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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Citrix XenApp
UK / England
Rank 394 350 287
Rank change year-on-year -44 -63  
Contract jobs citing XenApp 190 287 353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.59% 0.74%
As % of the System Software category 4.05% 5.43% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 201 222
Median daily rate £350 £343 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% -14.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £221 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £375
% change year-on-year - -13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 24
Median hourly rate £26.67 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -15.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £8.75 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.00 £25.90 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.39 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +5.88%  

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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4688 5290 5001
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.22% 10.83% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2994 3256 2766
Median daily rate £410 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.12% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 426 578
Median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% -3.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.38 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.05 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

XenApp
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 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
London -7 79 £400 +6.66% 17
South East -16 34 £425 +28.78% 10
East Midlands +17 23 £353 +0.71% 1
East of England -2 17 £300 - 9
South West -18 12 £313 +32.97% 2
North West +18 10 £288 -14.81% 8
North East -10 9 £225 -6.25% 2
Yorkshire +12 4 £325 -9.40% 4
West Midlands -6 2 - - 1
XenApp
UK

XenApp
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region with a requirement for XenApp.

1 429 (94.49%) Citrix
2 340 (74.89%) Windows
3 251 (55.29%) VMware
4 248 (54.63%) Active Directory
5 223 (49.12%) Microsoft
6 190 (41.85%) XenDesktop
7 188 (41.41%) Windows Server
8 186 (40.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 157 (34.58%) SCCM
10 146 (32.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 132 (29.07%) Microsoft App-V
12 131 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
13 120 (26.43%) Windows 7
14 111 (24.45%) DNS
15 110 (24.23%) AppSense
16 89 (19.60%) DHCP
17 87 (19.16%) Security Cleared
18 84 (18.50%) Windows Server 2003
19 80 (17.62%) MS Exchange
19 80 (17.62%) Cisco
20 74 (16.30%) ITIL
20 74 (16.30%) HP
20 74 (16.30%) PowerShell
21 73 (16.08%) Windows 10
22 72 (15.86%) Finance
23 69 (15.20%) SQL Server
24 65 (14.32%) vSphere
25 63 (13.88%) Office 365
25 63 (13.88%) SC Cleared
26 58 (12.78%) MS Office

