Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 388 392 412
Rank change year-on-year +4 +20 +61
Contract jobs citing XenApp 83 480 554
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.60% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 2.20% 3.82% 3.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 340 392
Median daily rate £383 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +2.74% +8.55%
10th Percentile £187 £210 £216
90th Percentile £522 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £415 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +10.67% +3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.25% +13.33% +7.14%
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £20.13
% change year-on-year +37.25% +26.71% +2.21%

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 3,777 12,554 13,890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.57% 15.68% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,403 8,428 9,090
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £225 £180 £185
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 560 804
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +3.13% -4.79%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £10.52
90th Percentile £48.53 £47.83 £44.27
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +32.35% +6.25% -4.79%

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 1 October 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
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 1 October 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 +29 41 £350 -12.50% 3
South West +79 15 £265 -26.90% 5
South East +116 10 £425 +13.33% 5
Midlands +66 9 £425 +32.81% 7
West Midlands +52 8 £425 +33.33% 5
North of England +90 5 £213 -32.54% 11
North West +73 5 £213 -36.09% 9
East Midlands +50 1 - - 2
XenApp
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 81 (97.59%) Citrix
2 61 (73.49%) Windows
3 49 (59.04%) XenDesktop
4 47 (56.63%) VMware
5 45 (54.22%) Microsoft
5 45 (54.22%) Active Directory
6 31 (37.35%) SCCM
7 29 (34.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (33.73%) ITIL
9 27 (32.53%) NetScaler
10 22 (26.51%) Office 365
11 21 (25.30%) Security Cleared
12 20 (24.10%) SAN
13 19 (22.89%) Finance
13 19 (22.89%) Windows 10
13 19 (22.89%) Windows Server
14 18 (21.69%) Microsoft App-V
14 18 (21.69%) SC Cleared
15 17 (20.48%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (20.48%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (20.48%) DNS
16 16 (19.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 14 (16.87%) Azure
18 13 (15.66%) Windows 7
18 13 (15.66%) PowerShell
18 13 (15.66%) SQL Server
18 13 (15.66%) DHCP
19 12 (14.46%) MS Exchange
19 12 (14.46%) Migration
19 12 (14.46%) Application Packaging

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 12 (14.46%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.64%) IIS
3 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.20%) Apache
6 1 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.20%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.20%) nginx
6 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.51%) Office 365
2 14 (16.87%) Azure
3 4 (4.82%) IaaS
4 3 (3.61%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 2 (2.41%) AWS
5 2 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.41%) GCP
6 1 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.20%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.20%) Datadog
6 1 (1.20%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.20%) PaaS
6 1 (1.20%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (32.53%) NetScaler
2 20 (24.10%) SAN
3 17 (20.48%) DNS
4 13 (15.66%) DHCP
5 11 (13.25%) Firewall
6 8 (9.64%) TCP/IP
6 8 (9.64%) WAN
7 5 (6.02%) Ethernet
7 5 (6.02%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (6.02%) VoIP
8 4 (4.82%) LAN
8 4 (4.82%) VLAN
8 4 (4.82%) VPN
9 3 (3.61%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (3.61%) Skype
10 2 (2.41%) SMTP
11 1 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.20%) IPsec
11 1 (1.20%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.20%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MSI
2 2 (2.41%) InstallShield
3 1 (1.20%) AdminStudio
3 1 (1.20%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.20%) ClearQuest
General
1 19 (22.89%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Banking
3 5 (6.02%) Publishing
4 2 (2.41%) Automotive
4 2 (2.41%) International Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Czech Language
5 1 (1.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (18.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (13.25%) Citrix Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) Windows Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Analyst
6 6 (7.23%) Administrator
6 6 (7.23%) Applications Packager
6 6 (7.23%) Citrix Specialist
6 6 (7.23%) Consultant
6 6 (7.23%) Service Analyst
6 6 (7.23%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (7.23%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.02%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) IT Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.02%) Windows Administrator
7 5 (6.02%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.82%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Windows Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.20%) .NET
1 1 (1.20%) Middleware
1 1 (1.20%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Clustering
2 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.82%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.82%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.82%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.61%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.20%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.20%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.20%) NHS
6 1 (1.20%) Replication
6 1 (1.20%) User Experience
6 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (73.49%) Windows
2 19 (22.89%) Windows 10
2 19 (22.89%) Windows Server
3 17 (20.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (20.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (15.66%) Windows 7
5 8 (9.64%) Linux
6 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (7.23%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.82%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.41%) CentOS
9 2 (2.41%) Unix
9 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.20%) AIX
10 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.20%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (33.73%) ITIL
2 16 (19.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (14.46%) Application Packaging
3 12 (14.46%) Migration
4 8 (9.64%) High Availability
5 6 (7.23%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (6.02%) Change Management
6 5 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (6.02%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (6.02%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.82%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.82%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.82%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.82%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.82%) Time Management
7 4 (4.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (3.61%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.61%) Manual Testing
8 3 (3.61%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.66%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.64%) SQL
3 4 (4.82%) C
4 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.41%) VB
4 2 (2.41%) VBScript
5 1 (1.20%) C#
5 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.20%) Perl
5 1 (1.20%) Python
5 1 (1.20%) Ruby
5 1 (1.20%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (25.30%) Security Cleared
2 18 (21.69%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (6.02%) MCSE
4 5 (6.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.61%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.20%) CCA
7 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.20%) Degree
7 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.20%) MCITP
7 1 (1.20%) MCP
7 1 (1.20%) NCDA
7 1 (1.20%) RHCE
7 1 (1.20%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (59.04%) XenDesktop
2 45 (54.22%) Active Directory
3 29 (34.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (21.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (13.25%) Hyper-V
6 9 (10.84%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (10.84%) vSphere
7 8 (9.64%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 6 (7.23%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (3.61%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (3.61%) MetaFrame
9 3 (3.61%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.20%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.20%) NFS
10 1 (1.20%) VMware NSX
10 1 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (37.35%) SCCM
2 8 (9.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (9.64%) SCOM
3 4 (4.82%) Puppet
4 3 (3.61%) Ansible
4 3 (3.61%) EdgeSight
4 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.41%) AirWatch
5 2 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.41%) Perfmon
5 2 (2.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.41%) Terraform
5 2 (2.41%) WSUS
6 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.20%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.20%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 81 (97.59%) Citrix
2 47 (56.63%) VMware
3 45 (54.22%) Microsoft
4 11 (13.25%) Ivanti
5 9 (10.84%) Cisco
6 8 (9.64%) NetApp
7 7 (8.43%) HP
8 6 (7.23%) EMC
9 5 (6.02%) Hitachi
9 5 (6.02%) IBM
10 4 (4.82%) Dell
10 4 (4.82%) Symantec
11 3 (3.61%) Bloomberg
11 3 (3.61%) Palo Alto
11 3 (3.61%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.61%) Reuters
11 3 (3.61%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.41%) EqualLogic
12 2 (2.41%) McAfee
12 2 (2.41%) Nimble Storage