Period
to 28 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 28 January 2020 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
6 months to
28 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 378 414 432
Rank change year-on-year +36 +18 -30
Contract jobs citing XenApp 418 574 536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.58% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 3.73% 3.79% 4.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 419 362
UK median daily rate £365 £376 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.93% +15.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £213 £171
90th Percentile £489 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £376 £325
% change year-on-year -3.59% +15.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 8
UK median hourly rate £20.17 £20.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.42% -37.69% +99.51%
10th Percentile £15.09 £17.25 £14.41
90th Percentile £122.00 £24.10 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.63 £20.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +23.13% -38.46% +22.64%

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 with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11,204 15,162 12,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.56% 15.36% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,338 9,985 8,279
UK median daily rate £450 £465 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +9.41% +4.94%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £160
90th Percentile £638 £638 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £420 £375
% change year-on-year -1.19% +12.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 792 703
UK median hourly rate £17.08 £16.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.75% -0.99% +1.00%
10th Percentile £11.28 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.80 £45.05 £45.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.37 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.35% +2.47% -

XenApp
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing XenApp as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenApp over the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing XenApp over the 6 months to 28 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for XenApp in the UK

XenApp
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing XenApp within the UK over the 6 months to 28 January 2020. 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
England +36 383 £365 -3.95% 148
UK excluding London +36 265 £363 -3.59% 120
London +37 145 £375 -3.23% 33
South East +36 91 £400 - 39
North of England +57 60 £323 -14.00% 29
South West +18 48 £350 - 14
Yorkshire +53 25 £325 -1.52% 12
Scotland +12 23 £425 +30.77% 3
Midlands +23 20 £300 -14.89% 18
North West +5 19 £300 -9.77% 14
East of England +34 16 £325 -15.31% 15
West Midlands +27 16 £300 -14.29% 9
North East +19 16 £349 -12.71% 3
Wales +27 5 £225 -42.12% 1
East Midlands +17 3 £306 -13.73% 9
Northern Ireland +8 2 £238 -5.00% 1

For the 6 months to 28 January 2020, 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 with a requirement for XenApp.

1 400 (95.69%) Citrix
2 324 (77.51%) Windows
3 267 (63.88%) Active Directory
4 243 (58.13%) XenDesktop
5 219 (52.39%) VMware
6 204 (48.80%) Microsoft
7 176 (42.11%) Windows Server
8 146 (34.93%) VMware Infrastructure
9 143 (34.21%) SCCM
10 129 (30.86%) Office 365
11 119 (28.47%) DNS
12 108 (25.84%) PowerShell
12 108 (25.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 104 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
14 103 (24.64%) Windows 10
15 98 (23.44%) NetScaler
16 94 (22.49%) DHCP
17 86 (20.57%) Windows Server 2012
17 86 (20.57%) Azure
18 80 (19.14%) Ivanti
19 77 (18.42%) ITIL
20 76 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
20 76 (18.18%) Security Cleared
21 74 (17.70%) Windows 7
22 69 (16.51%) SQL Server
23 68 (16.27%) Firewall
24 66 (15.79%) MS Exchange
25 60 (14.35%) vSphere
26 59 (14.11%) SC Cleared
26 59 (14.11%) Migration

