Period
to 20 October 2017

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 October 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
6 months to
20 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 455 377 303
Rank change year-on-year -78 -74 -41
Contract jobs citing XenApp 408 629 835
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.45% 0.64% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 3.60% 5.19% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 416 535
England median daily rate £325 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.14% +6.06%
10th Percentile £179 £193 £211
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
UK median daily rate £325 £325 £350
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 37 48
England median hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% +13.68% +18.75%
10th Percentile £12.40 £13.57 £8.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £36.20 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £22.38 £27.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year -17.11% +18.27% +14.15%

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 11334 12126 10872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.41% 12.32% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7360 7713 6214
England median daily rate £425 £410 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +13.10% +6.62%
10th Percentile £163 £181 £163
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £355
% change year-on-year +6.25% +12.68% +5.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 623 813 1184
England median hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.06% -3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £37.20 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.66 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.13% - +6.67%

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 October 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 6 months to 20 October 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 6 months to 20 October 2017. 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 -37 165 £339 -15.25% 14
South East -7 75 £343 +5.38% 7
North of England -40 66 £300 +11.01% 7
East of England -7 55 £450 +16.13% 3
Midlands +26 29 £288 +4.55% 2
North West +5 28 £300 -27.27% 7
North East -17 25 £275 +14.58%
West Midlands +21 23 £288 +4.55% 1
Yorkshire +28 13 £350 +23.89%
South West -4 12 £335 +11.67% 4
East Midlands -5 6 £283 -13.08% 1
XenApp
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 391 (95.83%) Citrix
2 342 (83.82%) Windows
3 248 (60.78%) Active Directory
3 248 (60.78%) VMware
4 213 (52.21%) Microsoft
5 199 (48.77%) Windows Server
6 164 (40.20%) XenDesktop
7 136 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 131 (32.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 123 (30.15%) SCCM
10 121 (29.66%) Windows Server 2012
11 111 (27.21%) MS Exchange
12 109 (26.72%) Office 365
13 102 (25.00%) DNS
13 102 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
14 96 (23.53%) Windows 7
15 94 (23.04%) DHCP
16 86 (21.08%) PowerShell
17 77 (18.87%) NetScaler
18 75 (18.38%) AppSense
19 73 (17.89%) Skype for Business
20 72 (17.65%) Hyper-V
21 66 (16.18%) Windows 10
22 61 (14.95%) ITIL
23 60 (14.71%) SQL Server
23 60 (14.71%) XenServer
24 58 (14.22%) Cisco
25 57 (13.97%) Microsoft Certification
26 54 (13.24%) vSphere
27 50 (12.25%) Firewall

