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 June 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.

Citrix XenApp
UK / England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 418 300 265
Rank change year-on-year -118 -35  
Contract jobs citing XenApp 164 372 433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.39% 0.75% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 3.42% 6.13% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 245 268
Median daily rate £350 £303 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.60% -13.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year +8.33% -3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 34
Median hourly rate £20.50 £28.25 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.43% +23.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £19.50 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £106.25 £36.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £28.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year -44.34% +33.72%  

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 4799 6069 5514
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.30% 12.29% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3086 3850 3159
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 426 590
Median hourly rate £16.92 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.94% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.09 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

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 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 June 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 -29 69 £425 +11.84% 25
South East -8 23 £375 -9.09% 8
North West +23 21 £350 +5.66% 10
East of England -1 18 £315 -22.46% 5
West Midlands +29 11 £238 -28.57% 9
Yorkshire +21 7 £325 +30.00% 2
South West -4 6 £305 +1.66% 8
North East -21 6 £200 -25.92%
East Midlands -10 1 £290 -10.76% 4
XenApp
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 329 (92.94%) Citrix
2 256 (72.32%) Windows
3 183 (51.69%) VMware
4 176 (49.72%) Active Directory
5 171 (48.31%) Microsoft
6 147 (41.53%) XenDesktop
7 127 (35.88%) Windows Server
8 117 (33.05%) SCCM
9 114 (32.20%) VMware Infrastructure
10 113 (31.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 91 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
12 89 (25.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 77 (21.75%) Office 365
14 76 (21.47%) MS Exchange
15 73 (20.62%) AppSense
16 70 (19.77%) Security Cleared
17 68 (19.21%) Windows 7
18 66 (18.64%) DNS
19 62 (17.51%) Finance
19 62 (17.51%) Windows 10
20 61 (17.23%) Cisco
21 56 (15.82%) Migration
22 55 (15.54%) PowerShell
23 54 (15.25%) Hyper-V
23 54 (15.25%) DHCP
24 52 (14.69%) SQL Server
24 52 (14.69%) Skype for Business
24 52 (14.69%) NetScaler
25 51 (14.41%) SC Cleared
26 50 (14.12%) vSphere

