Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 563 405 401
Rank change year-on-year -158 -4 +17
Contract jobs citing XenApp 160 83 481
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.32% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 1.76% 2.20% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 50 337
10th Percentile £181 £142 £210
25th Percentile £300 £303 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £390 £425 £375
Median % change year-on-year -8.24% +13.33% +4.17%
75th Percentile £500 £481 £441
90th Percentile £573 £520 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year - +13.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 14
10th Percentile £14.02 £38.63 £15.63
25th Percentile £15.47 £39.19 £17.94
Median hourly rate £22.34 £40.75 £26.25
Median % change year-on-year -45.18% +55.24% +29.63%
75th Percentile £28.75 £41.69 £28.25
90th Percentile " £41.88 £38.00
UK median hourly rate £17.18 £42.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -59.11% +60.00% +31.25%

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 9,080 3,773 12,628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.17% 14.60% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,466 2,557 8,617
10th Percentile £200 £225 £180
25th Percentile £381 £375 £345
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 140 530
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £12.76 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.75 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.23% +10.94% -
75th Percentile £28.75 £40.00 £23.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.78 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.62
% change year-on-year -1.41% +6.83% +3.84%

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 25 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing XenApp in England over the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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 25 September 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 -159 72 £425 +11.11% 14
South East -60 29 £490 +7.99% 6
Midlands -71 13 £341 -19.71% 2
East of England -37 12 £315 -25.88% 5
North of England -71 12 £281 -6.25% 17
South West -48 10 £313 +4.17% 2
East Midlands -28 8 £363 -
North West -54 5 £359 +19.58% 12
West Midlands -65 5 £288 -32.35% 2
Yorkshire - 5 £168 - 3
North East - 2 £281 - 2
XenApp
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 154 (96.25%) Citrix
2 128 (80.00%) Windows
3 110 (68.75%) VMware
4 95 (59.38%) Active Directory
5 94 (58.75%) Microsoft
6 85 (53.13%) XenDesktop
7 73 (45.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 69 (43.13%) Windows Server
9 59 (36.88%) Microsoft 365
10 57 (35.63%) Azure
11 54 (33.75%) PowerShell
12 41 (25.63%) NetScaler
12 41 (25.63%) Social Skills
13 40 (25.00%) SCCM
14 38 (23.75%) Windows Server 2012
15 37 (23.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 35 (21.88%) ITIL
17 34 (21.25%) Microsoft App-V
18 32 (20.00%) Migration
18 32 (20.00%) DHCP
19 31 (19.38%) Cisco
19 31 (19.38%) DNS
20 30 (18.75%) Hyper-V
21 28 (17.50%) Ivanti
22 27 (16.88%) Firewall
22 27 (16.88%) SQL
23 26 (16.25%) Windows Server 2016
24 24 (15.00%) Azure Active Directory
24 24 (15.00%) Windows 10
25 23 (14.38%) Problem-Solving