XenApp
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 66 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 43 (10.29%) Skype for Business
3 38 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 23 (5.50%) IIS
5 21 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.24%) Drupal
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.24%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 41 (9.81%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.48%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.24%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.48%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 129 (30.86%) Office 365
2 86 (20.57%) Azure
3 40 (9.57%) AWS
4 13 (3.11%) Yammer
5 10 (2.39%) IaaS
5 10 (2.39%) SaaS
6 9 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.91%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.96%) GCP
9 3 (0.72%) PaaS
10 2 (0.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.48%) iTunes
11 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.24%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 119 (28.47%) DNS
2 98 (23.44%) NetScaler
3 94 (22.49%) DHCP
4 68 (16.27%) Firewall
5 40 (9.57%) SAN
6 36 (8.61%) Skype
7 30 (7.18%) TCP/IP
8 25 (5.98%) VLAN
9 17 (4.07%) VSAN
10 16 (3.83%) WAN
11 14 (3.35%) VoIP
12 13 (3.11%) SSL
13 11 (2.63%) Wireless
14 10 (2.39%) LAN
15 8 (1.91%) VPN
15 8 (1.91%) WAAS
16 7 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
17 5 (1.20%) NAS
17 5 (1.20%) Network Security
18 4 (0.96%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (16.51%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 6 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (1.20%) Big Data
7 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.72%) MySQL
8 3 (0.72%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
9 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2017
10 1 (0.24%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (3.83%) MSI
2 12 (2.87%) InstallShield
3 4 (0.96%) WinDbg
4 3 (0.72%) AdminStudio
4 3 (0.72%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
General
1 52 (12.44%) Finance
2 30 (7.18%) Public Sector
3 17 (4.07%) Banking
4 13 (3.11%) Local Government
5 12 (2.87%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.15%) Law
7 5 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.72%) Back Office
9 3 (0.72%) Front Office
9 3 (0.72%) Legal
9 3 (0.72%) Marketing
9 3 (0.72%) Publishing
10 2 (0.48%) Electronics
10 2 (0.48%) Retail
11 1 (0.24%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Police
Job Titles
1 95 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 91 (21.77%) Citrix Engineer
3 51 (12.20%) Analyst
4 47 (11.24%) Support Engineer
5 29 (6.94%) 3rd Line Support
5 29 (6.94%) Windows Engineer
6 26 (6.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 24 (5.74%) Citrix Support
8 22 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (5.02%) Citrix Specialist
10 19 (4.55%) Citrix Analyst
10 19 (4.55%) Desktop Support
11 18 (4.31%) Consultant
11 18 (4.31%) Support Analyst
12 16 (3.83%) IT Engineer
12 16 (3.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 15 (3.59%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (3.35%) Service Analyst
14 14 (3.35%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.63%) 802.1X
2 7 (1.67%) XML
3 6 (1.44%) Middleware
4 5 (1.20%) SAML
5 4 (0.96%) Web Services
6 3 (0.72%) React
7 2 (0.48%) COM
7 2 (0.48%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.48%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.24%) LAMP
8 1 (0.24%) LDAP
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 40 (9.57%) Fat Client
1 40 (9.57%) Thin Client
2 34 (8.13%) PKI
3 32 (7.66%) Data Centre
4 14 (3.35%) Clustering
5 13 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.15%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.91%) Replication
8 7 (1.67%) CMDB
8 7 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.20%) NHS
9 5 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (0.96%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.72%) Cloud Native
11 3 (0.72%) Derivative
11 3 (0.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 3 (0.72%) iPhone
11 3 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 324 (77.51%) Windows
2 176 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 104 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 103 (24.64%) Windows 10
5 86 (20.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (17.70%) Windows 7
7 50 (11.96%) Linux
8 31 (7.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (5.74%) Windows 8
10 18 (4.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (3.59%) VMS
12 14 (3.35%) Android
13 9 (2.15%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (1.20%) Unix
15 4 (0.96%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.96%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.48%) AIX
17 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (25.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 77 (18.42%) ITIL
3 59 (14.11%) Migration
4 36 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
5 32 (7.66%) Application Packaging
6 31 (7.42%) High Availability
7 28 (6.70%) Service Management
8 26 (6.22%) Project Delivery
9 25 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
10 19 (4.55%) ITSM
11 18 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (4.31%) Service Delivery
12 17 (4.07%) Infrastructure Management
13 16 (3.83%) Root Cause Analysis
14 15 (3.59%) Change Management
15 14 (3.35%) Cybersecurity
15 14 (3.35%) Performance Management
16 13 (3.11%) Kalman Filter
16 13 (3.11%) Virtual Environments
17 12 (2.87%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 108 (25.84%) PowerShell
2 51 (12.20%) SQL
3 18 (4.31%) VBScript
4 9 (2.15%) C
5 3 (0.72%) VB
5 3 (0.72%) VBA
6 2 (0.48%) Python
6 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.24%) Perl
Qualifications
1 76 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
1 76 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 59 (14.11%) SC Cleared
3 43 (10.29%) CCA
4 33 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (6.46%) MCSE
6 16 (3.83%) DV Cleared
7 13 (3.11%) MCSA
8 10 (2.39%) Degree
9 8 (1.91%) CCNA
9 8 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.91%) MCITP
10 6 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (1.20%) CCNP
11 5 (1.20%) CESG Certified Professional
11 5 (1.20%) MCP
12 4 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.72%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.13%) SLA
2 5 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.96%) GDPR
3 4 (0.96%) QA
4 2 (0.48%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) PMO
System Software
1 267 (63.88%) Active Directory
2 243 (58.13%) XenDesktop
3 146 (34.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 60 (14.35%) vSphere
5 57 (13.64%) Hyper-V
6 54 (12.92%) VMware ESXi
7 53 (12.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 49 (11.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 32 (7.66%) DFS Replication
10 23 (5.50%) Virtual Machines
11 21 (5.02%) VMware NSX
12 14 (3.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 12 (2.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 12 (2.87%) Terminal Services
13 12 (2.87%) Virtual Desktop
13 12 (2.87%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (1.91%) Xen
15 6 (1.44%) Firmware
15 6 (1.44%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.72%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 143 (34.21%) SCCM
2 40 (9.57%) SCOM
3 22 (5.26%) vRealize
4 19 (4.55%) XenMobile
5 15 (3.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (2.39%) Backup Exec
7 9 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
7 9 (2.15%) vCenter Server
8 8 (1.91%) WSUS
9 7 (1.67%) EMC NetWorker
9 7 (1.67%) PowerCLI
10 6 (1.44%) NetBackup
10 6 (1.44%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
12 4 (0.96%) AirWatch
12 4 (0.96%) Jamf Pro
12 4 (0.96%) Netcool
12 4 (0.96%) Perfmon
12 4 (0.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 4 (0.96%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 400 (95.69%) Citrix
2 219 (52.39%) VMware
3 204 (48.80%) Microsoft
4 80 (19.14%) Ivanti
5 41 (9.81%) Cisco
5 41 (9.81%) NetApp
6 34 (8.13%) Dell
7 31 (7.42%) McAfee
8 22 (5.26%) EMC
8 22 (5.26%) Symantec
9 18 (4.31%) HP
10 15 (3.59%) Apple
10 15 (3.59%) Red Hat
10 15 (3.59%) SolarWinds
11 13 (3.11%) Nimble Storage
12 10 (2.39%) IBM
13 9 (2.15%) Meraki
13 9 (2.15%) Sony
14 8 (1.91%) Oracle
15 7 (1.67%) Lumension