XenApp
Top Related 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 80 (17.62%) MS Exchange
2 53 (11.67%) Skype for Business
3 52 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (6.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 21 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (3.96%) IIS
6 18 (3.96%) SharePoint
7 7 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
11 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.22%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 58 (12.78%) MS Office
2 41 (9.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 63 (13.88%) Office 365
2 44 (9.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (7.93%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.76%) G Suite
5 7 (1.54%) IaaS
6 4 (0.88%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.66%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.66%) PaaS
7 3 (0.66%) SaaS
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.44%) IBM PureFlex
9 1 (0.22%) Akamai
9 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.22%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.22%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 111 (24.45%) DNS
2 89 (19.60%) DHCP
3 57 (12.56%) NetScaler
4 47 (10.35%) SAN
5 44 (9.69%) Firewall
6 33 (7.27%) TCP/IP
7 29 (6.39%) VPN
8 27 (5.95%) LAN
9 26 (5.73%) WAN
10 16 (3.52%) Internet
11 15 (3.30%) Skype
11 15 (3.30%) VLAN
12 14 (3.08%) BIG-IP
12 14 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (2.64%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (1.98%) iSCSI
14 9 (1.98%) SSL
14 9 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (1.76%) NAS
15 8 (1.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (15.20%) SQL Server
2 23 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (1.76%) DB2
5 7 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 9 (1.98%) MSI
2 4 (0.88%) eggPlant
2 4 (0.88%) HP UFT
2 4 (0.88%) JIRA
3 2 (0.44%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.44%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 72 (15.86%) Finance
2 16 (3.52%) Banking
3 8 (1.76%) Local Government
4 7 (1.54%) Financial Institution
4 7 (1.54%) Publishing
5 6 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.10%) Back Office
6 5 (1.10%) Games
6 5 (1.10%) Law
7 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.66%) Marketing
7 3 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.44%) Advertising
8 2 (0.44%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 67 (14.76%) Analyst
2 64 (14.10%) Citrix Engineer
3 60 (13.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 51 (11.23%) Support Engineer
5 47 (10.35%) Architect
6 38 (8.37%) Consultant
7 36 (7.93%) 3rd Line Support
7 36 (7.93%) Windows Engineer
8 35 (7.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 28 (6.17%) Citrix Consultant
9 28 (6.17%) Support Analyst
10 25 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support
11 23 (5.07%) Citrix Analyst
12 20 (4.41%) Citrix Support
12 20 (4.41%) Desktop Support
12 20 (4.41%) VMware Engineer
13 16 (3.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 16 (3.52%) Server Engineer
14 15 (3.30%) Technical Architect
15 14 (3.08%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.19%) Web Services
2 6 (1.32%) SAML
2 6 (1.32%) XMPP
3 3 (0.66%) .NET
3 3 (0.66%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.44%) REST
5 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.22%) HTML
5 1 (0.22%) Middleware
5 1 (0.22%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.22%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.11%) Fat Client
1 55 (12.11%) Thin Client
2 52 (11.45%) Data Centre
3 21 (4.63%) Clustering
4 18 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (3.52%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (2.64%) PKI
7 11 (2.42%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.98%) iSeries
9 8 (1.76%) AS400
10 7 (1.54%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (1.32%) Hedge funds
11 6 (1.32%) Public Cloud
12 5 (1.10%) BYOD
13 4 (0.88%) EMC VNX
13 4 (0.88%) iPhone
13 4 (0.88%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.88%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 340 (74.89%) Windows
2 188 (41.41%) Windows Server
3 186 (40.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 131 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 120 (26.43%) Windows 7
6 84 (18.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 73 (16.08%) Windows 10
8 48 (10.57%) Linux
9 29 (6.39%) Windows 8
10 14 (3.08%) Android
11 13 (2.86%) Apple iOS
12 10 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (1.98%) Unix
14 8 (1.76%) Mac OS X
14 8 (1.76%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.54%) Windows XP
16 6 (1.32%) Solaris
16 6 (1.32%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.88%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (16.30%) ITIL
2 46 (10.13%) Migration
3 27 (5.95%) Application Packaging
4 25 (5.51%) Software Delivery
5 24 (5.29%) Incident Management
6 21 (4.63%) Application Virtualisation
6 21 (4.63%) DevOps
7 20 (4.41%) Problem Management
8 18 (3.96%) Infrastructure Management
9 16 (3.52%) Mobile Device Management
10 14 (3.08%) Customer Requirements
11 13 (2.86%) Change Management
11 13 (2.86%) Configuration Management
12 12 (2.64%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (2.64%) Service Delivery
13 11 (2.42%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (2.42%) Service Management
13 11 (2.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (2.42%) TOGAF
13 11 (2.42%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 74 (16.30%) PowerShell
2 52 (11.45%) SQL
3 14 (3.08%) VBScript
4 12 (2.64%) C
5 8 (1.76%) Bash Shell
5 8 (1.76%) Python
6 7 (1.54%) VB
7 4 (0.88%) C#
8 3 (0.66%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.44%) VBA
10 1 (0.22%) Java
10 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 87 (19.16%) Security Cleared
2 63 (13.88%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.51%) Citrix Certification
3 25 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (3.96%) MCSE
5 16 (3.52%) CCA
6 14 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (3.08%) DV Cleared
7 13 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (2.64%) CCNA
9 11 (2.42%) Degree
10 7 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.32%) MCITP
12 5 (1.10%) MCP
13 4 (0.88%) CCNP
13 4 (0.88%) ISTQB
13 4 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
14 3 (0.66%) MCSA
14 3 (0.66%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.42%) GPG13
1 11 (2.42%) SLA
2 7 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.22%) QA
System Software
1 248 (54.63%) Active Directory
2 190 (41.85%) XenDesktop
3 146 (32.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 132 (29.07%) Microsoft App-V
5 65 (14.32%) vSphere
6 50 (11.01%) Hyper-V
7 45 (9.91%) VMware ESX
8 38 (8.37%) XenServer
9 25 (5.51%) BitLocker
10 24 (5.29%) Virtual Desktop
11 13 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (1.98%) ProxySG
12 9 (1.98%) Xen
13 8 (1.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 8 (1.76%) Terminal Server
13 8 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (1.54%) VMware Server
15 6 (1.32%) Firmware
15 6 (1.32%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 157 (34.58%) SCCM
2 29 (6.39%) SCOM
3 23 (5.07%) AppDNA
4 18 (3.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 16 (3.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 15 (3.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 15 (3.30%) XenMobile
7 14 (3.08%) WSUS
8 13 (2.86%) EdgeSight
9 10 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
10 8 (1.76%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (1.76%) Tivoli
11 6 (1.32%) NetBackup
11 6 (1.32%) SCOrch
11 6 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (1.10%) SafeCom
12 5 (1.10%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 429 (94.49%) Citrix
2 251 (55.29%) VMware
3 223 (49.12%) Microsoft
4 110 (24.23%) AppSense
5 80 (17.62%) Cisco
6 74 (16.30%) HP
7 47 (10.35%) Symantec
8 33 (7.27%) Wyse
9 32 (7.05%) NetApp
10 30 (6.61%) Dell
11 20 (4.41%) F5
11 20 (4.41%) IBM
12 19 (4.19%) Apple
13 16 (3.52%) EMC
13 16 (3.52%) ThinPrint
14 15 (3.30%) CheckPoint
15 14 (3.08%) Palo Alto
16 12 (2.64%) CA
17 11 (2.42%) 3PAR
17 11 (2.42%) Google
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