Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 403 409 382
Rank change year-on-year +6 -27 -89
Contract jobs citing XenApp 503 483 592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.54% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 4.22% 4.41% 5.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 337 287 394
England median daily rate £341 £350 £357
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.71% -1.91% +1.95%
10th Percentile £162 £206 £213
90th Percentile £506 £500 £488
UK median daily rate £338 £350 £353
% change year-on-year -3.36% -0.71% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 18
England median hourly rate £32.50 £16.29 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +99.51% -55.97% +64.44%
10th Percentile £16.08 £12.08 £14.38
90th Percentile £60.00 £32.93 £96.38
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £16.29 £32.03
% change year-on-year +99.51% -49.14% +42.34%

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 11,909 10,946 9,962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.90% 12.20% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,831 6,927 5,830
England median daily rate £440 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +8.55% +8.57%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £156
90th Percentile £625 £588 £566
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 729 1,075
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.15 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.17% +4.19% -
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.13
90th Percentile £46.60 £43.75 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £16.45 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.83% +3.23% -

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +6 230 £341 -14.88% 46
South East -19 84 £400 +18.52% 14
North of England +8 81 £300 - 28
East of England +2 54 £425 +17.24% 12
Midlands +6 41 £300 +9.09% 10
North East +39 28 £275 +27.91% 9
North West 0 28 £375 -11.76% 12
West Midlands +10 26 £325 +30.00% 4
Yorkshire +27 25 £350 +16.67% 7
East Midlands +3 15 £250 -23.08% 6
South West -14 7 £316 +1.20% 9
XenApp
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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.

