Period
to 17 April 2021

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 17 April 2021 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
17 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 487 376 446
Rank change year-on-year -111 +70 -28
Contract jobs citing XenApp 98 298 467
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.23% 0.57% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 1.58% 3.67% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 229 336
10th Percentile £191 £263 £208
25th Percentile £350 £306 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £430 £375 £376
Median % change year-on-year +14.67% -0.27% +11.41%
75th Percentile £520 £450 £438
90th Percentile £577 £500 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 9
10th Percentile " £15.89 £16.30
25th Percentile £71.25 £17.67 £17.25
Median hourly rate £72.50 £30.17 £20.33
Median % change year-on-year +140.30% +48.44% -9.67%
75th Percentile £73.75 £40.51 £23.50
90th Percentile " £49.13 £24.80
UK median hourly rate £72.50 £37.59 £20.33
% change year-on-year +92.87% +84.94% -9.67%

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 6,188 8,122 13,635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.67% 15.58% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,288 5,519 9,301
10th Percentile £225 £172 £193
25th Percentile £363 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £463 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £569 £575
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 230 431 570
10th Percentile £11.30 £11.25 £10.92
25th Percentile £13.06 £13.07 £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.54 £16.50 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.33% +3.13% +0.88%
75th Percentile £40.00 £20.75 £24.19
90th Percentile £57.55 £42.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% +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 17 April 2021.

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 17 April 2021. 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 -50 40 £414 +18.21% 20
South East +24 25 £515 +32.48% 3
South West +27 8 £325 -7.14% 2
Midlands +18 8 £420 +31.25% 6
North of England +3 8 £380 -5.00% 7
East of England +34 7 £520 +60.00% 5
North West +15 6 £423 +25.19% 4
West Midlands +10 6 £420 +31.25% 5
East Midlands +26 2 £225 -41.94% 1
Yorkshire +18 2 £110 -75.56% 2
XenApp
UK

For the 6 months to 17 April 2021, 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 97 (98.98%) Citrix
2 75 (76.53%) Windows
3 67 (68.37%) VMware
4 55 (56.12%) Microsoft
5 53 (54.08%) Active Directory
6 46 (46.94%) XenDesktop
7 44 (44.90%) Azure
8 43 (43.88%) Windows Server
9 42 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 33 (33.67%) PowerShell
11 31 (31.63%) Migration
12 27 (27.55%) Microsoft App-V
12 27 (27.55%) Microsoft 365
13 23 (23.47%) Windows 10
13 23 (23.47%) NetScaler
14 22 (22.45%) Windows Server 2012
15 21 (21.43%) Hyper-V
15 21 (21.43%) SCCM
16 20 (20.41%) AWS
16 20 (20.41%) Windows Server 2016
17 17 (17.35%) Data Centre
17 17 (17.35%) Microsoft Certification
17 17 (17.35%) ITIL
18 16 (16.33%) Azure Active Directory
19 15 (15.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 15 (15.31%) SQL
20 14 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
20 14 (14.29%) Oracle
20 14 (14.29%) MS Exchange
20 14 (14.29%) DNS

