Period
to 4 June 2020

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 4 June 2020 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 350 431 404
Rank change year-on-year +81 -27 +98
Contract jobs citing XenApp 243 439 535
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.53% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 3.88% 3.41% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 304 398
Median daily rate £375 £388 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +16.10% -4.64%
10th Percentile £265 £211 £176
90th Percentile £500 £575 £500
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +3.33% +15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 17
Median hourly rate £37.59 £24.92 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.86% +10.74% +0.74%
10th Percentile £35.00 £16.40 £12.80
90th Percentile £100.50 £38.00 £60.00
UK median hourly rate £38.55 £24.92 £22.50
% change year-on-year +54.69% +10.74% +0.74%

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 6,266 12,873 12,451
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.60% 15.67% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,052 8,650 8,101
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £185 £190 £185
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 522 722
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.37% +1.80%
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.51 £47.82 £45.87
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.74 £15.86
% change year-on-year +13.48% +5.56% -0.88%

XenApp
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for XenApp in England

XenApp
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing XenApp in England.

Daily rate trend for XenApp in England

XenApp
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing XenApp in England over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for XenApp in England

XenApp
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing XenApp in England.

Hourly rate trend for XenApp in England

XenApp
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing XenApp in England over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020. 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 +55 88 £350 -11.11% 1
North of England +109 53 £400 +6.67% 8
South West +69 33 £413 +13.79% 2
South East +67 32 £400 -3.03% 4
North West +57 23 £350 -6.67% 6
Midlands +44 18 £320 - 7
East of England +71 17 £325 +0.78% 1
North East +37 17 £349 +16.39% 1
Yorkshire +72 13 £450 +12.50% 1
West Midlands +38 13 £320 +14.80% 6
East Midlands +34 4 £388 +19.23% 1
XenApp
UK

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, IT contractor jobs citing XenApp also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for XenApp.

1 232 (95.47%) Citrix
2 184 (75.72%) Windows
3 154 (63.37%) Active Directory
4 129 (53.09%) Microsoft
4 129 (53.09%) VMware
5 124 (51.03%) XenDesktop
6 98 (40.33%) Office 365
7 84 (34.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 80 (32.92%) NetScaler
9 79 (32.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 77 (31.69%) Windows Server
11 71 (29.22%) Windows Server 2016
11 71 (29.22%) Azure
12 66 (27.16%) SCCM
13 61 (25.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 61 (25.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 56 (23.05%) Security Cleared
15 54 (22.22%) DNS
16 52 (21.40%) SQL Server
17 49 (20.16%) Citrix Certification
17 49 (20.16%) Windows 10
18 48 (19.75%) Hyper-V
18 48 (19.75%) PowerShell
19 47 (19.34%) SC Cleared
19 47 (19.34%) VMware ESXi
20 44 (18.11%) Finance
20 44 (18.11%) SAN
21 43 (17.70%) ITIL
22 42 (17.28%) Windows 7
23 41 (16.87%) SQL

