.71%) iSCSI
15 11 (2.48%) Internet
16 10 (2.26%) NAS
17 8 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
18 7 (1.58%) SSL
18 7 (1.58%) Unified Communications
19 6 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (13.77%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.90%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.68%) MySQL
8 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.45%) Power BI
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.23%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.23%) HDInsight
9 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (2.93%) MSI
2 5 (1.13%) InstallShield
2 5 (1.13%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (0.90%) AutoIt
4 3 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.45%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.23%) AdminStudio
General
1 61 (13.77%) Finance
2 32 (7.22%) Banking
3 14 (3.16%) Publishing
4 10 (2.26%) Legal
5 9 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.81%) Law
7 7 (1.58%) Local Government
7 7 (1.58%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.35%) Back Office
9 5 (1.13%) Retail
10 4 (0.90%) Front Office
11 2 (0.45%) Advertising
11 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.45%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.23%) Billing
12 1 (0.23%) Electronics
12 1 (0.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 67 (15.12%) Citrix Engineer
2 58 (13.09%) Analyst
3 56 (12.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (9.03%) Consultant
5 39 (8.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 30 (6.77%) Support Engineer
7 28 (6.32%) Architect
7 28 (6.32%) Desktop Support
8 26 (5.87%) Windows Engineer
9 24 (5.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 21 (4.74%) Server Engineer
10 21 (4.74%) Support Analyst
10 21 (4.74%) VMware Engineer
11 18 (4.06%) Wintel Engineer
12 17 (3.84%) Administrator
13 16 (3.61%) 3rd Line Support
13 16 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
14 14 (3.16%) Citrix Analyst
14 14 (3.16%) Infrastructure Support
15 13 (2.93%) Citrix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (0.90%) .NET
2 3 (0.68%) ASP.NET
2 3 (0.68%) Web Services
3 2 (0.45%) Middleware
3 2 (0.45%) OCX
3 2 (0.45%) SAML
4 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.23%) JSON
4 1 (0.23%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.23%) XML
4 1 (0.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 32 (7.22%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.29%) CESG
4 17 (3.84%) Blackberry
4 17 (3.84%) Fat Client
4 17 (3.84%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.84%) Thin Client
5 13 (2.93%) Clustering
5 13 (2.93%) User Experience
6 10 (2.26%) EMC VNX
7 7 (1.58%) PKI
7 7 (1.58%) Public Cloud
7 7 (1.58%) Replication
7 7 (1.58%) RSA SecurID
8 5 (1.13%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.13%) iPhone
8 5 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.13%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.68%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 361 (81.49%) Windows
2 216 (48.76%) Windows Server
3 140 (31.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 135 (30.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 103 (23.25%) Windows 7
6 73 (16.48%) Windows 10
7 46 (10.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 37 (8.35%) Linux
9 23 (5.19%) Windows 8
10 11 (2.48%) Apple iOS
10 11 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.26%) Unix
12 7 (1.58%) Solaris
13 4 (0.90%) Android
13 4 (0.90%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.45%) CentOS
15 2 (0.45%) Debian
15 2 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (18.06%) ITIL
2 48 (10.84%) Migration
3 29 (6.55%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 23 (5.19%) Application Packaging
5 20 (4.51%) Disk Encryption
6 18 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (3.84%) Presales
8 15 (3.39%) Customer Requirements
8 15 (3.39%) Infrastructure Management
8 15 (3.39%) ITIL V3
8 15 (3.39%) Project Management
8 15 (3.39%) Service Delivery
9 14 (3.16%) Mobile Device Management
9 14 (3.16%) Problem Management
10 13 (2.93%) Business Continuity
10 13 (2.93%) Change Management
10 13 (2.93%) Enterprise Architecture
10 13 (2.93%) High Availability
10 13 (2.93%) Incident Management
10 13 (2.93%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (24.83%) PowerShell
2 47 (10.61%) SQL
3 40 (9.03%) VBScript
4 9 (2.03%) VB
5 6 (1.35%) Java
6 5 (1.13%) C
7 3 (0.68%) C#
7 3 (0.68%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.68%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.45%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.45%) Ruby
9 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 63 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (12.19%) MCSE
3 46 (10.38%) Citrix Certification
4 45 (10.16%) Security Cleared
5 31 (7.00%) SC Cleared
6 26 (5.87%) CCA
7 23 (5.19%) MCP
8 22 (4.97%) MCSA
9 15 (3.39%) Degree
10 14 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (2.93%) CCEA
11 13 (2.93%) CCNA
11 13 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (2.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (2.26%) MCDST
15 6 (1.35%) CCNP
16 5 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
17 4 (0.90%) CCAA
17 4 (0.90%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.16%) PCI DSS
2 12 (2.71%) SLA
3 9 (2.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.68%) QA
6 2 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 278 (62.75%) Active Directory
2 182 (41.08%) XenDesktop
3 150 (33.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 110 (24.83%) Microsoft App-V
5 67 (15.12%) Hyper-V
6 64 (14.45%) XenServer
7 58 (13.09%) vSphere
8 50 (11.29%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (4.74%) BitLocker
10 15 (3.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (2.03%) Terminal Server
11 9 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
12 8 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (1.35%) ISA Server
15 5 (1.13%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.90%) VMware NSX
16 4 (0.90%) Xen
17 3 (0.68%) DFS Replication
17 3 (0.68%) Docker
Systems Management
1 136 (30.70%) SCCM
2 28 (6.32%) Norton AntiVirus
3 27 (6.09%) SCOM
4 20 (4.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 19 (4.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 18 (4.06%) EdgeSight
7 11 (2.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (2.26%) AppDNA
8 10 (2.26%) vCenter Server
9 8 (1.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 8 (1.81%) XenMobile
10 6 (1.35%) Ansible
10 6 (1.35%) PowerCLI
10 6 (1.35%) Puppet
10 6 (1.35%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.90%) Backup Exec
11 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.90%) Nagios
11 4 (0.90%) ThinApp
11 4 (0.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 428 (96.61%) Citrix
2 262 (59.14%) VMware
3 232 (52.37%) Microsoft
4 83 (18.74%) AppSense
5 55 (12.42%) Cisco
6 40 (9.03%) HP
7 37 (8.35%) Symantec
8 31 (7.00%) Altiris
9 26 (5.87%) NetApp
10 20 (4.51%) Dell
11 19 (4.29%) LANDesk
12 15 (3.39%) EMC
13 13 (2.93%) CheckPoint
13 13 (2.93%) IBM
14 12 (2.71%) Apple
14 12 (2.71%) Google
14 12 (2.71%) Veeam
15 11 (2.48%) CommVault
15 11 (2.48%) Juniper
15 11 (2.48%) McAfee