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
1 111 (27.21%) MS Exchange
2 73 (17.89%) Skype for Business
3 46 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 37 (9.07%) SharePoint
5 21 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (3.68%) IIS
8 12 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 9 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.74%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.49%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.25%) Apache
12 1 (0.25%) nginx
12 1 (0.25%) SAS
12 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 48 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 109 (26.72%) Office 365
2 42 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (5.39%) OneDrive
4 10 (2.45%) IaaS
5 8 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.23%) G Suite
7 4 (0.98%) PaaS
8 3 (0.74%) Yammer
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.25%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (0.25%) Data Lake Analytics
9 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.25%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.25%) SaaS
9 1 (0.25%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 102 (25.00%) DNS
2 94 (23.04%) DHCP
3 77 (18.87%) NetScaler
4 50 (12.25%) Firewall
5 45 (11.03%) LAN
5 45 (11.03%) SAN
5 45 (11.03%) Skype
5 45 (11.03%) WAN
6 30 (7.35%) TCP/IP
7 19 (4.66%) VPN
8 15 (3.68%) VoIP
9 13 (3.19%) SMS
9 13 (3.19%) VLAN
10 11 (2.70%) Internet
11 9 (2.21%) iSCSI
11 9 (2.21%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (1.96%) NAS
12 8 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (1.72%) DMZ
13 7 (1.72%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.49%) MySQL
6 2 (0.49%) Power BI
6 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.25%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.25%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (2.70%) MSI
2 4 (0.98%) InstallShield
2 4 (0.98%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (0.49%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (12.25%) Finance
2 28 (6.86%) Banking
3 12 (2.94%) Publishing
4 11 (2.70%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.96%) Legal
7 7 (1.72%) Local Government
8 6 (1.47%) Retail
9 5 (1.23%) Back Office
9 5 (1.23%) Law
9 5 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.98%) Front Office
11 3 (0.74%) Electronics
11 3 (0.74%) Marketing
12 2 (0.49%) Advertising
12 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.25%) Billing
Job Titles
1 62 (15.20%) Citrix Engineer
2 51 (12.50%) Analyst
2 51 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 39 (9.56%) Consultant
4 38 (9.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 31 (7.60%) Desktop Support
6 29 (7.11%) Support Engineer
7 26 (6.37%) Architect
8 21 (5.15%) VMware Engineer
8 21 (5.15%) Windows Engineer
9 20 (4.90%) Wintel Engineer
10 19 (4.66%) 3rd Line Support
10 19 (4.66%) Server Engineer
11 18 (4.41%) Support Analyst
12 17 (4.17%) Administrator
12 17 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 15 (3.68%) Desktop Engineer
14 14 (3.43%) Senior Citrix Engineer
15 13 (3.19%) Citrix Consultant
15 13 (3.19%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.74%) .NET
1 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET
1 3 (0.74%) Web Services
2 2 (0.49%) OCX
2 2 (0.49%) SAML
3 1 (0.25%) JSON
3 1 (0.25%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.25%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 33 (8.09%) Data Centre
2 20 (4.90%) CESG
3 17 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 16 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.68%) Fat Client
5 15 (3.68%) Thin Client
6 13 (3.19%) Clustering
7 11 (2.70%) User Experience
8 10 (2.45%) EMC VNX
9 7 (1.72%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.72%) PKI
9 7 (1.72%) RSA SecurID
10 6 (1.47%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.47%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.23%) iPhone
11 5 (1.23%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.74%) Derivative
12 3 (0.74%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 342 (83.82%) Windows
2 199 (48.77%) Windows Server
3 131 (32.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 121 (29.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 96 (23.53%) Windows 7
6 66 (16.18%) Windows 10
7 46 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (6.62%) Linux
9 22 (5.39%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.21%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.72%) Unix
12 4 (0.98%) Android
12 4 (0.98%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.49%) CentOS
13 2 (0.49%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.49%) Debian
13 2 (0.49%) Solaris
13 2 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (14.95%) ITIL
2 45 (11.03%) Migration
3 28 (6.86%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 21 (5.15%) Application Packaging
5 19 (4.66%) Disk Encryption
6 17 (4.17%) Presales
7 15 (3.68%) Capacity Planning
7 15 (3.68%) Customer Requirements
7 15 (3.68%) Mobile Device Management
8 14 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (3.19%) High Availability
9 13 (3.19%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 13 (3.19%) Problem Management
9 13 (3.19%) Project Management
10 12 (2.94%) Application Virtualisation
10 12 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
10 12 (2.94%) Network Design
10 12 (2.94%) Server Building
10 12 (2.94%) Software Delivery
10 12 (2.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 86 (21.08%) PowerShell
2 36 (8.82%) SQL
3 33 (8.09%) VBScript
4 8 (1.96%) VB
5 3 (0.74%) C
5 3 (0.74%) C#
5 3 (0.74%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.49%) Java
6 2 (0.49%) Ruby
7 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.25%) Perl
7 1 (0.25%) PHP
7 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 57 (13.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (12.01%) MCSE
3 42 (10.29%) Security Cleared
4 33 (8.09%) Citrix Certification
5 29 (7.11%) SC Cleared
6 25 (6.13%) MCP
7 19 (4.66%) MCSA
8 18 (4.41%) CCA
9 16 (3.92%) Degree
10 13 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (2.94%) CCNA
11 12 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (2.70%) MCDST
13 6 (1.47%) CCEA
13 6 (1.47%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (1.23%) CCNP
15 4 (0.98%) VCAP
16 3 (0.74%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.43%) PCI DSS
2 12 (2.94%) SLA
3 10 (2.45%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.74%) QA
6 2 (0.49%) PMO
System Software
1 248 (60.78%) Active Directory
2 164 (40.20%) XenDesktop
3 136 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 102 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 72 (17.65%) Hyper-V
6 60 (14.71%) XenServer
7 54 (13.24%) vSphere
8 47 (11.52%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (4.90%) BitLocker
10 12 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (2.21%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.96%) Terminal Server
12 8 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (1.23%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.98%) ISA Server
14 4 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (0.98%) SRDF
14 4 (0.98%) VMware NSX
15 3 (0.74%) Xen
Systems Management
1 123 (30.15%) SCCM
2 29 (7.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 20 (4.90%) Microsoft Intune
4 19 (4.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 17 (4.17%) SCOM
6 13 (3.19%) AppDNA
6 13 (3.19%) vCenter Server
7 12 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (2.70%) EdgeSight
9 9 (2.21%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 8 (1.96%) PowerCLI
11 6 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (1.47%) Puppet
12 5 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (1.23%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.98%) ThinApp
13 4 (0.98%) WSUS
13 4 (0.98%) XenMobile
14 3 (0.74%) Ansible
Vendors
1 391 (95.83%) Citrix
2 248 (60.78%) VMware
3 213 (52.21%) Microsoft
4 75 (18.38%) AppSense
5 58 (14.22%) Cisco
6 39 (9.56%) Symantec
7 33 (8.09%) HP
8 30 (7.35%) Altiris
9 22 (5.39%) NetApp
10 21 (5.15%) EMC
11 20 (4.90%) Dell
11 20 (4.90%) LANDesk
12 15 (3.68%) Veeam
13 14 (3.43%) CheckPoint
14 13 (3.19%) IBM
15 12 (2.94%) CommVault
16 11 (2.70%) Apple
16 11 (2.70%) Google
16 11 (2.70%) Juniper
16 11 (2.70%) McAfee