The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 March 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 190 209
Rank change year-on-year -31 +19  
Contract jobs citing XenApp 33 77 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.83% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 3.54% 5.95% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 61 35
Median daily rate £425 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.78% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £370
% change year-on-year - -12.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.82 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -23.22% -10.00%  

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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 932 1295 1274
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 11.89% 13.96% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 525 804 646
Median daily rate £375 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 102 130
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.17 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.04% +28.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £51.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

XenApp
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

XenApp
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing XenApp in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for XenApp in the South East

XenApp
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenApp in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenApp in the South East

XenApp
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenApp in the South East

XenApp
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Buckinghamshire +6 16 £460 +8.23% 2
Surrey -3 5 £350 -9.67% 4
Hampshire -9 5 £313 -0.07% 2
Berkshire +17 3 £276 -15.00% 3
West Sussex +7 2 £438 -7.89%
Oxfordshire -2 1 £300 -25.00%
XenApp
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 South East region with a requirement for XenApp.

1 83 (97.65%) Citrix
2 68 (80.00%) Windows
3 55 (64.71%) Active Directory
4 44 (51.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 43 (50.59%) XenDesktop
6 42 (49.41%) Microsoft
7 40 (47.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 38 (44.71%) Windows Server
9 37 (43.53%) VMware
10 31 (36.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 25 (29.41%) SCCM
12 24 (28.24%) HP
13 23 (27.06%) DNS
13 23 (27.06%) Thin Client
13 23 (27.06%) Fat Client
13 23 (27.06%) vSphere
14 20 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (23.53%) AppDNA
15 19 (22.35%) Security Cleared
15 19 (22.35%) Windows 7
16 17 (20.00%) AppSense
17 16 (18.82%) SQL
18 15 (17.65%) Cisco
18 15 (17.65%) PowerShell
19 14 (16.47%) Finance
20 13 (15.29%) DHCP
21 12 (14.12%) Linux
21 12 (14.12%) SQL Server
21 12 (14.12%) Wyse
21 12 (14.12%) F5

XenApp
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (12.94%) Skype for Business
2 6 (7.06%) IIS
3 4 (4.71%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.06%) MS Office
2 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (10.59%) Office 365
3 6 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.35%) IaaS
5 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.18%) iTunes
5 1 (1.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (27.06%) DNS
2 13 (15.29%) DHCP
3 11 (12.94%) Cisco ASA
3 11 (12.94%) NetScaler
4 10 (11.76%) BIG-IP
5 9 (10.59%) Cisco Nexus
6 8 (9.41%) Skype
7 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
8 6 (7.06%) Firewall
8 6 (7.06%) VPN
8 6 (7.06%) WAN
9 5 (5.88%) LAN
10 4 (4.71%) SAN
11 3 (3.53%) SSL
12 2 (2.35%) HTTP
12 2 (2.35%) Network Security
12 2 (2.35%) Wireless
13 1 (1.18%) Cisco PIX
13 1 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 1 (1.18%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.41%) DB2
3 7 (8.24%) BusinessObjects
3 7 (8.24%) SQL Server 2005
3 7 (8.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.71%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.18%) MSI
1 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (16.47%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Advertising
2 2 (2.35%) Publishing
2 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.18%) Back Office
3 1 (1.18%) Electronics
3 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.18%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (18.82%) Citrix Engineer
2 15 (17.65%) Analyst
2 15 (17.65%) Architect
3 9 (10.59%) Enterprise Architect
3 9 (10.59%) Support Analyst
4 7 (8.24%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (7.06%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (7.06%) Citrix Specialist
5 6 (7.06%) Consultant
6 5 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Citrix Analyst
6 5 (5.88%) Technical Architect
6 5 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.71%) Applications Packager
7 4 (4.71%) Server Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) Citrix Support
8 3 (3.53%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (3.53%) Server Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Services Delivery Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) Web Services
2 1 (1.18%) .NET
2 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (1.18%) REST
2 1 (1.18%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.06%) Fat Client
1 23 (27.06%) Thin Client
2 10 (11.76%) Clustering
3 9 (10.59%) iSeries
4 8 (9.41%) AS400
5 5 (5.88%) BYOD
6 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.53%) PKI
7 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.18%) CMDB
8 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.18%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.18%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.18%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 68 (80.00%) Windows
2 44 (51.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (44.71%) Windows Server
4 31 (36.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (22.35%) Windows 7
6 12 (14.12%) Linux
7 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (7.06%) Windows 10
9 5 (5.88%) Windows 8
9 5 (5.88%) Windows Vista
10 4 (4.71%) Windows XP
11 3 (3.53%) Unix
12 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.18%) AIX
13 1 (1.18%) Android
13 1 (1.18%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (1.18%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.94%) DevOps
2 10 (11.76%) ITIL
2 10 (11.76%) Protective Monitoring
3 9 (10.59%) Application Virtualisation
4 8 (9.41%) Change Management
4 8 (9.41%) Problem Management
5 7 (8.24%) Customer Requirements
5 7 (8.24%) Infrastructure Management
6 6 (7.06%) DNA
7 5 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (4.71%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (4.71%) Incident Management
8 4 (4.71%) Migration
8 4 (4.71%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.53%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (3.53%) High Availability
9 3 (3.53%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (3.53%) Performance Management
9 3 (3.53%) Service Design
10 2 (2.35%) Personalization
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.82%) SQL
2 15 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.35%) VBScript
4 1 (1.18%) C
4 1 (1.18%) C#
4 1 (1.18%) VB
4 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 19 (22.35%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.41%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.88%) CCA
4 5 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (3.53%) MCSE
5 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.35%) RHCE
6 2 (2.35%) RHCSA
6 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.18%) CCAA
7 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.76%) GPG13
2 4 (4.71%) SLA
3 1 (1.18%) PMBOK
3 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 55 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 43 (50.59%) XenDesktop
3 40 (47.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 23 (27.06%) vSphere
5 20 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (12.94%) XenServer
7 6 (7.06%) Firmware
7 6 (7.06%) Hyper-V
7 6 (7.06%) Terminal Services
7 6 (7.06%) VMware ESX
8 4 (4.71%) BitLocker
8 4 (4.71%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.18%) Docker
10 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.18%) Squid
10 1 (1.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 25 (29.41%) SCCM
2 20 (23.53%) AppDNA
3 12 (14.12%) EdgeSight
4 8 (9.41%) Tivoli
5 6 (7.06%) SCOM
5 6 (7.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (5.88%) XenMobile
7 4 (4.71%) SafeCom
7 4 (4.71%) WSUS
8 3 (3.53%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (2.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
10 1 (1.18%) FortiGate
10 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
10 1 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (1.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 83 (97.65%) Citrix
2 42 (49.41%) Microsoft
3 37 (43.53%) VMware
4 24 (28.24%) HP
5 17 (20.00%) AppSense
6 15 (17.65%) Cisco
7 12 (14.12%) F5
7 12 (14.12%) Wyse
8 11 (12.94%) IBM
9 10 (11.76%) Palo Alto
10 9 (10.59%) Symantec
11 8 (9.41%) Hitachi
12 6 (7.06%) CheckPoint
13 4 (4.71%) CA
14 3 (3.53%) BT
14 3 (3.53%) Intel Security
14 3 (3.53%) IronPort
14 3 (3.53%) Sophos
15 2 (2.35%) Google
15 2 (2.35%) NetApp
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
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