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 14 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.10%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.02%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (44.90%) Azure
2 27 (27.55%) Microsoft 365
3 20 (20.41%) AWS
4 16 (16.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (10.20%) SaaS
6 8 (8.16%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 5 (5.10%) IaaS
7 5 (5.10%) Mimecast
8 2 (2.04%) PaaS
8 2 (2.04%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.02%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (1.02%) GCP
9 1 (1.02%) Google Workspace
9 1 (1.02%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.02%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.47%) NetScaler
2 14 (14.29%) DNS
3 11 (11.22%) DHCP
3 11 (11.22%) Firewall
4 8 (8.16%) TCP/IP
5 7 (7.14%) LAN
5 7 (7.14%) WAN
6 5 (5.10%) SAN
6 5 (5.10%) Skype
6 5 (5.10%) VoIP
7 4 (4.08%) Internet
8 3 (3.06%) MPLS
8 3 (3.06%) NAS
8 3 (3.06%) VPN
9 2 (2.04%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.04%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.04%) SMTP
9 2 (2.04%) VLAN
9 2 (2.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.06%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.04%) Power BI
4 1 (1.02%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.02%) GIS
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) MSI
2 1 (1.02%) AdminStudio
2 1 (1.02%) GCC
2 1 (1.02%) JIRA
General
1 14 (14.29%) Finance
2 9 (9.18%) Banking
3 5 (5.10%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.04%) Billing
5 2 (2.04%) Law
6 1 (1.02%) International Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Legal
6 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (17.35%) Architect
2 15 (15.31%) Citrix Engineer
3 13 (13.27%) Infrastructure Architect
4 12 (12.24%) Analyst
4 12 (12.24%) Cloud Architect
4 12 (12.24%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (11.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Windows Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Citrix Administrator
10 4 (4.08%) Citrix Analyst
10 4 (4.08%) Citrix Specialist
10 4 (4.08%) Citrix Support
10 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Support
10 4 (4.08%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (4.08%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (12.24%) Middleware
2 2 (2.04%) LDAP
3 1 (1.02%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.35%) Data Centre
2 13 (13.27%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (12.24%) Public Cloud
4 8 (8.16%) Replication
5 6 (6.12%) Cloud Native
6 4 (4.08%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.06%) Clustering
7 3 (3.06%) Device Driver
7 3 (3.06%) EMC VNX
7 3 (3.06%) Fat Client
7 3 (3.06%) Thin Client
8 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.02%) Derivative
9 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (1.02%) Smartcard
9 1 (1.02%) User Experience
9 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 75 (76.53%) Windows
2 43 (43.88%) Windows Server
3 23 (23.47%) Windows 10
4 22 (22.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (20.41%) Windows Server 2016
6 14 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (9.18%) Windows 7
8 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (6.12%) Linux
10 2 (2.04%) Android
10 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.02%) CentOS
11 1 (1.02%) Unix
11 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.63%) Migration
2 17 (17.35%) ITIL
3 15 (15.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (12.24%) Network Design
5 10 (10.20%) Application Packaging
5 10 (10.20%) DevOps
6 8 (8.16%) Virtual Environments
7 7 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (6.12%) Application Virtualisation
8 6 (6.12%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (6.12%) Task Automation
8 6 (6.12%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 5 (5.10%) Computer Science
9 5 (5.10%) Configuration Management
9 5 (5.10%) Load Balancing
9 5 (5.10%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (4.08%) Project Management
10 4 (4.08%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (33.67%) PowerShell
2 15 (15.31%) SQL
3 2 (2.04%) C
3 2 (2.04%) Python
4 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.02%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.02%) VB
4 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (17.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (12.24%) MCSE
2 12 (12.24%) Security Cleared
3 11 (11.22%) Citrix Certification
4 10 (10.20%) SC Cleared
5 6 (6.12%) Degree
5 6 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (5.10%) MCSA
7 4 (4.08%) CCA
7 4 (4.08%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (3.06%) CCNA
8 3 (3.06%) CCNP
8 3 (3.06%) MCITP
9 2 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.02%) CISSP
10 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.02%) JNCIA
10 1 (1.02%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.02%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (54.08%) Active Directory
2 46 (46.94%) XenDesktop
3 42 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (27.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 21 (21.43%) Hyper-V
6 13 (13.27%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (11.22%) Virtual Desktop
8 10 (10.20%) vSphere
9 2 (2.04%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 2 (2.04%) Terminal Server
9 2 (2.04%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.04%) VMware NSX
10 1 (1.02%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.02%) NFS
10 1 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (21.43%) SCCM
2 11 (11.22%) Ansible
3 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (5.10%) PowerCLI
5 4 (4.08%) vRealize
6 3 (3.06%) Puppet
6 3 (3.06%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (3.06%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (2.04%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.04%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.04%) PaperCut
7 2 (2.04%) SafeCom
7 2 (2.04%) SCOM
7 2 (2.04%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.02%) IBM BigFix
8 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.02%) Nessus
8 1 (1.02%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 97 (98.98%) Citrix
2 67 (68.37%) VMware
3 55 (56.12%) Microsoft
4 14 (14.29%) Cisco
4 14 (14.29%) Oracle
5 13 (13.27%) Dell
5 13 (13.27%) Ivanti
6 11 (11.22%) HP
7 9 (9.18%) NetApp
8 7 (7.14%) Veeam
9 6 (6.12%) SolarWinds
9 6 (6.12%) Symantec
9 6 (6.12%) Wyse
10 5 (5.10%) EMC
11 4 (4.08%) CheckPoint
11 4 (4.08%) McAfee
12 3 (3.06%) CA
12 3 (3.06%) CommVault
12 3 (3.06%) F5
13 2 (2.04%) MobileIron