Period
to 20 July 2018

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 July 2018 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 393 505 350
Rank change year-on-year +112 -155 -66
Contract jobs citing XenApp 562 334 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.38% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 4.21% 3.31% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 224 486
England median daily rate £338 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69% -10.34%
10th Percentile £190 £195 £194
90th Percentile £488 £531 £475
UK median daily rate £330 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -2.22% +3.85% -10.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 26
England median hourly rate £22.50 £22.34 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.74% -18.78% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.63 £10.13 £15.88
90th Percentile £60.00 £125.00 £36.50
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.36 £27.25
% change year-on-year +0.64% -17.95% +21.11%

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 13,341 10,087 12,043
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.04% 11.50% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,700 6,465 7,585
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.20%
10th Percentile £185 £170 £180
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 790 613 861
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% -4.69%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £43.75 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year - +1.59% -1.56%

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018. 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 +9 202 £375 -6.19% 33
North of England +56 139 £309 +5.19% 27
South East +30 106 £375 -9.09% 14
North East +45 65 £300 +50.00%
North West +17 63 £335 +8.94% 16
Midlands +25 61 £276 +10.20% 5
West Midlands +4 42 £276 +16.00% 3
South West +19 30 £325 +2.77% 4
East of England -6 26 £333 +10.83% 14
East Midlands +11 19 £250 -11.50% 2
Yorkshire -22 11 £323 -0.77% 11
XenApp
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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.

1 545 (96.98%) Citrix
2 459 (81.67%) Windows
3 337 (59.96%) Active Directory
4 333 (59.25%) VMware
5 317 (56.41%) Windows Server
6 290 (51.60%) Microsoft
7 261 (46.44%) XenDesktop
8 245 (43.59%) VMware Infrastructure
9 187 (33.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 182 (32.38%) DNS
11 166 (29.54%) SCCM
12 159 (28.29%) DHCP
13 158 (28.11%) Microsoft App-V
14 144 (25.62%) PowerShell
15 136 (24.20%) NetScaler
16 130 (23.13%) ITIL
17 126 (22.42%) Windows 10
18 121 (21.53%) vSphere
18 121 (21.53%) Ivanti
18 121 (21.53%) Windows Server 2012
19 115 (20.46%) Office 365
20 109 (19.40%) MS Exchange
21 108 (19.22%) Hyper-V
22 105 (18.68%) Finance
23 96 (17.08%) SAN
24 93 (16.55%) HP
24 93 (16.55%) Migration
25 84 (14.95%) VMware ESXi
26 82 (14.59%) Windows 7
27 81 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure