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 22 (13.75%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.63%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (5.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.38%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (4.38%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Elite 3E
2 2 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 59 (36.88%) Microsoft 365
2 57 (35.63%) Azure
3 24 (15.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 21 (13.13%) AWS
5 10 (6.25%) Azure ExpressRoute
5 10 (6.25%) Mimecast
6 7 (4.38%) SaaS
7 5 (3.13%) IaaS
8 4 (2.50%) PaaS
9 3 (1.88%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.25%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.63%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.63%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 41 (25.63%) NetScaler
2 32 (20.00%) DHCP
3 31 (19.38%) DNS
4 27 (16.88%) Firewall
5 12 (7.50%) SAN
6 10 (6.25%) VPN
7 9 (5.63%) WAN
8 6 (3.75%) Skype
8 6 (3.75%) TCP/IP
9 5 (3.13%) LAN
10 4 (2.50%) FTP
10 4 (2.50%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.50%) Junos
10 4 (2.50%) NAS
10 4 (2.50%) Network Security
10 4 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (2.50%) VoIP
10 4 (2.50%) VSAN
11 3 (1.88%) IPv4
11 3 (1.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.63%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.63%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (2.50%) MSI
2 2 (1.25%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.25%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.63%) Git (software)
General
1 41 (25.63%) Social Skills
2 19 (11.88%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (11.88%) Finance
3 6 (3.75%) Legal
3 6 (3.75%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.13%) Banking
4 5 (3.13%) Billing
4 5 (3.13%) Law
5 4 (2.50%) Organisational Skills
6 2 (1.25%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.25%) Marketing
6 2 (1.25%) Retail
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.63%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (20.63%) Analyst
2 28 (17.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (16.25%) Architect
4 22 (13.75%) Citrix Engineer
5 18 (11.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 14 (8.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 12 (7.50%) Cloud Architect
7 12 (7.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 10 (6.25%) Support Engineer
9 9 (5.63%) Service Analyst
10 8 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (5.00%) Consultant
10 8 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
10 8 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
11 7 (4.38%) Administrator
12 6 (3.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 6 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support
12 6 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (3.75%) Citrix Administrator
12 6 (3.75%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.13%) Middleware
2 2 (1.25%) XML
3 1 (0.63%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.63%) LAMP
3 1 (0.63%) LDAP
3 1 (0.63%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.88%) Replication
2 6 (3.75%) Cloud Native
3 5 (3.13%) Clustering
3 5 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
3 5 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.25%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.63%) CMDB
5 1 (0.63%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.63%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.63%) Housing Association
5 1 (0.63%) iPhone
5 1 (0.63%) Legacy Applications
5 1 (0.63%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (0.63%) Symmetrix
5 1 (0.63%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 128 (80.00%) Windows
2 69 (43.13%) Windows Server
3 38 (23.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (16.25%) Windows Server 2016
5 24 (15.00%) Windows 10
6 16 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (9.38%) Windows 7
8 12 (7.50%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (4.38%) Linux
10 4 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.88%) VMS
11 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.25%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.25%) MVS
12 2 (1.25%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.25%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.63%) Android
13 1 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 35 (21.88%) ITIL
3 32 (20.00%) Migration
4 23 (14.38%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (10.00%) Change Management
6 14 (8.75%) DevOps
7 12 (7.50%) Network Design
8 11 (6.88%) Project Delivery
9 10 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (6.25%) Application Virtualisation
9 10 (6.25%) Problem Management
10 9 (5.63%) Service Management
10 9 (5.63%) Virtual Environments
11 8 (5.00%) Architecture Roadmap
11 8 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
12 7 (4.38%) Customer Requirements
12 7 (4.38%) Incident Management
12 7 (4.38%) Personalization
12 7 (4.38%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 54 (33.75%) PowerShell
2 27 (16.88%) SQL
3 11 (6.88%) VBScript
4 2 (1.25%) Python
4 2 (1.25%) VB
5 1 (0.63%) C
5 1 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (14.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (10.00%) MCSE
3 14 (8.75%) Security Cleared
4 12 (7.50%) SC Cleared
5 11 (6.88%) CCNA
5 11 (6.88%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (5.63%) Citrix Certification
6 9 (5.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (5.00%) MCSA
8 6 (3.75%) Degree
9 5 (3.13%) CCA
9 5 (3.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (3.13%) JNCIA
10 4 (2.50%) CISSP
10 4 (2.50%) MCITP
11 3 (1.88%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.25%) MCP
12 2 (1.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.13%) SLA
2 7 (4.38%) GDPR
3 2 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 95 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 85 (53.13%) XenDesktop
3 73 (45.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (21.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 30 (18.75%) Hyper-V
6 18 (11.25%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (8.75%) vSphere
8 12 (7.50%) NFS
9 10 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (4.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 5 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.88%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (1.25%) VMware NSX
13 2 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 40 (25.00%) SCCM
2 16 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (8.13%) Ansible
4 8 (5.00%) SCOM
4 8 (5.00%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (4.38%) MobiControl
5 7 (4.38%) Terraform
5 7 (4.38%) WSUS
6 4 (2.50%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 4 (2.50%) PowerCLI
6 4 (2.50%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.88%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.25%) AppDNA
8 2 (1.25%) EdgeSight
8 2 (1.25%) vRealize
9 1 (0.63%) PaperCut
9 1 (0.63%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 154 (96.25%) Citrix
2 110 (68.75%) VMware
3 94 (58.75%) Microsoft
4 31 (19.38%) Cisco
5 28 (17.50%) Ivanti
6 18 (11.25%) HP
7 15 (9.38%) NetApp
8 14 (8.75%) Veeam
9 12 (7.50%) CheckPoint
9 12 (7.50%) Oracle
10 10 (6.25%) Symantec
11 8 (5.00%) SolarWinds
12 7 (4.38%) SOTI
13 6 (3.75%) iManage
13 6 (3.75%) Juniper
14 5 (3.13%) EMC
15 4 (2.50%) Dell
15 4 (2.50%) Intapp
15 4 (2.50%) McAfee
15 4 (2.50%) Sophos