1 487 (96.82%) Citrix
2 398 (79.13%) Windows
3 294 (58.45%) Active Directory
4 287 (57.06%) VMware
5 257 (51.09%) Microsoft
6 224 (44.53%) Windows Server
7 202 (40.16%) XenDesktop
8 166 (33.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 151 (30.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 148 (29.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 141 (28.03%) SCCM
12 139 (27.63%) Office 365
13 130 (25.84%) DNS
14 125 (24.85%) DHCP
15 123 (24.45%) PowerShell
16 119 (23.66%) Windows 7
17 115 (22.86%) MS Exchange
18 113 (22.47%) Ivanti
19 110 (21.87%) Microsoft App-V
20 94 (18.69%) NetScaler
21 91 (18.09%) ITIL
22 79 (15.71%) Finance
22 79 (15.71%) Windows 10
23 76 (15.11%) Hyper-V
24 73 (14.51%) Skype for Business
25 69 (13.72%) Microsoft Office
26 68 (13.52%) Cisco
26 68 (13.52%) XenServer
27 63 (12.52%) Microsoft Azure
28 56 (11.13%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 115 (22.86%) MS Exchange
2 73 (14.51%) Skype for Business
3 49 (9.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (6.56%) SharePoint
5 20 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 19 (3.78%) IIS
7 16 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (2.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (1.99%) Tomcat
10 7 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.60%) Apache
11 3 (0.60%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.40%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.20%) CMS
13 1 (0.20%) Drupal
13 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 69 (13.72%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 139 (27.63%) Office 365
2 63 (12.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.77%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (4.37%) OneDrive
5 15 (2.98%) IaaS
6 11 (2.19%) PaaS
7 6 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.19%) G Suite
8 5 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.80%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.40%) SaaS
11 1 (0.20%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.20%) Data Lake Analytics
11 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 130 (25.84%) DNS
2 125 (24.85%) DHCP
3 94 (18.69%) NetScaler
4 55 (10.93%) SAN
5 51 (10.14%) Firewall
6 50 (9.94%) Skype
7 47 (9.34%) LAN
8 44 (8.75%) WAN
9 37 (7.36%) TCP/IP
10 26 (5.17%) VLAN
10 26 (5.17%) VPN
11 17 (3.38%) iSCSI
12 15 (2.98%) Internet
13 13 (2.58%) SMS
13 13 (2.58%) VoIP
14 12 (2.39%) NAS
15 10 (1.99%) Remote Desktop
16 8 (1.59%) VSAN
17 7 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
17 7 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (10.93%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (3.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (1.19%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.60%) MySQL
6 3 (0.60%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.20%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.20%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.20%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (2.58%) MSI
2 5 (0.99%) InstallShield
2 5 (0.99%) Wise Package Studio
3 4 (0.80%) AutoIt
4 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.40%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.20%) Eclipse
General
1 79 (15.71%) Finance
2 38 (7.55%) Banking
3 13 (2.58%) Publishing
4 12 (2.39%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.99%) Legal
6 7 (1.39%) Law
7 6 (1.19%) Retail
8 5 (0.99%) Back Office
8 5 (0.99%) Local Government
9 4 (0.80%) Front Office
9 4 (0.80%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.40%) Advertising
11 2 (0.40%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 80 (15.90%) Citrix Engineer
2 63 (12.52%) Analyst
3 55 (10.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 42 (8.35%) Consultant
5 38 (7.55%) Desktop Support
6 36 (7.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 35 (6.96%) Support Engineer
8 30 (5.96%) Architect
9 26 (5.17%) Windows Engineer
10 24 (4.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 22 (4.37%) Service Analyst
11 22 (4.37%) Service Desk Analyst
12 21 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
13 18 (3.58%) Citrix Support
13 18 (3.58%) Support Analyst
13 18 (3.58%) VMware Engineer
13 18 (3.58%) Wintel Engineer
14 17 (3.38%) Citrix Specialist
14 17 (3.38%) Desktop Engineer
14 17 (3.38%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.99%) Web Services
2 4 (0.80%) .NET
2 4 (0.80%) X-Windows
3 3 (0.60%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.60%) Middleware
4 2 (0.40%) OCX
4 2 (0.40%) SAML
4 2 (0.40%) XML
5 1 (0.20%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.20%) JSON
5 1 (0.20%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.36%) Data Centre
2 22 (4.37%) Management Information System
3 20 (3.98%) CESG
3 20 (3.98%) Clustering
4 19 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.38%) Blackberry
6 15 (2.98%) User Experience
7 13 (2.58%) Fat Client
7 13 (2.58%) Thin Client
8 12 (2.39%) Replication
9 10 (1.99%) EMC VNX
9 10 (1.99%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.39%) RSA SecurID
11 5 (0.99%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (0.99%) Private Cloud
11 5 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.99%) Virtual Team
12 3 (0.60%) Driving Licence
12 3 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 398 (79.13%) Windows
2 224 (44.53%) Windows Server
3 151 (30.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 148 (29.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 119 (23.66%) Windows 7
6 79 (15.71%) Windows 10
7 48 (9.54%) Linux
7 48 (9.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (5.17%) Windows 8
9 21 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (2.19%) Apple iOS
11 10 (1.99%) Unix
12 8 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
13 7 (1.39%) Solaris
14 4 (0.80%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.80%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.60%) Android
16 2 (0.40%) CentOS
16 2 (0.40%) Debian
16 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (18.09%) ITIL
2 50 (9.94%) Migration
3 31 (6.16%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 26 (5.17%) Application Packaging
4 26 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (4.37%) Problem Management
6 21 (4.17%) Disk Encryption
6 21 (4.17%) High Availability
7 19 (3.78%) Incident Management
8 17 (3.38%) Capacity Management
8 17 (3.38%) Customer Requirements
8 17 (3.38%) Infrastructure Management
8 17 (3.38%) Project Management
8 17 (3.38%) Service Delivery
9 16 (3.18%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (3.18%) Business Continuity
9 16 (3.18%) Network Design
9 16 (3.18%) Presales
10 15 (2.98%) Application Virtualisation
10 15 (2.98%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 123 (24.45%) PowerShell
2 52 (10.34%) SQL
3 46 (9.15%) VBScript
4 10 (1.99%) VB
5 5 (0.99%) C
5 5 (0.99%) Java
6 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
7 3 (0.60%) C#
7 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.60%) VB.NET
8 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.40%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.20%) Perl
9 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 56 (11.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (9.74%) Citrix Certification
3 45 (8.95%) MCSE
4 40 (7.95%) Security Cleared
5 30 (5.96%) CCA
6 26 (5.17%) SC Cleared
7 19 (3.78%) MCP
8 16 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (3.18%) MCSA
9 15 (2.98%) CCEA
10 14 (2.78%) Degree
11 13 (2.58%) CCNA
12 12 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (1.79%) MCDST
14 9 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 8 (1.59%) CCNP
16 6 (1.19%) CCAA
17 5 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
18 4 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
1 9 (1.79%) SLA
2 8 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.80%) PMO
5 3 (0.60%) QA
System Software
1 294 (58.45%) Active Directory
2 202 (40.16%) XenDesktop
3 166 (33.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 110 (21.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 76 (15.11%) Hyper-V
6 68 (13.52%) XenServer
7 55 (10.93%) VMware ESXi
8 45 (8.95%) vSphere
9 21 (4.17%) BitLocker
10 12 (2.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 11 (2.19%) DFS Replication
12 10 (1.99%) Terminal Server
13 8 (1.59%) NFS
13 8 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (1.19%) Terminal Services
15 6 (1.19%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.99%) ISA Server
16 5 (0.99%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 141 (28.03%) SCCM
2 33 (6.56%) SCOM
3 29 (5.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 23 (4.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 22 (4.37%) EdgeSight
6 21 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 11 (2.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 11 (2.19%) WSUS
7 11 (2.19%) XenMobile
8 10 (1.99%) vCenter Server
9 9 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
10 8 (1.59%) Ansible
10 8 (1.59%) AppDNA
10 8 (1.59%) vMotion
11 7 (1.39%) PowerCLI
11 7 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 6 (1.19%) Nagios
12 6 (1.19%) Puppet
13 5 (0.99%) Backup Exec
13 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 487 (96.82%) Citrix
2 287 (57.06%) VMware
3 257 (51.09%) Microsoft
4 113 (22.47%) Ivanti
5 68 (13.52%) Cisco
6 44 (8.75%) HP
7 37 (7.36%) Symantec
8 35 (6.96%) Altiris
9 33 (6.56%) NetApp
10 26 (5.17%) Dell
11 22 (4.37%) Apple
12 20 (3.98%) IBM
13 18 (3.58%) EMC
14 15 (2.98%) CheckPoint
15 14 (2.78%) Google
16 11 (2.19%) CommVault
16 11 (2.19%) McAfee
16 11 (2.19%) Red Hat
16 11 (2.19%) SolarWinds
17 10 (1.99%) Veeam