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
1 109 (19.40%) MS Exchange
2 70 (12.46%) IIS
3 56 (9.96%) Skype for Business
4 53 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (6.41%) SharePoint
6 25 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (1.78%) OpenStack
10 8 (1.42%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.71%) Apache
11 4 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.71%) Site Server
12 3 (0.53%) Confluence
12 3 (0.53%) GroupWise
12 3 (0.53%) JBoss
13 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.18%) Drupal
14 1 (0.18%) WildFly
Applications
1 56 (9.96%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.36%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.18%) OPENHousing
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 115 (20.46%) Office 365
2 81 (14.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (4.63%) IaaS
4 23 (4.09%) SaaS
5 21 (3.74%) PaaS
6 19 (3.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
8 8 (1.42%) Yammer
9 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.36%) Slack
10 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.18%) G Suite
10 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 182 (32.38%) DNS
2 159 (28.29%) DHCP
3 136 (24.20%) NetScaler
4 96 (17.08%) SAN
5 58 (10.32%) Firewall
6 51 (9.07%) TCP/IP
7 40 (7.12%) Skype
8 39 (6.94%) VPN
9 35 (6.23%) NAS
9 35 (6.23%) WAN
10 33 (5.87%) LAN
11 27 (4.80%) VLAN
12 19 (3.38%) Telnet
13 17 (3.02%) VSAN
14 16 (2.85%) iSCSI
15 15 (2.67%) MPLS
15 15 (2.67%) Wireless
16 14 (2.49%) DMZ
16 14 (2.49%) IPsec
17 13 (2.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (12.81%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (1.78%) MySQL
5 8 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.71%) Blockchain
7 4 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.71%) SAP Data Services
7 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.18%) DB2
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.18%) Power BI
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 26 (4.63%) MSI
2 16 (2.85%) AdminStudio
3 3 (0.53%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.53%) JIRA
4 2 (0.36%) Burp Suite
4 2 (0.36%) HP UFT
4 2 (0.36%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.36%) JMeter
4 2 (0.36%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.36%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.18%) Hudson
5 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.18%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.18%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 105 (18.68%) Finance
2 17 (3.02%) Back Office
2 17 (3.02%) Local Government
3 15 (2.67%) Banking
4 10 (1.78%) Publishing
5 8 (1.42%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.25%) Legal
7 6 (1.07%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.07%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.89%) Electronics
8 5 (0.89%) Marketing
8 5 (0.89%) Retail
9 4 (0.71%) Billing
9 4 (0.71%) Online Betting
10 3 (0.53%) Law
11 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 123 (21.89%) Citrix Engineer
2 107 (19.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 70 (12.46%) Support Engineer
4 69 (12.28%) Analyst
5 48 (8.54%) Architect
6 47 (8.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 40 (7.12%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 38 (6.76%) Desktop Support
9 36 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support
10 34 (6.05%) Citrix Support
11 32 (5.69%) VMware Engineer
12 28 (4.98%) Server Engineer
13 27 (4.80%) Infrastructure Architect
14 26 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support
15 25 (4.45%) Consultant
16 24 (4.27%) Applications Packager
17 23 (4.09%) Infrastructure Support
17 23 (4.09%) Service Analyst
18 21 (3.74%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
18 21 (3.74%) Citrix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.56%) Middleware
2 9 (1.60%) LDAP
3 5 (0.89%) .NET
3 5 (0.89%) X-Windows
4 4 (0.71%) JSON
4 4 (0.71%) OCX
4 4 (0.71%) Web Services
4 4 (0.71%) WSH
5 3 (0.53%) REST
5 3 (0.53%) Swagger
5 3 (0.53%) XMPP
6 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.36%) LAMP
6 2 (0.36%) SAML
7 1 (0.18%) SOAP
7 1 (0.18%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 63 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (9.25%) Data Centre
3 38 (6.76%) Clustering
4 37 (6.58%) Fat Client
4 37 (6.58%) Thin Client
5 33 (5.87%) Management Information System
6 28 (4.98%) Computer Science
7 25 (4.45%) PKI
8 15 (2.67%) Blackberry
9 10 (1.78%) Replication
10 8 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
11 7 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.89%) Cloud Native
12 5 (0.89%) Taxonomies
12 5 (0.89%) Wiki
13 3 (0.53%) EMC VNX
13 3 (0.53%) Private Cloud
13 3 (0.53%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.53%) User Experience
13 3 (0.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 459 (81.67%) Windows
2 317 (56.41%) Windows Server
3 187 (33.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 126 (22.42%) Windows 10
5 121 (21.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (14.59%) Windows 7
7 74 (13.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 52 (9.25%) Linux
9 23 (4.09%) Windows 8
10 20 (3.56%) Unix
11 18 (3.20%) Windows XP
12 17 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (2.67%) Mac OS
14 11 (1.96%) AIX
15 7 (1.25%) Windows NT
16 6 (1.07%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.53%) Apple iOS
18 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
19 2 (0.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (23.13%) ITIL
2 93 (16.55%) Migration
3 56 (9.96%) Application Packaging
4 47 (8.36%) Application Virtualisation
4 47 (8.36%) Project Management
5 40 (7.12%) Service Delivery
6 39 (6.94%) Business Continuity
7 37 (6.58%) Problem-Solving
8 33 (5.87%) Problem Management
9 26 (4.63%) Disaster Recovery
9 26 (4.63%) Network Design
9 26 (4.63%) Service Management
10 25 (4.45%) Capacity Planning
11 24 (4.27%) High Availability
11 24 (4.27%) Incident Management
12 21 (3.74%) Capacity Management
13 20 (3.56%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (3.56%) Change Management
13 20 (3.56%) ITIL V3
13 20 (3.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 144 (25.62%) PowerShell
2 69 (12.28%) SQL
3 41 (7.30%) VBScript
4 10 (1.78%) VB
5 6 (1.07%) T-SQL
6 5 (0.89%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.53%) Perl
8 2 (0.36%) Python
8 2 (0.36%) VBA
9 1 (0.18%) AWK
9 1 (0.18%) C
9 1 (0.18%) Ruby
9 1 (0.18%) sed
Qualifications
1 71 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 63 (11.21%) SC Cleared
3 45 (8.01%) Degree
4 42 (7.47%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (6.05%) Citrix Certification
6 26 (4.63%) Computer Science Degree
7 20 (3.56%) MCSE
8 17 (3.02%) CCA
9 13 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (2.14%) MCITP
10 12 (2.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 11 (1.96%) MCSA
12 9 (1.60%) MCP
12 9 (1.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 7 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (1.07%) CCNP
15 5 (0.89%) CCDP
15 5 (0.89%) CCIE
15 5 (0.89%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.31%) SLA
2 8 (1.42%) QA
3 7 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.36%) PMO
5 2 (0.36%) WCAG
6 1 (0.18%) BS25999
6 1 (0.18%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) IASME
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 337 (59.96%) Active Directory
2 261 (46.44%) XenDesktop
3 245 (43.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 158 (28.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 121 (21.53%) vSphere
6 108 (19.22%) Hyper-V
7 84 (14.95%) VMware ESXi
8 64 (11.39%) XenServer
9 42 (7.47%) Virtual Desktop
10 27 (4.80%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 21 (3.74%) VMware NSX
12 16 (2.85%) DFS Replication
13 12 (2.14%) BitLocker
13 12 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
14 11 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
14 11 (1.96%) Terminal Services
15 10 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
16 9 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (1.25%) VirtualBox
17 7 (1.25%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 166 (29.54%) SCCM
2 43 (7.65%) SCOM
3 20 (3.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 19 (3.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 17 (3.02%) Backup Exec
6 15 (2.67%) Microsoft Clustering
7 14 (2.49%) NetBackup
7 14 (2.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 14 (2.49%) vRealize
7 14 (2.49%) WSUS
8 13 (2.31%) XenMobile
9 11 (1.96%) Data Guard
10 10 (1.78%) Failover Clustering
10 10 (1.78%) vCenter Server
11 9 (1.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 7 (1.25%) HP SIM
12 7 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (1.25%) SCOrch
13 6 (1.07%) EdgeSight
13 6 (1.07%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 545 (96.98%) Citrix
2 333 (59.25%) VMware
3 290 (51.60%) Microsoft
4 121 (21.53%) Ivanti
5 93 (16.55%) HP
6 72 (12.81%) Cisco
7 41 (7.30%) SAP
8 37 (6.58%) NetApp
9 30 (5.34%) Oracle
10 29 (5.16%) Symantec
11 24 (4.27%) Dell
11 24 (4.27%) IBM
12 22 (3.91%) Wyse
13 21 (3.74%) Apple
13 21 (3.74%) Red Hat
14 18 (3.20%) 3PAR
15 17 (3.02%) CommVault
15 17 (3.02%) McAfee
16 15 (2.67%) ThinPrint
16 15 (2.67%) Veeam