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 35 (14.40%) MS Exchange
2 22 (9.05%) IIS
3 16 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (6.17%) Skype for Business
5 13 (5.35%) SharePoint
6 11 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.23%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.82%) Apache
9 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.82%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.41%) Drupal
10 1 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 17 (7.00%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.29%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.82%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Elite 3E
1 2 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 98 (40.33%) Office 365
2 71 (29.22%) Azure
3 22 (9.05%) AWS
4 12 (4.94%) OneDrive
5 9 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (3.70%) IaaS
6 6 (2.47%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 5 (2.06%) GCP
8 4 (1.65%) SaaS
9 3 (1.23%) PaaS
10 2 (0.82%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.82%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.41%) OpenDNS
11 1 (0.41%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 80 (32.92%) NetScaler
2 54 (22.22%) DNS
3 44 (18.11%) SAN
4 37 (15.23%) DHCP
5 34 (13.99%) Firewall
6 22 (9.05%) WAN
7 17 (7.00%) LAN
8 16 (6.58%) TCP/IP
9 15 (6.17%) Skype
10 12 (4.94%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (4.53%) VPN
12 10 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (3.70%) VLAN
14 7 (2.88%) Network Security
15 6 (2.47%) NAS
15 6 (2.47%) SSL
15 6 (2.47%) Wireless
16 5 (2.06%) SMTP
17 4 (1.65%) DMZ
17 4 (1.65%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (21.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.23%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (1.23%) MySQL
4 3 (1.23%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.41%) Power BI
6 1 (0.41%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.65%) InstallShield
1 4 (1.65%) MSI
2 3 (1.23%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.23%) ClearQuest
3 1 (0.41%) AdminStudio
General
1 44 (18.11%) Finance
2 10 (4.12%) Banking
3 8 (3.29%) Local Government
3 8 (3.29%) Public Sector
4 5 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.23%) Legal
6 2 (0.82%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.41%) Back Office
7 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.41%) Law
7 1 (0.41%) Police
Job Titles
1 60 (24.69%) Citrix Engineer
2 55 (22.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 32 (13.17%) Windows Engineer
4 23 (9.47%) Systems Engineer
5 21 (8.64%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 20 (8.23%) Analyst
7 13 (5.35%) Citrix Specialist
7 13 (5.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 13 (5.35%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 12 (4.94%) Administrator
8 12 (4.94%) IT Engineer
9 11 (4.53%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (4.53%) Windows Administrator
9 11 (4.53%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 10 (4.12%) Consultant
10 10 (4.12%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 10 (4.12%) Support Engineer
11 9 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support
11 9 (3.70%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.06%) Middleware
1 5 (2.06%) Web Services
2 2 (0.82%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.41%) .NET
3 1 (0.41%) LAMP
3 1 (0.41%) LDAP
3 1 (0.41%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.70%) Data Centre
2 21 (8.64%) Clustering
3 12 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.12%) PKI
5 8 (3.29%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.88%) Fat Client
6 7 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (2.88%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.06%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.06%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.65%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.65%) CMDB
9 3 (1.23%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.23%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.23%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.82%) iPhone
10 2 (0.82%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.41%) iPad
11 1 (0.41%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 184 (75.72%) Windows
2 79 (32.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 77 (31.69%) Windows Server
4 71 (29.22%) Windows Server 2016
5 61 (25.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (20.16%) Windows 10
7 42 (17.28%) Windows 7
8 25 (10.29%) Linux
9 13 (5.35%) Windows XP
10 9 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.88%) Unix
12 6 (2.47%) Windows 8
13 5 (2.06%) AIX
13 5 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (1.65%) Android
14 4 (1.65%) Windows Server 2019
15 2 (0.82%) VMS
16 1 (0.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (25.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 43 (17.70%) ITIL
3 31 (12.76%) Migration
4 23 (9.47%) Application Packaging
5 20 (8.23%) Performance Management
6 17 (7.00%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (6.17%) High Availability
9 14 (5.76%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (3.70%) Load Balancing
11 9 (3.70%) Server Management
11 9 (3.70%) Service Management
12 8 (3.29%) Application Virtualisation
12 8 (3.29%) Configuration Management
12 8 (3.29%) ITSM
12 8 (3.29%) PRINCE2
12 8 (3.29%) Server Building
13 7 (2.88%) DevOps
13 7 (2.88%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 48 (19.75%) PowerShell
2 41 (16.87%) SQL
3 6 (2.47%) VBScript
4 4 (1.65%) VB
5 3 (1.23%) C
5 3 (1.23%) Python
5 3 (1.23%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.41%) C#
6 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.41%) Perl
6 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (23.05%) Security Cleared
2 49 (20.16%) Citrix Certification
3 47 (19.34%) SC Cleared
4 22 (9.05%) CCA
4 22 (9.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (4.94%) MCSE
6 9 (3.70%) MCSA
7 7 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (2.47%) Degree
9 5 (2.06%) CCNA
9 5 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (2.06%) MCITP
10 3 (1.23%) CCNP
10 3 (1.23%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.82%) CCEA
11 2 (0.82%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.82%) MCP
11 2 (0.82%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.41%) PMO
System Software
1 154 (63.37%) Active Directory
2 124 (51.03%) XenDesktop
3 84 (34.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 48 (19.75%) Hyper-V
5 47 (19.34%) VMware ESXi
6 35 (14.40%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 35 (14.40%) Microsoft App-V
7 21 (8.64%) vSphere
8 10 (4.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (2.47%) DFS Replication
10 5 (2.06%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.65%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.65%) VMware NSX
12 3 (1.23%) Terminal Server
12 3 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.82%) Docker
13 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 66 (27.16%) SCCM
2 23 (9.47%) SCOM
3 12 (4.94%) XenMobile
4 9 (3.70%) AirWatch
4 9 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (3.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (3.29%) Puppet
5 8 (3.29%) vRealize
6 7 (2.88%) Ansible
7 5 (2.06%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (2.06%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.65%) SCOrch
8 4 (1.65%) SnapMirror
8 4 (1.65%) SnapVault
8 4 (1.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.65%) WSUS
9 3 (1.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 232 (95.47%) Citrix
2 129 (53.09%) Microsoft
2 129 (53.09%) VMware
3 31 (12.76%) Cisco
4 29 (11.93%) Ivanti
5 25 (10.29%) NetApp
6 23 (9.47%) Dell
7 20 (8.23%) McAfee
7 20 (8.23%) Symantec
8 18 (7.41%) EMC
9 17 (7.00%) Nimble Storage
10 11 (4.53%) EqualLogic
10 11 (4.53%) HP
11 10 (4.12%) Palo Alto
12 9 (3.70%) Altiris
13 8 (3.29%) IBM
13 8 (3.29%) Oracle
14 7 (2.88%) Veeam
15 6 (2.47%) SolarWinds
16 5 (2.06%) Red Hat