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 76 (21.47%) MS Exchange
2 52 (14.69%) Skype for Business
3 31 (8.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (8.76%) SharePoint
4 24 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (4.52%) IIS
6 12 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.85%) Apache
8 3 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
8 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.28%) nginx
9 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.28%) SAS
9 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 42 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 77 (21.75%) Office 365
2 23 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (3.11%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.13%) IaaS
6 3 (0.85%) Yammer
7 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.56%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.56%) SaaS
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.28%) G Suite
8 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.28%) iTunes
8 1 (0.28%) PaaS
8 1 (0.28%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 66 (18.64%) DNS
2 54 (15.25%) DHCP
3 52 (14.69%) NetScaler
4 45 (12.71%) SAN
5 29 (8.19%) Firewall
6 24 (6.78%) TCP/IP
7 22 (6.21%) LAN
7 22 (6.21%) Skype
7 22 (6.21%) WAN
8 21 (5.93%) VPN
9 13 (3.67%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (3.67%) VoIP
10 11 (3.11%) LDAP
11 10 (2.82%) BIG-IP
11 10 (2.82%) Cisco Nexus
11 10 (2.82%) iSCSI
11 10 (2.82%) NAS
12 9 (2.54%) Internet
13 7 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (1.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.85%) DB2
4 3 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.28%) MySQL
6 1 (0.28%) Power BI
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (3.39%) MSI
2 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 62 (17.51%) Finance
2 23 (6.50%) Banking
3 9 (2.54%) Back Office
3 9 (2.54%) Investment Banking
3 9 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.69%) Law
4 6 (1.69%) Local Government
4 6 (1.69%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.41%) Marketing
6 4 (1.13%) Electronics
6 4 (1.13%) Games
6 4 (1.13%) Publishing
7 3 (0.85%) Retail
8 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 57 (16.10%) Citrix Engineer
2 52 (14.69%) Analyst
3 43 (12.15%) Architect
4 38 (10.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 36 (10.17%) Consultant
6 31 (8.76%) Support Engineer
7 24 (6.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 24 (6.78%) 3rd Line Support
8 22 (6.21%) Citrix Consultant
8 22 (6.21%) Windows Engineer
9 20 (5.65%) Support Analyst
10 19 (5.37%) VMware Engineer
11 17 (4.80%) Desktop Support
11 17 (4.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 16 (4.52%) Wintel Engineer
13 15 (4.24%) Citrix Analyst
13 15 (4.24%) Citrix Support
13 15 (4.24%) Server Engineer
14 14 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
15 13 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.41%) SAML
2 4 (1.13%) .NET
2 4 (1.13%) ASP.NET
2 4 (1.13%) Web Services
2 4 (1.13%) XMPP
3 2 (0.56%) LAMP
3 2 (0.56%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.28%) COM
4 1 (0.28%) Node.js
4 1 (0.28%) REST
4 1 (0.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.43%) Data Centre
2 33 (9.32%) Fat Client
2 33 (9.32%) Thin Client
3 22 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (5.93%) Clustering
5 14 (3.95%) Video Conferencing
6 13 (3.67%) PKI
7 9 (2.54%) CESG
8 8 (2.26%) iPhone
9 7 (1.98%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.69%) iPad
10 6 (1.69%) iSeries
11 5 (1.41%) AS400
11 5 (1.41%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.41%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.41%) Smartphone
12 4 (1.13%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.13%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.13%) User Experience
13 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 256 (72.32%) Windows
2 127 (35.88%) Windows Server
3 113 (31.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 91 (25.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (19.21%) Windows 7
6 62 (17.51%) Windows 10
7 40 (11.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (6.50%) Linux
9 18 (5.08%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.69%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (1.41%) Android
11 5 (1.41%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.41%) Unix
12 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.13%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.85%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.56%) CentOS
14 2 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (15.82%) Migration
2 49 (13.84%) ITIL
3 27 (7.63%) Application Packaging
4 19 (5.37%) Capacity Planning
5 18 (5.08%) Project Management
6 17 (4.80%) Incident Management
7 15 (4.24%) Configuration Management
7 15 (4.24%) Service Management
8 14 (3.95%) DevOps
8 14 (3.95%) High Availability
8 14 (3.95%) TOGAF
9 13 (3.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 12 (3.39%) PRINCE2
11 11 (3.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (3.11%) Protective Monitoring
11 11 (3.11%) Server Building
12 10 (2.82%) Load Balancing
12 10 (2.82%) Software Deployment
13 9 (2.54%) Asset Management
13 9 (2.54%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (15.54%) PowerShell
2 33 (9.32%) SQL
3 14 (3.95%) VBScript
4 12 (3.39%) C
5 4 (1.13%) C#
5 4 (1.13%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.56%) VB
7 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.28%) Java
7 1 (0.28%) Perl
7 1 (0.28%) PHP
7 1 (0.28%) Python
7 1 (0.28%) Ruby
7 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (19.77%) Security Cleared
2 51 (14.41%) SC Cleared
3 36 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (6.50%) MCSE
5 21 (5.93%) Citrix Certification
6 17 (4.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (4.24%) DV Cleared
8 14 (3.95%) Degree
9 11 (3.11%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (2.82%) CCA
10 10 (2.82%) CCNA
10 10 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (2.26%) MCP
11 8 (2.26%) MCSA
12 6 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 5 (1.41%) MCITP
14 3 (0.85%) MCTS
14 3 (0.85%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.56%) CCEA
15 2 (0.56%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.11%) GPG13
2 9 (2.54%) SLA
3 6 (1.69%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.56%) QA
5 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) PMBOK
System Software
1 176 (49.72%) Active Directory
2 147 (41.53%) XenDesktop
3 114 (32.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 89 (25.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 54 (15.25%) Hyper-V
6 50 (14.12%) vSphere
7 41 (11.58%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (6.50%) XenServer
9 21 (5.93%) Virtual Desktop
10 16 (4.52%) BitLocker
11 15 (4.24%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 9 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (2.26%) Terminal Server
14 5 (1.41%) Xen
15 4 (1.13%) SRDF
15 4 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (1.13%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.85%) Terminal Services
17 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 117 (33.05%) SCCM
2 29 (8.19%) SCOM
3 22 (6.21%) AppDNA
4 18 (5.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 15 (4.24%) Microsoft Clustering
6 12 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (3.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 11 (3.11%) Norton AntiVirus
8 10 (2.82%) NetBackup
8 10 (2.82%) vCenter Server
9 8 (2.26%) SCOrch
9 8 (2.26%) XenMobile
10 7 (1.98%) AirWatch
10 7 (1.98%) EdgeSight
10 7 (1.98%) PowerCLI
10 7 (1.98%) WSUS
11 6 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (1.69%) SCSM
11 6 (1.69%) SCVMM
12 4 (1.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 329 (92.94%) Citrix
2 183 (51.69%) VMware
3 171 (48.31%) Microsoft
4 73 (20.62%) AppSense
5 61 (17.23%) Cisco
6 45 (12.71%) HP
7 35 (9.89%) Symantec
8 32 (9.04%) Dell
9 30 (8.47%) NetApp
10 21 (5.93%) IBM
11 20 (5.65%) F5
12 19 (5.37%) EMC
13 17 (4.80%) Wyse
14 14 (3.95%) Altiris
15 13 (3.67%) Palo Alto
16 11 (3.11%) CommVault
17 10 (2.82%) Apple
18 9 (2.54%) CheckPoint
19 8 (2.26%) Veeam
20 7 (1.98%) LANDesk
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